MONDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2000
Dolphins Cruise in 96-46 win over Savannah State In Men's Hoops
Nov. 27, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Five Dolphins scored in double figures, led by a career-high 17 points and seven rebounds from sophomore Antwan Robertson, as JU recorded its largest margin victory in nearly 30 years in a 96-46 win over Savannah State at Swisher Gymnasium Monday night. The 50-point margin of victory is the largest for JU since a 120-65 win over South Alabama on January 17, 1972. The Dolphins improve to 3-0 on the season, their best start since the 1994-95 season when JU opened 4-0.
Senior guard Brandon Williams scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds in 24 minutes, while sophomore guard Toby Frazier added 16 points, four assists and four steals. Kevin Sheppard also scored 16 points, while senior center Kris Hunter scored in double figures for the third straight game pouring in 10 points while grabbing five rebounds and blocking six shots.
Eleven different Dolphins scored on the night as JU scored over 80 points for the third straight game. JU is averaging 88.0 points per game on the season. The Dolphins forced 23 turnovers and out-rebounded the Tigers 48-34, while limiting Savannah State to just 25 percent (17-59) shooting from the field.
Jacksonville jumped out to a 14-2 lead and never looked back cruising to a 47-17 advantage at the half. The Dolphins steadily extended the margin in the second half, taking a 71-30 lead with 8:20 to play. Three treys by Sheppard and two dunks by Robertson down the stretch gave JU its largest margin of victory since the 1971-72 season.
The Dolphins are back in action on Wednesday, Nov. 29 against Florida Tech at 7:30 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.
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