Five Games on the #A10WBB Slate for Saturday
#A10WBB Daily Dose | Saturday, January 11, 2014
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What’s on Tap
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Massachusetts at La Salle | 1:00 | Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
Duquesne at Saint Louis | 2:00 | Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
Richmond at Fordham | 2:00 | Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
George Mason at Rhode Island | 2:00| Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
St. Bonaventure at Dayton | 5:00| Watch Live – A-10 Digital Network
Wednesday, January 8 | Click Here for Game Recaps
Duquesne 65, Fordham 61
La Salle 63, VCU 58
Saint Joseph’s 72, Rhode Island 35
George Washington 84, Saint Louis 61
St. Bonaventure 55, Richmond 43
Dayton 91, George Mason 64
#A10WBB News & Notes
>The A-10 has six teams ranked in the top-100 of the RPI report. Saint Joseph’s is currently 10, Dayton is 47, while Fordham is 50 . The A-10 as a whole is ranked ninth among conferences.
>Dayton is on a six-game winning streak, including five-consecutive wins to close out the non-conference portion of its season and a 91-64 win over A-10 newcomer George Mason in the Flyers’ conference opener on Jan. 8. Dayton registered a 112-85 victory over the Wright State Raiders Thursday, Jan. 2 at UD Arena. Dayton topped the 100-point mark for the second-straight game, also defeating Central Michigan at UD Arena, 102-89 on Dec. 30. It marked the first time since 2009-10 that Dayton scored 100 points twice in one season. It’s the first time, since UD became a Division I program in 1984-85, that the Flyers scored 100 points in back-to-back games.
>George Washington outscored Atlantic 10 rival Saint Louis by 24 points in the second half as the Colonials won their eighth straight game, 84-61, on Wednesday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center. GW improves to 12-4 overall, its best start since 2007-08, and moves to 3-0 in A-10 play for the first time since 2006-07. The Colonials’ eight-game win streak is their longest since taking nine straight from Dec. 1, 2007-Jan. 16, 2008.
>La Salle continued its impressive streak, winning its fifth in the last six games with a 63-58 upset of VCU at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday night in the Atlantic 10 home opener. The Explorers’ 8-7 record is the best through 15 games in Head Coach Jeff Williams’ tenure and is the best since the 2008-09 squad went 9-6 through its first 15. The Explorers also start the Atlantic 10 season at 3-0 for the second time in the past three years, also going 3-0 at the start of the 2011-12 season.
>Dayton and VCU are both receiving votes in this week’s USA Today Coaches Poll. The Flyers have won six in a row to improve to 8-4, while the Rams are off to their best start in 40 years with a 14-2 mark.