March 18, 2013


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Seven Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball programs have earned postseason berths. 

Dayton and Saint Joseph's will represent the Atlantic 10 in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.

Dayton earned an at large bid to the 64 team field, will be the seventh seed in the Bridgeport bracket and will open up play against 10th seeded St. John's (18-12) on Sunday in Queens, N.Y.   The Flyers will be making their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament.   UD is 27-2 and finished a perfect 14-0 in A-10 regular season play. 

Saint Joseph's (23-8) secured a spot in the tournament after capturing the 2013 Buick Atlantic 10 Championship with a 47-46 win over Fordham on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.  The Hawks are seeded ninth in the Bridgeport Regional and will face eighth seed Vanderbilt at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in Storrs, Connecticut. 

Both games can be seen live on ESPN2. 

Five A-10 teams were also selected to take part in the 2013 WNIT with all five beginning play on Thursday. 

Charlotte will host Appalachian State, Fordham will host Army, while Duquesne will play host to Akron.    Richmond and Butler will hit the road for first-round games with the Spiders heading to NC State and the Bulldogs traveling to Toledo.