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Men's Basketball Opens Conference Play With 92-81 Victory

Men's Basketball Opens Conference Play With 92-81 Victory

Charlotte, NC - The JWU Men's Basketball Team played EMAC rival Clinton College on Tuesday, defeating the Golden Bears 92-81.

  • The Wildcats entered the game ranked #1 in USCAA D2, and Clinton is ranked #11 in USCAA D1.
  • JWU's largest lead was 20 points and came with 3 minutes remaining in the second half.
  • The Wildcats won despite losing the battles in rebounding (49-46), turnovers (22-15), points off turnovers (21-8), second chance points (23-8), and points in the paint (46-38).
  • JWU's defense came up big, holding CC to 33% from the field.
  • The offensive key to victory for the Wildcats was their ball movement, collecting 16 assists on 31 field goals compared to 5 on 29 for CC. This helped the team shoot 45% from the field.
  • Robert Hobson tied a career high with 36 points, including 8 made threes.
  • CJ Miller scored 16 points, including converting 10 of 11 free throws. He also had 8 rebounds.
  • Malik Bullock passed out 9 assists and grabbed 9 rebounds.
  • Antonio Smith led the team with 10 rebounds and also collected 7 blocks on the evening.
  • Majerle Poole had 12 points for JWU.
  • The victory has the Wildcats sitting at 14-3 on the season.
From The Coach:

"Proud of the way our team played today. This was a really good start to the conference season, and I'm happy to see how much we are growing," reflected JWU Head Coach Dan Larkin. "We had a slow start offensively in the first half, but once we settled down I was really impressed with the togetherness of our squad."

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The Wildcats will play Mid-Atlantic Christian University on Saturday, January 25th at 3:00 pm.

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