By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies dropped a heartbreaker to the UMass Minutemen on Wednesday night, losing 55-53 at the Reilly Center. Here are some quick hitters from the game:
Agonizing ending for Bona: The Bonnies had possession up by one with 22 seconds left when inbounder Andell Cumberbatch had a miscommunication with Marcus Posley, which resulted in a turnover. UMass took full advantage, swinging the ball to Jabarie Hinds for the go-ahead three-pointer. With no timeouts, Bonaventure had to go the length of the floor and got the ball into the hands of Cumberbatch, who missed a three. Youssou Ndoye had a chance to tie the game with a tip-in when the ball went off the iron, but missed as time expired. The Minutemen celebrated as they improved to 8-3 in the A-10, while the Bonnies walked off the floor 6-5 in the conference.
Davis leads UMass: UMass guard Trey Davis had 12 points on 5-11 shooting, a much more impressive 12-point game than he had against Bona on Jan. 3, when he was 4-14, 1-9 from three. The improved shot selection led to better results.
Bonnies struggle offensively: The team shot 36.7 percent (22-60) from the field, a disappointing performance after their 43.1 percent mark against VCU. Marcus Posley struggled to find a rhythm, shooting 4-16 from the floor and 1-10 from three. Andell Cumberbatch and Dion Wright each made five of their 11, but the rest of the team was left looking for answers.
Outrebounded: Last time out, the Bonnies outrebounded UMass by seven. Tonight, they were outrebounded, 32-31.
Not much time at the stripe: The Bonnies only shot eight foul shots, going 5-8. The Minutemen shot 18, going 15-18. The disparity hurt SBU as the Bonnies did not show their usual aggressiveness getting to the rack.