This should be a fun thread during the Atlantic 10's 2012-13 non-conference schedule.
In order to qualify for recognition on this thread of shame, an Atlantic 10 team must lose a game to a non-conference team it was favored to beat during the 2012-13 regular seaon.
On Friday November 9th, no favored A10 teams lost.
11/10 A-10 Games - Post # 1
GEORGE WASHINGTON (-3) hosts Youngstown State
Final: Youngstown State 80, GEORGE WASHINGTON 73
Poorer teams are usually poorer shooting teams that struggle to create baskets.
GW lost to Youngstown state for that reason. The Colonials did not generate a lot of easy shot opportunities and when they did, they often missed. Seniors Kromah, Byrnes and Smith were a combined 6-23 and GW shot 27% on treys.
The defense was a problem in the first half, too. Colonials tightened up in the second half but the damage was done. They played catchup the whole way.
I thought Youngstown State was well coached and they played a good game.
Good news for GW is that the team has some talented youngsters who will get better rapidly as the year progresses. Frosh PG Joe McDonald was shaky to start and had five TOs, but he has a college-ready body and looks like a player. He settled down in the second half.
Small forward Patricio Garino was the second leading scorer and top rebounder for the game. He looked like GW's best all round player.
Still, if GW doesnt get more from its seniors it will be a long season.