Fresh off winning their first Atlantic 10 Conference tournament, the Andrew Nicholson-led St. Bonaventure Bonnies were awarded the 14th seed in the NCAA tournament's East Region, and will open against Florida State at Nashville, Tenn., on Friday.
The Bonnies (20-11) learned of their seeding in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, hours after beating Xavier 67-56 in the championship game. Nicholson, the A10 player of the year, led the way with 26 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocks.
The 17th-ranked Seminoles upset North Carolina 85-82 earlier in the day to win the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
It will mark the first meeting between the Bonnies and Seminoles.
The Bonnies earned their sixth tournament berth and first since 2000, when they lost 85-80 in double-overtime to Kentucky in the first round. It's a significant step forward for a program that had floundered because of a recruiting scandal in February 2003. Bonnies players boycotted playing their final two games o...