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Men's Basketball Dominates St. Bonaventure, 95-62
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  02/02/2005

Feb. 2, 2005

Box Score

By JOHN WAWROW
AP Sports Writer

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) - Pat Carroll scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half, leading Saint Joseph's to a 95-62 rout of St. Bonaventure Wednesday.

Dwayne Jones scored 12 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and had three blocks for the Hawks (10-8, 7-1 Atlantic 10). It is their 15th consecutive 10-win season.

Patrick Lottin scored 20 points for the Bonnies (1-18, 0-8), off to their worst start in school history. They've lost eight straight and 30 of their last 32. That includes all nine home games this season, the most since losing 11 in 1990-91.

The game was determined eight minutes into the first half, when the Hawks hit 8-of-10 to build a 24-7 after Carroll hit his second of three 3-pointers. The Bonnies were cold and appeared uninspired, missing 22 of their first 25 attempts and trailing 47-21 at the break.

The 47 points in one half matched a season-high for Saint Joseph's, who scored that many in the second half of a 73-38 win over La Salle last month. The 95 total points were the most for the Hawks since winning 114-63 at St. Bonaventure last season.

Although the Bonnies became the first Atlantic 10 team to score 60 or more against the Hawks this season, the game was reminiscent of last year when the Bonnies had their worst home defeat in school history, when the Hawks won, 114-63.

SJU shot a season-best 65.3 percent from the field and 68.8 percent from 3-point range in the victory The Hawks return home for the first of six consecutive games in Philadelphia, hosting Duquesne on Saturday, February 5, at Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse at 4 p.m.