UNION, N.J. (12/1/18) - Jared Latane finished with 17 points, six rebounds and three steals as the Kean University men's basketball team dropped a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest to Montclair State University, 79-59 on Saturday afternoon.
Myles Mitchell-White and Akbar Hoffman both totaled 14 points apiece for the Red Hawks who improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the NJAC. Jodrell Thompson totaled 11 points and four assists for the Cougars who fall to 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the NJAC.
Kean took an early 5-3 lead on a Thompson triple, but a 10-5 run put MSU back in front fairly quickly. The Cougars climbed back to within four at 30-26 with a 13-5 run, but Montclair closed out the half with back-to-back buckets from Hoffman and a Justin Porter layup at the buzzer. Kean trailed 40-31 at the break.
The second half was all Montclair State as a 28-14 run pushed the lead to the largest of the game at 68-45 with 7:03 remaining.
Head Coach Adam Hutchinson and the Cougars will return to action in Mahwah, N.J. on Wed. Dec. 5th, against the Roadrunners of Ramapo College at 7:30 p.m.