St. Bonaventure was picked to finish eighth in the Atlantic 10 this men's basketball season. Instead, the Bonnies posted a 22-7 regular-season record and shared the conference title with a 14-4 mark. No surprise, then, that Mark Schmidt has been named the conference's coach of the year. Schmidt is in his ninth season at the school.
The Bonnies picked up another award Tuesday as junior Denzel Gregg shared the sixth man of the year honor with UMass senior Jabarle Hinds. Gregg averaged 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Bona, the No. 3 seed for the Atlantic 10 Tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, returns to action at 9 p.m. Friday night against either No. 6 Davidson, No. 11 Duquesne or No. 14 La Salle.