After Richmond’s Cedric Lindsey made two clutch free throws to put the Spiders up by three with just 5.9 seconds remaining, they fouled Charlotte’s Pierrria Henry. Henry made his first free throw but on the rebound, Richmond’ Derrick Williams threw an elbow and whistled for a technical, inciting an unbelievable chain of events.
Yes, the team that has reached seven straight NCAA Tournaments, four of the past five Sweet 16s, one of only four teams to do so, has struggled to live up to its glorious past. But Chris Mack has done arguably his best coaching job during his fourth year at the helm of the Musketeers.
“I just think we didn’t rise to the occasion. We just came in thinking that we were going to beat the team without showing up,” Bona center Youssou Ndoye said. “Like coach said, we need to show up every night.”
Demitrius Conger, Michael Davenport, Chris Johnson and Eric Mosley. Each of these seniors have etched their names into Bona program lore for their accomplishments, but all are aiming to leave a final mark on the program.
Accompanied by her mother, Walker walked up to Bona coach Jim Crowley and embraced the man who she embodied through her play in each game — all out intensity, hustle and a fighter.
A little bit of a let-down may have been the only aspect wrong with St. Bonaventure’s dominating performance that surely captured some attention from around the league. The Brown and White connected at a season-high 58 percent clip and played stingy defense, limiting Charlotte (18-10, 6-8) to just 38.7 percent shooting from the field.
It’s a performance that puts the rest of the A-10 Conference on notice.
However, this Bona squad still had six players returning from last year’s squad, three of which who figured to be instrumental in continuing the winning tradition. But injuries struck, knocking Chelsea Bowker and her career 39 percent 3-point shooting out for the season.
Looking to snap a season-high eight-game losing streak and keep their faint playoff hopes alive, St. Bonaventure ran into a Fordham squad that is in the midst of a historical season and the Rams educated the young Bonnies right from the opening tip…
It was a harbinger of events to unfold as Bona used a devastating offensive attack en route to earning a 99-94 victory at the Reilly Center, just their second win in their last seven games at home…
La Salle, the only team in the Atlantic 10 Conference to defeat both VCU and Butler this season, were on their heels. The Bonnies trailed by three with just 2.8 seconds left when Eric Mosley was fouled on a 3-point attempt, giving him the chance to tie the game…