Women vs St Bonaventure Preview

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St. Bonaventure Bonnies (10-5, 0-0 A-10, 5-2 Road) @ Duquesne Dukes (13-2, 0-0, A-10, 5-1 Home), AJP Center (4,400), 2:00pm

Last game - Vs Pitt 70-62 W
Streak Won 5
Last Five 5-0
Last Ten 9-1

Last Game - Vs. Kent 67-52 W
Last Five 3-1
Last Ten 7-3

Common Opponents
Dukes lost @ WVU by 11
Bonnies lost vs. WVU by 9

Dukes - Alex Gensler (12.9 pts), Samantha Pollino (12.3 pts) & Wumi Agunbiade (7.9 rebounds)
Bonnies - Megan Van Tathove (13.2 pts & 5.7 rebounds), Jessica Jenkins (12.5 pts)

The Dukes shoot 42% from the floor, 34% from three, 67% from the free throw line and average 16 turnovers per game.
The Bonnies shoot 39% from the floor, 38% from three, 80% from the free throw line and average15 turnovers per game.

Dukes - RPI 23, Sagarin 29
Bonnies - RPI 64, Sagarin 91

Game Notes
The A-10 women play 14 conference games as opposed to 16 for the men.  The women play all opponents once and one team home and away.
The Dukes and Bonnies are designated rivals and play each other home and away.  The teams split last year with the Dukes winning
@ the Bonnies by five and the Bonnies thumping the Dukes by 24 at AJP.

Both teams made the WNIT last season.  The Dukes lost on the road at Northwestern.  The Bonnies defeated RMU in the first round and lost in the second round at Northwestern.  The teams are a combined 6-0 vs the MAC. 

Three time All-Conference selection and 2009 A-10 First Team Dana Mitchell who was a thorn in the Dukes side for four years finally graduated.

The Dukes averages 42 rebounds a game compared to the Bonnies 34.  The Bonnies are an excellent free throw shooting team averaging 80%
to the Dukes 67%. 

Tough conference opener for both teams.  The A-10 currently has 8 teams with RPIs of 64 or better.  Dukes will need Wumi to rebound from
her first rough game vs. Pitt. 

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