A-10 Notebook + POTWs for 2/24/08

La Salle’s Darnell Harris is making a case for All All-10 and UR’s Kevin Anderson is looking more and more like the league’s Rookie of the Year.

Darnell Harris - La Salle
Senior, Guard, 6-1, 165 lbs.
Baltimore, Md./St. Francis HS

Harris averaged 23.5 points and shot 13-of-25 from three point range in leading La Salle to wins over Saint Joseph’s (90-89) on Feb. 18 and Dayton (81-78, OT) on Feb. 21…scored 21 points on 7-of-12 shooting and added four assists versus the Hawks…tied his career high with eight three-pointers against Dayton…did not commit a turnover in 73 minutes of action.

Chris Lowe - Massachusetts
Junior, Guard, 6-0, 160 lbs.
Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon HS

Lowe registered a pair of double-doubles and averaged 17 points and 11.5 assists in two victories…scored 13 points and dished out a career-high 13 assists in the Minutemen’s 88-77 win over Saint Louis on Feb. 17…scored 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and added ten assists on Feb. 21 as UMass downed Rhode Island, 98-91…added eight rebounds and three steals.

Kevin Anderson - Richmond
Freshman, Guard, 5-11, 165 lbs.
Duluth, Ga./Peachtree Ridge HS

Anderson earns his second consecutive A-10 Rookie of the Week award and fourth of the season after averaging 15.5 points and four boards in a pair of contests…scored 19 points on Feb. 20 as the Spiders edged Charlotte in overtime, 79-76…scored a team-high 12 points and added five rebounds in Richmond’s 59-53 setback at George Washington on Feb. 23…added four steals and three assists.

WEEKLY HONOR ROLL: Charlotte junior forward Lamont Mack averaged 20.7 points and 5.3 rebounds over three contests, while freshman forward An’Juan Wilderness averaged 11.7 points and three rebounds.

TOP BILLING: Charlotte head coach Bobby Lutz became the program’s all-time leader in victories (183) on Feb. 23 as the 49ers downed Saint Louis, 81-64. The previous record was held by Jeff Mullins, who led the program from 1986-96. Lutz served as an assistant coach under Mullins in 1996 before taking over the program in 1999.

Atlantic10.com: A-10 Notebook - Feb. 24

Well, neither player of the week played against us, but the rookie of the week did…

Interesting piece on X’s defense…

Cincinnati.com: No. 9 XU doing it with ‘D’

More from Dow on X’s defense and, in particular, he refers to the charge called on Lee at the end of the Charlotte-Xavier game.

Cincinnati.com: Charging forward

One of the referees walked toward half court and emphatically signaled a charge on Goldwire. No basket. Momentum back to Xavier, which went on to outscore Charlotte 4-2 the rest of the game.

It was the single biggest play of Xavier’s A-10 season, and it occurred because Miller realized in December that with Brandon Cole’s graduation after last season, the Musketeers were far less disposed to drawing momentum-swinging charges.

It’s a good thing Miller worked on how to get referees to make bad calls at the end of the game back in Dec. They must have watched tape from the end of Duke games to learn the proper diving back after light contact from a player jumping to the side. :rolleyes:

I still can’t get over how bad that call was (and a home game too). X is a very good team, but they’ve been getting a number of lucky breaks lately. Wonder if that will continue.

Who knows if UD’s Chris Wright will return this season…

DaytonDailyNews.com: Wright still ailing; no timetable set for forward’s return