Monday, January 31, 2011

A10 Update

Not a big week this week in the A10.  No marquee matchups.  Here are a few matchups that at least could be good and will shake up the standings for the tourney... 

Wednesday Games...
Temple at LaSalle
Big five game so it'll be a close one.  Temple needs to continue to take care of the bottom of the league.  Should win.

George Washington at Xavier
GW is decent this could be a trap game for Xavier.  I see Xavier winning but wouldn't be surprised if this is one they slipped up in.

UMASS at St. Louis
UMASS is out to a 5-2 start and need to beat these kind of teams to keep it going.  I see them losing this one.

St. Bonaventure at Dayton
Dayton should roll but who knows.  Both teams are 3-4 and games like this could help in seeding later on.

Saturdays Games...
Rhode Island at Temple
Big game for both teams.  Temple has won 17 straight at home and it is Hooters Birthday so look for Temple to win.  Rhode should be 5-3 coming into this game so they are no pushover.

Duquesne at St. Bonaventure
Duquesne shoots poorly in this one and the Bonnies could capitalize.  I see this being a close one but Duquesne probably pulling it out.

Dayton at LaSalle
Again, Dayton is probably the better team but they can NOT win on the road.  Who knows what happens in this one.  Another one where it will matter in seeding.  Remember, as of last year, teams 5-8 get a home game in the first round of the A10 tourney.

Standings as of today....

Xavier, Duquesne  7-0
Richmond, Temple, UMASS   5-2
Rhode Island, George Washington   4-3
Dayton, St. Bonaventure, LaSalle   3-4
St. Louis   2-5
Charlotte   1-6
Fordham, St. Joseph's   0-7

St. Joes fall is epic.  They are terrible.  No doubt them and Fordham will be left out of the tourney this year.  Right now Xavier, Duquesne, Temple, and Richmond would receive the byes.

In today's bracketology's Temple was a 7 seed in one bracket, and an 8 seed in the other.  Xavier was a 10 seed in one and a six in the other.  Richmond was an 11 seed in one bracket.  Still no love at all for Duquesne.  They will have a chance if they keep taking care of business.

Will check in next week.  February is a boring month for college basketball.  Wake me up when March gets here, which will be soon.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry, George Washington plays at Duquesne on Wednesday, not Xavier. My mistake. Duquesne will win.