CollegeHoops.net's Preseason High-Major All-America Team is led by Tulsa big man Jerome Jordan, a potential First Round NBA pick. Jordan, along with the likes of Luke Babbitt and Chris Wright, is part of an impressive forward crop in this year's High-Majors. BYU, Illinois State, Memphis, Nevada, and Tulsa are the only schools with multiple players on the list.
2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship
Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, N.J.
Wednesday, March 11
Game 1 - #8 La Salle vs. #9 Saint Louis - 12:00
Game 2 - #5 Saint Joseph's vs. #12 Charlotte - 2:30
Game 3 - #7 Duquesne vs. #10 Massachusetts - 6:30
Game 4 - #6 Richmond vs. #11 St. Bonaventure - 9:00
Tony Gaffney (Sr.), Massachusetts. While others may have scored more points, no player helped his team any greater on both ends of the floor than did Gaffney. For the week, Gaffney averaged a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds per game), and also intimidated opponents by swatting away five shots per outing, including a nine block effort against Boston College. A model of efficiency on the offensive end as well, the senior shot 67% in UMass’ two close defeats.
The Story: The University of Massachusetts has suspended guard Doug Wiggins indefinitely after he was arrested for breaking and entering. Wiggins' involvement in the incident took place off campus in Amherst over the weekend. The police have confirmed the arrest, but not any of the details. Wiggins transferred over the summer from the University of Connecticut where he averaged 6.7 points per game last season in just under 19 minutes for the Huskies.
Preview & Prediction: By Fairway Jay
November 12th, 2008 by Press Release
CARBONDALE, Ill. - Despite opening up a 15-point first half lead, the UMass men's basketball team couldn't hold off a charging Southern Illinois Salukis squad, which used a late 12-0 run to turn a two-point deficit into a 10-point advantage on its way to an 80-73 win on Wednesday night. With the loss, the Minutemen have been eliminated from the 2K Sports Classic, falling one win shy of a return trip to Madison Square Garden where last season's memorable NIT run culminated.
October 28th, 2008 by Press Release
After winning a program-record 30 contests and advancing to the Elite Eight of
the NCAA Tournament, Xavier has been tabbed as the team to beat in the Atlantic
10 men's basketball race, according to a poll of Atlantic 10's head coaches and
media released Tuesday during Basketball Media Day.
October 15th, 2008 by Shawn Siegel