Hard Day’s Night

Gotta be quick today…I’m most wondering at what The Fates have in store for my personal impact on the CAA standings. Hofstra is 3-0 when I call Tom Pecora during their walk-through. All three have been voice mails.

Today, he picked up the phone. Tonight: the Dragons.

The most interesting nugget (for you, anyway): Chris Gadley is averging about a double-double over the past four games, and improved play from Arminas Urbutis is another key. He took the Big R for mot getting the guys minutes last year, and challenged his guards to act like captains.

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You can hear the entire Pecora interview, along with some time with Drexel play-by-play man Dan Baker and GMU AD Tom O’Connor, on The CAA Show, a weekly radio gig on which I’m doing some analysis.

I believe the CAA is putting it on their web site (link to the right). I’ll check to make later today.

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The Official Thanks Rob Section

Co-POW: Chazzzzz Crawford and Brandon Johnson

NOW: David Schneider. (Today’s Side Note: I am going to call this kid Jeff about 47 times this year. Get used to it.)

Last night:

VCU 88, The Tribe 77
Freshman T.J. Gwynn poured in a career-high 22 points as the VCU men’s basketball improved to a perfect 5-0 mark in the CAA with an 88-77 victory over the College of William & Mary on Wednesday evening.

The Rams improve to 13-3 overall on the 2006-2007 season, as the Tribe’s seven-game winning streak is snapped and they fall to 10-5, 3-2 in the conference.

Old Dominion 83, Delaware 48
Old Dominion (11-5, 4-1) played with tenacity in the paint to drop Delaware (2-14, 0-5) by 35 points on Wednesday night. Senior Arnaud Dahi led the charge with 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting while adding seven rebounds. Valdas Vasylius and Brandon Johnson added 10 apiece while every Monarch added at least one field goal.

Northeastern 84, Georgia State 69
Georgia State saw host Northeastern stage a second-half rally to post a 84-69 win in a Colonial Athletic Association game from Matthews Arena.

Georgia State’s strong first half and 61 percent shooting gave them a 45-31 lead at the break. But, the host Huskies seemingly could not miss in the second half as they made 9-of-their-first 12 shots, including four three-pointers, to go on a 25-5 spurt and gain a 56-50 advantage with 11:35 to go.

UNC Wilmington 80, James Madison 66
Junior forward Todd Hendley poured in a career-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to give new UNC Wilmington skipper Benny Moss his first Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory in an 80-66 triumph over visiting James Madison Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawks snapped a six-game losing streak and won for the first time in the conference to improve to 4-10 overall and 1-4 in the CAA. The Dukes, meanwhile, dropped their 14th straight game to the Seahawks and third in a row this season to fall to 4-11 and 1-4.

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Oh, there’s a game tonight. Don’t miss it, becuse it’s going to be one of the better ones all season. It just happens to fall in early January.

So we’re clear, I’m not talking about Mason at Towson.

To me, this is the game where the benefit of having TWO inside guys shows. You could argue Hofstra’s Chris Gadley could neutralize either Frank the Tank Elegar or Chazzzzzz Crawford, but not both.

I prefer guys shooting from six feet to guys shooting from 19′ 9″.

But it’s going to be a barnburner.

Final Call: John Dasklaskisaskiaskis 67, David S. Mack 64

George Mason at Towson: I never thought I’d say this, but here goes…YAWN.

Gotta call something though. Go Mason 71, Go Tigers 65.

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~ by mglitos on January 11, 2007.

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