Monday, November 24, 2008 games of interest

[B][SIZE=2]1:00, [COLOR=Blue]La Salle[/COLOR] vs Valparaiso, Paradise Jam, Saint Thomas, VI
3:00, [COLOR=blue]Saint Joseph’s[/COLOR] vs Texas, Maui Invitational, Maui, HI
7:00, Jacksonville State at [COLOR=blue]Massachusetts[/COLOR]
7:00, [COLOR=blue]Richmond[/COLOR] at Florida Gulf Coast
8:00, Jacksonville at [COLOR=blue]Baylor[/COLOR]
8:00, Winston-Salem State at [COLOR=blue]Wake Forest[/COLOR]
9:00, UNLV at [COLOR=blue]Texas El Paso[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

Saint Joseph’s/Texas on Espn 2 at 3pm…hope Saint Joseph’s can pull it off.

La Salle goes OT again but pulls out a W over Valpo. Thought missed FTs at the end of regulation would get them against like it did against Southern Miss but fortunately not this time as the Explorers win 75-70.

[B][SIZE=2][COLOR=Blue]La Salle 75[/COLOR]
Valparaiso 70

[COLOR=Red]Saint Joseph’s 50[/COLOR]
Texas 68

[COLOR=red]Jacksonville State 75[/COLOR]
Massachusetts 74

[COLOR=blue]Richmond 69[/COLOR]
Florida Gulf Coast 58

Jacksonville 68
[COLOR=blue]Baylor 76[/COLOR]

Winston-Salem State 31
[COLOR=blue]Wake Forest 62[/COLOR]

[COLOR=red]Texas El Paso 67[/COLOR][/SIZE][/B]

That loss has to hurt UMass.

[QUOTE=bleedsgreenandgold;364775]That loss has to hurt UMass.[/QUOTE]

Wow, not the way DK wanted to start things off in his first home game as UMass coach. With the exception of Tony Gaffney, who’s definitely looking All A-10 (averaging 14.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 5.4 bpg and had 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 8 blocks last night), the Minutemen are not looking good.

Jax State went on a 9-2 run to end the game and in the last minute, UMass missed FTs that would have kept them in the lead. That on top of a less than stellar crowd (4,800 in 9,500 seat Mullins Center) and losing to a team that until this past weekend (at Georgia State) hadn’t beaten a non-conference foe on the road in over 5 years! BTW, JSU (located in northeast Alabama near Anniston) is a member of the Ohio Valley. And yes, that one will be a drag on the ol’ RPI. Geez!

If UMass finishes second in conference, Xavier is the only team getting in.