JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jarvis Haywood scored 12 of his season-high 22 points in 10 minutes, sinking his first five shots, as Jacksonville broke out quickly against Kennesaw State en route to an 86-66 win Wednesday night.
The Dolphins (5-8, 1-1 Atlantic Sun) were a red-hot 73.7 percent shooting in the first half, 14 of 19, and finished at 65 percent.
With 11:20 to play, Haywood rebounded a Keith McDougald miss and scored a layup to notch his 500th career point. McDougald added 14 points for Jacksonville and Vince Martin 16 on 4-for-5 3-point shooting
Orlando Coleman and Delbert Love scored 17 and 15 points as Kennesaw State (3-12, 0-2) did not go quietly. The Owls forged a 13-0 run to slice a 26-point deficit in half, and fought within 72-64 with a 15-8 burst interspersed with three timeouts.
Jacksonville answered with a Martin 3-pointer and a Javon Dawson (12 points) fast-break dunk.
Colorado State graduate transfer John Gillon has chosen Syracuse, giving the Orange a potential starter at point guard entering the 2016-17 season.
DeSean Murray, who averaged 20.2 points as a sophomore at Presbyterian, will transfer to Auburn to play for coach Bruce Pearl.
Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49.