Dec. 4, 2012
A quick look at Atlantic 10 men's basketball for Tuesday, Dec. 4
ON TAP FOR TUESDAY (12/4)
Massachusetts at Northeastern | 7:00 pm
Richmond at Old Dominion | 7:00 pm | NBC SN
Fordham at Lehigh | 7:00 pm
Saint Joseph's at Coppin State | 7:30 pm
George Washington at Bradley | 8:00 pm
Siena at St. Bonaventure | 9:00 pm | NBC SN
ON THE TUBE
Tuesday, December 4
Richmond at Old Dominion | 7:00 pm | NBC Sports Network
Siena at St. Bonaventure | 9:00 pm | NBC Sports Network
Wednesday, December 5
IUPUI at Butler | 7:00 pm | MyIndy-TV23
Duquesne vs. Pittsburgh (CONSOL Energy Center) | 7:00 pm | ESPN3
Charlotte at Davidson | 8:00 pm | ESPN3
North Texas at Saint Louis | 8:00 pm | FOX Sports Midwest
Penn State at La Salle (Palestra) | 9:00 pm | NBC Sport Network
Dayton at Alabama | 9:00 pm | CSS
Temple at Villanova | 9:00 pm | ESPN2
Thursday, December 6
Rhode Island at Providence | 7:00 pm | Ocean State Networks
Vanderbilt at Xavier | 7:30 pm | ESPN2/U
Friday, December 7
VCU at Old Dominion | 9:00 pm | NBC SN
>>The Atlantic 10 is mourning the loss of Saint Louis coach Rick Majerus, who passed away on Saturday. Commissioner Bernadette McGlade issued the following statement on Majerus' passing: "The entire Atlantic 10 family is grieving tonight over the loss of coach Majerus. His undeniable knowledge and love of the game was known to all, and he was an excellent teacher committed to the student-athlete. This passion made his impact on A-10 basketball over the past five years immeasurable. He will be missed at Saint Louis , within the A-10 and nationally; our prayers and condolences are with coach Majerus' family and the Saint Louis University community."
Charlotte is off to the best start in school history after beating East Carolina 76-64 on Saturday. The 49ers are 7-0 after beating the Pirates, who were also undefeawted entering the game. Additionally, Temple is 5-0, the Owls best start since 1987-88, when the team started 14-0, finished 32-2 and advanced to the Elite Eight as a No. 1 seed.
>>Xavier beat Purdue (63-57) and Richmond beat Wake Forest (62-60) Saturday, giving the A-10 two more wins over "big six" programs, bringing the season total to 10. Last year, the A-10 picked up 28 victories versus big six schools, including three postseason victories.
>>Polling always comes to the forefront in an election year, and this year the A-10 has six teams, including the two newcomers, that have received votes in the AP and ESPN/USA TODAY Coaches Polls. Butler, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis, Temple, VCU and Xavier have all gotten votes in both polls.
SUNDAY'S (12/2) RESULTS
SAINT LOUIS 62, VALPARAISO 49 | HIGHLIGHTS
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dwayne Evans scored 17 points to lead Saint Louis to a 62-49 win over Valparaiso on Sunday, less than 24 hours after the death of former coach Rick Majerus.
Jordair Jett added 14 points for Saint Louis (4-3). Mike McCall Jr. had 10 points.
Majerus, 64, died from heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital on Saturday. He compiled a 517-216 record with just one losing season in a 25-year career that included Ball State, Utah and Marquette. Last season, he guided Saint Louis to its first NCAA tournament in 12 years. The Billikens upset Memphis before losing to Michigan State.
Majerus, who had a history of heart problems, was given a leave of absence due to health issues in August. On Nov. 19, the school announced he would not return. The Milwaukee native was hired at Saint Louis on April 30, 2007.
Ryan Broekhoff, Kevin Van Wijk and Matt Kenney had 10 points each for Valparaiso (5-2).
GEORGE WASHINGTON 67, MANHATTAN 55 | POSTGAME
WASHINGTON (AP) - Isaiah Armwood scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, and George Washington overcame 23 turnovers to beat Manhattan 67-55 Sunday in the opening game of the BB&T Classic.
Armwood, a senior forward, went 8 for 12 from the field and made all seven of his free throws for the Colonials (4-3), who have won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
RaShawn Stores had 11 points and six rebounds for the Jaspers (2-4). The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference school went 1-2 in a three-game stretch against Atlantic 10 opponents.
Manhattan's George Beamon, averaging 19.3 points entering the game, shot 3 for 13 from the field and finished with nine points. He missed a breakaway dunk with 2:06 to play that would have cut the deficit to four after a GW turnover.
The game was tied at 32 at halftime, and neither team led by double digits until GW closed the game with a 15-6 run. The Colonials went 10 for 11 from the free-throw line over the final four minutes of a foul-heavy game.
Manhattan committed 24 fouls and had three players foul out. GW was whistled for 19 and had one player disqualified.
Lasan Kromah added 18 points for the Colonials. Patricio Garino had 10.
For the second straight season, George Washington's coaches and players took the subway to the Verizon Center for the BB&T Classic, located four stops away from the Colonials' Foggy Bottom campus.