For fans of the St. Bonaventure basketball program, few moments can top the feeling of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship game when the Bonnies defeated Xavier at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for a spot in the NCAA Tournament.
Eddie Creal, a 6-foot-4 guard from Illinois, has signed has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. Bonaventure University, Bonnies head coach Mark Schmidt announced. Creal, a junior college transfer from Moberly Area Community College (Missouri) will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2020-21 season.
Jalen Shaw, a 6-10 forward/center from Elgin, Ill., has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. Bonaventure University, Bonnies head coach Mark Schmidt announced. A junior college transfer from Triton (Ill.) College, will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2020-21 season.
St. Bonaventure sophomore Kyle Lofton has earned a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District First Team, as selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division I.
Saturday night’s regular season finale would have had enough intrigue for being the first re-match of last year’s Atlantic 10 Championship Game, but a double-bye in next week’s conference tournament is on the line for the winner.
St. Bonaventure has just three games remaining in the regular season schedule, beginning with a trip to La Salle on Saturday afternoon. At 31-9 during the month of February since over the past five years, the Bonnies will look to keep a streak of going that entire stretch without back-to-back losses in the month going after suffering a heartbreaking setback vs. Duquesne on Wednesday night in overtime.
Osun Osunniyi registered a career-high 23 points along with 13 rebounds and three blocks, but it wasn’t enough in a heartbreaker vs. Duquesne Wednesday night at the Dukes came away with an 81-77 victory at the Reilly Center.
St. Bonaventure will try to keep its momentum rolling when it finishes up a three-game homestand by hosting Duquesne Wednesday night. The Bonnies claimed a huge victory this past weekend, taking over the third spot in the conference standings with a victory over Richmond which was receiving Top 25 votes prior to that clash. With just four games remaining in the regular season, St. Bonaventure can further establish a stronghold on a top-four spot in the league with a victory over the Dukes.
Bona’s four star sophomores all scored in double figures as the Bonnies held off Richmond, 75-71, in front of a sold-out Reilly Center on a night holding tremendous implications for the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament.