The Game Basics
Opponent: James Madison
Date: Sunday, November 16
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: JMU Convocation Center
On The Air: WGWE 105.9FM – Mike Smith
St. Bonaventure Game Notes
James Madison Game Notes
The Starting Five
- The Bonnies started their 2014-15 campaign out on the right food on Friday, Nov. 14 as they defeated Big 4 rival Canisius, 62-46. Despite a slow start, scoring only 22 points in the first-half, St. Bonaventure notched 40 points in the second half.
- Katie Healy, who was named the Atlantic 10 preseason first team All-Conference, began her season with 20 points. Healy also registered five rebounds and three blocks on the night. The Lancaster, N.Y. native is currently 152 points shy of eclipsing the one thousand point mark.
- The A-10's Sixth Woman of the Year in 2013-14, Hannah Little, brought down a team-high seven rebounds against Canisius on Friday night. Little also went 7-8 from the charity stripe as she recorded a total of 11 points.
- The Brown and White extended their dominance over Big 4 opponents on Friday evening as they defeated Canisius to make it 22-straight victories. St. Bonaventure has not loss against a Big 4 team since Nov. 19, 2006 against Buffalo.
- St. Bonaventure will meet James Madison for the first-time in program history.
Bonnies Last Time Out
- SBU led wire-to-wire in its victory over the Golden Griffins on Friday. The Bonnies have now defeated Canisius nine consecutive times, the last six wins have been 10 points or more.
- The Brown and White began the game on a 11-2 run. Katie Healy, Gabby Richmond and Nyla Rueter combined for all 11 points.
- Nyla Rueter provided nine points and three assists on the night. Rueter went 3-6 from the field and 3-3 from the free-throw line.
- Ashley Zahn and Imani Outlaw both went perfect 2-2 from the field. Zahn Recorded her first points since the 2012-13 season.
- Converting free-throws was pivotal for the Bonnies as they scored 20 of their 62 points from the line, while Canisius was only able to knock down nine.
- St. Bonaventure forced 18 turnovers against Canisius.
- Eight St. Bona players recorded two or more rebounds.
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team unveiled its fourth WNIT banner on Friday night in front a 1,052 avid Bonnies faithful at the Reilly Center. This was the fifth banner hung in the RC for the women's basketball team in just six years. Last season, the Brown and White earned a spot into the WNIT by finishing second in the Atlantic 10 and with a record of 24-11. The Bonnies defeated Charlotte in the first round before falling to Bowling Green in the second round.
Scouting The Dukes
- James Madison defeated No. 23 ranked UCLA in their home opener, 91-87 in overtime.
- Precious Hall had a team-high 25 points while Lauren Okafor grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds.
- Down 40-28 at the half, the Dukes outscored the Bruins 47-35 in the second half to force overtime. Hall scored six points in overtime and Jazmon Gwathmey added five and the Dukes closed out UCLA to complete their come-from-behind victory.
- The Dukes received votes in both the AP Top 25 and USA Today Coaches Poll for the 2014-15 preseason.
- James Madison is coming off a strong 2013-14 season in which they went 29-6 overall and 15-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play and received votes for seven straight weeks in the AP Poll.
- The Dukes won the CAA and earned their first big in the NCAA Tournament since 2011, and eventually lost to Texas A&M in the round of 32.