ST. BONAVENTURE (3-3) vs. STONY BROOK (2-3)
Wednesday, Nov. 30 - 5:30 p.m.
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Wednesday's game is the only men's and women's basketball doubleheader of the regular season at the Reilly Center. Tickets start at just $9 and are good for both games.
The first 1,200 fans to Wednesday's doubleheader receive Bonnies rally towels featuring the new RC Bob Lanier Court design. For tickets, CLICK HERE or call 716-375-2500.
Wednesday's game will be broadcast live on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel. Please check local listings for channel numbers. For fans wishing to watch online, the stream will be geo-blocked in the entire state of New York.
OPENING TIP OVERVIEW
The Bonnies host Stony Brook on Wednesday night looking to extend their winning streak to three games. The two teams met for a thriller at Stony Brook last year with Bona prevailing in double overtime.
- St. Bonaventure will look to return to its winning ways at the Reilly Center. A setback vs. Canisius in their last home game on Nov. 16 snapped a 17-game winning streak on home court for the Bonnies. In all, the Brown and White has won 20 of its last 22 games in The RC. Bona has not lost back-to-back games on home court since Jan. 21 (VCU) and Jan. 28 (Duquesne) of 2015.
- The Bonnies are seeking their first three-game winning streak since winning 16 in a row between Nov. 24, 2015 – Jan. 20, 2016.
- Last year's win over Stony Brook in double overtime was the first for the Bonnies in two extra periods since a 2006 victory over Richmond, 75-72, and the first double overtime game at all since 2012.
- Freshmen featured prominently in the Bonnies' wins in Florida this past weekend: the trio of Jalisha Terry, Sarah Hart and Danielle Migliore accounted for 36 percent of the team's scoring.
STAND OUT STATISTICS
- Bona did not trail for a single second in its two wins at the UCF Thanksgiving Classic.
- The Bonnies defense has held opponents to single digits in four quarters during their last three games.- Bona limits opponents to 57.4 points per game on the year - only UMass (54.8) is limiting its opposition to fewer points per game amongst all Atlantic 10 teams, though only five of UMass' six games are against Division I opponents.
- Bonnies opponents have shot 40 percent or worse from the floor four times already this season - including three straight of 35 percent or worse (Rider, 25.8%; Austin Peay, 35.0%, Delaware, 23.6%).
- Freshman Jalisha Terry recorded her career high in scoring back-to-back games this past weekend in Florida - first she scored 10 points in the win over Austin Peay and immediately broke her personal mark with 14 points against Rider the next day. She also pulled down a career high six rebounds Saturday vs. Austin Peay.
- Fellow freshman Sarah Hart hauled in a personal best 10 rebounds vs. Austin Peay.
- Gabby Richmond entered the year with one career double-double. She has two already this year.
- Mariah Ruff tied her career high with seven assists in the win over Austin Peay. She's reached that total three times, including twice this season (Colgate).
- Mckenna Maycock equaled her best of 10 points Sunday in the win over Rider. She previously reached that total in the season opener at Niagara.
RUFF, TERRY ON A-10 HONOR ROLL
Junior Mariah Ruff and freshman Jalisha Terry were both named to the Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll this past week after helping the Bonnies to two wins at the UCF Thanksgiving Classic. Ruff averaged 18.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 13-for-23 from the floor. Terry averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.0 steals during the weekend games.
BONA VS. STONY BROOK - SERIES HISTORY
- Wednesday will mark just the fourth meeting all-time between the two SBU's – St. Bonaventure and Stony Brook.
- The Bonnies are undefeated in the previous three meetings.
- The two teams have met at the Reilly Center just once before – a 79-76 win on Dec. 11, 2004.
- Though the Bonnies are unbeaten in the series, the last two games have been separated by three and five points
- Bona is 16-6 against current members of the America East all-time.
- Both head coach Jesse Fleming and assistant coach Andrea Mulcahy have connections to Stony Brook – each spent a season on staff with the Seawolves. Fleming served as an assistant with Stony Brook under then-head coach Beth O'Boyle (now with VCU) in 2011-12. Mulcahy was the Seawolves' Director of Operations in 2011-12.
The two teams met in a classic battle last year at Stony Brook on Dec. 1, 2015. Bona held the lead for over 30 minutes, but the Seawolves fought back, taking the lead with 1:03 left in regulation. Ahead 54-51 with six seconds to go, the Bonnies drilled a game-tying three to send the contest to extra time. The game ultimately went to double overtime before the Bonnies pulled out a 73-68 triumph.- Katie Healy had 26 points for Bona while Mariah Ruff had nine points and four assists.- Christa Scognamilgio had 19 points for the Seawolves while Kori Bayne-Walker had 15 points and seven assists.
ABOUT STONY BROOK
- The Seawolves dropped the first three games of their season, but like St. Bonaventure have won back-to-back games entering Wednesday after defeating Manhattan (55-50) on Saturday following a win over Columbia (55-53) on Nov. 22.
- Head coach Caroline McCombs has led the program to 17 wins in each of the last two years and became the first head coach in program history to lead the team to two postseason appearances with consecutive trips to the WBI.
- Stony Brook has ranked in the top half of the America East in scoring defense in each of the last five years, finishing third in the conference the last two years.
- Bayne-Walker entered the year second in school history with 341 assists while Scognamiglio ranks among the program's top six in all-time three pointers.
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