MONDAY, DECEMBER 05, 2005
Men's basketball falls in double overtime to FAU
Dec. 5, 2005
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Everyone on the Jacksonville men's basketball team was involved in a key way on Sunday.
All 11 players that dressed for the Dolphins saw significant playing time as Florida Atlantic outlasted Jacksonville, 107-104, in double overtime in a foul-plagued contest.
The Dolphins (1-3, 1-1 A-Sun) got a career-high 30 points from Aubrey Conerly, with 10 of that coming in the two overtimes. Jacksonville had six players foul out while committing 41 fouls, sending FAU to the free throw line 52 times.
Joining Conerly in double figures was Antonio Cool with 22, Jesse Kimbrough with 13 before fouling out in the first overtime, and Marcus Allen with 12 points, all coming in the second half before fouling out as well.
Florida Atlantic (2-2, 2-0 A-Sun) had five players in double figures, led by DeAndre Rice's 29. Rodney Webb added 25 points and 10 rebounds while Paul Graham had 20.
"We got a great effort out of our kids tonight and that is all I can ask," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "We didn't play well the first 10 minutes, but we came back and had our chances to win."
The Dolphins trailed 20-9 early, but with a 14-4 run to end the half, Jacksonville went into the locker room with a 38-37 lead.
FAU rallied to retake the lead and extended it to 10 with 8:29 left in regulation. The Dolphins came back with one more rally, going on a 18-3 run to take an 81-76 lead with 3:50 left in the game.
Jacksonville had a chance to seal the game late but FAU got a couple of key stops over the final two minutes to send the game into overtime tied at 83 after Rice's jumper with 45 second left.
Entering the first overtime, JU already had three players that had fouled out and got two more in the first overtime. The Dolphins once again had a chance to win late, but Brent Crews' jumper with five seconds sent the game into the second overtime tied at 93.
Down to just five players - three seniors, a junior and a freshman - the Dolphins fought throughout the second overtime. FAU opened the lead to four early, but JU got a stop late and had two shots to tie but they both rimmed out and the Owls held on for the three-point win.
Jacksonville returns to the court next Sunday at Coastal Carolina. Tipoff is at 5 p.m.
NOTES: The Dolphins had won their last three overtimes games and had won the last four trips to the FAU Gymnasium. Conerly's previous career high in scoring was 17. Matthew Kampfe scored seven points, setting a new career high in scoring as well. The loss also ends JU's 24-game winning streak when scoring more than 80 points in a game. JU got off to a slow start for the fourth straight game, falling behind 20-9 midway through the first half.
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