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Hawks can still earn first-round bye

St. Joseph’s will now be scoreboard watching, especially since the Hawks can still earn a first round bye in the Atlantic-10 Tournament.

Hawks can still earn first-round bye

St. Joseph’s will now be scoreboard watching, especially since the Hawks can still earn a first round bye in the Atlantic-10 Tournament.

In the A-10, the first four teams receive byes. Temple, St. Louis and St. Bonaventure have clinched byes.

Of the other teams, Xavier is 9-6, St. Joseph’s is 9-7; UMASS, La Salle and Dayton are 8-7. St. Joseph’s is the only team that has completed its regular season.

Here are the scenarios provided by the A-10. The A-10 cautions that since things are so complex, that this is unofficial.

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 Dayton, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s and Xavier have clinched at least firstround home games and are all still eligible for a firstround bye

If XU, SJU, UM, LAS and UD tie at 9‐7

UD will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye

(3‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (3‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, .500 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

LAS will be No. 6 (3‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, .000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

XU will be No. 7 (2‐3 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 8 (2‐4 composite record vs. tied teams)

 If XU, SJU, UM, and LAS tie at 9‐7

LAS will be No. 4 will receive the final bye (3‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 6 (2‐3 composite record vs. tied teams)

XU will be No. 7 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 If XU, SJU, UM, and UD tie at 9‐7

UD will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye

(2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, .500 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

UM will be No. 6 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 winning percentage vs. No. 2 seed)

XU will be No. 7 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, .000 winning percentage vs. No. 2 seed)

 If XU, SJU, LAS, and UD tie at 9‐7

SJU will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye

(2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

UD will be No. 5 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

XU will be No. 6 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams, .000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

LAS will be No. 7 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 If SJU, UM, LAS and UD tie at 9‐7

SJU will be No. 5 (3‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

UD will be No. 6 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

LAS will be No. 7 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 8 (1‐4 composite record vs. tied teams)

 If SJU, XU and UD tie at 9‐7

XU will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

UD will be No. 6 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If SJU, XU and LAS tie at 9‐7

SJU will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye

(1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, .500 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

LAS will be No. 5 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 winning percentage vs. No. 2 seed)

XU will be No. 6 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, .000 winning percentage vs. No. 2 seed)

 

If SJU, XU and UM tie at 9‐7

UM will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

XU will be No. 5 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

SJU will be No. 6 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If SJU, UD and LAS tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐0 composite record vs. tied teams)

UD will be No. 6 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

LAS will be No. 7 (0‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If SJU, UD and UM tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐0 composite record vs. tied teams)

UD will be No. 6 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 7 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If SJU, LAS and UM tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with LAS)

LAS will be No. 6 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, loses head‐to‐head tiebreaker with SJU)

UM will be No. 7 (1‐3 composite record vs. tied teams, holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with LAS)

 

If SJU and XU tie at 9‐7

XU will be No. 4 and will receive the final bye (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with SJU)

SJU will be No. 5

 

If SJU and UM tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (1‐1 head‐to‐head record, .500 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

UM will be No. 6 (1‐1 head‐to‐head record, .000 winning percentage vs. No. 1 seed)

 

If SJU and UD tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with UD)

UD will be No. 6

 

If SJU and LAS tie at 9‐7 (Assuming XU wins and is the third or fourth seed)

SJU will be No. 5 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with LAS)

LAS will be No. 6

 

If UD, UM, LAS and DUQ tie at 8‐8

UD will be No. 6 (3‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with LAS)

LAS will be No. 7 (3‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, loses head‐to‐head tiebreaker with UD)

DUQ will be No. 8 (2‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 9 (0‐4 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If UM, LAS and DUQ tie at 8‐8 (Assuming UD finishes at 9‐7)

LAS will be No. 7 (3‐0 composite record vs. tied teams)

DUQ will be No. 8 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 9 (0‐3 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If UD, LAS and DUQ tie at 8‐8 (Assuming UM finishes at 9‐7)

UD will be No. 7 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

LAS will be No. 8 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

DUQ will be No. 9 (1‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If UD, UM, and DUQ tie at 8‐8 (Assuming LAS finishes at 9‐7)

UD will be No. 7 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, 1.000 record vs. No. 1 seed)

DUQ will be No. 8 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, .000 record vs. No. 1 seed)

UM will be No. 9 (0‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If UD, UM, and LAS tie at 8‐8 (Assuming DUQ finishes ninth at 7‐9)

UD will be No. 6 (2‐0 composite record vs. tied teams)

LAS will be No. 7 (2‐1 composite record vs. tied teams)

UM will be No. 8 (0‐3 composite record vs. tied teams)

 

If UD and DUQ tie at 8‐8

UD will be No. 8 (1‐1 head‐to‐head record, 1.000 record vs. No. 1 seed)

DUQ will be No. 9 (1‐1 head‐to‐head record, .000 record vs. No. 1 seed)

 

If UD and LAS tie at 8‐8 (Assuming DUQ finishes ninth at 7‐9)

UD will be No. 7 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with LAS)

LAS will be No. 8

If UD and UM tie at 8‐8 (Assuming DUQ finishes ninth at 7‐9)

UD will be No. 7 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with UM)

UM will be No. 8

 

If UM and DUQ tie at 8‐8

DUQ will be No. 8 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with UM)

UM will be No. 9

 

If UM and LAS tie at 8‐8 (Assuming DUQ finishes ninth at 7‐9)

LAS will be No. 7 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with UM)

UM will be No. 8

 

If LAS and DUQ tie at 8‐8

LAS will be No. 8 (holds head‐to‐head tiebreaker with DUQ)

DUQ will be No. 9

Richmond has clinched the No. 10 seed

DUQ wins the head‐to‐head tiebreaker if the teams tie at 7‐9

 

If GW and CHA tie at 6‐10

This tie is dependent upon how seeds 4‐8 are broken. In this scenario,

GW will have a win over UD

CHA will have wins over SJU and XU

 

If GW and CHA tie at 5‐11 (Assuming both lose Saturday)

GW will be No. 11 (0‐1 record vs. XU, who with a win over CHA will be 10‐6)

CHA will be No. 12 (0‐2 record vs. XU, who with a win over CHA will be 10‐6)

 

If URI, GW and CHA tie at 5‐11

GW will be No. 11 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, 0‐1 record vs. XU, who with a win over CHA will be 10‐6)

CHA will be No. 12 (1‐1 composite record vs. tied teams, 0‐2 record vs. XU, who with a win over CHA will be 10‐6)

URI is eliminated (0‐2 composite record vs. tied teams)

FOR and URI have been eliminated

 

Marc Narducci
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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at mnarducci@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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