Dayton Earns Top Seed for the 2018 A-10 Women's Basketball Championship

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Dayton, which won the Atlantic 10 Conference women’s basketball regular season title with a 15-1 league record, will be the No. 1 seed for next week’s A-10 Women’s Basketball Championship at the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va.

The 2018 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship will feature six first-round games being played on campus sites on Tuesday, Feb. 27 before heading to Richmond, Friday, March 2 through Sunday, March 4 for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship final games.

The Flyers have secured a bye and will play at 11:00 am in the quarterfinals on Friday, Mar. 2 against the winner of No. 8 seed Richmond (8-8) or No. 9 seed Davidson (7-9).

Duquesne (13-3), earned the second seed, which is their highest championship seed in program history, and also secured a bye. The Dukes will face the winner of seventh-seeded Saint Louis (9-7) and No. 10 seed Massachusetts (6-10) at 4:30 pm Friday.

Fordham (12-4) earned the third seed, and will host No. 14 seed Rhode Island (1-15) in the first round Tuesday at 7:00 pm ET.

George Mason will receive the fourth seed for the championship. The Patriots finished the season with a record of 11-5 in the A-10 and will host No. 13 seed St. Bonaventure (3-13).

George Washington finished 10-6 in league play to take the fifth seed as a result of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Saint Joseph’s. The Colonials will play La Salle at home Tuesday. Saint Joseph’s, the No. 6 seed, will face No. 11 seed VCU in the first round.

La Salle and St. Bonaventure both completed the regular season with a record of 3-13. La Salle was tabbed the 12th seed as result of a head-to-head tiebreaker over St. Bonaventure, who was slotted 13th.

Tickets can be purchased at the Richmond Coliseum sweetFrog box office at 601 E. Leigh Street or online at

All first round and quarterfinal games will be streamed live on the A-10 Network through Saturday’s semifinals will air at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network, while Sunday’s championship final will be on ESPNU and streamed on the ESPN App at noon.

FIRST ROUND | Tuesday, February 27
Game 1: #9 Davidson at #8 Richmond | 7:00 pm | A-10 Network
Game 2: #13 St. Bonaventure at #4 George Mason | 7:00 pm | A-10 Network
Game 3: #12 La Salle at #5 George Washington | 7:00 pm | A-10 Network
Game 4: #10 Massachusetts at #7 Saint Louis | 8:00 pm | A-10 Network
Game 5: #14 Rhode Island at #3 Fordham | 7:00 pm | A-10 Network
Game 6: #11 VCU at #6 Saint Joseph’s | 7:00 pm | A-10 Network

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

SEMIFINALS | Saturday, March 3
Game 11:  Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 | 11:00 AM | CBSSN
Game 12:  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 | 1:30 PM | CBSSN

FINAL | Sunday, March 4
Game 13:  Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 | Noon | ESPNU

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