1996 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

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The 1996 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 6 to March 9, 1996. The tournament was played at the Philadelphia Civic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The winner was named champion of the Atlantic 10 Conference and received an automatic bid to the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The University of Massachusetts won the tournament for the fifth year in a row. Massachusetts eventually reached the semifinals of the NCAA tournament. George Washington, Temple, and Virginia Tech also received bids to the tournament. Carmelo Travieso of Massachusetts was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Future NBA players Marcus Camby (Massachusetts), Marc Jackson (Temple), and Tyson Wheeler (Rhode Island) were among those also named to the All-Championship Team. The top two teams in each division received a first-round bye.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Wednesday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 7
Semifinals
Friday, March 8
Final
Saturday, March 9
                                     
   
  E1  Massachusetts 69  
    E5  St. Bonaventure 56  
W4  Dayton 60
E5  St. Bonaventure 72  
  E1  Massachusetts 74  
  W2  George Washington 65  
   
   
  W2  George Washington 81
    E3  Saint Joseph's 71  
E3  Saint Joseph's 80*
W6  Duquesne 72  
  E1  Massachusetts 75
  E2  Temple 61
   
   
  W1  Virginia Tech 71
    E4  Rhode Island 77  
E4  Rhode Island 85
W5  La Salle 59  
  E4  Rhode Island 52
  E2  Temple 64  
   
   
  E2  Temple 67
    W3  Xavier 50  
W3  Xavier 61
E6  Fordham 54  

All games played at Philadelphia Civic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* - Overtime