WATCH LIVE: Atlantic 10 tournament action kicks off on NBCSN

(Mark Gormus/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

No. 8 Richmond and No. 9 Fordham will square off in the opening round of Atlantic 10 tournament action at the Barclays Center on Thursday afternoon on NBCSN.

That game will tip off at 12:00 p.m., with No. 5 seed George Washington squaring off with Saint Louis in the second game of the session 30 minutes after the end of Richmond-Fordham.

GW is the only one of the four teams that still has a chance to play their way into the NCAA tournament with an at-large seed. They cannot afford a loss here, and may need to get as far as the tournament final to get a bid.

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