Date: Sunday, Feb. 15
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Smith Center | Washington, D.C.
St. Bonaventure: 13-11 (3-8 A-10) | George Washington: 21-3 (10-1 A-10)
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The Starting Five
1. The Bonnies are coming off a much needed win against Rhode Island on Sunday, Feb. 8. St. Bonaventure was feeling it from outside as the team went 12-22. Freshman Mariah Ruff had 25 points and a freshman record seven made three-point field goals.
2. Despite George Washington having a 33-6 advantage over the Bonnies in the two program's history, St. Bonaventure has won the last five out seven. In the five games the Brown and White's margin of victory is 14.4 points.
3. Ruff had a day for the ages on Sunday, Feb. 8 when she notched 25 points, which set a new career high for herself and tied a team high for the season. Ruff also added four rebounds and three assists on the day.
4. Leading the Brown and White in the scoring department is junior forward Katie Healy as she averages 13.8 points per game. Healy also leads the Bonnies in total rebounds (150), assists (59), blocks (28) and is second on the team in steals with 26.
5. St. Bonaventure continues to be strong from the line. The Bonnies ranks third in the A-10 at the stripe with a 72.5%. Junior guard Nyla Rueter leads the Brown and White at the line as she is 48-52 (92.3%).
Scouting The Colonials
- The George Washington Colonials will welcome the St. Bonaventure Bonnies after a loss at Saint Louis. The loss snapped a 19-game winning streak for the Colonials. Their previous loss came against #9/8 Maryland on Nov. 22.
- GW is 10-1 in conference play, and 21-3 overall. They are the first team in the conference to reach both 20 total wins and 10 conference wins.
- The Colonials are ranked 20th in the AP poll, and the NCAA has identified them as a candidate to host for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
- The Colonials are led by Jonquel Jones, who has received several national accolades, most recently the NCAA National Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 2-8.
- Jones averages a double-double on the season, with 15.3 points per game (seventh in the conference) and 12.3 rebounds per game (first in the conference). Jones is the only player in the A-10 to average a double-digit rebounding total.
- In addition to averaging a double-double on the year, Jones has had a double-double in 14 games this season, the most the any A-10 player.
- The Atlantic 10 preseason first-teamer has grabbed at least 10 rebounds in a game 15 times all season, the most of any A-10 player.
- In the loss to Saint Louis, Jones was held to eight points, her first performance all season in which she didn't score in double figures.
- A-10 Opponents shoot a conference-low .340 against the Colonials, which contributes to the mere 57.4 points GW surrenders to conference foes.
- They outscore A-10 opponents by +13, which is the second-best scoring margin in the A-10.
- GW leads the conference with 10.6 steals per game in conference games, acting as the only A-10 squad with a double-digit steal average in the conference. Hannah Schailable is leading the conference as she snags 2.5 steals per game in conference games
Last Time They Met: St. Bonaventure 74, George Washington 64
St. Bonaventure claimed a crucial victory on Wednesday, Feb. 26, defeating George Washington, 74-64 in a battle for second place in the A-10. The Bonnies improve to 11-4 in the A-10 and GW falls to 10-5, each with one regular season game remaining. Nyla Rueter scored a game-high 22 points, including 10-10 from the free throw line. Katie Healy finished with 18 points and Chelsea Bowker added 15 for the Brown and White.
The Beat Of Her Own Drum
Miranda Drummond's bright spots this season have been far, but certainly not few. The freshman has certainly been effective off the bench for the Bonnies this season, with the brightest moment of her young career coming last game in the Bronx. In the Brown and White's close loss to Fordham, Drummond nearly recorded her first career double-double, totaling nine points and eight rebounds.