JU set to face Florida Tech on Saturday
With the first win of the season in the books, the JU men’s basketball team looks to start a winning streak on Saturday when they host Florida Tech.

Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. The game will be broadcast on 1010XL, with Barry Milligan and Artis Gilmore calling the action.

The Dolphins (1-1) picked up 10-point win over Savannah State on Tuesday night behind the first double-double of Glenn Powell’s career.

The sophomore from Deerfield Beach, Fla. scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against the Tigers. It is his second double-digit scoring effort of the season after opening the year with 18 points against Miami.

“Glenn has worked very hard in the offseason to get better,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “He comes to work every day to get better, which rubs off on his teammates.”

While Powell has led the Dolphins in scoring the first two games, Ayron Hardy had the most impressive stat line of the night against the Tigers.

The senior posted 14 points, six rebounds, seven assists, three blocks and four steals in 35 minutes of action. Most importantly, he did not turn the ball over and hasn’t yet through two games with 10 assists.

Hardy’s defensive effort lifted his career steals number to 159, moving him closer to the top five on the school’s all-time steals list.