- Nov 21, 2019
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure Bonnies closed the 2022 calendar year with an impressive win over UMass. To open up 2023, a tough George Mason squad visits the Reilly Center Wednesday night.
Bona and the Patriots tip off at 7 p.m., and the game will air on ESPN+.
George Mason waltzes into Western New York having won seven of their last eight games. In that lone setback, the Patriots lost to in-state rival Old Dominion by a point, 78-to-77. Mason most recently defeated the Richmond Spiders, the 2022 Atlantic 10 Champions, by four on New Year’s Eve.
“[George Mason is] good,” said Mark Schmidt, the St. Bonaventure coach who’s trying to improve to 2-0 in conference play. “They went back to putting [Josh] Oduro at the five, and they have improved. [He’s] the best big guy in the league, a first-team all-conference player. Everything goes through him. But they have very good guards too. They run good stuff, execute, and defend. It’s going to be a challenge for us.”