SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 07, 2004
Basketball Downs Campbell, 79-76
Feb. 7, 2004
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Junior guard David Lee (Columbus, Ga.) scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as JU won for the fifth time in the last six games, 79-76, over Campbell Saturday night in Atlantic Sun action at Swisher Gymnasium. The win moves JU into seventh place in the A-Sun as the Dolphins improve to 11-11 overall, 6-9 in league play with their fourth straight home win. It was also head coach Hugh Durham's 88th win at JU, moving him into a tie for first all-time among Division I coaches at the school alongside Bob Wenzel (1981-87). Durham is one win shy of becoming the first coach in NCAA history to be the all-time winningest coach at three Division I schools (Florida State, Georgia).
Senior forward Nolan McBride (Hartford, Conn.) added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists, while Jure Lozancic (Omis, Croatia) had 12 points and seven boards. Freshman Haminn Quaintance (Sarasota, Fla.) added nine points, six rebounds and four of the Dolphins' 10 blocks. The game featured 56 fouls and 70 foul shots. JU hit 25-of-36 from the line, including 13-19 in the second half.
JU led by as much as eight on two occasions in the second half, but couldn't pull away as the lead fluctuated between 3-and-7 points the final 11:24. Lozancic's dunk with 1:58 to play gave the Dolphins a 75-68 advantage. After Anthony Atkinson hit a couple of free throws to bring Campbell (2-20, 2-13 A-Sun) within five, JU missed four straight free throws before Lee hit a pair to give the Dolphins a 77-70 lead with 11 seconds remaining. Atkinson hit a deep three to pull the Camels within four, but Lozancic hit two free throws for a 6-point lead with six seconds left. Dominique Klein hit a three with two seconds remaining for the final three-point margin.
The Dolphins led 34-26 with 5:08 to play in the first half, despite being saddled with foul trouble. Campbell, who has lost 29 straight road games dating back to the 2001-02 season, went on a 10-2 run to end the half and tie the score at 36. Klein led the Camels with 15 points and 12 rebounds. JU limited Campbell to just 4-of-15 shooting from outside the arc.
JU returns to action on Thursday at UCF at 7:30 p.m. in Orlando. The game will air live on ESPN 1460 with The Dolphin Pregame Show beginning at 6:45 p.m.
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