OLEAN — St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team will bring an undefeated record into its game with Canisius on Saturday.
On Monday, Bona (2-0) beat Abilene Christian, 75-47, in a nonleaguer played before a home crowd of 3,042.
The Bonnies host the Griffs at 7 p.m. at the Reilly Center.
On Monday, Matthew Wright had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. He was one of four starters in double figures for the Bonnies. Jordan Gathers had 14 points, followed by Youssou Ndoye with 12 and Charlon Kloof with 11.
St. Bonaventure got off to a slow start, making only nine of 23 field goals in the first half. That changed in the second as the Bonnies hit 48.5 percent from the floor.
LaDarrien Williams, who finished with 18 points, had Abilene Christian (0-2) out front, 22-18, with 7:38 to go in the first. The Bonnies took the lead for good, 25-24, on two Wright free throws at the 3:43 mark.
Abilene Christian was staying close until Gathers hit a three-point jumper at the end of the half to stretch St. Bonaventure’s lead to 33-25. The Bonnies dominated in the final period. They scored 23 points off turnovers and scored 40 points from the paint.
The Bonnies were coming off a 68-46 win over South Dakota on Saturday night.