Men’s basketball: Monday News and Notes, 2/27/17

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By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio

Some stats and facts as the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team approaches the last week of the regular season.

After this weekend’s results, Bona is looking more likely to be the fifth seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The only way the Bonnies can move up to a double-bye spot is if they win their two remaining regular season games and Rhode Island or Richmond go 0-2. The only way they can move down to the sixth seed is if they lose the last two games and George Washington goes 2-0. If they stay the five-seed, they start tournament play on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of Wednesday’s 13 v.s. 12 matchup. If they win on Thursday, they play the same time on Friday.

With 83 three-pointers this season, Matt Mobley is 18 away from tying the Bonaventure record for made threes in a season. Chris Matthews has held the record since the 2009-10 season, but if the Bonnies can make a postseason run (A-10 Tournament and either NCAA or NIT), Mobley has a great shot at breaking it. The Worcester native has 10 games with four or more threes this year, so he could reach it sooner than later.

Mobley is making a case to be on the All-Atlantic 10 First Team. He ranks fourth in the league in scoring, 12th in rebounding, fourth in defensive rebounding, first in three-pointers made, seventh in three-point percentage, second in free throw percentage, ninth in steals and first in minutes played. With Jaylen Adams in the player of the year discussion, it’s unlikely that the league’s coaches will make both SBU guards first-teamers, but Mobley has performed like one.

With 176 made free throws this season, Adams is 12 away from tying the Bonaventure record for made free throws in a season. J.R. Bremer has held the record since the 2001-02 season. Adams is averaging almost seven makes from the foul line a game, so he could break the record in the regular season finale against UMass.

With 173 assists this season, Adams is also 43 assists away from breaking Marques Green’s record from the 2002-03 season. Adams averages close to seven assists a contest, so while this one isn’t a lock, it is reachable.

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