PHILADELPHIA -- Demetrius Conger had 21 points and seven rebounds, and St. Bonaventure opened a 20-point lead at halftime and held off hard-charging St. Joseph's 73-64 on Wednesday in Atlantic 10 action.
Halil Kanacevid had 16 points and six rebounds for St. Joseph's (10-7, 1-3), Ronald Roberts had 14 points and eight rebounds, C.J. Aikens had 13 points and Chris Wilson 12.
St. Bonaventure's Johnson made a 3-pointer for a 56-36 lead with 11:58 to go, but Wilson's trey capped a 16-2 run for St. Joseph's to close to 58-52 at 5:32, but six points was as close at the Hawks got the rest of the way.
St. Bonaventure scored the first 12 points and pushed the lead to 35-10 on Demetrius Conger's three-point play at the 4:32 mark.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.