Dec. 10, 2012
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR MONDAY (12/10)
Southern at Fordham | 7:00 p.m.
- Richmond's Becca Wann and VCU's Jessica Pellechio have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women's Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively.
- Dayton (10-0) halted Michigan State's eight-game winning streak and dealt the Spartans their first loss of the season, 60-53, Saturday at UD Arena. The Flyers, are off to their best start since becoming a D-I program in 1984-85.
- This is the second straight season Duquesne has started 8-1, as the Dukes started last season 10-1. The Dukes' seven-game winning streak ties the second longest in program history - last season DU won eight in a row.
- Richmond's four-game win streak is the Spiders longest since Feb. of last season, and the 104 points scored at UNCG was the most by a UR team since 2004.
- The first edition of the RPI Report was released on Monday and the A-10 was ranked seven among the 32 NCAA Division I conferences and independents. The league is positioned just behind the Big Six. The Big 12, Big Ten and ACC round out the top three. Additionally, seven A-10 squads rank among the top 100 teams, including Dayton (9), Duquesne (31), Saint Joseph's (57), Richmond (68), Temple (73), Charlotte (87) and Xavier (94).
- Dayton is one of just 11 teams nationally that remains perfect on the season. The Flyers, along with SEC members South Carolina and Georgia, top the list with a 10-0 mark. The other eight undefeated teams are: Connecticut (8-0), Duke (8-0), South Florida (8-0), Stanford (8-0), Quinnipiac (7-0), Kansas State (7-0), Colorado (7-0) and Oklahoma State (7-0).
- Dayton is ranked No. 17 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, its highest ranking in program history. The Flyers also achieved their highest ranking in the USA Today Coaches Poll where they are No. 18 as of Dec. 4. Duquesne also received three votes in the AP Poll.
SUNDAY'S (12/9) RESULTS Butler 59, Indiana 56
Junior Daress McClung had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Butler women's basketball team claimed a 59-56 win over Indiana on Sunday. The Bulldogs led by 21 in the first half before holding on for the win. Butler (4-5) will play next Sunday at Northern Kentucky.
Saint Louis 63, Evansville 59
Jacy Bradley scored a game-high and team-season-high 23 points, and Saint Louis overcame a late Evansville charge to defeat the Purple Aces 63-59 Sunday afternoon at the Ford Center. The win was the third road victory of the year for the Billikens (5-5), who last won three road games in a season during the 2009-10 campaign. Saint Louis produced just three road wins in the past two seasons combined.