High Expectations Leave Warren with Low Feeling; New JU Coach Unhappy after Dolphins Are Blown out in Difficult Debut

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Cliff Warren doesn't care much for moral victories.

Warren didn't want to look on the bright side after Florida State pounded Jacksonville University 78-48 Saturday night in his head coaching debut.

There were moments when the Dolphins played smoothly at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, scoring on transition baskets in the type of game Warren wants. But for the most part, JU was outgunned by the Seminoles.

Jacksonville shot just 29 percent from the floor, got outrebounded 51-28 and was out of the game before halftime.

No JU player scored in double-digits and Warren said he couldn't remember the last time he coached a team that didn't have at least one player score 10 points.

Jesse Kimbrough led JU with 9 points before fouling out late in the second half.

"We're not even going to talk about [moral victories]," Warren said. "I talked to the team after the game and we're going to move on from here. I told them the game is over now and we're moving on. . . . Our expectation was to win."

Jacksonville was without its starting center Ljubisa Vrecelj. The 6-foot-11, 240-pounder was a late scratch because of an injured groin.

Mario Brown started in Vrecelj's place and had just eight points on 3-of -7 shooting. …


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