1998 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

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The 1998 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 4 to March 7, 1998. The tournament was played at the The Spectrum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The winner was named champion of the Atlantic 10 Conference and received an automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Xavier University won the tournament. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Temple, and George Washington also received bids to the NCAA Tournament. James Posey of Xavier was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. Including Posey, 4 of the 5 players on the All-Championship Team were from Xavier. Joining Posey were Torraye Braggs, Lenny Brown and Darnell Williams of Xavier, and Shawnta Rogers of George Washington. Posey and Braggs would eventually play in the NBA, while Rogers would also play professionally. The top two teams in each division received a first-round bye.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Wednesday, March 4
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 5
Semifinals
Friday, March 6
Final
Saturday, March 7
                                     
   
  E1  Temple 76  
    E5  Saint Joseph's 52  
W4  La Salle 72
E5  Saint Joseph's 73  
  E1  Temple 64  
  W2  George Washington 78  
   
   
  W2  George Washington 88
    E3  Massachusetts 83  
E3  Massachusetts 64
W6  Virginia Tech 58  
  W2  George Washington 63
  W1  Xavier 77
   
   
  W1  Xavier 68
    E4  St. Bonaventure 44  
E4  St. Bonaventure 75
W5  Duquesne 62  
  W1  Xavier 95
  E2  Rhode Island 80  
   
   
  E2  Rhode Island 83
    W3  Dayton 70  
W3  Dayton 68
E6  Fordham 60  

All games played at The Spectrum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
* - Overtime