Chris Wilson shook his head slightly. He had just missed a three-pointer from a few steps beyond the arc early in St. Joseph's 71-44 win over Binghamton, and he had good reason to be surprised.

Nearly everything else that left the Hawks' hands in the first half seemed to go in Tuesday afternoon at Hagan Arena.

The Hawks made nine three-pointers on their way to a 39-15 lead at halftime. St. Joseph's (8-4) sank 7 of its first 9 three-point attempts and finished with 14, making nearly 54 percent of its shots from three-point range.

Langston Galloway led the Hawks with 20 points and added seven rebounds. He connected on 6 of 9 three-pointers.

Wilson, who had 13 points, all in the first half, made his first three three-pointers before his long-distance try from beyond NBA range.

"Coach says when you shoot, think it's going in," Wilson said. "So I just thought it was going in."

That wasn't happening much for him earlier in the season. Wilson shot a combined 4 for 16 in back-to-back losses to Temple and Villanova.

He knew that wasn't nearly enough.

"Coach told me this team is going to go as far as their point guard takes them," Wilson said. "As well as I play, that's how good the team is going to be."

During the Hawks' four-game winning streak, their first since 2011, Wilson has scored in double figures in each game. He had a career-high 19 against Boston University on Sunday.

"When you're at the point-guard spot, you're measured by one number: Did your team win or did your team lose?" coach Phil Martelli said.

"Any numbers are a by-product of playing good basketball."

Tuesday, there was plenty of good basketball to go around for the Hawks.

Binghamton had just one two-point field goal in the first half, and it went more than seven minutes without scoring. The Bearcats (3-10) shot 5 for 27 in the first 20 minutes.

The Hawks outrebounded Binghamton, 48-21.

Isaiah Miles came off the bench to score 11 points for St. Joseph's. Former Collingswood High star Karon Waller led the Bearcats with 13.

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