PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (4-4, 0-1 CACC) returns home for the first time since November 21 when it battles the Holy Family Tigers (4-2, 1-0 CACC) in conference action at the Gallagher Center on Saturday at 4 p.m.
HOW TO WATCH
Tickets are available at the door. Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors/children/outside students with ID. Children under the age of six are free. Jefferson students, staff and faculty with school ID are also free.
A free, live video stream will be available for the contest with play-by-play and color analysis.
This is the 31st meeting between Jefferson and Holy Family since 2004. The Rams lead the series, 24-6, including a 14-1 mark at home. Jefferson has won the last four meetings overall and five in a row at the Gallagher Center.
LAST TIME OUT
The men dropped their CACC opener at Wilmington (Del.) (4-3), 69-62 on Tuesday. Junior Josh Bradanese finished with a team-high 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting, 4-of-9 from three-point distance, nine rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist. Junior DeVaughn Mallory produced a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards while adding one block and one assist. Junior Kylan Guerra wrapped up with 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting. He was 3-for-7 on three-point attempts. Jefferson turned the ball over just nine times, their second-lowest total of the campaign.
LOOKING AT HOLY FAMILY
The Tigers have won their last two contests, including their CACC opener on Tuesday at USciences, 77-75. Holy Family rallied in that matchup, scoring the final seven points of the game. Freshman Patrick Robinson leads the Tigers in scoring with 18.2 ppg. He is the reigning CACC Rookie of the Week. Junior Vincenzo Dalessandro has been Holy Family's top all-around contributor, posting 16.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per contest. He has reached double figures in scoring in all six games thus far with two performances over 20 points and three double-doubles. The Tigers were selected fifth in the South Division in the CACC Preseason Coaches Poll.
The Rams take a break from conference play next Saturday, December 15 when they host Southern Connecticut State at 4 p.m. The Owls defeated Jefferson, 73-71 at home last season.