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2022 Atlantic 10 Tournament: Schedule, Bracket, Recent History, TV/Streaming Info

Davidson is the No. 1 seed and a NCAA lock. Dayton and VCU both have at-large chances, but a potential Saturday semifinal looms as an elimination game for the loser. But bubble fans beware, as teams like St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, and Richmond could go on a run in Washington, D.C. to steal a bid on Selection Sunday afternoon.

The 2022 Atlantic 10 Tournament field in logos.
Graphic by Chris Dobbertean using logos from SportsLogos.net (most teams), GoExplorers.com (La Salle), and Wikipedia.(conference).

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2022 Atlantic 10 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Basics

Dates

Wednesday, March 9 (first round); Thursday, March 10 (second round); Friday, March 11 (quarterfinals); Saturday, March 12 (semifinals); Sunday, March 13 (championship)

Format

Traditional bracket

Site

In 2021, the Atlantic 10 Tournament was an on-campus affair (VCU and Richmond early, then Dayton for the final) that was spread across the final two weeks of the season, thanks to the pandemic. This year, the event will take place at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., where the conference will set up shop while the ACC plays in the A 10’s regular tournament home, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

TV/Streaming Info

Coverage for the Atlantic 10 Tournament is all over the place and involves all of the conference’s TV partners. While the final is set for Sunday afternoon on CBS, CBSSN has the semifinals, USA will have the quarterfinals and second round (RIP NBCSN), 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 9)

Game 1: (13) Saint Joseph’s (11-19, 5-13) 56, (12) La Salle 63
Game 2: (14) Duquesne (6-24, 1-16) 77, (11) Rhode Island 79

Second Round (Thurs., March 10)

Game 3: (9) George Mason (14-16, 7-9) 49, (8) Fordham 54
Game 4: (12) La Salle (11-19, 5-13) 51, (5) Saint Louis 71
Game 5: (10) UMass 99, (7) George Washington (12-18, 8-9) 88
Game 6: (11) Rhode Island (15-16, 5-12) 59, (6) Richmond 64

Quarterfinals (Fri., March 11)

Game 7: (8) Fordham (16-16, 8-10) 56, (1) Davidson 74
Game 8: (5) Saint Louis 57, (4) St. Bonaventure (20-9, 12-5) 56
Game 9: (10) UMass (15-17, 7-11) 72, (2) Dayton 75
Game 10: (6) Richmond 75, (3) VCU (21-9, 14-4) 64

Semifinals (Sat., March 12)

Game 11: (5) Saint Louis (23-11, 12-6) 69, (1) Davidson 84
Game 12: (6) Richmond 68, (2) Dayton (23-10, 14-4) 64

Championship (Sun., March 13)

Game 13: (6) RICHMOND (23-12, 10-8) 64, (1) Davidson (27-6, 15-3) 62

Mayhem Potential

Data originally posted by Bob Vetrone Jr. on Twitter in 2020 with my own additions for 2021 and 2022.

St. Bonaventure’s 2021 title marked just the second time the No. 1 seed has only won the A 10 Tournament since 2010. The No. 2 seed has been shut out in that time. That doesn’t bode well for Dayton, which honestly needs to win the event to be assured of a bid.

  • 4 seed (4): 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • 1 seed (2): 2013, 2021
  • 3 seed (2): 2011, 2018
  • 5 seed (1): 2015
  • 6 seed (1): 2019

NCAA Bid Totals Since 2011

  • 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 (5): 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 (2): 2019 (0-2 record, 14 teams), 2021 (0-1 record, 14 teams)

The Atlantic 10 has only placed a pair of teams in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments that have been played. Making matters worse, VCU was unable to play its game against Oregon in 2021 due to COVID issues. It’s likely that three will be the max this year. And that would require a Davidson loss to St. Bonaventure in the semifinals, Dayton and VCU reaching the other semifinal, with the Bonnies defeating that winner on Sunday afternoon.

Last Conference Tournament Championships

St. Bonaventure: 2021 (1 seed)
Saint Louis: 2019 (6 seed)
Davidson: 2018 (3 seed)
Rhode Island: 2017 (4 seed)
Saint Joseph’s: 2016 (4 seed)
VCU: 2015 (5 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 (1 seed, Patriot League)
La Salle: 1992 (2 seed, MAAC)

Fordham, George Mason, and La Salle are the only current Atlantic 10 members that have not won the conference tournament. Dayton last won in 2003, though the Flyers would have been favored had the 2020 event taken place, since they were a likely No. 1 seed.