Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 — Noon
Draddy Gymnasium (Riverdale, N.Y.)
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Free Audio Broadcast: GoGriffs.com
Mike Scott (p-x-p)
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- The Canisius women’s basketball team concludes its two-game swing to the eastern part of the state with Sunday’s game at Manhattan College.
- Canisius and Manhattan are meeting for the first time this season.
- Canisius leads the all-time series with Manhattan 28-22, but the Jaspers have won the last five games between the teams.
- Canisius saw its three-game road winning streak come to an end in Friday night’s 54-40 loss at Marist College.
- Canisius has lost back-to-back games for the first time since a five-game losing streak to open the month of December.
- The Griffs are playing on Super Bowl Sunday for the 15th time in program history and for the first time since the 2010-11 season when the Golden Griffins also played at Manhattan. Canisius is 7-7 all-time in the previous 14 games.
- Canisius has used four different starting lineups in the last five games and has used nine unique starting lineups in the first 20 games of the season
- Senior Ashley Durham enters the weekend ranked fifth nationally in free-throw percentage while as a team, Canisius ranks 22nd nationally in the category.
- Canisius’ opponents are shooting 36.0 percent from the field on the season and 34.3 percent from the field in nine conference games, the lowest percentages in the league.
- Canisius has a league-best three of the top 10 players in the MAAC in blocked shots. The Griffs have two players with 20 or more blocks for the sixth time in program history.
SCOUTING THE GRIFFS
- A second-year captain, senior Allison Braun has a team-best 39 offensive rebounds. Braun has led the team in rebounding six times this season and has a 1.18 assist-turnover ratio in the last 10 games.
- Senior Ashley Durham ranks fourth in the MAAC with a 16.1 points per game average, scoring 11 or more points in 11 of the last 14 games. Durham has made 55 of her last 57 free throws and ranks first in program history in free-throw percentage (83.9).
- Senior Ashley Wilkes is ninth in the MAAC in rebounding (6.7), posting two double-doubles on the season. Wilkes ranks fourth in the MAAC at 1.2 blocks per game on the season and is shooting 51.7 percent from the floor in the last four games.
- Junior Jamie Ruttle is shooting 54.5 percent on two-point shots in the last seven games, and ranks eighth in the MAAC with a 44.5 field goal percentage. The 6-foot-3 forward has scored in double figures 37 times in her career.
- Junior Jen Morabito has made 142 3-pointers in 75 career games. Eighty-five of her 102 field-goal attempts (83.3 percent) this season are 3-pointers and 74.3 percent of her field goal attempts in her career have come from behind the arc.
- Junior Jen Lennox is sixth in the conference in blocks per game. Lennox has nine blocks in the last five games. Lennox has started three of the last four games.
- Sophomore Kayla Hoohuli, a 2012 MAAC All-Rookie Team selection, has made a 3-pointer in 40 career games. Hoohuli, who matched a career-high with 18 points against Long Beach State on Dec. 20, has drawn 11 charges in the last 16 games.
- Sophomore Brooke Angelos has 13 assists and four turnovers in the last four games. Angelos has attempted 18 free throws in the last seven games.
- Freshman Tiahana Mills leads MAAC freshmen with a 3.0 assists per game average and also with a 1.2 assist-turnover ratio. Mills is the only Golden Griffin to start all 20 games this year.
- Manhattan enters Sunday’s game with a 5-15 overall record and 2-7 record in conference play. The Jaspers have lost four straight.
- Manhattan is tied for the league lead by forcing 19.9 turnovers per game.
- The Jaspers are 4-1 this season when scoring 58 or more points in regulation.
- Junior Monica Roeder leads the team and ranks 11th in the MAAC with a 11.7 scoring average.
- Freshman Shayna Ericksen ranks sixth in the MAAC with a 7.2 rebounding average.
- Allison Skrec leads the MAAC with a 4.4 assists per game average and is averaging 5.1 assists per game in conference play.
- Nicole Issacs is shooting a team-best 35.2 percent on 3-pointers, with 31 of her 33 made baskets coming from behind the arc.
- The Jaspers are averaging 52.0 points per game and allowing 59.0 points. Manhattan has a 28.0 offensive rebounding percentage and 59.1 defensive rebounding percentage. They have a turnover on 25.8 percent of their possessions.
- Coach John Olenowski is in his fourth season at Manhattan and has a 62-58 record. Olenowski led Manhattan to a school-record 24 wins in 2010-11 and an appearance in the Women’s Basketball Invitational each of the last two years.
SERIES HISTORY VS. MANHATTAN
- Canisius and Manhattan are meeting for the 51st time, with the Golden Griffins holding a 28-22 lead in the all-time series.
- Manhattan has won the last five meetings between the teams, inclulding each of the last four by double digits.
- The Griffs last defeated Manhattan 69-65 in a double overtime win on Kid’s Day in the KAC on Jan. 11, 2010.
- The last win for the Griffs in Riverdale was a 67-59 win on Jan. 9, 2009.
- Manhattan defeated Canisius 73-51 on Jan. 13, 2012 in Riverdale. The Jaspers made six of their first seven shots and shot 63 percent in the first half while forcing 29 Canisius turnovers.
- Manhattan also beat Canisius 50-40 in the KAC on Feb. 24, 2012, to complete the season sweep. Canisius shot 3-of-20 from behind the arc in that game but committed 25 turnovers.
GRIFFS VS. MANHATTAN
- Junior Jamie Ruttle had 16 points in last season’s game in the Koessler Athletic Center. Ruttle is averaging 11.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in four career games against the Jaspers.
- Senior Allison Braun scored 10 points at Manhattan as a freshman.
- Senior Ashley Wilkes has nine points at Manhattan last season and recorded eight rebounds in the game at the KAC.
- Sophomore Kayla Hoohuli posted 13 points in Riverdale last year and made six 3-pointers against Manhattan as a freshman.