PHILADELPHIA – The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (10-6, 5-2 CACC) welcomes division foe Georgian Court (2-13, 1-5 CACC) to the Gallagher Center on Wednesday night at 8 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 11th meeting between Jefferson and Georgian Court since 2013 when Georgian Court began admitting male students. The Rams are 10-0 against the Lions with five victories coming at the Gallagher Center.
LAST TIME OUT
The men earned their fifth win in a row with a 73-64 decision over the Post Eagles (4-12, 1-6 CACC) on Saturday at the Gallagher Center.
The two squads went back-and-forth during the opening 10 minutes of play until the score was tied at 17 apiece. That's when the Rams took over with an 11-2 run that ended with 4:11 on the clock. Jefferson held onto the lead for the remainder of the period and had a 33-30 advantage at the break. The Rams forced 10 Post turnovers in the stanza.
The Eagles fought back to start the second, tying the score at 39 (16:30). Jefferson followed with another rally, posting 11 of the next 13 points for a 50-41 lead. The margin stayed in the single digits until junior Kylan Guerra's jumper (6:57) made the score 64-53. Post came no closer than seven the rest of the way and the Rams led by as many as 12 (73-61) down the stretch.
Sophomore Alexander Gorton recorded a game-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Junior DeVaughn Mallory put up his fourth straight double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. He added one assist, one block and one steal. Guerra finished with 15 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals. Junior Josh Bradanese scored 13 points while Prince Hickson chipped in with nine points, seven boards, five assists and one steal.
LOOKING AT GEORGIAN COURT
The Lions are looking to put an end to a five-game skid. They have struggled offensively, averaging just 66.8 points per game. Junior Caleb Bowser is the only player in double figures but he is pouring in 20.0 ppg, good for second in the CACC. Junior Matt Ringel is producing 9.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest. Bowser is pulling down 6.1 rpg. Junior Will Osborn is the top three-point shooter with 24 followed by Bowser with 22.
The Rams wrap up their three-game home stand on Sunday, January 20 against Caldwell. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. Jefferson fell at the Cougars, 73-63 during the regular season but topped Caldwell, 75-70 in the CACC quarterfinals.