Fordham vs. St. Bonaventure: Full Game Preview

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Fordham vs. St. Bonaventure: Full Game Preview
Fordham
(6-24, 1-16 away)
St. Bonaventure
(14-14, 9-5 home)
Venue: Reilly Center
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Fordham B Frazier 14.1 C Gaston 7.4 B Frazier 5.0
St. Bonaventure D Conger 14.2 D Conger 7.1 D Conger 3.1

On Saturday, St. Bonaventure welcomes Fordham at Reilly Center. The game gets underway at 4 p.m. EST. The Bonnies are 7-1 against the Rams over the last four years. The last time they played they won 89-63 on Feb. 22, 2012.

St. Bonaventure is currently in ninth place in the conference and Fordham is in 15th.

The Bonnies were defeated by Dayton 75-63 on Mar. 6 despite 22 points and six rebounds from Demetrius Conger. He leads the team in points with 14.2 per game, rebounds with 7.1 per game, and assists with 3.1 per game. For the Rams, Branden Frazier finished with 12 points and six rebounds in the 74-55 loss to Temple on Mar. 6. With 14.1 points per game and 5.0 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

St. Bonaventure has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Bonnies have an edge over the Rams, 72.8 points per game to 64 points per game.

Fordham StatSmack

  • The St. Bonaventure three-point leader (Eric Mosley, 77 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Fordham three-point leader (Branden Frazier, 43 three-pointers).
  • St. Bonaventure has a potent offense, scoring more points (72.8 per game vs. 64.0 per game) than Fordham this season.
  • St. Bonaventure has come back to win after being down at half against Fordham three times since 1998.
  • Youssou Ndoye is ranked 6th in the A-10 in blocks.
  • Even computers respect St. Bonaventure more. St. Bonaventure has a better RPI this season than Fordham (RPI: No. 107 vs. No. 233).
  • It's only wins and losses, but St. Bonaventure has a better overall record than Fordham this season (14-14 vs. 6-24).
  • St. Bonaventure players are more experienced than Fordham players (15,044 minutes played vs. 12,809 minutes played).
  • Demetrius Conger is ranked 9th in the A-10 in rebounds.
  • The St. Bonaventure steals leader (Eric Mosley, 36 steals) has more steals than the Fordham steals leader (Branden Frazier, 26 steals).
  • St. Bonaventure is a better free-throw-shooting team (76.2 percent vs. 67.2 percent) than Fordham this season.
  • St. Bonaventure has a significantly better overall winning percentage over the last five years (52.6 percent to 19.6 percent).
FORD Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Branden Frazier 0 14 4 5 1 0 3
C+ Chris Gaston 31 14 7 1 1 1 3
C Mandell Thomas 27 9 3 2 1 0 2
C- Bryan Smith 25 8 3 1 1 0 2
C- Ryan Canty 18 6 7 0 0 1 1
D+ Ryan Rhoomes 18 4 5 0 0 1 1
D+ Travion Leonard 18 6 4 0 0 1 2
D Jeffrey Short 17 6 2 1 0 0 2
D Jermaine Myers 21 4 2 2 1 0 2
D Devon McMillan 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
F Luka Zivkovic 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Khalid Robinson 8 1 1 0 0 0 1
F Leo Walsh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Jared Fay 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Nihad Musovic 3 0 1 0 0 0 1
Bona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B D. Conger 36 14 7 3 1 1 2
C+ Chris Johnson 29 13 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Eric Mosley 22 12 2 2 1 0 1
C Matthew Wright 25 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Youssou Ndoye 21 7 5 1 0 1 2
C M. Simmons 20 6 5 0 0 0 1
C- Charlon Kloof 21 5 2 2 1 0 2
D+ Jordan Gathers 15 3 1 2 1 0 1
D M. Davenport 11 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Dion Wright 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
D J. Toupane 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
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