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Release: 12/11/2013
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference


PENN STATE Nittany Lions (7-3)
at DUQUESNE Dukes (3-3)
7:00 pm | CONSOL Energy Center
Atlantic 10 Digital Network

at GEORGE WASHINGTON Colonials (8-1)
7:00 pm | Charles E. Smith Center
CSN Mid-Atlantic/SNY/NESN


>>The A-10 has four teams with eight wins. Only the Big 10 (seven teams) and the PAC-12 (six teams) have more teams with eight or more wins. The Big 12 is equal to the A-10 with four teams.  

>>The Atlantic 10 is one of only five conferences (Big 12, Big East, Big 10, PAC-12) where all of its basketball programs are at .500 or better.

>>UMass is ranked in both polls this week and Dayton cracked the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2009. VCU and George Washington are both receiving votes in both polls this week (Dayton is also getting votes in the AP Poll and Saint Louis is getting Coaches’ Poll votes). La Salle also garnered votes earlier in the season.

>>A-10 teams have registered four wins over ranked teams this season and 10 wins against the big five conferences (ACC, Big 10, Big 12, SEC, PAC-12).

>>The A-10 has seven of its 13 teams in the top 100 of the RPI ratings. UMass is also No. 1 in the RPI currently, VCU is 32, Dayton is No. 34 and GW is 41 and Saint Louis is 44, giving the A-10 (the sixth-rated conference) five Top 50 RPI teams. Only the Big 12 has more Top 50 teams (six) and the SEC is equal to the A-10 with five teams. In addition, both the Sagarin Ratings and the Pomery Ratings have six A-10 teams in their top 100.



HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) - A Travion Leonard layup with 46 seconds remaining tied the score and Fordham made five layups to take the lead and hold off Colgate for a 77-73 victory Tuesday night.

Colgate (4-4) had a 60-52 lead with 8:57 remaining. The Rams (5-3) went on an 18-10 run to tie the score at 70 on Leonard's layup. Fordham finished on four layups by Mandell Thomas, two by Bryan Smith and one by Branden Frazier.

Frazier led the Rams with 27 points and Thomas contributed 18.

The Rams, who made 23 of 27 free throws, won it at the charity stripe as Colgate made only 7 of 12 free throws.

Colgate took at 26-14 lead midway of the first period when Matt McMullen hit a 3-point jumper. The Raiders held a 41-34 advantage at the half.

Austin Tillotson, who had 18 points, led the Raiders. Ethan Jacobs added 14.

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