Dr. John Giannini
A general consensus seems to exist that Saint Louis, St. Joseph’s, and UMass are the three best teams in the Atlantic-10 with VCU, Butler, and Temple right behind. But there’s another school in Philadelphia that has all the requisites to be right in the mix.
The names of potential sleepers in the Atlantic-10 were bounced around in October. Some said St. Bonaventure, others mentioned St. Joseph’s — no one said La Salle. Boy were we all wrong.
Who saw this one coming? Kevin Willard has reconstructed the Pirates into a cohesive, unselfish team that is playing the second best basketball in the Big East.