Dolphins Run Past Stetson, Earn 1,000th Win in Program History

Dolphins Run Past Stetson, Earn 1,000th Win in Program History


– The Jacksonville University men's basketball team (10-13, 3-5 ASUN) earned the 1,000th win in program history on Wednesday night when it rolled past longtime rival Stetson (4-19, 0-8 ASUN) in the 88th meeting in the series, 72-57.

JD Notae contributed another monster double-double, his third of the season and fifth of his career, 16 points and 14 rebounds to go with two assists and a block. David Bell (11 points, 9 rebounds, 4 blocks) and Jalyn Hinton (12 points, 2 blocks) joined Notae in double figures. Hinton's pair of blocks gives him 50 for the season, making him one of just 15 players in the country to reach that number so far.

It was a staff-stuffing night for the contributing cast as well. Aamahne Santos had one of his more efficient contests of the season, dropping in eight points to go with six assists and three rebounds. Jace Hogan added in eight points and seven assists while Tyreese Davis canned seven points, pulled down six boards and handed out three assists with a steal. DeAnthony McCallum came up with five points and Bryce Workman continued to give strong minutes off the pine with two points and four boards.

As a team, the Dolphins shot 42.9 percent from the floor and made seven triples while dominating on the boards (49-25) and in the paint (28-12). The seven blocks for the Dolphins are the most as a team since they also blocked seven at home against Lipscomb to begin conference play.

Trailing by one with 14:07 left to play in the first half, Workman made a free throw that kicked off a 10-0 run that gave Jacksonville its first dose of control on the game. After a long stretch of back-and-forth the Dolphins closed the half on a 7-0 run, capped by four-straight from Bell to take a 37-24 advantage into the break.

Stetson came out hot to start the second half as the Dolphins searched for a way to separate. That moment came at the 10:08 mark when Santos drove for an easy lay-in before Notae canned a triple to move ahead by 18. The Dolphin offense settled in and scored with the Hatters the rest of the way. JU never allowed Stetson inside of a 13-point lead and it settled for a 15-point victory in the end.

Up next for Jacksonville is a long trip south to the gulf side to check in on Florida Gulf Coast University (8-15, 3-5 ASUN). That game is set to tip at Alico Arena on Saturday night at 7 p.m.