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 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.


  First Round
Wednesday, March 4
Thursday, March 5
Friday, March 6
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