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ALLEGANY – For more than a half-century and 665 games in all, St. Bonaventure has played in the jewel known as the Reilly Center and treated legions of fans to many a great moment. It would be nearly impossible to draw a definitive conclusion and identify one game as better than the others. People of a certain age would argue it was the matchup in which Bob Lanier led S…

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ALLEGANY – St. Bonaventure pulled off its biggest win of the year Friday and breathed new life into its NCAA Tournament hopes. The Bonnies upset 16th-ranked Rhode Island, 77-74, snapping the Rams' 16-game winning streak, which was tied for longest in the nation. The win was a huge resume-booster for the Bonnies, and one they probably had to have if they don't earn an…

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ALLEGANY – St. Bonaventure pulled off its biggest win of the year Friday and jacked up its expectations even higher for the final month of the college basketball season. The Bonnies upset 16th-ranked Rhode Island, 77-74, for their eighth straight victory. The result snapped Rhode Island's 16-game win streak, tied for longest in the nation, and it was the Rams' first con…

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St. Bonaventure plays host to 16th-ranked Rhode Island at 7 p.m. Friday in what shapes up as one of the most anticipated home games in the history of the Reilly Center. Rhode Island has won 16 straight games and stands atop the Atlantic 10 Conference at 13-0. Bona has won seven straight and stands tied for second with Davidson at 9-4. The game is sold out. A win woul…

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ALLEGANY – Matt McCall is a rookie coach in the Atlantic 10, so he hasn't even taken his first lap around the track with the University of Massachusetts. He was well aware that St. Bonaventure beat Syracuse last weekend. He watched Bona beat Maryland and take apart other teams. McCall studied up on Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley, who make up one of the better backcourt co…

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A St. Bonaventure basketball player had his jersey stolen at the team hotel in Buffalo on Wednesday night before the Bonnies' game at Canisius,  school spokesman Steve Mest confirmed. Mest said the jerseys were laid out by the team managers for the players to pick up after the pregame dinner, but Courtney Stockard's jersey was missing. Stockard, a junior swingman who…

Troy Brady's goal 28 seconds into overtime enabled Canisius to defeat Robert Morris, 4-3. The goal capped a comeback from a 3-0 deficit at the Demske Sports Complex. Filippo Tamburini, Evan Walsh and Melvin Blair also scored for Canisius (1-1-0). In women's soccer involving Big  4 teams, St. Bonaventure dropped a 3-0 decision to Wright State. Lauren Malcolm made seve…

St. Bonaventure is off to an undefeated start in 2017 after a dramatic, come-from-behind 3-2 win in double overtime against Robert Morris. The Bonnies trailed 2-0 with less than 15 minutes remaining in the game when Paul Afful cut the deficit in half from 20 yards out off a pass from Kosi Nwafornso. Six minutes later, Nwafornso equalized off an Afful corner kick on a on…

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All Big 4 women's soccer teams kicked off their 2017 seasons on Friday, but only one of them took home a win in the opener. Canisius was the lone team with a victory Friday night, topping Youngstown State, 1-0, in overtime. Madeline Beaulieu scored the winner in the 103rd minute with an assist from Emily Czechowski. The goal came off a corner kick, which Beaulieu headed…

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St. Bonaventure has put together a quality nonconference schedule to go along with its high hopes for the 2017-18 college basketball season. The Bonnies, who return four starters from an 18-12 team, have games against Power Conference foes Maryland and Syracuse. Bona released its 12-game nonconference slate Tuesday. "This is the most challenging nonconference schedul…

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At first glance, St. Bonaventure’s women’s soccer faced long odds against its Big 4 rivals, which were important matches for pride and preparation leading into conference play. The University at Buffalo had made last year’s NCAA Tournament, Niagara lost in penalty kicks in the MAAC semifinals and Canisius had scored a ridiculous 16 goals in a recent exhibition match. To m…