By CHUCKIE MAGGIO Mark Schmidt has heard the phrase before, but he doesn’t endorse it. It’s difficult, we’re told, to beat a team three times in one season. Schmidt scoffed at the thought before the 2015 Atlantic 10 Tournament, as St. Bonaventure attempted to defeat Saint Joseph’s for the third time in two months. “Says who?” he asked, cracking a smile. “Who came up with … [Read more...] about It’s Bonnies-Dukes Round 3 in Richmond
By CHUCKIE MAGGIO The Duquesne Dukes like to believe a lot can change in a week. While St. Bonaventure was surprising the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday night, storming back from a 15-point halftime deficit to top VCU, the Dukes were erasing a 13-point disadvantage at the same time in Allegheny County. Keith Dambrot's side endured a 26-12 Rhode Island run over the last 10:52 of … [Read more...] about Long time, no see for Bonnies and Dukes
By CHUCKIE MAGGIO The St. Bonaventure Bonnies scored just 62 points on Friday night against Duquesne, yet Kyle Lofton was two points shy of 30. Jaren Holmes entered the nationally televised clash with the Dukes with one of the hottest hands in college basketball, but the Bonnies' fourth consecutive win was Lofton's chance to remind his team he could still take over a … [Read more...] about Bonnies grind out win behind defense, Lofton’s 28
By CHUCKIE MAGGIO They hold an early Atlantic 10 lead, haven't lost with a healthy starting five and are riding a three-game win streak. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies, however, are not satisfied with how they're playing entering Friday night's nationally televised contest with longtime rival Duquesne. "Believe me, we're not playing great," Bonnies coach Mark Schmidt said Tuesday, … [Read more...] about Air of dissatisfaction motivates Bonnies entering Friday Night Showcase with Duquesne
By CHUCKIE MAGGIO St. Bonaventure's disruptive big man was relegated to the bench in sweatpants, the Bonnies missing their trump card for a second straight Saturday afternoon due to concussion symptoms. Still, the Bonnies, backed by an exuberant Reilly Center crowd, went toe-to-toe with the Rhode Island Rams. Kyle Lofton maneuvered his way past Jeff Dowtin, exploded through the … [Read more...] about Maggio: Who’s the best of the Atlantic 10’s elite point guards?