Honorable Mention - Washington and Lee (Record: 10-0, Coached by: ixolabrat, Conference: ODAC, WIS Ranking: #3, RPI: 6, Previously: NR)
Washington & Lee, perennially the doormat in the ODAC; has fielded perhaps its best team in school history. A solid non-conference schedule included wins over Southwestern (8-2) and Denison (Winner over George Fox). While WLU doesn't scare anyone defensively, the squad did hold Southwestern to 25 points below their season average. Led by a solid backcourt duo of Bradley and Martine, both are deadly from the three point line. The SF bookends of Bevers and Whitsett provide additional perimeter punch. Jimmy McFerrin and John Clemonds provide up front bulk and the squad has enough coming off the bench to give a breather here and there. WLU leads the country in 3pt FG%, and is 3rd in both FG% and least fouls per game. Playing at a nice halfcourt tempo and controlling with a zone defense have yielded a solid squad capable of hanging in with the best the ODAC and the country has to offer.
Only time will tell if WLU is the real deal, or just the paper tiger of old!! The ODAC Gauntlet starts now :)
2/19/2013 12:21 AM (edited)