Men’s Basketball Grinds Out Home Win Over USciences, 59-44

Men’s Basketball Grinds Out Home Win Over USciences, 59-44

PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (17-9, 12-3 CACC) grinded out a Wednesday home win over the USciences Devils (12-11, 8-7 CACC) in a conference matchup from the Gallagher Center, 59-44.

The win comes as the sixth straight for the Rams, who remain at the top of the CACC South.

Points were at a premium in the crosstown affair. Both teams made just eight field goals in the opening 20 minutes for a 25-20 halftime score. Sophomore Prince Hickson got the start tonight and scored 10 of his 18 on the evening in the first half. The forward hit 2-of-3 from the floor and 6-of-8 from the line in his first 19 minutes of play.

Jefferson led the contest wire-to-wire. The Rams went up 10-2 early and led by as many as 12 in the first half, 20-8. From there, the Devils went on a 10-1 run to get back within three at 21-18.

Jefferson outscored the Devils, 34-24, in the second half as four Rams finished the night in double figures. The Rams pulled away late, taking their largest lead of the game with just under a minute to play at 59-44.

In addition to his career-high 18-point effort, Hickson also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds and made three assists while going 8-of-11 from the free-throw line.

Senior Kaison Randolph scored 14 points while sophomore Kylan Guerra finished with 12 points and four assists.

Sophomore Josh Bradanese dropped 10 points with eight rebounds.

Jefferson Men's Basketball returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 10 with a conference affair against Bloomfield from the Gallagher Center. Action begins at 4 p.m. following the women's 2 p.m. start.