Friday, July 31, 2015

Atlantic 10 This Week

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Temple

 

Thursday vs. Richmond, 7, CBS College

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    La Salle

     

    Saturday vs. George Washington, 7

     

    Saint Joseph's

     

    Wednesday vs. Xavier, 7, CSN

    Sunday at Temple, 4, CSN

     

    GAME OF THE WEEK

     

    Richmond at Temple, Thursday, 7: A lot of the same players who were in the 2010 championship game will play in this game. Tournament positioning and NCAA possibilities are also in play for two veteran teams that are no strangers to big games.

     

    PLAYER TO WATCH

     

    Delroy James, Rhode Island: The 6-8 lefty is among the most versatile players in the league. He is top 10 in scoring (17.6 average), rebounding (7.7) and steals and a tough cover for every team in the league.

     

    BY THE NUMBERS

     

    Richmond is 5-0 on the road in the league. Temple has not lost a home game all season . . . La Salle's Earl Pettis has made 29 consecutive free throws. He has not missed in 2011 . . . League teams that shoot 50 percent or more in a game are a combined 61-6 . . . Xavier's David West won player of the week 14 times. Jameer Nelson (St. Joe's) got it 13 times while Temple's Dionte Christmas won it 10 times. Marcus Camby (UMass) got it nine times.

     

    SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW

     

    St. Bonaventure is one of only four teams in the country that have started the same lineup in every game. The other three are Cleveland State, James Madison and Missouri State.

     

    ETC.

     

    -- Fordham's Chris Gaston entered last week sixth nationally in rebounds. St. Joe's C.J. Aiken was second in blocks. Duquesne's T.J. McConnell was fifth in steals. Gaston is a sophomore. Aiken and McConnell are freshmen.

     

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