Atlantic 10 Tournament Bracket 2018, How to watch, Dates, Preview, Location


Atlantic 10 Tournament Bracket 2018, How to watch, Dates, Preview, Location

Once the crème de la crop of mid-major basketball, the Atlantic 10 is far and removed from its days where six teams made the NCAA Tournament in 2014.

This season, the A-10 has been flirting with one or two teams making the big dance and quite honestly nothing is set in stone until the nets come down in the 2018 A10 Tournament.

The best-case scenario for the Atlantic 10 is Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, and Davidson to all make the semi-finals of their tournament. Then the Wildcats go on to win. Here, there is a possibility that three A-10 teams make the NCAAs.

Everyone else has to win to make the dance. In what is a horrific year for the conference, there might not even be a team in the NIT if Davidson wins it all. Curren, ly there are eight teams at .500 or below in the A-10.

Heading into this tournament, only Rhode Island can afford the upset, but they are likely the favorites to spoil the Bonnies and Wildcats March dreams.

Still, there are big names, big match-ups, and big storylines for those with interest in the A-10. The Atlantic 10 Tournament playing for the first time in Capital One Arena, will be one that will be more than worth the price of admission.



When is the 2018 A10 Tournament?

The A10 Tournament is March 7-11. The A10 Championship game is on Sunday, March 11 at 1:00 pm.

Where is the 2018 A10 Tournament?
The 2018 A10 Tournament is hosted at Capital One Arena in Washington D.C.

How to watch the 2018 A10 Tournament?

The A10 Tournament will be televised on Stadium, NBCSN, CBSN, and CBS. Stadium will cover the television and streaming duties for the First Round. Coverage then switches to NBCSN for the Second Round and the Quarterfinals. CBSN picks up the tournament at the semifinals and then hands it off to CBS for the championship.

Who is the defending 2017 A10 Champion?

Rhode Island was the 2017 A10 Champion after receiving the No. 4 seed in an up-and-down season. The victory boosted the Rams into the NCAA Tournament with the automatic bid.  


A10 Tournament First Round (3/7)

 - No. 13 Massachusetts 69, No. 12 La Salle 67               
 - No. 11 George Washington 78, No. 14 Fordham 72

A10 Tournament Second Round (3/8)

 - No. 8 VCU 77, No. 9 Dayton 72                               
 - No. 5 George Mason 80, No. 13 Massachusetts 75
 - No. 7 Richmond 81, No. 10 Duquesne 68
 - No. 6 Saint Louis 70, No. 11 George Washington 63

A10 Tournament Quarterfinals (3/9)

 - No. 1 Rhode Island 76, No. 8 VCU 67                     
 - No. 4 Saint Joesph’s 68, No.5 George Mason 49
 - No. 2 St. Bonaventure 83, No.7 Richmond 77
 - No. 3 Davidson 78, No. 6 Saint Louis 60

A10 Tournament Semifinals (3/10)

 -No. 1 Rhode Island 90, No. 4 Saint Joseph's 87
 - 3:30 PM - No. 2 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 3 Davidson (CBSN)

A10 Tournament Championship (3/11)

 - 1:00 PM - No. 1 Rhode Island vs. TBD (CBS)



Throughout non-conference and conference play, Rhode Island has been the class of the Atlantic 10. The team went for nearly a two-month stretch where they did not lose a game and were solidly in the AP Top 25.

That was about three weeks ago, when Jared Terrell, E.C. Matthews, and Jeff Dowtin were raging through the A10. Since they have lost three of their last five and back-to-back to end the season.

That leaves St. Bonaventure, with the Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley duo, and the three-point arsenal of Davidson as the remaining two contenders.

The Bonnies ended the year on a 12-game winning streak, a program high. That included wins over Rhode Island, Davidson, St. Joe’s and George Mason (the other top five seeds). Once a bubble team, they are now on the good side according to Joe Lunardi and several other bracketologists. Still, a conference championship will remove all ambiguity and even bump them up a seed line or two. 

Davidson is so dangerous, 1. because they just knocked off Rhode Island and 2. because they average more than 10 three-pointers a game. Payton Aldridge (21.3 ppg) has fully stepped up his play to produce as much as Jack Gibbs from years past. He can fully take on the responsibility as a go-to player to leave all of his teammates open at every spot on the court.

Teams though that you cannot overlook in this tournament include both No.8 VCU and No. 9 Dayton. No. 7 Richmond is also a dangerous team that no one wants to face in this tournament.

PICK: No. 2 St. Bonaventure


Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

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Not only did UMBC own Virginia on the court, they owned the Twitter world

They said it could not be done, no No. 16 seed would ever beat a No. 1 seed. The odds would be too great and the obstacle too steep.

As we all know, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), just proved that all wrong.


All season the top-ranked Virginia Cavaliers dominated their opponents. They dictated pace, held opponents to less than 55 points, and smothered teams by forcing turnovers.

The roles filled on Friday evening and with an up-tempo 74-54 victory, UMBC proved the impossible.

The hardwood is not the only place that UMBC owned last night, they grabbed headlines, attention, and thousands of fans (literally) on Twitter.

Someone grabbed a hold of the UMBC Athletics Twitter account and took the upset by storm.

It all started when Seth Davis poked the bear:

and they were relentless.

Oh yeah, I forgot Seth Davis:

Then they started get snarky and owning everyone:

As someone who graduated from a commuter school, I can relate:

More Seth Davis:

Back to Twitter:

I guess that application wave actually was a thing or people wanted to know what ‘UMBC’ stood for:

Game. Set. History.

Now here come the shots against other schools:

Yeah, don’t jump on this bandwagon Terps fans. Stay in College Park:

I did not take long for other social media icons to start reaching out:

Oh and Seth Davis eventually did apologize:

Started the night at 5,588 and jumped up to 51.7 K. No one cares what you think Steven:

If you liked what you saw thank Zach Seidel, not an intern, not a student athlete who provided those tweets last night.

Zach, you just earned yourself a raise and we’ll see you in the Second Round.

NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

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NCAA Tournament 2018: UMBC vs. Kansas State Second Round, time, TV channel, how to watch

After shocking the world and doing what no other team has done before, the UMBC Retrievers are not done yet.

Yes, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed. And against a Virginia team that was the only dominant squad in all of college basketball, no one expected it (except Troy Machir).

Remember the Retrievers barely made it to the NCAA tournament with a buzzer-beater from Jairus Lyles.  

Lyles scored a game-high 28 points in their historic upset as the team went 50 percent from behind the arc with 12 three-pointers.

Up next they play No. 9 Kansas State who looked shaky in their First Round win over Creighton. Can the Cinderella run for the Retrievers continue? Either way anything they do would be a first for a No. 16 seed going forward.

Virginia and UNC UMBC will match up on Sunday in Charlotte, NC. 

Here is the NCAA Tournament information:


UMBC vs. Kansas State How to Watch

What: 2018 NCAA Tournament Second Round, South Region

Who: No. 16 UMBC (25-10, 12-4 America East) vs. No. 9 Kansas State (23-11, 10-8 Big 12)

When: 7:45 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 18.

Where: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina

TV Channel: TruTV

Online Stream:  March Madness Live on

TV Announcers: TBA Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Grant Hill (analyst), Bill Raftery (analyst), Tracy Wolfson (reporter)

Twitter: @UVAMensHoops, @KStateMBB


UMBC vs. Kansas State Bracket Analysis

How They Got Here: UMBC (Auto-bid, America East Champions), Kansas State (at-large)

Previous Meeting: First Meeting

Next Round: Winner of No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

South Region Bracket:

No. 16 UMBC vs. No. 9 Kansas State
No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Buffalo

No. 11 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 3 Tennessee
No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 2 Cincinnati

UMBC vs. Kansas State Betting Spread, Lines & Odds

Favorites: N/A
Over/Under: N/A
Money Line: N/A
Against The Spread: UMBC is 4-1 ATS this season, Kansas State is 15-16 ATS.

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