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NEW YORK — Courtney Stockard was having one of the worst games of his career at the worst possible time. St. Bonaventure was getting blasted, down 15 points late in the first half of its stunning 68-51 victory over Rhode Island in the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament semifinals on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and the Bonnies’ all-conference senior forwa…

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St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt knows what it’ll take for the Bonnies to advance to the NCAA Tournament for a second consecutive season. There will be no at-large bid, as there was a year ago. The path forward is clear. “The only way we are going to reach our ultimate goal, to get to the NCAA Tournament, is to win the conference tournament,” Schmidt said. “That…

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ALLEGANY — Courtney Stockard wasn’t going out like that. Not in his final game at the Reilly Center. Not against Saint Louis, his hometown team. Not with fourth place in the Atlantic 10 regular season standings and a double bye in next week’s conference tournament on the line. Stockard scored a team-high 20 points, including eight consecutive late in the second ha…

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ALLEGANY — St. Bonaventure senior forward Courtney Stockard, named to the preseason all-conference team, called his return from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery "a big burden off my shoulders." His presence helped take some of the weight off the Bonnies, as well. Stockard scored a game-high 19 points in his season debut, helping St. Bonaventure snap a four-game lo…

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The St. Bonaventure University men's basketball team was picked to finish ninth in the Atlantic 10 in the preseason poll released Thursday at the conference media day in Brooklyn. The Bonnies totaled 167 points in voting by the league's head coaches and select media members. The Bonnies were 26-8 last season, setting a school record for wins, and were second in the conf…

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Here is what St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and stars Jaylen Adams and Courtney Stockard said after the Bonnies' NCAA Tournament First Four victory against UCLA: COACH SCHMIDT: What a game. You know we've got great tradition at Bonaventure. We heard all week -- and when I got the job here 11 years ago, we hear the stories about 1970 and how disappointing it was that…

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St. Bonaventure small forward Courtney Stockard will be a "game-time decision" for Tuesday's NCAA Tournament First Four game against UCLA, coach Mark Schmidt said Monday. Stockard suffered a hamstring injury in the Bonnies' Atlantic 10 Tournament quarterfinal victory against Richmond, which forced him to miss the semifinal loss to Davidson. "Hopefully he'll be out th…

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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…

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The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics. 1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Courtney Stockard hit a layup with 3.2 seconds remaining to complete the Bonnies' upset victory against previously unbeaten Maryland Friday at the Emerald Coast Classic. Stockard, who missed the previous two games with injury, scored a c…