- Feb 9, 2010
Great stuff....one fact check though, Davidson was seeded #1 in their first A10 tournament (‘15) and lost to us in the semis.The only positive to finishing 9th (vomit emoji) would be getting a rematch with UMass and right now, that's what the computers (and myself) are predicting.
Historical notes: The last time a kenpom top-100 team finished 9th in the A-10 standings 8-10 Davidson (which is our likely record) finished with that record and won their first time A-10 tourney games, knocking off No.1 seed Dayton before falling to Rhode Island in the semis. The time before that kenpom No.99 Richmond finished 9th, also behind sub-100 teams, won their first game by 15 before falling to No.1 seed Dayton by 15. Before that one the 2014 St. Bonaventure Bonnies finished No.84 on kenpom and 9th in the A-10 standings. They won their first two A-10 tourney games, upsetting kenpom No.35 Saint Louis in the 9 v 1 game in Brooklyn. The 2013 Richmond Spiders finished in the top-100 but 9th in the A-10 as well in a year the conference was just loaded. They lost to No.8 Charlotte in the crazy Chris Mooney technical game. In 2008 was a crazy year that saw two top-80 teams finish behind two sub-100 teams. Both teams (Rhody and Duquesne) lost their first games in that season's tournament.