- Nov 21, 2019
ALBANY, N.Y. – For the first time since January 2020, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies have lost three consecutive games. The Siena Saints hit some big shots down the stretch and made all their free throws to fend off the Bonnies, 76-to-70, thus winning the Brother Ed Coughlin Franciscan Cup.
Here are five takeaways from Monday night’s game:
Hot Shooting Not Enough: The Bonnies shot 51.9% from the field, made six of their 14 3-point attempts, and yet, still lost by six points. With just under three minutes to play, the Bonnies held a 62-to-61 lead. From that point on, however, Siena, one of the better 3-point shooting teams in the country, drained four of their last five 3-pointers. The hot-shooting Saints went 9-of-18 from beyond the arc for the entire game and made 23-of-26 from the free-throw line. Siena’s Javion McCollum, the Saints’ leading scorer, poured in a game-high 23 points. Bonaventure scored 70 points for the first time since Nov. 30, when they defeated Middle...