Rhode Island Hosts Saint Louis Saturday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-22, 1-11 A-10) vs. Saint Louis (13-11, 7-4 A-10)
Saturday, Feb. 10 - 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. SAINT LOUIS - SERIES NOTES

  • Saturday will be the 14th game all time between Rhode Island and Saint Louis.
  • Saint Louis leads the series 11-3, and have won the past three straight contests.
  • The last time the two teams face was on Jan. 21, 2017 in a 68-50 SLU victory in Kingston.
  • Saint Louis' Maddison Gits was named the A-10 Women's Basketball Co-Player of the Week after posting back-to-back powerhouse performances at home. Over the course of last week, she averaged 24.5 points per game and 14.5 rebounds per game. She has recorded eight consecutive double-doubles.
  • The Billikens are averaging nearly 78 points per game in their 13 wins this season.
  • Jackie Kemph owns a commanding lead in assists in the A-10. She dishes 7.8 per game, 3.2 more per game than second-place Mariah Ruff of St. Bonaventure.
  • Saint Louis features two players among the conference's top 10 in 3-point percentage. Paige Rakers (.4.2) is seventh, while Jordyn Frantz ranks 10th (.389).
  • The Billikens snapped their three-game winning streak, most recently falling 87-76 at La Salle on Feb. 7.

LAST TIME OUT - RHODE ISLAND LOSES TO SAINT JOSEPH'S 64-46

  • Rhode Island could not keep up with Saint Joseph's Feb. 7, falling 64-46 at Hagan Arena.
  • It was a slow start for both teams, as the first points on the board came from a Jalissa Ross jumper at 7:03.
  • Saint Joseph's then went on a 13-0 run to jump ahead 13-2 with 2:26 remaining in the period.
  • A strong defense by the Hawks limited Rhode Island to just six points in the quarter.
  • Rhode Island managed to score 10 points in the second, backed by a five points from Marta Vargas, and the Rams entered the break down 26-16.
  • In the third period, Rhode Island could not stop the Hawks drilling offense, as SJU outscored the Rams 26-13, taking a 52-29 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of play.
  • Nicole Jorgensen provided nine points in the fourth, however it was not enough for the Rams as they took the eventual loss.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen recorded her 10th career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross had eight points two rebounds, and two assists.
  • Saint Joseph's had the advantage in points in the paint, scoring 44 to Rhody's 20.
  • The Hawks defense held the Rams to 29.8% (17-of-57) from the field. SJU scored 10 points off of Rhody's 11 turnovers.
  • Saint Joseph's also held the advantage in rebounds (49-27), bench points (26-6), steals (7-3) and assists (17-5).