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Current Scores:
69-65 Xavier over Drexel
58-54 Loyola-Maryland over Rhode Island in OT
67-58 Duke over VCU
72-58 Charlotte over Oral Roberts

Scheduled Games:
Xavier (+3) plays Drexel (DirecTV Classic- Round 2 Loser Bracket/Anaheim) 6 pm ESPNU
Virginia Commonwealth (+6) plays #5 Duke (Battle 4 Atlantis-Semifinal/Bahamas) 7 pm NBC Sports Network
RHODE ISLAND (+2.5) plays Loyola-Maryland (Hall of Fame Tip-Off) 7 pm
Charlotte (-1.5) plays Oral Roberts (Great Alaska Shootout-Semifinal/Anchorage) 1:30 am CBS Sports Network

Atlantic 10 Up to Date Standings:
Charlotte 0-0 5-0
Temple 0-0 2-0
Xavier 0-0 4-1
Richmond 0-0 4-1
Saint Joseph's 0-0 3-1
Dayton 0-0 3-1
La Salle 0-0 2-1
St. Bonaventure 0-0 2-1
Virginia Commonwealth 0-0 3-2
Butler 0-0 3-2
Saint Louis 0-0 2-2
Massachusetts 0-0 2-2
Duquesne 0-0 2-3
George Washington 0-0 1-2
Fordham 0-0 1-4
Rhode Island 0-0 0-5

Overall Non-Con Record: 39-28

*Caps denote home team

4 games for the A-10 on Friday. Xavier takes on Drexel after a disappointing loss to Pacific in the 2nd round of the DirecTV Classic in Anaheim at 6 pm on ESPNU. VCU coming off a huge win over #17 Memphis will look for a 2nd ranked victory in 2 days as they take on #5 Duke in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at 7 pm on NBC Sports Network. Rhode Island is a 2.5 point underdog as they play host to 4-1 Loyola-Maryland at 7 pm as part of the Hall of Fame Tipoff. Finally Charlotte hopes to make it 5-0 as they take on Oral Roberts in the Great Alaska Shootout Semifinal at 11 pm on CBS Sports Network.
 

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I REALLY hope Coach Smart and the boys beat Coach K!
That would move to the top of the a-10 upset pile!

My rank of the upsets fo far would be:

Butler-Carolina
VCU- Memphis
St Joe- ND
 

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I found one line that has Drexel -3. I think X wins this one

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X will beat Drexel.

They are clearly a much different team with the graduation of Samme Givens last year. They have no real low post presence anymore. On top of that losing their most potent outside threat in Chris Fouch handicaps them further.

This is not the same Drexel team as last year. Xavier should romp.
 

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X obviously has some significant challenges this year. I do think they bounce back today after Mack takes them for a short visit to woodshed lkast night. BTW, I was at the game yesterday, possibly the weakest T I have ever seen given a head coach. Ref yells at Mack "we aren't goint to discuss every call". Mack waves his hand at him, saying whatever. Gets T'd up. Never said one word to the ref who T'd him up. There were maybe 200 people at the game, and you could here absolutely everythig being said. Was like an 8th grade game environment, very odd.
 

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I found one line that has Drexel -3. I think X wins this one

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X will beat Drexel.

They are clearly a much different team with the graduation of Samme Givens last year. They have no real low post presence anymore. On top of that losing their most potent outside threat in Chris Fouch handicaps them further.

This is not the same Drexel team as last year. Xavier should romp.
You guys do know X just lost to Pacific yesterday right? I wish I could share your confidence.

Add to that the last time I remember X performing well in an early season tournament was when Dante Jackson hit a half court shot to beat Va Tech and then X beat Memphis in the championship. I hope you guys are right though.
 

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X obviously has some significant challenges this year. I do think they bounce back today after Mack takes them for a short visit to woodshed lkast night. BTW, I was at the game yesterday, possibly the weakest T I have ever seen given a head coach. Ref yells at Mack "we aren't goint to discuss every call". Mack waves his hand at him, saying whatever. Gets T'd up. Never said one word to the ref who T'd him up. There were maybe 200 people at the game, and you could here absolutely everythig being said. Was like an 8th grade game environment, very odd.

Bingo. I rest my point. These games are garbage in these sort of venues. Drexel will give X a hard time.
 

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Bingo. I rest my point. These games are garbage in these sort of venues. Drexel will give X a hard time.
Ya but arent BOTH teams playing in the same venue? Pretty weak to use that as an excuse.

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X will beat Drexel.

They are clearly a much different team with the graduation of Samme Givens last year. They have no real low post presence anymore. On top of that losing their most potent outside threat in Chris Fouch handicaps them further.

This is not the same Drexel team as last year. Xavier should romp.
You were right. I remember 2 points by 44 even though he was the biggest man on the court. He was terrible.

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Loyola-Maryland hits a 3 to tie it. Going overtime. 1st win for the Rams isn't easy even though they are playing well.
 

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URI once again snatches defeat from victory. Gives up a three at the end of regulation and misses a bevy of threes in OT.
 

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the positive in URI loss was the coming out party of Jordan Hare (8 pts 16 rebs 7 blocks)

UGH should be 2-3 UUUUUUGGGGGHHHHHHHHH sorry needed to vent that
 

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We certainly had a chance to get a W for VCU. We missed the front-end of several one-and-ones down the stretch and had the lead down to 4 at one point.

Tough loss but it's nice to know that we can give Duke all they can handle in November. We'll have either #2 Louisville or #13 Missouri tomorrow so we'll see how that goes.
 
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