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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (November 5, 2019) – Freshman Dante Pace poured in a career-high 28 points as the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (0-3) fell to the Florida National Conquistadors (3-2), 103-91, on Tuesday evening.
Pace converted 7-of-16 shooting from the floor including three treys while making 11-of-15 attempts from the free-throw line to notch his second-straight 20-point game. The native of Miami, Florida, also collected three rebounds, two steals, two assists and one blocked shot versus FNU.
Pace was one of six Wildcats to reach double-figures in scoring. Sophomore Tristan Stephens added 14 points and five rebounds while sophomore Kevin Rostamian contributed 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting with six rebounds. Freshman Tyler Poindexter notched 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting and freshman Alex Doane posted 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting (3-of-8 from downtown). Doane also registered six rebounds and four assists. Rounding out the double-digit scorers was senior Michael Stuart, who had 10 points with three rebounds, three assists and one steal on the night.
JWU ended the contest, shooting 46.9 percent from the floor (30-of-64) and was 9-of-29 from 3-point range (31.0 percent). FNU shot 33-of-71 from the floor (46.5 percent) and converted 37.9 percent from beyond the arc (11-of-29). The Conquistadors out-rebounded the Wildcats, 43-33, including a 12-5 edge on the offensive glass.
JWU will travel to Jacksonville, Florida, to take on Trinity Baptist on Thursday, November 7. Game time is set for 8:00 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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