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St. Bonaventure Vs. Duquesne: Bonnies Get Revenge, Win 69-48

Led by NBA prospect Andrew Nicholson, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies were able to get revenge on the Duquesne Dukes with a convincing 69-48 victory Saturday afternoon at the Reilly Center.

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Nicholson showed why scouts have been all over him with a 21-point, 23-rebound performance that propelled the Bonnies (13-9, 6-4 A10) over the Dukes (14-10, 5-5 A10).

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St. Bonaventure held a 48-26 advantage on the glass, which went a long way to the victory.

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Though Duquesne held a lead through the early stages of the game, a big 17-5 run would put the Bonnies in the driver's seat. The first half featured fast-paced play which ended with the Bonnies up 40-30.

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In the second half, the defenses would take over, with the Bonnies stifling the Dukes, holding them to 28 percent shooting from the floor. The Dukes would also be held without a field goal for the final 4:39.

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B.J. Monteiro was not himself today, shooting just 2-of-11 from the field, while Eric Evans followed up one of his best games with a paltry 1-of-7 shooting performance. Mike Talley was the only Duke to reach double digits with 12 points.

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In addition to Nicholson, Chris Johnson had a stellar game, scoring 15 points while shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Eric Mosley chimed in with 12 points and shooting 5-of-7 from the floor.

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The game continued the trend of Duquesne's road woes, as they now have a 3-6 record in away games.

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The Dukes will look to rebound on Wednesday when they return home to Pittsburgh to play the Fordham Rams.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.