Nov. 29, 2010
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Richmond's Kevin Anderson and Saint Joseph's Langston Galloway were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Anderson averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists in leading Richmond to a perfect 3-0 week. The senior guard was named MVP of the Chicago Invitational after scoring a season-high 28 points as the Spiders upset No. 8 Purdue 65-54 to claim the tournament title. The win was Richmond's fifth in the last six games against a ranked foe. Anderson now has 30 career 20-point games and has reached double-figures in scoring 90 times in his four-year career at Richmond.
The Atlanta, Ga., native opened the week with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes of action as Richmond defeated Southern. Anderson followed that performance with a 15-point, five assist effort in a semifinal victory over Wright State in the Chicago Invitational. For the week, Anderson shot .436 from the floor and .429 from three-point range. He also put together a 2:1 assist to turnover ratio.
Galloway scored in double-figures in back-to-back games as Saint Joseph's posted a perfect week to up the Hawks' win streak to three straight en route to claiming the Philly Hoop Group Classic title. The freshman guard shot 82.3 (14-17) percent from the floor, 83.3 (5-6) percent from three-point range and was perfect from the free throw line in both attempts to finish the week averaging 17.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
The Baton Rouge, La., native scored a season-best 20 points on 7-for-8 shooting as Saint Joseph's defeated Rutgers to win the Philly Hoop Group Classic title. In 31 minutes of action against the Knights, Galloway also turned in a game-high eight assists while committing just one turnover. In a road victory at Fairfield, Galloway led the Hawks with 15 points connecting on seven of nine shots from the floor. He also collected five rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
Richmond returns to action at Old Dominion on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. (EST), while Saint Joseph's travels to face Drexel on Wednesday in a game shown live on The Comcast Network at 7:00 p.m.
Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll
Delroy James averaged 24.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in leading Rhode Island to a 2-0 week as he became the 50th URI men's basketball player and ninth active player in the A-10 to reach 1,000 career points...Duquesne's Bill Clark shot .533 from the field and .636 from the three-point arc in averaging 17.0 points per game as the Dukes defeated Bowling Green and UMBC...Carl Jones averaged 17.0 points in two wins as the Hawks won for the third game in a row...Xavier's Mark Lyons averaged 19.5 points per game, including scoring a career-high 25 points in a win over Wofford, while shooting 60.9 percent from the field...La Salle's Aaric Murray averaged a double-double last week (14.5 ppg, 11.0 rbg) and was named to the Cancun Challenge All-Tournament team...Chris Wright became the 30th player at Dayton to score at least 1,200 points in his career during the Cincinnati game last week...Charlotte's Jamar Briscoe enjoyed a pair of double-digit games, including his third game of at least 20 points, as the 49ers went 1-1 last week...Chris Gaston of Fordham shot 66.7 percent from the floor and averaged 8.5 rebounds per game...St. Bonaventure's Andrew Nicholson went for 14 points and 11 rebounds in a road loss at Cleveland State.