St. Bonaventure vs. Rhode Island: Full Game Preview

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St. Bonaventure vs. Rhode Island: Full Game Preview
St. Bonaventure
(10-11, 3-7 away)
Rhode Island
(6-15, 4-8 home)
Venue: Ryan Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
St. Bonaventure D Conger 14.3 D Conger 6.8 D Conger 2.7
Rhode Island X Munford 17.5 N Malesevic 4.9 M Powell 3.5

On Saturday, St. Bonaventure visits Ryan Center to take on Rhode Island. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. EST and you can catch it on OSN. The Bonnies are 4-2 against the Rams over the last four years. The last time they played they won 81-61 on Feb. 18, 2012.

St. Bonaventure is in 12th place in the conference, Rhode Island is in 15th place.

In spite of 18 points from Demetrius Conger, the Bonnies came up short 77-58 against Butler on Feb. 6. A stat-sheet stuffer, he leads the team with 14.3 points per game, 6.8 rebounds per game, and 2.7 assists per game. For the Rams, Xavier Munford finished with 22 points in the 81-53 loss to Massachusetts on Feb. 6. His 17.5 points per game is the highest mark on the team.

There is a single key statistical area where St. Bonaventure can exploit Rhode Island, scoring, where the Bonnies have an edge over the Rams, 70 points per game to 61 points per game.

Rhode Island StatSmack

  • The St. Bonaventure rebounding leader (Demetrius Conger, 142 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Rhode Island rebounding leader (Nikola Malesevic, 97 rebounds).
  • St. Bonaventure players are more experienced than Rhode Island players (13,594 minutes played vs 10,180 minutes played).
  • How does our back look? St. Bonaventure is ranked higher than Rhode Island in the A-10 (#12 vs #15).
  • The St. Bonaventure three-point leader (Eric Mosley, 50 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Rhode Island three-point leader (Xavier Munford, 46 three-pointers).
  • We make our fans proud. St. Bonaventure has a better record at home than Rhode Island this season (6-4 vs 4-6).
  • You get an A for effort, but St. Bonaventure has emerged victorious against Rhode Island the last 3 times they've played.
  • Eric Mosley is ranked 5th in the A-10 in three-pointers.
  • St. Bonaventure has a more potent offense, scoring more points (70.5 per game vs 61.7 per game) than Rhode Island this season.
  • St. Bonaventure is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on St. Bonaventure is 205 lbs compared to 199 lbs for Rhode Island.
  • St. Bonaventure allows fewer rebounds (33.4 allowed per game vs 37.5 allowed per game) than Rhode Island this season.
  • Demetrius Conger is ranked 10th in the A-10 in rebounds.
Bona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D. Conger 35 14 7 3 1 1 2
C+ Chris Johnson 29 12 3 2 1 0 1
C Matthew Wright 26 9 2 2 1 0 2
C Eric Mosley 20 10 2 2 1 0 1
C Youssou Ndoye 21 6 5 0 0 2 2
C M. Simmons 21 7 5 0 0 0 1
C- Charlon Kloof 23 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Gathers 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Danny Farrell 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D M. Davenport 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D J. Toupane 5 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Dion Wright 6 2 2 0 0 0 0
URI Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Xavier Munford 36 17 3 2 1 0 3
C+ N. Malesevic 30 11 5 2 1 1 2
C+ Andre Malone 33 10 4 1 1 0 1
C+ Mike Powell 37 10 2 3 1 0 3
C Jordan Hare 21 5 4 0 0 2 1
D+ Mike Aaman 13 3 3 0 0 0 0
D+ T.J. Buchanan 16 3 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Ryan Brooks 16 2 4 0 0 1 1
D Alwayne Bigby 9 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Shane Plunkett 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F J. Nazarko 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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