Oct. 4, 2012
BROOKLYN, N.Y.- The Xavier University Musketeers, who have won five of the last six Atlantic 10 Conference regular season men’s basketball championships, have been picked ninth out of 16 teams in the league’s preseason poll. Freshman Semaj Christon earned a spot on the A-10 preseason All-Rookie Team, the only XU individual to earn preseason honors.
Saint Joseph’s has been chosen as the Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball preseason favorite. The league announced the poll and awards Thursday in conjunction with its annual Media Day, held at Barclays Center. Both the awards and the predicted order of finish were chosen by a panel of the league’s head coaches and media members.
The 2012-13 season begins on Friday, Nov. 9 with nine Atlantic 10 teams in action. The year will culminate with the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., March 14-17. The tournament concludes with the finals on Sunday, March 17 at 1:00 p.m. on CBS.