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GazetteNet: Scenarios For UMass In A-10s

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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette, has calculated the scenarios for the A-10 Tournament involving UMass. The Minutemen can still finish anywhere from 7th to 11th place. The Minutemen can secure the No. 7 seed and a home game with a win on Saturday, thus they control their own fate. Here are the breakdowns from GazetteNet.com:

IF THE ATLANTIC 10 TOURNAMENT STARTED TODAY

If the Atlantic 10 Tournament started today, here's how it would look:

* UMass beat St. Bonaventure and Dayton giving the Minutemen the No. 7 seed.

* Dayton beat St. Bonaventure giving the Flyers the No. 8.

* La Salle beat Saint Louis giving the Explorers the No. 10.

* George Washington beat URI giving the Colonials the No. 5

First-Round Byes
1. Xavier 14-1 faces Dayton/SBU
2. Temple 13-2 faces UMass/LaSalle
3. Richmond 12-3 faces Rhode Island/SLU
4. Duquesne 10-5 faces SJU/GW

First-round games at home sites:
No. 12 Saint Joseph's (3-12)  at No. 5. George Washington (9-6)
No. 11 Saint Louis (6-9) at No. 6. Rhode Island  (9-6) 
No. 10 La Salle (6-9) at No. 7 UMass (7-8)
No. 9 St. Bonaventure (7-8) at No. 8 Dayton (7-8)

Remaining games

*1. Xavier 14-1 -  at SLU -- Has clinched first
*2. Temple 13-2 
-   vs. La Salle -- Has clinched second
*3. Richmond 12-3 - vs. Duquesne - Has clinched third
+4. Duquesne 10-5  at Richmond - Could finish 4-5 -

+5. George Washington 9-6 
vs. Dayton - Could finish 5-6
+6. Rhode Island 9-6  at SBU - Could finish 4-6
+7. UMass 7-8 -  at Fordham - Could finish 7-11
+8. Dayton 7-8 -  vs. GW - could finish 7-10

+9. St. Bonaventure 7-8 -   vs. URI - Could finish 7-11
+10. La Salle 6-9 - at Temple - could finish 8-11
+11. Saint Louis 6-9 - vs. Xavier could - could finish 8-11

12. Saint Joseph's 3-12
 - at Charlotte - could finish 12-13
13. Charlotte 2-13 - vs. St. Joe's - could finish 12-13

^14. Fordham 0-14 - vs. UMass

* Clinched a first round bye
+ Clinched Tournament berth
^ Incapable of earning a tournament berth

 Three-team tie-breakers

If they finish in a three-way tie the order would be: 
Involving UMass:

1. UMass (2-0), Dayton (1-1), St. Bonaventure (0-2) 
3. UMass (2-1), Dayton (1-1), La Salle (1-2) 
4. UMass (2-1), St. Bonaventure (1-1), La Salle (1-2)
5. La Salle (2-1), Saint Louis (1-1), UMass (1-2)
6. Saint Louis (2-1), UMass (1-1), Dayton (1-2)
7. Saint Louis (1-1), UMass (1-1), St. Bonaventure (1-1),  - SLU get higher seed because it would have had to beat Xavier to be tied.

FOUR TEAM TIE BREAKERS
1. UMass (2-1), Saint Louis (2-2),  Dayton (2-2), St. Bonaventure (1-2)
2. UMass (3-1), Dayton (2-1), St. Bonaventure (1-2), La Salle (1-3)
3. St. Bonaventure (2-1), La Salle (2-2), UMass (2-2), Saint Louis (1-2)
4. Saint Louis (2-2), UMass (2-2), Dayton (2-2) La Salle (2-2), - SLU get higher seed because it would have had to beat Xavier to be tied.

FIVE TEAM TIE-BREAKER 

1. UMass (3-2), Dayton (3-2), St. Bonaventure (2-2), La Salle (2-3), Saint Louis (2-3)


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