Atlantic 10 RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rhode Island forward Hassan Martin out indefinitely with quad injury

    Providence Journal "For the second time in as many seasons, Hassan Martin could be facing an extended stretch on the sidelines. The University of Rhode Island forward will miss Tuesday night's game against Old Dominion and is sidelined indefinitely, The Journal has learned. Martin suffered an undisclosed right leg..." December 06

  • No. 1 Villanova tops La Salle in Big 5 game

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Villanova continues to insist that it won't be fazed by its No. 1 national ranking. Playing its first game since moving up to the top spot in the country one day earlier, the Wildcats fended off pesky Big 5 rival La Salle 89-79 Tuesday night at the Palestra. It was far..." December 06

  • Florida State rolls to easy win over George Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Florida State jumped out to a big first-half lead and cruised the rest of the way to knock off George Washington 67-48 at the BB&T Classic in Washington on Sunday. Guards Xavier Rathan-Mayes and C.J. Walker led Florida State (7-1) with 11 points apiece. Forward Kevin Marfo led George..." December 04

  • Collins leads Wake Forest past Richmond

    The Sports Xchange "John Collins scored 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Wake Forest never trailed in a 75-67 victory over Richmond on Saturday at the Robins Center in Richmond, Va. The Demon Deacons (6-2) avenged a loss from last season, aided by a 45-31 edge in rebounding. Austin Arians' 15..." December 03

  • Illinois survives slow start to beat VCU

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois shrugged off horrendous shooting during the opening 10 minutes to prevail 64-46 over Virginia Commonwealth in Hoophall Miami Invitational play on Saturday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. Sophomore power forward Leron Black, making his first start of the year, posted a..." December 03

  • Providence continues domination of No. 21 Rhode Island

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Ed Cooley's unbeaten streak lives to see another day, thanks in large part to Jalen Lindsey. Lindsey's jumper with 43 seconds remaining provided the breathing room Providence needed to upset in-state rival and 21st-ranked Rhode Island 63-60 on Saturday. "I thought..." December 03

  • Kansas State clubs Saint Louis 84-53

    The Sports Xchange "Kansas State used big contributions from St. Louis-area natives to defeat Saint Louis University 84-53 on Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. D.J. Johnson, a senior from Parkway North in St. Louis, led the Wildcats with 21 points on 10-of-11 shooting from the field and 10..." December 03

  • Duquesne knocks of Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Emile Blackman scored 21 points and reached a career milestone, and Duquesne knocked off the Pittsburgh Panthers 64-55 Friday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. Blackman reached 1,000 points for his career and led the Dukes to a second-half comeback. Junior forward Eric..." December 02

  • Peters pours in 27, Valparaiso stuns No. 21 URI

    The Sports Xchange "Matt Lottich scored the first signature victory of his Valparaiso coaching career and his players scored a signature win for the program Tuesday night. It had been 18 years since Valparaiso defeated Mississippi State in the 1998 NCAA Tournament. Tuesday, on the 40th try since against a..." November 29

  • Terrapins outlast Spiders in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble scored a season-high 29 points to help Maryland beat Richmond 88-82 in overtime Friday night in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Anthony Cowan had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists for Maryland (6-0). Justin Jackson had 16 points and seven rebounds. Kevin..." November 26

  • Cline, Richmond get consolation with victory over BC

    The Sports Xchange "T.J. Cline scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Richmond broke open a close game in the second half to post a 67-54 victory over Boston College in the consolation game of the Barclay's Center Classic in Brooklyn on Saturday night. Cline, whose mother -- Naismith Hall of Famer Nancy..." November 26

  • Watson leads Nebraska over Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore point guard Glynn Watson Jr.'s pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds left erased Dayton's only lead and gave Nebraska an 80-78 victory in a Wooden Legacy quarterfinal Thursday night at Titan Gym. Watson finished with a game-high 20 points and 5 steals for Nebraska (4-0), which will..." November 25

  • Lewis helps VCU defeat LSU

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Commonwealth used a scoring blitz early in the second half to take control and defeat LSU 85-74 and claim fifth place in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Friday night at Imperial Arena in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The Rams (5-1) finished 2-1 in the tournament after losing to No. 20..." November 25

  • Martin leads No. 23 Rhode Island over Belmont

    The Sports Xchange "Hassan Martin was looking forward to the challenge of battling Evan Bradds on Friday night, but that all went out the window when Bradds was sidelined with a concussion. Instead, Martin stole the spotlight all for himself. Martin scored 19 of his career-high 31 points in the first half..." November 25

  • Tide rally past Billikens in Las Vegas

    The Sports Xchange "Braxton Key scored 16 points to help Alabama charge back for a 62-57 victory over Saint Louis on Wednesday night in the consolation game of the third annual Main Event at the MGM Garden Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Dazon Ingram added 10 points and five rebounds for Alabama (3-2). Davell..." November 24

  • Motley, stifling defense lead Baylor past VCU

    The Sports Xchange "Baylor's zone defense flustered Virginia Commonwealth in the second half, allowing the 20th-ranked Bears to grasp a 71-63 victory on Wednesday afternoon in the Battle 4 Atlantis in Nassau, Bahamas. Forward Johnathan Motley scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead Baylor. Guards Manu..." November 23

  • UAB knocks off GW in Kansas City

    The Sports Xchange "Alabama-Birmingham used solid shooting and a stingy defense to hold off George Washington 81-74 Tuesday night in the consolation game of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The Blazers shot 52 percent from the field, including 44 percent from beyond the 3-point..." November 22

  • No. 2 Kentucky remains perfect, easily handles Duquesne

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 2 Kentucky improved to 4-0 Sunday night with a 93-59 victory over Duquesne at Rupp Arena. Kentucky, fresh off its impressive 68-49 rout of Michigan State on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, wasted no time in dispatching Duquesne on its return home for the first of..." November 21

  • Smith's season high paces N.C. State past Saint Joseph's

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Dennis Smith Jr. scored a season-high 24 points as North Carolina State defeated Saint Joseph's 73-63 in the third-place game of the Paradise Jam on Monday night in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Guard Torin Dorn's 19 points and guard Terry Henderson's 15 points gave the..." November 21

  • Georgia hangs on against George Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Georgia gave up a late lead but managed to hold off George Washington and claim a 81-73 victory in the semifinals of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic on Monday night at Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. The Bulldogs advanced to the championship game on Tuesday night. The Colonials will play in..." November 21

  • Rhode Island's Garrett cleared to play after being stretchered off vs. Cincinnati

    Campus Sports "The Rhode Island basketball program has received some great news ahead of today’s meeting with the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off championship game. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported on Saturday morning that junior guard Jarvis Garrett has been cleared to play this..." November 20

  • Top-ranked Duke defeats Rhode Island to win Naismith crown

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Duke isn't likely to remain No. 1 when the new rankings come out on Monday because of a loss to No. 7 Kansas last Tuesday. But the way they played over the weekend, and with the players they have hurt and expected back, don't be shocked if the Blue Devils are back on top..." November 20

  • Davidson holds off Arizona State

    The Sports Xchange "LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jack Gibbs scored 28 points and forward Peyton Aldridge added 12 points and a season-high 11 rebounds in Davidson's 68-60 victory over Arizona State in the fifth-place game of the Tire Pros Invitational on Sunday at Walt Disney World. Gibbs, who with Stephen Curry..." November 20

  • Ole Miss tops St. Joe's, reaches Paradise Jam final

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Sebastian Saiz scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead Ole Miss past Saint Joseph's 81-68 Sunday in the Paradise Jam Tournament at Sports and Fitness Center in St. Thomas, Virginia Islands. The Rebels (4-0) advance to face the winner of North Carolina..." November 20

  • Dayton’s Josh Cunningham to miss three months

    Dayton Daily News "Dayton Flyers forward Josh Cunningham underwent surgery Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left ankle and will miss approximately three months, UD announced Saturday before a 2 p.m. game against Saint Mary’s at UD Arena. Cunningham, a redshirt sophomore from Chicago, was injured Tuesday..." November 19

  • No. 21 Rhode Island rallies by No. 24 Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley made no attempt to hide his enthusiasm over his No. 21 Rams getting the chance to play No. 1 Duke Sunday in the championship game of the Naismith Hall of Fame Tipoff. "I was coaching high school games seven years ago and driving vans around. Now we're nationally..." November 19

  • No. 17 St. Mary's survives at Dayton, 61-57

    The Sports Xchange "Saturday's game was just the kind of test that will go a long way to helping both St. Mary's and Dayton when it comes to crunch time in conference and tournament play. And even though school was not officially in session, there were plenty of lessons both sides learned from the Gaels'..." November 19

  • Davidson beats Missouri as Gibbs scores 25

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Jack Gibbs scored 25 points, leading Davidson to a comfortable 70-55 win over Missouri on Friday in the Pros Invitational at HP Field House in Orlando, Fla. Gibbs hit three of Davidson's 10 3-pointers and junior forward Peyton Aldridge added 21 points for the Wildcats, who..." November 18

  • Holmes paces Clemson to easy win over Davidson

    The Sports Xchange "Junior guard Avry Holmes scored 22 points as Clemson improved to 2-0 with a 95-78 victory against Davidson on Thursday in the first round of the Tire Pros Invitational at the HP Field House in Orlando, Fla. All five Clemson starters scored in double figures as the Tigers posted their highest..." November 17

  • Florida squeaks past St. Bonaventure

    The Sports Xchange "Florida scored the final seven points to put away St. Bonaventure in the final minute of a 73-66 win Thursday night at the Lakeland Center in Lakeland, Fla. The Gators (3-0) held a lead as big as 15 in the second half but were unable to put the Bonnies away until the final minute. St...." November 17

  • Terrell, Rhode Island brush aside Brown

    The Sports Xchange "Dan Hurley was borderline distraught after 21st-ranked Rhode Island's lackluster showing against Brown on Wednesday night. The fact that his Rams won and improved to 3-0 didn't seem to matter. "It's just hard to explain how sluggish we were," the Rhode Island coach said after a narrow..." November 16

  • Four-star power forward Mayan Kiir commits to VCU

    Scout "Four-star recruit Mayan Kiir verbally committed to Virginia Commonwealth on Monday, his coach Loren Jackson told Scout. Kiir, of Bradenton (Fla.) Victory Rock Prep, picked the Rams over a host of schools including LSU, NC State and Illinois. Over the spring and summer, Kiir played for..." November 15

  • Smith, Dayton too strong for Alabama

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Scoochie Smith scored a game-high 20 points and made big plays down the stretch, lifting Dayton to a 77-72 victory over Alabama in a back-and-forth thriller Tuesday at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Smith hit a 3-pointer to break a tie with 4:40 to play and then made a..." November 15

  • Saiz's tip-in fuels Mississippi past Massachusetts

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Sebastian Saiz's tip-in with 3.3 seconds to play lifted Ole Miss past Massachusetts 90-88 on Monday in a back-and-forth thriller at the Pavilion in Oxford, Miss. Saiz scored 22 points and grabbed 19 rebounds, the last coming off a missed driving layup by Deandre Burnett. Saiz..." November 14

  • Rhode Island manhandles Marist

    The Sports Xchange "A confident E.C. Matthews expected to come back strong after a year off because of a knee injury. "I think you guys are more surprised than I am," the Rhode Island guard told the media after his 22 points led the No. 21 Rams to a 107-65 blowout of Marist in a Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament..." November 14

  • Stevens, Carr guide Penn State past Duquesne

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State freshman forward Lamar Stevens had a big all-around game, and the Nittany Lions fought off Duquesne in the second half of an 82-74 win Sunday at Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Stevens finished with 24 points, six rebounds, five assists and two blocks to..." November 13

  • No. 23 URI rips Dartmouth behind Matthews, Martin

    The Sports Xchange "Welcome back, E.C. Matthews. Your fans were waiting. The Rhode Island guard, whose 2015-16 season ended after just 10 minutes because of a knee injury, returned to the court with a bang on Friday night. Matthews was introduced last among the starters and was welcomed by the Ryan Center..." November 11

  • Top-10 prospect Carte'Are Gordon commits to Saint Louis

    ESPN "Carte'Are Gordon, a 6-foot-9, 255-pound power forward who is ranked No. 9 in the ESPN 60 for 2018, committed to Saint Louis on Wednesday. Gordon chose the Billikens over fellow finalists Kansas and Missouri, where he unofficially visited twice this fall. He is the highest-ranked 2018 prospect..." October 26

  • Saint Louis nabbed rugged power forward Hashan French

    Scout "Travis Ford has been working hard on the recruiting trail since the day he arrive at Saint Louis. One of the players that Ford and his staff keyed in on early was three-star power forward Hasahn French. Though slightly undersized, French is someone who has a tremendous motor and a lot of..." October 25