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2018 NCAA tournament preview: No. 11 St. Bonaventure

2018 NCAA tournament preview: No. 11 St. Bonaventure

UCLA eased to a comfortable 111-59 victory over St. Bonaventure on December 22, 1973, and followed that up the very next season with a closer 78-62 win on a neutral-site on December 27, 1974. LiAngelo Ball also was suspended and withdrew from school.

UCLA gained its footing after its early challenges and got in position for the NCAA Tournament - though just barely - by closing with eight wins in 12 games.

The last two years, SportsLine's computer simulation correctly predicted nine out of 12 double-digit NCAA Tournament upsets in the first round with their computer algorithm.

Prior the loss over the weekend, Bonnies (25-7) won 13 straight and have won 25-games in a season to matched the school record set by the 1969-70 team, which went to the Final Four. The victor will be the No. 11 seed in the East Region and face No. 6 Florida (20-12) on Thursday in Dallas.

Tonight's UCLA Bruins vs St Bonaventure Bonnies NCAA Tournament First Four basketball game tonight on the TruTV cable network will determine who advances to play on Thursday and whose season concludes.

It's been the mantra for the Bruins for much of the season and it will remain a key until there is no more basketball to be played.

No. 16 LIU-Brooklyn vs. The Bruins are playing in the NCAA Tournament for the 49th time.

LIKE FATHER: Radford coach Mike Jones has two rooting interests in the tournament.

Before the Pac-12 Tournament, Bruins coach Steve Alford was asked how many minutes he'd play Holiday. His oldest son, Nate, is a junior guard at Bucknell, which won the Patriot League's bid. He was one of the top scorers in the Atlantic Ten with almost 20 points per game. Alford, who has led the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in five seasons, said he was surprised they were picked last and were sent to Dayton. Adams hit a shot with 44.7 seconds left to put the Bonnies up 60-58 and give them the lead for good.

Although this was the first time Wilkes ever watched the selection show, it was the last time Thomas Welsh got to take in selection Sunday as a Bruin.

Season recap: St. Bonaventure's Cinderella hopes start and end with its dynamic backcourt featuring first-team Atlantic 10 honorees Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley.

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