Dolphins Put Three in Double Figures in Loss to #22 Indiana

Dolphins Put Three in Double Figures in Loss to #22 Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Jacksonville University men's basketball team (7-7), had its hands full with No. 22 Indiana (11-2) inside Assembly Hall on Saturday night. The Dolphins got out of the gates hot, but the Hoosiers held off the run to pick up the victory, 94-64.

Jalyn Hinton picked up the second double-double of his career, first of the season on 10 points, 12 rebounds while Jace Hogan led the scoring effort with 17. He rests just eight points shy of reaching 1,000 for his career. JD Notae canned 15 points off the pine and pulled down eight rebounds to go with four assists. As a team, JU shot 34.4 percent from the floor against a fiery 58.6 percent from IU.

Jacksonville jumped out to a 4-0 lead in this one but trailed 9-6 by the 15:23 mark before embarking on an 8-0 run to take the lead back, 14-9. JD Notae and Tyreese Davis both canned three balls to spark the run and Jace Hogan capped it with a driving lay-in. That would be JU's largest lead in this one, as IU responded with a 9-0 run of its own and never looked back.

The Dolphins did their best to keep things tight, but the Hoosiers worked the lane, scoring 22 points in the paint the first half against 10 for JU; normally a strength. The Hoosiers also shot 58.3 percent in that opening frame against just 33.3 percent for the Dolphins. Notae led the effort off the bench in the first, dropping in nine, while Hogan and Davis each added seven.

In the second half, the Dolphins fought but the nationally ranked Hoosiers kept them at bay, not allowing any big runs to cut into the deficit. JU did most of its damage in the second from the charity stripe where it knocked down 8 of 16 tries. The team scored 10 points over the final 1:42 but couldn't cut in to the Indiana lead.

The non-conference slate is set to conclude on Sunday, Dec. 30, at home when the Dolphins complete their season series with Presbyterian. Jacksonville already defeated the Blue Hose earlier this season in Clinton, S.C., 94-88. That game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. Beyond that, JU will get ASUN play started when defending league champion, Lipscomb, visits Swisher Gymnasium on Jan. 5.