Jacksonville beats NAIA Florida Memorial 81-63 (Dec 19, 2016)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Demontrez Austin scored a career-high 16 points and Devin Harris also scored 16, his eighth-straight game in double figures, as Jacksonville rallied past NAIA Florida Memorial 81-63 on Monday night.

Tanner Rubio added 13 points for Jacksonville (9-4), the freshman’s first game in double figures.

After trailing by six at halftime, the Dolphins battled back to tie at 39 on an Austin dunk. After Florida Memorial went ahead again, 47-42, on back-to-back 3-pointers from Kody Williams and Charlie Nedd-Araujo, Jacksonville found its groove, going on a 20-3 run over the next six minutes.

Austin had another dunk to punctuate the run – he finished with 7-for-9 shooting and seven rebounds – and Darius Dawkins added three 3-pointers to finish with nine points.

Nedd-Araujo led the Lions with 27 points. Florida Memorial had won its five previous games and was ranked (22nd) for the first time in NAIA D-II.