ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – For the second season in a row, St. Bonaventure will play one of its Atlantic 10 Conference basketball games at Rochester's Blue Cross Arena.
The Lightower Conference Classic will be played March 2 and will feature the Bonnies against longtime rival Saint Joseph's University. Tip off will be at 7 p.m.
The game will be presented by Lightower Fiber Networks (formerly Fibertech Networks), which has sponsored the Bonnies' games in Rochester since 2002.
"We are thrilled to be able to bring St. Bonaventure basketball to our many alumni and fans in the Rochester and central New York state region," said Tim Kenney, who is in his first year as St. Bonaventure's Director of Athletics. "We are only able to do this through the continued support of our friends at Lightower. I know the games at Blue Cross Arena in the past have been well received … we expect another great turnout for this one."
The Bonnies have become regulars at Blue Cross Arena, hosting nine games there since 2000. Last season, St. Bonaventure hosted its first-ever A-10 game there and posted a resounding, 75-55 win over George Mason on Jan. 14, 2015.
Tickets information for the Lightower Conference Classic will be announced later this fall.
St. Bonaventure, which finished 18-13 last season, will be led by seniors Marcus Posley and Dion Wright. Posley, a 6-0 guard, was an All-Atlantic 10 third team selection last season after he averaged 16.7 points per game. Wright, a 6-7 forward, was one of the most improved players in the conference; he averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game.
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