NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The first day of summer is this week, but the countdown to basketball season has officially begun with the release of the 2019-20 Atlantic 10 men's basketball schedule pairings Thursday afternoon.
St. Bonaventure will play home-and-home contests with Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington and Saint Joseph's.
The Bonnies will also welcome Davidson, Rhode Island, Richmond and UMass to the Reilly Center in the upcoming season.
Along with their home-and-home partners, Bona will also make trips to Dayton, Saint Louis, VCU and La Salle.
Dates and times for the Atlantic 10 games will be announced later this summer.
St. Bonaventure men's basketball season tickets are now available by visiting www.GoBonnies.com/Tickets or calling the SBU Ticket Office at (716) 375-2500.
The Bonnies return their young nucleus from a squad that reached last year's Atlantic 10 Championship Game following an 18-win campaign. Their highly acclaimed sophomore class returns in its entirety with Atlantic 10 All-Conference honorees Kyle Lofton (All-Rookie Team) and Osun Osunniyi (All-Rookie, All-Defensive Team) as well as fellow second-year guards Dominick Welch and Alpha Okoli join senior Amadi Ikpeze as the veterans of the roster.
A talented group of six newcomers join the roster as well – redshirt sophomore Bobby Planutis will suit up after sitting last year as a transfer while freshmen forwards Robert Carpenter and Justin Winston as well as guards Jaren English, Matt Johnson and Alejandro Vasquez make their SBU debuts.
St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 Pairings for 2019-20 (bold denotes home and away partners)
Home: Davidson, Rhode Island, UMass, Richmond, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, Saint Joseph's
Away: Dayton, La Salle, Saint Louis, VCU, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, Saint Joseph's
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