St Bonaventure Bonnies Basketball Tickets
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies enjoy an incredibly
long and storied Men's Basketball Program, which began in 1902. This small Catholic university in New York State has enjoyed
recent success also, always making the Atlantic 10 Conference competitive. Two years removed from a Tournament appearance,
the Bonnies are looking to punch their ticket once again.
Before Atlantic 10 play starts in January, the Bonnies are
looking to make a statement in their non-conference play with a December 30 matchup against the Delaware Fightin Blue Hens.
This game comes on the heals of a 5 game road trip for the Bonnies, so fans at the Reilly Center will be fired up for a premier
matchup against Delaware, who is coming off a great season in 2012-2013.
Once Atlantic 10 competition begins, the St
Bonaventure Bonnies host the La Salle Explorers, who enjoyed a surprise postseason run through the tournament before a heartbreaking
loss to Wichita State in the Sweet Sixteen. Reilly Center will be extra loud when La Salle comes to town as the Bonnies look
to make a statement with a win against a conference powerhouse. Another home game to circle on the calendar is when the Massachusetts
Minutemen come to St Bonaventure on January 9, bringing their star point guard Chaz Williams in a tough battle that could
have post season ramifications.
Named one of the five toughest places to play in NCAA Basketball
by ESPN Analyst and former Duke player Jay Bilas, Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, New York has been the home of the Bonnies
since 1966. The rowdy crowd that fills the Reilly Center to the rafters game after game, gives the Bonnies one of the strongest
home court advantages anywhere. The gym-like feel keeps students as close to the court as possible, making the crowd noise
deafening for visiting teams. This multi-purpose arena is the center of the region's attention during basketball season, and
the Bonnies team always feels the spirit and support of the community at every home game. Basketball fans should definitely
come and experience an atmosphere where fans stand and cheer from buzzer to buzzer. You will not soon forget this incredible
atmosphere waiting for you at the Reilly Center.
Since the Bonnies made an appearance in the
Tournament in 2012-2013, making it to the second round, they have struggled to replace their star Andrew Nicholson, who now
roams the courts of the NBA. The hopes are high for the Bonnies this year, as they return a veteran team with a lot of Atlantic
10 experience. Fans are thrilled that 7 foot junior center Youssou Ndoye is back holding down the front court for the Bonnies,
where he enjoyed an incredible sophomore campaign with 7 points a game and an astounding 41 blocks.Also returning is Matthew
Wright, the senior point guard from Toronto. He has a sweet shot and his veteran presence will be extremely valuable in running
the Bonnie's offense. Coach Matt Schmidt looks to bring the Bonnies back to the Big Dance and he certainly has the roster
to do it.
Who is the Reilly Center, home of the Bonnies, names after?
The arena is
names after Carroll "Mike" Reilly, a famed St Bonaventure student athlete who became both the men's football and basketball
coach at the university and later holding the post of Athletic Director.
For a small school
in Western New York State, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies sure have a storied Men's Basketball program! The program began in
1902, when the team was known as the St. Bonaventure Brown Indians and played in the Butler Gym. The program enjoyed a period
of great success under Coach Edward Donovan, which included the Bonnie's first trip to the NCAA Tournament in 1961, which
would be Coach Donovan's last year at the helm. Under their new coach Larry Weise, the Bonnie's wouldn't have to wait too
long for their next trip the the Big Dance, making the tournament again in 1968. The Bonnies would have their best season
in 1970 when the team made it all the way to the program's only Final Four appearance. The Bonnies current coach Mark Schmidt
is reviving the basketball program and Bonnies fans couldn't be happier with the direction the team is heading.
In St. Bonaventure, New York, the Bonnies Men's Basketball team plays for much more than just the 2,000 students
who grace this beautiful campus. The Bonnies play for the community of St. Bonaventure of much of the region of Western New
York, who live and die with each basketball game and pack Reilly Center for every home game. Bonnies fans bleed brown and
white and just one trip to Reilly Center will show you why ESPN considers the arena one of the"Top 5 Hostile Homes" in NCAA
Men's Basketball. The atmosphere is electric, as fans hang on every play, cheering their hearts out for the hometown team.
Experiencing a game at Reilly Center will remind you why year in and year out St. Bonaventure is always a threat in the Atlantic