The Atlantic 10 Tourney begins Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. With the addition of Butler and VCU (the last two mid-majors to make Final Four runs) last summer, the A-10 is one of the best conferences in the country. Expect it's conference tourney to live up to that.
Prediction: Don't expect Butler to make it past the Billikens of St. Louis in the semi-final. But do expect VCU to face St. Louis in the final. Shaka Smart's rough and tumble VCU squad knows how to play in March, this shouldn't be any different.
VCU 58, St. Louis 54