Men’s Basketball Falls to No. 11 Ave Maria, 67-48

Men’s Basketball Falls to No. 11 Ave Maria, 67-48

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AVE MARIA, Fla. (January 11, 2020)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (5-10, 1-6 TSC) fell to the No. 11-ranked Ave Maria Gyrenes (12-6, 6-2 TSC), 67-48 on Saturday evening.

Sophomore Vince Ventulan led all Wildcats with 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor. Sophomore Kevin Rostamian notched 12 points on 6-of-11 shooting to go along with 11 boards for his fourth double-double of the season. Freshman Alex Doane rounded out the top scorers, posting 11 points on 5-of-18 shooting from the floor.

The Wildcats ended the night shooting 36.8 percent from the floor (21-of-57) and were 3-of-24 from 3-point range (12.5 percent). The Gyrenes shot 10-of-31 from the field (41.1 percent) and converted 32.3 percent from long range (10-of-31).

JWU will host the Florida Memorial Lions on Thursday, January 16. 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


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