Wildcats Host Warner in Basketball Doubleheader on Thursday

Wildcats Host Warner in Basketball Doubleheader on Thursday

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (January 29, 2020) -- The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's and women's basketball teams will host the Warner Royals in a doubleheader on Thursday, January 30. Game time for the women is set for 5:30 p.m. The men's game is slated for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.



JWU vs. Warner (doubleheader)

Date:
Jan. 30, 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.) (14-4, 8-2 TSC) vs. Warner (2-19, 0-11 TSC)
Game Time:
5:30 pm   
Live Stats
Live Video


Men's Game
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (6-12, 2-8 TSC) vs. Warner (15-8, 4-7 TSC)
Game Time:
7:30 pm (approximately 30 minutes after the women's game)  
Live Stats
Live Video



JWU Women's Basketball


Last time out: Recording her second-straight 30-point outings, junior Tianna Ayulo helped guide the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (14-4, 8-2 TSC) to an 80-70 win over the Keiser Seahawks (9-11, 3-7 TSC). The win marked the 14th victory of the season for the Wildcats – the most in school history.

In a game that saw four lead changes and had the score tied eight times, JWU used 23 points in the third quarter and 22 in the fourth to pull away from the Seahawks for the 10-point win.

Ayulo notched 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting from the floor. The native of Hollywood, Florida, drained three 3-point buckets and was 5-of-6 from the line for her second 30-point game of the season. Ayulo also grabbed five rebounds, notched three assists and had two steals.

Also scoring in double-figures were sophomore Jordan McDuffie (16) and junior Alexis McClain (13). McDuffie was 6-of-11 from the field and was tied for the team lead in assists (4). McClain was 6-of-10 from the floor, grabbed four boards, had three assists and two steals.

Junior Chrystal Pressley led all Wildcats with seven rebounds.

JWU finished the game shooting 41.9 percent from the floor (31-of-74) and was 8-of-22 from 3-point range (36.4 percent). KU shot 27-of-59 from the field (45.8 percent) and shot 28.6 percent from beyond the arc (4-of-14).

JWU held a 41-31 edge in rebounding, including an 18-8 advantage on the offensive glass. The Wildcats also forced 17 Seahawk turnovers, resulting in 27 points for JWU.

The win marked the team's eight conference victory of the season, tying the school record for TSC wins in a season (8 in 2017-18).

 

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Tianna Ayulo – 17.8 ppg
Rebounds: Chrystal Pressley – 7.8 rpg
Assists: Tianna Ayulo – 3.6 apg

2019-20 Game Highs

Points

31

Tianna Ayulo at St. Thomas (01/18/20)

Field Goals Made

11

Two times

3-Point FG Made

6

Lexie Jackson vs Southeastern (01/09/20)

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        

Five times


The Matchup

  JWU WU
Current Record 14 - 4 2 - 19
Scoring 1321 1094
Points Per Game 73.389 52.095
Scoring Margin 3.944 -14.762
Field Goals 516 393
Field Goal Percentage 0.411 0.328
3-pt FG 81 98
3-point FG Percent 0.265 0.248
3-point FG made per game 4.500 4.667
Free Throws 208 208
Free throw pct 0.584 0.642
Rebounds 803 771
Rebounds per game 44.611 36.714
Rebounding Margin 7.333 -4.143
Assists 253 199
Assists per game 14.056 9.476
Turnovers 299 396
Turnovers per game 16.611 18.857
Turnover margin 3.111 -1.286
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.846 0.503
Steals 217 203
Steals per game 12.056 9.667
Blocks 79 51
Blocks per game 4.389 2.429

 



JWU Men's Basketball

Last time out: Despite four Wildcats reaching double-figures in scoring, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (6-12, 2-8 TSC) fell to the No. 14-ranked Keiser Seahawks (17-3, 9-1 TSC), 87-74, on Saturday evening.

The Wildcats were led by freshman Dante Pace, who posted 20 points on 6-of-17 shooting from the floor, including four treys. Pace was also 4-of-4 from the free-throw line and notched three assists and three steals versus the Seahawks.

Freshman Alex Doane scored 17 points on 6-of-19 shooting from the field, including two 3-pointers. The native of Boca Raton, Florida, led JWU with six assists. Also scoring in double figures was freshman Tyler Poindexter, who added 12 points on 2-of-3 shooting from downtown and 6-of-6 shooting from the charity stripe.

Sophomore Kevin Rostamian registered his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds.

The Wildcats finished the night, shooting 35.4 percent from the floor (23-of-65) and were 10-of-34 from beyond the arc (29.4 percent). The Seahawks went 33-of-69 form the field (47.8 percent) and shot 22.7 percent from 3-point land (5-of-22). KU held a 47-32 advantage on the boards, including a 15-8 edge on the offensive glass.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Dante Pace – 15.0 ppg
Rebounds: Kevin Rostamian – 8.3 rpg
Assists: Alex Doane – 3.2 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        

Two times

 
The Matchup

Current Record 6 - 12 15 - 8
Scoring 1305 1991
Points Per Game 72.500 86.565
Scoring Margin -9.444 10.348
Field Goals 466 708
Field Goal Percentage 0.424 0.469
3-pt FG 200 154
3-point FG Percent 0.349 0.322
3-point FG made per game 11.111 6.696
Free Throws 173 421
Free throw pct 0.673 0.705
Rebounds 590 831
Rebounds per game 32.778 36.130
Rebounding Margin -9.611 1.174
Assists 279 335
Assists per game 15.500 14.565
Turnovers 253 315
Turnovers per game 14.056 13.696
Turnover margin -0.778 6.957
Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.103 1.063
Steals 125 277
Steals per game 6.944 12.043
Blocks 51 66
Blocks per game 2.833 2.870

 



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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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