2016–17 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season

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2016–17 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) CBSSN, NBCSN, CBS
Tournament
Atlantic 10 men's basketball seasons
2016–17 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 15 3   .833     24 8   .750
VCU 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
Rhode Island 13 5   .722     25 10   .714
Richmond 13 5   .722     22 13   .629
Saint Bonaventure 11 7   .611     20 12   .625
George Washington 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
George Mason 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
La Salle 9 9   .500     15 15   .500
Davidson 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Fordham 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Saint Louis 6 12   .333     12 21   .364
UMass 4 14   .222     15 18   .455
Saint Joseph's 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Duquesne 3 15   .167     10 22   .313
2017 A10 Tournament winner

The 2016–17 Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball season was the 41st season of Atlantic 10 Conference basketball. The 2017 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was held at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from March 8–12, 2017. Dayton won the regular season championship. Rhode Island won the A-10 Tournament by beating VCU in the tournament championship. As a result, Rhode Island received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Three A-10 teams received bids to the NCAA Tournament: Dayton, VCU, and Rhode Island. Both Dayton and VCU lost in the First Round while Rhode Island lost in the Second Round. Richmond received the conference's sole bid to the National Invitation Tournament while George Mason and George Washington received bids to the College Basketball Invitational.

Head coaches[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

On March 10, 2016, Saint Louis head coach Jim Crews was released from his coaching duties by the school. [1] On March 30, the school hired Travis Ford as head coach.[2]

Coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Previous job Seasons at school Overall record A-10 record NCAA Tournaments NCAA Final Fours NCAA Championships
Davidson Bob McKillop Long Island Lutheran High School 28 516–315 (.621) 24–12 (.667) 8 0 0
Dayton Archie Miller Arizona (asst.) 6 130–59 (.688) 59–32 (.648) 3 0 0
Duquesne Jim Ferry LIU Brooklyn 5 50–75 (.400) 18–50 (.265) 0 0 0
Fordham Jeff Neubauer Eastern Kentucky 2 17–14 (.548) 8–10 (.444) 0 0 0
George Mason Dave Paulsen Bucknell 2 11–21 (.344) 5–13 (.278) 0 0 0
George Washington Maurice Joseph George Washington (asst.) 1 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0 0 0
La Salle John Giannini Maine 13 184–193 (.488) 84–112 (.429) 1 0 0
UMass Derek Kellogg Memphis (asst.) 9 152–128 (.543) 65–75 (.464) 1 0 0
Rhode Island Dan Hurley Wagner 5 62–64 (.492) 30–38 (.441) 0 0 0
Richmond Chris Mooney Air Force 12 203–162 (.556) 96–84 (.533) 2 0 0
Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli Saint Joseph's (asst.) 22 403–273 (.596) 200–146 (.578) 7 0 0
Saint Louis Travis Ford Oklahoma State 1 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0 0 0
St. Bonaventure Mark Schmidt Robert Morris 10 146–131 (.527) 70–78 (.542) 1 0 0
VCU Will Wade Chattanooga 2 25–11 (.694) 14–4 (.778) 1 0 0

Notes:

  • All records, appearances, titles, etc. are from time with current school only.
  • Overall and A-10 records are from time at current school and are before the beginning of the season.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason poll[edit]

Prior to the season at the conference's annual media day, awards and a poll were chosen by a panel of the league’s head coaches and select media members.[3]

Rank Team
1 Dayton (16)
2 Rhode Island (12)
3 VCU
4 Davidson
5 St. Bonaventure
6 Richmond
7 La Salle
8 George Washington
9 Saint Joseph's
10 Massachusetts
11 Fordham
12 George Mason
13 Duquesne
14 Saint Louis
(first place votes)

Preseason All-Conference Teams[edit]

Award Recipients
Preseason All-Atlantic 10 First Team Jack Gibbs, Davidson
Charles Cooke, Dayton
Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington
T. J. Cline, Richmond
Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure
Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Second Team Scoochie Smith, Dayton
Jordan Price, La Salle
Hassan Martin, Rhode Island
E. C. Matthews, Rhode Island
Mo Alie-Cox, VCU
Preseason All-Atlantic 10 Third Team Peyton Aldridge, Davidson
Joseph Chartouney, Fordham
Dante Clark, UMass
ShawnDre' Jones, Richmond
JeQuan Lewis, VCU

Regular season[edit]

Early season tournaments[edit]

Team Tournament Finish
Davidson Puerto Rico Tip-Off 5th Place
Dayton Wooden Legacy 5th Place
Duquesne Bluegrass Showcase 7th Place
Fordham Johnny Bach Classic Champions
George Mason Gulf Coast Showcase 5th Place
George Washington CBE Hall of Fame Classic 3rd Place
La Salle none N/A
UMass Gotham Classic Champions
Rhode Island Hall of Fame Tip Off 2nd Place
Richmond Barclays Center Classic 3rd Place
Saint Joseph's Paradise Jam 4th Place
Saint Louis Men Who Speak Up Main Event 4th Place
St. Bonaventure Lone Star Showcase Runners-up
VCU Battle 4 Atlantis 5th Place

Conference matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. Each team played 18 conference games: 1 game vs. 8 opponents (4 home, 4 away) and 2 games against 5 opponents (home and away).

  Davidson Dayton Duquesne Fordham GM GW La Salle UMass Rhode Island Richmond St. Joseph's St. Louis St. Bonaventure VCU
vs. Davidson 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1
vs. Dayton 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 1–1
vs. Duquesne 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0
vs. Fordham 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–1
vs. George Mason 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0
vs. George Washington 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0
vs. La Salle 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
vs. UMass 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 0–2 1–0 2–0 1–0
vs. Rhode Island 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1
vs. Richmond 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0
vs. Saint Joseph's 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0
vs. Saint Louis 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0
vs. St. Bonaventure 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 1–0
vs. VCU 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–1 0–1
Total 8–10 15–3 3–15 7–11 9–9 10–8 9–9 4–14 13–5 13–5 4–14 6–12 11–7 14–4

Weekly honors[edit]

Throughout the conference regular season, the Atlantic 10 offices name a player of the week and rookie of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Rookie of the week
November 14, 2016[4] ShawnDre' Jones, Richmond
Shavar Newkirk, Saint Joseph's
Mike Lewis II, Duquesne
November 21, 2016[5] Jack Gibbs, Davidson DeJon Jarreau, UMass
November 28, 2016[6] T. J. Cline, Richmond
JeQuan Lewis, VCU
Mike Lewis II, Duquesne
December 5, 2016[7] B. J. Johnson, La Salle
Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure
Mike Lewis II, Duquesne
December 12, 2016[8] Marquise Moore, George Mason Isiaha Mike, Duquesne
December 19, 2016[9] B. J. Johnson, La Salle Luwane Pipkins, UMass
December 26, 2016[10] Peyton Aldridge, Davidson
Marquise Moore, George Mason
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Davidson
Isiaha Mike, Duquesne
January 2, 2017[11] T. J. Cline, Richmond Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
Charlie Brown, Saint Joseph's
January 9, 2017[12] Scoochie Smith, Dayton De'Monte Buckingham, Richmond
January 16, 2017[13] Peyton Aldridge, Davidson
T. J. Cline, Richmond
De'Monte Buckingham, Richmond
January 23, 2017[14] Javontae Hawkins, Fordham
Marquise Moore, George Mason
Charlie Brown, Saint Joseph's
January 30, 2017[15] T. J. Cline, Richmond Isiaha Mike, Duquesne
February 6, 2017[16] Otis Livingston, George Mason
Matt Mobley, St. Bonaventure
Jeff Dowtin, Rhode Island
February 13, 2017[17] Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington
Donte Clark, UMass
Charlie Brown, Saint Joseph's
February 20, 2017[18] Jack Gibbs, Davidson
JeQuan Lewis, VCU
Mike Lewis II, Duquesne
February 27, 2017[19] Jared Terrell, Rhode Island
Matt Mobley, St. Bonaventure
Jalen Johnson, Saint Louis
March 6, 2017[20] Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington De'Monte Buckingham, Richmond

Conference Awards[edit]

Award Recipients[21]
Coach of the Year Archie Miller (Dayton)
Player of the Year T. J. Cline (Richmond)
Defensive Player of the Year Hassan Martin (Rhode Island)
Rookie of the Year De'Monte Buckingham (Richmond)
Sixth Man of the Year Kyle Davis (Dayton)
Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year Marquise Moore (George Mason)
First Team Jack Gibbs (Davidson)
Scoochie Smith (Dayton)
T. J. Cline (Richmond)
Jaylen Adams (St. Bonaventure)
JeQuan Lewis (VCU)
Second Team Peyton Aldridge (Davidson)
Charles Cooke (Dayton)
Marquise Moore (George Mason)
Tyler Cavanaugh (George Washington)
Hassan Martin (Rhode Island)
Third Team Kendall Pollard (Dayton)
ShawnDre' Jones (Richmond)
E. C. Matthews (Rhode Island)
Matt Mobley (St. Bonaventure)
Justin Tillman (VCU)
All-Academic Team Joseph Chartouny (Fordham)
Christian Sengfelder (Fordham)
Tyler Cavanaugh (George Washington)
Patrick Steeves (George Washington)
Mike Crawford (Saint Louis)
All-Defensive Team Charles Cooke (Dayton)
Kyle Davis (Dayton)
Yuta Watanabe (George Washington)
Hassan Martin (Rhode Island)
Mo Alie-Cox (VCU)
All-Rookie Team Mike Lewis II (Duquesne)
Isiaha Mike (Duquesne)
Jeff Dowtin (Rhode Island)
De'Monte Buckingham (Richmond)
Charlie Brown (Saint Joseph's)

Rankings[edit]

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
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Final
Davidson AP RV
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Dayton AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
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Duquesne AP
C
Fordham AP
C
George Mason AP
C
George Washington AP
C
La Salle AP
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UMass AP
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Rhode Island AP 23 21 23 21
C 24 22 25 25 RV
Richmond AP
C
Saint Joseph's AP
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Saint Louis AP
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St. Bonaventure AP
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VCU AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
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Postseason[edit]

2017 A-10 Tournament[edit]

Session Game Time* Matchup Score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 8
1 1 6:00 pm No. 13 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 12 Massachusetts 63–70 ASN 5,517
2 8:30 pm No. 14 Duquesne vs. No. 11 Saint Louis 71–72
Second round – Thursday, March 9
2 3 Noon No. 9 Davidson vs. No. 8 La Salle 82–73 NBCSN 7,509
4 2:30 pm No. 12 Massachusetts vs. No. 5 St. Bonaventure 60–73
3 5 6:00 pm No. 10 Fordham vs. No. 7 George Mason 71–82 OT 5,442
6 8:30 pm No. 11 Saint Louis vs. No. 6 George Washington 46–63
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 10
4 7 Noon No. 9 Davidson vs. No. 1 Dayton 73–67 NBCSN 6,641
8 2:30 pm No. 5 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 4 Rhode Island 63–74
5 9 6:00 pm No. 7 George Mason vs. No. 2 VCU 60–71 6,647
10 8:30 pm No. 6 George Washington vs. No. 3 Richmond 67–70
Semifinals – Saturday, March 11
6 11 1:00 pm No. 9 Davidson vs. No. 4 Rhode Island 60–84 CBSSN 6,886
12 3:30 pm No. 3 Richmond vs. No. 2 VCU 77–87 OT
Championship – Sunday, March 12
7 13 12:30 pm No. 4 Rhode Island vs. No. 2 VCU 70–63 CBS 7,025
*Game times in Eastern Time.[a] Rankings denote tournament seed
  1. ^ The United States begins Daylight saving time at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 12. As a result, times through the semifinal games are in Eastern Standard Time while the Championship game time is in Eastern Daylight Time.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

The Atlantic 10 Conference received three bids to the 2017 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Seed Region School First Four First Round Second Round Sweet Sixteen Elite Eight Final Four Championship
7 South Dayton N/A eliminated by (10) Wichita State, 58–64
10 West VCU N/A eliminated by (7) Saint Mary's, 77–85
11 Midwest Rhode Island N/A defeated (6) Creighton, 84–72 eliminated by (3) Oregon, 72–75
W–L (%): 0–0 (–) 1–2 (.333) 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) Total: 1–3 (.250)

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Richmond received the sole NIT bid for the conference.

Seed Bracket School First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
6 Iowa Richmond defeated No. 3 Alabama, 71–64 defeated No. 7 Oakland, 87–83 eliminated by No. 4 TCU, 68–86
W–L (%): 1–0 (1.000) 1–0 (1.000) 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) Total: 2–1 (.667)

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

George Mason and George Washington received bids to the CBI.

School First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals (Best of Three)
George Mason eliminated by Loyola (MD), 58–73
George Washington defeated Toledo, 73–69 eliminated by UIC, 71–80
W–L (%): 1–1 (.500) 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) Total: 1–2 (.333)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saint Louis University Announces Men's Basketball Coaching Change". Saint Louis University.
  2. ^ "Saint Louis hires Travis Ford as men's basketball coach". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  3. ^ "Flyers Picked to Win 2016-17 Men's Basketball". Atlantic 10 Conference. Atlantic10.com. October 18, 2016. Retrieved January 1, 2017.
  4. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (14 November 2016). "Jones, Newkirk Share First Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  5. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (21 November 2016). "Gibbs Named Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  6. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (28 November 2016). "Cline, Lewis Share A-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  7. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (5 December 2016). "Johnson of La Salle, Bona's Adams Named A-10 Co-Players of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  8. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (12 December 2016). "Moore Named Men's Basketball Player of the Week After Triple Double". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  9. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (19 December 2016). "Johnson Claims A-10 Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  10. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (26 December 2016). "Aldridge, Moore Share Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  11. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (2 January 2017). "Richmond's Cline Named Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  12. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (9 January 2017). "Dayton's Smith Named A-10 Player of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  13. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (16 January 2017). "Aldridge, Cline Share Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  14. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (23 January 2017). "Hawkins, Moore Named Atlantic 10 Co-Players of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  15. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (30 January 2017). "Triple-Double Earns Cline Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  16. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (6 February 2017). "Livingston, Mobley Earn Co-Players of the Week". Retrieved 6 February 2017.
  17. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (13 February 2017). "Cavanaugh, Clark Share Men's Basketball Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 15 February 2017.
  18. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (20 February 2017). "Davidson's Gibbs, VCU's Lewis Share A-10 Player of the Week Honors". Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  19. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (27 February 2017). "Terrell, Mobley Named Co-Players of the Week". Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Cavanaugh Earns Final A-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week". Atlantic10.com. Retrieved 2017-03-13.
  21. ^ Atlantic 10 Conference (7 March 2017). "Cline Named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, Miller Voted as Coach of the Year". Retrieved 7 March 2017.