A-10 South may hold key to championship

Posted In Across The A10, The Reading List - By News Robot On Friday, January 16th, 2015 With 0 Comments


With the Atlantic 10 welcoming Davidson to the conference this year it only made sense to pair the new Cats on the block with regional home-and-homes in this year’s new 18-game format. Prior to this season actually beginning that would have arguably made for two more manageable wins for the likes of VCU, GW and Richmond, three teams picked to finish 1, 2 and 5 in the league before we saw a single minute of action. The Wildcats were making the jump in weight class from the SoCon to the A-10 while losing leading scorer/rebounder, De’Mon Brooks, so the obvious assumption was the Cats might need time before rising to the top of the conference. They weren’t making a jump like VCU when they left the more competitive CAA — a conference that sent three teams dancing in 2011 and two teams to Final 4s within a five-year span (’06 and ’11) — they were coming from the Southern Conference, home to the likes of Elon, Wofford and Western Carolina at the top of the league.

But SURPRISE! Davidson, a team still coached by the guy who led them to a 2008 Elite 8 (not exactly ancient history), is good…really good. Picked to finish 12th in the preseason, Davidson has looked like anything but a bottom feeder, instead appearing to be a serious contender to actually fight for a conference title, be it regular season or through a March run through Brooklyn.

They join an “A-10 South” that is loaded with competitive teams.
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via A10 Talk

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