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St. Joseph's-St. Bonaventure Preview Box

St. Bonaventure (17-11) vs. St. Joseph’s (20-12)

St. Joseph's-St. Bonaventure Preview Box

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St. Bonaventure (17-11) vs. St. Joseph’s (20-12)

Atlantic-10 Quarterfinal, 2:30 p.m. Friday at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City

 

This season: St. Bonaventure beat the visiting Hawks, 98-93 in 2OT on Feb. 29.

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All-time Series: SJU leads, 46-17.

Streak: St. Bonaventure has won one in a row.

A-10 history: SJU is 3-1 against the Bonnies in the tournament

PPG: SJU 72.3; SB 70.3

Opponents PPG: SJU 67.9 ppg.; SB 64.7 ppg.

Coaches:

SB – Mark Schmidt (11th season, 153-169 overall, 71-79 in five seasons at St. Bonaventure).

SJU - Phil Martelli (17th season, 320, 221).

RPI

St. Bonaventure - 97

SJU - 56

 

PROBABLE LINEUPS

 

St. Bonaventure

F Demetrius Conger 6-6 Jr., 12.1 ppg., 6.1 rpg.

F Da’Quan Cook 6-8 Fr., 7.7 ppg., 4.7 rpg.

F Andrew Nicholson 6-9 Sr., 17.9 ppg., 8.3 rpg., 1.6 bpg.

G Charlon Kloof 6-3 So., 5.8 ppg., 2.8 rpg.

G Jordan Gathers 6-3 Fr., 1.0 ppg., 1.4 rpg.

 

St. Joseph’s

G Carl Jones, 5-11 Sr. 16.5 ppg., 3.2 apg.

G Langston Galloway, 6-2 So. 15.9 ppg., 4.6 rpg., 2.3 apg.

C C.J. Aiken 6-9 So. 11.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg. 3.7 bpg.

F Daryus Quarles, 6-6 So. 4.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg.

F. Halil Kanacevic, 6-8 So., 8.3 ppg.; 8.2 rpg., 3.7 apg.

 

Off the bench:

SB: Jr. guard Eric Mosley, who has started five games, is averaging 7.0 points. St. Joseph’s 6-8 sophomore Ronald Roberts was the A-10 Sixth Man of the Year. He is averaging 11.0 points and 6.1 rebounds. Roberts scored 18 point in the earlier loss to the Bonnies.

 

Key for the Hawks

Offensive rebounding. SJU was outrebounded on the offensive glass, 20-4. Nicholson had as many offensive rebounds as the entire Hawks team.

 To the Winner

The winner will meet the winner of the noon Temple-UMASS game, in Saturday’s 1 p.m. semifinal. Most feel at the very least, St. Joseph’s would have to get to the A-10 final to be in consideration for an NCAA bid.

 

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Marc Narducci has performed a variety of jobs at The Inquirer since beginning with the paper in 1983. A long-time high school sports reporter in South Jersey, Narducci has also served as a beat writer for the 76ers, a backup Eagles and Sixers writer and has covered all the professional and colleges in the Philadelphia area. Among his duties at The Inquirer over the years, Narducci has covered one Super Bowl, two World Series and three NBA all-star games. Most recently he has covered the Philadelphia Union soccer team and this season will be adding college basketball duties, paying specific attention to St. Joseph’s. A life-long Southern New Jersey resident, Narducci is a 1977 graduate of Paul VI High and 1981 graduate of Glassboro State College (now Rowan University). Email Marc at mnarducci@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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