Saint Louis (13-11, 6-5 A-10) vs. St. Bonaventure (16-6, 6-4 A-10)
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 | 6 p.m. (CT) | St. Bonaventure, N.Y. (Reilly Center)
TV: None (streamed on A-10 Digital Network
Radio: 101 ESPN (Bob Ramsey, Earl Austin Jr.)
Online Coverage: A-10 Digital Network stream (free; standard definition) | A-10 Digital Network stream (subscription; high definition) | Live Stats | @SaintLouisMBB on Twitter
SETTING THE SCENE
– Saint Louis goes for its fourth win in a row on Wednesday when it travels to western New York to take on St. Bonaventure. Game time at the Reilly Center is 6 p.m. (CT).
– Wednesday’s game will not be televised, but two streams will be available – a free, standard definition student production, as well as a subscription-based, HD stream.
– The radio broadcast will air on 101 ESPN (101.1 FM and 101Sports.com). As always, Billiken Hall of Famer Bob Ramsey provides the play-by-play, while St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin Jr. handles the analysis.
– Saint Louis, winners of three in a row and five of its last six, enters Wednesday’s game at St. Bonaventure with a 13-11 overall record and a 6-5 mark in A-10 play.
– The Billikens are one of the hottest teams in the Atlantic 10 Conference. After starting the A-10 slate 1-4, their recent surge has them in a tie for sixth in the A-10 standings.
– Likewise, St. Bonaventure is on a roll in conference play. The Bonnies have won four in a row, including a thrilling 84-81 win at Duquesne in their last outing.
– The Billikens are over .500 this late in the season for the first time since the 2013-14 season. The Billikens’ 13 wins so far are the most by the Billikens since the 2013-14 team won 27 games.
– Junior guard Javon Bess continues to lead the team in scoring, averaging 13.2 ppg. Bess leads the A-10 in free throws made (123) and attempted (163).
– Jordan Goodwin has five double-doubles on the year, including the first triple-double in school history Jan. 17 against Duquesne. He is fourth in the A-10 in steals (2.13 per game) and seventh in assists (4.1 per game).
– Freshman forward Hasahn French is second in the A-10 with 43 blocks.
– Junior forward D.J. Foreman is third in the Atlantic 10 Conference in FG percentage (.628, 71-113).
– Sophomore forward Jalen Johnson has scored in double figures in each of the last three games. He is 8-of-14 from long range during that stretch.
– Senior guard Davell Roby became the 31st Billiken to reach 1,000 career points when he converted a layup in the second half against Duquesne. Roby is SLU’s active leading scorer with 1,053 career points.
– Thanks to its second-longest win streak of the season, St. Bonaventure (16-6, 6-4 A-10) has rebounded from a 2-4 start to Atlantic 10 play and now stands in a tie for third place in the conference.
– Senior guards Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley form one of the top backcourts in the country. The seniors combine to average 36.9 points per game and shoot .415 from three-point range.
– Mobley was named A-10 Player of the Week after he averaged 27 points over two wins, topped by a career high 35 points Jan. 31 at George Mason. Over his last three games, Mobley averaged 24 points per game and was 14-25 (.560) from behind the arc. Mobley ranks fourth in the A-10 in scoring at 18.4 points per game and needs two points to reach 1,000 in his Bona career.
– Adams, who has earned A-10 Player of the Week honors three times this year, scored a career high 40 points at Duquesne including the game-winning three-pointer. He is among the A-10 leaders in scoring (18.5), assists (5.2) and three-point percentage (.478).
This is the 21st meeting between the teams ... the series is tied 10-10, and St. Bonaventure has won six in a row ... St. Bonaventure was the Billikens’ first A-10 opponent on Jan. 3, 2006, a 60-58 SLU win at Scottrade Center.