Bonnies clinch A-10 berth with win over Charlotte

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OLEAN, N.Y. (AP)—Chris Matthews scored a game-high 22 points as St. Bonaventure defeated Charlotte, 74-68, Saturday to clinch a berth in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.

Andrew Nicholson added 15 points and 10 rebounds for St. Bonaventure (15-14, 6-10), while Tyler Benson scored a season-high 12 points in his final regular-season game as a Bonnie.

For the 49ers (11-19, 5-11), DiJuan Harris led the way with 16 points. Charlie Coley III scored 13 points for Charlotte while An?Juan Wilderness, Lamont Mack and Ian Anderson had 10 each.

The Bonnies never trailed as they jumped to an 8-0 lead to start the game. The Bonnies led by as much as 22 points with 16:29 left in the game when Charlotte kicked off a 17-4 run and eventually cut the lead to four with 4:03 left to play. The 49ers looked to complete the comeback, but a big block from Nicholson iced the game for the Bonnies.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Charlotte
DiJuan Harris DiJuan Harris
5-11,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 7 Assists
 St. Bonaventure
Chris Matthews Chris Matthews
5-11,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 1 Assists

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