Bold City Bulletin, Dec. 5: Hoops Goes Down To The Wire

Bold City Bulletin, Dec. 5: Hoops Goes Down To The Wire

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- Both the Jacksonville men's and women's basketball teams kept things close this weekend, competing on the road in non-conference bouts.

The Bottom Line

Following a mid-week contest with Florida foe Bethune-Cookman, men's basketball traveled north to face the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky. Trailing by 16 with just over five minutes remaining in the second half, JU began an 18-2 run to force overtime with the game knotted at 59. Although the Dolphins would fall 70-65, junior Jace Hogan contributed his seventh-straight double-digit scoring effort, leading JU scorers with 20 points. The 'Phins have seen at least two double-digit point scorers in every game this season, including Thursday's 77-66 loss to the Wildcats, which saw freshman phenom JD Notae drop a career high 24 points.

The women's team began the week with a road test, outscoring Florida in the fourth quarter of a road battle, Tuesday. Senior Brandi Buie dropped a season-high 25 points, including 10 in the final stanza, while Naquaiyyah Teague and Jasmyn Brown also put up double-digits in the scoring column. The weekend saw the Dolphins compete in their second Alabama-based road trip of the season, doing battle with Troy and South Alabama. 39 minutes into a back-and-forth affair with the Trojans, Brown drilled a deep triple to give JU a one point lead with just over a second remaining. Troy would call a timeout to move the ball up, and connect a layup to grab a one point win. Competition stayed close at South Alabama, but this time, JU ended up on the positive side of the outcome. Brown, again, gave the Dolphins a last-second lead, this time with a layup with 3.3 seconds to secure a 60-58 win.

Fabulous 'Phins

Highlighting the top performers from the past week

Jace Hogan

Jasmyn Brown

18.5 PPG

17.7 PPG

11.0 Rebounds/game

56.3 3-point % (9-16)

Double-doubles in both games

Averaged 36.7 minutes/game

Now has 7 double-digit scoring games this season

ASUN Co-Player of the Week


Hogan Named NAPA Autocare Newcomer of the Month

After scoring at least 10 points in each of his first six games in a Dolphin uniform, Jacksonville University's Jace Hogan has been named the NAPA Autocare Newcomer of the Month for November. Hogan, a redshirt junior guard from Melbourne, Fla., is averaging 35.7 minutes, 19.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.8 assists, one steal, and one block per game in his first year as a Dolphin. He ranks second in the ASUN in scoring, second in rebounding, and 11th in the league in field goal percentage (51%). Perhaps his most impressive stat is that Hogan has scored at least 10 points in every game he's played so far in a Dolphin uniform. Following a week in which he disked out 18.8 points, 6/3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists in three games, he was named the ASUN Newcomer of the Week on Nov. 27. Hogan helped the Dolphins to finish 2-1 at the Wright State Thanksgiving Tournament, which concluded with a triple-overtime JU victory over Gardner-Webb, in which hogan scored a career-high 29 points.




This Week's Dolphin Minute


Travel inside the minds of men's basketball head coach Tony Jasick and women's leader Yolett McPhee-McCuin each week! Hear Jasick's pre and post game thoughts from each contest, and join Coach Yo for the No Ceilings Podcast each week, as she sits down with the "Voice of the Dolphins" Scott Manze.

Quote of the Week

"We have a lot of things that we need to work on and we're not perfect but the resiliency of this team. They chose to come out and compete today instead of feeling sorry for themselves after the heartbreaker on Friday, and that speaks a lot."- WBB Coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin, following the team's last-second victory over South Alabama, Sunday. 

On The Horizon

Men's basketball hosts Wisconsin-Milwaukee at the Historic Swisher Gym Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. The Dolphins will cap off a two-game home stand Saturday, Dec. 9, when they host Florida National at 6:00 p.m.

The women's squad returns home after a three-game road skid, playing host to Flagler College at the Historic Swisher Gym on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:00 p.m.

This Week's Calendar

This week's home basketball action is highlighted by Tuesday's "Battle of the Halls", Saturday's Silent Night Game, and Sunday's Duval County Day promotions. Check out the Jacksonville Athletics Pomotional Calendar for more information on each event. 

Tuesday Dec. 5

MBB V. Wisconsin-Milwaukee

7:00 p.m. Tickets

"Battle of the Halls" Residential life challenge; Fort Caroline Night

Saturday Dec. 9

MBB V. Florida National

6:00 p.m. Tickets

Silent Night Game; Exam Stress Relief (Free pizza & drinks for students, halftime yoga, students are encouraged to wear pajamas)

Sunday Dec. 10

WBB V. Flagler

2:00 p.m. Tickets

Duval County Day- All children 18 & under recieve free admission