SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011
JU wraps up home schedule against Mercer
The JU men’s basketball team wraps up its home schedule on Sunday when they host Mercer at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.
The Dolphins (18-8, 12-5 A-Sun) will see Ayron Hardy and Travis Cohn play the final home game of their careers, which has seen two A-Sun championships and four straight winning seasons.
Tipoff is set for 5:15 p.m., with the game being broadcast on 1010XL as Barry Milligan calls the final home JU basketball game of his legendary career as the Voice of the Dolphins.
“We appreciate everything Ayron and Travis have done for our program the last four years,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “The most important thing is that they will graduate this spring, which is what I’m the most proud of them for accomplishing.”
Hardy enters the game 19th on the all-time scoring list with 1,169 points, third all time in steals (206), fourth in career minutes (3,571) and 10th all time in blocks (110). A four-year starter, he and Cohn are tied for second on the school’s all-time games played list – with Sunday’s contest being the 121st of their careers.
Cohn is in the midst of his best season as a Dolphin, averaging 9.7 points per game thanks to having hit 27 3-pointers.
The duo from Alabama has combined to win 73 games during their career, along with two Atlantic Sun Conference championship and the Dolphins first postseason victory since 1974 last year against Arizona State in the first round of the NIT.
LAST CALL FOR THE VOICE: Sunday’s contest marks the final home broadcast for the “Voice of the Dolphins” Barry Milligan. In his 13th season calling JU games, Milligan has seen the Dolphins reach new heights – describing the Dolphins championships in football, basketball and baseball over the last five years. On Friday night, Milligan was honored with a bronze headset that will go in the JU Athletics Hall of Fame in recognition of all the former Voices of the Dolphins – including Mike Patrick, Jay Solomon, Milligan and Cole Pepper.