Men's Basketball Downs Florida Atlantic, 71-55

Jan. 27, 2001

Box Score

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Shawn Platts scored 20 points and Kevin Sheppard and Kris Hunter each added 16 to lead Jacksonville to a 71-55 win over Florida Atlantic Saturday night.

Platts and Sheppard combined for 24 of the Dolphins' 38 second-half points. The two guards helped Jacksonville increase its 33-19 halftime lead to 20 points midway through the second half.

Florida Atlantic (5-16, 4-6) scored eight straight points to pull within 12 at 48-36, but Platts and Sheppard responded with 3-point baskets to hike the lead to 17 and secure Jacksonville's third straight win after three consecutive losses.

Jacksonville (13-6, 6-4) connected on a season best of 24 of 26 free throws (92.3).

Robert Williams scored 12 points and grabbed a game high 10 rebounds in a reserve role for Florida Atlantic.