ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. -- Matthew Wright had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, as St. Bonaventure overwhelmed Abilene Christian 75-47 Monday.
St. Bonaventure (2-0) got off to a slow start making only 9 of 23 field goals in the first half. That changed in the second as they hit 48.5% from the floor.
LaDarrien Williams, who finished with 18 points, had Abilene Christian (0-2) out front 22-18 with 7:38 to go in the first. The Bonnies took the lead for good 25-24 on two Wright free throws at the 3:43 mark. The Wildcats were staying close until Gathers hit a three-point jumper at the end of the half to stretch St. Bonaventure's lead to 33-25. St. Bonaventure dominated in the final period.
Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski, who missed most of last season with a back injury, says he is returning for another year.
Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return to the Badgers for his senior season.
Recruiting reporter Jeff Borzello has gotten grilled for his selections of underachieving and overachieving college basketball programs. He joins Phil Murphy to explain his rankings.
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