By Scott Strasser, January 29 2015 —
Fifth-year point guard Jarred Ogungbemi-Jackson (JOJ) became the Dinos’ third all-time highest scorer last weekend in the first game of a double header against the University of Victoria Vikes.
Ogungbemi-Jackson needed 14 points to move ahead of John Riad’s total of 1,687 points. Expectations were high considering he averaged just under 20 points per game throughout the season.
He ended the game with 15, overcoming Riad’s record with 7:40 left in the fourth quarter.
“I’m extremely proud of it and it’s a great accomplishment,” Ogungbemi-Jackson said. “As I came closer to the scoring mark people started telling me about it. When you know you’re only 10 or 15 points away, obviously it’s in your head. But going into games I wasn’t really thinking about it.”
The Dinos lost the game 81–63, causing mixed emotions for the record breaker.
“Getting the record but being down by 20 was a different type of feeling,” Ogungbemi-Jackson said. “At the time my focus was on how we were going to get back in the game and try to get a win on our home floor.”
In game two, JOJ equaled a season-high 29 points en route to a crucial 79–73 victory for the Dinos.
JOJ now has 1,707 points. The two players ahead of him are Karl Tilleman at 2,090 points and Richard Bohne at 2,171.