Egor Koulechov scored 20 points and Florida eased past St. Bonaventure 77-62 on Thursday night, ending the Bonnies' postseason run two days after their first NCAA Tournament victory in 48 years.
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An upset in this one would put the Bonnies in the Round of 32 for the first time since 1978.
From standout performers such as Trae Young and Deandre Ayton to potential Cinderellas such as Davidson and Loyola-Chicago, here's what you need to know about the 16 first-round games on Thursday.
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A little dunk action from St. Bonaventure freshman forward Tshiefu Ngalakulondi in the Bonnies' practice, less than 24 hours after their First Four victory over UCLA. The Bonnies play Florida on Thursday night.
St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt said he hopes his team's First Four win Tuesday night "helps the disappointment" that the program experienced in 1970, when a potential title run was cut short by an injury to star Bob Lanier.
Courtney Stockard returned from an injury and scored 26 points, and Jaylen Adams made a jumper and three free throws in the final minute Tuesday night, rallying St. Bonaventure to a 65-58 victory over UCLA and its first NCAA Tournament win since 1970.
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Peyton Aldridge scored 24 points and No. 3 seed Davidson snapped second-seeded St. Bonaventure's 13-game win streak with an 82-70 victory on Saturday in an Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament semifinal.
Matt Mobley hit an Atlantic 10 Tournament-record nine 3-pointers and scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half on Friday as St. Bonaventure pulled away for its 13th win in a row, beating Richmond 83-77 in the quarterfinals.
Courtney Stockard had a double-double and Jaylen Adams scored six of his 12 points in the final 68 seconds to help St. Bonaventure beat Saint Louis 64-56 on Saturday night to secure the No. 2 seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament and win its 12th game in...
Jaylen Adams, Courtney Stockard and Matt Mobley combined to score 96 points and hit all 14 of St. Bonaventure's 3-pointers on Tuesday night to help the Bonnies beat Davidson 115-113 in triple overtime.
Courtney Stockard and Jaylen Adams tossed in 21 points apiece and St. Bonaventure upped its winning streak to 10 with a 68-63 victory over VCU on Saturday night.
Jaylen Adams scored 24 points, leading four into double-figure scoring and Saint Bonaventure held off Duquesne 73-67 Wednesday night, running its win streak to nine games.
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St. Bonaventure now has a 92% chance to receive an NCAA tournament bid, per BPI, after beating Rhode Island on Friday.
Matt Mobley scored 26 points and grabbed a key rebound with 4.2 seconds left, and St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island 77-74 to snap the 16th-ranked Rams' 16-game winning streak on Friday night.
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Spending time with Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley of St. Bonaventure before the 19-6 Bonnies, winners of 7 straight host Rhode Island. The Rams (21-3 / 13-0 A-10) have the Nation's longest win streak at 16 games! It's #1 vs. #2 in the A-10. This one will be amazing! Friday night 7pm ET on ESPN2
Matt Mobley scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Adams added 26 points with five assists and four steals and St. Bonaventure beat La Salle 79-68 on Tuesday night for its first seven-game Atlantic 10 winning streak in program history.
Matt Mobley and Jalen Adams scored 24 points apiece and St. Bonaventure beat Richmond 97-88 on Saturday to extend its win streak to six games and move into a second place tie with Davidson in the Atlantic 10 standings.
Jaylen Adams set career highs with 44 points and a school-record 10 3-pointers, and St. Bonaventure beat Saint Louis 79-56 on Wednesday to win its fifth straight.
Jaylen Adams poured in a career-high 40 points, including a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining, to lift St. Bonaventure to an 84-81 victory over Duquesne on Saturday.