Men's Basketball To Take On UNC-Wilmington Monday Night

Nov. 23, 2003


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TV: Radio: Gospel 1400, The Light (Cole Pepper, play-by-play). The Dolphin Pregame Show begins at 6:45 p.m.

Last Game: JU won its 7th straight season opener, 88-47, over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. UNC Wilmington defeated Marshall, 65-56, on Friday night in Huntington, W.Va.

Series Record: UNCW leads 1-0 dating back to the first meeting Dec. 30, 2002.

Last Meeting: UNCW handed JU its worst loss at home in five years, 82-62; Dec. 30, 2002.

Up Next: JU plays Arkansas on Sat., Nov. 29, in Little Rock at Altell Arena. The game will be broadcast live by Fox Sports Southwest and on the Sunshine Network.


GRAND OPENING FOR QUAINTANCE...Freshman forward Haminn Quaintance had one of the best debuts in school history in the Dolphins' 88-47 win over Puerto Rico-Mayaguez. Quaintance nearly posted a triple-double with 15 points, 17 rebounds and 8 assists in 28 minutes of action. It was the best debut for a freshman since 1983, when Ronnie Murphy scored 19 points, grabbed 8 boards and handed out 4 assists in a 70-46 win over Eckerd.

DURHAM STANDS TEST OF TIME...With 605 career wins and more than 1,000 games coached, Hugh Durham has stood the test of time. And in the words of reknowned ESPN basketball analyst Dick Vitale, "...when you test time, that spells greatness. Hugh has consistently shown the ability to win." Durham ranks 3rd among active Division I coaches in games coached (1,005) and fourth among active coaches in seasons coached (35). He has also matched the longest tenure - seven years - of any basketball coach in JU history, and is just 11 wins shy of becoming the Dolphins' all-time winningest Division I coach.

DRIBBLES...The Dolphins enter the season the most inexperienced team in NCAA Division I (and school history) with just one senior, no returning starters and three reserves from last year's squad. JU returns less than 10 percent of its scoring and rebounding from a year ago and just 38 of a possible 200 minutes of playing time per game...The Dolphins improved to 7-0 in season openers under Hugh Durham...JU scored 55 points off the bench in the season opener, including 25 points in 22 minutes from junior guard Woury Diallo in his Dolphin debut.