ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Atlantic 10 player of the year Andrew Nicholson’s 26 points, 14 rebounds, and eight blocked shots led St. Bonaventure to a 67-56 win over Xavier in the A-10 conference championship game.
The Bonnies (20-11) clinched their first ever Atlantic 10 Conference title, and their first birth in the NCAA Tournament since 2000.
Tu Holloway poured in 17 points in a losing cause for Xavier (21-12).
Scott Graham and Kevin Grevey called the action on the Westwood One Radio Network.
(Eric Mosley’s 4-point play gives St. Bonaventure a 16-7 lead)
(Eric Mosley’s 3-pointer puts St. Bonaventure up 26-11)
(Dezmine Wells’ and-one layup pulls Xavier within 45-40)
(Andrew Nicholson’s hook shot puts St. Bonaventure up 58-50)
(Final call as St. Bonaventure clinches first trip to the NCAAs since 2000)
(Postgame recap from Scott Graham and Kevin Grevey)
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