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Duquesne-St. Bonaventure game analysis

Game analysis: Playing without junior guard Matthew Wright, St. Bonaventure brought Jordan Gathers off the bench to fill the void, and the Bonnies sizzling 3-point shooting helped keep hard-charging Duquesne at bay, 68-60.

How St. Bonaventure won: Bona was on fire from downtown and connected on 12 of 22, including 5 of 10 in the second half. The Dukes were also strong from long range, hitting 11 of 24.

Turning Point: The Bonnies closed the first half on an 8-0 run, capped by Gathers 3 before the halftime buzzer.

Player of the Game: Gathers hasn't seen a lot of minutes lately but he played 30 on Saturday and didn't miss a shot. (5-for-5, 3-for-3 from beyond the arc.

Key stat: The Bonnies were all over the glass (35-24).

What It Means: Canisius moves up to 10-10 overall and 3-4 in the A-10.

In the House: 4,991 in the RC.

He said it: "It's a heck of a league and the teams that we're playing, all the way back to N.C. State and Colorado State, are top 50 teams. I was reading the other day where other than the Big 10, the Atlantic 10 has 10 teams in the Top 100 in the RPI and that tells you everything you need to know about this league." - St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt on the A-10.

Up next: The Bonnies take the road for a game against No. 9 ranked Butler for a 7 p.m. game on Wednesday.

---Rodney McKissic

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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