Changes in Atlantic 10 Tournament

The Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball tournament will be broadcast on Selection Sunday on CBS beginning in 2010 and the league also announced a new format for its conference tournament starting that year.

In 2010, the top 12 teams will participate with the top four seeds receiving a bye. The four opening-round games will be held at campus sites of the higher seed on Tuesday, March 9. The quarterfinals will be played on Friday, March 12, with the site to be determined. The semifinals will be played the afternoon of Saturday, March 13, with the championship game at 1 p.m. on Sunday, March 14.

The 2009 Atlantic 10 Tournament will be held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, beginning on Wednesday, March 11, with the title game on ESPN2 at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.