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@BonniesWBB Wraps Up Two-Game Homestand Against VCU On Wednesday

@BonniesWBB Wraps Up Two-Game Homestand Against VCU On Wednesday

Date: Wednesday, Jan. 21
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Bob Lanier Court at the Reilly Center

St. Bonaventure: 11-7 (1-4) | VCU: 12-6 (3-2)
Bonnies Statistics | VCU Statistics
St. Bonaventure Game Notes | VCU Game Notes

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The Starting Five
1. The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team aims to end its four-game slide as it welcomes the VCU Rams to the Reilly Center on Wednesday night. This will be just the third meeting between the two programs as VCU has won the two previous games.

2. It has been a tale of two seasons for the Bonnies in 2014-15. At the end of non-conference play, St. Bonaventure sat with a record of 10-3 and holding opponents to 55.5 points per game. But, since A-10 play has started, SBU is 1-4 and allowing opponents to net 69.2 points per game, a 13.7 point difference.

3. Last time out the Bonnies recorded 15 assists, which is the second highest amount by the team this season. Junior forward Hannah Little posted a career high six assists.

4. The Brown and White are holding opponents to shooting 35.7% from the field, good for second in the A-10. St. Bonaventure has only allowed five teams to shoot over 40% in a game.

5. Junior forward Katie Healy leads the Bonnies in scoring as she is registering 13.6 points per contest, good for 13th in the Atlantic 10. The Lancaster, N.Y. native also leads the team in assists (46), blocks (23) and is second in steals (24) and total rebounds (109).

Scouting The Rams
• The Virginia Commonwealth University Rams will head to the Reilly Center off a 60-51 loss at Fordham on Jan. 18.
• VCU will play the Bonnies in part two of a two-game road trip. Both of the Rams' conference losses came on the road, and they have an away record of 4-6 for the season.
• VCU is one of four 3-2 teams in conference play.
• The Rams as a team block 4.4 shots a game, which is the most in the conference. VCU's Melanie Royster sends away 2.0 shots per game, which is send in the A-10.
• Through their first five conference games, the Rams are holding opponents to 55.6 points per game, which serves as the best scoring defense in conference games in the A-10.
• VCU's scoring mainly comes from three players – Isis Thorpe, Ashley Pegram and Adaeze Alaeze who average 11.0, 10.2 and 10.2 points respectively.
• Alaeze averages 6.3 rebounds per game and has recorded at least 10 rebounds in a game twice.
• Thorpe collects most of her points from beyond the arc, shooting a team-best 30 for 78 for 39%.
• Camille Calhoun averages 6.4 rebounds per game, which is tied for 15th in the conference. 2.8 of her 6.4 boards per game are offensive, which is the seventh most offensive rebounds per game in the A-10.

Last Time They Met: VCU 74, St. Bonaventure 57
St. Bonaventure fell to VCU by the score of 74-57 on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 night. After trailing by 14 points at halftime to the Bonnies , the Rams came from behind to claim the victory.  VCU converted on six three pointers in the second half to help complete its comeback. It was tales of two halves on the Wednesday night at VCU, as St. Bonaventure saw its 14-point halftime lead vanish in the second half. The Bonnies turned the ball over 16 times in the second half and could not keep up with the hot shooting from the Rams as they outscored St. Bonaventure 47-16 in the final 20 minutes.

There's No "I" In Team
It's been a team effort so far this season for the Bonnies as 10 different members of the Brown and White's 12-player squad have scored in double-digits at least once in a single game. At least seven players have reached 10+ points in three or more games, including Healy, who has reached the plateau 12 different times.

0 to 100
Freshman guard Mariah Ruff has been a key part of the Bonnies' offense since she got her first start against UNC-Greensboro. In her first start the former Miss New York Basketball posted a team high 17 points and added six rebounds, three rebounds and one steal. The Oneonta, N.Y. native notched her 100th career point on Jan. 18 against Dayton in a game which she scored 12 points and tied a career high in three-point field goals with three made.

Little Rebounds No. 500
On Sunday, Jan. 18 in front of a crowd of 1,040, junior forward Hannah Little brought down her career 500th rebound in the second half against Dayton. The Rochester Hills, Mich. native registered six rebounds on the day to give her exactly 500 rebounds. What makes the feat remarkable for Little is that she only had 55 rebounds her freshman year. Therefore Little notched 445 rebounds in just 52 games, which averages 8.6 rebounds per game.