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RE: UMass Basketball
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1. Saint Louis
2. VCU
3. St. Joe's
4. Temple
5. UMass
6. Butler
7. Dayton
8. La Salle
9. Richmond
10. Xavier
11. St. Bonaventure
12. Charlotte
13. Rhode Island
14. George Washington
15. Fordham
16. Duquesne
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A-10 Media Day
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Preseason Coach's Poll

Saint Joseph's (11)
Saint Louis (10)
VCU (3)
Temple (2)
Massachusetts (2)
Butler (2)
La Salle
Dayton
Xavier
Richmond
St. Bonaventure
Charlotte
George Washington
Fordham
Rhode Island
Duquesne

First Team

Kevin Dillard, Dayton
Chris Gaston, Fordham
Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis
Khalif Wyatt, Temple

Second Team

Rotnei Clarke, Butler
Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Ramon Galloway, La Salle
Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph's
Carl Jones, Saint Joseph's

Third Team

Darien Brothers, Richmond
C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph's
Halil Kanacevic, Saint Joseph's
Scootie Randall, Temple
Juvonte Reddic, VCU

All-Defensive

Roosevelt Jones, Butler
Pierria Henry, Charlotte
C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph's
Jordair Jett, Saint Louis
Briante Weber, VCU

All-Rookie

Kellen Dunham, Butler
Jordan Hare, Rhode Island
Daniel Dingle, Temple
Melvin Johnson, VCU
Semaj Christon, Xavier

http://www.vcuathletics.com/sports/mbkb/...1004xystc8

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MASSACHUSETTS - NONCON FORECAST
MASSACHUSETTS - NONCON FORECAST
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W- NOV. 13 HARVARD
W- Nov. 15 Providence (Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic)
L - Nov. 16 vs. NC State/Penn State (Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic)
W- Nov. 18 at Puerto Rico Tip-Off Classic
W- Nov. 28 at Siena
L - DEC. 1 MIAMI (FLA.)
W - Dec. 4 at Northeastern
W- DEC. 15 ELON
L- DEC. 19 OHIO
W - DEC. 22 EAST CAROLINA
W- Dec. 29 at Northern Illinois
W- Jan. 2 at Miami (Ohio)
W- JAN. 5 EASTERN MICHIGAN

NONCON FORECAST: 10-3
A-10 FORECAST: 11-5
OVERALL PREDICTION: 21-8


The Minutemen do not have an especially strong sked and have to take advantage of all opportunities.

Harvard lost three key players from a terrific team and doesnt have the talent to match UMass in Amherst.

Providence has a trio of excellent wing players, including sophomore senation LaDontae Henton, an All-Rookie Big East pick who originally signed with Dayton. Yet the Friars only have seven scholarship players and UMass should be able to wear them down in Puerto Rico.

NC State is likely next. The Wolfpack are more talented, just as athletic, plenty of size and arguably the best point guard in the ACC. Tall order and I predict a loss, but a win would be huge.

Oklahoma State or Tennessee would probably be next, and in a fitting episode of irony, UMass gets OSU and former Minutemen coach Travis Ford. OSU is young and on the smallish side but they have some talented wings. But Umass HAS to win this game. Karma, man!

Ten days later, Umass travels to Albany for a date with Siena. Tough game historically for A-10 teams, but UMass gets the W.

Back home, Miami and Jim Larranaga visit. The Canes are a senior-dominated team playing for a discipline coach (and a guy Kellogg used to work for). UMass really needs this game for its NCAA profile, but I go conservative and call it a loss.

Northeastern is young and athletic but they like to play at UMass' pace and that is not a good thing. Elon is not talented enough to score a road upset.

Ohio brings back all five starters from a 29-win team including stellar guard DJ Cooper. This is the kind of game an experienced UMass team should win, but I sense a letdown to a very good Bobcats squad. Ohio does have a new coach, but he's the experienced Jim christian (URI grad), back to the MAc after a sojourn to TCU.

East Carolina has some shooters, but the ball-handling is suspect and its big frontcourt has virtually no experience. UMass runs them out of the gym. NIU had 26 losses last season and a big rebuilding job awaits.

Miami Ohio has a good new coach, but he likes to run! i like the Minutemen's chances in this one. Miami has a solid starting rotation but little depth or experience.

Finishing up, UMass faces an Eastern Michigan team that has a bunch of BCS transfers suiting up and a young coach who vastly overachieved in his first season at the helm to win coach of the Year honors in the MAC. This game could be more difficult than it seems, but UMass won't lose twice at home to MAC foes

http://www.basketballforum.com/atlantic-...ecast.html
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THE 2012-13 BASKETBALL
PRESEASON PROSPECTUS

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http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/atl1...pectus.pdf
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Rothstein Files: Atlantic 10 Offseason Notebook


ATLANTIC 10 PRESEASON POWER RANKINGS

1. SAINT LOUIS
THE SKINNY: The Billikens will miss Rick Majerus but they’ve still got all the pieces.

2. ST. JOSEPH’S
THE SKINNY: This will be Phil Martelli’s best team since 2004.

3. TEMPLE
THE SKINNY: There are three constants in life — death, taxes, and Fran Dunphy.

4. VCU
THE SKINNY: “HAVOC” hits the Atlantic 10.

5. UMASS
THE SKINNY: Minutemen could reach NCAA Tournament for the first time in over a decade.


6. LA SALLE
THE SKINNY: Dr. John Giannini has all the requisites for a big time year.

7. BUTLER
THE SKINNY: A deep front court should help the Bulldogs transition to a new conference.

8. RICHMOND
THE SKINNY: Chris Mooney returns his four top scorers from last season.

9. CHARLOTTE
THE SKINNY: Virginia Tech transfer J.T. Thompson is the 49ers’ X-Factor.

10. XAVIER
THE SKINNY: Chris Mack will have five new starters after reaching the Sweet 16.

11. DAYTON
THE SKINNY: Point guard Kevin Dillard is terrific — but who will be his running mate?

12. FORDHAM
THE SKINNY: Tom Pecora finally has a legitimate Atlantic 10 roster.

13. ST. BONAVENTURE
THE SKINNY: The Bonnies are in full transition mode after losing Andrew Nicholson.

14. RHODE ISLAND
THE SKINNY: Danny Hurley will get the Rams to do what his teams always do — overachieve.


15. GEORGE WASHINGTON
THE SKINNY: Villanova transfer Isaiah Armwood should have a big role.

16. DUQUESNE
THE SKINNY: It’s a complete rebuild in year one for Jim Ferry

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/09/10/r...-notebook/
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A-10 signs 8 year TV deal with ESPN, CBS Sports Network, and NBC Sports Network in 2013-2014

"Our commitment to basketball at the highest level has allowed us to leverage our national exposure in the best way possible for the Atlantic 10," stated Bernadette V. McGlade, A-10 Commissioner. "Partnering with ESPN, CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Network for the next eight years is truly a historic moment for the A-10 and its member institutions."

The agreements provide over 192 total basketball exposures, including 146 men's basketball appearances. This includes coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of both the men's and women's basketball championships.

"The Atlantic 10 Conference looks forward to working with three of the very best media companies in the world," said Dr. Steven Knapp, George Washington University President and Chair of the A-10 Council of Presidents. "The conference is committed to academic and athletic excellence, and this media rights agreement will allow us to deliver our message nationwide while showcasing the best in Division I sports competition."

AGREEMENTS FACTS
Terms
Eight-year agreement.
2013-14 athletic season through 2021-22 athletic season.

Finances
Not Disclosed
Provides a significant increase in the Conference’s television rights

Platforms
ESPN, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports Network
Additional Commitments through NBC Sports Network’s Regional Sports Networks

Basketball Regular Season Programming
146 men’s basketball exposures and 46 women’s basketball exposures.
ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU: 14 regular season men’s basketball games; Two women’s basketball games
CBS Sports Network: 25 national men’s basketball games; Eight women’s basketball games
NBC Sports Network: 25 national men’s basketball games; Six women’s basketball games

Basketball Championship Programming
ESPN for men’s and women’s championship finals
CBS Sports Network for men’s and women’s championship semifinals
NBC Sports Network for men’s and women’s championship quarterfinals

Olympic Sports Programming
Provisions of the new agreements provide for national exposure for a variety of Olympic sports events

http://www.atlantic10.com/sports/m-baskb...12aaa.html

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ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU (15 MBB/3 WBB): The Worldwide Leader will carry 14 regular season men’s basketball games, plus the league championship game. The last three years, ESPN has held the rights to the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship Game, but chose to sublicense it CBS. It is unclear if ESPN will continue in this manner or if it will broadcast the game.

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CBS Sports Network (27 MBB/10 WBB): CBS Sports Network will air 25 regular season men’s and eight women’s games, plus the A-10 Tournament Semifinals. Former Virginia Coach Pete Gillen, working for the network during a tournament in Cancun in 2007, once said he wanted to put Joey Rodriguez on a bagel, or something like that. I have no idea what it means, but I hope there’s more of that in our future.

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NBC Sports Network (25*/6*WBB): The artist formerly known as Versus will broadcast 25 men’s and six women’s games on national TV. NBC will also air the A-10 Tournament Quarterfinals on regional networks. For VCU, this means Comcast, which merged with NBC last year. NBC has the option of airing the quarterfinal games nationally on NBC Sports Network.

http://aroundthehorns.wordpress.com/2012...-vcu-a-10/
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Unlimited Possibilities for A-10 Basketball
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Barclays Center Opening Provides Endless Opportunities for Conference


When the announcement of a five-year partnership was made in September of 2011, Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said: "The opportunity to partner with the Barclays Center and bring the Atlantic 10 Basketball Championship to New York has unlimited possibilities. Our teams will compete in the newest, state-of-the-art facility within the Atlantic 10 footprint and the number-one media market in the country."

“Unlimited possibilities” means A-10 teams have the opportunity to play on the largest stage in the world like never before. It means the conference has the chance to grow the annual championship into a must-go event and not just a four-day tournament.

http://www.atlantic10.com/sports/m-baskb...12aab.html
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UMass Opens Puerto Rico Tip-Off In Prime Time Against Providence
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The Massachusetts men's basketball team will open play in the 2012 Puerto Rico Tip-Off against Providence on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. The game will be televised live on ESPNU.

UMass and PC have met 27 previous times with the Friars holding a 22-5 series lead. The teams played at least once every year from 1962-80 with the majority of those contests in the Yankee Conference. PC won the last two games, claiming a 61-60 overtime win in Providence in 1999 and a 85-70 outcome in Amherst in 2000.

The other game in the Minutemen's half of the bracket will see NC State play Penn State at 5 p.m. on ESPN2. The winners will meet on Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. on either ESPN2 or ESPNU, with the losers playing at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3.

Bracket:
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ESPN Tip-Off Marathon
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For the college basketball fan, there aren't many glorious July days, but this one definitely counts: the release of the 2012 ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule, set to take place for all 24 hours (and then some) on Tuesday, Nov. 13. I think you're going to like what's being offered.

First things first. The games are as follows (all times ET):

Midnight: West Virginia at Gonzaga
2 a.m.: Davidson at New Mexico
4 a.m.: Houston Baptist at Hawaii
6 a.m.: Stony Brook at Rider
8 a.m.: Northern Illinois at Valparaiso
10 a.m.: Harvard at Massachusetts
12 p.m.: Temple at Kent State
2 p.m.: Detroit at St. John’s
4 p.m.: Butler at Xavier
7 p.m.: Michigan State vs. Kansas (Champions Classic, Georgia Dome -- Atlanta)
30 minutes following MSU/KU: Duke vs. Kentucky (Champions Classic)

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketbal...le-is-here
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