NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Atlantic 10 schedule pairings for the 2020-21 season have been announced in a release from conference officials Thursday. The upcoming season will mark the 45th anniversary for the A-10 and features an 18-game league slate for the seventh 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 2021 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Championship is scheduled for March 10-14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. The league is also scheduled to host the 2021 NCAA East Regional at Barclays Center, March 26 and 28.
St. Bonaventure is scheduled to play home-and-home contests with Duquesne (21-9, 11-7 last season), George Washington (12-20, 6-12), Richmond (24-7, 14-4), Saint Joseph's (6-26, 2-16) and Saint Louis (23-8, 12-6).
The Bonnies are also slated to host the league's defending regular season champion Dayton (29-2, 18-0) as well as George Mason (17-15, 5-13), La Salle (15-15, 6-12) and VCU (18-13, 8-10) in addition to their home-and-home partners. Road trips include dates at Davidson (16-14, 10-8), Fordham (9-22, 2-16), Massachusetts (14-17, 8-10) and Rhode Island (21-9, 13-5).
The complete 2020-21 conference schedule with dates and times, as well as national television information, will be released at a later date.
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Bona's entire starting lineup from last year is set to return, headlined by the outstanding junior trio of All-Conference selections Kyle Lofton (14.1 ppg, 6.1 apg), Osun Osunniyi (10.8 ppg, 8.4 rpg) and Jaren English (11.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg) as well as Dominick Welch (11.8 ppg, 6.9 rpg) and sophomore Justin Winston (8.7 ppg, 3.3 rpg). Also set to return is sophomore Alejandro Vasquez (6.3 ppg, 1.5 rpg) along with junior Alpha Okoli (45 career games) while the program welcomes junior transfers Jalen Adaway, Eddie Creal and Jalen Shaw along with freshman Quintin Metcalf. Another newcomer, junior transfer Anthony Roberts will join the program and sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules.
ST. BONAVENTURE ATLANTIC 10 SCHEDULE PAIRINGS
Home: Dayton, George Mason, La Salle, VCU, Duquesne, George Washington, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis
Away: Davidson, Fordham, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Duquesne, George Washington, Richmond, Saint Joseph's, Saint Louis
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