Charlotte vs. St. Bonaventure: Full Game Preview

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Charlotte vs. St. Bonaventure: Full Game Preview
Charlotte
(18-9, 4-5 away)
St. Bonaventure
(13-13, 8-5 home)
Venue: Reilly Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Charlotte D Mayfield 11.7 W Clayton 6.6 P Henry 3.6
St. Bonaventure D Conger 13.9 D Conger 7.0 D Conger 3.0

On Saturday, St. Bonaventure hosts Charlotte at Reilly Center. It gets started at 7 p.m. EST. The Bonnies are 3-1 against the 49ers over the last four years. The last time they met (Feb. 25, 2012) they won 72-56.

Both teams share ninth place in the conference.

In a 78-71 triumph over Duquesne on Feb. 23, Demetrius Conger put up 19 points and 9 rebounds for the Bonnies. An integral part of the team, he leads the way in points (13.9), rebounds (7), and assists (3). For the 49ers, Terrence Williams finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds in the 88-67 loss to Dayton on Feb. 27. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.2 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Charlotte is strong in free throw rate at 44.1 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 17th in the nation.

Charlotte StatSmack

  • St. Bonaventure is a better free-throw-shooting team (75.9 percent vs. 64.5 percent) than Charlotte this season.
  • The St. Bonaventure scoring leader (Demetrius Conger, 361 points) has more points than the Charlotte scoring leader (Chris Braswell, 288 points).
  • St. Bonaventure is a better three-point shooting team (36.7 percent vs. 26.0 percent) than Charlotte this season.
  • Demetrius Conger is ranked 9th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • St. Bonaventure has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (52.7 percent to 47.7 percent).
  • A for effort, but St. Bonaventure has emerged victorious against Charlotte the last two times they've played.
  • St. Bonaventure has an average margin of victory of 7 over Charlotte in five wins since 1986.
  • The St. Bonaventure rebounding leader (Demetrius Conger, 181 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Charlotte rebounding leader (Willie Clayton, 178 rebounds).
  • Eric Mosley is ranked 5th in the A-10 in three-pointers.
  • Youssou Ndoye is ranked 6th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • St. Bonaventure has a stronger schedule than Charlotte this season (SOS Rank: No. 84 vs. No. 105).
CHAR Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Pierra Henry 32 10 5 4 3 1 3
B- Chris Braswell 24 11 5 1 1 1 2
B- Willie Clayton 23 8 7 0 0 1 1
C+ D. Mayfield 26 12 4 2 1 0 2
C Darion Clark 19 7 5 1 0 1 2
C T. Williams 22 7 3 2 1 0 2
C Denzel Ingram 24 6 1 1 1 0 1
C E. Nickerson 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Ilija Ivankovic 5 0 4 0 0 0 0
C- J.T. Thompson 15 4 3 1 0 0 0
D+ Lamar Bradbury 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Mike Thorne 8 2 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Ivan Benkovic 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Colby Lewis 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
Bona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D. Conger 36 14 7 3 1 1 2
B- Chris Johnson 29 13 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Eric Mosley 22 12 2 2 1 0 1
C Youssou Ndoye 21 7 5 0 0 2 2
C Matthew Wright 25 8 2 2 1 0 2
C M. Simmons 20 7 5 0 0 0 1
C- Charlon Kloof 21 6 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Gathers 14 3 1 2 1 0 1
D Danny Farrell 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D M. Davenport 11 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
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