Williams Jr. Collects 20 in Loss to NJCU

Union, N.J. (1/31/18) – Junior Keenan Williams Jr. recorded a game-high 20 points as the Kean University men's basketball team fell to New Jersey City University by the final of 75-63 on Wednesday evening.

Williams Jr. nailed six treys playing all 40 minutes of action on the night as the Cougars fell to 5-16 overall and 3-11 in the NJAC.  Sophomore Sam Toney had a double-double 16 points and 14 boards for the Gothic Knights who improve to 17-4 on the season and 11-3 in conference play.

Kean held early leads as Williams Jr. registered the first basket of the day two minutes into the action.  But the Knights tied things up at 10-all with a three-pointer from Robert Gordon and took the lead for good 30 seconds later on two points from the charity stripe from Yuri Brutus

NJCU held a 31-20 advantage at the break.

The Cougars trimmed the deficit to single digits and pulled within one (40-39) on a 12-0 run which featured three buckets from behind the arc.  Kean held close for most the half but NJCU used an 8-0 run late to push the lead back out to double-digits.  The Knights led by as many as 15 down the stretch pulling away with the win. 

Chika Wosu had 17 points and Gordon added 15 for NJCU.  Kean's Micah Kerr and Justin Watson each chipped in with 12.

Kean returns to action on Saturday when they travel to Rutgers-Camden for an NJAC matchup starting at 3 p.m.