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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 9, 2020) – The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (5-9, 1-5 TSC) fell to the (rv) Southeastern Fire (13-5, 6-1 TSC), 86-59, on Thursday evening.
The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for JWU.
The Wildcats had three players score in double-figures led by freshman Tyler Poindexter, who scored 13 points on 4-of-9 shooting from the floor, including three 3-point buckets. Joining Poindexter was freshmen Dante Pace (11) and Alex Doane (10). Pace went 4-of-8 from the field and was 3-of-6 from 3-point land. Doane was 4-of-13 from the floor and 2-of-9 from beyond the arc.
Leading JWU in rebounding was sophomore Tristan Stephens, who tallied eight boards versus the Fire.
The Wildcats finished the night shooting 40.7 percent from the floor (22-of-54) and were 9-of-30 from 3-point land (30.0 percent). SEU made 28-of-59 attempts from the field (47.5 percent) and converted 47.8 percent of its shots from downtown (11-of-23). The Fire out-rebounded the Wildcats, 43-24, and held a 15-5 edge in second chance points.
JWU will travel to Ave Maria, Florida, to take on the Gyrenes on Saturday, January 11. Game time is set for 4:00 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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