2016 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2016 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 9 through 13, 2016, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The champion earned an automatic bid to the 2016 NCAA Tournament.

2016 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season2015–16
Teams14
SiteBarclays Center
Brooklyn, New York
ChampionsSaint Joseph's (4th title)
Winning coachPhil Martelli (3rd title)
MVPIsaiah Miles (Saint Joseph's)
Attendance52,133
TelevisionASN, NBCSN, CBSSN, CBS
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2015–16 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
VCU 14 4   .778     25 11   .694
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     22 9   .710
Saint Joseph's 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
George Washington 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
Davidson 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Rhode Island 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Fordham 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Richmond 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
UMass 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Duquesne 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
George Mason 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
Saint Louis 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
La Salle 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 A10 Tournament winner

SeedsEdit

All 14 Atlantic 10 schools participate in the tournament. Teams will be seeded by the 2015–16 Atlantic 10 Conference season record. The top 10 teams received a first round bye and the top four teams received a double bye.[1]

Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.[2]

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

ScheduleEdit

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 9
1 1 6:30 pm #13 Saint Louis 83 vs. #12 George Mason 78 ASN 5,523
2 9:00 pm #14 La Salle 88 vs. #11 Duquesne 73
Second round – Thursday, March 10
2 3 12:00 pm #9 Richmond 70 vs. #8 Fordham 55 NBCSN 6,519
4 2:30 pm #13 Saint Louis 65 vs. #5 George Washington 73
3 5 6:30 pm #10 Massachusetts 67 vs. #7 Rhode Island 62 5,507
6 9:00 pm #14 La Salle 63 vs. #6 Davidson 78
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11
4 7 12:00 pm #9 Richmond 54 vs. #1 Dayton 69 NBCSN 7,509
8 2:30 pm #5 George Washington 80 vs. #4 Saint Joseph's 86
5 9 6:30 pm #10 Massachusetts 70 vs. #2 VCU 85 8,223
10 9:00 pm #6 Davidson 90 vs. #3 St. Bonaventure 86 (OT)
Semifinals – Saturday, March 12
6 11 1:30 pm #4 Saint Joseph's 82 vs. #1 Dayton 79 CBSSN 10,439
12 4:00 pm #6 Davidson 54 vs. #2 VCU 76
Championship – Sunday, March 13
7 13 1:00 pm #4 Saint Joseph's 87 vs. #2 VCU 74 CBS 8,413

*Game times in Eastern Time. #Rankings denote tournament seeding.

BracketEdit

  First round
Wednesday, March 9
ASN
Second round
Thursday, March 10
NBCSN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 11
NBCSN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 12
CBSSN
Championship
Sunday, March 13
CBS
                                               
1 Dayton 69  
    9 Richmond 54  
8 Fordham 55
9 Richmond 70  
  1 Dayton 79  
  4 Saint Joseph's 82  
4 Saint Joseph's 86
    5 George Washington 80  
5 George Washington 73
    13 Saint Louis 65  
12 George Mason 78
13 Saint Louis 83  
4 Saint Joseph's 87
2 VCU 74
2 VCU 85  
    10 Massachusetts 70  
7 Rhode Island 62
10 Massachusetts 67  
  2 VCU 76
  6 Davidson 54  
3 St. Bonaventure 86
    6 Davidson 90*  
6 Davidson 78
    14 La Salle 63  
11 Duquesne 73
14 La Salle 88  

* denotes overtime period

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 A-10 Men's Basketball Championship Central - Atlantic 10 Conference Official Athletic Site". www.atlantic10.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. ^ "Dayton, St. Bonaventure, VCU Share A-10 Men's Basketball Regular Season Title". www.atlantic10.com. Retrieved 2016-03-06.