A-10 Announces Women's Basketball Schedule

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - After a sixth-straight season of four or more teams advancing to postseason play, Atlantic 10 Conference women's basketball is poised for another successful campaign with the release of the 2008-09 league schedule.

"When you take the excitement of the Conference season, coupled with the Atlantic 10's challenging non-conference schedule, the 2008-09 season promises to be one of the most competitive and balanced seasons we have seen in years," says commissioner Bernadette V. McGlade.

The Atlantic 10 Conference consists of 14 member schools competing within one division. During the Conference schedule, each women's team will play one regular season game against 12 A-10 institutions and two regular-season games against the remaining Conference institution for a 14-game league slate.

The Conference match-ups tip-off on Saturday, Jan. 10, with four games: Massachusetts at Fordham; George Washington at Richmond; La Salle at St. Bonaventure; and Dayton at Saint Louis. Game times and television details will be announced at a later date, along with the non-conference tilts for every A-10 team.

For the second straight season and third time in four years, the Atlantic 10 saw three teams compete in the NCAA Championship, including George Washington, which advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season. The Colonials finished the 2007-08 season ranked 16th nationally after defeating two top ten opponents en route to an NCAA regional semifinal appearance and a final ledger of 27-7. Joining GW in the NCAA Championship were Xavier and Temple, while Charlotte and Dayton made WNIT appearances. Dayton (25) and St. Bonaventure (18) also set individual school records for Division I wins in a season.

At the conclusion of the regular season on Mar. 1, the top 12 teams will advance to the 2009 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship, to be held Mar. 6-9 at Charlotte's Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. For complete coverage of the 2008-09 season, log on to www.atlantic10.org.

2008-09 A-10 Women's Basketball Conference Schedule

Sat., Jan. 10
Massachusetts at Fordham
George Washington at Richmond
La Salle at St. Bonaventure
Dayton at Saint Louis

Sun., Jan. 11
Xavier at Charlotte
Temple at Saint Joseph's

Tue., Jan. 13
Fordham at Saint Louis

Wed., Jan. 14
Saint Joseph's at George Washington
Richmond at La Salle
Charlotte at Massachusetts
Rhode Island at Temple
Duquesne at Xavier

Sat., Jan. 17
George Washington at Fordham
Charlotte at Rhode Island
Xavier at Dayton
Saint Louis at La Salle
Massachusetts at St. Bonaventure
Richmond at Saint Joseph's

Sun., Jan. 18
Temple at Duquesne

Tue., Jan. 20v Fordham at Rhode Island
Saint Louis at Charlotte
St. Bonaventure at Richmond

Wed., Jan. 21
Duquesne at Dayton
Xavier at Massachusetts
La Salle at Temple

Sat., Jan. 24
La Salle at Fordham
Dayton at Charlotte
Duquesne at George Washington
Massachusetts at Richmond
Temple at St. Bonaventure
Saint Joseph's at Saint Louis
Rhode Island at Xavier

Tue., Jan. 27
Rhode Island at La Sallev Charlotte at Richmond

Wed., Jan. 28
George Washington at Dayton
St. Bonaventure at Duquesne
Xavier at Saint Joseph's

Sat., Jan. 31
Saint Joseph's at Rhode Island
Fordham at Charlottev George Washington at La Salle
Saint Louis at Massachusetts
Dayton at Temple

Sun., Feb. 1
Richmond at Duquesne
St. Bonaventure at Xavier

Tue., Feb. 3
Charlotte at Saint Louis

Wed., Feb. 4
Temple at Fordham
Massachusetts at Rhode Island
Saint Joseph's at Duquesne
Richmond at George Washington
Dayton at St. Bonaventure

Sat., Feb. 7
Duquesne at Charlotte
Massachusetts at Dayton
Fordham at La Salle
Xavier at Richmond

Sun., Feb. 8
Rhode Island at George Washington
St. Bonaventure at Saint Joseph's
Saint Louis at Temple

Tue., Feb. 10
Fordham at Dayton

Wed., Feb. 11
Saint Louis at Duquesne
Temple at Massachusetts
Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure
La Salle at Saint Joseph's
George Washington at Xavier

Sat., Feb. 14
Richmond at Rhode Island
St. Bonaventure at Fordham
Charlotte at La Salle
Duquesne at Massachusetts
George Washington at Saint Louis

Sun., Feb. 15
Saint Joseph's at Temple
Dayton at Xavier

Wed., Feb. 18
Saint Joseph's at Fordham
Saint Louis at Rhode Island
Temple at Charlotte
Massachusetts at George Washington
Dayton at Richmond
Duquesne at St. Bonaventure
La Salle at Xavier

Sat., Feb. 21
La Salle at Dayton
Fordham at Duquesne
St. Bonaventure at George Washington
Charlotte at Saint Joseph's
Xavier at Saint Louis
Richmond at Temple

Sun., Feb. 22
Rhode Island at Massachusetts

Tue., Feb. 24
Richmond at Fordham

Wed., Feb. 25
George Washington at Charlotte
Duquesne at La Salle
Massachusetts at Saint Joseph's
St. Bonaventure at Saint Louis
Xavier at Temple

Thu., Feb. 26
Dayton at Rhode Island

Sat., Feb. 28
La Salle at Massachusetts
Charlotte at St. Bonaventure
Fordham at Xavier

Sun., Mar. 1
Saint Joseph's at Dayton
Rhode Island at Duquesne
Temple at George Washington
Saint Louis at Richmond

March 6-9, 2009

Halton Arena - Charlotte, N.C.

Fri., Mar. 6
Atlantic 10 Championship Opening Round

Sat., Mar. 7
Atlantic 10 Championship Quarterfinal Round

Sun., Mar. 8
Atlantic 10 Championship Semifinal Round

Mon., Mar. 9
Atlantic 10 Championship Final Round

Schedule subject to change

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