- Nov 21, 2019
RICHMOND, Va. — The last time the St. Bonaventure Bonnies played in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Brown and White defeated the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2022 NIT Quarterfinals. Kyle Lofton’s free throws with five seconds to go and Osun Osunniyi’s game-sealing block as time expired punched Bona’s ticket to Madison Square Garden in dramatic fashion.
More than ten months later, the Bonnies have not won a true road game since.
On Saturday, Bona travels back to Virginia for the first time since the NIT, where they will face the VCU Rams and a raucous sold-out crowd at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond.
The game airs on CBS Sports Network and will tip at 6 p.m.
“We need to play hard, consistently, and better on the road than at home,” Mark Schmidt acknowledged to the media Friday. “If you looked at the newspaper today, 90% of the teams that played on the road last night lost. It’s just that much harder. It’s the environment. You’re uncomfortable, so you have to play that much...