A10 Tournament 2012: UMass To Host First-Round Contest As No. 8 Seed

The Atlantic 10 Conference men's basketball tournament field is now finalized, as the league closed out its regular season on Saturday. The UMass Minutemen will be a part of the four-round, 12-team event that will hold its quarterfinals, semifinals and championship rounds at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

For the Minutemen, who earned the No. 8 seed, they'll need to win their first-round game against visiting Duquesne Dukes Tuesday if they'd like to make it there.

A first-round victory would advance UMass to the quarterfinals where it will face the top-seeded Temple Owls.

Here's a look at the bracket and TV schedule for the A10 Tournament that tips off Tuesday, March 6:

Tuesday, March 6, First Round (games played at lowest-seeded team):

7 p.m.: (No. 9-seeded) Duquesne Dukes at (8) UMass Minutemen

7 p.m.: (12) Charlotte 49ers at (5) St. Joseph's Hawks

7: p.m.: (10) Richmond Spiders at (7) La Salle Explorers

7: p.m: (11) George Washington Colonials at (6) Dayton Flyers

Friday, March 9, Quarterfinals (on CBS Sports Network, Atlantic City):

Noon: (1) Temple Owls vs. (Winner of No. 9/8 game)

2:30 p.m.: (4) St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. (Winner of No. 12/5 game)

6:30 p.m.: (2) Saint Louis Billikens vs. (Winner of No. 10/7 game)

9 p.m.: (3) Xavier Musketeers vs. (Winner of No. 11/6 game)

Saturday, March 10, Semifinals (on CBS Sports Network):

1 p.m.: Winners of Friday's early games

3:30 p.m.: Winners of Friday's late games

Sunday, March 10, Championship Game (on CBS):

1 p.m.: Winners of Saturday's games

For an official look at the A10 Tournament bracket, click here.

For more on the A10 Tournament, check back to this StoryStream. Meanwhile, SB Nation's college basketball hub will prepare you for the month of March and the madness it brings.

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