Wildcats Open New Year with Sun Conference Doubleheader

Wildcats Open New Year with Sun Conference Doubleheader

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 3, 2020) -- The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's and women's basketball teams will host the Webber International Warriors in a doubleheader on Saturday, January 4. Game time for the women is set for 2:00 p.m. The men's game is slated for a 4:00 p.m. tipoff.



JWU vs. Webber International (doubleheader)

Date:
Jan. 4, 2020
Location: North Miami, Fla.
Venue: Wildcat Center (1600 NE 126th St, North Miami, FL 33181)
Admission: $5 general admission, JWU students, staff, and faculty (w/ valid JWU ID) and children 12-and-under are free.

Women's Game

Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (10-2, 4-0 TSC) vs. Webber International (7-8, 1-4 TSC)
Game Time:
2:00 pm   
Live Stats
Live Video


Men's Game
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (4-8, 0-4 TSC) vs. Webber International (8-7, 2-3 TSC)

Game Time: 4:00 pm (approximately 30 minutes after the women's game)  
Live Stats
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JWU Women's Basketball

Last time out: The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (10-2) nearly pulled off the biggest upset in program history, falling to the No. 9-ranked Taylor Trojans (15-0), 78-75, on Tuesday, December 31.

The Wildcats held a 75-74 lead with 1:19 left in the game but a pair free throws by TU's Abby Buchs gave the Trojans a 76-75 lead with 0:53 left on the clock. Despite having the ball with a chance to regain the lead, an offensive foul called on junior Alexis McClain gave the ball back the Taylor with 44 second on the game clock. After a TU layup by Jaime Netzley to extend its lead to 78-75, JWU called a timeout with 0:14 left on the clock. Out of the timeout, Wildcat forward Jordan McDuffie was unable to tie the game on a shot from the corner, resulting in the three-point loss.

Freshman Shikal Gillion led all Wildcats with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 shooting from the free-throw line. She was one of four Wildcats to reach double-figures in scoring (Shykim Gillion – 13; Tianna Ayulo – 17; McDuffie – 16).

Ayulo shot 7-of-16 from the floor and was 3-of-7 from long range for her 11th game of 10-or-more points this season. The native of Hollywood, Florida, grabbed five rebounds, dished out a team-high five assists, and record a team-high-tying four steals. Joining Ayulo in the team lead for steals was Shykim Gillion, who also dished out three assists to go along with her 13 points. McDuffie went 7-of-15 from the floor, including a pair of treys for the second-high offensive output for the native of White Plains, Maryland, this season.

JWU ended the afternoon, shooting 52.6 percent from the floor (30-of-57) and was 8-of-23 from 3-point range (34.8 percent). TU jumped out to a 20-point lead in the first quarter thank is part to its shooting from beyond the arc. The Trojans were 15-of-24 from downtown, including a clip of 76.9 percent (10-of-13) in the first 10 minutes of action. However, the Wildcats forced 20 TU turnovers, resulting in 28 points for the Wildcats to pull the contest even in the third quarter.

The Trojans held an advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Wildcats, 29-19, in the game. JWU held a 30-16 edge in points in the paint while the Wildcat bench outscored the Trojan's, 21-10.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Tianna Ayulo – 16.3 ppg
Rebounds: Tianna Ayulo – 7.7 rpg
Assists: Tianna Ayulo – 4.0 rpg

2019-20 Game Highs

Points

24

Tianna Ayulo vs Texas Wesleyan (12/18/19)

Field Goals Made

10

Three times

3-Point FG Made

3

Jordan McDuffie vs Texas Wesleyan (12/18/19)

Rebounds

15

Chrystal Pressley vs Keiser (11/16/19)

Assists    

8        

Tianna Ayulo vs Lawrence Tech (12/29/19)

Steals   

8       

Shikal Gillion vs Coastal Georgia (12/06/19)

Blocked Shots      

3        

Four times

 
The Matchup

  JWU WIU
Current Record 10 - 2 7 - 8
Scoring 887 1026
Points Per Game 73.917 68.400
Scoring Margin 8.167 2.667
Field Goals 345 363
Field Goal Percentage 0.420 0.387
3-pt FG 47 67
3-point FG Percent 0.234 0.245
3-point FG made per game 3.917 4.467
Free Throws 150 233
Free throw pct 0.564 0.621
Rebounds 518 662
Rebounds per game 43.167 44.133
Rebounding Margin 5.750 3.400
Assists 176 206
Assists per game 14.667 13.733
Turnovers 184 307
Turnovers per game 15.333 20.467
Turnover margin 6.333 0.333
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.957 0.671
Steals 156 177
Steals per game 13.000 11.800
Blocks 51 53
Blocks per game 4.250 3.533

 


JWU Men's Basketball

Last time out: With four Wildcats scoring in double-figures and a team shooting percentage of 51.6 percent for the game, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (4-8) earned its second-straight victory, defeating Mitchell College (2-10), 83-75, on Thursday, December 19.

Freshman Dante Pace led all Wildcat with 22 points on 9-of-18 shooting from the floor. The native of Miami, Florida, drained four treys, dished out two assists and recorded a team-high four steals. Sophomore Vince Ventulan, who was facing his old team (played at Mitchell College in 2018-19), added a season-high 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The native of Port St. Lucie, Florida, grabbed five boards, had a team-high-tying four assists and two blocked shots.

Freshman Alex Doane contributed 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go along with four dimes. Rounding out the team's leading scorers was freshman Tyler Poindexter, who had 11 points and a team-high-tying nine rebounds.

JWU ended the night shooting 51.6 percent from the floor (33-of-64) and hit on 12-of-33 from downtown (36.4 percent). The Mariners shot 28-of-66 from the floor (42.4 percent) and converted just 11.1 percent from 3-point range (1-of-9). Mitchell College out-rebounded the Wildcats, 41-34, including a 15-7 edge on the offensive glass.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Dante Pace – 15.7 ppg
Rebounds: Kevin Rostamian – 8.2 rpg
Assists: Alex Doane – 3.5 apg

2019-20 Game Highs

Points

33

Dante Pace vs Saint Xavier (12/17/19)

Field Goals Made

10

Tristan Stephens at Florida College (11/01/19)

3-Point FG Made

7

Dante Pace vs Saint Xavier (12/17/19)

Rebounds

17

Kevin Rostamian vs Coastal Georgia (12/05/19)

Assists    

8       

Vince Ventulan at Florida College (11/01/19)

Steals   

7       

Tristan Stephens vs Coastal Georgia (12/05/19)

Blocked Shots      

3        

Kevin Rostamian vs Coastal Georgia (12/05/19)

 

The Matchup

  JWU WIU
Current Record 4 - 8 8 - 7
Scoring 927 1311
Points Per Game 77.250 87.400
Scoring Margin -8.417 7.733
Field Goals 329 473
Field Goal Percentage 0.443 0.448
3-pt FG 143 127
3-point FG Percent 0.376 0.332
3-point FG made per game 11.917 8.467
Free Throws 126 238
Free throw pct 0.674 0.670
Rebounds 400 655
Rebounds per game 33.333 43.667
Rebounding Margin -8.583 2.600
Assists 200 202
Assists per game 16.667 13.467
Turnovers 180 247
Turnovers per game 15.000 16.467
Turnover margin -1.417 2.267
Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.111 0.818
Steals 88 148
Steals per game 7.333 9.867
Blocks 32 61
Blocks per game 2.667 4.067

 


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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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