The 2012 Atlantic-10 Tournament has reached the semifinal round, and the two highest seeds of the four remaining teams will play each other on Saturday afternoon. The No. 2 St. Louis Billikens and No. 3 Xavier Musketeers have both put together resumes that may get them into the NCAA tournament even without a conference championship, but only the Billikens can be considered safe at this point. SB Nation's Bracketology has the Billikens projected as a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament at the moment, while the Musketeers are are No. 12 seed after knocking off the Dayton Flyers in the previous game.
St. Louis won both matchups against Dayton in the regular season, beating the Musketeers by five points on the road on Jan. 25, and then by 11 points at home on Feb. 28. Here is some information to help you find the game on Saturday:
No. 2 St. Louis Billikens (25-6, 12-4 A 10) vs. No. 3 Xavier Musketeers (20-11, 10-6 A 10)
Game Time: 2:30 p.m. CT, Saturday, March 10
Location: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
TV: CBS Sports Network
Spread: Arizona favored by 3.5 points. Over/under ranges from 128.5 points to 129 points.
Click here for a complete bracket. Below is the schedule for Saturday's semifinal round:
|Saturday, March 10||Time (CT)||TV|
|Game 9: No. 8 Massachusetts vs. No. 4 St. Bonaventure
||12:00 p.m||CBS Sports Network|
|Game 10: No. 2 Saint Louis vs. No. 3 Xavier
||2:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
For more on this matchup and the impending March Madness season, check out SB Nation's college hoops news hub. Stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis for more Billikens recaps, previews and news updates. Click here for more on the 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament.