TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2003
Dolphins Open A-Sun Play Against Defending Champs

Dec. 16, 2003

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

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Game #6
Jacksonville (3-2, 0-0 A-Sun) at Troy State (3-2, 1-0 A-Sun)
December 15, 2003; 8:00 p.m. (EST); Troy, Ala.
Trojan Arena (4,000)

GAME DAY QUICK FACTS...

Radio: Gospel 1400, The Light (Cole Pepper, play-by-play). The Dolphin Pregame Show begins at 7:45 p.m. EST.

Last Game: JU defeated Nova Southeastern, 72-51. Troy State defeated Stetson, 87-67.

Series Record: JU leads the all-time series, 7-5, dating back to 1957.

Last Meeting: Troy State defeated JU, 94-72; March 1, 2003 in Troy, Ala.

Up Next: JU plays at Savannah State on Dec. 22 at 7:00 p.m.; Troy State plays at Northwestern State on Dec. 20 at 3:00 p.m.

DOPLHIN NOTABLES...

  • QUAINTANCE PROVIDES ALL-AROUND EFFORT ... Freshman forward Haminn Quaintance continued his solid all-around play against Nova Southeastern with 13 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Quaintance, who is the first freshman to enter the season as a starter since Jeremy Livingston in 1991-92, leads the team in scoring with 13.2 points per game, while leading the team and ranking 2nd in the A-Sun with 9.2 rebounds per contest. He also leads the A-Sun and ranks 3rd in the country with 4.5 blocks per game, while ranking 5th in the league alongside teammate Aubrey Conerly with 4.0 assists per game.

  • HUGH'S DONE IT AGAIN ... Now in his his 36th season as a head coach, Hugh Durham is on the verge of making history again. Durham is just 9 wins shy of becoming the Dolphins' all-time winningest Division I coach with 89 victories (Rollie Rourke won 107 games from 1953-60, but JU was a junior college and NAIA program at the time). Bob Wenzel won 88 games from 1981-87. Durham has also matched the longest tenure - 7 years - of any coach in the 56-year history of JU basketball.

  • DRIBBLES ... The Dolphins lead the Atlantic Sun Conference in FG percentage (46.6%), 3-FG% defense (28.4%) and blocked shots (7.6/game), which also ranks 7th nationally...JU will play 12 games in 29 days starting January 3 against Belmont...Junior guard David Lee is 2nd in the A-Sun and 29th nationally in free throw shooting at 93.3% (14-15).....Sophomore guard Aubrey Conerly leads the A-Sun with a 3.33 assist/turnover ratio...Freshman center Ljubisa Vrcelj came off the bench to score a career-best 12 points and grab a career-best 9 rebounds in JU's 72-51 win over Nova Southeastern.