UNION, N.J. (11/20/18) - Jailen Jamison and Jared Latane combined for 24 points as the Kean University men's basketball team was dispatched by nationally ranked New Jersey City University, 92-67 in the NJAC opener on Tuesday evening.
Sam Toney totaled 20 points and five rebounds for the Gothic Knights who improve to 3-1 overall and 1-0 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Jamison finished with 14 points for the Cougars who fall to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in the NJAC.
After a fairly even first seven minutes, Kean took a 19-17 lead on a Nate Lyles dunk with 12:09 remaining in the first half. The Cougars pushed their advantage to the largest of the game at 28-21 with 8:32 remaining after back-to-back layups from Jamison.
The Gothic Knights would find their rhythm as they closed the opening stanza on a 27-9 run, which included seven points from both Toney and Lavrone Green. NJCU led 48-35 at the break.
In the second half, Kean couldn't recover as the Gothic Knights stretched their halftime lead to as large as 29 points at 83-54 with 4:24 to play.
Head Coach Adam Hutchinson and the Cougars will return to action in Newark, N.J. on Wednesday, Nov. 28th against the Scarlet Raiders of Rutgers-Newark at 8:00 p.m.