Atlantic 10 Tournament: St. Bonaventure Punches NCAA Tournament Ticket

St. Bonaventure upset Xavier in the Atlantic 10 tournament final. The Bonnies are heading back to the Big Dance for the first time since 2000.

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Dayton Vs. George Washington Final Score: Flyers Cruise To 67-50 Victory

Devin Oliver scored 19 with eight rebounds to lead the Dayton Flyers over the George Washington Colonials, 67-50, in the first round of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament. With the win, the sixth-seeded Flyers advance to the second round, where they will face third-seeded Xavier in Atlantic City, N.J., on Friday.

George Washington struggled to find the basket all night, shooting just 34.5 percent from the field as a team and 21.4 percent (3-of-14) from three-point land. Junior David Pellom was the team's lone bright spot, scoring 18 points with 10 rebounds off the bench. None of the team's five starters cracked double-digit scoring or finished with more than five rebounds. The Colonials, who finished 17-14 in Karl Hobbs' final season in 2010-11, finished 10-21 in Mike Lonergan's first season as head coach.

The Flyers, on the other hand, relied upon a well-balanced attack with four players reaching double-digits. Kevin Dillard finished with 13 points and eight assists, while Paul Williams and Josh Parker each added 10 points. As a team, Dayton shot 51.2 percent from the field.

Dayton split its season series with Xavier, winning at home on Jan. 21 before falling in overtime on the road on Feb. 18. Both schools are considered to be on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament, and this game could easily determine who ends up getting the nod.


UMass Vs. Duquesne Final Score: Minutemen Prevail In High-Scoring Affair

The Massachusetts Minutemen will continue on in the Atlantic-10 tournament, thanks to their victory over the Duquesne Dukes on Tuesday night. In a high-scoring affair that was light on defense, UMass was considerably more efficient and did a better job of getting to the free throw line. They're playing in the quarterfinals tomorrow after picking up a 92-83 win.

Five Dukes scored in double figures, but that wasn't enough to match UMass. The Minutemen had all three of Raphiael Putney, Javorn Farrell and Chaz Williams score 20-plus points, and Williams led all scorers with 21. He got to the free throw line repeatedly and made 13-14 foul shots.

UMass' ability to get to the free-throw line was the biggest difference between the two teams. They made 24-31 from the line, while Duquesne was 9-11. The Dukes actually made one more field goal than UMass, but they needed 11 more shots to do it and didn't get to the charity stripe often enough.

Massachusetts moves on to face the No. 1 seeded Temple Owls. The Owls are already in the NCAA tournament, and UMass will be hoping that they face off against a complacent team.


Saint Joseph's Vs. Charlotte Final Score: Hawks Move On To Quarterfinals

The Saint Joseph's Hawks kept their hopes of an NCAA tournament bid alive on Tuesday with an expected win over the UNC-Charlotte 49ers. At home in Philadelphia, St. Joe's shot well and dominated their visitors on the boards en route to a comfortable 80-64 win.

Five members of the Hawks, including four starters, scored in double figures while the team shot 55 percent from the field. Their size advantage against UNC-Charlotte was apparent throughout, with St. Joe's grabbing 40 rebounds to the 49ers' 26. The Hawks also recording eight blocks.

Carl Jones of St. Joe's lead all scorers with 23 points. Charlotte's Chris Braswell scored 20 points on 9-17 shooting, but he didn't get too much help from his teammates on that end. Charlotte shot 42 percent from the floor as a team.

St. Joe's moves on to face the No. 4 seeded Saint Bonaventure Bonnies on Wednesday.


Atlantic 10 Tournament 2012: Bracket And Day 1 Schedule

The 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament looks like it might be a breeze for top-seeded Temple and No. 2 Saint Louis. But No. 3 Xavier may have some things to say about that in Atlantic City beginning on Friday.

The first round of the A-10 Tournament begins Tuesday, March 6, with the eight lowest-seeded teams, including No. 5 Saint Joseph's and No. 6 Dayton playing match-ups at campus sites for the right to meet the top four seeds at Boardwalk Hall.

Then, teams progress to Atlantic City, where they will play on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday to determine which team will earn the conference's automatic bid to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Temple and Saint Louis were the only two A-10 teams with more than 20 wins in the regular season, and neither will play more than one 20-win team on the way to the final if seeds hold.

Of course, Xavier, a top-10 team at one point in this season before a fight with Cincinnati resulted in a slew of suspensions, could throw a monkey wrench into the seedings if the Musketeers get hot.

Here's the full 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament bracket and Day 1 schedule. All times are Eastern.

First Round/Day 1 Schedule - Tuesday, March 6 (at campus sites)

Game 1: No. 8 Massachusetts vs. No. 9 Duquesne, 7 p.m.
Game 2: No. 5 Saint Joseph's vs. No. 12 Charlotte, 7 p.m.
Game 3: No. 7 La Salle vs. No. 10 Richmond, 7 p.m.
Game 4: No. 6 Dayton vs. No. 11 George Washington, 7 p.m.

Second Round Schedule - Friday, March 9 (Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City)

Game 5: No. 1 Temple vs. Game 1 winner, noon (CBS Sports)
Game 6: No. 4 Saint Bonaventure vs. Game 2 winner, 2:30 p.m. or 25 minutes after Game 5 (CBS Sports)
Game 7: No. 2 Saint Louis vs. Game 3 winner, 6:30 p.m. (CBS Sports)
Game 8: No. 3 Xavier at Game 4 winner, 9:00 p.m. or 25 minutes after Game 7 (CBS Sports)

Semifinals - Saturday, March 10 (Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City)

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 1 p.m. (CBS Sports)
Game 10: Game 7 winner at Game 8 winner, 3:30 p.m. (CBS Sports)

Championship - Sunday, March 11 (Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City)

Game 11: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 1 p.m. (CBS)

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