Here is a quick look around Atlantic 10 men's basketball for Sunday, Jan. 13, including Saturday's six results on today's single game.
ON TAP FOR SUNDAY (1/13)
MASSACHUSETTS Minutemen (10-4, 0-1)
at FORDHAM Rams (5-11, 1-0)
1:00 pm | Rose Hill Gymnasium | YES Network
The 16 A-10 head coaches had their first weekly teleconference Monday. Listen to their thoughts on the conclusion of non-confernece play and the beginning of league play by clicking on the AUDIO ARCHIVE
ON THE TUBE
Sunday, January 13
Massachusetts at Fordham* | 1:00 pm | YES Network
Thursday, January 17
Duquesne at Massachusetts* | 7:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
Saint Joseph’s at VCU* | 9:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
Saturday, January 19
St. Bonaventure at Temple* | 1:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
La Salle at Xavier* | 2:00 pm | TW Cable Sports (Ohio)
Penn at Saint Joseph’s (Palestra) | 5:00 pm | ESPNU
Gonzaga at Butler | 9:00 pm | ESPN
>>he A-10 has four teams with multiple-game winning streaks Two of those , Butler and VCU, each have won 11 straight games. UMass had a seven-game winning streak snapped Thursday by Saint Louis, who in turn lost its nine-game streak Saturday to Temple.
>>The A-10 has two team and three individual statistics in which a member institution leads the nation. VCU is number one in steals and turnover margin and VCU’S Troy Daniels leads the nation in 3-pointers made. Darien Brothers of Richmond leads the nation in 3-point shooting percentage and VCU’s Briante Weber ranks first in steals.
>>There are 11 of 16 Atlantic 10 teams with a .500 or better winning percentage and nine teams with double-digit overall win. Seven of those 11 have winning percentages better than .700, which equal to the Big 10 and more than any other conference except the Big East (10).
>>A-10 teams have played in overtime 10 times, posting a 8-2 record and double overtime is even better. Twice a team has gone to double OT and won both times: Rhode Island over Auburn, 78-72 (11/25) and UR over William & Mary, 86-78 (11/28).
THURSDAY'S (1/10) RESULTS
No. 14 BUTLER 79, DAYTON 73
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Roosevelt Jones scored 16 points on Saturday, and Butler extended its best start in four years, beating Dayton 79-73 for its 11th straight victory despite losing its top scorer to injury.
The Bulldogs (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10) lost guard Rotnei Clarke, who hit the padded backboard support hard after an intentional foul at 8:13 at the first half and was taken off the court on a stretcher. He was moving his legs and gave a thumbs-up sign as he left the court.
The Bulldogs' depth pulled them through against Dayton (10-6, 0-2), which has lost four of its last six and fell to 7-3 on its home court.
The Bulldogs are off to their best start since they won 19 of their first 20 games during the 2008-09 season. It's unclear how long they'll miss Clark3, who averages 17 points and was hurt on an intentional foul at 8:13 of the first half.CHARLOTTE 58, RHODE ISLAND 50
KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) - DeMario Mayfield came off the bench to score 17 points and Willie Clayton had 11 points and 13 rebounds as Charlotte defeated Rhode Island 58-50 Saturday.
The 49ers (14-2, 2-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) used a 20-7 run to erase a seven-point deficit and lead 50-44 with 7 minutes remaining. Rhode Island (5-10, 0-2) had scored the first six points of the second half to go ahead 37-30.
Charlotte outrebounded the Rams 45-25 and held them to 26.9 percent shooting (7 of 26) in the second half after they shot 52.4 percent (11 of 21) in the opening 20 minutes.
Rhode Island took an early 13-5 lead and led 30-23 with 2:16 left in the first half, but the 49ers scored seven of the last eight points before halftime.
Chris Braswell had nine points and four steals for Charlotte.
Mike Powell scored 16 points and Andre Malone 13 for Rhode Island.
LA SALLE 71, RICHMOND 59
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (AP) - Tyrone Garland led four La Salle scorers in double figures with 17 points as the Explorers topped Richmond 71-59 for their first Atlantic 10 Conference win of the season Saturday.
Tyreek Duren added 15 points, Jerrell Wright 12 and Steve Zack 11 for La Salle (11-4, 1-1), which dropped its A-10 opener against Charlotte on Jan. 9.
Kendall Anthony's 13 points led Richmond (11-6, 1-1). Darien Brothers - the Spiders' leading scorer with 15.6 points per game - scored seven points on 2-of-13 shooting, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
La Salle led 33-30 at halftime and used a 6-0 run shortly after intermission for a 41-34 advantage with 16:40 left. The Explorers then went over 4 minutes without a field goal, allowing Richmond to pull within 41-38. La Salle led by between three and nine points until Sam Mills' layup put the Explorers up 63-52 with 1:38 left.
VCU 72, ST. BONAVENTURE 65
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) - Treveon Graham scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds and Troy Daniels added 10 points to lift Virginia Commonwealth to its 11th straight win, 72-65 over St. Bonaventure in Atlantic 10 Conference play Saturday.
Jarred Guest added nine points and Juvonte Reddic tallied eight points and nine rebounds as the forwards powered VCU (14-3, 2-0) to a 35-28 rebounding advantage and a 32-18 edge in points in the paint.
VCU pushed its lead to seven twice in the second half before St. Bonaventure's cut it to 50-47 on Charlon Kloof's layup. The Rams, however, outscored the Bonnies 16-6 over the next 7 1/2 minutes to take a 66-53 lead with 3:46 left.
Demitrius Conger helped St. Boanventure (7-8, 0-2) slice the deficit to six with 1:08 left, but the Bonnies made just one shot the rest of the way.
Conger led St. Bonaventure with 19 points.
XAVIER 71, GEORGE WASHINGTON 56
CINCINNATI (AP) - Semaj Christon and Brad Redford scored 21 points apiece as Xavier dominated George Washington for a 71-56, Atlantic 10 Conference victory Saturday.
The Musketeers (9-6, 2-0) were without point guard Dee Davis, who injured his left wrist in Xavier's previous game with Temple. Redford and Christon picked up the slack in the backcourt, with Redford hitting 7 of 8 3-pointers and Christon adding seven assists. Jeff Robinson scored 14 points while Travis Taylor pulled down 11 rebounds with six points and six assists.
Lasan Kromah was George Washington's lone player in double figures with 12 points. The Colonials (7-8, 1-1) made just 38.6 percent (22 of 57) of their shots and were outrebounded 33-28.
Xavier shot 57.1 percent (28 of 49) from the field and made 8 of 10 3-pointers.
The Musketeers jumped to a 9-2 lead and slowly grew the advantage to 35-20 at halftime.
TEMPLE 64, SAINT LOUIS 54
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Khalif Wyatt netted 24 points and Anthony Lee added a double-double as Temple pulled out a 64-54 win over Saint Louis in Atlantic 10 Conference action Saturday.
Wyatt was 7-of-11 shooting and knocked down 3 of 4 3-pointers. Lee scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.
The Owls (11-4, 1-1) made 47.9 percent (23 of 48) from the field and connected on 5 of 11 3-point attempts.
Rob Loe led the Billikens (12-4, 1-1) with 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range. He added 11 rebounds for his first career double-double. Dwayne Evans added nine points and 13 rebounds.
Saint Louis threatened late, getting within 58-54 on Mike McCall Jr.'s free throws with 38 seconds left. Wyatt hit two foul shots on the ensuing possession, though, and after a Billiken miss, Lee added two more free throws.
SAINT JOSEPH'S 74, DUQUESNE 66
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ronald Roberts Jr. posted his sixth double-double of the season and Saint Joseph's held off Duquesne 74-66 Saturday night in Atlantic 10 Conference action.
Roberts had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks (9-5, 1-1), who have won four of their last five games.
Saint Joseph's led by 11 early, but the Dukes (7-9, 0-2) fought back to tie it at 51 with 9:35 left on Quevyn Winters' 3-pointer. Roberts answered with a three-point play, then Langston Galloway, who led the Hawks with 16 points, added two free throws.
After Duquesne got to 56-55, Papa Ndao and Galloway hit back-to-back 3-pointers.
The Dukes kept threatening, closing to within two points twice, the last time at 66-64 with 2:45 to go. Galloway's back-to-back jumpers and the Hawks' 4-of-8 shooting from the free-throw line sealed it.
Andre Marhold had 13 points and 11 boards for Duquesne, which has lost four straight.