Kennesaw State Men’s Basketball Begins Weekend Facing Jacksonville

Owls Sit in a Tie for Fourth in the ASUN Standings
Thursday, February 15
7 p.m. – Kennesaw State vs. Jacksonville

Location: Kennesaw, Ga. | KSU Convocation Center
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Game Preview
Kennesaw State hosts the Jacksonville Dolphins at the KSU Convocation Center on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
 
Earlier this season, Kennesaw State used a 20-2 run to end the first half to take a big lead behind James Scott, who scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half.
 
Aubrey Williams had a career night scoring 25 points to go along with 16 rebounds as well in the victory.
 
The Owls are 8-15 overall against Jacksonville, but have had a lot of success against the Dolphins recently winning four of the last five meetings.
 
Starting Fast
In the 11 games in ASUN play, the Owls have started out hot outscoring their opponents 411-345.
 
They have held a lead at halftime in eight of the 11 games in conference play so far.
 
Double-Double Machine
Through 27 games, Aubrey Williams is averaging 13.0 points and 10.7 rebounds with 16 double-doubles. The 16 double-doubles is tied for the 10th most in the country.
 
Against FGCU, Williams grabbed 11 more rebounds putting his season total at 289. That is the most in a single season during the Division I era and is also the fifth most this season in the NCAA.
 
Winning Ways in 2017
The Owls had a winning record in January for the first time since joining Division I with a 5-4 record. Three of those victories came on the road against Tennessee State, Jacksonville and NJIT.
 
Moving into February, Kennesaw State is now 2-1 pushing their 2017 record to 7-5 overall.
 
Hot at the Right Time
Heading down the stretch of conference season, a team always wants to be hitting its stride and the past two seasons Coach Skinner has done just that. In his two seasons as head coach of Kennesaw State, the Owls are 7-3 in February. The team has outscored its opponents 811-715 in those nine games.
 
Home Sweet Home
Kennesaw State is currently 7-3 in the KSU Convocation Center this season and have three home games left to finish the regular season.
 
The most wins at home in a season since joining Division I is 10 back in 2006-07.
 

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