The conferences announced the scheduling partnership on Dec. 20, 2018. It remains a two-year agreement with an option to extend the deal for two more seasons.
“We are looking forward to this partnership with the Mountain West Conference. Intentionally stretching our scheduling footprint into four time zones is great for television exposure and brand expansion,” Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade said in a press release in October 2019. “Non-conference games are important and these matchups will be highly competitive, exciting and fun for our fan base.”
The other games postponed were:
Tuesday, Dec. 1: Utah State at Davidson.
Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020: UNLV at VCU; and St. Bonaventure at New Mexico.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020: San Diego State at Saint Louis; George Mason at Fresno State; Boise State at Rhode Island; Air Force at Saint Joseph’s; Richmond at Colorado State; and Duquesne at Wyoming.
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Massachusetts, La Salle, Fordham and George Washington were the A-10 teams left out of the series that would have been played this season.
More scheduling news: The Holiday Hoopsgiving event, which features a game between Dayton and Mississippi State on Dec. 12 in Atlanta, will be held as scheduled, event organizers announced Friday. However, the event is adding extra games as part of a “bubble concept” between Dec. 10-17.
The other teams scheduled to play Dec. 12 are: Clemson vs. Alabama; LSU vs. South Florida; and Memphis vs. Auburn. Assuming Dayton stays in the bubble, it could play any of those teams in Atlanta.