St. Bonaventure Vs. Xavier Final Score: Bonnies Clinch Conference Title With 67-56 Win

The 2012 Atlantic 10 Tournament came down to the No. 3 seed Xavier Musketeers and the No. 4 seed St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Sunday afternoon Championship Game featured the teams duking it out to see who would become the conference champions and secure their spot in the 2012 NCAA Tournament. In the end, St. Bonaventure managed to clinch the title with a 67-56 win.

The Bonnies jumped out to a 37-24 lead at halftime with a strong performance by forward Andrew Nicholson. After the break, Xavier tried to close the gap, going on an 11-4 run to open the second half. By midway through the half, the Musketeers had cut the lead to five points, but the Bonnies continued to overwhelm them, stretching the lead back up to 10 in the last couple of minutes.

Nicholson led all scorers with a huge double-double, putting up 26 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

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