Scores

Final

Jacksonville 73

(6-8, 3-0 A-Sun)

Kennesaw State 56

(2-13, 0-2 A-Sun)

    7:30 PM ET, January 10, 2008

    KSU Convocation Center, Kennesaw, Georgia

    1 2 T
    JAC 36 3773
    KENN 30 2656

    Top Performers

    Jacksonville: B. Smith 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 11 Ast, 3 Stl

    Kennesaw State: K. McConnell 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Jacksonville 73, Kennesaw State 56

    Associated Press

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) -- Ben Smith scored 17 points, including two 3-pointers during a 17-4 run early in the second half, to help Jacksonville beat Kennesaw State 73-56 Thursday night.

    Kelvin McConnell had three 3-pointers that helped keep Kennesaw State (2-13 overall, 0-2 Atlantic Sun Conference) in contention through the first half. McConnell finished with 14 points.

    But the Dolphins (6-8, 3-0) jumped to a 53-34 lead with 11:54 left in the second half on Aric Brooks' layup. Smith, who also had 11 assists and three steals, sparked the second-half run with nine points.

    Jacksonville took its biggest lead of the game a couple of minutes later at 59-37 on a layup by Ayron Hardy, who finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. The Owls made it 59-43 on a jumper by Ryan Daugherty with 5:22 left but could get no closer.

    Lehmon Colberts scored 13 points for the Dolphins, while Marcus Allen added 10.

    Daugherty had 10 points for Kennesaw State.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    JAC
    KENN
    Points 73 56
    FG Made-Attempted 29-51 (.569) 20-55 (.364)
    3P Made-Attempted 9-15 (.600) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 9-14 (.643)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 11 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 22 0

    2007-08 Season

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