Thursday, March 11, 2004

ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT



At University of Dayton Arena

Tickets: 1,500 tickets available for both of today's sessions

Wednesday's results:

Xavier (W4) 90, St. Bonaventure (E5) 64

Rhode Island (E3) 55, La Salle (W6) 42

Duquesne (W5)79, Massachusetts (E4) 76

Richmond (W3) 67, Fordham (E6) 47

Today's schedule

Xavier (W4) vs. St. Joseph's (E1), 12:05 p.m.

Rhode Island (E3) vs. G. Washington (W2), 2:00 p.m.

Duquesne vs. Dayton (W1), 7:05 p.m.

Richmond (W3) vs. Temple (E2), 9:00 p.m.

Friday's schedule

7:05 p.m. - Semifinals No. 1

9 p.m. - Semifinal No. 2.

Saturday's schedule

6:05 p.m. - Championship game.

WEDNESDAY'S REPLAY

Top performers:

• Anthony Myles, F, Xavier: Career-high 20 points, 7 rebounds.

• Marques Green, G, St. Bonaventure: 10 points, eight assists and six steals.

• Rashaun Freeman, C, Massachusetts: 18 points, 12 rebounds.

Upset of the day

Duquesne rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to beat UMass for its first Atlantic 10 tourney win since 1995. The game had 19 lead changes and a combined 46.5 percent shooting by both teams.

Quote of the day

"I mean, if you're not aware of an opportunity there, then there's something wrong. They made history and are continuing to make history so for us to have a shot at them is what every other team would like to have." - XU guard Lionel Chalmers on facing No. 1 St. Joseph's today at 12 p.m.

Noteworthy

The UD Arena crowd gave St. Bonaventure guard Marques Green a standing ovation when he left his final game against Xavier with less than a minute to play Wednesday afternoon. Green came into his final game averaging 19.8 points, 5.0 assists and an NCAA-best 3.9 steals.




UC BEARCATS
Huggins: NCAA bid should be based on full season
Daugherty: UC makes it look easy, but it's not
'Cats, Cards square off in rubber match

BENGALS
Bengals nearing trade for Dillon

PREP SPORTS
St. Bernard comes up short in bid to extend playoff run
Amazons trip Eagles again
Prep results, schedule

XAVIER
Muskies take aim at No.1

REDS
Leadoff man finds good fit
Lefty Sanchez is sharp again

MORE BASEBALL
Congress to Baseball: Toughen drug testing

TV
Sports today on TV, radio

COLLEGE SPORTS
UK AD apologizes to Florida for fan behavior during game
Mason may be key for Miami
Cards hold off pesky Pirates
Coach juggling multiple jobs

CONFERENCES
RedHawks' Day breaks Cardinals in MAC Tourney quarterfinal win
Duquesne holds off UMass from line
Santee's shot the difference for Frogs vs. Golden Eagles
Conference awards
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