Jan. 9, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR WEDNESDAY (1/9)
Saint Louis at SEMO | 7:30PM
LOOKING AHEAD TO THE WEEKEND
Saturday, January 12
*#22/17 Dayton at Butler | 12:00PM
*George Washington at Massachusetts | 2:00PM
*Richmond at Saint Joseph’s | 2:00PM
*Rhode Island at La Salle | 4:30PM
*VCU at Saint Louis | 8:00PM
Sunday, January 13
*Temple at St. Bonaventure | 1:00PM
*Duquesne at Xavier | 2:00PM
*Fordham at Charlotte | CBS Sports Network | 2:00PM
*denotes A-10 Conference game
- Saint Louis (6-8) concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule tonight, when the Billikens take on Southeast Missouri State (7-8) in Cape Girardeau. Tip time at the Show Me Center is 7:30 p.m. ET.
- With only two non-conference games remaining this season (Saint Louis at SEMO 1/9; Temple at Penn 1/26), the Atlantic 10 has posted a 117-107 (.522) record against non-league foes.
- The Atlantic 10 will kick off its 31st season of conference play this weekend, as A-10 newcomer Butler hosts reigning league Champion Dayton at the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, Jan. 12. George Washington, under the direction of rookie head coach Jonathan Tsipis, will play at Massachusetts, while Saint Joseph's hosts Richmond, and Saint Louis behind new head coach Lisa Stone welcomes first-year member VCU with head coach Marlene Stollings to Chaifetz Arena. Rhode Island and La Salle will round out opening day action at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, Pa.
- For the eighth consecutive week the University of Dayton women’s basketball team is ranked in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Following a bye week, the Flyers (12-1) stayed at No. 22 in the AP Top 25 with 225 votes, improving upon the 177 last week. UD moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll to No. 17 with 241 votes.
- Butler's Daress McClung and Fordham's Samantha Clark each picked up their second Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball weekly citation on Monday. McClung was named Player of the Week and Clark was honored as the A-10’s top rookie. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Dec. 31 - Jan. 6.
- The A-10 remains eighth in the latest RPI Report released on Monday, Jan. 7. The Flyers continue to pace the league, coming it at No. 10 among the nation’s top teams, while five additional teams are ranked among the top 100 – Duquesne (43), Saint Joseph’s (60), Richmond (66), Charlotte (79) and temple (82).
MONDAY’S (1/7) RESULTS
Richmond 67, La Salle 62
Richmond used a late run to clip La Salle, 67-62 in its non-conference finale Monday night. Because of the number of teams in the league this year, Richmond and La Salle do not face each other in the A-10 regular season. The league office agreed the two teams could play in non-conference action. Richmond won its third-straight and improved to 10-6 while La Salle fell to 5-10.
Temple 68, Western Michigan 41
Dominating in the paint from start to finish, Temple women’s basketball snapped its losing streak in convincing fashion with a 68-41 win over Western Michigan (4-9). Victoria Macaulay’s 22 points led four Owls who scored in double figures, along with Tyonna Williams who notched a double-double with 13 points and a career-high 12 assists. Temple (6-8) outscored the Broncos 42-8 in the paint, and at one point in the second half the Owls were outscoring Western Michigan 24-5.