Roc City Hoops Classic

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Formerly known as the Lightower Conference Classic, the Roc City Hoops Classic is an annual collegiate men's basketball event. The event formerly featured a game played between two Atlantic 10 Conference NCAA Division-I member schools at Blue Cross Arena.[1]

The event, started by St. Bonaventure University, brings NCAA Division-I basketball to Rochester, NY, the largest city in the University States without a full NCAA Division-I member school. While the early contests featured non-conference games, often with power conference teams, in 2014, with the rise of Atlantic 10 Conference's success in the NCAA National Tournament, the event moved to feature a conference matchup for the Bonnies men's basketball program.

Alesco Advisors is the presenting Sponsor for the event.[2] Lightower Fiber Networks (formerly Fibertech), a Boxborough, MA based provider of fiber networks has held the title sponsorship from 2002-2016.

Classic HistoryEdit

Date Score Bonnies Record Attendance Notes
November 25, 2000 St. Bonaventure 79 78 Charlotte 1-0 6,678 Winning basket in final seconds
November 30, 2002 St. Bonaventure 54 56 Saint Louis 1-1 6,575
December 3, 2003 St. Bonaventure 78 87 #16 Syracuse 1-2 11,650 Blue Cross Attendance Record[3]
November 30, 2005 St. Bonaventure 61 66 West Virginia 1-3 5,162
November 17, 2009 St. Bonaventure 68 69 St. John's 1-4 4,181 Winning basket in final seconds
December 23, 2010 St. Bonaventure 68 76 Virginia Tech 1-5 5,285 Overtime
December 20, 2011 St. Bonaventure 65 67 #16 North Carolina State 1-6 5,802
November 24, 2012 St. Bonaventure 80 75 Niagara 2-6 4,758
January 14, 2015 St. Bonaventure 75 55 George Mason 3-6 4,032 Start of A-10 series
March 2, 2016 St. Bonaventure 98 90 Saint Joseph's 4-6 6,734 Posley scores D1 High 47 points [4]
January 14, 2017 St. Bonaventure 73 53 Fordham 5-6 6,386 National Broadcast on NBCSN[5]
December 16, 2017 St. Bonaventure 81 79 Vermont 6-6 5,828 Winning basket in final seconds[6]
January 12, 2019 St. Bonaventure 71 64 Fordham 7-6 4,914
January 15, 2020 St. Bonaventure 74 61 Massachusetts 8-6 4,276

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lightower Conference Classic To Feature St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Joseph's In Rochester March 2".
  2. ^ http://gobonnies.sbu.edu/sports/m-baskbl/2016-17/releases/20170615jfobkd
  3. ^ "Second Half Run Leads Orange Past Bonnies".
  4. ^ http://gobonnies.sbu.edu/sports/m-baskbl/2015-16/boxscores/20160302_h51j.xml
  5. ^ http://www.atlantic10.com/pdf9/4971921.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/college/2017/12/16/college-basketball-bonaventure-vermont-rochester/949876001/