Wildcats Fall to Webber International in Overtime, 83-81

Wildcats Fall to Webber International in Overtime, 83-81

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BABSON Park, Fla. (February 1, 2020)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (6-14, 2-10 TSC) fell to the Webber International Warriors (13-11, 6-7 TSC) in overtime, 83-81, on Saturday evening.

The Warriors used a 7-0 run to close out the overtime period and hand the Wildcats the two-point loss.

Three Wildcats scored in double-figures, including freshman Dante Pace, who led JWU with 23 points on 8-of-19 shooting from the field. The native of Miami, Florida, drained seven treys in the contest while grabbing five rebounds.

Freshman Alex Doane, posted 21 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the floor. The native of Boca Raton, Florida, recorded five 3-pointers in the game, including the game-tying trey in the final minute to send the game to overtime.

Sophomore Kevin Rostamian notched his sixth double-double of the season, scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 18 rebounds versus the Warriors. The product of Weston, Florida, was 5-of-7 from the floor and recorded a game-high two blocked shots.

The Wildcats ended the game shooting 51.6 percent from the floor (33-of-64) and were 14-of-36 from 3-point range (38.9 percent). WIU shot 29-of-68 from the field (42.6 percent) and converted 10-of-25 attempts from beyond the arc (40.0 percent). WIU held a 41-37 edge in rebounding with a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass.

The Wildcats will travel to Thomasville, Georgia, to take on the Thomas Night Hawks on Thursday, February 6. Game time is set for 7:30 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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