Interesting topic and one that I’d be in favor for (if we couldn’t do a Big East-AAC Challenge instead). The A10 is a comparable league right now and this would definitely add a decent team to our schedule. Who knows, maybe it would garner some TV interest.
Houston Cougars vs. Saint Joseph’s Hawks
Throw a very good Houston team against a bounce-back Saint Joseph’s team, and you’re in for an intriguing matchup. I’m not sure how well the Hawks are going to respond this season after being plagued with injury, but I do know that Shavar Newkirk, LaMarr Kimble, and Charlie Brown are going to be good. That said, the Houston Cougars may have the American Athletic Association’s leading scorer next season in Rob Gray Jr, so this team would be pretty difficult to take down. Hypothetical Prediction: Houston 68, Saint Joseph’s 61.