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2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey from March 11 through March 14, 2009. The winner of the tournament received an automatic bid to the 2009 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament and was crowned Atlantic 10 Conference champion. Temple won the tournament with a 69-64 victory over Duquesne.

2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2008–09
Teams12
SiteBoardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey
ChampionsTemple Owls (8th title)
Winning coachFran Dunphy (2nd title)
MVPDionte Christmas (Temple)
← 2008
2010 →
2008–09 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#20 Xavier 12 4   .750     27 8   .771
Dayton 11 5   .688     27 8   .771
Rhode Island 11 5   .688     23 11   .676
Temple 11 5   .688     22 12   .647
Duquesne 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
La Salle 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Richmond 9 7   .563     20 16   .556
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     17 15   .531
Saint Louis 8 8   .500     18 14   .563
UMass 7 9   .438     12 18   .400
St. Bonaventure 6 10   .375     15 15   .500
Charlotte 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
George Washington 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Fordham 1 15   .063     3 25   .107
2009 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

BracketEdit

  First round
March 11
Second round
March 12
Semifinals
March 13
Championship Game
March 14
                                     
       
  1 Xavier 66  
    9 Saint Louis 47  
8 La Salle 60
9 Saint Louis 62*  
  1 Xavier 53  
  4 Temple 55  
       
       
  4 Temple 79
    5 Saint Joseph's 65  
5 Saint Joseph's 72
12 Charlotte 62  
  4 Temple 69
  7 Duquesne 64
       
       
  3 Dayton 69
    6 Richmond 64  
6 Richmond 65
11 St. Bonaventure 49  
  3 Dayton 66
  7 Duquesne 77  
       
       
  2 Rhode Island 74
    7 Duquesne 78  
7 Duquesne 91
10 Massachusetts 81  

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.


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