Ben Smith scored 19 points to lead Jacksonville in an 81-66 win over Stetson on Monday night, maintaining the Dolphins' spot in first place in the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Marcus Allen and Ayron Hardy added 11 points apiece for the Dolphins (16-11, 14-4), who have won four of their last five games. Smith was 3-for-5 from beyond the arc for Jacksonville.
Garfield Blair notched a double-double to lead the Hatters (13-15, 9-10), scoring 23 points and grabbing 10 boards. Sheldon Oliver added 12 points for Stetson, which has lost three straight.
Jacksonville capitalized on 21 Stetson turnovers, and shot 50 percent from the field (28 of 56) in the win. The Hatters shot 42.4 percent (25 of 59).
Both teams hit seven 3-pointers in the game, but Jacksonville took 14 shots from long range compared to 22 for Stetson.
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