TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2010
Dolphins look to get back on track at Saint Louis
The JU men’s basketball team looks to start another winning streak on Wednesday as they travel to face Saint Louis.
Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. (EST), with the game being broadcast on 1010XL. Barry Milligan and Artis Gilmore will call all the action starting with the Bono’s Barbecue Pregame Show at 7:45 p.m.
The Dolphins (6-2) saw their six-game winning streak come to an end on Sunday at Winthrop, falling 73-66.
“Saint Louis is another good basketball team that is well coached,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “We learned that you have to come out ready to play for 40 minutes and that starts from the opening tip.”
Winthrop scored the first 10 points of the game to take the early lead, but the Dolphins were able to eventually tie the game with 10 minutes left in the second half.
After tying the game, the Eagles came down on the ensuing possession and a brief defensive lapse led to an open 3-pointer that gave Winthrop the lead for good.
JU’s defense forced a season-low 10 turnovers, with only two steals – by far the lowest total for the Dolphins this season. The Eagles took advantage of the Dolphins defense, hitting 44.2 percent from the floor.
Winthrop also became the first team to beat JU in the rebounding battle this season, holding a 44-39 edge.
One of the bright spots to come out of the loss was the play of junior forward Delwan Graham.
The Chipola Junior College transfer scored a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds for his best outing as a Dolphin. He hit 7-of-13 from the floor and four of his rebounds came on the offensive end.
Saint Louis comes into the game having lost two in a row to fall to 3-4 on the season, including an 84-47 loss at No. 1 Duke its last time out.
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