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St. Josephs Basketball is located in the state of Pennsylvania.
The history of St. Josephs Basketball from Wikipedia.
The Saint Joseph's Hawks men's basketball team represents Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Its home court is the Hagan Arena. The team's only Final Four appearance in 1961 was removed from the NCAA records due to a gambling scandal.  Through the years they have produced a number of NBA players. Saint Joseph's most bitter rivalry is with the Villanova Wildcats. Other rivals include the Temple Owls, the La Salle Explorers, the Penn Quakers, all of the Big 5.
Men's basketball is the most popular sport at Saint Joseph's University. The Hawks have competed in nineteen NCAA Tournaments and thirteen NIT Tournaments. They have made one Final Four (though their 3rd place finish was later revoked by the NCAA, two Elite Eights, and seven Sweet Sixteens. The team is currently led by coach Phil Martelli. In a remarkable season, the 2003-2004 Saint Joseph's men's basketball team went 27-0 in the regular season. Throughout the school's history, 29 different players have been drafted into the NBA. The Hawks have been ranked 67 times in their history, 41 of which have been in the top 10. In 1981, SJU upset No. 1 DePaul to reach the Sweet 16 and eventually the Elite 8.
Perfect regular season
During the 2003–2004 season, the Saint Joseph's Hawks went undefeated (27–0) during the regular season, The Hawks were led by a backcourt of Jameer Nelson and Delonte West, both of whom were drafted in the 1st round of the 2004 NBA draft. The Hawks ended the regular season with a No. 1 ranking nationally and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. After beating Liberty, Texas Tech and #17 Wake Forest, St. Joe's made it to the East Regional Final in the NCAA tournament. They would lose to #4 Oklahoma State in the last seven seconds of the game. Nelson was named National Player of the Year while coach Phil Martelli was named Coach of the Year. In 2009, the 2004 Hawks were named the best single-season team of the decade by Sports Illustrated.
The Hawks most recently made it to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. During the 2008–2009 season, St. Joe's played its home games at the Palestra while its new home arena was renovated. Saint Joseph's defeated Rider University in its first game at the Wachovia Center. The Hawks then lost to College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts and the University of Texas at the Maui Invitational.
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