Scores

Final

Duquesne 71

(16-15, 7-9 A 10)

St. Bonaventure 83

(15-15, 7-9 A 10)

    7:00 PM ET, March 9, 2010

    Reilly Center, Saint Bonaventure, New York

    1 2 T
    DUQ 30 4171
    SBON 34 4983

    Top Performers

    Duquesne: D. Saunders 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    St. Bonaventure: C. Matthews 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    St. Bonaventure 83, Duquesne 71

    Associated Press

    OLEAN, N.Y. -- Chris Matthews tied his career-high with 28 points and Andrew Nicholson scored 25 as St. Bonaventure defeated Duquesne 83-71 on Tuesday night in the first round of Atlantic 10 Conference tournament.

    Matthews hit six 3-pointers, Nicholson had his third straight 20-point effort and Jonathan Hall chipped in 10 for the Bonnies (15-15), who will play top-seeded Temple on Friday in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Damian Saunders had 18 points and 10 rebounds, B.J. Montero added 13 points and Jason Duty had 11 for Duquesne (16-15).

    The Bonnies sealed the victory when Nicholson converted a successful three-point play after a monstrous one-handed dunk with 13:11 remaining in the second half. The Dukes failed to score on their next possession and Matthews buried a 3-pointer from the left corner for a 53-45 lead.

    Those baskets keyed a 14-0 run and the Bonnies never looked back.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press

    SPONSORED HEADLINES

    Team Stat Comparison

     
    DUQ
    SBON
    Points 71 83
    FG Made-Attempted 29-59 (.492) 25-49 (.510)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-21 (.238) 9-12 (.750)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 24-31 (.774)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 14

    2009-10 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 23, 2010 @DUQ 70, SBON 69Recap
    Mar 3, 2010 @SBON 92, DUQ 80Recap
    » Mar 9, 2010 @SBON 83, DUQ 71Recap