G- 55 Kori Babineaux (10.3 ppg, 3.3 apg)
G- 22 Andris Misters (15.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg)
G- 03 B.J. Edwards (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg)
F- 34 Tim Gill (5.3 ppg, 4.7 rpg)
F- 13 Marcel White (5.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
Andris Misters -- A 6-foot-5 wing, Misters is averaging 19.0 points and shooting 84.6 percent (11-13) from the foul line over the last two games.
• Andris Misters is averaging 19.0 points and shooting 84.6 percent (11-13) from the foul line over the last two games
• Josh Adeyeye leads the Dolphins from three shooting 52.6 percent (10-19), including a 8-15 over the last two games
• Jacksonville has five different players averaging at least four rebounds per game
• Jacksonville’s 53 rebounds in the win over Florida National were the most since Jan. 10, 2013 when the Dolphins had 57 in a win vs Kennesaw State (46 games)
• 10 of Tim Gill’s 14 rebounds through the first two games have come on the offensive end
Jacksonville (1-2) laces them up on Thursday night for the fourth time in seven days as the Dolphins travel to North Carolina for a 7:00 pm contest at N.C. State. Jacksonville is 1-2 during the early season barrage of games thus far and is looking to bounce back from a 66-57 loss to Jackson State on Tuesday night.
Despite the loss on Tuesday, the Dolphins had three players reach double figures for the first time this season. Junior transfer Andris Misters led the trio with 16 points including 3-6 from beyond the arc.
Fellow junior transfers, Josh Adeyeye (13 points) and Kori Babineaux (11 points) who help comprise of the nine newcomers this season, were also in double figures for Jacksonville which led for the majority of the first half.
“Very disappointed in how we lost the game on Tuesday. I thought that we did a pretty good job for the majority of the game of sticking to what we were trying to do. It is unfortunate that tonight got away from us in that one stretch.”
“I thought we did a pretty good job of battling back once we got down, We got the ball to the rim 3-4 times and didn’t finish, then struggled at the free throw line again, which is an area that we have to tighten up.” “We have to continue to grow as an offensive team and that is going to come. We have a few bad habits on the offensive end we have to eliminate. For stretch of the game we have five guys on the floor that have never played Division I basketball before, but that is not an excuse to not play with the energy and awareness that we want to have out there on the court.”
A LOOK AT THE OPPOSITION
N.C. State is off to a 2-0 start this season with wins over Jackson State (93-58) and Hofstra (76-64). The Pack was 22-14, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament a year ago.
Jacksonville athletics contributed to this report.