ST. BONAVENTURE (18-10, 10-5 A-10) at LA SALLE (13-14, 4-11 A-10)
Saturday, Feb. 29 - 2:00 p.m.
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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 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 alive after suffering a heartbreaking setback vs. Duquesne on Wednesday night in overtime.
- During A-10 play, Lofton ranks third in the league by shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc.
- He handed out a career-high 11 assists in the win over Hofstra Dec. 7 and matched that with 11 more Dec. 14 vs. Gannon and again Dec. 18 vs. Niagara. He's the first Bonnies player to register double-digit assists in three straight games since Marques Green achieved the feat in 2003. Lofton is in good company – Green today ranks as Bona's all-time assists leader (8th in A-10 history) with 657 and was selected to the program's All-Time Team.
- He has finished with six or more assists 23 times so far during his Bonaventure career.
- Lofton has played 36 or more minutes in 47 of 62 career games played and entered the year with the most minutes played last season of any returning A-10 player. He's played the full 40 12 times this year.
- He already ranks in the program's top five for career blocks in just his first 50 collegiate games. This season, he's had five or more blocks four times - vs. San Diego (6), at Middle Tennessee (5), at GW (5) and at George Mason (5).
- He ranked sixth in the nation with 2.6 blocks per game last year and led all NCAA Division I freshmen with 92 blocks, the program freshman record for swats.
- Against Hofstra Dec. 7 Osunniyi hauled in 16 rebounds and a season-high 18 boards Jan. 8 at George Mason. His career-high is 22 boards set last year at Duquesne.
- Osunniyi is averaging 2.7 blocks per game through the first 55 games of his Bonnies career. That would rank first overall in Bonnies program history – Bona's all-time blocks leader Caswell Cyrus averaged 2.5 blocks per game over his 114-game career between 1996-2000, finishing with 289 swats.
- In games where Osunniyi has played at least 18 minutes, the Bonnies are +7.7 in rebounding margin, a total that would lead the A-10 over a full season - and by a wide margin. Saint Louis currently leads the A-10 at +6.1. The Bonnies are 17-2 when he plays at least 18 minutes.
- His 8.9 rpg rank fifth in the league while his 2.6 blocks per game rank third.
- Bonnies sophomore Dominick Welch finished non-conference play second among all Atlantic 10 players with 38 three-pointers. Currently, he ranks third in the league for the year in shots from long range. He has hit at least one 3 in 25 of 28 games this year.
- More than just a perimeter shooter, Welch also ranks second on the team in rebounding (7.0 rpg). He ranks 14th among all A-10 players in rebounding and tallied a career-high of 14 rebounds Jan. 29 at Fordham and Feb. 26 vs. Duquesne. In conference play, his aggressiveness on the boards has led to 8.2 rpg and a top-10 standing in the league. He is second on the team on the offensive glass with 50 offensive rebounds this year.
- In 25 games last year, he hit 43 3-pointers and shot 36 percent from distance. His 43 3's were a team-high during the '17-18 campaign. He surpassed that total in his 16th game this season.
- He finished his high school career as the all-time leading scorer in boys Western New York history (2,376 points at Cheektowaga).
Bona returns home to host Saint Joseph's in the last game of the season at the Reilly Center Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Senior Amadi Ikpeze, who ranks seventh all-time in program history for career games played, will be honored in pre-game. To purchase tickets, click here.