Posted tagged ‘Xavier’

Atlantic 10 basketball is having scheduling issues already

May 25, 2012

Via Andy Katz:

The Atlantic 10 will discuss and then likely decide Thursday on how it will schedule with 15 teams next season, according to commissioner Bernadette McGlade. The A-10, which will wrap up spring meetings Thursday, will have 15 schools in the league because VCU left the CAA immediately. Temple and Charlotte don’t leave for the Big East and C-USA, respectively, until 2013. The A-10 will add Butler in the fall of 2013. Xavier coach Chris Mack said one format discussed was to have each team have two partners (four games) and then play the other 10 five home/five road. McGlade said the A-10 has been looking at creative alternatives.

I like that the A-10 is becoming a powerhouse conference but this scheduling seems to be out of sorts. As a Fordham fan this is going to be hard to play VCU and Butler in the future. The talent coming in better live up to the expectations or else they will be in the Patriot League or MAAC. I liked how you would play three teams twice and try to play everyone else one time in your conference. With VCU coming in immediately it causes a problem both for future bids to NCAA Tournament and makes the Duquesne’s and Rhode Island’s turn from 4 win conference teams to 2 win teams…

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Fordham upended by Xavier 67-59 and move to 0-2 in conference play

January 8, 2012

The Sports Cycle’s Donnie Dwyer travels to the Rose Hill Gym to report on the game between Xavier and Fordham. Fordham hasn’t beaten Xavier since 2005 on Kevin Anderson’s dunk. This year was another loss as Xavier’s toughness and physicality lead the Rams to shooting 37% from the field. Branden Frazier had 22 pts in the game and was the leading scorer in the contest. That was Fordham’s 3rd game in 5 days…

Atlantic 10 Pre-Season predictions and awards

October 26, 2010

Preseason Poll (1st place), Total
1 – Temple (19), 350
2 – Xavier (3), 325
3 – Richmond (3), 311
4 – Dayton (1), 310
5 – Rhode Island, 233
6 – Saint Louis, 223
7 – Charlotte, 218
8 – Duquesne, 172
9 – La Salle, 133
10 – George Washington, 130
11 – Massachusetts, 126
12 – Saint Joseph’s, 91
13 – St. Bonaventure, 80
14 – Fordham, 28
 

First Team
Lavoy Allen, Temple
Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
Damian Saunders, Duquesne
Chris Wright, Dayton

Second Team
Juan Fernandez, Temple
Chris Gaston, Fordham
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Delroy James, Rhode Island
Shamari Spears, Charlotte
 

Third Team
Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Cody Ellis, Saint Louis
Chris Johnson, Dayton
Lasan Kromah, George Washington
Aaric Murray, La Salle
 

All-Defensive Team
Lavoy Allen, Temple
Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Dante Jackson, Xavier
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
Damian Saunders, Duquesne
 

All-Rookie Team
C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph’s
Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph’s
Jordan Latham, Xavier
Rob Loe, Saint Louis
Juwan Staten, Dayton

…I think that these standings are perfect for the preseason. They really illustrate what it will look like at the end of the season. Being a Fordham fan, you don’t want to see them being last but it might end up that way. I really think that Temple, Xavier, and Richmond will lead the pack and get an NCAA bid. But there will be some surprises from the St. Louis, Charlotte, and Duquesne at the end of the year. I really like how deep this conference truly can be. They will once again be a multiple bid league and the recruits coming in year after year are becoming bigger and badder. I really like the direction this conference is going in and can see it being up there with the Big East, SEC, and Big Ten. Two players to look out for if you are into NBA stock is Andrew Nicholson and Kevin Anderson. Anderson has star PG potential and could possibly repeat as player of the year. Nicholson is a huge body inside who can block, rebound, and score. He is the leader for the Bonnies this year and his stock will be looked at by his play this upcoming season. Love A-10 basketball and let’s get it started…