SAINT LOUIS at BRADLEY
Sunday, November 20, 2016 :: 2 p.m. :: Peoria, Illinois (Renaissance Coliseum)
BILLIKENS AIM FOR A 4-0 START IN CLASH WITH BRAVES
•The Saint Louis Billikens (3-0) hit the road to take on the Bradley Braves (1-2) Sunday, Nov. 20. Tipoff time at Renaissance Coliseum in Peoria, Illinois, is 2 p.m.
•Saint Louis, which received votes in this week’s ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll and Associated Press poll, cruised to a 90-49 victory over SIUE Thursday evening in its home opener. Bradley also won its home debut, defeating Detroit 70-60 Friday afternoon.
LAST TIME OUT
•The Billikens led 28-4 after one quarter and went on to notch a 90-49 victory over SIUE Thursday at Chaifetz Arena. Click here to read the recap.
FOLLOWING THE BILLIKENS
•Once again this season, all Saint Louis women’s basketball road games will be audio streamed free of charge on SLU’s official athletics website, www.SLUBillikens.com. Jeff Vernetti handles play-by-play duties.
•The game also will be video streamed on the WatchESPN/ESPN3 platform. Click here for instructions on how to access the stream.
•Live statistics also will be provided.
•All links are located on the home page of www.SLUBillikens.com, in the schedule section just below the lead stories, as well as on the women’s basketball schedule/results page.
LISA STONE'S SEASON PREVIEW VIDEO
•Recently, SLU head coach Lisa Stone sat down with Chaifetz Arena public address announcer Brian Kelly to talk about the 2016-17 season. Click here to watch the interview.
A LOOK AT THE BILLIKENS
•Click here to see Saint Louis’ complete statistics.
•Four players own double-digit scoring averages, led by Jackie Kemph (19.3 ppg). Jordyn Frantz tosses in 17.0 points per game, followed by Sadie Stipanovich (15.3 ppg) and Maddison Gits (10.3 ppg).
•Stipanovich hauls in team highs of 11.0 rebounds and 5.7 offensive rebounds per game. Olivia Jakubicek averages 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 offensive boards.
•Kemph dishes out a team-high 7.7 assists per game, followed by Frantz with 5.0 apg.
•Kemph and Frantz lead the Billikens with seven 3-pointers and 2.0 steals per game apiece.
•SLU is the preseason favorite to win a conference championship for the first time in program history. The Billikens received nine of 14 first-place votes and finished atop the Atlantic 10 coaches' preseason poll. Click here for more information on the preseason rankings.
•In addition to the A-10 coaches’ prediction, College Sports Madness picked the Billikens to win the A-10 crown and projected them as a No. 10 seed in the NCAA Championship.
•Jackie Kemph was selected to the A-10 preseason All-Conference first team, while Sadie Stipanovich earned a second-team nod.
KEMPH NAMED A-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK
•Jackie Kemph was named Atlantic 10 Conference Player of the Week for her role in the Billikens’ season-opening wins at UC Irvine and Loyola Marymount. Click here for more details.
HEAD COACH LISA STONE
•Fifth-year head coach Lisa Stone, the 2015-16 A-10 Coach of the Year, owns a 571-298 record in her 31st year as a collegiate head coach. Stone is 68-61 at Saint Louis.
•In addition to earning the A-10 Coach of the Year award, Stone was selected High Major Coach of the Year by College Sports Madness.
•Before arriving at SLU, Stone was 128-119 in eight seasons at Wisconsin, 64-27 in three years at Drake, 277-59 in 12 campaigns at Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and 34-32 in three seasons at Cornell (Iowa).
•Click here to read Stone’s complete bio.
SCOUTING REPORT: BRADLEY
•Click here to see Bradley’s complete statistics.
•Bradley, a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, returned three starters and five additional letter winners from last year’s team. The 2015-16 Braves finished ninth in the MVC with a 4-14 record and posted a 9-22 overall mark.
•Forward Leti Lerma, the Braves’ only senior, leads the team in scoring (12.0 ppg), rebounding (11.0 rpg), offensive rebounding (5.7 orpg), assists (2.7 apg), steals (1.3 spg) and blocks (1.0 bpg).
•Sophomore forward Vanessa Markert and junior guard Madison Dellamuth toss in 10.7 and 10.5 points per game, respectively.
•Former Bradley standout Andrea Gorski is in her first season as head coach.
•Saint Louis welcomes Morgan State to Chaifetz Arena Wednesday, Nov. 23. Game time is 2 p.m.