A-10 Tournament Stage is Set, #14 Rams Head to Face #3 Duquesne Tuesday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

The 2019 A-10 Championship will be hosted by Duquesne University on March 8-10, 2019, with the first rounds being held on Tuesday, March 5 at campus sites. The first-round games as well the championship quarterfinals, will be available live on ESPN+, while the semifinal games will air on CBS Sports Network. The league's title game will be televised on ESPNU.

Rhode Island will travel to Duquesne as the #14 seed to face the #3 seeded Dukes on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

VCU captured the No. 1 seed for the championship over Fordham via a head-to-head tiebreaker. VCU secured a bye and will play at 11:00 am in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 8 against the winner of No. 8 seed Saint Joseph's (7-9 Atlantic 10) and No. 9 seed George Washington (7-9 A-10). The Hawks finished in a three-way tie for eighth with GW and Massachusetts and secured the No. 8 seed via a head-to-head tiebreaker.

Fordham (13-3 A-10), earned the second seed and also secured a bye. The Rams will face the winner of seventh-seeded George Mason (8-8 A-10) and No. 10 seed Massachusetts (7-9 A-10) at 4:30 pm Friday.

Duquesne (11-5 A-10) earned the third seed and will host No. 14 seed Rhode Island (3-13 A-10) in the first round Tuesday at 7:00 pm ET.

Dayton finished 10-6 in league play to take the fourth seed as a result of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Davidson. The Flyers will face No. 13 seed La Salle on Tuesday. Davidson, the No. 5 seed, will face No. 12 seed St. Bonaventure (5-11) in the first round.

Saint Louis earned the sixth seed and finished 9-7 in league play. The Billikens will play No. 11 Richmond (6-10) at home Tuesday. 

La Salle and Rhode Island both completed the regular season with a record of 3-13. La Salle was tabbed the 13th seed as result of a head-to-head tiebreaker over Rhode Island, who was slotted 14th. 

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FIRST ROUND | Tuesday, March 5
Game 1: #9 George Washington at #8 Saint Joseph's | 3:00 pm | ESPN+
Game 2: #13 La Salle at #4 Dayton | 7:00 pm | ESPN+
Game 3: #12 St. Bonaventure at #5 Davidson | 7:00 pm | ESPN+
Game 4: #10 Massachusetts at #7 George Mason | Noon | ESPN+
Game 5: #14 Rhode Island at #3 Duquesne | 7:00 pm | ESPN+
Game 6: #11 Richmond at #6 Saint Louis | 8:00 pm | ESPN+

QUARTERFINALS | Friday, March 8
Game: 7: #1 VCU vs. Winner of Saint Joseph's/George Washington | 11:00 AM | ESPN+
Game 8: Winner of Dayton/La Salle vs. Winner of Davidson/St. Bonaventure | 2:00 PM | ESPN+
Game 9: #2 Fordham vs. Winner of George Mason/Massachusetts | 4:30 PM | ESPN+
Game 10: Winner of Duquesne/Rhode Island vs. Winner of Saint Louis/Richmond | 7:00 PM | ESPN+ 

SEMIFINALS | Saturday, March 9
Game 11: Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 | 11:00 AM | CBS Sports Network
Game 12: Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 | 1:30 PM | CBS Sports Network 

FINAL | Sunday, March 10
Game 13: Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 | Noon | ESPNU