Welch made 9 of 11 shots, including 4 of 6 on 3-pointers an the Bonnies shot 61% (35 of 57), their best shooting game since Nov. 20, 2017.
Kyle Lofton added 20 points and Osun Osunniyi had 18 points and 15 rebounds for Saint Bonaventure (9-1, 7-1 Atlantic 10 Conference). Jaren Holmes added 14 points.
Saint Bonaventure scored 44 first-half points, a season high for the team.
Jordan Miller had 19 points for the Patriots (8-7, 4-5). Tyler Kolek added 17 points. Javon Greene had six assists.
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