Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure earns spot in A-10 final

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- Demitrius Conger had 22 points and 10 rebounds and St. Bonaventure advanced to the Atlantic 10 championship game by holding off Massachusetts 84-80 on Saturday afternoon.

Conference player of the year Andrew Nicholson added 19 points for the fourth-seeded Bonnies (19-11), who are now a win away from advancing to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2000.

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The Bonnies will face third-seeded Xavier for the championship and the automatic bid to the show on Sunday. The Musketeers (21-11) knocked off Saint Louis 71-64.

Massachusetts (22-11) rallied from a 16-point deficit with 7:29 to play and had a chance to take the lead in the closing seconds, only to see Raphiael Putney's high-arcing 3-pointer hit off the side of the rim with less than 2 seconds to play.

Matthew Wright hit two free throws to ice the game.

Terrell Vinson had 20 for UMass, which knocked off top-seeded Temple on Friday.

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Scoreboard
Massachusetts (22-11)413980
St. Bonaventure (19-11) «483684
MA:T. Vinson 20 Pts
MA:S. Carter 8 Reb
MA:C. Williams 5 Ast
STBON:D. Conger 22 Pts
STBON:D. Conger 10 Reb
STBON:D. Conger 8 Ast

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PLAYERS OF THE GAME
MassachusettsSt. Bonaventure
MA
Maxie Esho
STBON
Demitrius Conger
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
168022108
Massachusetts Minutemen
C. Williams, G383-114-465312
S. Carter, F-C322-84-68058
J. Morgan, G293-75-513413
T. Vinson, F247-133-610420
R. Putney, F194-90-16149
J. Farrell, G-F261-50-04232
M. Esho, F216-94-680016
F. Riley, G110-00-00000
M. Hill, FDid Not Play
T. Lang, FDid Not Play
S. Carter, FDid Not Play
A. McCarthy, CDid Not Play
Totals 26-6220-2834112380
 41.9%71.4% 
St. Bonaventure Bonnies
D. Conger, G-F387-127-9108122
J. Gathers, G324-71-30129
C. Kloof, G293-63-834410
D. Cook, F271-41-23023
A. Nicholson, F255-77-762419
C. Johnson, G-F246-110-030214
E. Mosley, G102-70-02125
M. Wright, G80-02-21032
Y. Ndoye, F-C70-10-02030
M. Davenport, GDid Not Play
J. Houseknecht, F-CDid Not Play
M. Simmons, FDid Not Play
Totals 28-5521-3130162384
 50.9%67.7% 
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton15-324-830
VCU14-426-922
Rhode Island13-525-1031
Richmond13-522-1380
St. Bona.11-720-1291
Geo. Wash.10-820-15102
George Mason9-920-14103
La Salle9-915-15137
Davidson8-1017-1589
Fordham7-1113-19215
Saint Louis6-1212-21238
UMass4-1415-18193
Saint Josephs4-1411-20201
Duquesne3-1510-22266
 
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NC 69
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DUKE 59
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N Mexico 68 Final
SDSU 59