The Atlantic 10 Conference tournament bracket became final when Dayton finished a 78-67 victory against Duquesne on Saturday at the Palumbo Center. It was the last A-10 game of the day.
Davidson won 73-69 at Richmond earlier in the evening to clinch the No. 2 seed, meaning Dayton was locked into the No. 3 seed whether it won or lost at Duquesne.
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The Flyers (21-10) finished alone in third place at 13-5 one season after finishing ninth at 8-10. They will start the A-10 tournament in the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, seeking their first A-10 tournament title since 2003.
There are three possible opponents for Dayton. No. 11 seed Richmond plays No. 14 seed Fordham in the opening round at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. The winner of that game plays No. 6 seed Saint Louis at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Whatever team advances from that game plays Dayton.
Dayton routed Richmond and Fordham in the regular season and split two games with Saint Louis.
If the top seeds advance, Dayton would play Davidson in the semifinals at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Virginia Commonwealth is the No. 1 seed and will be the favorite on the other side of the bracket. The championship game takes place at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The two Wednesday games will be televised on ESPN+. The four Thursday games and four quarterfinal games Friday will be on the NBC Sports Network. CBS Sports Network will televise the semifinals, and the final game will be on CBS.
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