PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (4-2) heads north to take on the Kutztown Golden Bears (3-2) on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Keystone Arena.
LAST TIME OUT
The men could not overcome an early deficit in an 86-70 loss at No. 24 Bentley on Sunday. Junior Kylan Guerra ended with a team-high 21 points on 6-of-10 shooting and a perfect 8-for-8 from the line. He also gave out five assists. Freshman Deondre Bourne corralled six rebounds to go along with his 14 points. Juniors DeVaughn Mallory and Josh Bradanese contributed with 12 and 11 points respectively.
CACC WEEKLY AWARDS
Bourne earned CACC Rookie of the Week honors on Monday after leading the team in scoring with 18.3 points over three contests. He posted a season-high 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting with one assist in the Rams' win versus Millersville. Bourne poured in 16 points, going 5-for-10 from the field, with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block against Queens (N.Y.) before finishing with 14 points and six rebounds at Bentley. In addition, Guerra was named to the CACC Honor Roll for the third week in a row.
LOOKING AT KUTZTOWN
The Golden Bears, of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, are coming off a double-overtime loss at Lincoln (Pa.), 94-91 on Tuesday. They started the year with a 107-97 victory at No. 2 West Liberty. Kutztown also has a win over CACC school USciences, 76-71. Redshirt senior Anthony Lee is having an impressive year thus far, ranking seventh in the nation with 25.6 points per game. As a team, the Golden Bears are shooting 49.8% from the floor.
The Rams close out a three-game road swing and begin conference play at South Division foe Wilmington (Del.) on Tuesday, December 4 at 8 p.m. The two schools split last season's meetings with Jefferson falling in the road matchup, 79-61.