Atlantic 10 play kicks off on Saturday as Saint Joseph’s (10-2) heads to Richmond (8-4) for a tough opener for both teams. You can watch this game at 12:30 p.m. on NBCSN or the NBC Sports Live Extra app.
The Hawks have been led by the strong play of duo Isaiah Miles and DeAndre Bembry this season as they’ve only lost to Florida and Villanova. While Bembry found himself as a consensus top-100 player entering the season, Miles has developed nicely for his senior season as he’s averaging a team-leading 17.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.
Although Saint Joseph’s has that strong one-two punch, Richmond is actually the favorite in this one thanks in-part to its 6-1 mark at home. One of the few forwards in the A-10 outplaying Miles to start the year has been Spiders senior forward Terry Allen, as he’s putting up 19.9 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game while shooting 52 percent from the field.
Allen gets help in the scoring column from junior forward T.J. Cline (15.4 ppg) and junior guard ShawnDre’ Jones (14.3 ppg).
With five talented double-figure scorers in this one it’ll be interesting to see who is able to start the conference slate with a win.
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