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VCU is going to win the schedule pairings today! Bona will be in the First Four out.

Sorry, I had to be VCUish.....:yesyesyes:
 

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 Conference announced the men’s basketball team schedule pairings for the 2019-20 season Thursday. The upcoming season will feature an 18-game league slate for the sixth straight year.

Each team will play every A-10 opponent once, and five conference foes twice. There will be 126 conference games this season. The 2020 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship will be played March 11-15 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The complete 2019-20 conference schedule with dates and times, as well as national television information, will be released at a later date.

The A-10 is coming off a season in which Davidson, Dayton, Saint Louis and VCU all earned postseason bids. VCU won the regular season last year while Saint Louis claimed its second A-10 Championship title.

The following is a list of each school's home and away pairings for the 2019-20 season. Bold Italics denotes home and away partners (teams that will play twice).

Davidson
Home: George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, Fordham, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, VCU
Away: Dayton, Duquesne, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Fordham, Rhode Island, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, VCU

Dayton
Home: Davidson, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Duquesne, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Louis, VCU
Away: George Mason, La Salle, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Duquesne, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Louis, VCU

Duquesne
Home: Davidson, George Mason, La Salle, Richmond, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis
Away: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, VCU, Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis

Fordham
Home: George Mason, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, St. Bonaventure
Away: Dayton, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, VCU, Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, La Salle, St. Bonaventure

George Mason
Home: Dayton, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, George Washington, Massachusetts, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, VCU
Away: Davidson, Duquesne, Fordham, La Salle, George Washington, Massachusetts, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, VCU

George Washington
Home: Davidson, La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, Richmond, St. Bonaventure
Away: Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, VCU, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, Richmond, St. Bonaventure

La Salle
Home: Dayton, George Mason, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Fordham, Massachusetts, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis
Away: Davidson, Duquesne, George Washington, Rhode Island, Fordham, Massachusetts, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis

Massachusetts
Home: Duquesne, George Washington, Saint Joseph’s, VCU, Dayton, George Mason, La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Louis
Away: Davidson, Fordham, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Dayton, George Mason, La Salle, Rhode Island, Saint Louis

Rhode Island
Home: Duquesne, La Salle, Richmond, Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, VCU
Away: Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Davidson, Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, VCU

Richmond
Home: Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Davidson, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, VCU
Away: Duquesne, Fordham, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Davidson, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, VCU

St. Bonaventure
Home: Davidson, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, Saint Joseph’s
Away: Dayton, La Salle, Saint Louis, VCU, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, Saint Joseph’s

Saint Joseph’s
Home: Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, VCU, Davidson, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis
Away: George Mason, George Washington, Massachusetts, Richmond, Davidson, La Salle, Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis

Saint Louis
Home: Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, VCU, Dayton, Duquesne, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s
Away: Davidson, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond, Dayton, Duquesne, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s

VCU
Home: Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond
Away: La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond
 

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VCU is going to win the schedule pairings today! Bona will be in the First Four out.

Sorry, I had to be VCUish.....:yesyesyes:
I'm sorry that you're F-ing A right!

I don't want to sound like a dick, but really? At least we get Davidson at home. Our double-ups are meh, at best. And we get Dayton, VCU, and SLU once each, on the road.

Did we previously know the pods?

Did I wake up yesterday?

I'm already pissed and OTA's haven't even started.
 

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I'd love to have Dayton and VCU at home, AA. Having said that, considering past performance, and what has happened at St. Joe's, our home and away pairings have the possibility of setting the Bonnies for a strong conference record. But, as I think you pointed out, that schedule may not help from a ratings perspective. But, I also haven't really looked at the other teams in regards to who they are adding.
 

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I hate the Bonnies' draw. They dont have any of the top teams in a H-H and the toughest games are on the road aside from Davidson. I thought the Bonnies could get into at large territory this season but not with this schedule. Just have to Winn every fucking game now.


Edited to Add: Rhody got the draw I would want. H-H with Davidson, Dayton and VCU. The only good thing is I like the Bonnies chances of getting a bye. Should be able to rack up a lot of wins
 

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I hate the Bonnies draw. They dont have any of the top teams in a H-H and the toughest games are on the road aside from Davidson. I thought the Bonnies could get into at large territory this season but not with this schedule. Just have to Winn every fucking game now.



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'03.. not only that but DC/VCU and VCU/Day have H-H too.

It's like the league took the perceived top 4 and said fuck everyone else.
 

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I'd love to have Dayton and VCU at home, AA. Having said that, considering past performance, and what has happened at St. Joe's, our home and away pairings have the possibility of setting the Bonnies for a strong conference record. But, as I think you pointed out, that schedule may not help from a ratings perspective. But, I also haven't really looked at the other teams in regards to who they are adding.
Without knowing exactly how teams will perform I guess one could look at it that Bona has a good set-up to win the league while VCU, Dayton and URI beat up on each other. There are two edges to the sword. Play the strongest possible to get a good SOS or get wins. I guess this can be argued every season. Ha! One day maybe VCU will get Bona for a H&H. Right now it appears as if Richmond and Mason are locked in as H&Hs.
 

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Without knowing exactly how teams will perform I guess one could look at it that Bona has a good set-up to win the league while VCU, Dayton and URI beat up on each other. There are two edges to the sword. Play the strongest possible to get a good SOS or get wins. I guess this can be argued every season. Ha! One day maybe VCU will get Bona for a H&H. Right now it appears as if Richmond and Mason are locked in as H&Hs.

yea, the Bonnies I think can slide into the top 4 with a gaudy record and at least have a shot to win the whole damn thing. The A10 screwed up though. They should be looking at their teams and saying "who has a shot to get an at large?" That answer is Dayton, Davidson, VCU, Bona and Rhody. To give Bona none of those teams pretty much buries us. I dont think the non conference schedule will be strong enough to get into the conversation. I cant wait for a 24-7 Bona squad getting left out because they didnt beat enough quality teams.
 

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yea, the Bonnies I think can slide into the top 4 with a gaudy record and at least have a shot to win the whole damn thing. The A10 screwed up though. They should be looking at their teams and saying "who has a shot to get an at large?" That answer is Dayton, Davidson, VCU, Bona and Rhody. To give Bona none of those teams pretty much buries us. I dont think the non conference schedule will be strong enough to get into the conversation. I cant wait for a 24-7 Bona squad getting left out because they didnt beat enough quality teams.
I have wondered if the A10 would benefit from what the C-USA did last season with the top 4 teams playing H&Hs at the end of the season. I just think no matter what, the conferences get screwed one way or another. Guess it comes down to playing your cards and hoping for the wins.
 

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I have wondered if the A10 would benefit from what the C-USA did last season with the top 4 teams playing H&Hs at the end of the season. I just think no matter what, the conferences get screwed one way or another. Guess it comes down to playing your cards and hoping for the wins.
we don't need any C-USA gimmicks
 

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luv them if they are back-to-back with a little snow thrown in for fun.
I have never had a Tony Luke's cheesesteak so I am all for back to back.
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners.
 

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It seems as though many 'experts' are predicting Davidson, Dayton, URI and VCU mto finish in the top four of the A-10. Each of the four have a H&H on this year's schedule except for Davidson which plays at UD without a return game. I don't know if Conference rules permit it, but could UD and Davidson schedule a game between them as an ooc game with no effect on conference standings? Scheduling games, particularly with quality teams, is getting more challenging, and this gives both schools another Q2(presumably) game on their resumes.
 

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It seems as though many 'experts' are predicting Davidson, Dayton, URI and VCU mto finish in the top four of the A-10. Each of the four have a H&H on this year's schedule except for Davidson which plays at UD without a return game. I don't know if Conference rules permit it, but could UD and Davidson schedule a game between them as an ooc game with no effect on conference standings? Scheduling games, particularly with quality teams, is getting more challenging, and this gives both schools another Q2(presumably) game on their resumes.
Would make no sense for UD. A UD win helps them, but hurts the league by hurting Davidson. They can just as soon play a solid P5 on the road. A P5 will play a good A10 team if they don't have to return the game. You get a nice payday, a big boost if you win, and a loss doesn't do too much damage.
 

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It seems as though many 'experts' are predicting Davidson, Dayton, URI and VCU mto finish in the top four of the A-10. Each of the four have a H&H on this year's schedule except for Davidson which plays at UD without a return game. I don't know if Conference rules permit it, but could UD and Davidson schedule a game between them as an ooc game with no effect on conference standings? Scheduling games, particularly with quality teams, is getting more challenging, and this gives both schools another Q2(presumably) game on their resumes.
If there isn't a conference rule against it, there should be, because it's terrible.

UD and DC could go 2-0 in that non-conference spot, playing each other guarantees 1-1.
 
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