Bonnies bring Irish eyes to Gotham Classic | basketball

Mark Schmidt would not bite.

On Monday, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball coach, a Boston College graduate and a Massachusetts native, was asked if there was any added incentive to beat Notre Dame later in the week. Of course, he was still focused on southern Indiana, so he wouldn’t delve further into the Irish. But given his proud standing on the other side of the “holy war” rivalry, one has to consider that in his first experience as head coach, it would be a little sweeter for him to beat ND.