Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dolphins Get over the Hump; McBride Helps JU Avenge Earlier Loss to Camels, Even Record at 11-11

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Dolphins Get over the Hump; McBride Helps JU Avenge Earlier Loss to Camels, Even Record at 11-11

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Byline: ALEX ABRAMS, The Times-Union

Jacksonville University small forward Nolan McBride wanted to avoid the same embarrassing feeling that came following an 85-73 loss at Campbell on Jan. 17.

He accomplished that, though barely.

McBride scored 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds Saturday, as JU served Campbell its 29th consecutive road loss with a 79-76 Atlantic Sun Conference victory in front of a Swisher Gymnasium crowd of 1,008.

"We felt embarrassed last time," McBride said. ". . . We wanted to show them that we're better than them."

But the Dolphins (11-11, 6-9 A-Sun) had a tough time proving that in a game that came down to the final possession. The team committed 20 turnovers and 27 personal fouls to keep Campbell (2-20, 2-13) within striking distance.

Trailing 77-70 with eight seconds remaining, Campbell's Anthony Atkinson drained a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 77-73. Six seconds and two free throws from JU's Jure Lozancic later, Dominique Klein sank another 3-point basket to cut the lead to three with two seconds left. …

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