Oct 5, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT
In its first season under coach Ron Hunter, Georgia State won its most CAA games ever (11) and recorded the second-most overall wins (22) in school history. The Panthers reached postseason play for the first time since 2002. White, who is the lone returning starter, scored double figures in 10 of his last 11 games and averaged 15.0 ppg over that stretch. He was also sixth in the CAA in steals and 11th in assists (2.9 apg). Several newcomers are expected to make an immediate impact, led by Virginia Tech transfer Atkins, who averaged 4.9 ppg for the Hokies as a sophomore.
Oct 4, 2012, 12:59 PM EDT
Mason has won 20 or more games in four of the past five seasons and has finished among the top three in the CAA for the past five years. Wright scored double figures in seven of the Patriots’ last eight games. He also led the conference in free throw percentage (85.9%). Vaughns made a team-best 42 three-pointers and shot 35.6% from beyond the arc last season. Allen ranked fifth in the CAA in assists (3.7 apg) in his first year as the starting point guard.
Oct 3, 2012, 12:54 PM EDT
Drexel set a school record for victories (29), put together a 19-game winning streak, captured its first CAA regular-season title and advanced to the NIT quarterfinals last season. All but one player returns from that team. Massenat was runner-up for CAA Player of the Year in 2012 and enters the season on a 19-game double-figure scoring streak. He shot a CAA-best 45% from 3-point range. Lee scored double figures in 22 games and was the second Drexel player in the last three years to be named CAA Rookie of the Year. Fouch has averaged double digits in scoring during all three seasons.
Oct 2, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT
Delaware went undefeated last February (8-0), set a record for CAA wins (12) and reached postseason play for the first time since 2000. The Hens are the only team to return a pair of All-CAA players. Saddler finished 2nd in the CAA and 27th in the nation in scoring (18.8 ppg). Hagins was 5th in the nation in rebounding (11.1 rpg) and ninth in blocked shots (3.0 bpg). Threatt, who made the CAA All-Rookie team, averaged 19.6 ppg over the final eight games.
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