Posley, Ndoye Earn A10 Awards

Senior Youssou Ndoye and junior Marcus Posley made the A10 Third Team with Ndoye also making the league’s all-defensive squad. Freshman Jay Adams was snubbed and didn’t make the all-rookie team despite likely being deserving of that award IMO. Shane provides a compelling argument for Jay to be on the league’s all-rookie team over URI freshman guard Jared Terrel below. I’m not up in arms over it to be honest with you but if you’re a numbers guy and you like to vote off stats there’s certainly something here…URI finishing in the top four likely sealed the deal however as team performance does factor into these votes more often than not.

Jared Terrell Jay Adams
PPG 9.2 10.0
RPG 2.4 2.5
APG 1.4 4.5
SPG 1.4 1.1
AST/TO 0.82 2.25
MIN 27.4 32.5
FG % 37% 39%
3P % 31% 32%
FT % 72% 78%

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St. Bonaventure senior center Youssou Ndoye and junior guard Marcus Posley have earned Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors, the A-10 announced Tuesday. Ndoye and Posley were both named to the All-Conference third team, while Ndoye also was selected to the five-player All-Defensive team in voting of the A-10’s head coaches.

Entering this week’s A-10 Championship Tournament, Ndoye is one of two A-10 players who are averaging a double-double at 11.9 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. The seven-foot native of Dakar, Senegal, ranks second in the A-10 in both rebounding and blocked shots (2.6 per game). Ndoye has 11 double-doubles this year, seven more than he had last season, and his 286 rebounds so far this season ranks 10th on St. Bonaventure’s single-season rebounding list.

This is Ndoye’s first all-conference recognition.

Posley, who is in his first season with the Bonnies, is the sixth-leading scorer in the Atlantic 10 at 16.5 points per game. He has ten 20-point games this season, the third-most of any A-10 player, most recently 29 in the Feb. 28 win over Duquesne. Posley is tied for fourth in the A-10 in three-point field goals per game (2.5) and has made 73 three-pointers this season – already the ninth-best total in team history. He has scored in double figures in 24 of 29 games. The Rockford, Ill., native is also averaging 2.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game.

KenPom Gives Bonnies 1.5% chance to win it all

One of my favorite sites to use for all college basketball stats, KenPom.com, gives a statistical breakdown of each team’s chances of winning each round in Brooklyn…you know, as told by a computer via some fancy algorithm. The computer likes the Bonnies to beat St. Joe’s (59% of winning) but only a 16% chance of beating Dayton in the next round. We’ll see what happens but these things always interest me. Davidson is the likely champ and could meet Dayton in the final should SBU not knock them off. Poor St. Louis with a .002 chance of winning it all…just a year ago SLU was the number one seed in this tournament. It’s stunning how bad they were this year given where they were a year ago. I can’t see them being much better next year, maybe something like the 11 seed. And what about Davidson? Picked to finish 12th in the league Bob McKillop’s team won the whole damm league and did so without one of their best players, Jack Gibbs, for a lot of the season. What an incredible job and what a great addition to the league.

Rd1             Qtrs  Semis  Final Champ
 1 Davidson     100   100  80.5  49.3  32.0
 2 Dayton       100   100  75.8  45.5  21.6
 5 VCU          100  85.0  47.2  23.0  13.3
 3 Rhode Island 100   100  60.0  29.5  11.9
 4 Richmond     100   100  50.1  21.8  11.5
 6 Geo. Wash.   100  80.8  36.6  16.4   5.9
 7 St. Bona.    100  59.3  16.0   5.7   1.5
 9 La Salle     100  55.7  11.7   3.5   1.2
 8 UMass        100  44.3   7.8   2.0   0.6
10 St. Joseph's 100  40.7   8.2   2.3   0.4
11 Duquesne    71.2  16.1   3.2   0.6   0.09
12 Fordham     57.1   9.5   1.9   0.3   0.07
13 Geo. Mason  42.9   5.6   0.9   0.1   0.02
14 St. Louis   28.8   3.1   0.3   0.03  0.002