FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
Dolphins start Peach State road trip at Kennesaw State
With renewed confidence, the Jacksonville men’s basketball team returns to the road when they start a two-game swing through Georgia against Kennesaw State on Saturday night.
The Dolphins (3-15, 1-6 A-Sun) snapped a 13-game losing streak on Monday with a 77-74 overtime win against USC Upstate. JU had five players score in double figures for the first time this season, with Tevin Galvin scoring a career-high tying 15 points.
“We are continuing to make progress each day and each game,” said JU head coach Cliff Warren. “Any time you go on the road, you know you have to play your best.”
JU broke several trends that were pivotal during the losing streak in the win over Upstate.
The Dolphins held the lead at halftime for just the third time this season. Jacksonville shot more free throws than its opponent and made more, while also controlling the glass – holding a nine-rebound advantage.
Topping it off, the Dolphins had two players finish with a double-double for the first time since 2007. Glenn Powell had 14 points and 10 rebounds in 25 minutes before fouling out while Delwan Graham had 10 points and 11 rebounds, with 10 of those coming on the offensive end.