Bonnies edge Clemson: Numbers and thoughts


Jan 10, 2020
Heart stopping. Gut check. Character revealing…Add your own description but the fact is St. Bonaventure’s 68-65 victory over Clemson in the Charleston Classic semifinals was one not soon  forgotten. The Bonnies improved to 4-0 while Clemson of the ACC suffered its first loss in five outings. 
The numbers:
Possessions: 62- more of a grind it out tempo.
Offensive efficiency:
St. Bona 110
Clemson 105
Both offenses running at a highly efficient level.  Shooting beyond the arc had a lot to do with those numbers. Bonnies were 14 of 24 for 58% while Clemson shot a not too shabby 9 of 23 for 39 %.
Kenpom MVP: Jaren Holmes of the Bonnies. Holmes scored 19 points (5 of 8 long distance) with 5 rebounds and 5 assists.  
Kyle Lofton deserves mention for his team leading 22 points (4 for 5 from deep) and four assists in 40 minutes of outstanding floor leadership and clutch plays. 
Clemson’s PJ Hall , a 6-10 sophomore, tied Lofton for game scoring honors with 22. “We had a terrible time...

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