Archive: February, 2010
Drexel overcame a 12-point deficit at James Madison to finish the regular season on an up note, winning 67-64, Saturday. As their reward, the sixth-seeded Dragons will play No. 11 seed James Madison in Friday’s first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament at the Richmond Coliseum.
If they win that first-round game (8:30 p.m.), Drexel (16-15, 11-7 CAA) will play No. 3 seed William & Mary (20-9, 12-6) in Saturday night’s quarterfinals. The top four seeds get byes into the quarters. James Madison finished 12-19, 4-14. Old Dominion (23-8, 15-3) is the top seed.
The Drexel opener will feature a former Saint Joseph’s player (Drexel coach Bruiser Flint) and a former Hawks assistant (JMU coach Matt Brady).
Villanova junior guard Corey Stokes has been cited for public urination.
The incident took place about a mile from campus outside a bar on Lancaster Avenue early Thursday morning, some 4 hours after the Wildcats’ 74-49 win over South Florida at the Pavilion.
Stokes was not arrested, but sources have indicated that he is likely to have to pay a fine.
Each week between now and Selection Sunday, the Daily News will provide its updated field of 65 for the NCAA Tournament.
Dick Jerardi's initial predictions appeared in the Feb. 10 Daily News (click here)
Here is his revised field by conference, with the changes indicated:
Villanova dropped from third to seventh in the latest Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll released today.
Since the last poll, the 22-4 Wildcats lost to Connecticut at the Wachovia Center last Monday and at Pitt on Sunday.
Temple (22-5) is 20th in the poll, up from 21st last week. The Owls last week won at St. Bonaventure and beat Saint Joseph's in overtime at the Palestra.
La Salle senior Yves Mekongo will join fellow seniors Kimmani Barrett and Ruben Guillandeaux on the sidelines.
Mekongo will miss two to four weeks after fracturing the pinky finger on his left hand during practice Monday. He had surgery Friday to repair the fracture.
Mekongo is third on the team in scoring (11.4 ppg.) and rebounding (5.5 rpg.).
La Salle senior Ruben Guillandeaux will miss the remainder of the season with a stress fracture in his right foot, the school announced. He will apply for a medical redshirt at the conclusion of the season.
"Losing a veteran ballhandler and shooter who has played at a high level was a major loss for us,” head coach Dr. John Giannini said. “Ruben’s experience and skill level is difficult to replace.”
Guillandeaux played the first four games of the season, averaging 9.5 points per game and shooting 62 percent from three-point range.