ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. — St. Bonaventure
fans will get a chance to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the
men’s basketball program’s Final Four appearance with
the historic team that accomplished the feat on Saturday, Jan.
The 1969-70 Final Four team that finished with a 25-3 overall record will be honored at halftime of the Brown and White’s A-10 contest against Saint Joseph’s. Gametime at the Reilly Center is slated for 7 p.m.
Members of the team including NBA Hall of Famer Bob Lanier and former head coach Larry Weise will be in attendance. Lanier scored 2,067 points over his career in which he led the Brown and White to a 65-12 record. The Buffalo, N.Y. native’s #31 is retired in the RC rafters, while the court was named after him in October of 2007. The all-time winningest coach in program history, Weise posted a 202-90 record over his 12 seasons at the helm from 1961-73.
The Bonnies defeated Davidson, North Carolina State and Villanova to advance to the 1970 Final Four at Cole Fieldhouse in College Park, Md. St. Bonaventure opened the 1969-70 season with 12 straight wins and after suffering their first loss at Villanova, the Bonnies responded with 13 consecutive victories.
1969-70 Final Four Team
Coaches & Staff
Dick Giglotti – Athletic Trainer