SCHEDULE

LA SALLE

Tuesday: at Penn, 7 p.m.; Saturday: at Richmond, 4 p.m. (CSN)

SAINT JOSEPH'S

Wednesday: at Charlotte, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday: at Penn, 7:30 p.m. (CN8)

TEMPLE

Wednesday: vs. Xavier, 7 p.m. (CN8); Sunday: at Saint Louis, 2 p.m.

GAME OF THE WEEK: Massachusetts at Dayton, 7 p.m., Wednesday. Dayton is off to its best start in over 50 years and has won 13 straight. Umass has given up over 94 points in its last three games, including 98 in a conference-opening loss to St. Joe's on Wednesday.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Dayton's Brian Roberts scored 30 points in a 68-57 overtime win over Saint Louis Saturday. In the Flyers' three wins over ranked teams this season (Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rhode Island), the senior guard averaged over 27 points and five assists. For the year, Roberts is averaging 20.1 points, 4.5 assists and is shooting 50 percent from the floor, 45.8 percent from outside the arc and 87.5 from the line.

BY THE NUMBERS: A closer look at Saint Louis' dismal offensive performance it its 49-20 loss at George Washington Thursday: The Billikens shot 7-for-48 (14.6 percent), including 1-for-19 (5.3 percent) from beyond the arc. Their first field goal came with 11:32 left in the first half, and their first field goal of the second half came with 10:39 left.

SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW: Temple's Dionte Christmas is trying to become just the third player to lead the league in scoring in back-to-back seasons. He is currently second at 20.5 a game, behind Gary Forbes (20.9) of Massachusetts. The other two were John Battle of Rutgers and Earl Belcher of St. Bonnaventure.

ETC: In its first two conference games, La Salle outrebounded Richmond and St. Bonaventure by a total of 97-66 . . . Pat Calathes of St. Joe's and Fordham's Bryant Dunston have registered four straight double-doubles . . . URI junior Jimmy Baron has drained 155 treys in his last 48 games.

- Bob Cooney