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GAME NOTES: Coming off their first win over a ranked team in over 14 years, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to the Robins Center to take on the Richmond Spiders in an Atlantic 10 Conference battle on Wednesday night.

St. Bonaventure has won two of its last three outings. The Bonnies have been off since last Wednesday, taking a week to savor their 78-65 victory over nationally-ranked Massachusetts.

Richmond comes into this matchup having dropped its last two outings, though the Spiders had won four straight prior to the current slump. They lost to VCU 81-70 on Saturday afternoon.

Richmond leads the all-time series 12-5, and has won six of the last eight meetings. In the last tussle between these programs, St. Bonaventure was victorious, notching a 84-70 win at home on January 8th.

Five players scored in double figures in St. Bonaventure's win over UMass. The Bonnies used a 9-1 run to open up a 64-54 lead with 5:27 remaining and went on to the win, which snapped a streak of 24 consecutive losses to ranked opponents dating to Jan. 15, 2000. Charlon Kloof led the Bonnies with 14 points, while Youssou Ndoye added 12 points, Dion Wright scored 12 points, Matthew Wright finished with 11 points and Marquise Simmons chipped in 10 points.

Wright (15.3 ppg), Kloof (12.9 ppg) and Andell Cumberbatch (10.3 ppg) are SBU's top scorers, but there are four others listed on the stat sheet that net between 8.4 and 9.3 ppg, including leading rebounder and shot blocker Ndoye (8.8 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 41 blocks). Collectively, the Bonnies are putting up 74.7 ppg, while permitting 68.4 ppg.

In the Spiders' loss at VCU on Saturday, they were paced by Kendall Anthony who erupted for 31 points on 10-of-21 shooting from the floor before fouling out. Cedrick Lindsay accounted for 21 points as he connected on 7-of-12 from the field. Unfortunately, Richmond had only one other player who made more than a pair of field goals in the loss.

The Spiders rank third in the A-10 in scoring defense, allowing just 66 ppg, and are fourth in field-goal percentage defense (.411). Lindsay leads Richmond and ranks third in the A-10 in scoring at 18.3 points per game. Anthony sits at 12th in the A-10 at 14.8 ppg on the season. Forward Trey Davis leads Richmond in rebounding at 6.5 per game. Richmond's frontcourt depth took a hit on Friday when the team announced that senior power forward Derrick Williams has left the team due to personal reasons. Williams was averaging 5.8 points and 3.7 rebounds this season and led the Spiders in rebounding the previous two seasons.

The Bonnies have had a week to bask in the glow of their big win over UMass, so there shouldn't be any hangover issues. The Bonnies have a balanced scoring attack that should be able to overcome the stout defense of the Spiders.

GAME NOTES: Coming off their first win over a ranked team in over 14 years, the St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to the Robins Center to take on the Richmond Spiders in an Atlantic 10 Conference battle on Wednesday night.

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