St. Bonaventure beats Virginia 52-51 in NIT quarterfinals

March 23, 2022 GMT
Virginia forward Jayden Gardner (1) drives between St. Bonaventure defenders Jalen Adaway, left, and Dominick Welch during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)
Virginia forward Jayden Gardner (1) drives between St. Bonaventure defenders Jalen Adaway, left, and Dominick Welch during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)
Virginia forward Jayden Gardner (1) drives between St. Bonaventure defenders Jalen Adaway, left, and Dominick Welch during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)
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Virginia forward Jayden Gardner (1) drives between St. Bonaventure defenders Jalen Adaway, left, and Dominick Welch during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)
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Virginia forward Jayden Gardner (1) drives between St. Bonaventure defenders Jalen Adaway, left, and Dominick Welch during an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2022, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Kyle Lofton made two free throws with five seconds remaining and Osun Osunniyi blocked a shot at the buzzer to lead St. Bonaventure to a 52-51 win over Virginia in the quarterfinals of the NIT on Tuesday night.

Osunniyi finished with 10 points and four blocks for Saint Bonaventure (23-9). Jaren Holmes added 10 points and Dominick Welch had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Welch pulled St. Bonaventure within 51-50 on a 3-pointer with 23 seconds left.

Armaan Franklin had 17 points for the Cavaliers (21-14). Jayden Gardner added 14 points. Kadin Shedrick had nine rebounds.

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