Men’s Basketball Falls to (rv) Ave Maria, 68-52

Men’s Basketball Falls to (rv) Ave Maria, 68-52

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 13, 2020)
– The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (7-16, 3-12 TSC) fell to the (rv) Ave Maria Gyrenes (18-8, 12-4 TSC), 68-52, on Thursday night.

The Wildcats were led offensively by freshman Tyler Poindexter, who posted a game-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the floor and 3-of-3 shooting from the free-throw line. Also scoring in double-figures was sophomore Tristan Stephens, who added 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting from the field and 6-of-7 shooting from the charity stripe.

Leading the Wildcats in rebounding was sophomore Kevin Rostamian, who grabbed 10 boards to go along with six points.

JWU ended the night shooting 32.7 percent from the floor (18-of-55) and was 4-of-26 from 3-point range (15.4 percent). AMU was 23-of-48 from the field (47.9 percent) and converted 36.0 percent of its chances from beyond the arc (36.0 percent). AMU held a 38-28 advantage in rebounding while JWU produced 21 points off of 18 Gyrene turnovers.

The Wildcats will travel to Lakeland, Florida, to take on Southeastern on Saturday, February 15. Game time is scheduled 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


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