The Atlantic 10 will be represented by VCU, Davidson and Dayton in this year’s NCAA tournament, leaving Richmond, George Washington and Rhode Island in charge of NIT duties.
Two A-10 teams will make ESPN appearances tonight in that NIT action. Rhode Island, a No.3 seed, will host Iona (26-8) at 7PM on ESPNU while fifth-seeded George Washington will travel to Pittsburgh (19-14) to take on the Panthers at the exact same time on ESPN.
The Richmond Spiders earned a No.1 seed and were revealed as the first team left out of the NCAA field (ouch!). They’ll host St. Francis Brooklyn (23-11) Wednesday night at 7:30PM on ESPN3 and will host the winner of UConn and Arizona State if they can survive the Terriers first.
Three wins would earn the Spiders, Rams and Colonials a trip back to New York, as the tournament’s semifinal and final games are held at the historic Madison Square Garden arena in Manhattan.