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2017 Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview: Schedule, Location, Time, How to Watch

2017 Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview: Schedule, Location, Time, How to Watch

The 2017 Atlantic 10 basketball Tournament is headed to Pittsburgh as the premier mid-major conference in the country looks to see if more than two teams can earn bids to the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament.

The Dayton Flyers (24-6, 15-3) secured yet their second straight regular season title and are all but assured an at-large bid to The Big Dance thanks to non-conference wins over Alabama and Vanderbilt, coupled with a 3-point loss to Northwestern.

The same applies to the VCU Rams, which finished with a 24-7 overall record and a 14-4 record in conference play. VCU has played in each of the last four Atlantic 10 Tournament championship games and boasts non-conference wins over St. John's, LSU, Princeton and Middle Tennessee, coming up short against Illinois, Georgia Tech and Baylor.

The biggest question surrounding the A-10 Tournament is whether or not another team, like preseason Top 25 Rhode Island, or the No. 3-seed Richmond Spiders, can run the table, and steal a bid from teams waiting on the bubble. Rhode Island has the talent to do so, and enters the tournament having won the final five games on their schedule, including a win over VCU.

Here is all the information on the 2017 A-10 Basketball Tournament.

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2017 ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT HOW TO WATCH

When: Wednesday, March 8 – Saturday, March 12

Where: Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

How to watch: The 2017 Atlantic 10 Tournament will be aired on ASN, NBCSN, CBSSN, CBS 

Tournament Bracket: Atlantic 10 Tournament Bracket 

2017 ATLANTIC 10  TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 8 (First Round)
No. 12 UMass 70, No. 13 Saint Joseph's 63
No. 11 Saint Louis 72, No. 14 Duquesne 71

Thursday, March 9 (Second Round)
Game 3:
 No. 8 La Salle vs. No. 9 Davidson — Noon (NBCSN)
Game 4: No. 5 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 12 UMass — 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 5: No. 7 George Mason vs. No. 10 Fordham —6:00 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 6: No. 6 George Washington vs. No. 11 Saint Louis — 8:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

Friday, March 10 (Quaterfinals0
Game 7: 
No. 1 Dayton vs. Game 3 winner — Noon (NBCSN)
Game 8: No. 4 Rhode Island vs. Game 4 winner — 2:30 p.m., (NBCSN)
Game 9: No. 2 VCU vs. Game 5 winner — 6:00 p.m., (NBCSN)
Game 10: No. 3 Richmond vs. Game 6 winner— 8:30 p.m., (NBCSN)

Saturday, March 11 (Semifinals)
Game 11:
 Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner—1:00 p.m., (CBBSN)
Game 12: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner —3:30 p.m., (CBBSN)

Sunday, March 12 (Championship)
Game 13: 
Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner—12:30 p.m (CBS)

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

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Georgia Tech at Syracuse: Time, TV Channel, How to Watch

The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the Syracuse Orange face off in the Carrier Dome Saturday as both teams try to rise in the ACC. 

Syracuse has a 14-12 overall record and is looking to gain momentum as they are coming off a three-game losing streak. The team most recently had a tough loss against Louisville at home. 

Georgia Tech (13-13) hopes to sustain the energy from their two wins last week, one being against the Louisville Cardinals. 

The two teams faced off earlier in the season and Syracuse had an impressive victory, outscoring Georgia Tech by 34 with a final score of 97-63. 

Both Syracuse and Georgia Tech have a 7-8 record in conference play and are currently locked in a three-way tie for 6th in the ACC with Notre Dame. 

Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse: How to Watch

Who: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs. Syracuse Orange
What: ACC basketball on NBC Sports Washington
When: Saturday, February, 22, 4 p.m. ET
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
TV Channel: You can watch Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder) 

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