Atlantic-10 championship: Watch Davidson vs

  • Atlantic-10 championship: Watch Davidson vs

Atlantic-10 championship: Watch Davidson vs

The Bonnies entered its game with Davidson having won 13 games in a row and finishing second in the Atlantic 10 Conference regular-season.

Where the No. 25 Rams are headed is the title game Sunday against No. 3 seed Davidson, which beat No. 2 seed St. Bonaventure 82-70 in the second semifinal as senior guard Peyton Aldridge had 24 points and freshman guard Kellan Grady had 23.

No. 1 seed Rhode Island won the regular-season title and upset Creighton in the NCAA Tournament before falling to OR last season.

Most experts predicted before Saturday's play that the Bonnies would make the NCAA field, which will be announced Sunday evening.

Now, based upon my morning bubble watch, that team should be the Syracuse Orange, since they were the last team in. "We knew we had to finish it. Like I say, we got some quality wins and hopefully it's enough tomorrow".

Davidson gets the automatic bid to the Final Four Tournament.

Davidson head coach Bob Mc Killop encourages his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Bonaventure in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament Saturday

It is Davidson's first-ever A-10 Championship. These teams have split the season series so far, with Rhode Island winning at home on February 9 72-59 and the Wildcats taking a 63-61 win on March 2 at their place.

"I have not even thought about that at this point". He has been particularly impressive since the All-Star break, putting together three 40-point performances, including a 53-point, 18-rebound outburst in the Pelicans' victory over the Phoenix Suns on February 26. The Rams stumbled a bit heading into postseason play, however.

Adding a further wrinkle to the Atlantic 10 result, Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley is the brother of Arizona State boss, Bobby.

"It is definitely motivating", Robinson said, standing in the locker room after the win. Since starting the season 21-3, the Rams are 4-3, and haven't again resembled the group that looked like they could make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament for most of the season.

Rams sophomore guard Jeff Dowtin (16 points, 10 assists), who is from Upper Marlboro, Maryland and played at St. John's College High in The District, had a big shot in the closing seconds in the win over the Hawks on Saturday. Davidson vs Rhode Island tv channel is on CBS.

"We took that kind of personal", URI guard Russell said. "I saw an opening and took a shot".