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2020 Atlantic 10 Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Will Dayton add three conference tournament wins to its 18-0 regular-season mark? Or will someone else win the title in Brooklyn—something that might be a necessity for the conference to place more than just the Flyers to the field of 68.

NCAA Basketball: Davidson at Dayton
Anthony Grant’s Dayton Flyers finished 18-0 in Atlantic 10 play.
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2020 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Wednesday, March 11th (first round); Thursday, March 12th (second round); Friday, March 13th (quarterfinals); Saturday, March 14th (semifinals); Sunday, March 15th (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

The Atlantic 10 Tournament is in the second-year of three at its typical home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In 2022, the event heads to the Nation’s Capital for one year, while the ACC is in Brooklyn, before the A 10 returns to Barclays for 2023 and 2024.

TV/Streaming Info

As usual, coverage for the Atlantic 10 Tournament is all over the place. While the final is set for Sunday afternoon on CBS, CBSSN has the semifinals, NBCSN the quarterfinals and second round, with ESPN+ streaming Wednesday’s opening doubleheader.

Participants

All 14 teams will play in this season’s event.

Downloadable Bracket

Schedule

First Round (Wed., March 11)

ESPN+ ($) will stream both games.

Game 1: No. 13 Saint Joseph’s Hawks (6-26, 2-16) 70, No. 12 George Mason 77
The Patriots won the pair’s lone regular-season meeting at home.

Game 2: No. 14 Fordham 72, No. 11 George Washington Colonials (12-20, 6-12) 52
The Rams swept the season series.

Second Round (Thu., March 12)

NBCSN will air all four games.

Game 3: No. 9 VCU Rams (18-13, 8-10) vs. No. 8 UMass Minutemen (14-17, 8-10), 12 p.m.
The Minutemen won the pair’s lone regular-season meeting at home.

Game 4: No. 12 George Mason Patriots (17-15, 5-13) vs. No. 5 St. Bonaventure Bonnies (19-12, 11-7), approx. 2:30 p.m.
The Bonnies swept the season series.

Game 5: No. 10 La Salle Explorers (15-15, 6-12) vs. No. 7 Davidson Wildcats (16-14, 10-8), 6 p.m.
The Wildcats won the pair’s lone regular-season meeting at home.

Game 6: No. 14 Fordham Rams (9-22, 2-16) vs. No. 6 Duquesne Dukes (21-9, 11-7), approx. 8:30 p.m.
The Dukes swept the season series.

Quarterfinals (Fri., March 13)

NBCSN will air all four games.

Game 7: Game 3 Winner vs. No. 1 Dayton Flyers (29-2, 18-0), 12 p.m.
Game 8: Game 4 Winner vs. No. 4 Saint Louis Billikens (23-8, 12-6), approx. 2:30 p.m.
Game 9: Game 5 Winner vs. No. 2 Richmond Spiders (24-7, 14-4), 6 p.m.
Game 10: Game 6 Winner vs. No. 3 Rhode Island Rams (21-9, 13-5), approx. 8:30 p.m.

Semifinals (Sat., March 14)

CBSSN will air both games.

Game 11: Game 7 Winner vs. Game 8 Winner, 1 p.m.
Game 12: Game 9 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner, approx. 3:30 p.m.

Championship (Sun., March 15)

Game 13: Semifinal winners, 1 p.m. (CBS)

10-Year Mayhem Potential

Data from Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter.

Over the past 10 seasons, the No. 1 seed has only won the A 10 Tournament twice, with the No. 2 shut out!

  • 4 seed (4): 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • 1 seed (2): 2010, 2013
  • 3 seed (2): 2011, 2018
  • 5 seed (1): 2015
  • 6 seed (1): 2019

10-Year NCAA Bid Totals

  • 6 bids (1): 2014 (4-6 record, 13 teams)
  • 5 bids (1): 2013 (7-5 record, 16 teams)
  • 4 bids (1): 2012 (3-4 record, 14 teams)
  • 3 bids (6): 2010 (2-3 record, 14 teams), 2011 (3-3 record, 14 teams), 2015 (2-3 record, 14 teams), 2016 (2-3 record, 14 teams), 2017 (1-3 record, 14 teams), 2018 (2-3 record, 14 teams)
  • 2 bids (1): 2019 (0-2 record, 14 teams)

Last year’s total of two bids was the A 10’s low water mark for the last 10 years. The conference was last a one-bid year in 2005.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

Saint Louis: 2019 (6 seed)
Davidson: 2018 (3 seed)
Rhode Island: 2017 (4 seed)
Saint Joseph’s: 2016 (4 seed)
VCU: 2015 (5 seed)
St. Bonaventure: 2012 (4 seed)
Richmond: 2011 (3 seed)
George Mason: 2008 (3 seed, CAA)
George Washington: 2005 (West 1 seed)
Dayton: 2003 (West 2 seed)
UMass: 1996 (East 1 seed)
Fordham: 1992 (Patriot League)
La Salle: 1992 (MAAC)

Fordham, George Mason, and La Salle are the only current Atlantic 10 members that have not won the conference tournament. Interestingly, Dayton last won in 2003, and with the record of the No. 1 seed in recent events, the Flyers might have an uphill climb this week.

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