Found December 08, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
St. Bonaventure Bonnies coach Mark Schmidt suffered a tough loss at #22 Illinois last night. Up 39-30 with less than six minutes to go, it looked like his Bonnies were going to get the school’s first victory over a ranked opponent since 2002. Instead the UGLIER than it sounds game with a 48-43 final score was in Illini favor. Schmidt’s postgame press conference was sullen, especially so for his star forward Andrew Nicholson, who sat beside him mostly silent. “We had good looks. It’s not like we were playing against some Division III team. They’re 9-0 for a reason. I wish we made some more baskets, but we didn’t,” Schmidt said in his very thick New England accent. But I saved his best soundbite for after the jump. “We’re losing to really good teams, Cleveland State is a heck of a team, Virginia Tech is an ACC team, and Illinois is 9-0 the last time I saw, it’s not like we’re losing to the guy that stands on the Cap’n Crunch box,” said the Providence native who played his college bask

St. Bonaventure falls to late Illini run, 48-43

Coming into Wednesday night, St. Bonaventure hadn't beaten a ranked team since 2002. At No. 24 Illinois, Andrew Nicholson gave them a shot to break that string. He had 17 points and eight rebounds and he nailed a jumper that gave the Bonnies a 38-30 lead with just over six minutes left in the game. But a late run by the Illini, including 12 points in the last four minutes...

Bonnies Blow Late Lead; Fall to #22 Illinois

Andrew Nicholson and St. Bonaventure gave #22 Illinois all they could handle, unfortunately for the Bonnies, it wasn’t enough as they fell to the Fighting Illini 48-43 on Wednesday night. The game was a low scoring defensive battle from the get-go as both teams struggled to get their offense going shooting under 36% on the night. St. Bonaventure led throughout the game as they...
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