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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 16, 2020) – The freshman duo of Alex Doane and Dante Pace registered 22 points apiece as the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (6-10, 2-6 TSC) defeated the Florida Memorial Lions (5-12, 2-6 TSC), 71-64, on Thursday evening.
Doane shot 8-of-14 from the floor, including four from 3-point range for his third 20-point outing of the 2019-20 season. Pace went 7-of-15 from the field with four treys for his sixth 20-point game of the year. The native of Miami, Florida, also grabbed five rebounds and registered three assists.
Sophomore Tristan Stephens led the JWU with eight rebounds while scoring nine points versus the Lions. Sophomore Vince Ventulan notched a game-high five assist while tallying five points a four boards in the contest.
JWU finished the contest shooting 44.8 percent from the floor (26-of-58) and hit on 12-of-30 shots from 3-point range (40.0 percent). FMU was 20-of-62 from the field (32.3 percent) and drained 28.1 percent of its attempts from downtown (9-of-32).
The Lions held a slight edge in rebounding, 40-39, as well as a 10-6 advantage on the offensive glass.
The Wildcats will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida, to take on St. Thomas on Saturday, January 18. 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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