TEMPLE TERRACE, Fla. (November 1, 2019) – Despite three Wildcats scoring in double-figures, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (0-1) dropped its season opener at Florida College (2-1), 102-80, on Friday evening.
Sophomore Tristan Stephens led all Wildcats with 21 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor. The native of West Palm Beach, Florida, also grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Alex Doane posted 18 points on 6-of-16 shooting from 3-points range, while freshman Dante Pace posted 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting from downtown and 3-of-3 shooting from the free-throw line.
JWU finished the night shooting 38.2 percent from the floor (29-of-76) and 29.5 percent from 3-point range (13-of-44). Florida College converted 54.8 percent from the floor (34-of-62) and was 8-of-21 from downtown (38.1 percent). The Falcons held a 49-39 edge in rebounding, while the Wildcats held a 3-1 edge in total blocks.
WU will take on Cumberland (Tenn.) in the team's final game of the Florida College Classic on Saturday, November 2. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.
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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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