The Saint Bonaventure Bonnies will face off against the Colorado Buffaloes in the first round of the NIT men's basketball tournament on Tuesday for a tip off time of 11 PM Eastern. This game will be available on ESPN. Saint Bonaventure comes into this game with a record on the season of 20–9, and failed to make the NCAA tournaments losing in the Atlantic 10 conference tournaments against St. Louis by the score of 57–56.
Colorado comes into this game with a record on the season of 21–11, and have won three out of the last five games coming against Arizona, Utah, and Oregon by the score of 80–69. Colorado was defeated by Arizona in the Pac 12 conference tournament failing to achieve their goal of making the NCAA tournament by the score of 82–72.
Jabari Walker is the team leader for Colorado in points per game averaging 14.9 on the season with a field goal percentage of 46.9%, and a free-throw percentage of 78.1%. Walker is also the team leader from the forward position averaging 9.4 rebounds per game. KJ Simpson is the team leader for Colorado in minutes per game averaging 21.1.
Jalen Adaway is the Saint Bonaventure team leader in points per game on the season averaging 16, with a field goal percentage of 48.3% and a free-throw percentage of 82.1%. Kyle Lofton is the team leader for Saint Bonaventure in minutes per game from the point guard position averaging 38.3 on the season, Lofton is also averaging 5.7 assists.