“We want to make sure as a program, as a university and as a community, we stay focused on the task at hand,” Grant said, “and what we have an opportunity to do. It’s goal No. 1 we accomplished. Hopefully, we’ll be able to appreciate what it was that we did, going 18-0 in the league, and then refocus and get ready for the challenge that lies ahead as we head to Brooklyn next week.
VCU (18-13, 8-10) ended the season with seven losses in its last eight games. UMass (14-17, 8-10) lost 64-63 at home to Rhode Island on Saturday.
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Dayton swept two games from VCU and UMass in the regular season.
If Dayton wins its quarterfinal game, it will play No. 4 Saint Louis, No. 5 St. Bonaventure, No. 12 George Mason or No. 13 Saint Joseph’s in the semifinals at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The A-10 championship game takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday. Dayton last won the A-10 tournament in 2003 at UD Arena. It has never won the tournament outside its own building. The Flyers will take a 20-game winning streak into the quarterfinals.
Highlights from Dayton's postgame celebration on Senior Night