Men's basketball wraps up January homestand

Jan. 20, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville men's basketball team wraps up its second whirlwind of four games in seven days this season on Saturday at home against Campbell at 3 p.m.

The game wraps up Jacksonville's home schedule in January as the Dolphins hit the road for the next three games. Of the 11 games the Dolphins will play in January, seven will have been away from the cozy confines of Swisher Gymnasium.

Add to that the brutal stretch of five straight road games in December and the Dolphins will have played just five of their last 17 games at home.

"It's always better to play at home," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "You're used to the gym because you play there every day and it gives you some confidence knowing that your fans will be there to cheer you on. You're able to stay in your daily routine, sleep in your own bed and you don't have to ride the bus anywhere."

The Dolphins have enjoyed a lot of success in the "Swish" over the years, sporting a 148-55 record all-time in the gym. The Dolphins have dominated over the past five years, going 49-19.

"We have some of the best fans in the Atlantic Sun Conference and they give us one of the best home-court advantages in the southeast," Warren said. "We're hoping for a big crowd on Saturday to help us get back on track."

JU vs. Campbell

When: Saturday, Jan. 21 (3 p.m.)

Where: Swisher Gymnasium

Records: JU (1-15, 1-8 A-Sun), Campbell (5-11, 4-5 A-Sun)

Series: Jacksonville leads 8-5

Radio: Live on ESPN 1460. Pregame show airs at 2:45 p.m.

TV: None

Web: Live audio on at 2:45 p.m.

Storylines: Jacksonville looks to snap its school-record 13-game losing streak. JU is looking to snap a four-game losing streak in Swisher Gymnasium. The Dolphins see the return of former assistant coach Bobby Kennen, now an assistant at Campbell.

JU Noteables: The Dolphins 13-game losing streak is the longest in school history. In the first 16 games of the season, the Dolphins have fallen behind by seven or more in the first 10 minutes in 14. The Dolphins wrap up their January home schedule against the Camels. The Dolphins will have played just four of 11 games at home during the month. Marcus Allen came off the bench with a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth double-double of his freshman campaign. Antonio Cool scored in double figures for the 11th straight game, but was held to just 12 points. Mario Brown scored 10 points and swatted a season-high four shots. Brown has now scored in double figures in three straight games.

Campbell Noteables: Junior guard Ledell Eackles is averaging 10.4 points and 6.4 assists in 8 conference games following an 11-assist, 1-turnover outing vs. FAU. Camel sophomore guard Reggie Bishop was named the Mid-Majority national "Baller of the Week" for Jan. 9-15 by Bishop hit 4-of-6 threes and scored a career-high 24 points in CU's 79-76 win at Gardner-Webb. Through nine league games this year, Campbell has already won more times (4) in A-Sun play than over the past two seasons combined (3).