The Atlantic 10 announced its 2020-21 schedule pairings for men’s basketball Thursday afternoon, for each team’s 18-game league slate.
Richmond picks up home-and-home games against Saint Louis and St. Bonaventure, while VCU’s home-and-home partners remain the same as last season.
The Spiders, in addition to the Billikens and Bonnies, are set to both host and travel to VCU, George Mason and La Salle as well.
VCU, in addition to Richmond, is scheduled to both host and travel to Davidson, Dayton, George Mason and Rhode Island, like 2019-20.
Richmond will also host Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington and Rhode Island, and travel to Davidson, Dayton, Massachusetts and Saint Joseph’s.
VCU will host Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts and Saint Louis, and travel to Duquesne, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s.
Dates for the matchups have not yet been announced.
Both programs’ final nonconference schedules are also to be determined, but Richmond so far has road games lined up against Charleston, Cincinnati, Colorado (Mountain West/A-10 Challenge), Kentucky and Vanderbilt, and home games against Northern Iowa and Old Dominion.
VCU has a return trip to LSU as part of the series generated by a clause in former coach Will Wade’s contract activated when he accepted the job with the Tigers in 2017. Also a trip to the Charleston Classic and a home game against UNLV as part of the Mountain West/A-10 Challenge. Other home games include Youngstown State and, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein, Appalachian State, Fairleigh Dickinson and Merrimack. The Rams are also due to travel to play ODU, as part of the programs’ annual series.
Basketball schedules, though, would seem to be contingent on the state of the COVID-19 pandemic moving forward. The A-10, earlier this month, announced a plan to postpone fall sports to the spring. There have been no alterations to basketball as of now.
Richmond A-10 schedule pairings
Home: Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, Rhode Island, George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, VCU
Away: Davidson, Dayton, Massachusetts, Saint Joseph’s, George Mason, La Salle, St. Bonaventure, Saint Louis, VCU
VCU A-10 schedules pairings
Home: Fordham, La Salle, Massachusetts, Saint Louis, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond
Away: Duquesne, George Washington, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Davidson, Dayton, George Mason, Rhode Island, Richmond