Xavier the Brightest Gem in the A-10

Evan CohenCorrespondent IJanuary 17, 2009

With conference play in the A-10 just beginning the Xavier Musketeers have to hold tough versus unproven teams like Dayton Flyers and the Rhode Island Rams.

After having a great non conference run with wins against Missouri, Virginia Tech, Memphis, Virginia, and Auburn.  Even though Xavier had two tough losses against Duke and Butler who are each respectively ranked.

Xavier has senior leadership from B.J. Raymond (above), and C.J. Anderson. The Musketeers also are lead by explosive junior Derrick Brown, and a young nucleus of players.

After a 14-2 start Xavier has big games coming up against Dayton, LSU, and Temple.  Xavier has one of the best resumes for the big dance.  I will be surprised if Xavier is not on top of the platform in Detroit.