Bonnies Host Davidson Sunday Afternoon For Pink Game

ST. BONAVENTURE (6-17, 3-7 A-10) vs. DAVIDSON (13-9, 6-3 A-10)
Sunday, Feb. 9 – 12:00 p.m.
Reilly Center – St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
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OPENING TIP
The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team hosts Davidson Sunday, Feb. 9 for the Bonnies annual Pink Game. Tip is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

PINK GAME
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.

LAST TIME OUT
Asianae Johnson scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to spark a 14-point comeback to defeat George Washington, 59-55, Thursday at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies outscored the Colonials 22-6 in the final frame to rally from 14 down Thursday night. St. Bonaventure was 8-of-17 (47.1 percent) from the floor in the fourth. Also scoring in double figures for the Bonnies were Deja Francis (13), Emily Calabrese (12) and Jurnee President (10).

ABOUT DAVIDSON
• Gayle Fulks is in her third season at the helm of the Davidson women's basketball program. Folks carries a career record of 42-42 at Davidson. She led the Wildcats to a program-best 10-6 record in Atlantic 10 play last season. She entered the 2019-20 season with a head coaching record of 29-33.

• The Wildcats enter Sunday with an overall record of 13-9 and are 6-3 in the Atlantic 10, currently sitting in a tie for third with Fordham. Davidson started A-10 play by winning five in a row, but has since lost three out its last four. The Wildcats have dropped consecutive games to UMass, 70-62, and Dayton, 55-49, both at home. Davidson's last victory came on Jan. 29 on the road at Rhode Island, 77-70.

• Freshman Suzi-Rose Deegan leads the way for the Wildcats in scoring (16.0 ppg) and is second on the team in rebounding (7.5 rpg). Deegan's 16.0 points per contest ranks fourth in the A-10 and leads all Atlantic 10 freshmen. She also ranks sixth in the A-10 in rebounding.

• As a team, Davidson averages 68.2 points per game and has a +3.6 scoring margin this season. The Wildcats shoot 41.7 percent from the floor, ranking third in the A-10 and shoot 33.2 percent from beyond the arc, good enough for fourth in the A-10.

SERIES HISTORY
St. Bonaventure and Davidson meet for just the seventh time Sunday afternoon. The all-time series is tied, 3-3, as the Wildcats have won three straight over the Bonnies. The Brown and White won the first three meetings between the two schools after Davidson joined the Atlantic 10 from the SoCon in the 2014-15 season. Last season, the Wildcats defeated the Bonnies, 74-49, in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Bonnies and the Wildcats met earlier in the 2018-19 season at Davidson, with the Bonnies falling, 67-55.

BONNIES NOTES

• Asianae Johnson scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter Thursday. Johnson outscored the entire Colonial team, 12-6, in the final frame.

• The Bonnies won the battle in the paint Thursday against GW, outscoring the Colonials 32-22.

• St. Bonaventure's 14-point comeback was its second-largest deficit overcome this season. The Bonnies completed a 15-point comeback against Rhode Island Jan. 26.

• Johnson and Deja Francis combined for 17 of the 22 points scored by the Bonnies in the fourth quarter against GW.

JOHNSON LEADING THE WAY
Over the last seven games, Asianae Johnson has put the team on her back, scoring in double figures in six out of those seven contests. In this seven-game span, Johnson is averaging 15.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 steals per game while shooting 46.9 percent from the floor. The Brooklyn native has a pair of 20-point games, including a career-high 21 against Rhode Island.

Johnson leads the Bonnies, scoring an average of 12.6 points per game and grabs an average of 5.7 rebounds per game. She also leads the team in minutes per game at 30.1.

BY THE NUMBERS
6 – The Bonnies allowed just six points in the fourth quarter Thursday evening. That number marks the fewest points allowed in the fourth period by the Bonnies this season.

13.8 – The Bonnies average 13.8 turnovers per game, the third-lowest mark in the Atlantic 10 and ranks 49th in the NCAA.

44.4 – Bonaventure's 44.4 shooting percentage against GW was the team's highest mark since it shot 54.5 percent against Oakland Dec. 15.

77.6 – The Bonnies sit second in the Atlantic 10 and rank 12th 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.

101 – Johnson ranks fifth in the Atlantic 10 in free throw attempts with 101 attempts from the line. The next highest mark for the Bonnies is Deja Francis with 47 free throw attempts.

UP NEXT
The Bonnies head back out on the road as they travel to VCU for a matchup with the Rams Thursday, Feb. 13. Tip is slated for 6:00 p.m.

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