NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -
The Atlantic 10 Conference has announced the league opponents and game sites for its men's basketball teams for the 2010-11 regular season. In the 16-game conference schedule, three-time defending A-10 champion Temple will play every team and face three opponents twice. The match-ups were announced after the A-10's annual meetings concluded this week in Williamsburg, Va.
The Owls will play city-rivals La Salle and Saint Joseph's twice with Fordham being the other home-and home foe. Temple will host Charlotte, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis. The Owls will travel to Dayton, Duquesne, George Washington, Massachusetts and Xavier.
The conference also announced that the format for the 2011 Men's Basketball Championship (Mar. 8-13) will remain the same as this past year. The top 12 teams at the conclusion of the regular season will advance to the 2011 Championship, with the top four seeds earning byes. First round contests will be played on the campuses of teams seeded fifth-thru-eighth. The setting for the Championship then shifts to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J.
The finals of the 35th annual Men's Basketball Championship will be held on Sunday, Mar. 13, and televised live at 1 p.m. on network CBS for the second consecutive year. Fans can reserve all-session tickets for the 2011 Championship by calling Boardwalk Hall at (609) 348-7021.