Thursday, March 12, 2009


Xavier spanked St. Louis 66-47 earlier today. They will meet Temple tomorrow night for a spot in the A10 championship game. CJ Anderson played very good today. I have been critical of him in the past but today he made great decisions with the ball. Fifteen points on 6-8 shooting to go along with five assists and four rebounds for CJ. He apparently has some back pain issues as alluded to on the telecast. This is the time of the year everybody is dealing with some ailment it seems. BJ Raymond led all scorers for X with 18 points.

Seven turnovers for the game is a stat I would like to see for the rest of March. Holloway played with confidence today. The story of the game was rebounding. Xavier won that battle 32-18. Add Majerus to the list of coaches who said 'NIT or nothing'. For the record I don't think they have a chance. I like Rick's reasons however. He proclaimed his team has lost too much class time and is too tired and beat up. Something tells me the CBI and other new post season tournament aren't going to be around long.

Temple beat St. Joes and tomorrow should be a great game. The first matchup at Cintas was very entertaining. Dionte Christmas is a dangerous one. He has led the A10 in scoring for three years in a row. I believe the first ever to do so. I just finished watching Duquesne squelch Rhode Island's chances of an at large bid. The Rams should get an invite to the NIT. It is Duquesne's first trip to the semifinals since 1994. In a few minutes Dayton will take on Richmond to determine the final spot in the semis.

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