2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

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2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2017–18
Teams14
SiteCapital One Arena
Washington, D.C.
ChampionsDavidson (1st title)
Winning coachBob McKillop (1st title)
MVPPeyton Aldridge (Davidson)
Attendance49,714
TelevisionStadium, NBCSN, CBSSN, CBS
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2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rhode Island 15 3   .833     26 8   .765
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
Davidson 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Saint Joseph's 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
VCU 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
Saint Louis 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
George Mason 9 9   .500     16 17   .485
Richmond 9 9   .500     12 20   .375
Dayton 8 10   .444     14 17   .452
Duquesne 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
George Washington 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
La Salle 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Massachusetts 5 13   .278     13 20   .394
Fordham 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2018 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was the postseason men's basketball tournament for the Atlantic 10 Conference's 2017–18 season. It was held March 7 through March 11, 2018 at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.[1] Davidson won the tournament by defeating Rhode Island in the championship game.[2] As a result, Davidson received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.[3]

Seeds[edit]

All 14 A-10 schools participated in the tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records. The top 10 teams received a first round bye and the top four teams received a double bye.

Seed School Record Tiebreaker
1 Rhode Island 15–3
2 St. Bonaventure 14–4
3 Davidson 13–5
4 Saint Joseph's 10–8
5 George Mason 9–9 3–2 vs. Richmond, SLU, VCU
6 Saint Louis 9–9 2–2 vs. GM, Richmond, VCU (2–0 vs. Richmond)
7 Richmond 9–9 3–3 vs. GM, SLU, VCU
8 VCU 9–9 2–3 vs. GM, Richmond, SLU
9 Dayton 8–10
10 Duquesne 7–11 3–0 vs. GW, La Salle
11 George Washington 7–11 1–2 vs. Duquesne, La Salle
12 La Salle 7–11 0–2 vs. Duquesne, GW
13 Massachusetts 5–13
14 Fordham 4–14

Schedule[edit]

Capital One Arena just prior to tip-off for the championship game between Davidson and Rhode Island
Session Game Time Matchup Score Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 7
1 1 6:00 pm No. 12 La Salle vs No. 13 Massachusetts 69–67 Stadium 5,333
2 8:30 pm No. 11 George Washington vs No. 14 Fordham 78–72
Second round – Thursday, March 8
2 3 12:00 pm No. 8 VCU vs No. 9 Dayton 77–72 NBCSN 6,483
4 2:30 pm No. 5 George Mason vs No. 13 Massachusetts 80–75
3 5 6:00 pm No. 7 Richmond vs No. 10 Duquesne 81–68 6,514
6 8:30 pm No. 6 Saint Louis vs No. 11 George Washington 70–63
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 9
4 7 12:00 pm No. 1 Rhode Island vs No. 8 VCU 76–67 NBCSN 7,321
8 2:30 pm No. 4 Saint Joseph's vs No. 5 George Mason 68–49
5 9 6:00 pm No. 2 St. Bonaventure vs No. 7 Richmond 83–77 7,664
10 8:30 pm No. 3 Davidson vs No. 6 Saint Louis 78–60
Semifinals – Saturday, March 10
6 11 1:00 pm No. 1 Rhode Island No. 4 Saint Joseph's 90–87 CBSSN 8,756
12 3:30 pm No. 2 St. Bonaventure vs No. 3 Davidson 70–83
Championship – Sunday, March 11
7 13 1:00 pm No. 1 Rhode Island vs No. 3 Davidson 57–58 CBS 7,643
Game times in Eastern Time.[a] Rankings denote tournament seed
  1. ^ The United States began Daylight saving time at 2:00 am on Sunday, March 11, 2018. As a result, times through the semifinal games are in Eastern Standard Time while the Championship game time is in Eastern Daylight Time.

Source[4][5]

Bracket[edit]

[6]

  First round
Wednesday, March 7
Stadium
Second round
Thursday, March 8
NBCSN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 9
NBCSN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 10
CBSSN
Championship
Sunday, March 11
CBS
                                               
1 Rhode Island 76  
    8 VCU 67  
8 VCU 77
9 Dayton 72  
  1 Rhode Island 90  
  4 Saint Joseph's 87  
4 Saint Joseph's 68
    5 George Mason 49  
5 George Mason 80
    13 Massachusetts 75  
12 La Salle 67
13 Massachusetts 69  
1 Rhode Island 57
3 Davidson 58
2 St. Bonaventure 83  
    7 Richmond 77  
7 Richmond 81
10 Duquesne 68  
  2 St. Bonaventure 70
  3 Davidson 82  
3 Davidson 78
    6 Saint Louis 60  
6 Saint Louis 70
    11 George Washington 63  
11 George Washington 78
14 Fordham 72  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Basketball 2017, 2018 Championship Sites Announced". Atlantic10.com. September 4, 2014. Retrieved 2017-07-27.
  2. ^ "No apologies. Davidson stuns Rhode Island to win A-10 title, grab NCAA tournament bid". charlotteobserver. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  3. ^ "Bracketology 2018: Davidson wins the A 10 title, ruining someone's NCAA dreams". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2018-03-12.
  4. ^ "2018 Men's Basketball Championship". Atlantic10.com. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  5. ^ "College Basketball 2018 Atlantic 10 Tournament". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  6. ^ http://www.atlantic10.com/fls/31600/pdfs/2018_MBB_Bracket.pdf?CONTENT_ID=2128062&DB_OEM_ID=31600