Posted: Feb 11, 2020
RHODE ISLAND VS. SAINT LOUIS
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.
The Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
RHODE ISLAND VS. SAINT LOUIS - SERIES NOTES
- Rhody welcomes Saint Louis to the Ryan Center for the 17th meetining between the two schools.
- Rhody has won four games in the all-time series that dates back to 2006.
- The last time the two teams faced the Rams took home their first-ever win at Chaifetz Arena with a 68-56 victory.
- Prior to that, the Billikins had won the last four straight, and eight of the last nine meetings with URI.
- Saint Louis comes to the Ryan Center on a four-game win streak, defeating George Mason (64-51) and Saint Joseph's (63-48).
- Rhody is looking to get back in the win column, dropping its last two against Fordham and top-seeded Dayton.
- Saint Louis senior Kendra Wilken was most recently named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week after averaging 24.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in two wins for the Billikins last week.
- Rhode Island is 8-2 at the Ryan Center this season, its best record since the building opened in the 2002-03 season.
- The Billikins are 7-5 on the road, and 6-2 in Kingston.
RAMS WRAPPING UP BEST SEASON IN YEARS
- With six regular season games remaining plus one guaranteed Atlantic 10 Tournament game, the Rams have the opportunity to finish the year as one of the best seasons since the early 2000's.
- The only lone season in the last five years the Rams finished above .500 was in the 2014-15 season, in which Rhody finished 17-13 (.567).
- Prior to that, Rhode Island had three straight seasons of going even or better, in 2001-02 (14-14), 2002-03 (16-15), and 2003-04 (16-13) under Belinda "Boe" Pearman.
- A win on Wednesday will give the Rams their fifth conference win for the first time since the 2015-16 season.
- That was also the last year that URI was able to advance in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
- Since that season, Rhody is 0-3 at the postseason championship.
JORGENSEN CLIMBING UP THE TOP-10 SCORING LIST
- Senior Nicole Jorgensen has been making her way up the all-time scoring list this season, most recently passing current assistant coach Megan Shoniker (1,318 points from 2007-11) to claim sole possession of eighth place with 25 points last time out at Dayton.
- Next on the list is Carol Smith, who had 1,341 career points from 1980-84. Jorgensen needs 20 points to pass Smith for seventh place.
- With seven games left this year, Jorgensen would need to average 15.3 points per game to pass former teammate Charise Wilson (1,428 from 2014-18) for fifth place all-time.
- She leads the Rams with 16.4 points per game, and has scored at least 20 points in six of the last nine games.
- Included in the nine games was the senior's four seconds at St. Bonaventure, when Jorgensen left the game with injury after the opening tip.
- She has scored in double figures in the 17 of the 22 games this season.
- Jorgensen has topped 20 points eight times this year, and has one game in which she poured in 32 points.
- Earlier this season, Jorgensen was just the 22nd Ram in program history to reach the 1,000-point club.
DALE CAN DISH IT OUT
- Rhode Island redshirt senior Davida Dale has a team-high 103 assists this season.
- She needs just 10 assists to crack the top-10 in a single season and match Dayna Smith (113 in the 1992-93 season).
- She leads the league with 4.9 assists per game.
- Dale has dished out atleast four assists in six of Rhody's 10 conference games.
- She made a career-high nine assists in the game against VCU.