The MAAC announced its all-league honors on Monday at the beginning of its' pre-conference tournament teleconference. They are as follows:
G Derek Needham (Fairfield)
G Kyle Smyth (Iona)
G Robert Olson (Loyola)
G Candon Rusin (Marist)
F Darius Conley (Saint Peter's)
G Ronald Moore (Siena)
G Ryan Thompson (Rider)
F Alex Franklin (Siena)
F Ryan Rossiter (Iona)
C Anthony Johnson (Fairfield)
Kansas, Kentucky, Syracuse, Kansas State, Duke, Villanova, Ohio State are all teams that have been regarded as being Final 4 good. Why has no one talked about the possibility of New Mexico being a final 4 contender. New Mexico is my more than dark horse final 4 contender. For those of you who don't know much about New Mexico let me try and fill you in on what impresses me about the Lobos.
At 4 pm Eastern Time Saturday the Oklahoma State Cowboys could be potentially putting their season on the line when the 27-1 Kansas Jayhawks and they tip off. The Jayhawks are a perfect 13-0 coming into the game while the Cowboys are 19-8 overall 7-6 in conference play. Oklahoma State is coming off a loss to Texas without starting forward Matt Pilgrim which people seem to be forgetting. Meanwhile Kansas is coming off an 81-68 victory over Oklahoma where Xavier Henry continued his hot play scoring 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
The final weekend of the regular season is here in the NEC and there are just two available spots for the NEC Tournament and four teams fighting for them. Monmouth is the one team with the ability to punch their ticket tonight but they'll have quite the task at Quinnipiac. A game behind them in the standings are CCSU and St. Francis (NY), and those two meet on Saturday in Brooklyn with the winner likely qualifying for the NEC Tournament. And Sacred Heart is the team with the most left to do at this point, sitting at 6-10 in the standings.
Atlantic 10: Fordham freshman forward Chris Gaston was named to the league's Honor Roll on Sunday, averaging 23 points and 12 rebounds per game in the Rams' two contests.
Big East: A pair of Scarlet Knights were honored on Monday with Dane Miller winning his third consecutive Rookie of the Week award and Hamady Ndiaye being named to the Honor Roll. Miller averaged 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds while Ndiaye added 14.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in Rutgers' 1-1 week.
Clemson Tigers(19-7overall, 7-5ACC)
Maryland Terrapins (19-7overall, 9-3 ACC)
2/24/10 9pm Comcast Center, College Park, MD
Leading Scorer: CLEM: Trevor Booker 15.3ppg MD: Greivis Vasquez 18.8 ppg
Last game: CLEM: def Virginia 72-49 MD: def Georgia Tech 76-74
PF: CLEM: 74.1. MD: 78.8 PA: CLEM: 62.8. MD: 65.5
Maryland is 13-1 at home, Clemson is 4-4 on the road
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