Rhode Island Travels to Face Saint Joseph's Wednesday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-21, 1-10 A-10) at Saint Joseph's (10-12, 5-5 A-10)
Wednesday, Feb. 7 - 7:00 p.m.
Hagan Arena - Philadelphia, Pa.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. SAINT JOSEPH'S - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday will be the 63rd game all time between Rhode Island and Saint Joseph's.
  • The Hawks hold a 54-8 advantage in the series, winning the last two contests.
  • The last time the two teams faced was on Feb. 25, 2017 in the Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinals. Saint Joseph's had the 77-51 victory in Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Saint Joseph's Chelsea Woods (14.3 points per game) and Sarah Veilleux (14.2 points per game) lead the team in scoring. Woods also leads the Hawks in rebounds, averaging 8.3 per game.
  • Veilleux is second in the Atlantic 10 with a 53.2 field goal percentage, behind Rhody's own Nicole Jorgensen.
  • Alyssa Monaghan is best in the league with a 3.1 assist to turnover ratio. In conference play, she is averaging 5.1 assists to 1.0 turnovers per game.
  • The Hawks most recently fell to George Mason 65-57 on Feb. 4.

JORGENSEN OWNS FIELD GOALS MADE RECORD

  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen went 17-of-22 from the field against Fordham.
  • The 17 made field goals were the most in program history, as Jorgensen cruised past the record previously held by Charise Wilson who had 15 against Samford on Nov. 20, 2016.
  • The 35 points by the Quincy, Mass. native was the third-best points scored in a single game in Rhode Island history.
  • The last Ram to score 35 points in a game was Megan Shoniker against Saint Louis on Feb. 13, 2011. Shoniker reached this milestone twice in one season (also vs. American International on Dec. 19, 2010).
  • Averaging 7.0 points per game a year ago, Jorgensen has now nearly doubled her contributions, as she leads the Rams with 13.9 points per game.
  • In conference play, the sophomore is averaging 15.9 points per game.

LAST TIME OUT - JORGENSEN NETS CAREER HIGH, NOT ENOUGH AS RHODY FALLS AT FORDHAM 76-64

  • A career-high 35 points and program record 17-made field goals by sophomore Nicole Jorgensen couldn't lift Rhody over Fordham.
  • Fordham jumped ahead quick, gaining a 10-0 lead at 8:01. But back-to-back baskets by Jorgensen got the Rams on the board 10-4.
  • However 13 points by Fordham's G'mrice Davis helped push the Rams of the Bronx as they entered the second period up 31-13.
  • Jorgensen brought life to Rhody in the second quarter, as she scored eight consecutive points to try to chip away the lead. Rhode Island entered the break down 47-31.
  • Rhody continued to try and climb back in the third and fourth, cutting the deficit to 10 points after a Marta Vargas jumper with 1:48 remaining (72-62) - but that was as close as Rhody could get, as they took the eventual 76-64 loss.
  • Nicole Jorgensen poured in a career-high 35 points. The last Ram to score 35 in a game was Megan Shoniker against Saint Louis on Feb. 13, 2011.
  • Jorgensen also went 17-of-22 from the field - a program-record that was previously held by Charise Wilson (15). The sophomore added seven rebounds, two steals, one assist, and one block.
  • Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome had 10 points, two steals, and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench.
  • Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg had a career-high six assists. She added five points, four rebounds, and one block.
  • Rhode Island's bench outscored Fordham 19-4.
  • Fordham had the advantage in rebounds (33-26), steals (10-6), points off turnovers (12-9) and second chance points (11-7).
  • The Rams of Kingston had a 42-30 points in the paint advantage.