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Atlantic 10 Tournament Bracket Semifinals Preview

The quarterfinals of the A-10 tournament started with two upsets, but the final two games went as as expect as Dayton, St. Joe’s, Temple & Richmond all advanced to the semifinals.

Dayton probably took the toughest road to the semis having to go through the tournament’s #1 seed, Xavier. However, in this round they’ll be taking on the tournament’s lowest seed in St. Joe’s. The Hawks barely qualified for the tournament as the #12 seed, but now that they’re here Phil Martelli has his young Hawks playing well with two upsets already under their belt. Dayton beat St. Joes 65-59 back on January 12th.

Temple faces Richmond in the other semifinal in a matchup of the #2 and # seeds in the tournament. The Owls are looking to win their fourth straight conference tournament and 11th A-10 tourney game in a row. Richmond will be looking to shore up their credentials for the big dance with a win over a top 25 team. The Owls beat the Spiders by twenty when they last met in mid February.

Saturday, March 12
Semifinals – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, N.J.
Dayton Flyers vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks – 1:00 p.m.
Temple Owls vs. Richmond Spiders – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 14
Finals – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, N.J.
Game 11 – Winner of Dayton/St Joe’s vs. Winner of Temple/Richmond – 1:00 p.m.