2009–10 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season

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2009–10 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration January 6, 2010
through March 4, 2010
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) CBS College Sports Network
Regular Season
Tournament
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Temple 14 2   .875     29 6   .829
#25 Xavier 14 2   .875     26 9   .743
#24 Richmond 13 3   .813     26 9   .743
Saint Louis 11 5   .688     23 13   .639
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     26 10   .722
Charlotte 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Dayton 8 8   .500     25 12   .676
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
George Washington 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
UMass 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Saint Joseph's 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
La Salle 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Fordham 0 16   .000     2 26   .071
2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2009–10 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season marks the 34th season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball.

Preseason[edit]

In the preseason, talk centered around the University of Dayton, who returned four starters from a 27–8 team that advanced to the second round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. Dayton forward Chris Wright was named to the John R. Wooden Award preseason top 50 candidate list on August 19,[1] the only Atlantic 10 player so honored. Wright also was named to the Naismith Award watch list on October 29.[2] In other preseason recognition, Jason Duty of Duquesne and Yves Mekongo of La Salle were named to the 30-man preseason candidate list for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.[3]

In a vote of league coaches and media, Dayton was named the preseason favorite to win the league.[4] Dayton also received national recognition as the Flyers were ranked in both preseason polls – #21 in the AP Poll and #22 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll.

Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll[edit]

Rank Team
1 Dayton (33)
2 Xavier (18)
3 Richmond (4)
4 La Salle (2)
5 Duquesne
Temple
7 Charlotte
8 Rhode Island
9 Massachusetts
10 Saint Joseph's
11 St. Bonaventure
12 Saint Louis
13 George Washington
14 Fordham

Preseason All-A10 Team[edit]

First Team

Second Team

  • David Gonzalvez, Richmond
  • DiJuan Harris, Charlotte
  • Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
  • Marcus Johnson, Dayton
  • Damian Saunders, Duquesne

Third Team

  • Bill Clark, Duquesne
  • Keith Cothran, Rhode Island
  • Jordan Crawford, Xavier
  • Dan Geriot, Richmond
  • Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis

Preseason A10 All-Defensive Team[edit]

  • Dante’ Jackson, Xavier
  • Jason Love, Xavier
  • Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
  • London Warren, Dayton
  • Garrett Williamson, Saint Joseph’s

Preseason A10 All-Rookie Team[edit]

  • Shamarr Bowden, Charlotte
  • Chris Gaston, Fordham
  • Aaric Murray, La Salle
  • Freddie Riley, Massachusetts
  • Terrell Vinson, Massachusetts

Regular season[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Atlantic 10 Tournament[edit]

Beginning this season, the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament changed formats so that first round games would be played on the home court of the higher-seeded team, then the tournament would move to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. In 2009, all rounds were held at the same site.

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Atlantic 10 Players of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the Atlantic 10 offices name a player and rookie of the week.

Week Player of the week Rookie of the week
November 15[5] Damian Saunders, Duquesne Shamarr Bowden, Charlotte
Chris Wright, Dayton Aaric Murray, LaSalle
November 22[6] Jordan Crawford, Xavier Carl Jones, Saint Joseph's
Damian Saunders, Duquesne Lasan Kromah, George Washington
November 29[7] Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure Akeem Richmond, Rhode Island
Shamari Spears, Charlotte
December 6[8] Ricky Harris, Massachusetts Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Damian Hollis, George Washington
December 13[9] Keith Cothran, Rhode Island Chris Gaston, Fordham
December 20[10] Juan Fernandez, Temple Terrell Vinson, Massachusetts
December 27[11] Kwamian Mitchell, Saint Louis Carl Baptiste, Saint Joseph's
Mark Lyons, Xavier
January 3[12] Kevin Anderson, Richmond Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Derrio Green, Charlotte Chris Gaston, Fordham
January 10[13] Jordan Crawford, Xavier Lasan Kromah, George Washington
Chris Johnson, Dayton
January 17[14] Ryan Brooks, Temple Aaric Murray, LaSalle
January 24[15] Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure Chris Braswell, Charlotte
January 31[16] Derrio Green, Charlotte Chris Gaston, Fordham
Aaric Murray, LaSalle
February 7[17] Kwamian Mitchell, Saint Louis Chris Gaston, Fordham
Shamari Spears, Charlotte
February 14[18] Ricky Harris, Massachusetts Dwayne Smith, George Washington
Jason Love, Xavier
February 21[19] Kevin Anderson, Richmond Lasan Kromah, George Washington
Bill Clark, Duquesne Akeem Richmond, Rhode Island
February 28[20] Jordan Crawford, Xavier Cody Ellis, Saint Louis
Jonathan Hall, St. Bonaventure
March 7[21] Lavoy Allen, Temple Carl Jones, Saint Joseph's
Ricky Harris, Massachusetts

All-Conference Awards[22][edit]

  • Player of the Year: Kevin Anderson, Richmond
  • Rookie of the Year: Chris Gaston, Fordham
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Damian Saunders, Duquesne
  • Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year: Chris Johnson, Dayton
  • Sixth Man of the Year: Ramone Moore, Temple
  • Student-Athlete of the Year: Yves Mekongo, La Salle
  • Coach of the Year: Fran Dunphy, Temple

Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams[edit]

First Team

  • Kevin Anderson, Richmond
  • Lavoy Allen, Temple
  • Jordan Crawford, Xavier
  • Damian Saunders, Duquesne
  • Chris Wright, Dayton

Second Team

  • Ryan Brooks, Temple
  • David Gonzalvez, Richmond
  • Rodney Green, La Salle
  • Kwamain Mitchell, Saint Louis
  • Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure

Third Team

  • Keith Cothran, Rhode Island
  • Ricky Harris, Massachusetts
  • Delroy James, Rhode Island
  • Jason Love, Xavier
  • Shamari Spears, Charlotte

Honorable Mention

  • Juan Fernandez, Temple
  • Damian Hollis, George Washington
  • Willie Reed, Saint Louis

Rookie Team

  • Chris Braswell, Charlotte
  • Cody Ellis, Saint Louis
  • Chris Gaston, Fordham
  • Lasan Kromah, George Washington
  • Aaric Murray, La Salle
  • Akeem Richmond, Rhode Island

Defensive Team

  • Lavoy Allen, Temple
  • David Gonzalvez, Richmond
  • Damian Saunders, Duquesne
  • London Warren, Dayton
  • Garrett Williamson, Saint Joseph’s

Academic Team

  • Brian Conklin, Saint Louis
  • Jason Duty, Duquesne
  • Kurt Huelsman, Dayton
  • Will Martell, Rhode Island
  • Yves Mekongo, La Salle

Rankings[edit]

2009–10 Atlantic 10 Conference Weekly Rankings
Key: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. RV = Received Votes
AP Poll[23] Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18
Charlotte 37 38 37 36 30
Dayton 21 18 37 42 45 36 34 28 34 31
Duquesne
Fordham
George Washington
La Salle
Massachusetts
Rhode Island 49 53 49 32 37 32 32
Richmond 39 51 37 41 25 23 27 27 24
Saint Louis
St. Bonaventure
St. Joseph's
Temple 47 30 21 18 21 19 16 15 19 21 21 20 20 17 12
Xavier 37 35 31 44 37 30 35 31 25 24 25

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flyer Junior Only Atlantic 10 Player Named To Prestigious Award's Initial Announcement, Dayton Flyers. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  2. ^ DAYTON'S CHRIS WRIGHT NAMED TO NAISMITH TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST, Dayton Flyers. Retrieved 2009-10-29.
  3. ^ Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award Names 2009–10 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Candidates, Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Retrieved 2009-11-06.
  4. ^ Dayton The Choice To Capture 2009–10 A-10 Men's Basketball Title, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-10-23.
  5. ^ A-10 Notebook – Nov. 15, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-11-18.
  6. ^ A-10 Notebook – Nov. 22, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-11-25.
  7. ^ A-10 Notebook – Nov. 29, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  8. ^ A-10 Notebook – Dec. 6, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-12-07.
  9. ^ A-10 Notebook – Dec. 13, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  10. ^ A-10 Notebook – Dec. 20, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-12-23.
  11. ^ Kwamain Mitchell Of Saint Louis Tabbed A-10 MBB Player of the Week, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2009-12-28.
  12. ^ A-10 Notebook – Jan. 3, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  13. ^ A-10 Notebook – Jan. 10, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-01-11.
  14. ^ A-10 Notebook – Jan. 23, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  15. ^ Nicholson, Braswell Earn A-10 Men's Basketball Weekly Honors, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  16. ^ Men's Basketball Gameday, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-02.
  17. ^ Mitchell, Spears Earn A-10 Player Of The Week Honors, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  18. ^ A-10 Notebook – Feb. 14, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
  19. ^ A-10 Notebook – Feb. 21, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-02-21.
  20. ^ A-10 Notebook – Feb. 28, Atlantic 10 Conference. Retrieved 2010-03-01.
  21. ^ http://www.atlantic10.com/auto_pdf/p_hotos/s_chools/atl10/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/mar9mennbk
  22. ^ A-10 Announces Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
  23. ^ "2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Rankings". ESPN.com. 2009-10-30. Archived from the original on 13 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 

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