Men’s basketball: Monday News and Notes, 2/20/17

By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio

Some St. Bonaventure men’s basketball news and notes for your Monday…

  • Dayton Spoilers: In the last seven seasons, a Bonnie have scored 35 or more points in a game seven times. Bonaventure is 5-2 in those games, with the two losses coming at Dayton. Before Jaylen Adams scored 35 in Saturday’s defeat, Andrew Nicholson scored the same amount on Feb. 2, 2011 in a 63-61 loss. Both players got to 35 on a three-pointer with a few seconds left on the clock.
  • A-10 leaderboard: Adams’s 35-point performance was not only a career high, it also tied the highest point total by an A-10 player this season with La Salle’s B.J. Johnson. If 35 holds as the game high for the remainder of the season, it’ll be the third consecutive year an SBU player had one of the two highest single-game scoring performances of the season. Marcus Posley had the highest last year with 47 against St. Joseph’s and the second-highest in 2014 with 36 against Duquesne.
  • Three-point proficiency: Adams has made at least one three-pointer in his last 25 games, passing his previous best of 20 straight from the 2015-16 season (Dec. 5-Feb. 27). Those are the two longest streaks with at least one three in the Mark Schmidt Era. Posley owns the next three longest runs, with 16, 15 and 13-game streaks.
  • Double-bye chances decreasing: The loss to Dayton reduced Bona’s chances of getting a top four seed and double-bye in the upcoming Atlantic 10 Tournament. SBU’s best hope to earn anything higher than the fifth spot is to win its last four games of the regular season and for either Rhode Island or Richmond to go 2-2.

Here are the remaining schedules for each of those three teams:

SBU: at St. Joe’s, vs Duquesne, at Davidson, vs UMass

Richmond: vs Davidson, at Fordham, at UMass, vs Saint Louis

Rhode Island: at La Salle, vs VCU, at St. Joe’s, vs Davidson

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