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Bonnies Travel To Davidson For Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round

Bonnies Travel To Davidson For Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round

No. 12 ST. BONAVENTURE at No. 5 DAVIDSON 
Tuesday, March 5 - 7:00 p.m.
Davidson, N.C.
Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round
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The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team travels to Davidson for a Tuesday night contest in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The Bonnies and Wildcats will battle for a right to continue their season in the A-10 Tournament in Pittsburgh this weekend.

BY THE NUMBERS - ST. BONAVENTURE AT DAVIDSON

  • 1 - Bona's backcourt of Asianae Johnson and Deja Francis played just 27 and 25 minutes Feb. 9 at Davidson before fouling out - the only time both have fouled out in the same game.
  • 5 - SBU is looking for its first A-10 Tournament win in five years. The Bonnies' last A-10 Tourney victory came vs. La Salle, 54-42, at the Richmond Coliseum on March 7, 2014.
  • 7 - Mckenna Maycock turned in the seventh 20-point game of her career with 20 points Saturday at Duquesne on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor. 
  • 10 - Deja Francis handed out 10 assists Saturday at Duquesne, a career-high and the most assists by any player in an A-10 conference game this season.
  • 12 - Danielle Migliore led the Bonnies with 12 points, coming on four 3-pointers all in the first half, in Bona's first trip to Davidson last month.
  • 13 - Asianae Johnson recorded her 13th double-figure scoring game last Wednesday, the most by a Bona freshman since Dana Mitchell in '06-07 (22 games).
  • 24 - Just 24 days elapsed between the Bonnies' game Feb. 9 at Davidson and the A-10 Tournament. Prior to Feb. 9, the Bonnies went 1,123 days since their last trip to Davidson (2016). 
  • 99 - The 99 assists from freshman Deja Francis are the most by any Bona freshman since Tricia Pawling had 108 in 1994-95. Pawling is third all-time on the SBU career assists list (434).
A-10 TOURNAMENT PLAY BEGINS: Tuesday marks the first round of the 2019 Atlantic 10 Tournament with first round games being held at on-campus sites. Duquesne, Dayton, Davidson, Saint Louis, George Mason and Saint Joseph's earned the right to host first round games while top seeds VCU and Fordham earned first round byes. The winner of the No. 5 Davidson vs. No. 12 St. Bonaventure game advances to play the winner of No. 4 Dayton/No. 13 La Salle in a second round game in Pittsburgh on Friday at 2 p.m. Quarterfinal, semifinal and championship round games will be held on campus at Duquesne University Friday through Sunday.  
 
MAYCOCK MAKES IT A THREE-PEAT: For the third straight season, graduate student Mckenna Maycock is a member of the Google Cloud CoSIDA Academic All-Region Teams. Joining Maycock on the District 1 Team are Lindsey Abed of the University of Hartford, Laura Bagwell-Katalinich of Cornell, Erika Steeves of Brown and Erin Storock of Sacred Heart. The teams were voted on and selected by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The Randolph, N.Y. native graduated early with an undergraduate degree in accounting, owning a 3.97 cumulative GPA. Also a two-time member of the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team, she has earned a spot on the University Dean's List every semester of her college career and has also been on the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll each semester. 
 
MORE ON MCKENNA: Tuesday is the 100th game of Maycock's Bonnies career, one cut short slightly by injury in both her junior and senior seasons. She enters the A-10 Tournament with 760 career points and is a 42.2 percent shooter from the floor. Her fourth 3-pointer Saturday at Duquesne was the 100th of her career - she also shoots 36.5 percent from long range for her career. She had just nine 3s during her first two years, but 91 the past two seasons. She ranks 14th in program history for 3s, one off the 101 of Erica Schiefen (2005-09). She also is is 10th in program history in free throw percentage at 79.4 percent. 
 

HELPING HAND: Freshman Deja Francis finished the regular season ranking fourth in the A-10 with 99 assists and was second in the league during A-10 play at 4.4 apg, behind only Davidson's Katie Turner (4.6 apg).

FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING: Asianae Johnson finished with her first career double-double last Wednesday vs. La Salle, posting 10 points and a career high 11 rebounds. Deja Francis followed that up on Saturday with her own first career double-double - 12 points, 10 assists at Duquesne. It was the second point-assist double-double for the Bonnies this year along with Mckenna Maycock's 10 points and 10 assists in the season-opener at Niagara. The 10 assists are the most by a Bonnies player this year.
 
CAREER MILESTONES: Graduate student Mckenna Maycock will play in her 100th career game Tuesday at Davidson. Junior Danielle Migliore needs just three points to reach 500 for her collegiate career, moving to 497 with 10 points Saturday at Duquesne. Migliore now also owns 109 career 3-pointers, good for 12th in program history. Next up is the 112 of Audrey Lantendresse (2003-07). 
 
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 in the standings at the time (VCU, Davidson, Fordham), the freshman averaged 11.7 ppg and shot 58 percent from the floor.
 
GRADUATE THEFT: Mckenna Maycock tied her career high with four steals in the game Feb. 24 at George Washington. She previously had four vs. Davidson on Jan. 25, 2017. Maycock's four steals at GW were also the most by any Bonnies player this season, tying Deja Francis' four vs. Rhode Island on Feb. 21. 
 
BONNIES VS. DAVIDSON - SERIES HISTORY 
  • The Bonnies and Wildcats have met only five times, the fewest meetings between SBU and any current Atlantic 10 member.
  • Bona won the first three meetings before dropping a home contest, 75-68, last January. On that night, Davidson shot nearly 47 percent from the floor, led by Kianna Speight's 27 points. Danielle Migliore had 13 points for the Brown and White while Emily Calabrese finished with 10 rebounds. Mckenna Maycock missed the game due to injury.
  • Prior to last year, St. Bonaventure had won the previous three meetings, all by double digits.
  • The Bonnies and Wildcats met the previous two years in the Reilly Center. SBU has been to Davidson just once previously prior to this year - January 2016 when the Bonnies won, 59-47.
  • The Bonnies played at Davidson in February, leading by 11 during the first half before the Wildcats came back for the win, 67-55. The Bonnies shot 39 percent from the floor and 36 percent from beyond the arc (9-for-25). Maycock had 11 points and six rebounds, but shot a season-worst 3-for-18 from the floor. Danielle Migliore had 12 points off the bench, coming on four 3-pointers that all came during the first half. 
ABOUT DAVIDSON
  • When Davidson beat SBU on Feb. 9, the Wildcats moved to 8-2 in the conference and were second in the A-10 standings. A slow finish, though, bumped Davidson to fifth - though the Wildcats are hosting a first round game for the first time in their A-10 history. Davidson still far exceeded expectations this year - the team was picked to finish 11th in this season's Atlantic 10 preseason poll.
  • Senior Justine Lyon was named to the preseason All-Conference Second Team after averaging 14.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as a junior. Lyon is one of three Wildcats players to be averaging at least 12 points per game this season. Lyon is second on the team at 12.9 ppg, adding 5.3 rebounds. Sarah Donovan paces a balanced scoring attack (13.0 ppg) while Katie Turner posts 12.5 ppg and a whopping 126 assists.
  • As a team, the Wildcats lead the Atlantic 10 in scoring with 65.8 ppg and are second in the league with 6.7 3s per game. 

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