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A season for the ages, one not to be forgotten,  one to raise a glass to in the venerable Burton- all came to an end on Saturday at Indiana’s Assembly Hall. LSU defeated St. Bonaventure 76-61 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The Bonnies closed the book on the campaign at 16-5. LSU is 19-9 and will play Michigan in the second round of the tournament. Numbers and thoughts…
 
Possessions: 67- Right around the Bonnies’ pace and a bit slower than LSU favors. Tempo was not the main factor in this outcome. 
 
Offensive efficiency (points per possession): LSU 113, Bona 97. On both the offensive and defensive ends, the Bonnies were subpar. For the season, in conference play, the Bonnies were at the top with a 108 offensive efficiency and 93 defensive efficiency. “We needed to play our A-game  against LSU,” Bona coach Mark Schmidt told the Olean Times Herald. “And we didn’t.” 
 
First four. At the 16 minute media time out the score was knotted at 4. Bona defense was effective. On...

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