#NestNotes: Owls Enter Final Stretch of Regular Season

With three games remaining in the regular season, Kennesaw State sits in a tie for fourth place with North Florida. The schedule sets up nicely for KSU as their last three regular season games are all at home in the KSU Convocation Center. The final stretch begins this Thursday night against the Jacksonville Dolphins at 7 p.m.

This past weekend, Kennesaw State got another split on the road in ASUN play after defeating Stetson on Thursday before falling to FGCU, the ASUN leader, on Saturday night. The Owls played without leading scorer Kendrick Ray against the Hatters, but other players stepped up to fill the void as four players scored in double figures.

Freshman James Scott scored a career high 33 points against Stetson. The 33 points is the highest that any freshman has scored in the ASUN all year and only the second time this season a freshman has scored 30-plus points.

Aubrey Williams pulled down two more double-doubles over the weekend giving him 16 for the year. Against FGCU, he became the single-season record holder for rebounds in a season at Kennesaw State with 289.

Kennesaw State sits at 6-5 in the ASUN standings tied with North Florida in the fourth spot. The Owls are the only team in the conference to finish with three straight home games. The highest KSU has ever finished in the ASUN standings at the end of the year is fifth. The team did it a year ago and during the 2006-07 season.

KSU is 7-3 at home this season. The most home wins in the Division I era is 10. The Owls won 10 games in the KSU Convocation Center during the 2006-07 and the 2007-08 seasons.

Every team wants to be playing their best basketball heading into the final month of the season. In the past two seasons, the Owls are 7-3 in the month of February, outscoring their opponents 811-727 during that 10-game stretch.

This week, the Owls host the Jacksonville Dolphins on Thursday night at 7 p.m. and the North Florida Ospreys at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. The final three games will be on ESPN3.

Thursday night is Top Flight Owls Night, where all of the student-athletes that earned a 3.0 GPA or higher will be honored on the court.


Kyle Hess

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