Preview & Prediction: By Evan Dorey
Mon, 12/08/2008 - 15:56 — CollegeChalkTalk
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Tony Gaffney (Sr.), Massachusetts. While others may have scored more points, no player helped his team any greater on both ends of the floor than did Gaffney. For the week, Gaffney averaged a double-double (13 points, 13 rebounds per game), and also intimidated opponents by swatting away five shots per outing, including a nine block effort against Boston College. A model of efficiency on the offensive end as well, the senior shot 67% in UMass’ two close defeats.
Fri, 12/05/2008 - 04:56 — Shawn Siegel
Wed, 12/03/2008 - 16:48 — CollegeChalkTalk
1.) Dayton is leading the conference in turnover margin. An important development for the Flyers, who finished the 2007-08 campaign tenth in the A-10. This season, UD is plus 4.83 in that department.
2.) The name Brian Conklin. For those not dialed in on Billiken hoops, the 6-foot-6 freshman is getting better with each game (10.2 points, 5.2 rebounds) and has been a model of efficiency for a newcomer. Conklin is averaging an incredible 1.96 points per shot; shooting better from the field (73%) than the stripe (72%).