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Atlantic 10 Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings and Conference Breakdown

The 2021 Atlantic 10 basketball tournament was moved from its originally scheduled site in Brooklyn to the campus courts of Richmond and VCU. In an added wrinkle, the championship game will be played a whole eight days after the semifinals in Dayton. Several teams will be vying to lock up a spot in the NCAA Tournament, including top seed St. Bonaventure. Read on for a look at the Atlantic 10 Tournament bracket and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.

Atlantic 10 Conference Standings

TeamConference RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
St. Bonaventure11-413-41 seed
VCU10-417-62 seed
Davidson7-412-73 seed
Saint Louis6-413-54 seed
UMass6-48-65 seed
George Mason8-612-86 seed
Dayton9-713-87 seed
Richmond6-513-88 seed
Duquesne7-79-89 seed
Rhode Island7-1010-1410 seed
George Washington3-55-1111 seed
La Salle6-119-1612 seed
St. Joseph's3-95-1513 seed
Fordham2-112-1214 seed

Atlantic 10 Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 3-6, 14
TV: CBS, CBSSN, NBCSN, ESPN+
Site: Richmond, VA (First Round-Semifinals); Dayton, OH (Championship Game)
Byes: Top 10 get single; Top 4 get double
Most Recent Champion: Saint Louis

Kyle Lofton St. Bonaventure basketball Atlantic 10 basketball Tournament
Credit: Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports

Atlantic 10 Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (11) George Washington 53, (14) Fordham 49
  • (13) St. Joseph’s 72, (12) La Salle 66

Second Round

  • (5) UMass 100, (13) St. Joseph’s 66
  • (6) George Mason 73, (11) George Washington 59
  • (7) Dayton 84, (10) Rhode Island 72
  • (9) Duquesne 67, (8) Richmond 62

Quarterfinals

  • (1) St. Bonaventure 75, (9) Duquesne 59
  • (2) VCU 73, (7) Dayton 68
  • (3) Davidson 99, (6) George Mason 67
  • (4) Saint Louis 86, (5) UMass 72

Semifinals

  • (1) St. Bonaventure 71, (4) Saint Louis 53
  • (2) VCU 64, (3) Davidson 52

Championship

  • (1) St. Bonaventure 74, (2) VCU 65

St. Bonaventure advances to NCAA Tournament

Atlantic 10 Conference Breakdown

The 2020 Atlantic 10 basketball tournament was canceled prior to its completion. Saint Louis won the most recent tournament to be completed two years ago. History doesn’t exactly favor the Billikens chances to win consecutive A10 championships. No Atlantic 10 team has won back-to-back tournaments since Temple won three straight from 2008-10. Saint Louis joins St. Joseph’s as being the only teams with multiple tournament titles in the last nine seasons. Richmond, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Rhode Island and Davidson have also all won once during that span.

Top seed St. Bonaventure also comes into the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament with the highest net ranking (32) of the 14 teams. The Bonnies are joined by VCU (36) and Saint Louis (42) in the top-50 of the net. Defense has been the catalyst to St. Bonaventure’s impressive season. The Bonnies surrender just 60.6 points per game, the best in the Atlantic 10 and nearly three points better than runner-up Davidson. UMass has been the top scoring team in the A10 this season, averaging 77.1 points per game. When it comes to the average scoring margin, Saint Louis leads the conference at +11.7.

Richmond and Saint Louis were considered the two favorites entering this season in the conference. Surprisingly, neither team lived up to expectations in the regular season. Richmond was the biggest underachiever in Atlantic 10 basketball this year. The Spiders were picked to win the league in the preseason poll and enter the conference tournament as the 8-seed. Meanwhile, VCU was the team to greatest overachiever relative to expectations. The Rams are the 2-seed in the A10 Tournament after being picked to finish ninth in the preseason poll.

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