St Bonaventure stuns No. 18 Saint Louis in A-10

St Bonaventure stuns No. 18 Saint Louis in A-10

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Matthew Wright #24 of the St. Bonaventure Bonnies celebrates after a game winning basket by Jordan Gathers #5 against the Saint Louis Billikens during the Quarterfinals of the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Barclays Center on March 14, 2014 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

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by RACHEL COHEN

AP

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:45 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Jordan Gathers hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, and St. Bonaventure stunned No. 18 Saint Louis 71-68 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament Friday.

The ninth-seeded Bonnies (18-14) came into the tourney on a four-game losing streak before beating La Salle on Thursday. They trailed the top-seeded Billikens by 10 points at halftime but rallied behind a swarming defense and clutch 3-point shooting.

Saint Louis big man Dwayne Evans, who had hit three 3-pointers all season, made a 3 over 7-foot Youssou Ndoye with 20.9 seconds left to tie the game at 68-68.

Matthew Wright and Charlon Kloof led St. Bonaventure with 22 points. Gathers had just two points before making the winner.

Mike McCall scored 21 for Saint Louis (26-6), which lost its first game in its attempt to defend its A-10 tournament title. The Billikens have dropped four of five.

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