February 25, 2013

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

Mar 01, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
61 Johnson & Wales (FL)
74 at Northwood (Fla.)
Feb 22, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
58 Fla. Memorial
66 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 19, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
70 Southeastern (Fla.)
62 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 15, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
72 Johnson & Wales (FL)
86 at St. Thomas (Fla.)
Feb 12, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
67 Johnson & Wales (FL)
75 at Thomas University
Feb 08, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
54 Webber Int'l
72 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 06, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
43 Johnson & Wales (FL)
62 at Embry-Riddle
Feb 04, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
73 Warner University
60 Johnson & Wales (FL)
Feb 01, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
60 Johnson & Wales (FL)
82 at Northwood (Fla.)
Jan 29, 2014 | Men's Basketball Final
59 Ave Maria University
78 Johnson & Wales (FL)