St. Bonaventure Men's Basketball Game Preview: Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks
Date: Monday, Nov. 20
Location: Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center
St. Bonaventure 1-1 | Maryland Eastern Shore 1-2
Bonnies Statistics | Hawks Statistics
Video: SBU-TV/GoBonnies.com/A-10 Network
Note: All home games produced by SBU-TV are streamed free of charge on the A-10 Network thanks to the sponsorship of Corning Inc.
Radio: WPIG 95.7 FM with Tom Ames and Don Scholla
Complete Game Notes (PDF)
Monday night in the Reilly Center, St. Bonaventure will host Maryland Eastern Shore in a game rescheduled from last Wednesday due to a power failure. This will be both teams' second game in three days. The Bonnies picked up their first win of the season Saturday, a 72-58 decision over Jackson State.
• Senior point guard Jaylen Adams sat out the first two games of the year due to a sprained left ankle. Already one of the most accomplished players in the program's history, the two-time first team All-Conference selection is on the preseason watch list for three national player of the year awards, the Wooden Award, the Oscar Robertson Award and the Naismith Trophy.
• Matt Mobley, the other half of the Bonnies' dynamic duo in the backcourt, has certainly done his part to fill the void. Mobley scored 29 points against Niagara and 27 in the win over Jackson State. He now has 17 games of 20 points or more in 33 games at St. Bonaventure. Like Adams, Mobley was named to the Atlantic 10's preseason first team All-Conference.
• Sophomore forward Josh Ayeni flashed some of his best offense in the win over Jackson State, tying his career high with 16 points on 6-9 shooting, including the first three-pointer of his career.
• Nelson Kaputo has made two starts at point guard again in Adams' place. Kaputo scored 11 points against Niagara, then had seven points and six assists against Jackson State.
• The Bonnies are now in a stretch that has them playing four games in eight days, all part of the Emerald Coast Classic. Eastern Shore and Jackson State are opening round games of the Emerald Coast Classic, but the results have no bearing on the tournament schedule. The Bonnies' opponents in Niceville, Fla., are set starting with Maryland Nov. 24.
• Junior forward LaDarien Griffin made his second career start in the game against Niagara and made the most of his opportunity. The Jacksonville, Fla., native recorded the first double-double of his career with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes of action. He followed that with five points, nine rebounds and three blocks against Jackson State.
• Coach Mark Schmidt is in his 11th season at the helm. He led the Bonnies to consecutive 20-win seasons the past two years, and he stands second on the program's coaching wins list with 167.
• The Bonnies have played Maryland Eastern Shore three times, winning all but their most recent matchup, which was Dec. 22, 2014 at Reilly Center. In that game, St. Bonaventure overcame a 12-point halftime deficit but Maryland Eastern Shore held on for an 82-80 win. The Hawks went 10-17 from three-point range on the night. Senior center Youssou Ndoye pulled the Bonnies within 81-80 on a put-back with 27 seconds left, and MES guard Ishaq Pitts then missed two free throws. St. Bonaventure had a chance to take the lead, but then-freshman Jaylen Adams' three-pointer missed the mark with seven seconds left. MES grabbed the rebound and Pitts made one of two at the line with 4.3 seconds left. The Bonnies could not get off a final shot.
• St. Bonaventure beat UMES in 2008 and in 1981, both times at the Reilly Center.
UMES Scouting Report
• Eastern Shore is 1-2 on the season, with its losses coming at Maryland and at Georgetown.
• The Hawks opened the season with a 95-69 home win over Division III Valley Forge.
• Freshman guard Cameron Bacote scored 18 points against Maryland. He is 8-21 from three-point range this season. The Hawks have seven new players including five true freshmen.
• Senior guard Logan McIntosh is the only starter who returned for UMES this season. Last season the Atlanta native averaged 8.6 points per game, good for third on the team, and dished out 4.4 assists per contest.
• Eastern Shore has relied heavily on three-point shots in this early season, attempting 76 over its three games. The Hawks have made just 27 percent of those (21-76).
• Last season, UMES finished 14-20 overall and 9-7 in the MEAC.
Ticket Information & Special Advisories For This Game:
Season Tickets: Season ticket holders should use their tickets from Wednesday's game (Nov. 15) for admission to Monday's game. St. Bonaventure cannot issue refunds for season tickets. In the event tickets were discarded or lost, season ticket holders should:
a) Access their Tickets.com account and re-print their tickets from last week's postponed Maryland Eastern Shore game;
b) Go to the Ticket Office in person on Monday from 9 a.m. until game time, call (716) 375-2500, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for your season tickets to be re-printed. Fans will need to pick up these new tickets at the Ticket Office prior to entering the Reilly Center on Monday night.
Single-Game/Flex Pack Tickets: If you purchased tickets for the Nov. 15 game (including as part of a Flex Pack), use them for admission to Monday's game. If you discarded your ticket, follow instruction (b) above. If you cannot attend Monday's game, the Ticket Office can exchange your ticket for a future game (subject to availability), or a refund can be issued. Please have your game ticket ready to expedite the exchange/refund process. Refunds and exchanges can be made in person at the Ticket Office or by phone during normal business hours.
Hall of Fame / Fastbreak Club Hospitality Passes: St. Bonaventure will honor hospitality passes that have either the Nov. 15 or Nov. 18 dates on them.
Priority Parking Passes: Priority Parking passes that have either the Nov. 15 or Nov. 18 dates on them will be honored for Lots A and B parking.
St. Bonaventure basketball tickets are available via GoBonnies.com/tickets; by calling (716) 375-2500 or in person at the St. Bonaventure ticket office in the Reilly Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
For the latest news on St. Bonaventure athletics, stay connected on social media. Follow the Bonnies on Twitter @Go_Bonnies and get men's basketball updates @BonniesMBB. Keep up with the Bonnies on Facebook /GoBonnies and on Instagram @GoBonnies.