Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Media pick Niners to finish 5th in A-10

The Charlotte 49ers men's basketball team was a preseason pick to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 Conference poll of media and coaches announced on Tuesday.

Xavier was picked to finish first and received 44 first-place votes; Temple was picked second, Dayton third, Saint Joseph's fourth followed by Charlotte, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, Richmond, Rhode Island, La Salle, George Washington, Duquesne, Fordham and St. Bonaventure.

Charlotte senior forward Lamont Mack was the only 49ers player named to the preseason all-conference team. He was named to the second team.

(first place votes in parentheses)
1. Xavier (44)
2. Temple (12)
3. Dayton (3)
4. Saint Joseph's
5. Charlotte (2)
6. Massachusetts
7. Saint Louis
8. Richmond
9. Rhode Island
10. La Salle
11. George Washington
12. Duquesne
13. Fordham
14. St. Bonaventure

(first place votes in parentheses)
1. Xavier (15)
2. George Washington (1)
3. Charlotte
4. Temple
5. Richmond
6. Saint Joseph's
7. St. Bonaventure
8. Duquesne
9. Dayton
10. Saint Louis
11. Rhode Island
12. Massachusetts
13. La Salle
14. Fordham


Anonymous said...

I really hope they are wrong. Finishing 5th in a weak conference is not acceptable.

Anonymous said...

We will finish better than that! Glad we got a Dewhurst at point. Gerrity was so overated. Good recruiting class coming with experience players coming back. Inside presence & team FG percentage will be the key.

Anonymous said...

If it was any indicator from last year's quality wins over mid- and high-majors and one hell of a gauntlet that was conference play for most teams in the A-10, it's safe to say that it is not a weak conference.

That's no excuse for the 49ers though. They're a much better team than last year's record and they need to be a more consistent team, i.e. beating Davidson one game and blowing against Hofstra the next (like last year) was the kind of play that killed your chances for an NCAA bid.

Anonymous said...

EDIT: meant to say "blowing it," not "blowing" for the previous comments. My sincere apologies for any offense this might cause.