JWU Falls 76-67 in TSC Tournament

JWU Falls 76-67 in TSC Tournament

The JWU men's basketball season came to an end in the Sun Conference Tournament after 76-67 loss to Southeastern University.

JWU fell behind by as much as eight points in the first half but battled back behind the play of freshman Jumaoke Smith, Luke Walters and Joe Lopez to take a 34-32 lead at the break.   Smith had 14 points at the half to lead the Cats. 

Southeastern came out of the locker room on fire and the Wildcats seemed rattled by the run.   Trailing 47-41 the Cats came roaring back with consecutive threes by Lopez and Walters.   Southeastern went on another run to take a 61-54 lead however the Wildcats kept storming back and cut the lead to 61-59 with four minutes left.   That would be the closest JWU would get the rest of the way.  

Walters finished with a game-high 23 points.   Smith had a career-high 19 points.    Lopez wrapped up his career with a 13 point and 9 rebound effort.

"I thought the guys really battled for 40 minutes.   Missing Myles definitely hurt us from an offensive standpoint but we had a lot of guys step up in his absence.   We went down with a fight and that is all you can ask from the guys is to play with energy and enthusiasm each game.   We did that tonight so they should be proud" said Coach David Graham.  

JWU finished the season 12-17 on the year.  

Scoreboard

Nov 01, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
69 Florida National University
73 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Nov 04, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
68 Johnson & Wales (FL)
80 at Reinhardt
Nov 05, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
73 Johnson & Wales (FL)
59 at Trinity Baptist Classic
Nov 14, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
78 Johnson & Wales (FL)
70 at Florida National University
Nov 17, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
60 Pensacola Christian College
72 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Nov 19, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
72 Johnson & Wales (FL)
75 at St. Thomas (Fla.)
Nov 25, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
66 Wilberforce
62 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Nov 26, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
59 Johnson & Wales (FL)
71 at Dalton State
Dec 01, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
88 Johnson & Wales (FL)
92 at Ave Maria University
Dec 03, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
56 Webber University
82 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Dec 15, 2016 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
sterling college Johnson & Wales (FL)
Dec 18, 2016 | Men's Basketball 8:00 PM
Briarcliff College Johnson & Wales (FL)
Dec 30, 2016 | Men's Basketball TBA
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Keiser University Classic
Dec 31, 2016 | Men's Basketball TBA
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Keiser University Classic
Jan 04, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Warner University
Jan 07, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Southeastern (Fla.)
Jan 12, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Ave Maria University Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 14, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Thomas (Ga.)
Jan 19, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Keiser University Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 21, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Webber University
Jan 26, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Fla. Memorial
Jan 28, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Warner University Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 04, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
St. Thomas (Fla.) Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 09, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Johnson & Wales (FL) at Keiser University
Feb 11, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Southeastern (Fla.) Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 16, 2017 | Men's Basketball 7:00 PM
Fla. Memorial Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 18, 2017 | Men's Basketball 4:00 PM
Thomas (Ga.) Johnson & Wales (FL)