PROVIDENCE, RI – The ability to get to the free throw line propelled the Johnson & Wales University men's basketball team to victory on Tuesday. The Wildcats made more free throws than visiting Fitchburg State took as JWU rolled to an 88-72 victory.
The Wildcats went 27-40 at the charity stripe, compared to 7-18 by the guests.
Fitchburg State reduced the JWU lead to 14-9 at the 13:05 mark of the first half, but the Wildcats pushed the margin up to 32-15 over the next six minutes. Danny Ampofo scored 11 points during the run.
Producing his second double-double in a row was guard Brian Hogan-Gary with 26 points and 16 rebounds.
The Falcons were led by Nicholas Tracy with 17 points and five assists.
The last meeting between the two programs was in the 2016 NCAA Tournament Second Round where JWU defeated the Falcons, 86-74, to advance to the first Sweet 16 by any JWU program.
The Wildcats are on the road Thursday to take on Wesleyan at 7 p.m.