“We had some open shots and we just didn’t make them,” St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt said after the game. “You have to make them on the road.”
“I thought we played hard, but we didn’t finish,” St. Bonaventure head coach Mark Schmidt said after his team’s fourth-straight road loss. “We missed some shots and they made some shots … We knew that Anthony was going to go off with Lindsey out. They made the plays and we didn’t.”
The final minutes was just another example of a team maturing after a disappointing 10-19 season just one year prior. In fact, this was the Bonnies’ second conference road win of the season compared to compiling zero wins last year. Instead of faltering down the stretch, this Bona team leaned on past experiences and stiffened down the stretch, focusing on the defensive side of the ball.
For the first 40:44, the Richmond Spiders could not solve the perplexing zone defense of Hofstra. Then, in the overtime period, the Spiders broke out of their malaise, scoring 11 points while finishing the game on a 19-5 run, stealing a victory from the Pride, 74-63 at The Robins Center.