Jan. 26, 2013
A quick look around Atlantic 10 men's basketball Saturday, with seven games on tap, all of which are conference matchups and all of which are televised.
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ON TAP FOR SATURDAY (1/26)
RHODE ISLAND Rams (6-11, 1-3)
at FORDHAM Rams (5-14, 1-3)
1:00 pm | Rose Hill Gymnasium | YES Network
Series: Rhody leads 34-23
Gamenote: Last year the teams split, with Fordham snapping URI’s eight-game series win streak at Rose Hill. Rhody picked up the return game and has won nine of their last 10 .
CHARLOTTE 49ers (16-3, 4-1)
at GEORGE WASHINGTON Colonials (9-9, 3-2)
2:00 pm | Smith Center | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Series: GW leads 14-11
Gamenote: The teams split last season, with GW winning the first matchup and the Niners picking up the second, ending a four-game series slide. GW has a 9-2 home record versus Charlotte.
Duquesne Dukes (7-12, 0-5)
at DAYTON Flyers (11-7, 1-3)
4:00 pm | UD Arena | TW SportsChannel (Ohio)/ROOT Sports
Series: Dayton leads 45-21
Gamenote: Duquesne lost 16 in a row to UD from 1997-2004, but is 7-7 against the Flyers in the past 14 games. Dayton holds a 4-3 advantage in the past seven games played at UD Arena.
Saint Louis Billikens (13-5, 2-2)
at ST. BONAVENTURE Bonnies (9-9, 2-3)
4:00 pm | Reilly Center | TW SportsChannel (NY)/FOX Midwest+
Series: SLU leads 8-4
Gamenote: Bona has won four of the last six meetings against the Billikens. The Bonnies are 3-0 all-time against Saint Louis in the Reilly Center, with each of the wins coming since 2007.
TEMPLE Owls (13-5, 2-2)
at No. 9/9 BUTLER Bulldogs (16-3, 3-1)
6:00 pm | Hinkle Fieldhouse | ESPN2
Series: First Meeting
Gamenote: Butler senior standout Rotnei Clarke, who has been recovering from a neck injury, has been cleared to play Saturday. This is the first meeting between the two storied programs.
XAVIER Musketeers (11-7, 4-1)
at ST. JOSEPH’S Hawks (10-7, 1-3)
6:00 pm | Hagan Arena | CBS Sports Network
Series: Xavier leads 17-11
Gamenote: SJU has lost four in a row to Xavier. The last Hawks wins came in 2007-08, when SJU defeated the ranked Musketeers twice in a week - (regular-season finale/A-10 Semifinals.
LA SALLE Explorers (13-5, 3-2)
at No. 19/16 VCU Rams (16-4, 4-1)
8:00 pm | Siegel Center | CBS Sports Network
Series: VCU leads the series 3-0
Gamenote: VCU has won all three previous meeting, dating back to the 1983 NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C. The last meeting came in 2004, Dr. John Giannini’s first season.
The 16 A-10 head coaches had their third weekly teleconference Monday. Listen to their thoughts on the first week of league play by clicking on the AUDIO ARCHIVE
. The A-10 had a busy week last week with several thrilling finishes, catch the HIGHLIGHTS
ON THE TUBE
Saturday, January 26
Rhode Island at Fordham* | 1:00 pm | YES Network
Charlotte at George Washington* | 2:00 pm | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Duquesne at Dayton* | 4:00 pm | TWCS (Ohio)/ROOT Sports
Saint Louis at St. Bonaventure* | 4:00 pm | TWCS (Upstate NY)/FOX MW+
Temple at Butler* | 6:00 pm | ESPN2
Xavier at Saint Joseph’s* | 6:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
La Salle at VCU* | 8:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
Wednesday, January 30
VCU at Rhode Island* | 7:00 pm | Ocean State Networks/CBS 6.3
Dayton at Xavier* | 9:00 pm | CBS Sports Network
>>Atlantic 10 teams have taken down nine ranked opponents so far this season. Most notable was Butler’s overtime win over No. 1 Indiana and the Bulldogs’ buzzer-beating victory against No. 8 Gonzaga. Temple’s victory of No. 3 Syracuse. Saint Joseph’s began with an overtime win over No. 20 Notre Dame. Butler also got a win over No. 9 North Carolina, VCU defeated No. 19 Memphis and Saint Louis beat No. 20 New Mexico. La Salle also beat No. 9 Butler Wednesday in a one-point affair and Richmond beat No. 19/16 VCU in an overtime game Thursday.
>>The U.S. Basketball Writers Association selected Butler’s Roosevelt Jones as its Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week for games ending the week of Sunday, Jan. 20. Jones buzzer-beater gave the Bulldogs a 64-63 win over No. 8 Gonzaga on national TV with “College GameDay” on hand.
>>A-10 teams have played in non-conference overtime games 10 times, posting a 8-2 record. Double overtime is even better for Atlantic 10 teams. 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). There have been two overtime games in Conference play and they have been instant classics -- VCU’s 92-86 win last Thursday over Saint Joseph’s and Richmond’s 86-74 overtime win versus VCU.
THURSDAY'S (1/24) RESULTS
RICHMOND 86, VCU 74 | RICHMOND HIGHLIGHTS | VCU HIGHLIGHTS | COACH MOONEY POSTGAME | RICHMOND PLAYERS POSTGAME
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Kendall Anthony scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and Darien Brothers hit two huge 3-pointers Thursday night as Richmond ended No. 19 VCU's 13-game winning streak, 86-74 in overtime.
Brothers had 18 points and Cedrick Lindsay 13 as the Spiders (13-7, 3-2 Atlantic 10) won for only the second time in their last nine meetings with the Rams. Richmond hit 12 3-pointers with Anthony making five and Brothers four, including one with 1.5 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime, and another to clinch it with 1:35 to play in OT.
Juvonte Reddic had 20 points and 10 rebounds and Treveon Graham had 15 points, all after halftime, and 10 rebounds for VCU (16-4, 4-1), which never got its ball-hawking havoc defense unleashed against the steady Spiders.
Both teams finished with 13 turnovers and scored 17 off their takeaways.