The Bonnies opened . . .
St. Bonaventure regained its double figure lead late in the period as a 3-pointer from Jaylen Adams put the Bonnies ahead 83-72 with just 2:16 left.
A three from Perkins, followed by a steal and a three from freshman Davonta Jordan had UB back within five quickly, 83-78.
The Bulls got as close as two, 86-84, following a three-ball from senior Blake Hamilton with just 25 seconds left, but the Bonnies hit their final four free throws to hold on for the win.
Perkins had a career-best 24 points, going 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-6 from three-point range. It was a solid comeback night for Perkins, who was held scoreless on Tuesday night at Creighton.
Hamilton added 20 points as he also drained four three-pointers, while adding four rebounds and four assists. It was the third straight game that Hamilton has scored at least 20 points and the fourth in the last five games.
Willie Conner finished with 13 points, while Johnson had 12 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench. Johnson was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field.
Jordan had a career-best nine points, while adding a team-high seven assists and six rebounds, one of three UB players with six boards. Redshirt sophomore Dontay Caruthers had four points, five rebounds, five assists, a block and three steals.
St. Bonaventure (5-2) was led by 29 points from Adams, who also added eight assists and four steals. Leading scorer Matt Mobley was held to nine points, marking the first time this season he has failed to reach double figures.
The Bulls will close out their six-game road trip on Wednesday night with a trip to the Steel City. UB will face ACC foe Pittsburgh for a 7:00 pm tip off. As part of ACC Network Plus, the game will air on ESPN3.
(Courtesy of UB Athletics)