2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

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2011 Atlantic 10 Men's
Basketball Tournament
2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament logo
2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2010–11
Teams 12
Site Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Champions Richmond Spiders (1st title)
Winning coach Chris Mooney (1st title)
MVP Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Top scorer Kevin Anderson, Richmond
(66 points)
Post-Atlantic 10
tournament(s)
2011 NIT, 2011 NCAA,
2011 CBI, 2011 CIT
Atlantic 10 Men's
Basketball Tournaments
«2010  2012»
2010–11 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 Xavier 15 1   .938     24 8   .750
Temple 14 2   .875     26 8   .765
Richmond 13 3   .813     29 8   .784
Duquesne 10 6   .625     19 13   .594
George Washington 10 6   .625     17 14   .548
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
St. Bonaventure 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
Dayton 7 9   .438     22 14   .611
Massachusetts 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
La Salle 6 10   .375     15 18   .455
Saint Louis 6 10   .375     12 19   .387
Saint Joseph's 4 12   .250     11 22   .333
Charlotte 2 14   .125     10 20   .333
Fordham 1 15   .063     7 21   .250
2011 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
As of March 25, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played initially at campus sites for the opening round on March 8, 2011 and subsequently at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey from March 11 through March 13, 2011.[1] It was the fifth consecutive year that the tournament is hosted in Boardwalk Hall. The Richmond Spiders won the tournament and thereby received an automatic bid to the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Seeding for the tournament was determined by the conference standings at the end of the regular season, with the last two teams in the standings not qualifying for the tournament. First round games were held at the home of the higher (lower number) seed.

Richmond's victory was the first for the Spiders in ten years as members of the Atlantic 10 Conference, breaking Temple University's string of three consecutive conference tournament championships by defeating the Owls in the semifinals.

Richmond senior point guard Kevin Anderson was named Most Outstanding Player for the tournament, leading all scorers with 66 points over three games, including a game-high 23 points in the championship game. Joining Anderson on the All-Championship Team were teammate Justin Harper, Dayton's Chris Wright and Chris Johnson, and Temple's Lavoy Allen.[2]

The championship game was nationally televised on CBS.[3] Three first round games and both semifinal games were televised nationally by CBS College Sports, while all four quarterfinal games were offered by the network via syndication.[4]

Tie-breakers[edit]

  • Duquesne earned the 4th seed over George Washington with a 1–0 record in head-to-head games.
  • Massachusetts earned the 8th seed over Dayton with a 1–0 record in head-to-head games.
  • La Salle earned the 10th seed over St. Louis with a 1–0 record in head-to-head games.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Campus Sites
March 8
Quarterfinals
Boardwalk Hall
March 11
Semifinals
Boardwalk Hall
March 12
Championship Game
Boardwalk Hall
March 13
                                     
        
  1  Xavier 67  
    9  Dayton 68  
8  Massachusetts 50
9  Dayton 78  
  9  Dayton 64  
  12  Saint Joseph's 61  
        
        
  4  Duquesne 90
    12  Saint Joseph's 93*  
5  George Washington 59
12  Saint Joseph's 71*  
  9  Dayton 54
  3  Richmond 67
        
        
  2  Temple 96
    10  La Salle 76  
7  St. Bonaventure 73
10  La Salle 75*  
  2  Temple 54
  3  Richmond 58  
        
        
  3  Richmond 55
    6  Rhode Island 45  
6  Rhode Island 70
11  Saint Louis 61  

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.


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