URI Closes Out Regular Season Play With Loss To St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure holds off Rhode Island 74-68

      OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) – Andrew Nicholson scored 30 points on 12-of-14
shooting to lead St. Bonaventure past Rhode Island 74-68 on
Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
      Ogo Adegboye added 16 points for the Bonnies (16-13, 8-8
Atlantic 10 Conference), who clinched the No. 7 seed and a
first-round home game in the upcoming conference tournament.
      St. Bonaventure led 51-35 near the midway point of the second
half, but a 22-7 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Marquis Jones,
pulled the Rams (18-12, 9-7) within one, 58-57, with 3:39 to go.
      Delroy James kept the margin at one after hitting a layup with
less than 3 minutes to play, but Adegboye reeled off seven straight
points to put the Bonnies ahead for good, 67-59, with 44 seconds
left.
      Jones scored 22 points and James added 19 for Rhode Island,
which shot 53.3 percent (16 of 30), including 6 of 7 from 3-point
range in the second half.
      
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