ST. BONAVENTURE (5-1, 3-1) vs. DUQUESNE (3-4, 2-3)
Friday, Jan. 15 - 7:00 p.m.
Radio: Bonnies Basketball Radio Network
Online Coverage: Live Stats | Live Video | Live Audio
Complete Game Notes (PDF) | Virtual Gameday Program (PDF)
St. Bonaventure plays its second game in just over 48 hours when it welcomes Duquesne to the Reilly Center in the national spotlight as part of the Atlantic 10/ESPN Friday Night Showcase. The game will air live nationally on ESPN2 at 7 p.m.
Although fans are not allowed to be in the Reilly Center this season, there are still plenty of ways to stay involved with St. Bonaventure basketball on game days. The goal of St. Bonaventure Athletics is to share as much of the experience of the Reilly Center as possible so loyal Bonnies fans can feel a part of the action.
Fans can get information on each individual game including key facts about players, opposing teams and where to watch and listen to games on TV and online by visiting GoBonnies.com/Gameday.
- The Bonnies are off to their best start since 2014-15 when the team began 6-1. Prior to that, the last time the Bonnies had a better start was the 8-1 opening to the 2000-01 NCAA Tourney season.
- Jaren Holmes has been on a roll of late, averaging 27 points per game over his last three contests (at Richmond, vs. Saint Joseph's, at Fordham). During that span, he is shooting 62% from the floor overall (31-for-50) and an even better 65% from long distance (15-for-23). For the season he is a 56% shooter from 3-point land, best in the A-10. In the Bonnies' only loss of the season Dec. 30 at Rhode Island, he was limited to less than two minutes of action due to back spasms. When he is available for a full game the Bonnies are 5-0.
- The Bonnies have the No. 1-ranked players in the entire A-10 for both overall field goal percentage and 3-point field goal percentage. Jalen Adaway leads the A-10 by shooting 73 percent from the floor (30-41) while Holmes paces the league in shooting beyond the arc. Further, Adaway leads the nation in field goal percentage and Holmes stands fourth nationally in three-point percentage.
- Kyle Lofton became the 45th member of the Bonnies 1,000-point club with his 14-point effort on Wednesday at Fordham. In 71 career games, he has 57 double-figure scoring efforts, a field goal in all but two games and an assist in every game. One of the nation's top point guards, he led the Atlantic 10 in assists last year and ranks second in the league with 5.8 apg so far this year, a total that stands 22nd nationally.
- He tallied a career-high 24 points on 11-of-12 shooting Jan. 6 vs. Saint Joseph's.
- In four A-10 games, he is averaging 14.3 ppg while shooting nearly 77% from the floor (23-30).