2012-13 St. Bonaventure Men's Basketball News

Bremer, Hildebrand, Haulos & Nurmi To Enter Athletics Hall of Fame Nov. 16
The St. Bonaventure Department of Athletics will induct four former student-athletes into the school's Athletics Hall of Fame, athletic director Steve Watson announced Monday.

Spots Still Available For Mark Schmidt Summer Camps
Spots for the 7th annual Mark Schmidt team and individual basketball camps this summer are still available, but are going quickly with the first camp just three weeks away.

Foreign Student-Athletes Spotlight: Charlon Kloof & Matthias Runs
Welcome to Foreign Student-Athletes, a special project developed by senior journalism and mass communication major Ryan Cooke. It gives students and fans of St. Bonaventure Athletics a look at student-athletes from different countries around the world who have chosen to attend Bonaventure. A new feature story will be posted each month, highlighting student-athletes from each of the 10 foreign countries represented by the SBU student-athlete population.

Atlantic 10 Expands Basketball Championship For 2014
The Atlantic 10 Conference voted unanimously this week to expand its men’s and women’s basketball championship bracket to include all members.

Former #Bonnies Standout Conger Chosen For Nets Draft Combine
Former St. Bonaventure men’s basketball forward Demitrius Conger has been selected to participate in the Brooklyn Nets Draft Combine on Wednesday, May 22, and Thursday, May 23.

Jalen Adams Signs NLI To Join The @BonniesMBB Program
Jalen Adams, a high school senior who averaged 25 points and 13 rebounds per game last year playing in Michigan’s highest level, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to join the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program, head coach Mark Schmidt announced Thursday.

Atlantic 10 Conference Adds Davidson College
The Atlantic 10 Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to formally accept an application for membership from Davidson College the league announced Wednesday. A prestigious private institution in Davidson, N.C., the Wildcat athletic program sponsors 19 of the Atlantic 10’s 21 championship sports.

Xavier Smith: One Team, One Decision
Xavier Smith, a 6-8 combo forward from Texas, signed an NLI to join the St. Bonaventure men's basketball last Monday. Now, the high school senior has exploded, receiving calls from programs in the Big 12, SEC and other high-level teams.

Chris Dees Completes Busy Signing Week For @BonniesMBB
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program completed a busy signing week Friday with the commitment of junior-college forward Chris Dees, who inked his National Letter of Intent to join the program this fall, head coach Mark Schmidt announced Friday.

Andell Cumberbatch Becomes Latest @BonniesMBB Commitment
Andell Cumberbatch, a 6-4 guard who has spent the past two years at Barton (Kansas) Community College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program, head coach Mark Schmidt announced on Wednesday. Cumberbatch will have two years of eligibility with the Bonnies beginning this fall.

Xavier Smith Signs NLI To Join @BonniesMBB Program
Xavier Smith, a 6-7 combo forward from Plano, Texas, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program, head coach Mark Schmidt announced Monday.

Denzel Gregg Officially Signs NLI To Join @BonniesMBB Program
Denzel Gregg, a 6-7 forward from Syracuse, N.Y. who has played the last two years at prestigious prep school St. Thomas More in Connecticut, has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball program, head coach Mark Schmidt announced Monday.

@BonniesMBB 2012-13 Season Highlights
A highlight video recapping the 2012-2013 St. Bonaventure men's basketball season.

@BonniesMBB Loses To Fordham, 76-72, On Senior Day
The St. Bonaventure men's basbketball team (14-15, 7-9 Atlantic 10) lost 76-72 to Fordham (7-24, 3-13 A-10) on Senior Day in the Reilly Center on Saturday afternoon. Youssou Ndoye scored a career-high 17 points.

Senior Day: @BonniesMBB Hosts Fordham – Win & They’re In
St. Bonaventure hosts Fordham in its regular-season finale with everything on the line Saturday afternoon. If the Bonnies win, they clinch a spot in the 12-team Atlantic 10 Championship.

Conger Scores Game-High 22, But #Bonnies Fall At Dayton
Dayton (17-12, 7-8 Atlantic 10) started the second half on a 12-2 lead to open up a 15-point lead, and St. Bonaventure (14-14, 7-8 A-10) couldn’t get any closer than six the rest of the night, spoiling a game-high 22 points from senior Demitrius Conger in his final regular-season road game.

NBC Sports Network to Air A-10 Men's Championship Opening Round
The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Tuesday that NBC Sports Network will televise all four opening round games at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship. All four rounds of the 12-team championship will now air live, with three of the rounds being televised nationally.

Win & In: @BonniesMBB Heads To Dayton For Final Road Test
St. Bonaventure looks to set a program record while simultaneously clinching a berth in the Atlantic 10 Championship and extending its winning streak to four in a row when the Bonnies face off with Dayton on the Flyers’ Senior Day Wednesday night.

Simmons Granted Sixth Year, Will Return To #Bonnies Next Season
St. Bonaventure forward Marquise Simmons has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by NCAA officials. Simmons, who was listed as a redshirt senior this year due to an extension waiver’s pending outcome, will be a redshirt senior next year for the 2013-14 season, his final year with the Bonnies.

@BonniesMBB Controls Game In Dominating Win Over Charlotte
St. Bonaventure (14-13, 7-7 Atlantic 10 Conference) led the entire game and knocked down nine first-half 3-pointers in a dominating 104-83 win over Charlotte (18-10, 6-8 A-10) Saturday night at the Reilly Center in a pivotal matchup with postseason ramifications.

75 SBU Student-Athletes Named To A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll
Seventy-five St. Bonaventure student-athletes earned Atlantic 10 Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll distinction for the Fall 2012 semester, the league announced on Friday.

@BonniesMBB Hosts Charlotte, Postseason Position On The Line
Coming off its second bye week of the Atlantic 10 season which coincided with the university’s midterm break, St. Bonaventure faces Charlotte in a pivotal matchup Saturday at the Reilly Center filled with postseason implications.

Mark Schmidt Radio Show Concludes With Final Show Thursday
The final Mark Schmidt Radio Show of the year will be held tonight, Feb. 28, at 7:30, broadcasting live from Bartlett Country Club in Olean.

A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship All-Session Tickets On Sale
All-session tickets to the 2013 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament are on sale now at the St. Bonaventure Ticket Office.

After Record Performance, Mosley Named A-10 Player of the Week
Following a week in which he averaged 27.5 points and set the record for most points ever by a St. Bonaventure player in an Atlantic 10 Conference game, senior Eric Mosley was named the A-10 Player of the Week by league officials on Monday.

@BonniesMBB Picks Up Crucial Road Win At Duquesne, 78-71
St. Bonaventure (13-13, 6-7 Atlantic 10 Conference) watched a double-digit lead evaporate, but behind a game-high-tying 19 points from Chris Johnson and Demitrius Conger, the Bonnies were able to stave off a feisty Duquesne team (8-19, 1-12 A-10) with a 78-71 win Saturday night to move right into the thick of the A-10 postseason race.

Last Chance To Vote SBU For Student Section Of The Year
Today is the last day to vote for St. Bonaventure’s student section as the loudest, craziest and most intimidating in college basketball.

#Bonnies Face Rival Duquesne Looking To Sweep Season Series
Coming off a fast-paced win over Massachusetts on Wednesday, St. Bonaventure looks to put consecutive victories together for just the second time in more than two months as it faces longtime rival Duquesne on Saturday night.

Mosley Nets Record 39 Points In #Bonnies Win Over UMass
Eric Mosley scored the most points ever by a St. Bonaventure player in an Atlantic 10 Conference game with 39, leading the Bonnies (12-13, 5-7 A-10) to a vital 99-94 victory over Massachusetts (16-9, 6-6 A-10) on Wednesday night at the Reilly Center.

Fighting For Postseason Position, #Bonnies Host UMass Wednesday
St. Bonaventure returns to the Reilly Center on Wednesday night in search of a much-needed victory against Massachusetts in the cluttered Atlantic 10 Conference race.

@BonniesMBB Drops Second Straight Heartbreaker In Overtime
For the second straight game, St. Bonaventure (11-13, 4-7 Atlantic 10 Conference) erased a late double-digit deficit to force overtime, but for the second straight game it fell three points short as 30 Eric Mosley points weren’t enough as Richmond (15-11, 5-6 A-10) claimed an 83-80 win in a crucial A-10 matchup Saturday night at the Robins Center.

#Bonnies Game At Richmond To Be Televised By Time Warner
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball game at the University of Richmond on Saturday will be televised live by Time Warner Sports in New York state starting at 6 p.m.

@BonniesMBB Hits The Road For Saturday Test With Richmond
St. Bonaventure heads back on the road after a heartbreaking overtime loss to La Salle for another crucial Atlantic 10 Conference matchup, this time against the Richmond Spiders on Saturday night.

#Bonnies Erase 16-Point Deficit, Force Overtime, But Fall To La Salle
Senior guard Eric Mosley hit a game-tying jumper with 22 seconds left as St. Bonaventure (11-12, 4-6 Atlantic 10) erased a 16-point deficit, but after Demitrius Conger’s 3-pointer missed as time expired in overtime, La Salle (17-6, 7-3 A-10) had claimed a 69-66 win Wednesday night at the Reilly Center.

@BonniesMBB Hosts Surging La Salle Wednesday In A-10 Tilt
St. Bonaventure returns to the Reilly Center Wednesday to face La Salle, one of the Atlantic 10’s top teams. The Bonnies are coming off a come-from-behind victory Saturday at Rhode Island – their third A-10 road triumph already this year.

Nicholson Selected To Play In Rising Stars Challenge
Former St. Bonaventure standout Andrew Nicholson will spend his All-Star weekend among the NBA’s best in Houston.

#Bonnies Overcome Adversity, Claim Crucial Comeback Road Win
Trailing 53-46 with less than eight minutes remaining, St. Bonaventure (11-11, 4-5 Atlantic 10 Conference) overcame some road adversity and claimed a 67-61 comeback victory over Rhode Island (6-16, 1-8 A-10) Saturday night at the Ryan Center to split its week-long roadtrip.

St. Bonaventure cracks top 5 in national voting for best student section; new voting starts Friday
St. Bonaventure is back in the national basketball spotlight again. The university has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the Naismith Awards Student Section of the Year contest, finishing fifth in the three weeks of fan voting that ended at midnight Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Saturday’s @BonniesMBB Game At Rhode Island Changed To 7 PM
Saturday’s men’s basketball game between St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island has been changed to a 7 p.m. start due to Winter Storm Nemo. It was originally scheduled for 2 p.m.

@BonniesMBB Looks To Split Roadtrip With Win At Rhode Island
St. Bonaventure looks to split its weeklong roadtrip with a win on Saturday at Rhode Island. Originally scheduled for 2 p.m., the game was pushed back to a 7 p.m. start due to Winter Storm Nemo.

No. 14 Butler Too Much For #Bonnies In 77-58 Bulldogs Win
No. 14 Butler (19-4, 6-2 Atlantic 10) closed the first half on a 10-3 run to turn a two-point game into a nine-point halftime lead, and despite 18 points from senior Demitrius Conger, St. Bonaventure (10-11, 3-5 A-10) trailed by double digits the rest of the way as the Bulldogs claimed the first-ever meeting between the two schools Wednesday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse, 77-58.

@BonniesMBB Begins Weeklong Roadtrip At No. 14 Butler
St. Bonaventure begins a weeklong roadtrip Wednesday night with its first-ever meeting with league newcomer and No. 14/14 Butler at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

Sharp Outside Shooting Keys @BonniesMBB Over Duquesne, 68-60
Led by the sharp perimeter shooting of Eric Mosley and Jordan Gathers, St. Bonaventure (10-10, 3-4 Atlantic 10) topped longtime conference rival Duquesne, 68-60, in men’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

@BonniesMBB Faces Longtime Rival Duquesne Saturday In The RC
St. Bonaventure returns to the Reilly Center Saturday to face longtime rival Duquesne in its second straight home contest and fourth in a row at the RC which is televised.

Forbes Names Schmidt The Nation’s Best Coach For The Money
Forbes has named St. Bonaventure’s Mark Schmidt as the best college basketball coach for the money in the nation in an article released Monday.

Saturday’s Game Unable To Be Streamed Free Due To TV Contracts
Due to existing television contractual agreements, the St. Bonaventure Athletic Department is unable to stream today’s Saint Louis-St. Bonaventure men’s basketball game for free.

@BonniesMBB Falters In Homecoming Matchup Against Saint Louis
Saint Louis (14-5, 3-2 Atlantic 10) scored the game’s first seven points and never trailed in its 67-57 men’s basketball victory over St. Bonaventure (9-10, 2-4) on Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

#Bonnies Return To RC For Homecoming Tilt With Saint Louis
Surging St. Bonaventure meets Saint Louis in a Homecoming Weekend matchup at the Reilly Center Saturday. The Bonnies rebounded from a six-game losing streak over the last week with crucial victories on the road at Temple and Saint Joseph’s.

All-Access St. Bonaventure Men's Basketball: Episode 3
The St. Bonaventure Athletic Department concludes its all-access video series which followed every aspect of the 2012-13 men's basketball season with episode 3, following the team throughout the Atlantic 10 Conference regular season.

@BonniesMBB Clips Hawks, Wins Second Straight In Philly
St. Bonaventure (9-9, 2-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) led from start to finish at preseason league favorite Saint Joseph’s (10-7, 1-3 A-10) Wednesday Night as the Bonnies claimed a 73-64 win in the City of Brotherly Love for the second time in five days.

@BonniesMBB Returns To Philly Looking For Second Straight Win
St. Bonaventure returns to Philadelphia to face Saint Joseph’s looking to pick up its second win in the City of Brotherly Love in the last five days. The Bonnies have won three of the last five meetings against the Hawks after losing the previous 15 matchups.

#Bonnies Stop Losing Streaks, Earn First A-10 Win At Temple
Behind a career-high 22 points from Matthew Wright, St. Bonaventure (8-9, 1-3 Atlantic 10) snapped a six-game losing streak, picked up its first win in A-10 play and claimed its first victory at Temple (12-5, 2-2 A-10) in 31 tries Saturday afternoon in front of a national TV audience with a 81-78 decision over the Owls.

#Bonnies Face Temple In Philly On National TV Saturday
For the second game in a row the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will be showcased nationally when it faces Temple Saturday afternoon on the CBS Sports Network. The Bonnies will be looking to break a six-game losing streak overall, a 14-game losing streak against the Owls and also a dubious 0-31 mark all-time at Temple.

Whiteout The RC: #Bonnies Host Xavier On National TV Wednesday
St. Bonaventure looks to snap its five-game losing streak when it welcomes Xavier to the Reilly Center in a rematch of last year’s Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship game, won by SBU, 67-56.

Xavier Outlasts @BonniesMBB, 66-64, Behind Late-Game Shot
Semaj Christon’s driving basket with 5.1 seconds remaining provided the winning points for Xavier as the Musketeers outlasted the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team, 66-64, in a tightly-contested rematch from last year’s Atlantic 10 Championship game Wednesday night in front of a national TV audience at the Reilly Center.

A-10 Unveils Inaugural Men’s Basketball Legends, Belcher Chosen
The Atlantic 10 Conference announced Tuesday its Inaugural Men’s Basketball Legends, and Earl Belcher, '81, has been chosen to represent St. Bonaventure.

@BonniesMBB Hosts No. 24 VCU In Rams First A-10 Road Game
St. Bonaventure looks to snap out of one of its worst losing streaks in more than 20 years on Saturday when it welcomes VCU to the Reilly Center for the Rams first road game as a member of the Atlantic 10.

@BonniesMBB Battles No. RV/24 VCU Tough, But Falls, 72-65
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team (7-8, 0-2 Atlantic 10) battled No. RV/24 VCU (14-3, 2-0 A-10) tough the entire afternoon, but the Rams proved too much in their inaugural conference road game against the defending league champions as they pulled out a 72-65 victory Saturday at the Reilly Center.

GW Defeats Bonaventure In A-10 Conference Opener
George Washington (7-7, 1-0 Atlantic 10) nearly equaled a season high in points as it handed St. Bonaventure (7-7, 0-1 A-10) its fourth straight loss with a 78-59 victory over the Bonnies at the Charles E. Smith Center in the conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.

Top A-10 Teams To Visit Reilly Center During "January Trifecta"
The month of January brings three of the Atlantic 10’s top men’s basketball teams to the Reilly Center for exciting matchups against the reigning conference champion St. Bonaventure Bonnies.

Defending A-10 Champions Open Conference Play Wednesday At GW
St. Bonaventure begins to position itself for an Atlantic 10 Championship defense as it opens league play at George Washington Wednesday.

Bona Caps Non-Conference Slate With Loss At Colorado State
Colorado State built a double-digit lead just more than five minutes into the game and never allowed St. Bonaventure to lead as the Bonnies were defeated in their non-conference finale Saturday afternoon, 85-64.

Bonnies Conclude Non-Conference Schedule At Colorado State
St. Bonaventure looks to stop a two-game losing streak and conclude its non-conference schedule with a win at Colorado State, which is Receiving Votes in the ESPN/USA Today Poll.

Iona Races Past St. Bonaventure For 93-74 Victory
The hot perimeter shooting of Iona proved too much for the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team to overcome as the Gaels raced to a 93-74 victory on Monday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

Men’s Basketball Hosts Iona In New Year’s Eve Matinee
St. Bonaventure looks to bounce back from a loss on the road against nationally ranked NC State last Saturday when it returns home to face Iona in a New Year’s Eve matinee. The game will be the first for the Bonnies in eight days – which represents their longest stretch between games this year – and also the first against the Gaels since the 2004-05 season opener.

Ndoye, Mosley Lead Bonnies In Loss At No. 25 NC State
Sophomore center Youssou Ndoye recorded his first career double-double against a talented NC State frontcourt, but the No. 25 Wolfpack (9-2) shot 57 percent and never trailed as they defeated the Bonnies (7-4) by a 92-73 score Saturday afternoon at the PNC Arena.

Bonnies Hit The Road To Battle No. 25 NC State On ESPN3 Saturday
Having defeated its last two opponents by 74 combined points, St. Bonaventure heads into its game at No. 25/RV NC State Saturday looking for its best start to a season since the 2001-02 campaign.

Bonnies Handedly Defeat The Citadel, Remain Perfect At Home
Four St. Bonaventure players scored at least 15 points as the Bonnies routed The Citadel, 97-57, on Wednesday night in men’s basketball action at the Reilly Center.

Limited $10 Courtside Tickets Available For Wednesday’s Game
A limited number of special $10 courtside seats in the student section are now on sale though the St. Bonaventure Ticket Office for the men’s basketball game against The Citadel Wednesday night at the Reilly Center.

Men’s Basketball Looks To Continue Home Dominance Wednesday
St. Bonaventure looks to remain perfect at home and pick up its seventh win of the season on Wednesday night as it plays host to The Citadel in the Reilly Center. It will be the first meeting between the Bonnies and the Southern Conference military college located in Charleston, South Carolina.

Hot-Shooting Bonnies Blow Out Cleveland State, 87-53
St. Bonaventure (6-3) scored a season-high 87 points, shot a season-best 54 percent from the floor and led by double figures for nearly 30 minutes Saturday afternoon in a blowout victory over visiting Cleveland State, 87-53, at the Reilly Center.

Bonnies Return Home After Week Break To Face Cleveland State
St. Bonaventure meets Cleveland State for the fourth straight season on Saturday as the Vikings visit the Reilly Center for the first time since the 2009-10 season opener.

Bona Comeback Falls Short On Last-Second Shot, 73-70
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team (5-3) erased a 17-point deficit, but a last-second 3-pointer from Arkansas State (5-3) gave the Red Wolves a 73-70 win Saturday afternoon at the Convocation Center.

Bonnies Head South To Take On Arkansas State Saturday
St. Bonaventure looks to avenge a loss last year to Arkansas State and pick up its third win in a row when it travels south to take on the Red Wolves Saturday afternoon. With a victory, the Bonnies would have their first three-game winning streak in December since the 2008-09 season, when they opened the month by winning their first four contests.

Rathskeller To Show Men's Basketball Game Live
A viewing party for the men’s basketball game at Arkansas State on Saturday is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at the on-campus Rathskeller.

Men's Basketball Shuts Down Siena For Franciscan Cup Win
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team (5-2) used an 11-2 run in the second half to break away from Franciscan Cup rival Siena (2-7) for a 58-43 victory on Tuesday night at the Reilly Center.

Men’s Basketball Hosts Siena On National TV Tuesday Night
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team makes its second national TV appearance of the year on the NBC Sports Network Tuesday night when the Bonnies face Siena in the third edition in the battle for the Franciscan Cup.

Men’s Basketball Rallies In Final Minutes To Top Buffalo
A Matthew Wright steal and lay-up with 24 seconds remaining provided the winning points as the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team (4-2) rallied in the final minutes for an 82-79 victory over the University at Buffalo (2-7) Saturday night at the Reilly Center.

Bonnies Return To The Reilly Center To Face Buffalo Saturday Night
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team returns to the Reilly Center for the first time in more than three weeks Saturday night when the Bonnies battle the University at Buffalo Bulls.

Bonnies Ring In The Holidays With Discounted Basketball Tickets
The St. Bonaventure Athletic Department is welcoming fans and alumni to spend the holidays with the Bonnies with discounted tickets available to three upcoming men’s basketball games.

Unbeaten Ohio Outlasts St. Bonaventure In Men’s Basketball Battle
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team (3-2) erased an 11-point second-half deficit, but Ohio (6-0) remained undefeated despite a career-high 19 points from Eric Mosley and an additional 17 from Chris Johnson with a 69-64 win over the Bonnies Wednesday night at the Convocation Center.

Men’s Basketball Heads To Ohio To Face Unbeaten Bobcats
St. Bonaventure plays its fourth straight game away from the Reilly Center on Wednesday when it battles 5-0 Ohio University. The Bobcats, who return all five starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team which lost in overtime to North Carolina, are Receiving Votes in both national polls. Meanwhile, Bonaventure will be looking to start a season 4-1 for the first time since the 2000-01 campaign.

Bonnies Fans Can Now Receive Email And Text Notifications
Supporters of St. Bonaventure Athletics can now receive official news and updates instantaneously via email and text notifications.

Men's Basketball Fends Off Rival Niagara In Rochester
Chris Johnson tied his career-high with 19 points and Demitrius Conger added 18 points to lift St. Bonaventure to an 80-75 victory over Niagara on Saturday at Blue Cross Arena.

Bona Home Game vs. Siena Picked Up Nationally, Moved To 9 PM
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball game against Siena on Tuesday, Dec. 4, will be broadcast nationally on the NBC Sports Network and has been moved to a 9 p.m. start in the Reilly Center.

Bonnies Return To Rochester Saturday For Thanksgiving Throwdown
St. Bonaventure returns to Rochester Saturday for “Thanksgiving Throwdown” after a week off as it takes on its second Little Three rival in a row when the Bonnies battle Niagara. The visit to Blue Cross Arena marks Bonaventure’s 18th all-time game in Rochester, including each of the last three years. SBU will be looking to snap a six-game winless streak at Blue Cross Arena, and bounce back from a 72-69 setback against Canisius last Saturday.

Bonnies Head To Rival Canisius Saturday Looking To Start 3-0
St. Bonaventure renews its longest and deepest rivalry on Saturday when the Bonnies travel to the Koessler Athletic Center to battle the Canisius Golden Griffins at 4 p.m.

Late Comeback Leads Canisius Past Bonaventure, 72-69
Chris Johnson tied a career high for the second straight game with 19 points, but Canisius closed the game on a 13-4 run and after Matthew Wright’s game-tying 3-point attempt missed as the buzzer sounded, the Griffs had claimed a 72-69 victory over St. Bonaventure Saturday afternoon in a sold-out Koessler Athletic Center.

Men’s Basketball Faces Cornell On National TV Wednesday Night
St. Bonaventure aims to start a season 2-0 for the first time since the 2008-09 campaign when it heads to Ithaca, N.Y., to face the Cornell Big Red in a nationally televised game on the NBC Sports Network Wednesday evening at 7.

Bona Battles To Victory Over Cornell In Front Of National Audience
After surrendering a 14-point second-half lead, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team – behind a game-high 19 points from Chris Johnson – battled to a 72-68 win Wednesday evening at Cornell in front of a national TV audience on the NBC Sports Network.

St. Bonaventure Baseball Leads Toys For Tots Drive
The St. Bonaventure baseball team will work again with the Southern Tier Child Advocacy Center (STCAC) this holiday season for the 2012 Toys for Tots Program. During the men’s basketball home game against Siena on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 9 p.m., the team will collect new toys for the upcoming holiday season.

Conger, Wright Propel Bona To Season-Opening Win
Consecutive 3-pointers by Demitrius Conger and Matthew Wright midway through the second half awoke a stagnant St. Bonaventure offense and helped push the Bonnies to a 65-55 season-opening win over Bethune-Cookman at the Reilly Center Friday evening.

Schmidt, Bonnies Keep Playing The Trifecta
How does that old saying go? The more things change; the more things stay the same? The fortunes of this year’s St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team lie somewhere in the above contradiction. That’s not to suggest the Bonnies are a contradiction. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Men’s Basketball Unveils Banners, New Season Friday Night
St. Bonaventure tips off its 2012-13 season at home against Bethune-Cookman Friday evening.

Bonnies Race By Mansfield In Exhibition, 104-61
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team raced out to a 19-4 lead not even seven minutes in, led by as many as 45 and received a game-high 25 points from senior Demitrius Conger to cruise to a 104-61 victory over Mansfield in an exhibition tilt Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

Men’s Basketball Opens With Exhibition Tilt Saturday Afternoon
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team kicks off its 2012-13 season with an exhibition matchup against Division II Mansfield in the Reilly Center on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Men’s And Women’s Basketball Home Games Streamed For Free
The St. Bonaventure University Athletics Department is proud to announce that it will once again stream home men’s and women’s basketball games free of charge for the 2012-13 season.

Basketball Season Tips Off With Pep Rally Friday Night
The 2012-13 St. Bonaventure men’s and women’s basketball seasons tip off Friday night when the Athletics Department hosts a student pep rally in the Reilly Center beginning at 7:45.

Men’s Basketball Picks Up Another National TV Game
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team has picked up another TV game this season, as the Bonnies will be showcased nationally on NBC Sports Network when they travel to Cornell on Nov. 14.

Simmons Looks Forward To Getting Back On The Court For Bona
The following article, written by Pickin’ Splinters Paul Gotham, originally appeared online on Oct. 31. It highlights the return of redshirt senior Marquise Simmons to the St. Bonaventure lineup this season after tearing his right Achilles tendon just two minutes into last year.

Discounted Thanksgiving Throwdown Tickets For Students, Staff
A special discount is available for St. Bonaventure University students and employees wishing to purchase tickets for the Bonnies’ Thanksgiving Throwdown game against rival Niagara at 4 p.m. Saturday, November 24 at Blue Cross Arena.

Guard-Oriented Bonnies Fueled By Chip On The Shoulder
The word out of Olean these days is that St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt is confident in his guards heading into this season.

Conger, Kloof Selected to Preseason All-Big Four Basketball Teams
St. Bonaventure’s Demitrius Conger and Charlon Kloof have been named to the 2012-13 Preseason All-Big Four Basketball Teams, which were unveiled Thursday at Pearl Street Grill and Brewery.

Gathers and Ndoye ready to step into larger roles for Bona
The following article, written by Pickin’ Splinters Paul Gotham, originally appeared online Oct. 17. It chronicles the rise of St. Bonaventure sophomores Jordan Gathers and Youssou Ndoye, who played large roles last year as freshmen, but look to play even more important roles during the 2012-13 season.

Tickets Still Available For Saturday's Thanksgiving Throwdown
Tickets for St. Bonaventure’s Thanksgiving Throwdown matchup against rival Niagara at Blue Cross Arena are still available to the general public. The game is scheduled for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24.

Vote Nicholson for Ontario Basketball’s Baller of the Year Award
Former St. Bonaventure star Andrew Nicholson has been nominated as a finalist for Ontario Basketball’s Baller of the Year Award.

Single-Game Basketball Tickets Now On Sale
Single-game tickets for the 2012-13 St. Bonaventure men’s and women’s basketball seasons are now on sale.

Kloof is key to Bona’s success in 2012-13
Written by Paul Gotham, this Pickin Splinters article on St. Bonaventure junior Charlon Kloof originally appeared online on Oct. 10.

2012-13 St. Bonaventure Basketball Slogan: “No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn”
St. Bonaventure Athletic Department officials unveiled the winning slogan for the 2012-13 basketball seasons on Tuesday: “No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn.”

St. Bonaventure Invites Fans To Select Your Seat, View Practice
The St. Bonaventure Athletic Department is offering Bonnies fans a rare Select Your Seat opportunity and a chance to watch the Bona men’s and women’s basketball teams practice at the Reilly Center this Saturday, Oct. 13.

Men's Basketball Tabbed For 11th-Place A-10 Finish
Defending Atlantic 10 Champion St. Bonaventure has been predicted to finish in 11th place in the 16-team A-10 in 2012-13, as announced as part of the league's Media Day Thursday at the Barclays Center.

EuroBasket.com Interview: Charlon Kloof
With Charlon Kloof, EuroBasket.com opens its interview series "Dutch Prospects Abroad." Kloof is one of the most promising player in a startling generation of talent from a small country in Europe.

Runs Officially Joins Men's Basketball, Cleared To Practice
Matthias Runs has officially joined the St. Bonaventure men's basketball team and will have three years of playing eligibility beginning as a sophomore in the 2013-14 season.

Bonnies Fans! We Want You To Create the 2012-13 Slogan
Following the enormous success of the “Defining Our Legacy" campaign during the historic 2011-12 basketball seasons, the St. Bonaventure Athletic Department is excited to announce for the second straight year a public marketing contest to give one lucky fan the opportunity to brand the upcoming season.

A-10 Secures Media Rights Agreements with ESPN, CBS and NBC
The Atlantic 10 Conference has secured eight-year partnerships with ESPN, CBS Sports Network and NBC Sports Group for its media and television rights.

Fibertech Announced As Sponsor For Thanksgiving Throwdown
Fibertech Networks will serve as the presenting game sponsor for Thanksgiving Throwdown.

Bonnies A-10 Schedule Features Numerous TV Appearances
The Atlantic 10 Conference released its 2012-13 men’s basketball schedule on Thursday, and the defending A-10 Champion St. Bonaventure Bonnies will have eight games either nationally or regionally televised as part of their 16-game docket.

St. Bonaventure Announces Partnership With Get Real Sports
St. Bonaventure University Department of Athletics officials announced Tuesday a partnership with Get Real Sports Sales (GRSS), an industry leader in strategic ticket marketing and selling operations.

Schmidt, Crowley to sign copies of ‘A Legacy Defined’ Sunday at SBU
St. Bonaventure basketball coaches Mark Schmidt and Jim Crowley will be signing copies of “A Legacy Defined” Sunday from Noon to 2 p.m. outside the St. Bonaventure University Bookstore, located inside the Reilly Center.

Stith Brothers, Crawford Scholarship Fund To Be Established
Tom Stith may be gone, but his legend lives on. The Harlem playground where St. Bonaventure greats Tom and Sam Stith honed their basketball talents hosted the first Tom Stith Memorial Basketball Tournament earlier this month.

Davenport, M. Wright To Participate In European Basketball Tour
St. Bonaventure men’s basketball players Michael Davenport and Matthew Wright will embark Thursday on a nine-day European basketball trip through Belgium and France from Aug. 2-10 as part of the Global Sports Academy’s (GSA) summer collegiate tour.

Men’s Basketball Unveils 2012-13 Non-Conference Schedule
Games against six teams which went to postseason tournaments last year, including four versus NCAA Tournament squads, highlight the 2012-13 St. Bonaventure men’s basketball non-conference schedule released on Friday.