Roc City Hoops Classic
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.
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. Lightower Fiber Networks (formerly Fibertech), a Boxborough, MA based provider of fiber networks has held the title sponsorship from 2002-2016.
|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|
|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 |
|January 14, 2017||St. Bonaventure||73||53||Fordham||5-6||6,386||National Broadcast on NBCSN|
|December 16, 2017||St. Bonaventure||81||79||Vermont||6-6||5,828||Winning basket in final seconds|
|January 12, 2019||St. Bonaventure||71||64||Fordham||7-6||4,914|
|January 15, 2020||St. Bonaventure||74||61||Massachusetts||8-6||4,276|
- "Lightower Conference Classic To Feature St. Bonaventure vs. Saint Joseph's In Rochester March 2".
- "Second Half Run Leads Orange Past Bonnies".