Three Atlantic 10 men's basketball teams received bids to the 2008 NCAA Championship Tournament. Xavier, the regular season champ, is a number 3 seed in the West; Temple which won the A-10's automatic bid last night is a number 12 seed in the South; and Saint Joseph's, the A-10 tournament runner-up, is an 11 seed in the East. Congrats to these programs, the schools and their fans.
March 16, 2008
Charlotte, which had rallied for two comeback wins in their previous tourney contests, fell short tonight as the Temple Owls won, 60-45, in the second semifinal of the Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship tournament Friday night at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The Owls will face Saint Joseph's in the A-10 Championship game, Saturday, March 15, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN.
March 14, 2008
Leemire Goldwire canned three treys in the final 3 1/2 minutes to power Charlotte's 12-3 run that gave the 49ers a 69-65 upset win over Massachusetts Thursday evening in an Atlantic 10 Conference Men's Basketball Championship quarterfinal at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.
March 13, 2008
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Massachusetts senior swingman Gary Forbes, who enters this week's Championship tied for the Atlantic 10 lead in scoring, has been tabbed the 2007-08 men's basketball Player of the Year in voting conducted among the Conference's 14 head coaches.
March 10, 2008
Duquesne remained stuck at the winning-season guaranteed 16 wins for the fourth straight game as Charlotte took the Dukes, 89-82, in North Carolina. The good news, Kojo Mensah's scoring improved. The bad news, Shawn James missed the final 10 minutes of the game.
March 2, 2008
The A-10 continues to look like one of the four or five best conferences in college basketball, while one of the sport's true gentlemen and all-around good guys decides these are his last few months on the job. By the way, if you were doubting the validity of Arizona State's status as a viable NCAA tourney candidate . . . you can jump on the bandwagon now.
January 18, 2008
This is the Atlantic 10 Conference's Men's Basketball Notebook for play from January 6, 2008, through January 13, 2008. The league weekly honors go to Brian Roberts of Dayton, Charlotte's Leemire Goldwire and teammate Charles Dewhurst.
January 13, 2008