Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure earns spot in A-10 final wire reports

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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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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MassachusettsSt. Bonaventure
Maxie Esho
Demitrius Conger
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
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
Atlantic 10
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Rhode Island13-523-1066
Geo. Wash.10-822-1384
St. Bona.10-818-13121
La Salle8-1017-16101
Saint Joes7-1113-18178
George Mason4-149-22222
Saint Louis3-1511-21272
Other games
NCST 67 Final
NC 69
Florida 71 Final
Kentucky 74
Wisc 52 Final
Mich St 65
Florida St 62 Final
Ohio St 77 Final
Michigan 55
Baylor 75 Final
Missouri 90
N Mexico 68 Final