2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament was played initially at campus sites for the first round on March 9th, 2010 and subsequently at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey from March 12th through March 14th, 2010. The Temple Owls won the tournament and thereby received an automatic bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

2010 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
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Tournament logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season2009–10
Teams12
SiteBoardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey
ChampionsTemple Owls (9th title)
Winning coachFran Dunphy (3rd title)
MVPJuan Fernandez (Temple)
Top scorerKevin Anderson (Richmond)
(54 points)
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2009–10 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 Temple 14 2   .875     29 6   .829
No. 25 Xavier 14 2   .875     26 9   .743
No. 24 Richmond 13 3   .813     26 9   .743
Saint Louis 11 5   .688     23 13   .639
Rhode Island 9 7   .563     26 10   .722
Charlotte 9 7   .563     19 12   .613
Dayton 8 8   .500     25 12   .676
St. Bonaventure 7 9   .438     15 16   .484
Duquesne 7 9   .438     16 16   .500
George Washington 6 10   .375     16 15   .516
UMass 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Saint Joseph's 5 11   .313     11 20   .355
La Salle 4 12   .250     12 18   .400
Fordham 0 16   .000     2 26   .071
2010 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeding for the tournament was determined by the conference standings at the end of the regular season. The last two teams in the standings did not qualify for the tournament.

Temple's victory was their third consecutive A-10 Tournament Championship. They became the first team to win three straight since UMass won five consecutive titles from 1992 through 1996.[1]

The championship game was nationally televised on CBS, the first time the league's championship game was broadcast by the network.[2] In years past, ESPN had televised the game.

BracketEdit

  First Round
Campus Sites
March 9
Second Round
Boardwalk Hall
March 12
Semifinals
Boardwalk Hall
March 13
Championship Game
Boardwalk Hall
March 14
                                     
       
  1 #17 Temple 69  
    8 St. Bonaventure 51  
8 St. Bonaventure 83
9 Duquesne 71  
  1 #17 Temple 57  
  5 Rhode Island 44  
       
       
  4 Saint Louis 47
    5 Rhode Island 63  
5 Rhode Island 87
12 Saint Joseph's 76  
  1 #17 Temple 56
  3 Richmond 52
       
       
  3 Richmond 77
    11 Massachusetts 72  
6 Charlotte 56
11 Massachusetts 59  
  3 Richmond 89*
  2 #24 Xavier 85  
       
       
  2 #24 Xavier 78
    7 Dayton 73  
7 Dayton 70
10 George Washington 60  

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.owlsports.com/news/2010/3/14/MBB_0314101912.aspx?path=mbball
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)