Dayton Flyers: What does Senior Night victory mean for A-10 tournament seeding?

Flyers will open A-10 tournament in quarterfinals after routing La Salle

The Dayton Flyers clinched a top-four seed and a double bye in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament with a 70-39 victory Wednesday against La Salle on Senior Night at UD Arena.

Dayton will receive at worst the No. 3 seed. It will get the No. 2 seed if it beats Duquesne in the regular-season finale at 7 p.m. Saturday in Pittsburgh and Davidson loses at Richmond. If that happens, Dayton and Davidson would both finish 13-5, and Dayton would win the head-to-head tiebreaker.

As the No. 3 seed, Dayton would play the final game of the quarterfinal round at 8:30 p.m. March 15 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. If it’s the No. 2 seed, it would play the 6 p.m. game that day. The tournament starts March 13 with two games between the bottom four seeds.

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Dayton (20-10, 12-5) sits alone in third place with one game to play. St. Bonaventure (15-15, 11-6), which lost 64-46 at Davidson on Wednesday, trails Dayton by a game. If Dayton were to lose its final game and St. Bonaventure beats Saint Louis, the teams would tie for third, but Dayton would win the head-to-head tiebreaker and get the No. 3 seed.

Duquesne and Saint Louis are tied for fifth at 10-7. The Billikens beat Duquesne 85-75 in St. Louis on Wednesday.

Virginia Commonwealth (24-6, 15-2) clinched the top seed and the outright regular-season title by beat George Mason 69-38 on Tuesday.

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