Khalif Wyatt, Juvonte Reddic, Mandell Thomas and the A10 Bounce

Courtesy of USA Today Sports
Courtesy of USA Today Sports

All that is good with Atlantic 10 men’s basketball.

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Temple senior Khalif Wyatt and VCU junior Juvonte Reddic its Co-Men’s Basketball Players of the Week and Fordham freshman Mandell Thomas its Rookie of the Week. The awards were announced Monday for games played during the week of Jan. 28 – Feb. 3.

Wyatt averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a 1-1 week for Temple.  He scored a career-high 34 points at Saint Joseph’s while making career best seven 3-pointers (7-of14, .500). The guard from Norristown, Pa. also had a career-high tying seven rebounds along with 19 points in the Owls’win over Richmond.  Wyatt has been the game-high scorer nine times this season and he is averaging 25.1 points per game over last seven outings.

Reddic recorded back-to-back double-doubles in VCU’s two wins and now has four straight double-doubles and five in the past six games. He scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds in the win over Rhode Island, scoring 16 of his 18 in the second half to help the Rams secure a tough road win. He followed that with 11 points and 10 boards against Fordham, grabbing his 500th career rebound. A forward from Winston-Salem, N.C., Reddic grabbed 11 of his 22 rebounds last week off the offensive glass. He also was 15-of-18 at the line for the week, including a 6-for-6 performance at Rhode Island.

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Billikens bury Dayton

ST. LOUIS – If anyone thought Saint Louis would suffer a letdown following its convincing victory over No. 9 Butler, they were sadly mistaken.

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Bonnies receive a boost from Gathers; drop Duquesne 

The Duquesne Dukes entered the Reilly Center holding an eight-game losing streak and were the only team in the Atlantic 10 to still be winless. The Dukes also had not won in the Reilly Center since 2009, making them the perfect recipe to get the Bonnies going.

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La Salle leads wire-to-wire at George Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. – La Salle led for all 40 minutes and held off a late George Washington charge to beat the Colonials, 80-71, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles E. Smith Center. Six players reached double-figures, led by a career-high 15 points from sophomore D.J. Peterson and senior Ramon Galloway.

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Chris Wright to play in D-League All-Star game

NEW YORK – Former University of Dayton standout basketball player Chris Wright has been selected to participate in the 2013 NBA Development League All-Star Game.

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Musketeers win thriller over Dayton

CINCINNATI – The Musketeers sealed the 66-61 victory over the Dayton Flyers late Wednesday night at Cintas Center. Dee Davis scored a team-high 14 points and dished out three assists in the thriller.

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Daniels leads VCU past Fordham

Senior Troy Daniels scored 21 of his game-high 29 points in the second half to lead VCU to a 81-65 win during Homecoming Weekend in Richmond. Daniels knocked down seven three-pointers on the night, marking the fifth time this year he has hit seven or more treys in a game. Junior Juvonte Reddic posted his fourth straight double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore Treveon Graham scored in double-figures for the 16th straight game with 15 points on the night.

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Five Spiders in double figures as Richmond takes thriller from Xavier

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. The Richmond men’s basketball team had five players score in double-figures as the Spiders edged Xavier, 73-71, Saturday at the Robins Center.

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Billikens dismantle Butler

ST. LOUIS (AP) Up 17 points late in the first half, Saint Louis only intensified the pressure. Never a time to let up against No. 9 Butler.

“We were just thinking `Step on it. Make the lead go bigger,” guard Jordair Jett said. “That’s how we play.”

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Williams pushes UMass past La Salle

PHILADELPHIA – Chaz Williams hit a running layup with 8.0 seconds left andRaphiael Putney finished with 17 points as Massachusetts defeated La Salle, 61-60, to snap a four-game losing skid at Tom Gola Arena.

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49ers top UMass

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Behind balance scoring, the Charlotte 49ers (17-4, A-10: 5-2) defeated the Massachusetts Minutemen (14-6, A-10: 4-3) in front a of sold out homecoming crowd in Halton Arena.

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A-10 featured on Sirius XM Radio

Multiple Atlantic 10 personnel were featured on SiriusXM Radio college sports shows last week.

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Carl Jones named Big 5 Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s guard Carl Jones was named the Philadelphia Big 5 Player of the Week for February 4 after helping the Hawks to two wins last week. It is the second time this season that he has earned a Big 5 honor.

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Wyatt scores career-high in heart-breaking loss at St. Joseph’s

PHILADELPHIA Senior guard Khalif Wyatt was a one-man show for Temple, setting career highs in three-pointers (7) and points (34), but it was not enough to overcome a balanced Saint Joseph’s attack in a 70-69 loss at Hagan Arena Saturday.  The Owls fall to 14-7, 3-4 in Atlantic 10 play and 2-1 in Big 5 play while the Hawks improved to 13-7, 4-3, 2-1.

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Tempo Tuesday: Halfway to Brooklyn

We are halfway home in the Atlantic 10 schedule. The tournament in Brooklyn draws nearer each day. Early leaders VCU and Butler are now challenged by St. Louis, while Charlotte and Xavier remain in strong contention. Once again, numbers are courtesy of statsheet.com. Teams are grouped in order of efficiency margin.

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