Jonathan Williams (VCU)

As we near the end of the season, many conference races haven’t been decided yet. One of the conferences that is sure to have an exciting finish is the Atlantic 10.

Dayton and VCU are tied atop of the conference with identical 13-2 conference records. In the first match up, the Rams pulled out a hard fought 73-68 victory. In that game, Justin Tillman picked up for a rare bad game by JeQuan Lewis, by scoring 18 points and snatching nine rebounds. Overall, VCU outrebounded Dayton 41-24.

The schedule will present challenges as the Rams try to clinch the top seed in the Atlantic 10. Trips to Rhode Island and Dayton will not be easy and a home date with George Mason will present some challenges.

Since that loss, Dayton has won 7 in a row which includes a 6-0 February. That includes a one-point win at Rhode Island. The Flyers senior class, Kyle Davis, Scoochie Smith, Kendall Pollard, Charles Cooke and Jeremiah Bonsu have won 100 games in their Dayton careers. They are just one of 16 classes in the Atlantic 10 to reach the 100-win mark.

Two of Dayton’s last three games are on the road starting with a visit to Davidson.

As for other races in the conference, St. Bonaventure still has a mathematical chance to get the double bye. They are one game behind both Rhode Island and Richmond who are currently tied for third.

Co-Players of the Week: Jack Gibbs (Davidson), JeQuan Lewis (VCU)

Rookie of the Week: Mike Lewis II (Duquesne)

TEAM A-10 Pct. Streak Overall Pct. Streak
VCU 13 – 2 .867 W9 23 – 5 .821 W9
Dayton 13 – 2 .867 W7 22 – 5 .815 W7
Rhode Island 10 – 5 .667 W2 18 – 9 .667 W2
Richmond 10 – 5 .667 W1 16 – 11 .593 W1
St. Bonaventure 9 – 6 .600 W1 17 – 10 .630 W1
George Mason 8 – 7 .533 L2 18 – 10 .643 L2
La Salle 8 – 7 .533 L1 14 – 12 .538 L1
Davidson 7 – 8 .467 L1 14 – 12 .538 L1
Fordham 7 – 8 .467 W3 13 – 15 .464 W3
George Washington 6 – 8 .429 W1 14 – 13 .519 W1
Saint Louis 4 – 11 .267 L3 9 – 19 .321 L3
Massachusetts 3 – 11 .214 L2 13 – 14 .481 L2
Saint Joseph’s 3 – 12 .200 L7 10 – 17 .370 L7
Duquesne 3 – 12 .200 L2 10 – 18 .357 L2

Marcus “Mook” Washington is the host of Making The Cut. Follow Mook on Twitter: @mtcwithmook and IG: MTCWithMook. Member: USBWA, FWAA

 

 

 

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