WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2000
Dolphins Keep Rolling with 95-44 Win Over Florida Tech
Nov. 29, 2000
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior forward Ali Kaba (Sanniquelle, Liberia) scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed career-best 16 rebounds as JU hit its first nine shots and cruised to a 95-44 win over Florida Tech Wednesday night at Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins, who improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 1994-95 season, have scored 191 points in the last two games and recorded their most lopsided win since a 120-65 drubbing of South Alabama on Jan. 17, 1972. JU beat Savannah State, 96-46, on Monday night. The Dolphins have not been 5-0 since the 1979-80 season when JU went 10-0 to start the year.
Five Dolphins scored in double figures and 11 JU players scored overall as the Dolphins jumped out to a 54-13 halftime advantage. Kris Hunter (Tallahassee, Fla.) added 14 points, nine boards and four blocks, while Shawn Platts (Jacksonville, Fla.) and Brandon Williams (Pomona, Calif.) scored 12 a piece. Antwan Robertson (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) scored in double figures for the second straight game with 10 points, while grabbing a career-high nine rebounds and blocking a career-best three shots. JU out-rebounded the Panthers 56-29 and limited them to 29 percent shooting from the field. Jacksonville is averaging 89.8 points per game while allowing only 59.2 points per contest through four games.
The Dolphins jumped out to a 19-4 lead in the first 4:58 and then extended the lead to 32-6 over the next 3:38 as five different players scored for JU. At the 14:03 mark of the second half, the Dolphins led 71-20, but Florida Tech played JU even the rest of the way, 24-24. Greg Barnes paced the Panthers with 12 points, while Steve Morgan added 11 points and four boards.
JU opens TAAC play at Jacksonville State on Saturday at 8 p.m., before returning home to face conference-foe Troy State on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Swisher Gym.
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