Glassboro, N.J. (1/30/13) – The Rowan University men's basketball team never trailed in the contest as they topped Kean University, 64-55, Wednesday evening in NJAC action.
Senior Anthony Gibson (pictured left) was one of three Cougars in double-digits as Kean fell to 6-15 overall and 5-9 in the NJAC. Gibson finished with a game-high 16 points as well as five rebounds. With the win Rowan improves to 16-5 overall and 9-5 in conference play.
Rowan started the contest on a 6-0 run, as Kendall White provided back-to-back treys. The Cougars came as close as one point shortly thereafter after two baskets from junior Xavier Fuller and a three-pointer from senior Mike Shaughnessy to put the score at 8-7. Both teams then struggled for the remainder of the half as the Profs headed into halftime with a 23-18 lead.
Fuller led the Cougars with six first half points.
A trey from Shaughnessy closed the gap to two at the beginning of the second half, but Rowan answered, scoring from behind-the-arc on five straight baskets to push their lead into double-digits. The Profs then paced the second half, pulling away with the win.
Junior Michael Burton recorded 14 points while Fuller finished with 10 and five rebounds.
Kean stays on the road and square off against Rutgers-Camden on Saturday, February 2nd at 3 p.m.