Positives:

  • The shooting performance of Four McGlynn versus Dayton was a huge development for Rhode Island. McGlynn was supposed to be the 3-point specialist and a scoring threat off the bench coming into the year, but with the injury to E.C. Matthews more has been asked of him and he has not delivered for the part, shooting just 32 percent from 3-point land before the Dayton game. If McGlynn can shoot like he did against the Flyers, this team has a chance to make some noise in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
  • The chances of the men’s and women’s track teams in the Atlantic 10 Championships this weekend season are very good. Both teams have exhibited strong depth with multiple personal bests every week as well as numerous qualifiers in tournaments such as the New England Championships, the ECAC’s and the IC4A’s. The two teams stand very good shots to be in the top 3, with the men a favorite to win and the women a sleeper to win.

Negatives:

  • The Rhody women’s basketball team’s loss against George Mason was just another loss in a remarkably tough season for the Rams. Coming into this year most thought this team could vie for an NCAA Tournament invitation, but instead they are just 11-13 overall, and after this loss versus a bottom dweller, the team is  just 5-7 in A-10 conference play. No other way to put it, this has been a lost season, and in college when you only get four years of eligibility for star players, every season is crucial.

Players of the Week:

Charise Wilson (68-65 loss vs George Mason) – Wilson had 30 points, five assists, four rebounds and four steals in the loss. Wilson also hit six 3-pointers and was 11-of-19 from the field overall.

Four McGlynn (68-66 loss vs Dayton) – McGlynn has struggled mightily this year from beyond the arc, but hit five long-distance shots on Friday, and his big performance gave the Rams a chance to pull off the upset.

Team of the Week: URI men’s basketball (68-66 loss vs Dayton) – The URI men’s team lost and usually I do not give awards for losses, but they proved they could play with the best in the conference despite limited minutes from Kuran Iverson. They at least showed that they have a chance to make a run in the A-10 tournament.

Off the Record:  After playing 19 games in just 32 days, the Celtics play just 19 games in the next 49 days. They also possess the fourth-best average margin of victory in the NBA, winning by an average of 12.8 points per game.