A-10 Announces Men’s Basketball Schedule
DAVIDSON, N.C. – With the 2020-21 college basketball season set to begin in two weeks, the Atlantic 10 Conference recently announced each team’s 18-game conference slate.
Davidson, which is 69-39 (11.5 wins per year) in A-10 regular season games since joining the league in 2014-15, will play home/home series with Duquesne, Fordham, Rhode Island, Saint Joseph’s and VCU.
The Wildcats, who captured the 2015 regular season crown in their inaugural league campaign and the tournament title three years later, will also host Dayton, George Washington, Richmond and St. Bonaventure while traveling to George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts and Saint Louis.
Set to return four starters from last year’s team, Davidson will tip its seventh year in the league with an ESPN contest at Rhode Island on Friday, December 18.
In all, the ‘Cats will play 10 conference tilts on national television, with the remaining eight airing on ESPN+.
After a 12-day hiatus, the ‘Cats will resume league play Dec. 30 against league-favorite Richmond at Belk Arena.
Davidson will begin the new year with games on the road at VCU (Jan. 2) and Duquesne (Jan. 5) before returning home Jan. 8 to entertain Dayton, which finished 29-2 (18-0 A-10) last season and with a No. 3 ranking in the final AP and Coaches Polls.
The Wildcats will conclude the regular season and conference slate with four of their last six at home, including a “Senior Night” contest against George Washington on Tuesday, March 2.
Based on recommendations from local and state officials regarding COVID-19, Davidson College’s Department of Athletics does not anticipate the ability to have fans at John M. Belk Arena for the upcoming 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, as announced on Monday.
With reduced capacity measures in place due to current guidelines and regulations, attendance will likely be extremely low with the potential to add team guests and students at some point.
Our utmost priority remains the health and well-being of our campus community. The conference office is diligently working to finalize schedules, while ensuring that all schools have appropriate COVID-19 protocols in place.
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Picked to finish in the middle of the pack by the 14 head coaches and media members, the Wildcats will be challenged from the start, playing five of their first seven against teams projected to finish in the Top-6 of the preseason poll.
Despite last year’s postseason play being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship returns to The Barclays Center March 10-14 in Brooklyn, N.Y.