Men's Basketball Pounds Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, 85-43

Dec 22, 2001

Final Stats

AP Sports Writer

CAROLINA, Puerto Rico (AP) - Travis Robinson scored all 11 of his points in a 16-0 first-half run, and Jacksonville beat Puerto Rico-Mayaguez 85-43 Saturday for seventh place in the Carolina Shootout.

Robinson had consecutive 3-pointers to start the run that stretched the lead by the Dolphins (7-4) to 32-12 with 6:23 left in the first half. Robinson also had another 3-pointer and a layup.

Mayaguez (0-13) is a third-year program that has never won a game.

After leading Coppin State in the final minute Friday before losing 57-56, Mayaguez had a 10-6 lead against Jacksonville when Luis Hilerio hit a 3-pointer with 14:40 left in the first half.

But the Dolphins scored five straight points - on Kevin Sheppard's 3-pointer and Antwan Robertson's layup - and never trailed again. Jacksonville led 48-19 at halftime.

Calvin Warner had 15 points to lead Jacksonville, while Sheppard and Robertson had 10 points each. The Dolphins had a season-high 14 assists by halftime and finished with 18.

Fernando Gutman had 11 points, and was the only player in double figures for Mayaguez, which shot just 32 percent (15-of-47). The tournament host lost 97-58 to Baylor in the opening round Thursday.

The victory matched the biggest win of the season for Jacksonville, which also beat Savannah State by 42 points - 91-49 on Dec. 8.