Charleston, SC - The JWU men's basketball team traveled to Charleston on Wednesday to take on The Citadel, who entered the contest with NCAA D1's top scoring offense. Despite some hot shooting from the Wildcats, JWU fell 127-93.
The Wildcats (4-4) connected on 18 three pointers, a new school record, on 34 attempts. Clemson and Texas are the only teams this season to score more points against the Bulldogs (7-2) than the Wildcats' 93 points. JWU outshot The Citadel from deep, but the Bulldogs took advantage by outrebounding JWU by 18 and forcing 11 more turnovers than they committed.
"You never want to lose, but we got better today. Our guys did a tremendous job breaking the press and playing team offense in the half court. Where we need to go from here is sharpening up our half court offense and continuing to develop our communication as a unit," commented JWU Head Coach Dan Larkin. "We schedule these games to find out our identity as a team. Tonight we found out that we are competitors."
Robert Hobson finished with 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists. Majerle Poole scored 19 points in the first half and finished with 22 for the game. Zyrion Wilkins chipped in 13 and Christian Creswell scored 10 for the Wildcats. PJ Gill and Kajuan Madden-McAfee both contributed 5 assists.
The Wildcats travel to another NCAA D1 opponent, Gardner-Webb, on Dec. 8 for a 3:00 pm tip-off.