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Bonnies Trek West For Matchup Against The Billikens Wednesday

Bonnies Trek West For Matchup Against The Billikens Wednesday

ST. BONAVENTURE (4-12, 1-2 A-10) vs. SAINT LOUIS (9-7, 1-2 A-10)
Wednesday, Jan. 15 – 7:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CST
Chaifetz Arena – St. Louis, Mo.
Online Coverage – Live Stats Live Video | Live Audio
TV: ESPN+
Radio: WGWE 105.9 FM

OPENING TIP
The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team heads west to take on Saint Louis Wednesday evening at Chaifetz Arena. Tip is slated for 8:00 p.m. EST and 7:00 p.m. CST.

LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies triumphed at the Reilly Center Sunday afternoon, defeating George Mason, 62-47, thanks to Dajah Logan's 20 points. Logan also hauled in five rebounds on the afternoon. Also scoring in double figures for the Bonnies was Emily Calabrese with 10 points. Calabrese's buzzer-beater at the end of the first quarter sparked the Bonnies as they would not trail the rest of the contest.

ABOUT SAINT LOUIS
• Saint Louis head coach Lisa Stone is in her eighth year at the helm of the Billikens women's basketball program and has accumulated 131 wins at Saint Louis. In her 34 seasons as a head coach, Stone touts an overall record of 634-346.

• The Billikens enter Wednesday's contest with an overall record of 9-7 and 1-2 in A-10 play. Saint Louis fell to VCU Sunday, 65-52, at home but defeated La Salle in its previous contest, 77-61, on Jan. 8.

• Leading the way for the Billikens is Ciaja Harbison who is scoring 15.2 points per game and leads the team with 59 assists (3.6 apg). Also averaging double figures for Saint Louis is Kendra Wilken (10.3 ppg), Myia Clark (10.1 ppg) and Rachel Kent (10.0 ppg).

• On the boards, Myriama Smith-Traore leads the Billikens, averaging 8.3 rebounds per game. Right behind her is Brooke Flowers, who grabs 7.6 boards per contest.

SERIES HISTORY
The Bonnies and the Billikens will meet for the 15th time Wednesday afternoon. Saint Louis has won the last four contests between the two schools, winning 62-45 last year at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies last beat Saint Louis Feb. 10, 2016 at the Reilly Center, 80-59. The Bonnies are 2-4 all-time on the road vs. Saint Louis.

BONNIES NOTES

• Junior Emily Calabrese needs only 19 points to reach 500 career points for the Bonnies. Calabrese reached the 400 career rebounds plateau against Fordham on Jan. 4.

• Asianae Johnson has yet to miss a start in her young St. Bonaventure career as she has played and started in all 46 games of her career. Over those 46 games, Johnson has averaged 10.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.

• Johnson has improved greatly from the charity stripe this season, ranking third in the Atlantic 10 by shooting 81.8 percent through 15 games. As a freshman last season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.

AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Bonnies have been much improved from the free throw line this season, shooting 77.3 percent through 15 games. That mark leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks 12th in the NCAA as of Jan. 10. Last season, the Bonnies shot 68.1 percent from the line as a team.

Contributing to the Bonnies success at the line this season is sophomore Asianae Johnson, who is fifth in the A-10 with an 81.1 free throw percentage. During the 2018-19 season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.

JOHNSON TAKING OVER
The Bonnies have been much improved from the free throw line this season, shooting 77.5 percent through 16 games. That mark leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks 10th in the NCAA as of Jan. 14. Last season, the Bonnies shot 68.1 percent from the line as a team.

Contributing to the Bonnies success at the line this season is sophomore Asianae Johnson, who is third in the A-10 with a 81.3 free throw percentage. During the 2018-19 season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.

BY THE NUMBERS
4 – Dajah Logan's 20 points against George Mason was the fourth 20-point game of the season for Logan. She has scored in double figures eight times this year.

4.4 – Asianae Johnson leads the Bonnies on boards, averaging 5.5 rebounds per game. Johnson ranks T-15th in the A-10, grabbing 4.4 defensive rebounds per contest.

10 – Olivia Brown ranks 10th in the A-10 in three-point percentage, shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc.

77.5 – The Bonnies sit atop the Atlantic 10 and rank 10th in the NCAA in free throw percentage this season. On the year, the Brown and White are shooting 77.5 percent from the charity stripe, an 11 percent increase from last season.

107 – The Bonnies have made 107 threes through 16 games this season. Bonaventure is averaging 6.7 made threes per game.

UP NEXT
The Bonnies remain on the road, heading to the City of Brotherly Love for a matchup against La Salle Sunday, Jan. 19. Tip is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and the game can be seen on NBC Sports Network.

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