Alesco Advisors has partnered with St. Bonaventure Athletics to again present the Roc City Hoops Classic Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
This year, the Bonnies will take on UMass as Atlantic 10 action takes center stage in the Flower City.
"For the third year, Alesco Advisors is proud to serve as the lead sponsor of the Roc City Hoops Classic," said Alesco Advisors President Jim Gould. "We are excited to once again partner with the Blue Cross Arena and St. Bonaventure University to bring big -time Division I college basketball to the Rochester community. The fans always turn out and the Bonnies have provided some great basketball moments. We look forward to another exciting year with this key Atlantic 10 Conference matchup."
The long-running tradition of Bonaventure basketball in Rochester has brought many memorable moments and some outstanding crowd support. This year's game will mark the 27th time the Bonnies have played at Blue Cross Arena and they enjoy a six-game winning streak in Rochester.
"We are excited to partner with Alesco Advisors for the third consecutive year to continue the tradition of Bonnies basketball in the city of Rochester," St. Bonaventure Director of Athletics Tim Kenney said. "We have a great alumni base in Rochester and a large number of our current students are from nearby. The support from fans in the Rochester area has been resounding in our previous visits there and I am sure this year will be no different."
In recent seasons, the Alesco Advisors Roc City Hoops Classic has created multiple unforgettable games.
Two seasons ago, Matt Mobley drained a three-pointer as time expired to give Bona a thrilling win over Vermont. In 2016, Marcus Posley put together a performance for the ages by netting 47 points against Saint Joseph's. Last year, the Bonnies defeated Fordham, 71-64. Over the past four years, the Roc City Hoops Classic has averaged nearly 6,000 fans per game.
Tickets for the Alesco Advisors Roc City Hoops Classic are on sale now via Ticketmaster and the Blue Cross Arena box office. Tickets will not be sold through St. Bonaventure's ticket office.