Atlantic 10 Announces 2017-18 Schedule Pairings

Atlantic 10 Announces 2017-18 Schedule Pairings

KINGSTON, R.I. –  The Atlantic 10 announced its 2017-18 women's basketball schedule pairings Thursday. During the conference portion of its slate, Rhode Island will host one team that played in the 2017 WNIT. The Rams will travel to face one team that appeared in the 2017 NCAA Championship field and four more that played in the WNIT.

Visiting the Ryan Center this season with be Davidson, George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis and VCU. Saint Louis was one of five A-10 schools to make the WNIT field last season.

The Rams will go on the road for games against Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, Massachusetts, St. Bonaventure and Saint Joseph's. Dayton is the defending league champion and made the NCAA Championship field a year ago. Duquesne, Fordham, Saint Joseph's and George Washington all were part of the 2017 WNIT.

The 2018 A-10 Championship will feature six first-round games being played on campus sites on Tuesday, Feb. 27 before heading to Richmond, Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4 for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship final games. The top two championship seeds will receive a bye, with the remainder of the field facing off in games hosted by seeds 3-8 for the first round.

The complete schedule - including conference dates and times - will be announced at a later date.

For ticket information, visit GoRhody.com or call 401.874.RAMS.

HOME (2016-17 record)
Davidson – 6-23, 4-12
George Mason – 13-17, 6-10
La Salle – 17-13, 9-7
Massachusetts – 9-21, 3-13
Richmond – 13-17, 7-9
St. Bonaventure – 9-20, 4-12
Saint Louis^ – 25-9, 12-4
VCU – 16-15, 8-8

AWAY (2016-17 record)
Davidson  – 6-23, 4-12
Dayton* – 22-10, 13-3
Duquesne^ – 18-16, 8-8
Fordham^ – 22-12, 11-5
George Washington^ – 20-10, 13-3
Massachusetts – 9-21, 3-13
St. Bonaventure – 9-20, 4-12
Saint Joseph's^ – 17-15, 12-4

* - 2016-17 NCAA tournament
^ - 2016-17 WNIT tournament