2018-19 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Pairings Released

Photo Credit: Marc Keslow
Photo Credit: Marc Keslow

KINGSTON, R.I. – The Atlantic 10 announced the home and away pairings for the 2018-19 men's basketball season. Rhode Island will host four of the top six teams from the final conference standings from last year.

The A-10 schedule will once again consist of 18 games, with five home-and-away matchups among the conference opponents. Rhody – which won the regular season conference title and was the top seed in last year's A-10 tournament – will host St. Bonaventure, Davidson, George Mason and Saint Louis next season. Those teams represented seeds No. 2, No. 3, No. 5 and No. 6, respectively, at last year's conference championship.

The Bonnies and Davidson joined Rhode Island in the 2018 NCAA Championship field. Also coming to the Ryan Center in 2018-19 will be Dayton, Fordham, George Washington, Massachusetts and VCU.

The five home-and-away games will be Davidson, Saint Louis, VCU, Dayton and UMass. In addition to those games, Rhode Island will travel to play Duquesne, La Salle, Richmond and Saint Joseph's.

With the conference pairings announced, all of Rhode Island's opponents for the 2018-19 season are known. The non-conference games were announced several days ago. Dates and times for the A-10 portion of the schedule are expected to be announced in early September.

Rhode Island will play 30 games in the regular season, plus an exhibition game. With 27 individual games plus the three-game Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, the Rams will play the maximum number of games possible.

With the full slate of opponents known, Rhode Island will host three teams who finished in the top 50 nationally in RPI last season – St. Bonaventure (24), Middle Tennessee (33) and Davidson (47). The Rams will definitely face three others who finished in the top 60 – vs. West Virginia (27), at Providence (32), at College of Charleston (57) – and could potentially see three other top 100 teams in Hawaii – TCU (26), Bucknell (80), Colorado (82).

2017-18 Atlantic 10 Pairings
Home

Davidson – 21-12 (13-5)
Dayton – 14-17 (8-10)
Fordham – 9-22 (4-14)
George Mason – 16-17 (9-9)
George Washington – 15-18 (7-11)
Massachusetts – 13-20 (5-13)
St. Bonaventure – 26-8 (14-4) (24)
Saint Louis – 17-16 (9-9)
VCU – 18-15 (9-9)

Away
Davidson – 21-12 (13-5)
Dayton – 14-17 (8-10)
Duquesne – 16-16 (7-11)
La Salle – 13-19 (7-11)
Massachusetts – 13-20 (5-13)
Richmond – 12-20 (9-9)
Saint Joseph's – 16-16 (10-8)
Saint Louis – 17-16 (9-9)
VCU – 18-15 (9-9)