Meet us this weekend in Atlantic City

“Gonna be a rumble out on the promenade” when eight Atlantic 10 teams converge on the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this weekend.

An automatic bid to the NCAA tournament is on the line, and Pickin’ Splinters has exclusive coverage of the 2011 Atlantic 10 tournament.

Casey and Smitty will be reporting from courtside as all the action unfolds.  Get up-to-the-minute scores, stats, insights and analysis.

Friday’s second round games will have regional coverage. Yes, you can follow on gametracker, but Pickin’ Splinters gives readers a chance to be a part of the coverage. Ask questions. Offer opinions. And, by all means show your school colors.

Come early. Come often. We will be starting our coverage at 11 a.m. on Friday morning. Take a seat because there is always room for one more on the Bench.

2011 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship

Tuesday, March 8
First Round – Campus Sites
#10 La Salle at #7 St. Bonaventure – 5:00 p.m. (CBS College Sports Network)
#12 Saint Joseph’s at #5 George Washington – 7:00 p.m. (CBS College Sports Network)
#11 Saint Louis at #6 Rhode Island – 7:00 p.m.
#9 Dayton at #8 Massachusetts – 9:00 p.m. (CBS College Sports Network)

Friday, March 11
Quarterfinals – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, N.J.
Game 5 – #1 Xavier vs. #8/#9 winner – 12:00 p.m. (CBSC Syndication)*
Game 6 – #4 Duquesne vs. #5/#12 winner – 2:30 p.m. (CBSC Syndication)*
Game 7 – #2 Temple vs. #7/#10 winner – 6:30 p.m. (CBSC Syndication)*
Game 8 – #3 Richmond vs. #6/#11 winner – 9:00 p.m. (CBSC Syndication)*

Saturday, March 12
Semifinals – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, N.J.
Game 9 – Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner – 1:00 p.m. (CBS College Sports Network)
Game 10 – Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner – 3:30 p.m. (CBS College Sports Network)

Sunday, March 14
Finals – Boardwalk Hall – Atlantic City, N.J.
Game 11 – Winner of Game 9 vs. Winner of Game 10 – 1:00 p.m. (CBS)

“We’re goin’ out where the sand’s turnin’ to gold so put on your stockin’s baby ’cause the night’s getting cold
And everything dies baby that’s a fact
But maybe everything that dies someday comes back

and meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City
Meet me tonight in Atlantic City”

8 Responses to "Meet us this weekend in Atlantic City"

  1. Crossword Pete   March 8, 2011 at 10:33 am

    South Jersey, The Boss, and tournament basketball! Does life get any better? Have fun! See ya’ on the internet!

  2. Casey   March 8, 2011 at 10:38 am

    “Down on the boardwalk they’re gettin’ ready for a fight gonna see what them racket boys can do”

  3. Wally   March 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Sounds like HUGE fun … have a good time gents! And stay out of “trouble”. 😉

  4. Rey   March 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

    “Put your makeup on, fix your hair real pretty…”

  5. Chas   March 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Is this why Smitty all of a sudden has a Twitter account? I just assumed it was so that he could follow Jason Sobel in his quest to become just like him.

  6. Smitty   March 8, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    What is wrong with being like Jason Sobel there Mr. Jayson Stark??

  7. Smitty   March 8, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Actually Chas – have had for awhile but don’t Tweet.. Go figure.. 🙂 Might use it this weekend.

    I fully expect the 6 hour ride to have a combination of basketball and the Boss on the radio

    “Down here it ‘s just winners and losers and don’t get caught on the wrong side of that line”

  8. Rey   March 9, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    May I suggest that when you get some free time to head over to the Borgata and put $50 down on black or red.

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