FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9th, 2020
NO. 3 DAYTON FLYERS & PLAYER OF YEAR CANDIDATE OBI TOPPIN HIGHLIGHT NBC SPORTS’ LIVE COVERAGE OF ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Second-Round Coverage Begins Thursday at Noon ET on NBCSN; Quarterfinal Action Tips Off Friday at Noon ET on NBCSN
Paul Burmeister, Todd Harris, Tim McCormick, David Kaplan and Corey Robinson to Call A-10 Championship Matchups
All Championship Games Streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 9, 2020 – NBC Sports presents the 2020 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship this Thursday and Friday from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., with 20 hours of exclusive live coverage of the second round and quarterfinals on NBCSN. Headlining the tournament field will be the Dayton Flyers, who rank No. 3 in the nation, finished the season undefeated in A-10 conference play, boast a 29-2 overall record, and are led by National Player of the Year candidate Obi Toppin, who is averaging 20 points per game as a sophomore this season.
Thursday’s coverage of the Second Round on NBCSN tips off at Noon ET with No. 8 seed UMass – No. 9 seed VCU, followed at 2:30 p.m. ET by No. 5 St. Bonaventure facing the winner of Wednesday’s matchup between No. 12 George Mason and No. 13 Saint Joseph’s. Todd Harris will call the action joined by analysts Tim McCormick and David Kaplan. Corey Robinson will serve as courtside reporter.
Thursday’s second round coverage on NBCSN continues at 6 p.m. ET with No. 7 Davidson – No. 10 La Salle, and concludes at 8:30 p.m. ET with No. 6 Duquesne and the winner of Wednesday’s game between No. 11 George Washington and No. 14 Fordham. Paul Burmeister will handle play-by-play for the two evening matchups alongside McCormick, Kaplan and Robinson.
NBCSN’s coverage of the A-10 Championship quarterfinals begins Friday at Noon ET with No. 1 seed Dayton facing the UMass-VCU winner, and continues at 2:30 p.m. ET with No. 4 Saint Louis against the winner of the late Thursday afternoon matchup. Harris, McCormick, Kaplan and Robinson will have the call for Friday’s afternoon games.
Friday’s quarterfinals coverage continues at 6 p.m. ET with No. 2 Richmond facing the Davidson-LaSalle winner, followed by No. 3 Rhode Island playing the late Thursday night winner. Burmeister, McCormick, Kaplan and Robinson will call Friday’s primetime matchups.
Ahmed Fareed will host NBCSN’s Atlantic 10 Championship studio coverage on Thursday and Friday, and will be joined by former Division I football player and current college sports analyst Blaine Fowler and NBC Sports college basketball reporter Rob Dauster.
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NBCSN 2020 A-10 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
|Thursday, March 12||Second Round: No. 8 UMass vs. No. 9 VCU||Noon|
|Thursday, March 12||Second Round: No. 5 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 12 George Mason/No. 13 Saint Joseph’s||2:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 12||Second Round: No. 7 Davidson vs. No. 10 La Salle||6 p.m.|
|Thursday, March 12||Second Round: No. 6 Duquesne vs. No. 11 George Washington/No. 14 Fordham||8:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 13||Quarterfinals: No. 1 Dayton vs. UMass/VCU||Noon|
|Friday, March 13||Quarterfinals: No. 4 Saint Louis vs. St. Bonaventure/George Mason/Saint Joseph’s||2:30 p.m.|
|Friday, March 13||Quarterfinals: No. 2 Richmond vs. Davidson/La Salle||6 p.m.|
|Friday, March 13||Quarterfinals: No. 3 Rhode Island vs. Duquesne/George Washington/Fordham||8:30 p.m.|
Note: 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.