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Atlantic 10 Announces Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Schedule Pairings

The A-10 announced the upcoming season’s men’s basketball pairings for whenever basketball returns to the court, placing a daunting path in front of what will be a young VCU team coming off last season’s ninth place conference finish.

VCU will take on A-10 defending undefeated regular season champ, Dayton, in home-and-home action, as well as a Richmond Spiders squad that VCU went 1-1 against this past season, a Chris Mooney-led team that is picking up early preseason top-25 mentions.

The Rams will get a shot at redemption against a reloading Rhode Island team that swept the black and gold last season and will finish up their home-and-home pairings against George Mason and Davidson, two teams VCU split their regular season series with.

2020-21 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Pairings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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In my opinion this is a BRUTAL schedule for a young, but talented, VCU team.

Dayton is going to be very challenging.
Richmond is going to be very challenging.
Rhode Island, even with their reload, should be quite tough.
Davidson will be improved and tough.
Mason is our most sweepable home-and-home pairing.

This is a fun home schedule to go to though if fans are allowed in the arena.
 

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In my opinion this is a BRUTAL schedule for a young, but talented, VCU team.

Dayton is going to be very challenging.
Richmond is going to be very challenging.
Rhode Island, even with their reload, should be quite tough.
Davidson will be improved and tough.
Mason is our most sweepable home-and-home pairing.

This is a fun home schedule to go to though if fans are allowed in the arena.
Agree the schedule is tough—it will either be brutal for a young team—or the springboard for a year of exceeding expectations.

Do you really think Davidson will be improved? They have no obvious replacement for an all league PG and their only defensive player. I get they’ll be older at all other spots, but this league without a viable PG is a death march.
 

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2020-21 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Pairings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

St. Bonaventure
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

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

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

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

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Agree the schedule is tough—it will either be brutal for a young team—or the springboard for a year of exceeding expectations.

Do you really think Davidson will be improved? They have no obvious replacement for an all league PG and their only defensive player. I get they’ll be older at all other spots, but this league without a viable PG is a death march.
I would have wished for an easier schedule but after seeing what happened with a lot of non conference college football games I am glad the conference schedule will allow for more resume building opportunities.
 

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Agree the schedule is tough—it will either be brutal for a young team—or the springboard for a year of exceeding expectations.

Do you really think Davidson will be improved? They have no obvious replacement for an all league PG and their only defensive player. I get they’ll be older at all other spots, but this league without a viable PG is a death march.
I'm sure this schedule was put through the "eyeball" test several times, making sure the A-10 was delivering the most watchable games possible for TV.
 

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darn. I see it as an easy schedule on for the good guys. Especially on the road. Bonnie, Davidson, Fur. and 4 other cupcakes. 👺
 
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darn. I see it as an easy schedule on for the good guys. Especially on the road. Bonnie, Davidson, Fur. and 4 other cupcakes. 👺
I'd rather have the tougher opponents in home and homes. Hold serve at home, win the road games you should win, and finish in good shape. We'll see.
 
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Brutal. Torvik's algorithm might have been being generous with 7-11 as our predicted conference record.
Hopefully not as generous as last year haha. Obviously there are things that can’t be taken into account and I hope the younger guys beat expectations. I don’t like our program having low expectations but that is where we are.
 

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Do you really think Davidson will be improved? They have no obvious replacement for an all league PG and their only defensive player. I get they’ll be older at all other spots, but this league without a viable PG is a death march.
That's actually a great question.

My gut says the dead roster spots from Frampton and Pritchett being out surprisingly last season was a killer, but you're right, no paper a lot of question marks (did they really replace any of those two or JAG?).

I do like Grady, Bradkovich and Lee as a solid little core and I think Boachie-Yiodam, Mike Jones and Collins are all very solid (Jones & Collins both 40% 3p% guys). My gut says McKillop just finds a way to figure it out more than last season. Either way, they beat us last season and are always tough, so I just throw em in the "tough game" column.
 
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