Bonnies To Host Rhode Island on Senior Night

ST. BONAVENTURE vs. RHODE ISLAND
Thursday, Feb. 21 - 7:00 p.m.
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ST. BONAVENTURE VS. RHODE ISLAND BY THE NUMBERS

  • 1 - The Bonnies will honor their lone graduating senior, Mckenna Maycock prior to the game. Maycock received her undergraduate degree in accounting last May and is working on her MBA.
  • 30 - Maycock has registered 30 3-pointers so far in A-10 play – only Jordyn Frantz of Saint Louis (31) has made more.
  • 41.7% - Bree Paulson is shooting 41.7% from 3-point land during A-10 play (15-for-36), a total that ranks fifth in the league. 
  • 45.4% - Freshman Asianae Johnson ranks ninth in the conference during A-10 play in field goal percentage, shooting 45.4 percent from the floor. 
  • 49 - Freshman Deja Francis has 49 assists in 12 Atlantic 10 games, a total that ranks third among all A-10 players this season.
  • 96 - Thursday will mark Maycock's 96th career game with the Bonnies. 
  • 158 - The Bonnies have hit 158 3-pointers this year, third-most among all A-10 teams behind only Fordham (198) and Davidson (176).
  • 700 - Maycock surpassed 700 career points last Saturday vs. Fordham. Entering Thursday, Maycock has 706 points and is a 42.5% career shooter from the floor. 

MAYCOCK HONORED ON SENIOR NIGHT: Prior to Thursday night's game vs. Rhode Island, Mckenna Maycock will be honored as SBU's lone graduating senior. During her four seasons, Maycock has been a leader on and off the court - in 95 career games, she has recorded over 700 career points and has averaged nearly 12 points and six rebounds per game over the last two seasons. Away from the court, she owned a 3.97 cumulative GPA while graduating early with an undergraduate degree in accounting. The two-time Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team and CoSIDA Academic All-Region selection is currently working on her MBA. This season, she leads the Bonnies in scoring (11.9 ppg), rebounding (5.4 rpg) and three-pointers (42). 

BONNIES BATTLE A-10's BEST: The Bonnies enjoyed second half leads vs. all of the A-10's top three teams in the standings over a 10-day span vs. Fordham, Davidson and VCU. Against those three teams, the Bonnies shot a combined 40 percent from the floor while limiting the three squads to an average of 59 points. Feb. 9 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 Feb. 6, 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. 

PLAYING HER BEST VS. THE BEST: Freshman Asianae Johnson turned in another strong effort Feb. 6 vs. VCU, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor. The 15 points tie for her second-most in a Bonnies uniform behind only a 16-point showing vs. Hofstra in November. During a 10-day span between Feb. 6-16 where the Bonnies played the league's top three teams (VCU, Davidson, Fordham), the freshman averaged 11.7 ppg and shot 58 percent from the floor. 
 
IN THE PAINT: The Bonnies were +10 for points in the paint (20-10) vs. Fordham on Feb. 16, the team's best margin in the paint this season.
 
CALABRESE CONTRIBUTIONS: Sophomore Emily Calabrese has been showing steady improvement as the A-10 season has gone on. Entering the Feb. 21 game against URI, she has averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the floor in the past four games vs. VCU, Davidson, Richmond and Fordham. She posted her second double-double of the year Feb. 13 at Richmond (10 pts, 10 rb). 
 
DOWNTOWN BONNIES: Entering the week of Feb. 18, the Bonnies rank third in the Atlantic 10 in three-pointers made this season (158) and fifth in three-point percentage (31.8%).
SBU is averaging 6.3 three-pointers per game.  The Bonnies have seven or more 3s in a game 10 times this season including 10 or more four times (11 vs. George Mason; 13 at Rhode Island; 12 vs. Siena; 12 vs. Canisius).  Bree Paulson is fifth in three-point percentage (41.7%) Mckenna Maycock is third in 3s per game (2.5) and her 30 3s in A-10 play are second-most in the league.
 
BONNIES VS. RHODE ISLAND  - SERIES HISTORY
  • Thursday will be the 55th meeting all-time between St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island in the long standing Atlantic 10 rivals. The Bonnies have won 12 straight games over the Rams and own a 31-23 all-time series lead.
  • The Bonnies have won the last nine games in the series by an average of over 13 points including eight victories by double digits.
  • In the first meeting this year, Mckenna Maycock had a career high 24 points in an 84-68 Bona win, the most points in regulation for SBU this year. Bona shot 57 percent from the floor and drained 13 3's.
  • The Bonnies swept the season series with Rhode Island last year, taking wins at The RC as well as at the Ryan Center. The second matchup was dramatic, as the Bonnies erased a 12-point URI second half lead to take a 77-72 victory in late February. Danielle Migliore finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, three steals and three assists to power the Bonaventure attack. A pair of Bonnies have been impressive against the Rams - last season, Migliore averaged 15.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in the two games a year ago vs. URI and Emily Calabrese posted 14.5 points and 7.0 rebounds including a career high 19 points in a January home win over the Rams last season.
ABOUT RHODE ISLAND
  • Rhode Island enters the Thursday's contest with an overall record of 7-17 and 2-10 in the Atlantic 10. The Rams are coming off of a 75-58 loss to Duquesne on Feb. 17 and currently sit at 13th in the Atlantic 10 standings.
  • Elemy Colome is leading the Rams this season with an average of 14.6 points and four rebounds per contest.
  • Nicole Jorgensen is also making an impact for Rhode Island and was named to the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team after averaging 14.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game in the 2017-18 season. Jorgensen is currently averaging 12.5 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
  • Rhode Island leads the Atlantic 10 in blocks per game with 5.5 and ranks second in steals per game with 8.5.