Juniors Matt Owens and Zach Orange added 12 and 11 points, respectively and another junior, A.J. Vos, added eight rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Trojans. It all began and ended with Jones, who opened the scoring with a dunk off a feed from Vos and closed it on a putback with 56 seconds left.
“[The dunk] really hyped me up, hyped the team up and gave us energy,” Jones said. “The team feeds off my energy.
“The coach told me before the game that if I come with the energy that the rest of the team will come with the same energy.
“He also used the metaphor of somebody being the moon because it reflects the sunlight. So I was that moon tonight. I reflected the sunlight and I spread it to the rest of the team.”