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Atlantic 10: Conference crawl notes VCU, Bonnies atop power ratings

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By Ken Cross After two weeks into the college basketball’s league play, the A-10 is it’s usual self with a host of team shuffling from the top four spots as they will likely be the primary NCAA Tournament competitors as it bolsters a No. 7 RPI as a conference.  The surprise may be the St. Bonaventure Bonnies under Mark Schmidt. …

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Davidson Basketball: Sticking to the system pays off for injured Wildcats

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By Ken Cross The Davidson Wildcats have had some horrible luck this season with injuries.  The latest round hit just as the Atlantic 10 season kicked off last Saturday at St. Bonaventure.  Starters Jordan Barham had a knee injury at Cal in late December while Brian Sullivan is still aggravated with symptoms of a concussion. The wrath of those injuries hit …

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Davidson Basketball: Gibbs’ relentlessness carries Wildcats

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By Ken Cross The energy and the consistent scoring ability of Davidson guard Jack Gibbs is starting to get national notoriety.  Once again, Wednesday afternoon, he eclipsed the 40-point mark with 41 points as Davidson needed ever ounce of energy, every drop of sweat, and every point from it’s 6-0, 195-pound prodigy, in a thrilling 81-77 victory over a deep, …

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Barham’s athleticism a tough cover in the paint

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By Ken Cross Davidson coach Bob McKillop noted that one of his “five cardinal rules” for his Wildcats is to attack space.  There is a number of ways to do that on a basketball court based on the type of defensive scheme that an opponent has proliferated. In Tuesday night’s 96-86 win over Eastern Washington of the Big Sky Conference, senior …

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Davidson’s Gibbs ‘splashes’ as Curry watches

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By Ken Cross When shooters hit a zone and play at another level, they have an air of invincibility.  Their focus is imperial and they are thinking the game and where and how their next shot will evolve.  At Davidson, long-noted as one of the most efficient shooting teams in college basketball under Bob McKillop, they do this in a …

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Super Seven: Players to watch as A-10 unfolds

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By Ken Cross This Atlantic 10 season should be another competitive one inside the league with as many as six teams competing for the conference championship.  Rhode Island’s chance took a huge hit with E.C. Matthews going down for the season with a knee injury in the first game of the season.  After two weeks, the A-10 has the fourth …

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A-10 Preview: Predicting the unpredictable

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By Blake Lovell The A-10 will not be the best conference in college basketball this season, albeit, year-in, year-out it is a perennial Top 10 basketball league. However, don’t be surprised if it’s the most entertaining with as few as four or as many as seven teams in possible position to win the regular season title. Let’s jump right in. …