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


Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

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Georgetown gets a boost with Jessie Govan returning to school

After testing the NBA Draft waters, Georgetown center Jessie Govan decided to return to the Hoyas for his senior season.

Govan announced his intention to return on Instagram a week before the final commitment deadline.

Returning to the Hoyas is definitely a boost to the program that will be in their second year under head coach Patrick Ewing.  At 6-10, Govan was the team’s leading scorer (17.9 ppg) and rebounder (10.0 rpg) averaging a double-double last season.

Paired alongside power forward Marcus Derrickson, the Hoyas were nearly unstoppable in the paint. Derrickson though decided to forgo his senior year and signed with an agent after the season.

Had Govan decided to leave that would have meant over 56 percent of the team’s scoring and rebounding would have departed (to graduation or professional pursuits) in a handful of months. Not the best outlook for a 15-win team that went 5-13 in the Big East.

Instead Ewing gets back his leading scorer that many believe he can mold as a young protégée. While in the draft process without an agent Govan had workouts with the Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks. Both are valuable experiences that he will bring to a relatively young Georgetown squad.

Having Govan for one more year will bridge Ewing’s second season to transfer big-man, Omer Yurtseven to his first year of eligibility in 2019. They were set up to having a walk-on and two sophomores being the only returning Hoyas over 6-6 for the upcoming season.


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State


Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.


Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.