WATCH LIVE: Atlantic 10 tournament: St. Bonaventure vs. Dayton and George Washington vs. Rhode Island
After No. 24 Davidson and VCU managed to earn spots in Saturday’s Atlantic 10 semifinals, four teams will look to grab the final two spots in the night session at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and both games can be seen on NBCSN and NBC Sports LiveExtra. At 6:30 p.m. Eastern two-seed Dayton takes on seven-seed St. Bonaventure, with Archie Miller’s Flyers looking to build on what’s been a good season to this point.
Despite playing a seven-man rotation led by senior guard Jordan Sibert and junior forward Dyshawn Pierre, the Flyers remained in the Atlantic 10 title race until the final weekend of the regular season. As for St. Bonaventure, Mark Schmidt’s team has won four straight with their most recent victory being a 60-49 win over Saint Joseph’s Thursday night.
WATCH LIVE: Stream St. Bonaventure vs. Dayton here.
In the nightcap three-seed Rhode Island, which has taken the next step in its rebuilding process under head coach Dan Hurley slightly quicker than some anticipated, takes on George Washington. The Rams don’t lack for young contributors who are already major factors in the Atlantic 10, including sophomores Hassan Martin and E.C. Matthews and freshman Jared Terrell.
As for the Colonials, Mike Lonergan’s team is looking to make a run in Brooklyn after beginning conference play as a team expected to not only return to the NCAA tournament but possibly win once there as well. With four double-digit scorers led by Patricio Garino, the Colonials have won three straight including their 18-point victory over Duquesne Thursday night.
WATCH LIVE: Stream George Washington vs. Rhode Island here.