WATERBURY, Conn. – Guard Jim Connolly poured in a season-best 35 points to lead the Philadelphia University men's basketball team to their fifth straight win, an 86-75 victory over Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) foe Post University on Saturday afternoon in the Drubner Center.
The Rams, who never trailed throughout the contest, improve to 9-4 overall and remain perfect in the CACC with a 5-0 mark. Post is now 4-10 overall and 2-3 against the conference.
Connolly, who was just two points away from tying his career-high (37 points against Concordia (N.Y.) on Jan. 29, 2011), shot 11-of-17 from the field and 8-of-9 from the free throw line.
The Eagles had four players in double-figures, led by Geraldo Fernandez's 17 points. Saurnas Jackson scored 14 points and Zack Krischer and Jerry Cummings added 13.
Philadelphia, shot 52.7 percent (29-of-55) from the field. It is the seventh time this season that the Rams have connected on at least 50 percent of their shots. The Eagles shot 42.4 percent (28-of-66) overall. The Rams outrebounded the Eagles, 39-30.
Philadelphia has eight days off until traveling to Chestnut Hill for a CACC southern division battle Monday, Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.