JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville University women's basketball team continues its nonconference schedule this week with a two-game road swing at Alabama and Nicholls State.
Game time versus the Crimson Tide is set for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday while Saturday's tip at NSU will be 2 p.m.
JU's Last Outing
In the last two seasons, the Dolphins have lost just two games at Historic Swisher Gymnasium. The visiting Iona Gaels (0-2) made things interesting in the Dolphins' home-opener with a three-point gap in the final minute, but Jacksonville (1-1) held on in the end, winning by a score of 71-62.
Naqaiyyah Teague earned her first career Dolphin start and finished the game with a team-high 16 points with six rebounds. She was joined in double figures by Jasmyn Brown (13) and Shakayla Nevitt (10).
- The Dolphins led by 22 in the third quarter (6:20)
- Jacksonville outrebounded the Gaels, 27-12, at the half
- Jacksonville committed 16 turnovers in the second half, and Iona scored 22 points off the miscues
- The Dolphins improved their record to 29-2 at Historic Swisher Gym, dating back to the 2015-16 season
Scouting the Opposition – Alabama
The Crimson Tide are 2-0 on the year, after defeating Alabama A&M, 90-32, and Utah, 65-60. Both games occurred inside Coleman Coliseum.
Four players are averaging double-digits in points with Hannah Cook and Meoshonti Knight leading the way with 14.0 and 13.5 PPG, respectively. Ariyah Copeland has a team-high eight rebounds per game.
Jacksonville visited Tuscaloosa for the first time in program history during its 2013-14 season - head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin's first year with the team - and fell, 75-62.
'Phin Fact: Assistant Coach Stephanie Edwards recorded six points, six assists and three rebounds in the game.
Scouting the Opposition – Nicholls State
Nicholls State welcomes Division II Spring Hill College to its gym Tuesday, before taking on the Dolphins.
The Colonels opened their season at Southern Methodist, and dropped the decision, 68-61. Cassidy Barrios guided the team with 18 points and a career-high 16 rebounds.
Last year's JU Thanksgiving Classic (Nov. 25) saw Nicholls State and the Dolphins meet for the first time.
Behind 33 points and eight three-pointers, Jacksonville's all-time leading scorer Sherranda Reddick broke the team's record for the most points in a single game and tied the mark for most three-pointers made. Jacksonville defeated the Colonels, 76-71.
The Dolphins return to Historic Swisher Gymnasium next Friday when they play host to North Florida, Monmouth and Webber International in the two-day Fairfield Inn Thanksgiving Classic.