Dolphins' Comeback Falls Short In 81-75 Overtime Loss To Georgia State

Feb. 2, 2002

Final Stats

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Behind a jump-start off the bench from junior forward Calvin Warner (Jacksonville, Fla.), who finished with a game-high 23 points and seven rebounds, Jacksonville fought back from an 11-point second-half deficit to send the game into overtime, but Georgia State held on in the extra frame to come away with an 81-75 road victory in Atlantic Sun Conference play Saturday at Swisher Gymnasium.

Senior center Ali Kaba (Sanniquelle, Liberia) contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds, his first double-double of the season, while junior guard Travis Robinson (Gastonia, N.C.) scored 13 points. Junior point guard Kevin Sheppard (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) dished out eight assists without a turnover, but scored nine points on only 2-of-12 shooting and missing all nine from behind the arc.

JU (15-8, 9-5 A-Sun) shot 38.0 percent (27-of-71) from the field and made only 3-of-30 three-pointers, all by Robinson. The Dolphins also made 18-of-27 from the free-throw line and committed a season-low 12 turnovers. Georgia State (13-8, 9-5) was hot from the floor, shooting 50.0 percent (30-of-60). The Panthers made 3-of-8 from long range and knocked down 18-of-23 from the charity stripe. JU won the battle on the boards, 43-40, including 20 on the offensive glass.

Georgia State led by as many as 11 with 19:38 left in the game and held a 62-53 advantage with 10:01 remaining, but JU put together a 9-0 run to tie the game at 62 with 4:59 left. The game was tied three times in the final five minutes and there were two lead changes. The Panthers led, 69-67, with 1:08 to go, but junior guard James Daniels (Port St. Joe, Fla.) hit an off-balanced baseline jumper with 53 seconds left to tie the game. The Dolphins made a stop on defense, but Warner's three-pointer before the buzzer rattled off the rim.

Thomas Terrell paced five Panthers in double figures with 22 points and seven rebounds. Lamont McIntosh added 15 points, "Bam" Campbell had 13, Nate Williams had 11 points and seven boards and Donnie Davis chipped in 10 points.

The Dolphins return to action when they host Campbell on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Swisher Gymnasium.