Bonnies defeat VCU 74-65 for Atlantic Ten Tournament Title


Jan 10, 2020
For St.Bonaventure this Atlantic Ten Tournament championship was sweet and historic. Their other title was in 2012, now the first time in their storied  basketball history, the Bonnies captured both the A10 regular and postseason championships in the same season. The Bonnies defeated VCU 74-65 Sunday at Dayton Arena, improving to 16-4 while VCU is now 19-7. Both teams had their name called a few hours later on Selection Sunday. The numbers:
Possessions: 68 – Bona enjoys a pace a few possessions slower. VCU likes it a few faster. Call it a standoff)
Offensive Efficiency (points per possession): Bona 109, VCU 96
First Four. Opening four minutes were deadlocked at eight. Bona coach Mark Schmidt always preaches about starting the second half strong. His club did that. Barely two minutes into the final stanza, Kyle Lofton stole the ball and went three quarters of the court for a layup. VCU, which trailed by 7 at the break was down 11. The Rams called time out as the momentum was...

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