UCLA Set to Face St. Bonaventure in Battle of the 11-Seeds

St. Bonaventure beats UCLA in First Four matchup

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BONNIES IN RARE AIR: St. Bonaventure is in the tournament for the first time since 2012 and has matched the school record with 25 wins - the 1969-70 Final Four team also won as many.

"Hopefully he'll be out there and he'll be 100 percent and he can help us", Schmidt told reporters Monday in Dayton, Ohio. Someone else would have to arrange the travel plans. "Yeah, but we don't control that, so we know we're in Dayton and we're playing St. Bonaventure, so we've just got to get to work on them", Alford said about having to play an extra game. They've had to make due with a short eight-man rotation all year, and now they have to play a game on short rest to keep their season alive.

Meanwhile, the Trojans finished second behind conference champions Arizona, but there were some chinks in their armor as well, the Trojans were swept by the Bruins and had bad losses against Stanford and ASU who finished fifth and ninth in the PAC-12.

How they make a run: Adams takes his game to another level as he cements his status as one of the most risky guards in the nation, and Mobley plays a flawless second fiddle as St. Bonaventure makes the Sweet 16.

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"This would be the first time that we won't get booed", Schmidt said.

The nightcap features UCLA against St. Bonaventure.

The Bruins weren't alone in dealing with off-court issues. "I think if we go and take care of what we have to take care of, playing defense and getting the ball moving, we'll be alright".

The Bruins open the tournament in Dayton on Tuesday at the bottom of the bracket looking up, an unexpected development for a team that started the season with an worldwide controversy and ended it with another spot in the tournament - albeit one of the least desirable.

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Since the field was expanded to 68 teams in 2011, the 14 teams that advanced out of the First Four have combined for 12 wins in the main draw.

The Bruins didn't expect to be making their first appearance in a First Four game. Holiday a first team selection on the All-PAC-12 and All-defensive teams will have the national spotlight to showcase his game. St. Bonaventure is the top priority. "There is no Dallas trip unless we take care of our trip to Dayton".

Meanwhile, the second set of First Four games are scheduled for Wednesday at the same venue.

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