Wildcats Take on Southeastern in Saturday Doubleheader

Wildcats Take on Southeastern in Saturday Doubleheader

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (February 14, 2020) -- The Johnson & Wales (Fla.) men's and women's basketball teams will host the Ave Maria Gyrenes in a doubleheader on Thursday, February 13. 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 at Southeastern (doubleheader)

Date:
Feb. 15, 2020
Location: Lakeland, Fla.
Venue: The Furnace (1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33801)

Women's Game

(rv) Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (16-6, 10-4 TSC) at No. 1 Southeastern (24-2, 16-0 TSC)
Game Time:
2:00 pm   
Live Stats
Live Video


Men's Game
Johnson & Wales (Fla.) (7-16, 3-12 TSC) vs. No. 21 Southeastern (20-7, 13-3 TSC)
Game Time:
4:00 pm (approximately 30 minutes after the women's game)  
Live Stats
Live Video



JWU Women's Basketball

Last time out: Winning its school record 16th game of the season and program-best 10th conference game of the year, the Johnson & Wales (Fla.) women's basketball team (16-6, 10-4 TSC) completed the season sweep of the Ave Maria Gyrenes (15-11, 8-8 TSC), 76-63, on Thursday evening.

Three Wildcats reached double-figures in scoring led by junior Tianna Ayulo, who scored a game-high 29 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor. The native of Hollywood, Florida, was also 5-of-9 from 3-point range and 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Ayulo grabbed six rebounds in the game to go along with three assists and two steals.

Freshman Shikal Gillion added 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 shooting from the free-throw line. The native of Delray Beach, Florida, led JWU with seven assists and four steals versus the Gyrenes.

Also scoring in double-figures was junior Chrystal Pressley, who registered 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting. The native of Miramar, Florida, grabbed a team-best 15 rebounds for the first double-double of her JWU career.

Trailing at the half, 36-32, JWU used a strong third and fourth quarter to come away with their 10th Sun Conference win of the season. The Wildcats out-scored the Gyrenes, 45-27 in the final 20 minutes of action.

JWU ended the game shooting 42.4 percent from the floor (28-of-66) and was 9-of-26 from 3-point range (34.6 percent). The Gyrenes shot 24-of-50 from the floor (48.0 percent) and converted 22.2 percent from downtown (2-of-9).

AMU held a slight edge in rebounding, 37-36, despite JWU holding an 18-12 edge on the offensive glass.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Tianna Ayulo – 17.2 ppg
Rebounds: Chrystal Pressley – 8.2 rpg
Assists: Tianna Ayulo – 3.4 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

Two times

Assists    

8        

Tianna Ayulo vs Lawrence Tech (12/29/19)

Steals   

8       

Shikal Gillion vs Coastal Georgia (12/06/19)

Blocked Shots      

3        

Seven times


The Matchup

  SEU JWU
Current Record 24 - 2 16 - 6
Scoring 2311 1585
Points Per Game 88.885 72.045
Scoring Margin 36.923 2.409
Field Goals 872 615
Field Goal Percentage 0.503 0.395
3-pt FG 198 111
3-point FG Percent 0.365 0.268
3-point FG made per game 7.615 5.045
Free Throws 369 244
Free throw pct 0.671 0.555
Rebounds 1220 992
Rebounds per game 46.923 45.091
Rebounding Margin 12.346 7.000
Assists 515 309
Assists per game 19.808 14.045
Turnovers 428 356
Turnovers per game 16.462 16.182
Turnover margin 7.615 3.318
Assist/Turnover Ratio 1.203 0.868
Steals 349 264
Steals per game 13.423 12.000
Blocks 143 98
Blocks per game 5.500 4.455

 



JWU Men's Basketball

Last time out: 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.

2019-20 Leaders
Points: Dante Pace – 14.3 ppg
Rebounds: Kevin Rostamian – 8.6 rpg
Assists: Alex Doane – 3.0 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

Two times

Rebounds

18

Kevin Rostamian at Webber International (02/01/20)

Assists    

8       

Two times

Steals   

7       

Tristan Stephens vs Coastal Georgia (12/05/19)

Blocked Shots      

4       

Kevin Rostamian vs Warner (01/30/20)

 
The Matchup

  SEU JWU
Current Record 20 - 7 7 - 16
Scoring 2254 1652
Points Per Game 83.481 71.826
Scoring Margin 9.333 -8.826
Field Goals 803 592
Field Goal Percentage 0.462 0.424
3-pt FG 175 240
3-point FG Percent 0.329 0.339
3-point FG made per game 6.481 10.435
Free Throws 473 228
Free throw pct 0.760 0.699
Rebounds 1186 736
Rebounds per game 43.926 32.000
Rebounding Margin 7.333 -9.957
Assists 336 338
Assists per game 12.444 14.696
Turnovers 426 324
Turnovers per game 15.778 14.087
Turnover margin -0.815 0.000
Assist/Turnover Ratio 0.789 1.043
Steals 203 169
Steals per game 7.519 7.348
Blocks 62 67
Blocks per game 2.296 2.913

 



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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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