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Wednesday Night Battle at Richmond Awaits Women's Basketball

Wednesday Night Battle at Richmond Awaits Women's Basketball

ST. BONAVENTURE at RICHMOND
Wednesday, Feb. 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Richmond, Va. 
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St. Bonaventure makes another trip south this week to play at Richmond on Wednesday night. With less than three weeks remaining in the Atlantic 10 regular season, each game becomes critical as the teams position for the A-10 Tournament next month.

BY THE NUMBERS - ST. BONAVENTURE AT RICHMOND

  • 2 - Freshman Deja Francis ranks second among all A-10 players during conference play by averaging 4.5 assists per game. 
  • 11.5 - Freshman Asianae Johnson earned a spot on the Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll after averaging 11.5 points and shooting 60% from the floor vs. VCU and Davidson last week.
  • 12 - When St. Bonaventure won at George Mason on Jan. 10, it snapped a 12-game losing streak for the Brown and White in the state of Virginia dating to March 2014.
  • 32.1 - St. Bonaventure ranks second among all Atlantic 10 teams in 3-point percentage this season at 32.1 percent. Only UMass ranks higher (34.3%).
  • 34 - Redshirt junior Bree Paulson stands eighth in the A-10 this season by shooting better than 34 percent from beyond the arc this season (26-for-76).
  • 38 - Graduate student Mckenna Maycock leads the Bonnies with 38 three-pointers this year and her 2.2 per game ranks third in the league this season.
  • 39.8 - During Atlantic 10 play, the Bonnies are shooting 39.8% from the floor, a total that stands second in the league behind only Saint Louis (40.8%).
  • 148 - St. Bonaventure has made 148 3-pointers this season, third-most in the Atlantic 10. 
BONNIES BATTLE A-10's BEST: Last week, the Bonnies fell vs. the top two teams in the Atlantic 10 standings, VCU and Davidson, but battled both foes to the wire, holding double digit leads in both games. Saturday at Davidson, the Bonnies raced to a 21-9 advantage in the second quarter and were down just a point, 50-49 with five minutes to play. Bonaventure took Atlantic 10 leader VCU to the waning minutes last Wednesday, leading for 24:20 of game time and by five, 44-39, after three quarters. A 15-0 run from VCU to start the fourth was the difference. The Bonnies settled for shooting 48.8 percent from the floor, nearly 17 percent higher than VCU, ranked second in the nation in points allowed and field goal percentage defense, allows on average. 
 
MAGIC NUMBERS: If a few numbers go the way of the Bonnies Wednesday, their chances of victory dramatically improve: The first is 40 percent. When the Bonnies shoot 40 percent or better from the floor, as they have in each of the past three wins, they are 7-5 on the year. When they shoot less than 40 percent, they've gone 0-11. The battle of the boards is key as well - SBU has won just twice when losing the rebounding margin, though the second win came Feb. 3 vs. George Mason when the Patriots won the battle of the boards 38-33. Finally, spreading the offense around is also key - three or more players scored in double digits in each of the past three wins to improve the team's record to 7-3 when three players score 10 or more points.
 
HELPING HAND: Freshman Deja Francis ranks second in the Atlantic 10 during league play with 4.5 assists per game. Her 45 assists during the A-10 portion of the schedule are behind only Davidson's Katie Turner (54).

SERIES HISTORY - BONNIES VS RICHMOND 

  • The Bonnies and Spiders have met 21 times in series history.
  • Richmond owns a 13-8 all-time advantage and has won the last two seasons.
  • St. Bonaventure had won three of the previous four meetings prior to 2017.
  • The last time the Bonnies played in Richmond, the game was delayed by a day due to wintry conditions in Virginia. When the teams finally played, the Bonnies dropped a heartbreaker at the Robins Center, 61-54, though Mckenna Maycock finished with a then-career best 12 rebounds.
  • SBU's last win at the Robins Center came on Jan. 25, 2014 - a 53-48 thriller that went the way of of the Bonnies.

ABOUT RICHMOND

  • Richmond will come into Wednesday's game with an overall record of 6-17 and 3-7 in the Atlantic 10 conference. The Spiders are coming off of a loss against VCU on Feb. 9. VCU's stingy defense limited Richmond to just 37 points, a season low.
  • Richmond was picked to finish 10th in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll.
  • Sophomore guard Alex Parson was named to the Preseason A-10 All-Conference Third Team after averaging 10.3 points per game and 2.8 rebounds in 31 games and scoring in double figures 17 times as a freshman.  As a sophomore, she is averaging 10.4  points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Jaide Hinds-Clarke adds 10.3 ppg and a team-best 7.6 rebounds.
FRESHMAN FIRE
  • Bona's freshman guards, both New York City natives, have made an instant impact as Asianae Johnson and Deja Francis are two of the Atlantic 10's top freshmen.
  • Francis and Johnson rank second and third in scoring among all A-10 freshmen behind only Saint Louis' Ciaja Harbison.
  • Deja Francis has been named to the Atlantic 10 Weekly Honor Roll five times this season, most recently on Feb. 4. For the year, she has scored in double figures 10 times including a career high of 20 points twice (vs. Siena, vs. Duquesne).
  • Asianae Johnson was selected as the A-10 Rookie of the Week Nov. 19 and earned a spot on the Denver Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament Team. She has been on the A-10 Weekly Honor Roll three times, most recently on Feb. 11.
  • Johnson has reached double-figure scoring in 10 games as well, including a career high 16 points Nov. 17 vs. Hofstra. 

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