JWU Comeback Falls Short in 93-87 Loss to (rv) St. Thomas on Senior Night

JWU Comeback Falls Short in 93-87 Loss to (rv) St. Thomas on Senior Night

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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 20, 2020)
– The Wildcat's bid to upset (rv) St. Thomas (19-5, 12-5 TSC) fell short as the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's basketball team (7-18, 3-14 TSC) dropped a 93-87 decision to Bobcats on Senior Night.

Prior to the contest, JWU honored its lone senior Michael Stuart, who was playing in the final home game of his Wildcat career.

Four Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring led by freshman Dante Pace, who posted 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the floor and 5-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line. Sophomore Tristan Stephens added 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting while leading the JWU in rebounding with seven boards. Freshman Alex Doane scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting with four treys while sophomore Vince Ventulan tallied 11 points while shooting 5-of-8 from the floor.  

JWU ended the game shooting 55.9 percent from the floor (33-of-59) and was 11-of-25 from 3-point land (44.0 percent). STU made 31-of-59 attempts from the field (52.5 percent) and shot 40.0 percent from downtown (10-of-25). The Wildcats were out-rebounded by the Bobcats, 40-22, with STU holding a 15-2 edge on the offensive glass.

The Wildcats will travel to Miami Gardens, Florida, to close out the regular season at Florida Memorial. 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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