Atlantic 10 Announces Women’s Basketball Pairings
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Atlantic 10 Conference announced its 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule pairings Monday afternoon, with the Davidson Wildcats playing a 16-game conference slate in their seventh year in the league.
This upcoming season, which is the 45th anniversary of the founding of the A-10, will feature each of the league’s 14 programs playing eight home and eight road contests apiece.
The Wildcats, who finished last season with an 8-8 conference record, will play host to La Salle, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure and Saint Louis. Davidson will also take on Fordham, George Mason and George Washington inside John M. Belk Arena this year, as part of a trio of home-and-home series matchups.
On top of the three series, the Wildcats will travel to reigning A-10 champions Dayton, as well as Duquesne, Massachusetts, St. Joseph’s and VCU.
Davidson heads into the 2020-21 campaign coming off its second straight winning season, under head coach Gayle Fulks, and will look to capitalize on its strong offensive display from a season ago, which saw the Wildcats ranked in the top three among the A-10 in scoring (65.3 points per game), field goal percentage (.400) and made field goals (755).
Rising sophomore Suzi-Rose Deegan and rising senior Katie Turner will headline the Wildcats’ returning players, as Deegan was named the Atlantic 10’s Rookie of the Year in 2019-20 and Turner earned A-10 All-Third Team honors for the second straight season.
The 2021 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship is scheduled to be played March 5-7 at VCU’s Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Va., with the first-round contests hosted on campus sites on March 2. The complete 2020-21 conference schedule with dates and times, as well as national television information, will be released at a later date.
If you’re interested in joining the Wildcats in Belk Arena this season, you can apply for season tickets here. Once capacity is determined, season tickets will be assigned based on priority points.
Home: La Salle, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington
Away: Dayton, Duquesne, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, VCU, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington
NOTE: Bold denotes home-and-home series
About the Atlantic 10 Conference
The Atlantic 10 Conference was founded in 1975 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The basketball-centric conference is committed to integrity, educational excellence and providing quality equitable championship experiences for its student-athletes, coaches, and support staff. The membership consists of Davidson College, the University of Dayton, Duquesne, University, Fordham University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph’s University, Saint Louis University and Virginia Commonwealth University. For more information, visit www.atlantic10.com.