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Fordham, VCU Earn Share of A-10 Regular Season Title; VCU Top Seed for the Women's Basketball Championship

By Atlantic 10 Conference

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — VCU and Fordham are the 2019 Atlantic 10 Conference women’s basketball regular season champions, finishing with a 13-3 league record. VCU, by virtue of a two-team tiebreaker, will be the top seed for the 2019 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship.


The 2019 A-10 Championship will be hosted by Duquesne University on March 8-10, 2019, with the first round being held on Tuesday, March 5 at campus sites. The first-round games as well the championship quarterfinals, will be available live on ESPN+, while the semifinal games will air on CBS Sports Network. The league’s title game will be televised on ESPNU.


VCU captured the No. 1 seed for the championship over Fordham via a head-to-head tiebreaker. VCU secured a bye and will play at 11:00 am in the quarterfinals on Friday, March 8 against the winner of No. 8 seed Saint Joseph’s (7-9) and No. 9 seed George Washington (7-9). The Hawks finished in a three-way tie for eighth with GW and Massachusetts and secured the No. 8 seed via a head-to-head tiebreaker.


Fordham (13-3), earned the second seed and also secured a bye. The Rams will face the winner of seventh-seeded George Mason (8-8) and No. 10 seed Massachusetts (7-9) at 4:30 pm Friday. 

Duquesne (11-5) earned the third seed and will host No. 14 seed Rhode Island (3-13) in the first round Tuesday at 7:00 pm ET.

Dayton finished 10-6 in league play to take the fourth seed as a result of a head-to-head tiebreaker with Davidson. The Flyers will face No. 13 seed La Salle on Tuesday. Davidson, the No. 5 seed, will face No. 12 seed St. Bonaventure (5-11) in the first round.  

Saint Louis earned the sixth seed and finished 9-7 in league play. The Billikens will play No. 11 Richmond (6-10) at home Tuesday. 


La Salle and Rhode Island both completed the regular season with a record of 3-13. La Salle was tabbed the 13thseed as result of a head-to-head tiebreaker over Rhode Island, who was slotted 14th.


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FIRST ROUND | Tuesday, March 5

Game 1: #9 George Washington at #8 Saint Joseph’s | 3:00 pm | ESPN+

Game 2: #13 La Salle at #4 Dayton | 7:00 pm | ESPN+

Game 3: #12 St. Bonaventure at #5 Davidson | 7:00 pm | ESPN+

Game 4: #10 Massachusetts at #7 George Mason | Noon | ESPN+

Game 5: #14 Rhode Island at #3 Duquesne | 7:00 pm | ESPN+

Game 6: #11 Richmond at #6 Saint Louis | 8:00 pm | ESPN+


QUARTERFINALS | Friday, March 8

Game: 7:  #1 VCU vs. Winner of Saint Joseph’s/George Washington | 11:00 AM | ESPN+

Game 8:Winner of Dayton/La Salle vs. Winner of Davidson/St. Bonaventure | 2:00 PM | ESPN+

Game 9:  #2 Fordham vs. Winner of George Mason/Massachusetts | 4:30 PM | ESPN+

Game 10:  Winner of Duquesne/Rhode Island vs. Winner of Saint Louis/Richmond | 7:00 PM | ESPN+


SEMIFINALS | Saturday, March 9

Game 11:  Winner Game 7 vs. Winner Game 8 | 11:00 AM | CBS Sports Network

Game 12:  Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 10 | 1:30 PM | CBS Sports Network


FINAL | Sunday, March 10

Game 13:  Winner Game 11 vs. Winner Game 12 | Noon | ESPNU

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