Men’s Basketball Drops Wednesday Game at Paterson

WAYNE, N.J. (2/10/16) – Despite shooting 49 percent from the floor and hitting 8-of-15 from three-point range, the Kean University men's basketball team fell to William Paterson University 88-74 in Wednesday NJAC action.

Justin Watson had 18 points and seven rebounds, while Jerry Crismond just missed a double-double with 13 points and nine boards.

Kean was shooting exactly 50 percent from the floor at halftime and kept up that pace throughout the second half, but could not overcome WPU's 19 forced turnovers despite out-rebounding the Pioneers 40-34.

Bright Mensah had 26 points and five assists – both game-highs – to lead William Paterson to victory.

Micah Kerr had eight boards for another Cougar highlight, and Tré Gomez (3-4, pictured left) and Watson (4-6) combined to light it up from three-point range for Kean. Jodrell Thompson had a solid line, going 4-8 from the floor with five rebounds, two steals, an assist and no turnovers.

The Cougars will play their final road game of the season on Saturday in a 3 p.m. NJAC matchup at Stockton University.