Mar 10, 2012; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Xavier Musketeers guard/forward Dezmine Wells (5) during the first half against the Saint Louis Billikens in the semifinals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament at Boardwalk Hall. Xavier Musketeers defeat the Saint Louis Billikens 71-64. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament Final: St. Bonaventure Wins, Punches Ticket To NCAA Tournament

The Atlantic 10 Tournament comes to an end on Sunday with St. Bonaventure and Xavier fighting for the conference's automatic bid.

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UMass Vs. St. Bonaventure Final Score: Bonnies Win 84-80

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies defeated the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday by a final score of 84-80 in the semi-finals of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament. The Bonnies will face the winner of Xavier and St. Louis in the championship to determine who will earn an automatic bid for the 2012 NCAA Tournament.

Demitrius Conger was the star of the game for the Bonnies, scoring a game-high 22 points while adding 10 rebounds and eight assists. The Bonnies shot 51 percent from the floor as a team and were able to hold the Minutemen to 41 percent. Both teams turned the ball over 10 times. Terrell Vinson led the Minutemen in scoring with 20.

The Championship game will take place Sunday and 1 PM EST on CBS.

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2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament, St. Bonaventure Vs. Saint Joseph's: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The St. Joesph's Hawks men's basketball program will be making its 27th appearance in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Friday, as they take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at The Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ (2:30 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network).

Just nine days ago, these two A10 schools faced each other in a double-overtime thriller, which ended with the Bonnies earning a 98-93 victory.

The Hawks will feature the A10 Defensive Player of the Year, C.J. Aiken, and the Sixth-Man of the Year, Ronald Roberts. Meanwhile, St. Joe's best player, Langston Galloway, was named to the All-A10 Second Team.

If you'd like to catch the game, here's the game time, TV and radio information:

Game Time: 2:30 p.m.

National TV: CBS Sports Network

Local TV: Comcast SportsNet

Local Radio: SportsRadio 610 WIP

Radio Stream: Listen Live (Free)

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Atlantic 10 Tournament 2012: Bracket, Schedule And More For Friday's Quarterfinals

The quarterfinal-round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament will begin Friday, when the top-seeded Temple Owls and No. 8 UMass Minutemen kick start the eight-team, three-day, single-elimination event in Atlantic City, NJ at 12 p.m. ET on CBS Sports Network.

That contest will be followed by the No. 4 St. Bonaventure Bonnies playing the No. 5 St. Joseph's Hawks (2:30 p.m.), then No. 2 Saint Louis Billikens facing No. 7 La Sale Explorers (6:30 p.m.), and No. 3 Xavier Musketeers meeting up with No. 6 Dayton Flyers (9 p.m.).

On Friday, the semifinals will be played, while Saturday features the Championship Game at 1 p.m.

Here's a link to the official bracket, while below is a rundown of the field and previous results:

Tuesday, March 6, First Round (games played at lowest-seeded team):

7 p.m.: (8) UMass Minutemen 92, (9) Duquesne Dukes 83
7 p.m.: (5) St. Joseph's Hawks 80, (12) Charlotte 49ers 64
7: p.m.: (7) La Salle Explorers 80, (10) Richmond Spiders 72
7: p.m: (6) Dayton Flyers 67, (11) George Washington Colonials 50

Friday, March 9, Quarterfinals (on CBS Sports Network, Atlantic City):

Noon: (1) Temple Owls vs.(8) UMass Minutemen
2:30 p.m.: (4) St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs.(5) St. Joseph's Hawks
6:30 p.m.: (2) Saint Louis Billikens vs. (7) La Salle Explorers
9 p.m.: (3) Xavier Musketeers vs. (6) Dayton Flyers

Saturday, March 10, Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

1 p.m.: Winners of Friday's early games
3:30 p.m.: Winners of Friday's late games

Sunday, March 10, Championship Game (on CBS):

1 p.m.: Winners of Saturday's games

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Atlantic 10 Tournament 2012: St. Joesph's, La Salle Advance To Atlantic City

The first round of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament is complete, and two local men's college hoops teams survived and advanced to the second round on Tuesday. Both the St. Joesph's Hawks, a No. 5 seed, and La Salle Explorers (No. 7) each will move on to Atlantic City, NJ where the last three rounds of the A10 Tournament will be played.

St. Joseph's will face No. 4 St. Bonaventure Bonnies, while La Salle will play the Saint Louis Bilikens. Meanwhile, the top-seeded Temple Owls finally found out who they will play, No. 8 UMass Minutemen.

Here's a look a the updated bracket after Tuesday's first round:

Tuesday, March 6, First Round (games played at lowest-seeded team):

7 p.m.: (8) UMass Minutemen 92, (9) Duquesne Dukes 83
7 p.m.: (5) St. Joseph's Hawks 80, (12) Charlotte 49ers 64
7: p.m.: (7) La Salle Explorers 80, (10) Richmond Spiders 72
7: p.m: (6) Dayton Flyers 67, (11) George Washington Colonials 50

Friday, March 9, Quarterfinals (on CBS Sports Network, Atlantic City):

Noon: (1) Temple Owls vs.(8) UMass Minutemen
2:30 p.m.: (4) St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs.(5) St. Joseph's Hawks
6:30 p.m.: (2) Saint Louis Billikens vs. (7) La Salle Explorers
9 p.m.: (3) Xavier Musketeers vs. (6) Dayton Flyers

Saturday, March 10, Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

1 p.m.: Winners of Friday's early games
3:30 p.m.: Winners of Friday's late games

Sunday, March 10, Championship Game (on CBS):

1 p.m.: Winners of Saturday's games

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2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament: St. Joe's Vs. Charlotte Preview

In the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament, No. 5 seeded St. Joe's is set to square off against No. 12 Charlotte on Tuesday night. The winner will move on to the quarterfinals.

If the Hawks win, they will advance to play against St. Bonaventure while is the 49ers are victorious, they'll meet with Temple.

St. Joe's (19-12, 9-7) comes into this game as a heavy favorite to move on. The Hawks have won four of their last six, although they did suffer a double-OT loss against the Bonnies over the weekend.

Carl Jones will need to continue his excellent play to help his team keep their dream alive. Jones has scored 38 points over the past two games including 18 against a win over Temple. Ronald Roberts Jr. has also stepped up big lately, scoring 18 points in each of the past two games.

Charlotte (13-16, 5-11) is buoyed with the knowledge it already beat St. Joe's in their only meeting this year, 57-52. However, the 49ers have lost their last three and five of six, barely making the tournament at all. The difference in the orignial meeting was free throws. Charlotte had 22 attempts while the Hawks only had seven.

With all of that said, St. Joe's is playing for everything while the 49ers are playing out the string. The Hawks might need to run the table in order to make the NCAA Tournament, but it isn't out of the question to make it with a very strong showing in the A-10 tourney.

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2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament: La Salle Vs. Richmond Preview

On Tuesday, there will be a desperate battle between No. 7 La Salle and No. 10 Richmond in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tourney, with the winner moving on the quarterfinals.

The Explorers (20-11, 9-7) are coming in with a two game winning streak after beating George Washington and St. Bonaventure. Previous to those two games, La Salle had lost five of six and was reeling. It will be interesting to see which team shows up tomorrow night.

Earl Pettis will have to continue his exceptional play if the Explorers are going to make a cinderella run in the tournament. Pettis is not only the leading scorer but also the most consistent, always able to be counted on. Conversely, Ramon Galloway has to step up. He's scored just 16 points over the past two games.

The Spiders (16-15, 7-9) have also been playing well lately, winning three of their lost four with only a loss to Xavier. They come into the game with some confidence having beaten La Salle in a nail-biter back in February 78-76.

In that game, Derrick Williams had a wonderful effort with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Amazingly, the rebounding margin was 45-24 in favor of Richmond.

If the Explorers want to move on, they'll have to clean the glass with much better efficiency.

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Temple Vs. Fordham Final Score: Owls Win 80-60

The Temple Owls clinched the Atlantic 10 regular season title on Saturday, with a 20 point victory over the Fordham Rams.

The Owls rolled over Fordham behind identical-scoring halves, where Temple scored 40 and the Rams scored 30. Temple guard, Juan Fernandez, was the game's leading scorer with 19 points. Michael Eric, Rahlir Hollis-Jefferson, Ramone Moore and Khalif Wyatt all scored in double figures as well.

Temple has now won 13 of their last 14 games, came into the game ranked 25th in the country and is projected to be a four seed in the NCAA Tournament. They will play out the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament as the one seed, but should be a relatively high seed in the Big Dance, regardless. St. Joe's, Richmond and Dayton are the only three Atlantic 10 teams to defeat Temple this season – something to keep an eye on in the Conference Tournament.

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Temple Vs. Fordham Halftime Score: Owls Lead 40-30

The Temple Owls need a win Saturday to hold off St. Louis for first place in the Atlantic 10 Conference. So far, so good, as they lead the Fordham Rams by a score of 40-30 at halftime.

Although the Rams are converting at a higher clip than the Owls – 50 percent to 45 – the Owls have been able to dominate other facets of the game. Temple is +9 points from beyond the arch, +5 points from the free throw line and +5 in the turnover battle.

Owls guard, Ramon Moore, is the game's leading scorer with 11 points, but Fordham's Chris Gaston (10) and Branden Frazier (9) aren't far behind. Juan Fernandez also has nine points for the Owls. All eight Temple Owls have scored a basket thus far, with four players scoring at least five points. Fordham only has two players with more than five.

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