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