2009–10 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball season

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2009–10 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
Regular Season
Champions Old Dominion
Tournament
Champions Old Dominion
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 15 3   .833     27 9   .750
Northeastern 14 4   .778     20 13   .606
William & Mary 12 6   .667     22 11   .667
George Mason 12 6   .667     17 15   .531
VCU 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Drexel 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Hofstra 10 8   .556     19 15   .559
Towson 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Georgia State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
UNCW 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
James Madison 4 14   .222     13 20   .394
Delaware 3 15   .167     7 24   .226
2010 CAA Tournament winner
As of March 29, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 CAA men's basketball season marks the 25th season of Colonial Athletic Association basketball. The conference is doing numerous "Silver Anniversary" programs and highlights throughout the season.

Preseason[edit]

On September 23, 2009 the Colonial Athletic Association announced that all 12 CAA teams had been named to ESPN's BracketBusters, which is set for February 19–20, 2010. Home games will be played by Delaware, George Mason, Georgia State, Hofstra, Northeastern and Virginia Commonwealth (VCU). Drexel, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, Old Dominion, Towson and William & Mary are all road teams.[1]

CAA Media Day[edit]

On October 20, 2009 the Colonial Athletic Association held their annual Media Day at the ESPN Zone in Washington, D.C. The results of a vote of the league’s coaches, sports information directors and media was announced to unveil the predicted order of finish for the CAA teams in the conference as well as the preseason all-conference teams.[2]

2009–10 Preseason All-CAA Team[edit]

First Team Class Position Height Hometown / Previous School(s)
Matt Janning, Northeastern Sr. G/F 6'4" Watertown, MN / Watertown-Mayer
Charles Jenkins, Hofstra Jr. G 6'3" Queens, N.Y. / Springfield Gardens
Gerald Lee, Old Dominion Sr. C/F 6'10" Uusikaupunki, Finland / Korhait
Cam Long, George Mason Jr. G 6'4" Palm Bay, FL / Freedom (VA)
Larry Sanders, VCU Jr. F 6'11" Fort Pierce, FL / Port St. Lucie
Second Team Class Position Height Hometown / Previous School(s)
Manny Adako, Northeastern Sr. F 6'8" Decatur, GA / Towers / Winchendon Prep
Joe Dukes, Georgia State Sr. G 6'1" Cuthbert, GA / Randolph Clay / Wake Forest
David Schneider, William & Mary Sr. G 6'3" Phoenix, AZ / Brophy Prep
Chad Tomko, UNC Wilmington Jr. G 5'11" Charlotte, NC / Independence
Julius Wells, James Madison So. F 6'5" Toledo, OH / Libbey
CAA Preseason Co-Players of the Year
Charles Jenkins (Hofstra) and Gerald Lee (Old Dominion)
Honorable Mention
Ben Finney, Jr., G/F, Old Dominion; Jawan Carter, Jr., G, Delaware; Chaisson Allen, Jr., G, Northeastern

CAA Preseason Poll[edit]

Notable upsets[edit]

Date Winner Opponent Score Notes
19 November 2009 UNCW Penn State 80–69 Penn State came into the 2009–10 season as the defending NIT champion.
21 November 2009 VCU #17 Oklahoma 82–69 Marked former VCU head coach Jeff Capel's return to Richmond; was the first ranked team to play in the Siegel Center, which opened in 1999.
28 November 2009 William & Mary Wake Forest 78–68
12 December 2009 George Mason Creighton 75–72
19 December 2009 Old Dominion #11 Georgetown 61–57
30 December 2009 William & Mary Maryland 83–77 William & Mary completed their season sweep of Atlantic Coast Conference opponents (2–0), marking the first time in school history that they have defeated two ACC foes on the road in the same season; the win was the Tribe's 9th in a row, good for the second longest winning streak in program history.

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