The Friars face the Pioneers on Saturday, Dec. 9 in Fairfield, Conn. at 1:00 p.m.
Ny-Asia Franklin recorded 14 points and eight rebounds for the Friars.
Friars and Bobcats will tip-off at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6 on ESPN3.
Friars will face Brown University in tournament opener on Dec. 2 at Noon.
Friars and Bulldogs will tip-off at 6:00 p.m. on Nov. 29 on ESPN3.
2016-17: Played 30 games and appeared in the starting line-up 24 times... Averaged 8.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game... Led the team in rebounding with a career-best 181 boards... Registered two double-doubles vs. Miami Ohio (14 points/12 rebounds) and Butler (15 points/13 rebounds)... Her 13 boards against Butler matched her career high, with all 13 rebounds coming off of the defensive glass... Scored a season-high 16 points on three occasions against Colgate (11/11), Boston College (12/10) and Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Tournament First Round (3/4)... In the game against Colgate, she hit a career-best eight field goals (8-18)... Recorded double-digits in the scoring column in 13 games, including three of four games to finish the season... Hauled in double-digit rebounds three times... Matched her career-high of three assists in two games vs. Hartford (11/22) and Xavier (12/28)... Collected a season-high three steals against Seton Hall (2/19).2015-16: Played 27 games and appeared in the starting line-up nine times... Averaged 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds per game... Reached double figures in the scoring column during six games - all of which were against BIG EAST opponents... Collected two double-doubles... Recorded her first career double-double vs. Marquette on Feb. 21 with 15 points and 10 rebounds... Notched her second double-double in the Friars’ regular-season finale vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 28) with 14 points and a career-high 13 rebounds...Also scored a career-high 17 points vs. No. 21/19 DePaul on Feb. 19 and had a 15 point effort vs. Butler on Feb. 7... Made her first appearance in the starting line-up vs. Xavier on Jan. 10 and recorded five points and three rebounds... Dished a season-high three assists vs. DePaul (1/24) and Villanova (1/3)... Posted six points and four rebounds in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament vs. Creighton on March 5... Hit a career-high six field goals in three games... Led the team in rebounding seven times and led the team in scoring four times.
2014-15: Played 28 games for the Friars and appeared in the starting line-up 13 times... Averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game... Scored a career-high 15 points vs. Virginia Tech on Nov. 23... Notched double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in her career vs. Virginia Tech (15 points) and Dayton (13 points)... Posted double figures in the scoring column six times overall... Dished a season-high three assists in four games vs. Rhode Island (Dec. 7), Creighton (Jan. 16), DePaul (Jan. 25) and Marquette (Feb. 20)... Recorded 14 points and collected two steals against BIG EAST foe Georgetown (Jan. 9), which marked a career-high during BIG EAST Conference regular-season action... Hauled in a career-best five rebounds in three games vs. Marquette (Feb. 20), Seton Hall (Feb. 6) and Hartford (Nov. 20).
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Played for Reyer Venezia since 2010...Competed in nine games for Italy at the U-18 European Championships and averaged 10 minutes, 3.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game...Also shot 38.9-percent from the field (7-18), 30.8-percent from three-point territory (4-13) and 77.8-percent from the free-throw line (7-9)... Recorded 13 points and eight rebounds in a 72-49 victory over Sweden... For Reyer Venezia, Botteghi averaged 18.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game...Helped Reyer Venezia capture the National Championship in 2013...Attended the Spire Institute, which is a residential basketball academy in Geneva, Ohio.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Franca and Fabio Botteghi... Has one brother, Nicolo'... Born July 15, 1995... Planned major of study is currently undecided.
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