Men's Basketball Falls to NJCU

Union, N.J. (1/24/15) – Senior Jourdan Roberson tallied a game-high 27 points as the New Jersey City University men's basketball team led from wire-to-wire in a 100-70 win over Kean University in NJAC action.

Junior Tommy Soulias led the Cougars (4-14, 2-9 NJAC) with 25 points in the loss. 

Entering today's contest, the Gothic Knights (6-11, 4-7 NJAC) averaged just over five treys per game.  They more than doubled their average on the afternoon, recording six in each half on their way to shooting 57% overall on the afternoon. 

Leading by seven (33-26) with 6:21 to go in the first half, NJCU used an 8-0 run to push the advantage to double-digits, and kept that advantage for the remainder of the contest.

At the intermission, Soulias (pictured left) and Roberson each led their respective teams with 15 points apiece. 

New Jersey City paced the second half, pushing their lead to the widest margin in the final seconds on a three-pointer from Jamall McDaniel.

Senior Emmanuel Omowole recorded 15 points and five rebounds while classmate J.J. Hladik added eight points.

For the Gothic Knights, Khalid Muhammad and Neville Joseph each registered 19 points in the win.

The Cougars return to NJAC action on Wednesday when they travel to Ramapo College.