Men's Basketball Defeated by Farmingdale State, 77-60

Ashland, Va. (12/29/11) – The Kean University men’s basketball team fell to Farmingdale State College in the opening day of the Randolph-Macon Coaches Classic by the final of 77-60.

The Cougars (2-9) will face Baruch College on Friday in the consolation matchup at 5 p.m.

It was a slow scoring first half with Kean holding a slight 13-12 lead after 10 minutes of play.  The Rams (7-2) then picked up the pace with a 20-6 run over the last 10 minutes of the half to take a 32-19 into the break.  Sophomore Michael Burton led the Cougars with nine points while sophomore Kyle Latorre and junior Anthony Gibson each collected five rebounds.

The Cougars were not able to overcome the deficit in the second half as the Rams held a double-digit lead for most of the final 20 minutes.

Burton (pictured left) finished the game with a team-high 17 points while teammate Kenny Pace added 13.  Senior Andrew Kirey tallied 11 points.