Monday, February 27, 2012

Bonaventure Women’s Basketball Remains No. 19 In Associated Press Poll

St. Bonaventure University Athletic News
February 27, 2012
Complete Poll

Despite garnering 49 more points than last week, the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (27-2, 14-0 Atlantic 10 Conference) remained No. 19 in the Associated Press Poll released Monday.

St. Bona received 294 points after earning 245 last week. That total ranks 12 points behind No. 18 St. John's and three ahead of No. 20 Louisville. St. John's, which was No. 20 last week, moved ahead of the Bonnies despite Bonaventure winning on the Red Storm's home court earlier this year.

No. 14 Ohio State, which was No. 8 last week, was the only team ranked ahead of Bonaventure which lost last week. The Bonnies continued their record-setting season last week with a pair of wins over Fordham and Rhode Island – the latter coming in holding the Rams to a Division-I program-best low of 32 points.

Bonaventure has more wins in the nation than every school with the exception of No. 1 Baylor (29-0). No. 3 Notre Dame also has 27 victories, tying the Irish with the Bonnies. SBU ranks in the top-25 in the nation in six different statistical categories, including being ranked in the top-10 in four of those.

The Brown and White has won 16 straight games, and finished the regular season with the best road record in the nation at 13-0. Bona became just the seventh team in A-10 history to complete a perfect league schedule, and earned the No. 1 seed at this weekend's 2012 Buick A-10 Women's Basketball Championship at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.

St. Bonaventure received a bye into Saturday's Quarterfinal round, and will play the winner of 8th-seeded La Salle versus ninth-seeded Xavier at Noon. The A-10 Championship bracket, ticket information and more regarding the Championship can be found by clicking here.

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