By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93
This Day in Bonaventure History
February 5, 2003
Jim Baron has coached against his alma mater more than 20 times since took the Rhode Island job. During the first few years he left St. Bonaventure University, however, most of Bonaventure still had hard feelings toward the man who brought their basketball program back to relevancy.
It was on this day that the teams faced off in Kingston, R.I. for sole possession of second place in the Atlantic 10’s East Division. The Bonnies and Rams both came into the game at 4-3 in conference play. The teams combined for 54 fouls, but the deciding factor in the game was the 8-0 run that Rhode Island went on at the beginning of the second half. The Bonnies fought back, but that run proved enough of a margin for victory, as the Rams won 91-85.
Mike Gansey led Bonaventure in scoring with 21 points, while Jamil Terrell recorded his second double-double of the season.
The victory improved Rhode Island’s overall record to 13-6. The Bonnies fell to 10-11.