2020 Atlantic 10 Conference women's basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know & more

The 2020 Atlantic 10 Conference women’s basketball tournament will determine which teams get an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The tournament is set to begin March 3 and will run through March 8. The first round is at the highest-seed school’s home gym, while the quarterfinals through the finals will be played at the University of Dayton.

Each of the A-10’s 14 teams will be in the tournament.

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Here is the schedule of the Atlantic 10 tournament.

MARCH 3 – FIRST ROUND

No. 9 Richmond def. No. 8 George Washington, 57-49.

No. 4 Saint Louis def. No. 13 George Mason, 69-61.

No. 5 Massachusetts def. No. 12 St. Bonaventure, 72-54.

No. 7 Davidson def. No. 10 La Salle, 67-63.

No. 3 Fordham def. No. 14 Saint Joseph’s, 59-36.

No. 6 Duquesne def. No. 11 Rhode Island, 70-53.

MARCH 6 – QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 Dayton def. No. 9 Richmond, 79-68.

No. 4 Saint Louis def. No. 5 Massachusetts, 65-52.

No. 2 VCU def. No. 7 Davidson, 58-52.

No. 3 Fordham def. No. 6 Duquesne, 54-47.

MARCH 7 – SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Dayton def. No. 4 Saint Louis, 58-50.

No. 2 VCU def. No. 3 Fordham, 60-55.

MARCH 8 – CHAMPIONSHIP

No. 1 Dayton def. No. 2 VCU, 52-48.

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ATLANTIC 10 CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

5 PLAYERS TO KNOW

BRE CAVANAUGH, FORDHAM: Bre Cavanaugh led the Atlantic 10 in scoring during the regular season. Heading into the tournament she was averaging 19.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. The defending-champion Rams are the No. 3 seed in the tournament.

NICOLE CARDANO-HILLARY, GEORGE MASON: Nicole Cardano-Hillary finished second in scoring behind Cavanaugh. She averaged 17.9 points per game. She also led the conference with 2.2 steals per game.

HAILEY LEIDEL, MASSACHUSETTS: Hailey Leidel was another top scorer in the Atlantic 10 this season. She averaged 16 points per contest. UMass picked up the fifth seed in the A-10.

JAYLA SCAIFE, DAYTON: Jayla Scaife averaged 13 points per game as she helped the Flyers to a top seed in the Atlantic 10.

TERA REED, VCU: Tera Reed finished in the top five in the Atlantic 10 in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game. The New Zealand native also averaged 5.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

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2019 CHAMPION

Fordham is the defending A-10 champion. They defeated VCU last season.