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Bonnies Open Two-Game Homestand Against GW Thursday

ST. BONAVENTURE (5-17, 2-7 A-10) vs. GEORGE WASHINGTON (9-12, 3-5 A-10)
Thursday, Feb. 6 – 7:00 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 opens a two-game homestand with a matchup against George Washington Thursday, Feb. 6. Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies dropped a heartbreaker in overtime, 63-59, to Richmond Sunday afternoon on the road. Asianae Johnson registered her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The Bonnies battled back from down 10 in the fourth quarter and Dajah Logan's three-pointer with 17 seconds remaining sent the game into overtime. Richmond gained a six-point, 59-53, edge in the overtime period but the Bonnies once again tied the contest after Johnson sunk a pair of free throws with 40 seconds to play. The Spiders scored four points in the final 11 seconds to put the game away, 63-59.

ABOUT GEORGE WASHINGTON
• Jennifer Rizzotti is in her fourth season at the helm of the George Washington women's basketball program. Rizzotti guided the Colonials to the Atlantic 10 Championship and a NCAA Tournament berth in 2017-18, her second season with the program. She has a career record of 58-56 at George Washington. Rizzotti also led the Colonials to a WNIT berth after GW won a share of the 2017 Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championship. She holds a career head coaching record of 374-272 in over 20 seasons as a head coach.

• The Colonials enter Thursday with an overall record of 9-12 and are currently 3-5 in the Atlantic 10. GW lost its last contest at home against Saint Louis, 59-45. Before the Feb. 2 loss to the Billikens, the Colonials defeated Saint Joseph's, 56-50, and took down UMass, 50-47. GW has wins over Big East opponents Villanova and Georgetown this season.

• Alexandra Maund leads GW in scoring, averaging 10.6 points per game. Maund is second on the team grabbing an average of 5.0 rebounds per contest. Maund and Kayla Mokwuah each are shooting 50 percent from the floor.

SERIES HISTORY
The Bonnies and the Colonials meet for the 45th time Thursday evening. George Washington holds a 37-7 lead in the all-time series and have won three straight against the Bonnies. The Bonnies last win against the Colonials was a 69-67 victory in overtime at the Reilly Center on Feb. 17, 2016.

BONNIES NOTES

• Asianae Johnson registered her second double-double of the season against Richmond Sunday with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Emily Calabrese also pulled in 10 rebounds for the Bonnies.

• The Bonnies forced 19 Richmond turnovers Sunday and were +6 in that category. The Bonnies outscored the Spiders 18-9 in points off turnovers.

• Bonaventure has attempted 15 or more free throws in eight games this year. They attempted a season-high 19 against Saint Joseph's on Jan. 22.

AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Bonnies have been much improved from the free-throw line this season, shooting 78.0 percent. That mark leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks eighth in the NCAA as of Feb. 1. Last season, the Bonnies shot 68.1 percent from the line as a team. The Bonnies are shooting 78.4 percent from the line in Atlantic 10 games.

Contributing to the Bonnies success at the line this season is sophomore Asianae Johnson, who is eighth in the A-10 with a 77.9 free throw percentage. During the 2018-19 season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.

BY THE NUMBERS
6 – Asianae Johnson has scored double-digit points in six out of eight Atlantic 10 games this year.

5.6 – The Bonnies are averaging 5.6 made threes per game in Atlantic 10 play.

13.9 – The Bonnies average 13.9 turnovers per game, the third-lowest mark in the Atlantic 10 and ranks 49th in the NCAA.

78.0 – The Bonnies sit atop the Atlantic 10 and rank eighth in the NCAA in free throw percentage this season. On the year, the Brown and White are shooting 78.0 percent from the charity stripe, a 12 percent increase from last season.

95 – Johnson ranks sixth in the Atlantic 10 in free throw attempts with 95 attempts from the line.

PINK GAME
The Bonnies announced their annual pink game for Sunday, Feb. 9 against Davidson. Tip is slated for 12:00 p.m.

All cancer survivors will receive free admission and a free Pink Game T-shirt. Family members of survivors can purchase tickets for $3.  Pink game shirts and raffle tickets to have a chance to win over $1,500 in prizes are available for $10 at tinyurl.com/PinkGame2020 or at the arena on game day.

Other events and fundraisers will take place throughout the game to celebrate survival, bring awareness, and raise money for local cancer care.

All proceeds from the Feb. 9 pink game benefit The Pink Pumpkin Project and Olean General Hospital.

UP NEXT
The Bonnies remain at the Reilly Center and welcome Davidson Sunday, Feb. 9. Tip is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

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