Jacksonville (6-8; 1-0) eyes a 2-0 start in the Atlantic Sun as Lipscomb (5-7; 0-1) pays a visit to Veterans Memorial Arena on Wednesday night.
The Dolphins are coming off a 53-51 win over Northern Kentucky on Monday. Senior guard Russell Powell scored four of his team high 10 points in the final 22 seconds, including a pair of go-ahead free throws with 1.8 seconds left to secure the victory. One of only two JU players to have started every game this season, Powell ranks third in the A-Sun with 3.7 assists per game and second with a 1.7:1 assist:turnover ratio.
JU leading scorer, Jarvis Haywood (10.8 ppg), had his best all around game of the season against NKU. The freshman guard handed out a career best five assists, while equaling a career high with nine rebounds for the second time in the last three games. Haywood also totaled eight points and a block in 30 of minutes while giving JU a +12 advantage in points scored when he was on the court.
Lipscomb is coming of an 84-70 loss at North Florida on Monday, despite an 18-point, 13 rebound effort from 6’4” sophomore forward Martin Smith. Smith leads the Bison with 12.7 ppg.
- Jacksonville leads the all-time series 11-9
- Lipscomb won both meetings last season
- JU is 7-2 at home in the series, including a 4-1 mark at VMA
- Fans can hear the Voice of the Dolphins, Terry Norvelle locally on 1010XL
JU travels south for a two game road swing at FGCU on Saturday and at Stetson on Monday.
JU AT A GLANCE
Head Coach Cliff Warren is one win shy of matching Rollie Rourke (1953-60) for the most wins by a JU coach at 107
JU has started out 2-0 in the A-Sun four times (2001, 2008, 2009, 2011), including three in the last five years under Warren
JU leads the A-Sun in blocks averaging 3.9 per game
The Dolphins are also tops in the league forcing an average of 16.9 turnovers per game which have led to 16.6 points per game for JU
Glenn Powell ranks second in the A-Sun with 4.9 defensive rebounds per game
The Dolphins has a combined +18 margin in rebounding in their last two wins