ESTERO, Fla. -- Matthew Wright scored a career-high 32 points to lead St. Bonaventure to an 83-71 win over Southern Illinois in an opening-round game of the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase Monday night.
The Bonnies (4-1) picked up their fourth win in five games by shooting 29 of 55 from the field, connecting on 10 of 21 from beyond the 3-point line.
St. Bonaventure advances to play Wagner in a second-round game Tuesday night. The Salukis (1-4) play Stetson.
The Salukis shot well from the field (23 of 42), but allowed St. Bonaventure to pull down a dozen offensive rebounds.