OLEAN, N.Y. (AP)—Jonathan Hall scored 19 points and recorded six rebounds to lead St. Bonaventure to a 72-62 victory over Robert Morris in the season opener for both teams.
Chris Matthews scored 18 points for the Bonnies and hit five 3-pointers. Malcolm Eleby and Da’Quan Cook added eight points apiece.
For the Colonials, Jeremy Chappell scored a game-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds. Bateko Francisco scored 11 points, and Gary Wallace added nine.
The Bonnies jumped out to a 16-0 lead to start the game. Robert Morris began a 15-3 run with 15:56 left in the second half to cut the lead to six.
The Colonials cut the lead to 4 points with 1:09 left in the game, but the Bonnies held on for the victory.