Hail to the Redskins (Washington 35, Dallas 7)! Who saw that coming?
CAA Notes: The following report has been edited from a Dec. 19 release from the Colonial Athletic Association, which is happy to be ranked seventh among the NCAA's 31 Division I conferences in men’s basketball. That's according to the RPI ratings released today by Collegiate Basketball News.
Here's why -- six of the CAA's 12 teams are now seen as among the nation's top 66, according to the RPI (through Dec. 18). Chiefly, that's due to several impressive out-of-conference wins for CAA members. So, UNC-W is sitting pretty at No. 19; new addition to the conference Northeastern is No. 37; ODU is No.47; Drexel is No. 52; GMU is No. 55; on the heels of its comeback win over visiting Charleston on Saturday, 76-71, VCU is positioned at No. 66.
Conference Player of the Week: Isaiah Hunter (ODU), senior guard. On Saturday in Norfolk, as Old Dominion routed DePaul, 87-43, Hunter paced the Monarchs in scoring with 18 points. He also matched his career-high with nine rebounds. Northeastern’s senior guard Jose Juan Barea leads all D-I schools with 9.3 assists per tilt. That while scoring at a flashy 23.9 points clip.
VCU (5-2, 2-1 in CAA), which is undefeated at home this season, hosts the CAA's other new member, Georgia State (2-5, 1-1 in CAA), on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at noon.