FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 28th, 2017
UMASS-ST. BONAVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL TRIPLEHEADER THIS SATURDAY ON NBCSN AT 2:30 P.M. ET
Fordham Travels to VCU at 12:30 ET
UMass Visits St. Bonaventure at 2:30 p.m. ET
Richmond Hosts Davidson at 4:30 p.m. ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – December 28, 2017 – The Atlantic 10 opens up conference play this Saturday, Dec. 30, as NBCSN presents a men’s basketball tripleheader to close out the 2017 calendar year, highlighted by a matchup between the UMass Minutemen (7-6) and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-2) at 2:30 p.m. ET from Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
Saturday’s tripleheader tips off at 12:30 p.m. ET, when the Fordham Rams (5-7) travel to Richmond, Va., to take on the VCU Rams (8-5). NBCSN’s tripleheader actions wraps at 4:30 p.m. ET, as the Davidson Wildcats (5-6) visit the Richmond Spiders (2-10).
UMASS-ST. BONAVENTURE – SATURDAY 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
Atlantic 10 Conference basketball Co-Player of the Week Jaylen Adams looks to lead the Bonnies to their eighth-consecutive win following last Friday’s double overtime victory over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. The Minutemen are fresh off a 74-63 win over Maine where freshman Carl Pierre dropped a career-high 25 points to close out non-conference play. Todd Harris (play-by-play) and Blaine Fowler (analyst) will provide commentary of UMass-St. Bonaventure.
FORDHAM-VCU – SATURDAY 12:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
VCU aims to pick up its fourth-consecutive win after defeating Virginia Military Institute, while Fordham looks to rebound from a loss to No. 10 West Virginia. 1983 North Carolina State University national championship basketball team member Terry Gannon calls Fordham-VCU alongside analyst David Kaplan.
DAVIDSON-RICHMOND – SATURDAY 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBCSN
The Wildcats are coming off a 91-78 victory over Akron at the 2017 Diamond Head Classic, where freshman Kellan Grady picked up a season-high 30 points. The Spiders look to pick up their third consecutive win against the Wildcats. Steve Schlanger calls Davidson-Richmond alongside former Division I basketball player and coach Ron Thompson.
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 30 Atlantic 10 basketball games during the 2017-18 season, including 21 regular-season Atlantic 10 men’s basketball matchups, three regular-season Atlantic 10 women’s basketball games, and exclusive coverage of the second round and quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
NBCSN’s 2017-18 A-10 basketball schedule is highlighted by 21 regular season men’s games, featuring 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 eight games featuring teams from last season’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Dayton, Rhode Island and VCU), including four games with 2017 A-10 regular-season champion Dayton.
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.
In addition, NBCSN will present three regular season A-10 women’s basketball games, featuring six member schools, including Duquesne, Fordham, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s and Saint Louis.
NBCSN 2017-18 A-10 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE (all times ET)
|Saturday, December 30||Fordham at VCU||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, December 30||UMass at St. Bonaventure||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, December 30||Davidson at Richmond||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 6||UMass at Dayton||Noon|
|Saturday, January 6||VCU at La Salle||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 7||Davidson at George Mason||Noon|
|Wednesday, January 10||Richmond at Saint Joseph’s (Women’s)||Noon|
|Saturday, January 13||La Salle at Duquesne||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 13||Saint Louis at George Mason||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 13||George Washington at Richmond||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 14||Davidson at Fordham||3 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 14||Saint Joseph’s at UMass||5 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 20||George Washington at VCU||12:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 20||La Salle at Richmond||2:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 20||George Mason at Duquesne||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, January 27||Duquesne at Rhode Island||Noon|
|Saturday, January 27||UMass at Fordham||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 28||George Washington at St. Bonaventure||Noon|
|Sunday, January 28||Richmond at Davidson||2 p.m.|
|Sunday, January 28||St. Bonaventure at Duquesne (Women’s)||4 p.m.|
|Wednesday, January 31||Fordham at Saint Louis (Women’s)||Noon|
|Saturday, February 3||George Mason at Richmond||4:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, February 3||St. Bonaventure at Duquesne||6:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 3||George Washington at Dayton||12:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 8||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||Noon|
|Thursday, March 8||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 8||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 8||Atlantic 10 Championship Second Round||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||Noon|
|Friday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||6 p.m.|
|Friday, March 9||Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinals||8:30 p.m.|
All games and times subject to change.
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.
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.
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