2004 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

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2004 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2003–04
Teams12
SiteUniversity of Dayton Arena
Dayton, Ohio
ChampionsXavier University
Winning coachThad Matta (2nd title)
MVPLionel Chalmers (Xavier)
← 2003
2005 →
2003–04 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 5 Saint Joseph's 16 0   1.000     30 2   .938
Temple 9 7   .563     15 14   .517
Rhode Island 7 9   .438     20 14   .588
UMass 4 12   .250     10 19   .345
St. Bonaventure 3 13   .188     7 21   .250
Fordham 3 13   .188     6 22   .214
West
Dayton 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
George Washington 11 5   .688     18 12   .600
Xavier 10 6   .625     26 11   .703
Richmond 10 6   .625     20 13   .606
Duquesne 6 10   .375     12 17   .414
La Salle 5 11   .313     10 20   .333
2004 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 2004 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 10 to March 13, 2004, at the University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio. The winner was named champion of the Atlantic 10 Conference and received an automatic bid to the 2004 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Xavier University won the tournament. The top two teams in each division received first-round byes. Saint Joseph's University entered the tournament undefeated, but lost to Xavier in the quarterfinals. Dayton, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, and Xavier all received bids to the NCAA tournament, with the latter two teams losing in the regional finals.

Bracket[edit]

  First Round
Wednesday, March 10
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 11
Semifinals
Friday, March 12
Final
Saturday, March 13
                                     
 
  E1 Saint Joseph's 67  
    W4 Xavier 87  
W4 Xavier 90
E5 St. Bonaventure 65  
  W4 Xavier 70  
  W2 George Washington 47  
 
 
  W2 George Washington 79
    E3 Rhode Island 50  
E3 Rhode Island 55
W6 La Salle 42  
  W4 Xavier 58
  W1 Dayton 49
 
 
  W1 Dayton 69
    W5 Duquesne 56  
E4 Massachusetts 76
W5 Duquesne 79  
  W1 Dayton 58
  W3 Richmond 56  
 
 
  E2 Temple 49
    W3 Richmond 64  
W3 Richmond 67
E6 Fordham 47  

All games played at University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
* - Overtime