FNU MEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATED CROSSTOWN RIVALS FMU 109-72

FNU men's basketball player Jeffrey Hernandez jumping to score in the gameMiami Gardens, Fla. – Florida National University men’s basketball team conquer its third road win in a row. The high scoring team of the FNU Conquistadors finished out the month at 6-3 and all of their last 3 wins coming on the road. The Conquistadors defeated Florida Memorial University on Tuesday night (Nov. 19th). The contest was played at FMU Wellness Center, Miami Gardens, FL. With the win Florida National improves to a 6-3 record while Florida Memorial falls to 1-4.

BOX SCORE

INSIDE THE MATCH-UP:

Final Score: Florida National University 109, Florida Memorial University 72
Records: Florida National University (6-3), Florida Memorial University (1-4)
Location: FMU Wellness Center – Miami Gardens, Fla.
Florida National University Starters: Jeffrey Hernandez , Jose Benitez,  Hirotaka OhashiKenneth SantosNico Rojas

Kenneth Santos against Florida Memorial University:Points: 25Steals: 1Rebounds: 8#FNU #GoConquistadors @k.santospr

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GAME STATS:

  • FNU shot 50.7% from the field on 37-of-73 shooting overall but was hot from the field in the first half, hitting 51.43%.
  • FNU shot 51.9% from downtown on 14-of-27 shooting.
  • FNU recorded 80.8 FT% on 21-of-26 shooting overall.
  • Florida Memorial University hit 34.3% of its shots from the paint and 25.0% from the long range.
  • Applying the pressure on the defensive side, the Conquistadors forced 22 turnovers and recorded 12 steals.

Hirotaka Ohashi against Florida Memorial University:Points: 12Assists: 10Steals: 5Rebounds: 2#FNU #GoConquistadors @hiro6884

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FNU HIGHLIGHTS: 

  • J. Hernandez scored a game-high 21 points, and added 7 rebounds and 2 steals.
  • Kenneth Santos and Thomas Dillon led the Conquistadors with Game a game-high 25 points each.
  • Thomas Dillon came of the bench with incredible 25 points and he also noted 9 rebounds and recorded 3 assists.
  • Nico Rojas recorded 6 points and 7 rebounds.
  • Hirotaka Ohashi recorded a double-double leading the Conquistadors in assists recording 10 assists and scoring 12 points.

Jeffrey Hernandez against Florida Memorial University:Points: 21 Steals: 2Rebounds: 7#FNU #GoConquistadors @jeffreyhdez8

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BEYOND THE BOXSCORE:

  • FNU record now is 6-3 this season.
  • FNU improves its on the road record to 4-2.
  • 7 players saw at least 10 minutes of action for the Conquistadors.
  • Florida Memorial University out-rebounded Florida National 44-28 in the contest.

Coach Thatcher said: “From start to finish we just played our game and never look back. The game seen high from Jeffrey Hernandez 21 points, 7 rebounds, Kenneth Santos 25 points 8 rebounds, Thomas Dillon 25 points 9 rebounds and Hirotaka Ohashi 12 points, 10 assist, 5 steals. The high scoring team of the FNU Conquistadors finished out the month at 6-3 and all of their last 3 wins coming on the road. Coach Thatcher said if you can win on the road you can win anywhere.”

TEAM LEADERS:

Florida National University

WHAT’S NEXT:

Florida National University men’s basketball team will now face Florida Memorial University on Wednesday, December 4th at 7:30 Pm. The game will take place at Hialeah, FL.

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Ruy Castelo Branco – FNU – Sports Information Director


About FNU: Florida National University opened its first class on January 4th, 1988, in the city of Hialeah, Florida, as Florida International Institute under the administration of Dr. José Regueiro, Dr. María C. Regueiro and Mr. Omar Sánchez. FNU Athletic Department has more than 250 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 2013, FNU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).

The mission of the Florida National University Athletic Department is to provide assistance within an athletic structure that promotes the development of a well rounded education through structured sport and competition, to develop life skills of discipline, integrity,  leadership, philanthropy and social responsibility, to elevate ethnic and cultural diversity within the athletic programs, to assure equitable opportunity for all staff and student-athletes, and to make the athletic    program a durable source of pride for the  student population, student-athletes, alumni, university, and community of FNU.

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