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Tuesday, March 12th, 2024

ATLANTIC 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SECOND ROUND AND QUARTERFINALS PRESENTED TOMORROW (WED.) AND THURSDAY LIVE ON USA NETWORK

Second Round Action Tips Off Tomorrow From Barclays Center in Brooklyn at 11:30 a.m. ET on USA Network with No. 8-Seed George Mason vs. No. 9 Saint Joseph’s

Matt Martucci, Paul Burmeister, Tim McCormick, John Giannini, Kim Adams, and Caroline Pineda to Call A-10 Championship Matchups

Ahmed Fareed, Matt McCall, Josh Pastner, Jordan Cornette, and Julianne Viani-Braen to Anchor Studio Coverage

STAMFORD, Conn. – March 12, 2024 – NBC Sports presents the 2024 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship tomorrow (Wednesday) and Thursday, with over 15 hours of exclusive live coverage of the second round and quarterfinals from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on USA Network. Back-to-back days featuring four games tip off on both Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. ET and in primetime from 5-9:30 p.m. ET.

Headlining the tournament field are the Richmond Spiders and Loyola Chicago Ramblers, who shared the Atlantic 10 regular season title after finishing conference play with 15-3 records. Richmond enters the tournament winning six of their last seven games, while Loyola Chicago has won 10 of their last 11, including a victory over then-No. 21 Dayton earlier this month. Dayton (24-6) is currently ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 and plays Thursday in primetime at 7:30 p.m. ET on USA Network.

The VCU Rams are the conference’s defending champions and qualified for their 19th NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament appearance last year. As a No. 12 seed, they fell to No. 5 Saint Mary’s, 63-51, in the First Round.

Atlantic 10 Championship action on USA Network will be called by NBC Sports play-by-play commentators Matt Martucci and Paul Burmeister alongside analysts John Giannini and Tim McCormick. Kim Adams and Caroline Pineda will serve as sideline reporters.

Ahmed Fareed will host Atlantic 10 Championship studio coverage both days on USA Network with former Division I basketball head coach Matt McCall and former Division I basketball player Julianne Viani-Braen. Analysts Jordan Cornette and Josh Pastner will join the show on Wednesday.

All eight matchups will also stream live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.

Below is the 2024 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship schedule on USA Network (subject to change, all times ET):

Date Game Commentators Time
Wed., March 13, Second Round No. 8 George Mason vs. No. 9 Saint Joseph’s Matt Martucci, John Giannini, Kim Adams 11:30 a.m.
  No. 5 VCU vs. No. 12 Fordham/No. 13 Davidson Matt Martucci, John Giannini, Kim Adams 2 p.m.
  No. 7 Saint Bonaventure vs. No. 10 La Salle/No. 15 George Washington Paul Burmeister, Tim McCormick, Caroline Pineda 5 p.m.
  No. 6 Duquesne vs. No. 11 Rhode Island/No. 14 Saint Louis Paul Burmeister, Tim McCormick, Caroline Pineda 7:30 p.m.
Thurs., March 14, Quarterfinals No. 1 Richmond vs. No. 8 George Mason/No. 9 Saint Joseph’s Matt Martucci, John Giannini, Kim Adams 11:30 a.m.
  No. 4 Massachusetts vs. No. 5 VCU/No. 12 Fordham/No. 13 Davidson Matt Martucci, John Giannini, Kim Adams 2 p.m.
  No. 2 Loyola Chicago vs. No. 7 St. Bonaventure/No. 10 La Salle/No. 15 George Washington Paul Burmeister, Tim McCormick, Caroline Pineda 5 p.m.
  No. 3 Dayton vs. No. 6 Duquesne/No. 11 Rhode Island/No. 14 Saint Louis Paul Burmeister, Tim McCormick, Caroline Pineda 7:30 p.m.

–NBC SPORTS–