Kennesaw State Men’s Basketball Get a Win on the Road at Jacksonville

Aubrey Williams Finished With 25 Points and 16 Rebounds

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. 
 – The Kennesaw State men’s basketball team used a huge run at the end of the first half to get some separation from the Jacksonville Dolphins and earn their first road ASUN victory of the season 81-71 at Historic Swisher Gymnasium in Jacksonville, Florida.

 
Two Owls had career nights in the victory as Aubrey Williams recorded his 12th double-double finishing with 25 points and 16 rebounds. Freshman James Scott had 18 points with 15 of them coming in the first half.
 
Early in the game, Williams and Kendrick Ray kept Kennesaw State in it as they two seniors scored the team’s first 14 points to have KSU in the lead 14-13.
 
Later in the half with the score tied at 23, Scott got going pushing the Owls to a 20-2 run over the final 7:34 of the first half to take a 43-25 into the locker room. The freshman had 13 of the 20 points giving KSU a huge lead as they went into the locker room.
 
Williams had secured his 12th double double by halftime having 14 points and 11 rebounds at the break.
 
The huge run continued in the beginning to the second half as the Owls took a 25-point lead two minutes into the second half.
 
The Dolphins tried to make a late run at the Owls, but the lead was too much to overcome as KSU earned the 81-71 victory to move to 2-3 in the ASUN.
 
Ray had his 15th 20-point game of the season finishing with 22 points, but he also had six assists and five rebounds with only one turnover.
 
This is the second victory in a row over Jacksonville and the first time that the Owls have won in Historic Swisher Gymnasium since the team’s inaugural season in Division I during the 2005-06 season.
 
Kennesaw State now heads home for a midweek game against NJIT on Wednesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

#NestNotes

  • This is the second victory in a row over Jacksonville for Kennesaw State. Both of the victories have been by double-digits.
  • This is the first victory for KSU in Historic Swisher Gymnasium since the 2006 ASUN Conference season. The Owls won 80-76 back on February 5, 2006.
  • Aubrey Williams had a monster game for the Owls with 25 points and 16 rebounds. The senior had notched his 12th double-double of the season by halftime having 14 points and 11 rebounds. In conference play so far, Williams is averaging 16 points and 13.2 rebounds per game. He has had double-digit rebounds in four of the five games.
  • James Scott continues to be a huge spark off of the bench. Against Jacksonville, the freshman scored 13 of the 20 points to end the half during a 20-2 run for Kennesaw State. As a team, the Owls outscored JU’s bench 29-11.
  • Kendrick Ray was doing a little bit of everything against the Dolphins as he finished with 22 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals and only had one turnover. The redshirt senior has scored 20 points in 15 of 21 games this season, which leads the ASUN.
  • At 2-3 in the ASUN, the Owls currently sit in fifth place. FGCU, North Florida and USC Upstate all are 4-1 and Lipscomb is 3-2. The rest of the teams sit at 1-4 in the standings.

 

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