CAA men’s basketball report

Player of the Week

Nathaniel Lester, Sr., G, Hofstra

After missing all of last season due to an injury, Lester came out with a bang last Friday, scoring a career-high 33 points in Hofstra’s win over Long Island. He also brought down five rebounds and recorded three steals in the Pride’s win. Lester is the first Hofstra player other than Charles Jenkins to reach the 30-point plateau since the 2007-2008 season.

Rookie of the Week

Reggie Spencer, Fr., F, Northeastern

As Northeastern’s sixth man, Lester came off the bench and scored 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in the Huskies’ 82-74 overtime victory over Boston University. Spencer became the first Northeastern player to record a double-double in their debut since Chaisson Allen on Nov. 11, 2007.

Notes

  • Three CAA schools received votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll released Monday. George Mason received 11 points, Drexel got five points and VCU was given three points.
  • A couple of newcomers made immediate lasting impressions in their opening games this past week. UNC Wilmington freshman Adam Smith dropped five 3-pointers and posted a team-high 23 points in the Seahawks’ loss to Maryland. Towson freshmen Kris Walden and Marcus Damas recorded 11 points apiece in the Tigers’ loss to Kansas. William & Mary’s Marcus Thornton scored 13 points in the Tribe’s loss to Hampton.

 

Standings

1 Drexel 0-0 1-0
Hofstra 0-0 1-0
JMU 0-0 1-0
VCU 0-0 1-0
2 George Mason 0-0 2-1
3 Northeastern 0-0 1-1
Old Dominion 0-0 1-1
4 Delaware 0-0 0-1
UNC Wilmington 0-0 0-1
5 Towson 0-0 0-2
6 Georgia State 0-0 0-3
William & Mary 0-0 0-3

 

 

Weekend slate

Thursday, Nov. 17
VCU vs. Seton Hall 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 18
Drexel vs. Norfolk State 1 p.m.
William & Mary vs. Lehigh 5 p.m.
McNeese State at Georgia State 7 p.m.
Delaware at Villanova 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19
Towson vs. Belmont 2:30 p.m.
Old Dominion vs. South Florida. 2 p.m.
UNC Wilmington at Dayton 2 p.m.
Southern Illinois at Northeastern 2 p.m.
James Madison at La Salle 3 p.m.
St. Francis (N.Y.) at Hofstra 4 p.m.
William & Mary vs. Eastern Kentucky 5 p.m.
George Mason at Florida Atlantic 7 p.m.
Drexel vs. TBA TBA
Sunday, Nov. 20
William & Mary at Liberty 5 p.m.
VCU vs. TBA TBA
Towson vs. TBA TBA
Old Dominion vs. TBA TBA

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