2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season

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2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) CBS College Sports Network
Regular Season
Champions Xavier
Season MVP Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Tournament
Champions Richmond
  Runners-up Dayton
Tournament MVP Kevin Anderson (Richmond)
Basketball seasons
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11–12 →
2010–11 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 Xavier 15 1   .938     24 8   .750
Temple 14 2   .875     26 8   .765
Richmond 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
Duquesne 10 6   .625     19 13   .594
George Washington 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
St. Bonaventure 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
Dayton 7 9   .438     22 14   .611
UMass 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
La Salle 6 10   .375     15 18   .455
Saint Louis 6 10   .375     12 19   .387
Saint Joseph's 4 12   .250     11 22   .333
Charlotte 2 14   .125     10 20   .333
Fordham 1 15   .063     7 21   .250
2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010–11 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season marked the 35th season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball. The 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was held for the fifth straight year at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Preseason[edit]

In the 2010 preseason, two new head coaches filled vacant Atlantic 10 positions. Fordham fired Dereck Whittenburg on December 3, 2009, and interim coach Jared Grasso was hired in Whittenburg's absence. The Rams finished the year 2–26, and Grasso was not retained. On March 25, 2010, Tom Pecora was hired from Hofstra, where he coached seven years to a 155–126 record.[1] The Charlotte 49ers fired coach Bobby Lutz on March 15, despite being the team's all-time wins leader with a record of 218–158. In his final season, he led the team to a 19–12 mark but suffered a late season collapse and did not make the NCAA tournament or NIT.[2] He was replaced by Alan Major, an assistant coach at Ohio State for six years, on April 9.[3]

Atlantic 10 media day was held on October 21, 2010. Temple was picked to win their fourth straight A-10 championship by coaches and the media. They received 19 first-place votes, and Xavier and Richmond received three first-place votes each, while Dayton was picked first on one ballot. Richmond's Kevin Anderson was the reigning player of the year, having won the honor in the 2009–10 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season.[4]

Atlantic 10 preseason poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes[4]
1 Temple 350
2 Xavier 325
3 Richmond 311
4 Dayton 310
5 Rhode Island 233
6 Saint Louis 223
7 Charlotte 218
8 Duquesne 172
9 La Salle 133
10 George Washington 130
11 Massachusetts 126
12 Saint Joseph's 91
13 St. Bonaventure 80
14 Fordham 28

Atlantic 10 preseason teams[edit]

Award Recipients[4]
First Team Lavoy Allen (Temple)
Kevin Anderson (Richmond)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Damian Saunders (Duquesne)
Chris Wright (Dayton)
Second Team Juan Fernandez (Temple)
Chris Gaston (Fordham)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Delroy James (Rhode Island)
Shamari Spears (Charlotte)
Third Team Chris Braswell (Charlotte)
Cody Ellis (Saint Louis)
Chris Johnson (Dayton)
Lasan Kromah (George Washington)
Aaric Murray (La Salle)
Defensive Team Lavoy Allen (Temple)
Kevin Anderson (Richmond)
Dante Jackson (Xavier)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Damian Saunders (Duquesne)
Rookie Team C. J. Aiken (Saint Joseph's)
Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)
Jordan Latham (Xavier)
Rob Loe (Saint Louis)
Juwan Staten (Dayton)

Preseason watchlists[edit]

On October 4, 2010, the Wooden Award preseason watch list was released, including three Atlantic 10 players. The watchlist was composed of 50 players who were not transfers, freshmen or medical redshirts. The list will be reduced to a 30-player mid-season watchlist in December and a final national ballot of about 20 players in March.[5] The Naismith College Player of the Year watchlist of 50 players was announced on November 16, 2010. In late February, a shorter list of the top 30 players was compiled to prepare for a March vote to narrow the list to four finalists.[6]

Wooden[5] Naismith[6]
Lavoy Allen (Temple) Green tickY Green tickY
Kevin Anderson (Richmond) Green tickY Green tickY
Chris Wright (Dayton) Green tickY Green tickY

Rankings[edit]

Legend
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  Drop in ranking
  No change in ranking
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Final
Charlotte AP
C
Dayton AP RV
C RV RV RV
Duquesne AP RV RV RV
C RV
Fordham AP
C
George Washington AP
C
La Salle AP
C
Massachusetts AP
C
Rhode Island AP
C
Richmond AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
Saint Joseph's AP
C
Saint Louis AP
C
St. Bonaventure AP
C
Temple AP 22 21 21 RV RV RV 25 RV 19 RV RV RV 24 23 24 RV 24
C 22 20 20 RV RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV 25 24 RV 25
Xavier AP RV RV RV RV RV 24 25 23 18
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Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly honors[edit]

Throughout the conference regular season, the Atlantic 10 offices name a player of the week and rookie of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Rookie of the week
November 15, 2010 Tu Holloway (Xavier) Tyreek Duren (La Salle)[8]
November 22, 2010 Tu Holloway (Xavier) Juwan Staten (Dayton)[9]
November 29, 2010 Kevin Anderson (Richmond) Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)[10]
December 6, 2010 Ogo Adegboye (St. Bonaventure)
Lavoy Allen (Temple)
Tyreek Duren (La Salle)
Juwan Staten (Dayton)[11]
December 13, 2010 Brenton Butler (Fordham) T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)[12]
December 20, 2010 Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Nemanja Mikic (George Washington)[13]
December 27, 2010 Akeem Richmond (Rhode Island) Branden Frazier (Fordham)
Juwan Staten (Dayton)[14]
January 3, 2011 Javarris Barnett (Charlotte)
Chris Wright (Dayton)
Tyreek Duren (La Salle)[15]
January 10, 2011 Justin Harper (Richmond) T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)[16]
January 17, 2011 Orion Outerbridge (Rhode Island) T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Juwan Staten (Dayton)[17]
January 24, 2011 Tu Holloway (Xavier) T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Matthew Wright (St. Bonaventure)[18]
January 31, 2011 Tu Holloway (Xavier) T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)[19]
February 7, 2011 Scootie Randall (Temple) Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)[20]
February 14, 2011 Justin Harper (Richmond) Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)[21]
February 21, 2011 Tu Holloway (Xavier) Dwayne Evans (Saint Louis)[22]
February 29, 2011 Lavoy Allen (Temple) Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)[23]
March 6, 2011 Lavoy Allen (Temple) Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)[24]

Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams[edit]

Award Recipients[25]
First Team Lavoy Allen (Temple)
Kevin Anderson (Richmond)
Justin Harper (Richmond)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Andrew Nicholson (St. Bonaventure)
Second Team Bill Clark (Duquesne)
Delroy James (Rhode Island)
Ramone Moore (Temple)
Damian Saunders (Duquesne)
Tony Taylor (George Washington)
Third Team Juan Fernandez (Temple)
Anthony Gurley (Massachusetts)
Mark Lyons (Xavier)
Jamel McLean (Xavier)
Chris Wright (Dayton)
Honorable Mention Kenny Frease (Xavier)
Chris Gaston (Fordham)
Chris Johnson (Dayton)
Scootie Randall (Temple)
Defensive Team Lavoy Allen (Temple)
Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Marquis Jones (Rhode Island)
Damian Saunders (Duquesne)
Kevin Smith (Richmond)
Rookie Team Tyreek Duren (La Salle)
Dwayne Evans (Saint Louis)
Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph's)
T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Juwan Staten (Dayton)
Academic Team Brian Conklin (Saint Louis)
Paul Eckerle (Saint Louis)
Juan Fernandez (Temple)
Will Martell (Rhode Island)
Steve Weingarten (La Salle)
Player of the Year Tu Holloway (Xavier)
Rookie of the Year T.J. McConnell (Duquesne)
Defensive Player of the Year Damian Saunders (Duquesne)
Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year Scootie Randall (Temple)
Sixth Man of the Year Khalif Wyatt (Temple)
Student-Athlete of the Year Steve Weingarten (La Salle)
Coach of the Year Chris Mack (Xavier)

NABC[edit]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I AllDistrict teams on March 9 to recognize the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes in the United States. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 245 student-athletes were chosen from 24 districts. The selections on this list were then eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. The following list represented the Atlantic 10 players chosen to the list.[26] Since District 4 comprised only Atlantic 10 Conference schools, this is equivalent to being named All-Atlantic 10 by the NABC.[27]

USBWA[edit]

On March 10, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2010–11 Men's All-District Teams, based on voting from its national membership. There were nine regions from coast to coast, and a player and coach of the year were selected in each. The following lists all the Atlantic 10 representatives selected within their respective regions.[28]

Postseason[edit]

Atlantic 10 Tournament[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Team Bid Type Seed Results
Xavier At-large 6 Lost vs. #11 Marquette 66–55
Temple At-large 7 Won vs. #10 Penn State 66–64
Lost vs. #2 San Diego State 71–64
Richmond Automatic 12 Won vs. #5 Vanderbilt 69–66
Won vs. #13 Morehead State 65–48
Lost vs. #1 Kansas 77–57

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Team Bid Type Seed Results
Dayton At-large 3 Lost vs. #6 College of Charleston 94–84

2011 NBA Draft[edit]

Two Atlantic 10 players were selected in the 2011 NBA Draft on June 23, both in the second round: Justin Harper and Lavoy Allen. Harper was selected with the 32nd pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers and subsequently traded to the Orlando Magic. With the 50th pick of the draft, the Philadelphia 76ers took Lavoy Allen.[29] Tu Holloway declared for early entry in the draft but did not hire an agent and withdrew his name prior to the May 8 deadline.[30]

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