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Bonnies Return Home To Host Saint Joseph's Wednesday Night

ST. BONAVENTURE (4-14, 1-4 A-10) vs. SAINT JOSEPH'S (7-10, 1-4 A-10)
Wednesday, Jan. 22 – 5:00 p.m.
Reilly Center – St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
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TV: ESPN+
Radio: WGWE 105.9 FM

OPENING TIP
The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team returns to the Reilly Center to take on Saint Joseph's Wednesday, Jan. 22. Tip is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies lost a heartbreaker to La Salle, 67-61, Sunday afternoon at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia. Emily Calabrese posted her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Asianae Johnson tallied a game-high 17 points on 6-of-14 shooting from the floor.

ABOUT SAINT JOSEPH'S
• Cindy Griffin is in her 19th season at the helm of the Saint Joseph's women's basketball program. Griffin is 328-257 at Hawk Hill and is 376-290 in 21 seasons as a head coach. She has led the Hawks to 11 postseason appearances in 18 years.

• The Hawks enter Wednesday with an overall record of 7-10 and 1-4 in the Atlantic 10. Saint Joseph's defeated Richmond, 67-56, to open A-10 play on Jan. 4, but have since lost four straight contests to VCU, UMass, Rhode Island and Duquesne.

• Leading the way for the Hawks is Katie Jekot who is averaging 10.5 points per contest and is second on the team with 42 assists (2.4 apg). Also averaging double figures for Saint Joe's is Claire Melia at 10.1 points per game.

• On the boards, Gabby Smalls is hauling in an average of 6.1 rebounds per game and has a total 107 rebounds on the year.

SERIES HISTORY
The Bonnies and the Hawks meet for the 55th time Wednesday night. The Bonnies are just 13-41 all-time against Saint Joseph's with their last win coming Jan. 27, 2016 when Nyla Reuter scored a game-high 16 points to give the Brown and White a 65-51 victory. The two teams have met 54 times. That is St. Bonaventure's second longest Atlantic 10 series, behind only Dayton (59) and third most overall in program history. (Niagara 63, Canisius 55)

BONNIES NOTES

Asianae Johnson and Emily Calabrese each eclipsed the 500-career point mark Sunday against La Salle.

• Johnson has yet to miss a start in her young St. Bonaventure career as she has played and started in all 48 games of her career. Over those 48 games, Johnson has averaged 10.4 points and 4.4 rebounds.

• The Bonnies have five or more steals in 12 games this season. They nabbed a season-high 10 steals against Cornell on Dec. 29.

AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Bonnies have been much improved from the free throw line this season, shooting 77.1 percent. That mark leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks 14th in the NCAA as of Jan. 21. 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 sixth in the A-10 with a 77.5 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 her. She has scored in double figures eight times this year.

5 – The Bonnies have made five or more shots from beyond the arc in 13 games this season.

7 – Olivia Brown ranks seventh in the A-10 in three-point percentage, shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc.

77.1 – The Bonnies sit atop the Atlantic 10 and rank 14th in the NCAA in free throw percentage this season. On the year, the Brown and White are shooting 77.1 percent from the charity stripe, an 11 percent increase from last season.

120 – The Bonnies have made 120 threes this season. Bonaventure is averaging 6.7 made threes per game.

UP NEXT
The Bonnies welcomes Rhode Island to the Reilly Center Sunday, Jan. 26. The game against the Rams is slated for a 1:00 p.m. tipoff.

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