Newark, N.J. (11/29/17) – The Kean University men's basketball team rallied from a 16 point deficit to pick up their first win of the season by topping Rutgers-Newark, 74-63.
Rookie Adrian Baucum led the Cougars (1-3, 1-1 NJAC) with 19 points as Kean breaks a nine-game skid dating back to last season. Kean's last win was also against the Scarlet Raiders (2-3, 1-1 NJAC).
The Cougars suffered their largest deficit of the day, straight from the get-go, falling behind 18-2 with 12 minutes to go in the first half. Kean slowly chipped away and knotted the game at 27-all over the course of the next 10 minutes. Baucum's trey at 2:24 tied the game up and the Cougars trailed by just two at the intermission, 32-30.
Kean took their first lead of the day early in the second half as Keenan Williams Jr. knocked down a three (35-34). Another three-pointer, this one from Vaughn Laki Anderson with 15:14 put the Cougars up for good.
Kean returns to action on Saturday when they host The College of New Jersey at 1 p.m.