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Bona men go cold at the end

With 5:31 left to play Sunday against Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure's Michael Davenport hit a jumper, capping a career-best night with 28 points.

Unfortunately for the Bonnies, those would be the last points they scored.

Rhode Island went on a 7-0 run the rest of the way, including two free throws by Marquis Jones with 7.5 seconds left, to edge the Bonnies, 56-55, in Atlantic 10 men's basketball action Sunday in Kingston, R.I.

Bona had led, 55-48, on that Davenport jumper. Over the final two minutes the Bonnies missed three three-pointers, committed a foul and had two turnovers. The final turnover came as Bona got the ball back with seven seconds but Ogo Adegboye was tripped up around a screen. The ball came loose and was secured by Rhode Island's Nikola Malesevic.

Davenport added 12 rebounds to his 28 points and was the only Bonnie in double figures. Andrew Nicholson finished with just nine points on 3-of-10 shooting with four fouls.

The Bonnies fell to 9-7 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic 10 while Rhode Island improved to 11-6 overall, 2-1 in the A-10.

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Today's Games

The chance for revenge for Siena comes tonight in Albany when the Saints host Canisius at 7 p.m. in the Times Union Center.

Just 10 days ago, the Golden Griffins earned a one-point win over Siena, 62-61, in the Koessler Center, ending a 10-game losing streak for the Griffs against the three-time defending Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champs.

The Griffs (8-8, 2-4 MAAC) are coming off a 72-51 win at Manhattan where the team committed a season-low six turnovers.

Siena (6-10, 3-3 MAAC) is coming off a win at Marist.

Meanwhile, the bottom two teams in the MAAC will clash in Riverdale when Niagara (4-14, 1-5) plays at Manhattan (2-15, 0-6) at 2 p.m. The Purple Eagles are coming off a loss at Saint Peter's while the Jaspers are on a 15-game losing streak.

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