SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2011
Monday Night Hoops: JU hits the road to face Bethune-Cookman
With its first win of the season in the books, the Jacksonville University men’s basketball team looks to build some momentum when it hits the road on Monday night to face Bethune-Cookman.
Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. in Daytona Beach, Fla., with the game being broadcast on 1010XL with Terry Norvell calling the game starting with the Bono’s Barbecue Pregame Show at 6:45 p.m.
Jacksonville (1-2) had its most balanced scoring night of the season thus far, with four players in double figures and six players with at least six points each.
“We talk about it all the time that we need everyone playing at a high level for us to be successful,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “Our bench was very engaged and everyone on the team made a contribution.”
The game begins a five-game road trip for JU that includes trips to Florida, Marquette, Furman and the Atlantic Sun Conference against UNF.
One of the major signals of improvement in the early season has been the increased scoring from sophomore guard Aloys Cabell.
Last season, Cabell scored just over 100 points in 32 games. This season, he’s got 39 points in the first two games, including a career-best 22 off the bench at Savannah State. He followed that up with a team-high 17 points against Samford, hitting 4-of-4 from behind the arc and 6-of-10 from the floor in only 26 minutes of action.
HOT SHOOTING NIGHT
After getting off to slow starts in the first two games, the Dolphins got some confidence early and kept it rolling throughout the first half.
JU shot 53.6 percent from the floor in the opening half, including 6-of-11 from behind the arc, en route to a 42-25 lead at the break. For the game, JU hit 50 percent of its shots from the floor and was 9-of-19 from 3-point land.
The nine 3-pointers were the most by the Dolphins since hitting nine against UCF back on Dec. 30, 2009.
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