TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012
Men's hoops loses to Wofford, 94-52
A 20-point first half from Karl Cochran helped Wofford defeat the JU’s men’s basketball team, 94-52, Tuesday night at the Veterans Memorial Arena.
Cochran finished with a game-high 29 points for the Terriers (5-6), who made 13 of 25 attempts from beyond the arc. Spencer Collins added 17 points, while Lee Skinner finished with 13 points to help the cause.
“We have to play better,” JU head coach Cliff Warren said. “We didn’t do a lot of things well tonight. I told our guys we have to turn the page and refocus for our next game Saturday against Furman.”
The Terriers held the Dolphins (4-7) to a 38.0 field goal percentage (19-50) and only two three-pointers for the contest. Wofford finished with a 55.7 percentage (34-61) from the floor, while also having 36 points in the paint and scoring 21 off of 16 JU turnovers.
In the first half, the Dolphins took a 16-13 lead with 11 minutes left on a jumper for junior Dylan Fritsch. Wofford countered with an 18-6 run, capped Collins three-pointer, to take a 31-22 advantage (7:29). Cochran stretched the lead to 15, 47-27, on a three-pointer at 2:39. The Dolphins cut the deficit to 47-34 at halftime on free throws from freshman Marcellous Bell.
Junior Javon Dawson led the Dolphins offense with 11 points. Fritsch and freshman Jarvis Haywood each finished with seven points in the loss.
The Terriers outscored the Dolphins, 20-7, in the first 10 minutes off the second half to take a commanding 69-41 advantage. Wofford took its largest lead of the game in the final two minutes on a dunk from Justin Gordon.
The Dolphins look to bounce back Saturday against Furman at 3 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Arena. Fans can follow the action through the live links at JUDolphins.com.