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