No. 8 of 2018-19: Men’s Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day

No. 8 of 2018-19: Men’s Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (July 16, 2019) – Today we continue our countdown of the Top 10 moments during the 2018-19 Johnson & Wales (Fla.) Athletics season.

We've entered our second week of the countdown as we inch closer to No. 1. The first two moments saw JWU student-athletes earn national recognition for their achievements both athletically and academically.

The No. 8 moment features a team's accomplishment on the field (court) of play.  


No. 8Men's Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day


By far, the most-impressive win for the men's basketball team of the 2018-19 campaign, the Wildcats defeated No. 16 Warner (and No. 1 overall seed in the Sun Conference Men's Basketball Championships), 74-70, on February 16, 2019.

As the last game of the season for JWU, it marked the final game for seniors Jacknelson Joseph and David Joachim, who were recognized prior to the contest.

The Royals came into the Wildcat Center having won eight of their last 10 while clinching the No. 1 overall seed in the TSC tournament. They defeated the Wildcats earlier in the year (93-86 on January 10) in Lake Wales, Florida, but that would only fuel the fire for JWU, which was looking to extend a number of streaks.

Entering the game, the Wildcats had won two-straight senior day contests, beaten at least one ranked opponent in four-straight seasons, and had downed the eventual No. 1 seed in the conference tournament in three-consecutive years. Led by Joseph's 21 points, JWU extended each streak – three-straight senior day wins, beaten at least one ranked opponent in five-straight seasons, and downed the eventual No. 1 seed in the conference tournament in four-consecutive years.

The native of Miami hit four treys while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out a team-high five assists. The 21 points marked the third time this season Joseph has scored 20-or-more points in a game this season.

Junior Michael Stuart contributed 19 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the floor and 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point range. Sophomore Jordan Martin added 13 points (6-of-10 shooting) followed by junior Sidney Alcena's 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor to go along with a 3-of-4 performance from the free-throw line.

The Wildcats shot 43.3 percent from the floor (26-of-60) and converted 13-of-28 attempts from 2-point land. Warner ended the night shooting 27-of-62 from the floor (43.5 percent) and was made 25.0 percent of its shots from downtown (5-of-20). JWU got big production from its bench, outscoring WU's bench 29-15.

In a game that saw six tied scores and nine lead changes, JWU held off WU in the final six minutes of the game to earn the four-point victory and our No. 8 moment for the 2018-19 season.

Check back on Thursday as well unveil moment No. 7.


Top 10 Moments of the 2018-19 Season
No. 10 -Audrey Gant and Savannah Jackson become the first Wildcats in school history to be named Academic All-Americans®.
No. 9 - Savannah Jackson and Tianna Ayulo become their program's first All-America honorees.
No. 8Men's Basketball Knocks Off #16 Warner on Senior Day


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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138)

About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.

 

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