Hang Ten! Men's Basketball Pushes Win Streak To Double Digits With Victory At USciences

Hang Ten! Men's Basketball Pushes Win Streak To Double Digits With Victory At USciences

PHILADELPHIA - The Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) men's basketball team (15-6, 10-2 CACC) stretched its win streak to 10 games with a wire-to-wire 73-52 victory at USciences (7-15, 4-9 CACC) on Tuesday night.

GAMEPLAY
The Rams scored the first six and nine of the first 11 points of the contest. The Devils cut the deficit to one before freshman Deondre Bourne drilled a three to make it 12-8. With Jefferson ahead 17-15, the Rams increased their lead to 16 (31-15) with a 14-0 run that ended at the 5:58 mark of the first half. Jefferson went into halftime with a 36-23 advantage. The Rams shot 57.7% (15-of-26) from the field in the opening 20 minutes with four three-pointers. USciences got within 10 early in the second but Jefferson started to slowly pull away over the first 10 minutes. With the score 57-42, the Rams had a 7-0 surge to make it a 22-point game with 9:07 left. The Devils were only able to close the gap to 17 down the stretch.

BY THE NUMBERS
- Bourne finished with a game-high 20 points on 5-of-12 shooting, including four shots from beyond the arc.
- Junior Josh Bradanese was 7-for-9 from the floor and tallied 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals.
- Junior Kylan Guerra notched 16 points, nine assists and five boards while junior Prince Hickson posted 12 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two steals.
- Junior DeVaughn Mallory pulled down eight boards.

AS A TEAM
- The Rams went 26-for-49 (53.1%) from the field, 9-for-15 (60.0%) from three and 12-for-15 (80.0%) from the charity stripe.
- Jefferson held USciences to just 33.9% (20-of-59) shooting.
- The Rams outrebounded the Devils, 37-29.

NOTES
- It is Jefferson's first 10-game win streak since the 2009-10 season.
- With Holy Family's 84-68 victory over Goldey-Beacom on Tuesday, the Rams' lead in the CACC South Division has increased to 2.5 games.
- The victory was the 1,089th of head coach Herb Magee's career.

NEXT UP
Jefferson is back at the Gallagher Center on Saturday, February 9 to take on Dominican (N.Y.) at 4 p.m. The Rams and Chargers are currently at the top of their respective divisions in the CACC. The contest will include Senior Day and Mental Health Awareness Game festivities. In 2017-18, Jefferson defeated Dominican, 89-77 during the regular season and 59-58 in the CACC Championship Game.