From the Home Office in Richmond, VA…

Yesterday was a record day around these parts…by far. Nothing like the #3 and #4 teams heading into the hostile environs of the #2 and #1 teams and coming out with victories. And exciting, widely-debated ones at that.

Traffic on this site shattered a previous non-NCAA tournament record. By 2X. Keeping up with everything, because we consider CAA: LAMM a service organization, forced me to work late into the evening on bill-paying obligations.

I wouldn’t want it any other way.

Coaches coming up in a half hour. Until then:

With just three conference games remaining before the CAA Men’s Basketball Championship, the league standings are extremely tight. VCU holds a two-game advantage atop the standings, but the teams from second through seventh place are separated by only two games. The Rams are also the only team in the CAA that doesn’t share their spot in the standings as there are ties for second, fourth, sixth, eighth and 10th place.

Several CAA teams have shown marked improvement this season. William & Mary is tied for fourth in the CAA with a 9-6 record. The nine conference victories are the most for the Tribe since 1997-98. UNC Wilmington is tied for second in the league with a 10-5 mark after going 4-14 last season, while Delaware is in a tie for sixth at 8-7 after finishing last in the CAA at 3-15 a year ago.

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Brian Henderson, Old Dominion

Sr., G, 6-4, 200, Richmond, Va./Varina

Henderson averaged 15.0 ppg and made several big shots down the stretch to lead Old Dominion to a pair of victories last week. The senior guard scored a team-high 20 points in the Monarchs’ 67-66 victory at VCU, including eight of ODU’s final 10 points in the last two minutes as they rallied from a six-point deficit. Henderson also scored five of his 10 points in the second overtime as ODU edged Drexel 75-71. For the week, Henderson shot 64.7% from the floor and hit 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Chad Tomko, UNC Wilmington

Fr., G, 5-11, 165, Charlotte, N.C./Independence

Tomko averaged 16.0 points and 4.0 rebounds as UNC Wilmington ran its winning streak to three last week. The freshman point guard scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting as the Seahawks won at George Mason (75-73) for the first time since 2001 and contributed 14 points in a 77-64 triumph over William & Mary. For the week, Tomko shot 57.9% from the floor, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and committed only two turnovers in 60 minutes.

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~ by mglitos on February 19, 2008.

One Response to “From the Home Office in Richmond, VA…”

  1. Oh, I hate him already…but, I gotta admit that Tomko is a gem for UNCW. He’s gonna be a great leader for the next three years. I hope Mason’s incoming recruit Cornelius can bring some of that similar N.C. magic next year when he arrives on campus (same height as Tomko, too)…I’d love to have a speedy little PG who can hit a 3 and play great defense like Tomko.

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