The Xavier Musketeers (19-11, 10-6 A-10) and the Dayton Flyers (20-11, 9-7 A-10) cap off Friday's quarterfinal round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament with a do-or-die game for two NCAA Tournament hopefuls.
In the latest iteration of Joe Lunardi's bracketology, Xavier is among the last four teams to earn an at-large bid, while Dayton is on the outside looking in, though they are still part of Eamonn Brennan's Bubble Watch.
Realistically, Xavier, at the very least, needs to beat Dayton to secure an at-large bid. On the other hand, Dayton most likely needs to advance to the Atlantic Ten Tournament finals to be considered for the NCAA Tournament.
The two teams have split the season series, each holding serve in front of the home crowd. How they fare Friday night on a neutral court may be the difference between dancing or being a wallflower.
Here are the details for the quarterfinal match up:
Game Date/Time: Friday, March 9th, 9 p.m. EST
Venue: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
TV: CBS Sports Network
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