Jan 10, 2020
Just about two years to the day have passed. The memory is as vivid as the date it happened. March 17, 2019- St. Patrick’s Day. A sun splashed Sunday in Brooklyn. On a day of parades and revelry the recollection for one group was not celebratory, rather it was painful. St. Bonaventure battled Saint Louis for the Atlantic Ten Tournament title at Barclays Center. The Bonnies built a 15 point lead late in the first half. It was 9 at the break. The final 20 minutes saw Bona score 19 points. Regardless, the final seconds there was a chance to win. A last second Bona three point attempt from the corner found rim and no net- 55-53 Saint Louis.  
Streamers and confetti would rain down from the Barclays rafters as the champion Billikens celebrated at center court. Bona cheerleaders unsuccessfully tried to fight back tears.  The Bonnies slowly walked off the court heading to their locker room. Some heads were down. Others looked straight ahead trying to make sense of what just transpired...

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