The 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament resumes play on Friday after a two-day break from the end of the first round. The bracket has played out so far as one would expect -- no upsets came about during the opening round. The top eight seeds are playing on Friday, led by the No. 1 Temple Owls and the No. 2 Saint Louis Billikens.
The Billikens are having their best season since the early 1990s and could make their first NCAA Tournament since the 1999-2000 season if they win the conference tournament. Head coach Rick Majerus has led the Billikens to a 24-6 record in his fifth season with the team.
Friday, March 9 -- Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinals (all times Central)
No. 1 Temple vs. No. 8 Massachusetts, 11 a.m.
No. 4 St. Bonaventure vs. No. 5 St. Joseph's, 1:30 p.m.
No. 2 St Louis vs. No. 7 La Salle, 5:30 p.m.
No. 3 Xavier vs. No. 6 Dayton, 8:00 p.m.
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