THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2012
Men’s hoops starts six-game road trip Friday
Senior Russell Powell
Senior Russell Powell
The JU men’s basketball team will kick off a six-game road trip against Miami Friday at 8:30 p.m., in Coral Gables, Fla.

Fans can watch the Miami game live on Fox Sports South or listen to it locally with Voice of the Dolphins Terry Norvelle on 1010XL/92.5 FM.

Along with the Miami contest, the Dolphins (1-1) will face Missouri State, Arkansas-Little Rock, Rider and UW-Milwaukee as part of the Hoops for Hope Classic next week. They will face South Carolina State Nov. 28 to round out the road swing.

“They have tremendous size and strength inside,” JU head coach Cliff Warren said. “Their guards all shoot it well from the three-point line and coach Jim Larranaga has been to the Final four. It will be a challenge to play on their home court but our players will be prepared.”

The Dolphins head into Friday’s matchup after downing Trinity Baptist College, 78-48, Tuesday night in the Veterans Memorial Arena.

Freshman Jarvis Haywood took advantage of his first career start with 16 points and nine rebounds to lead the Dolphins to their third straight home-opening win. Junior Keith McDougald recorded 12 points, while freshman Marcellous Bell had 11 points off the bench.

Freshman Kordario Fleming tallied his first double-double at 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Dolphins who shot 50.8 (31-61) from the floor for the game.

The Hurricanes (1-1) will play their third straight A-Sun opponent to start the season after splitting contests against Stetson and Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles beat the Hurricanes, 63-51 Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. Miami finished the contest with a 29.1 field-goal percentage (16-55).

In the all-time series, Miami holds a 26-5 lead over the Dolphins dating back to the series beginning in 1957. The Hurricanes have won the last three contests, including an 89-77 decision at home Nov. 12, 2010. JU’s last win against Miami was in 1971 and the last victory against an ACC opponent was over Maryland at home, 71-70, in 1990.

Fans can follow the action through the live links on JUDolphins.com.