Game 22: Jacksonville University (13-8, 1-3 ASUN) vs Kennesaw State University (7-13, 1-3 ASUN)
Jacksonville, Fla. – Historic Swisher Gym – Saturday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
Video: ESPN 3
Broadcasters: Scott Manze (Play-by-Play), Artis Gilmore (Color)
Audio: mixlr.com/judolphins, Mixlr App
Broadcasters: Scott Bacon (Play-by-Play), Vince Martin (Color)
Series Record: JU leads 15-7
Last Meeting: February 13, 2016: At Kennesaw, Kennesaw won 90-69
Record at Jacksonville: Jacksonville leads 9-2
Record at Kennesaw: Jacksonville leads 6-5
Record at Neutral Site: N/A
Record in OT: Jacksonville leads 1-0
Coach Jasick vs. Kennesaw: 1-3
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville University (13-8, 1-3 ASUN) continues its three-game home stand Saturday at 7 p.m. against Kennesaw State University (7-13, 1-3 ASUN). The Dolphins are 9-2 all-time in the Historic Swisher Gym against the Owls, including an 83-70 victory last season. The game will also be JU's Salute to Service night. All active-duty military, veterans, and retirees will receive free admittance to the game.
Recapping the Last Game
Sixty-five fouls and 86 free throws between Jacksonville University and Lipscomb University (11-10, 3-1 ASUN) contributed to a chippy, halting game at Historic Swisher Gym on Thursday. The Bisons defeated the Dolphins 112-95. Darien Fernandez, who leads the ASUN in steals per game, had a career-best 36 points on 10-19 shooting with seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals. His previous career-best of 31 points also came against Lipscomb last season in the first round of the ASUN playoffs.
Recapping the Last Matchup Against Kennesaw State – February 13, 2016 – At Kennesaw State
The Dolphins allowed an 11-4 run and a 15-8 run to the Owls in the first half, and trailed by 10, 44-33, at the half. Jacksonville started the second half well, shrinking the margin down to just six points, 52-46, with 15 minutes remaining. But another big Kennesaw run, this time 10-4, kept the Dolphins at arms-reach for the remainder of the game. The Owls defeated the Dolphins 90-69 in Kennesaw, Ga.
Scouting the Opposition – Kennesaw State
Kennesaw State is 7-13 this season and 1-3 in ASUN play after a heartbreaking, last-second loss to North Florida on Thursday. The Ospreys' Dallas Moore hit a buzzer beater to give UNF an 86-84 victory over Kennesaw. Al Skinner is in his second season with the Owls and his 24th season as a head coach. The veteran has 403 wins in his lifetime, but is just 18-33 (8-10 ASUN) so far in his time with the Owls. Kendrick Ray is a prolific scorer, averaging 22.0 ppg, and Aubrey Williams is averaging a double-double of 13.8 points and 12.5 rebounds per game.
Parking is available day of game on a first-come, first-served basis, and will be free for the rest of the season. Individuals without parking passes, who enter the campus via Alumni Dr., River Rd., Dolphin Dr. or Green St., will be directed to parking lots A, B and C near the University Blvd. entrance.
All are required to have a ticket, credential, or be on a pass list to gain admission to the game. Tickets can be purchased in advance at JUTickets.com, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Reserved - $15
General Admission - $10
Children / Senior Citizens - $5
Military - Free
- Fernandez and Holder are one of three ASUN duos to average at least 32 points per game. They join Lipscomb's Garrison Mathews & Rob Marberry and Stetson's Derick Newton & Divine Myles.
- Fernandez is currently atop the ASUN in steals per game and total steals. If the senior finishes the 2016-17 season as the leader, he'll be the first player since the 2002-03 season to lead the league in steals in back-to-back seasons. He led the ASUN in steals last season with 1.7 spg.
- Seven different Dolphins have led Jacksonville in scoring this season, with Holder leading the team on 11 occasions. Six players for JU are averaging at least 9.0 ppg this season with Holder sitting at 17.3 ppg.