Men's basketball heads to the nation's capital this weekend

Dec. 6, 2007


Game Notes It's been a wild, pressure packed week for the JU men's basketball team as the four games in eight days trek ends this weekend with two games in the nation's capital.

JU opens its two-game trip to Washington D.C. on Friday at American with tipoff at 7:30 p.m. The Dolphins wrap up the trip with the toughest test of the season - a matchup with No. 5 Georgetown on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Both games will be broadcast on the radio at 1010XL, with Barry Milligan calling the action with the Bono's pregame show starting 30 minutes before tipoff.

Despite a recent four-game losing streak, the Dolphins have showed signs of improvement over the past two games.

Against Florida, JU had five players score in double figures with outside shooters Andre McMillan and Evan Jefferson snapping out of their slumps. Jefferson had 13 points off the bench, going 2-for-2 from 3-point land, while McMillan had 10 points, hitting 2-of-5 from beyond the arc.

"They have taken a lot of good shots and it was good to see them knock some down to get their confidence back," said JU head coach Cliff Warren.

The Florida game also saw JU put up more than 70 points for the first time in three games. The Dolphins shot the ball well in the second half, going 12-of-24 from the floor (50 percent), marking just the second time this season that JU has hit more than 50 percent of its shots in a half.

Friday's contest will also be televised on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network with Dave Feldman and Kevin Greevey calling the action.