Bucknell falls to St. Bonaventure in double OT

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Freshman center Andrew Nicholson had 22 points, eight rebounds and nine blocked shots for St. Bonaventure in a 90-82 double-overtime win against Bucknell on Tuesday night.

Chris Matthews added 18 points, Jonathan Hall had 17 and 16 from Ray Blackburn had 16 for the Bonnies (8-4).

Justin Castleberry scored a game-high 23 points and Bryan Cohen added 19 for Bucknell, but the Bison fell to 3-9 on the season after having chances to win at the end of regulation and the first overtime.

The Bison made only 6 of 27 first-half shots, fell behind 34-20 at the half. But they hit 7 of 12 3-pointers after halftime and came all the way back, even taking the lead in the final minute.

St. Bonaventure outscored Bucknell 12-4 in the second overtime, as the Bison made only 2 of 10 shots.

With the game tied at 80, Blackburn put the Bonnies up with a spinning shot in the lane, then the Bison missed their next four shots and the visitors took control from the free throw line.

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 St. Bonaventure
Andrew Nicholson Andrew Nicholson
7-11,  22 Pts
8 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Bucknell
Justin Castleberry Justin Castleberry
9-17,  23 Pts
1 Rebs, 4 Assists

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