Men's hoops falls to hot-shooting Kennesaw State, 88-64

Jan. 16, 2006

Final Stats

KENNESAW, Ga. - Everyone with Kennesaw State was hot on Monday night against the Jacksonville men's basketball team.

So hot that the Owls hit 11 3-pointers, nine coming in the first half, as Kennesaw State knocked off Jacksonville, 88-64 in a key Atlantic Sun Conference game.

Five Owls (9-8, 7-1 A-Sun) scored in double figures led by Golden Ingle's 18 points and 14 assists, including four 3-pointers. Andre Morgan and Ronnell Wooten scored 14 points apiece.

The loss is the 12th straight for the Dolphins, tying the school record set by the 1982-83 team. That team was the foundation for JU's run to the NCAA Tournament in 1986.

"They shot the ball well tonight," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "I was disappointed in how we played defensively early. We outscored them in the second half, so hopefully we can build upon that this weekend."

Jacksonville (1-14, 1-7 A-Sun) got a career-high 17 points from Mario Brown. Brown hit 8-of-11 from the floor and pulled down a team-high five rebounds.

Antonio Cool added 12 for JU and Aubrey Conerly scored 10 while dishing out seven assists.

For the game, Kennesaw State hit 11-of-25 from behind the arc, going 9-of-15 in the first half. The Dolphins had no such luck from outside, going just 3-of-17.

Kennesaw State also held a firm edge on the glass, out rebounding JU 43-28, with 16 of the rebounds coming on the offensive end.

The league-leading Owls jumped out to an early 27-9 lead courtesy of Ingle's four 3-pointers just seven minutes into the game.

The Dolphins were never able to get back into the game as KSU pushed the lead to as much as 31 before the Dolphins scored the last four points of the half to trail 54-27 at the intermission.

The second half saw the Dolphins come out and cut the lead to 24 early in the half, but the Owls pushed the lead back to 34 before a 10-2 run in the final two minutes cut the final margin to 24.

The Dolphins are back in action again on Thursday against Gardner-Webb in the second half of a doubleheader with the JU women. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.