Lights, camera, action...JU vs. Mercer

Feb. 16, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville men's basketball returns home to start a three-game homestand on Friday night against Mercer.

The Dolphins (1-23, 1-15 A-Sun) look to snap their 21-game losing streak under the glare of Comcast Sports Southeast broadcast in the Atlantic Sun Conference "Game of the Week" at 7:30 p.m.

It will be the sixth time this season the Dolphins have appeared on television and the third time this season at home.

"It's always exciting to have your game televised and it brings out the best in both teams," said JU head coach Cliff Warren. "It's also a great opportunity for fans across the southeast to see Jacksonville University and get familiar with our program."

JU vs. Mercer

When: Friday, Feb. 17 (7:30 p.m.)

Where: Swisher Gymnasium

Records: JU (1-23, 1-15 A-Sun), Mercer (7-16, 5-11 A-Sun)

Series: Jacksonville leads 23-13

Radio: Live on ESPN 1460. Pregame show airs at 7:15 p.m.

TV: Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS)

Web: Live audio on at 7:15 p.m.

Storylines: Jacksonville looks to snap its school-record 21-game losing streak. JU looks to snap its seven-game losing streak at home, a school record.

JU Noteables: Antonio Cool saw his streak of consecutive game in double figures scoring snapped at 17 against Belmont. Cool has scored in double figures in 21times this season. Aubrey Conerly has led JU in scoring in each of the last two games, racking up 19 points in each contest. He also has dished out at least five assists in each of the last three games, giving him a total of 145 on the season, the eighth best single-season in school history. Evan Jefferson contiues his steady play, scoring 13 points against Lipscomb. Jefferson has now scored in double figures four times in the last five games.

Mercer Noteables: Mercer wraps up its road schedule with a two-game swing through the city of Jacksonville, Fla., tonight and Sunday afternoon. The Bears open up the trip by squaring off against Jacksonville University in a game broadcast by CSS television, then traveling to league-newcomer North Florida for a Sunday afternoon matchup. The Bears have won four in a row, and seven of the last eight contests with Jacksonville. Mercer has won two of the last four games at Jacksonville.