St. Bonaventure over Oklahoma State 66-64

Nov, 16, 2023.

By AP:

NEW YORK — — Mika Adams-Woods scored 17 points, Assa Essamvous had 13 points and seven rebounds and St. Bonaventure beat Oklahoma State 66-64 on Thursday night in the Legends Classic.

Adams-Woods made a 3-pointer with 4:50 remaining — the final field goal for the Bonnies — to take a 58-54 lead. He added two free throws with just over a minute left to tie it at 62-all.

Quion Williams gave Oklahoma State the lead with 37.6 seconds left on a contested layup. But the Cowboys fouled Daryl Banks III on a long 3-pointer at the other end, leading to three free throws for a 65-64 lead.

Oklahoma State guard Javon Small drove the baseline for a reverse layup, but the ball hit the bottom of the backboard and Noel Brown secured the rebound before getting fouled. Brown missed St. Bonaventure’s first field goal of the second half — in 12 attempts — but made the second. Small had a good look at a step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer but it rattled out.

Banks finished with 14 points and Chad Venning scored 10 for St. Bonaventure (2-1).

St. Bonaventure went scoreless for nearly four minutes near the end of the first half before Adams-Woods made a layup with 38 seconds left for a 30-29 lead at the break. Adams-Woods had 10 points in the first half. The Bonnies didn’t score for over six minutes in the second half before going on a 14-1 run to take a 49-46 lead on a three-point play by Banks.

Eric Dailey Jr. led Oklahoma State (1-2) with 15 points. John-Michael Wright added 14 points.

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