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Saint Joseph's and VCU to Square Off on National TV on Sunday

Release: 01/12/2014
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Courtesy: Atlantic 10 Conference

#A10WBB Daily Dose | Sunday, January 12, 2014
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Sunday, January 12

Saint Joseph’s at VCU  | 5:00 | CBSSN | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder

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Dayton 79, St. Bonaventure 53

Duquesne 59, Saint Louis 47

Fordham 70, Richmond 59

Rhode Island 59, George Mason 40

La Salle 78, UMass 51

#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.

The Duquesne women’s basketball team recorded its 500th program victory after defeating Saint Louis on Saturday afternoon 59-47. Wumi Agunbiade led the Dukes with a double-double of game-highs 17 points and 10 rebounds. She was a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line. April Robinson scored 11 and Raegan Moore 10 for Duquesne who improve to 11-6 overall and 3-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

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.

The La Salle women’s basketball squad continued to roll on Saturday, defeating Massachusetts 78-41 behind a career-high 23 points from Micahya Owens. The 37-point margin of victory is the largest since the 1997-98 squad toppled Rhode Island by 37 in an 81-44 decision. The win moves the Explorers to 4-0 in Atlantic 10 play, the first time the program has started league play with a 4-0 record since La Salle joined the A-10 in the 1995-96 season. They improve their overall record to 9-7, the best record through 16 games since the 2008-09 squad also went 9-7 through 16.

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.

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