MBB Preview: Billikens vs. St. Bonaventure
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics

Saint Louis (16-14, 9-8 A-10) vs. St. Bonaventure (23-6, 13-4 A-10)
Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7 p.m. | St. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Arena)
TV: FOX Sports Midwest (Scott Warmann, Scott Highmark)
Radio: 101 ESPN (Bob Ramsey, Earl Austin Jr.)
Online Coverage: A-10 Digital Network stream (info) | FOX Sports Go App (info) | Live Stats | @SaintLouisMBB on Twitter

SETTING THE SCENE

– Saint Louis hosts St. Bonaventure on Saturday night in the final regular-season home game of the season. Tipoff is slated for 7 p.m.

– Saturday’s game will be televised on FOX Sports Midwest. Scott Warmann and Scott Highmark are on the call.

– 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.

BLUE OUT AND SENIOR NIGHT

– Seniors Rashed Anthony, Aaron Hines and Davell Roby will be recognized after the game as part of Senior Night festivities.

  Saturday’s game will serve as the annual SLU student “Blue Out.”  Team Blue T-shirts will be distributed to all SLU students at the game. All fans are encouraged to wear blue. Additionally, the Billikens will wear their blue uniforms for the game.

ABOUT THE BILLIKENS
Roster | Schedule | 2017-18 Statistics

– Saint Louis (16-14, 9-8 A-10) enters the final game of the regular season in a three-way tie for fourth place in the Atlantic 10 Conference standings.

– The Billikens need a win against St. Bonaventure and also need Richmond to beat George Mason for the possibility of receiving a No. 4 seed and a double bye in next week’s A-10 Championship. 

– St. Bonaventure will be either the No. 2 or No. 3 seed in the A-10 Championship. A win Saturday against the Billikens OR a Davidson loss against Rhode Island will ensure the Bonnies of the No. 2 seed.

– Junior guard Javon Bess continues to lead the team in scoring, averaging 13.2 ppg. He leads the A-10 FTs attempted (192) and is second in FTs made (145).

– Senior guard Davell Roby is averaging 11.0 ppg. Earlier this year, he became the 31st Billiken to reach 1,000 career points. He is now No. 25 on SLU’s all-time scoring list with 1,111 points in his career.

– Freshman forward Hasahn French is second in the A-10 with 54 blocks. He is SLU’s all-time freshman leader for blocked shots in a season.

– Junior forward D.J. Foreman leads the Billikens in field goal percentage (.618, 81-of-131). He is fourth in the Atlantic 10 Conference in FG percentage in conference games only (.641, 59-of-92).

– Over the last two games, sophomore forward Jalen Johnson is averaging 19.0 ppg. He is 9-of-12 from 3-point range during that stretch.

– The Billikens lead the A-10 in scoring defense (65.1 ppg). They are also the A-10 leaders in rebounding margin (+4.6 in all games; +7.0 in conference games only).

ABOUT THE BONNIES
Roster | Schedule | 2017-18 Statistics

– St. Bonaventure enters Saturday's game 23-6 overall and 13-4 in Atlantic 10 Conference play.

– The Bonnies have won 11 in a row and are coming off an epic 117-113 triple-overtime win against Davidson.

– SBU could have the No. 2 seed in the A-10 Championship locked up prior to Saturday if Rhode Island beats Davidson on Friday night. Regardless, a win against SLU on Saturday would ensure the Bonnies the No. 2 seed.

– Jaylen Adams and Matt Mobley make up one of the best backcourt tandems in the country, with Adams averaging 20.8 ppg and Mobley 18.4 ppg.

– Earlier this year at the Reilly Center in St. Bonaventure, N.Y., Adams scored a career-high 44 points to lead the Bonnies to a 79-56 win.

SERIES HISTORY

This is the 22nd meeting between the teams ... the Bonnies lead 11-10, and St. Bonaventure has won seven in a row.