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

Oct 30, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
84 Pensacola Christian
79 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Oct 31, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
96 Johnson & Wales (FL)
75 at Point U.
Nov 05, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
75 Florida National University
104 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Nov 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final - OT
80 Johnson & Wales (FL)
83 at Florida National University
Nov 21, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
43 Trinity Baptist College
70 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Nov 24, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
72 Johnson & Wales (FL)
87 at Barry University
Dec 02, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
66 Johnson & Wales (FL)
77 at Warner University
Dec 05, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
64 Southeastern (Fla.)
99 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Dec 11, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
86 Johnson & Wales (FL)
48 at Fisher
Dec 12, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
65 Johnson & Wales (FL)
50 vs Fisher College Classic
Dec 16, 2015 | Men's Basketball Final
63 Johnson & Wales (FL)
74 at Embry-Riddle
Jan 01, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
67 Virgin Islands
93 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 04, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
81 Johnson & Wales (FL)
76 at Broward College
Jan 07, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
77 Keiser University
73 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 09, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final - OT
81 Johnson & Wales (FL)
77 at Ave Maria University
Jan 13, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
76 Johnson & Wales (FL)
75 at Webber Int'l
Jan 16, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final - OT
70 St. Thomas (Fla.)
81 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 21, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
57 Thomas University
73 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 23, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
88 Johnson & Wales (FL)
77 at Southeastern (Fla.)
Jan 26, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
58 Fla. Memorial
77 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Jan 28, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
87 Johnson & Wales (FL)
73 at Keiser University
Jan 30, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
57 Ave Maria University
82 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 06, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
61 Johnson & Wales (FL)
78 at Thomas University
Feb 10, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
95 Webber Int'l
83 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 13, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
84 Warner University
78 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 17, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
52 Johnson & Wales (FL)
68 at St. Thomas (Fla.)
Feb 20, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
76 Johnson & Wales (FL)
65 at Fla. Memorial
Feb 25, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
75 Thomas University
78 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 29, 2016 | Men's Basketball Final
59 Johnson & Wales (FL)
78 at Keiser University