Women’s Basketball Hosts Florida Memorial on Thursday

Women’s Basketball Hosts Florida Memorial on Thursday

Basketball Doubleheader
Dec. 7, 2017
The Wildcat Center

Women's Basketball
Johnson & Wales (4-6, 0-4 TSC) versus Florida Memorial (5-5, 1-2 TSC)
Tipoff – 6:00 p.m. ET

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2017) – The Johnson & Wales women's basketball team (4-6, 0-4 TSC) will host the Florida Memorial Lions (5-5, 1-2 TSC) on Thursday, December 7. Tipoff is set for 6:00 p.m.

The game will be part of a doubleheader with the men's team, who will take on FMU following the women's contest.

JWU comes into Thursday's game looking snap a current two-game losing skid as well as win its first conference game of the season. The Wildcats are averaging 76.3 points-per-game (No. 25 in the nation) on 40.1 percent shooting from the floor. Shooting 75.6 percent from the free-throw line (No. 18 in the nation), JWU is No. 19 in the nation in steals-per-game (11.8) and No. 20 in total steals (118).

The Wildcats are led offensively by Tianna Ayulo, who enters the FMU game averaging 18.4 points-per-game. The first-year forward ranks No. 15 in the nation in scoring average and is No. 25 in the nation in total points (184). Ayulo also ranks No. 20 in the nation in total steals (28) and is averaging a team-best 7.8 rebounds-per-contest. Diamond Williams is second on the team in scoring, averaging 17.9 points-per-game, while Bevin Mays (13.1 ppg) and JoNae Gonzales (10.8 ppg) round out JWU's double-digit scorers. Williams is No. 25 in the nation in scoring average and is No. 26 in the nation in free-throw percentage (86.0 percent). Gonzales leads JWU with 42 assists (No. 33 in the nation).

The Matchup

  JWU FMU
Current Record 4 - 6 5 - 5
Scoring 763 634
Points Per Game 76.300 63.400
Scoring Margin 3.800 5.600
Field Goals 263 226
Field Goal Percentage 0.401 0.372
3-pt FG 76 60
3-point FG Percent 0.319 0.316
3-point FG made per game 7.600 6.000
Free Throws 161 122
Free throw pct 0.756 0.567
Rebounds 360 424
Rebounds per game 36.000 42.400
Rebounding Margin -0.900 3.500
Assists 137 125
Assists per game 13.700 12.500
Turnovers 166 208
Turnovers per game 16.600 20.800
Turnover margin 3.800 -1.000
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.825 0.601
Steals 118 102
Steals per game 11.800 10.200
Blocks 11 54
Blocks per game 1.100 5.400