What a Day for Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball - GW, Bona pull off huge upsets, St. Joe's wins at Missouri Valley Champ

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Those fans questioning whether the Atlantic 10 women would be a one-bid league look no further than today as to why I believe the league will still be a multi-bid league going forward.  To start the day, Dayton held serve with a 94-80 win over a 22-win Akron team that gave the Dukes all they could handle in the WNIT last year.  The win should keep Dayton in the top 25.  Then, the two big upsets started.  On Comcast Sports Network (CN8 television here), the Colonial women of George Washington upset the #10 team of California 75-72 in a rocking Smith Center.  Megan Nipe had a heck of a game against a top 10 team, scoring 31.  Clutch shooting by Danni Jackson also was big, but not as big as a couple of drawn charges in the final minute of the game to secure the win.  Meanwhile, in the Reilly center, the Bonnies upset Green Bay 68-62 after falling behind by 16 early.  Buoyed by foul trouble on Green Bay and some hot shooting, the Bonnies came back to win.  There will be more on that game tomorrow, as the Dukes play Green Bay Sunday.  Then, in the nightcap, St. Joe’s won at last year’s Missouri Valley Champion Wichita State in overtime 81-73.  Saint Louis also won by 19 over a weak Eastern Illinois in their game.  It hardly matters that Fordham lost at a Hofstra team that finished the year outside the top 100 last year.   The Atlantic 10 did its damage, and in a big way tonight.  These type of performances should ensure a multi-bid league.

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