Saint Joseph’s has earned the 10th seed in next week’s A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will open play against seventh-seeded Duquesne in the second round on Thursday, March 14 at 6:00 p.m.
VCU, which won the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season title with a 16-2 conference record, will be the No. 1 seed. The 14-team tournament begins Wednesday with the championship final set for Sunday, March 17.
The Hawks (6-12) earned the 10th seed by winning a head-to-head tiebreaker over Richmond. The winner of the Hawks-Dukes game will face second-seeded Davidson in the quarterfinals on Friday at 6:00 p.m.
ESPN+ will air Wednesday’s first-round games, while NBCSN will carry the entire second round Thursday and all four quarterfinal matchups Friday. CBS Sports Network will air the semifinals Saturday at 1:00 and 3:30 pm. The championship final is set for 1:00 pm on CBS Sports as part of their annual Selection Sunday coverage.
In addition to VCU, second-seeded Davidson (14-4), No. 3 Dayton (13-5) and No. 4 St. Bonaventure (12-6) earned byes into the quarterfinal round of the championship. VCU plays at noon on Friday, followed by St. Bonaventure at 2:30 p.m. Davidson opens the evening session at 6:00 p.m. and Dayton will close out the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m.
Seeds five through 10 earn byes into the second round and will play Thursday on NBCSN. George Mason (11-7) is seeded fifth and will play the winner of No. 12 George Washington (4-14) and No. 13 Massachusetts (4-14) at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday. GW and UMass will meet Wednesday in the first round at 1:00 p.m. on ESPN+. The Colonials earned the 12th seed by virtue of a head-to-head tiebreaker with the Minutemen.
No. 6 Saint Louis (10-8) will open play Thursday at 8:30 p.m. against the winner of the late first-round game between No. 11 Richmond (6-12) and No. 14 Fordham (3-15). The game between the Spiders and Rams will tip off at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday on ESPN+.
No. 8 Rhode Island (9-9) faces No. 9 La Salle (8-10) at noon on Thursday for the right to play VCU in the quarterfinals.
Saint Louis secured the No. 6 seed over Duquesne, winning a tiebreaker by virtue of the Billikens’ win over Dayton earlier in the year.
Saint Joseph's won its last two Atlantic 10 titles at the Barclays Center, in 2014 and 2016.