THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2004
Dolphins Start Road Swing With Tennessee Tech On Sunday

Dec. 16, 2004

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

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Jacksonville (4-2) at Tennessee Tech (3-4)

Sunday, December 19 - 4:30 p.m. - Cookeville, Tenn.

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GAME DAY QUICK FACTS

Radio: The Winner, AM 970 WNNR (Jeff Lloyd, play-by-play).The Dolphin Pregame Show begins at 4:15 p.m.

Last Game: JU defeated Savannah State 84-62, Sat., Dec. 11 at Swisher Gymnasium. Tennessee Tech lost at East Tennessee State, 65-54 on Dec. Fri., Dec. 10.

Series Record: JU leads, 4-1, dating back to the first meeting, Dec. 15, 1961.

Last Meeting: JU defeated the Golden Eagles, 71-67, on Dec. 29, 2003, at Swisher Gymnasium.

Up Next: JU plays at Florida State on Tues., Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. live on the Sunshine Network. Tennessee Tech plays at Miami (Fla.) on Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

DOLPHIN NOTABLES

  • KIMBROUGH TAKING CHARGE... Junior point guard Jesse Kimbrough has taken charge as the Dolphins' floor leader the last 4 games. Kimbrough is averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 assists in the last 4 contests, including a career-best 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists vs. Savannah State last time out. He had quite a challenge in his first start for the Dolphins having to face All-SEC point guard Anthony Roberson of 22nd-ranked Florida. After settling down, Kimbrough emerged with 10 points, 2 rebounds, an assist and a steal in 25 minutes of action. Kimbrough turned the ball over just once against the Gators' constant full-court press and helped force Roberson and back-up point guard Taurean Green into a combined 5 turnovers. For the season, Kimbrough ranks 9th in the A-Sun with 3.5 assists per game, while ranking 10th in the league in field goal percentage (.500).

  • JU OFF TO FAST START ... At 4-2, the Dolphins are off to their best start since the 2001-02 season when JU went 5-1 to open the campaign and then was 6-2 before suffering back-to-back losses. The Dolphins have won 4 of the last 5 games following a season-opening loss to No. 22 Florida.

  • DRIBBLES ... JU leads the A-Sun in FG Pct. (.497), 3-point FG Pct. (.408) and blocks (5.3 bpg)...The Dolphins have 52 steals in 6 games, 14 more than they did last year through 6 games...Haminn Quaintance has 95 career blocks in just 32 games...The Dolphins are averaging 16.7 assists in the last 3 games...JU has hit at least 5 three-pointers in all 6 games this year...Joey Robinson is averaging 10.5 points and 3.0 steals in the last 2 games, despite playing just 20.0 minutes per contest.