Senior Ogo Adegboye hit a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 20 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 65-65 and force the overtime session. That represented the first time the game was tied since the opening tip, but that's as close as the Bonnies would get.
St. Bonaventure ? coming off a four-overtime outing in its last game on Saturday ? scored just three points in the extra session. After Da'Quan Cook hit a jumper with 2:09 remaining to make the score 70-68, Va. Tech closed the game on a 6-0 run.
After playing all 60 minutes in the game against Ohio, and all 40 minutes against Niagara before that, Nicholson had to be subbed out twice near the end of regulation with cramping and once in the overtime period.
Malcolm Delaney led the Hokies with 19 points and Jeff Allen added 18 for the preseason No. 2 pick in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Adegboye finished with 17 and was one of four double-figure scorers and Michael Davenport netted 14 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double.
Andrew Nicholson scored 21 points to lead all scorers, including the first five of the game for the Bonnies. Virginia Tech, however, used runs of 11 and eight unanswered to build a lead as large as 18 points at the 5:46 mark.
After a layup from Erick Green to open the second frame, the Bonnies embarked on a 10-0 run and eventually cut the deficit to two on Nicholson's dunk with 13:25 left in the second.
Delaney built the lead back up to six on two separate occasions with a layup and 3-pointer, before Davenport converted a jumper and fastbreak finish at the rim to make it 60-58 with 6:32 left.
With the Bonnies still trailing by four, 64-60, with 2:06 left, Demitrius Conger drew a foul and sank both from the line to cut the deficit to two. Delaney converted one of two from the stripe on the other end to set up the Adegboye triple and the extra frame
St. Bonaventure returns to action on Tuesday to host Siena at the Reilly Center.