St. Bonaventure @ Virginia
Regular Season Records: St. Bonaventure 22-9; Virginia 21-13
What to Know
The Virginia Cavaliers and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 22 at John Paul Jones Arena in the third round of the NIT. These two teams are tiptoeing into their contest after sneaking past their previous opponents.
On Sunday, the Cavaliers narrowly escaped with a victory as the squad sidled past the North Texas Mean Green 71-69. Virginia can attribute much of their success to guard Reece Beekman, who had 13 points and nine assists along with seven boards. This also makes it three games in a row in which Beekman has had at least three steals.
Speaking of close games: St. Bonaventure earned some more postseason success in their matchup on Sunday. They had just enough and edged out the Oklahoma Sooners 70-68. Five players on St. Bonaventure scored in the double digits: guard Jaren Holmes (23), forward Osun Osunniyi (14), guard Jalen Adaway (11), guard Kyle Lofton (10), and guard Dominick Welch (10).
Two stats to keep an eye on: Virginia is 47th worst in college basketball in takeaways, with only 11.1 on average. To make matters even worse for Virginia, the Bonnies come into the game boasting the 29th fewest turnovers per game in college basketball at 10.5.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: John Paul Jones Arena — Charlottesville, Virginia
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last seven years.