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2019-20 Bonnies Basketball Season Look Back

2019-20 Bonnies Basketball Season Look Back

The 2019-20 St. Bonaventure men's basketball season will be one remembered for being the Centennial Season for the program with fanfare throughout the campaign, but also as one that was yet another successful slate for the Bonnies.

Despite fighting injuries to multiple starters early in the season, and again during conference play, the Bonnies again rose to the top portion of the Atlantic 10 standings, battling among the league leaders all year.

For a full look back at the season, check out the video below:

 

2019-20 St. Bonaventure Basketball Accomplishments

  • Kyle Lofton named First Team All-Atlantic 10; 13th individual Bonnies player to be named First Team All-Conference
  • Lofton continued a streak of five straight years with at least one SBU player named First Team All-Conference
  • Osun Osunniyi named to Atlantic 10 All-Defensive Team and Third Team All-Conference; became fourth player in program history to be selected A-10 All-Defensive multiple times
  • Jaren English picked to Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team
  • The Bonnies now have 18 total First Team All-A-10 selections (including players with multiple selections) which ranks third all-time among current conference members
  • Bonnies picked up their fifth straight top-five finish in the final A-10 season standings
  • Head coach Mark Schmidt posted 300th win of his career; now with 229 wins at the helm of the Bonnies, Coach Schmidt moved into sixth place all-time in A-10 coaching victories
  • With 19 wins on the year, the Bonnies have won 18+ games in seven consecutive seasons
  • Sixth straight season of double-digit A-10 victories (11), extending the longest active streak in the conference
  • Lofton handed out 186 assists, third-most in single season SBU history
  • Lofton led the nation in minutes and ranked 21st in assists per game; also led the A-10 with 6.0 assists per game
  • Lofton also earned First Team All-District honors from the National American Basketball Coaches Association
  • Osunniyi ranked 20th in the nation in blocks per game (2.46) and 43rd in total blocks (59) despite missing seven games due to injury
  • Osunniyi was the only A-10 player to rank in the conference's top five in field goal percentage (61.5%, second), blocks per game (fourth) and rebounds (8.4 rpg, fifth)
  • Osunniyi moved into fifth all-time in program history with 151 career blocks
  • Bona had one of the nation's youngest rosters – the team was fourth in the country in scoring from freshmen and sophomores, receiving over 93 percent of its season scoring from undergraduates
  • Ten victories came away from home – since 2010, the program has had more wins on the road just one time
  • The program graduates just one player, senior Amadi Ikpeze who finishes his career sixth in program history for games played (120) and having a role in 83 victories
  • Dominick Welch ranked 16th in program history for single season 3-pointers with 72, ranking tied for third overall in the A-10
  • The Bonnies now stand third among all Atlantic 10 programs in number of victories since 2015-16 (104)
  • Bona also ranks third among all A-10 squads in conference victories since 2014-15 with 72, behind only Dayton (81) and VCU (73); Bonaventure owns a .667 winning percentage in A-10 play over the past six years
  • SBU picked up multiple impressive non-conference wins in marquee events – the Bonnies defeated certain NCAA Tournament team Rutgers in the Basketball Hall of Fame Naismith Classic in Toronto with freshman Alejandro Vasquez named Most Valuable Player; the Bonnies also won the inaugural Boca Beach Classic Tournament with Lofton and Welch named to the All-Tournament Team
  • The team went 16-5 when its regular starting lineup was available
  • During the year, the Athletics Department announced the program's Centennial Season All-Time Team and honored the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Final Four team

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