Bonnies rally, get Gators next


Photographs by AP/JOHN MINCHILLO

St. Bonaventure’s Idris Taqqee (left) rebounds against UCLA’s Gyorgy Goloman during the first half Tuesday night in a NCAA First Four game in Dayton, Ohio. The Bonnies got 26 points from Courtney Stockard and defeated the Bruins 65-58 to earn their first NCAA Tournament victory since 1970. St. Bonaventure will play Florida on Thursday night in Dallas.

DAYTON, Ohio -- The basketball was still high in the air -- flung to start the celebration -- when the buzzer sounded and the Bonnies' long-awaited March celebration commenced. Players chest-bumped on court. Coach Mark Schmidt jumped and waved his arms.

Men's bracket for the 2018 NCCA Tournament

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