BROOKLYN — The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament with an 82-72 victory over La Salle on Thursday afternoon at the Barclays Center.
Junior Youssou Ndoye scored 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the No. 9 seeded Bonnies (16-14), who will play top-seeded Saint Louis at noon Friday. Marquise Simmons added 15 points and seven boards while Charlon Kloof finished with 14 points, six assists and three steals for St. Bonaventure, which dropped its last four regular-season games coming into the tournament.
The Bonnies, who led by as many as 10 points in the second half, held La Salle (15-16) without a field goal in the final 3:05 of the contest.
The Explorers Jerrell Wright led all scorers with 26 points.