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Thursday, February 16th, 2017
ST. BONAVENTURE-DAYTON HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEKEND’S ATLANTIC 10 BASKETBALL COVERAGE SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Tripleheader on Saturday – Davidson-UMass at Noon ET, followed by St. Bonaventure-Dayton at 2 p.m. ET and Rhode Island-George Mason at 4 p.m. ET
Sunday’s A-10 Doubleheader –George Washington-Duquesne Men’s Basketball at Noon ET, followed by a Dayton-Fordham Women’s Basketball at 2 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 16, 2017 – NBCSN presents five Atlantic 10 basketball games this weekend, highlighted by a men’s matchup between the conference-leading Dayton Flyers (20-5, 11-2) and the third-place St. Bonaventure Bonnies (16-9, 8-5) at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, February 18 at 2 p.m. ET.
The Bonnies seek to upset the Flyers and win consecutive matchups over Dayton after last season’s 79-72 victory. Rich Lerner (play-by-play) and David Kaplan (analyst) will provide commentary of the St. Bonaventure-Dayton matchup.
Saturday’s men’s A-10 tripleheader on NBCSN tips off at Noon ET, when the UMass Minutemen (13-13, 3-10) visit the Davidson Wildcats (13-11, 6-7) at Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C. The Wildcats look to grab back-to-back victories against the Minutemen and A-10 Co-Player of the Week Donte Clark following last season’s 86-74 win. Rick Allen calls Davidson-UMass alongside former Division I basketball player and analyst Jordan Cornette.
Saturday’s coverage continues at 4 p.m. ET, when the George Mason Patriots (18-8, 8-5) host the Rhode Island Rams (16-9, 8-5) at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va. The Patriots aim to extend their four-game conference winning streak and move ahead of the Rams with a victory on Saturday. Mike Corey calls Rhode Island-George Mason alongside former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson.
Sunday’s doubleheader on NBCSN begins at Noon ET, when the George Washington Colonials (13-13, 5-8) face the Duquesne Dukes (10-16, 3-10) at A.J. Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Colonials and A-10 Co-Player of the Week Tyler Cavanaugh aim to pick up their second victory over the Dukes this season following January’s 65-63 win. Corey and Blaine Fowler (analyst) will provide commentary of the George Washington-Duquesne matchup.
Coverage continues at 2 p.m. ET with a women’s game as the Fordham Rams (18-10, 9-5) host the Dayton Flyers (18-8, 12-2) at historic Rose Hill Gymnasium in the Bronx, N.Y. The conference-leading Flyers look to grab their third-straight victory over the fourth-place Rams. Kenny Rice calls Fordham-Dayton alongside former Division I basketball player Lea B. Olsen.
All A-10 basketball games televised on NBCSN will also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
A-10 COVERAGE ON NBCSN
NBCSN will present more than 35 Atlantic 10 basketball games during the 2016-17 season, including 25 regular-season Atlantic 10 men’s basketball matchups, as well as exclusive coverage of the second round and quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Pittsburgh’s PPG Paints Arena.
NBCSN’s 2016-17 A-10 men’s basketball schedule features all 14 member schools, including Davidson, Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, and VCU. The schedule boasts three games with 2016 A-10 Championship winner Saint Joseph’s, and six games featuring teams from last season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Dayton, Saint Joseph’s and VCU).
In addition, NBCSN will present three regular-season A-10 women’s basketball games, featuring five member schools, including Dayton, Fordham, 2016 Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis.
NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
All A-10 basketball games will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs. The NBC Sports app will stream all games via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Roku.
NBCSN 2017 A-10 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Saturday, February 18||Davidson at UMass||Noon|
|Saturday, February 18||St. Bonaventure at Dayton||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 18||Rhode Island at George Mason||4 p.m.|
|Sunday, February 19||George Washington at Duquesne||Noon|
|Sunday, February 19||Dayton at Fordham (Women’s)||2 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 25||Richmond at Fordham||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 25||Saint Joseph’s at Saint Louis||4:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||Noon|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||Noon|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||6 p.m.|
|Friday, March 10||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||8:30 p.m.|
All games and times subject to change.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The basketball-centric conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit www.atlantic10.com.
-NBC SPORTS GROUP-