With No. 1 seed Dayton and No. 4 seed Saint Joseph’s advancing during the afternoon session, two spots in Saturday’s Atlantic 10 semifinals remain open. They’ll be filled tonight, with both games airing on NBCSN and NBC Sports Live Extra.
The first game tips at 6:30 p.m. Eastern as No. 2 seed VCU takes on No. 10 seed UMass. The Rams, who shared the Atlantic 10 regular season title with Dayton and St. Bonaventure, is playing its first game in this tournament. The Minutemen held off No. 7 seed Rhode Island in a second round matchup Thursday night.
Thirty minutes following the conclusion of that game, No. 3 seed St. Bonaventure takes on No. 6 seed Davidson. The Wildcats, who beat La Salle Thursday night, are led by guard Jack Gibbs but it was Peyton Aldridge who scored a game-high 27 points against the Explorers. The Bonnies, who are looking to cement their status as an NCAA tournament team, have a talented perimeter rotation led by Jaylen Adams and Marcus Posley.