QUEENS, N.Y. - The Thomas Jefferson University men's basketball team (3-0) earned a 93-84 victory at Queens (N.Y.) (0-4) on Saturday.
The win was the 1,099th of head coach Herb Magee's Hall of Fame career. He will look to become just the second college basketball coach to reach the 1,100 mark when the Rams host Kutztown on Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.
The Rams led 10-6 early in the first half. The Knights went on a 7-0 run to take a three-point lead. With the score tied at 15, Jefferson started an 8-1 rally to make it 23-16. Queens cut the deficit to two (38-36) with 2:29 on the clock. The Rams scored 11 of the last 17 points to take a 49-42 advantage into halftime. The final shot of the period was a three by senior Josh Bradanese, giving him his 1,000th career point.
In the second, Jefferson was ahead by eight (64-56) at the 13:27 mark. The Rams increased their cushion to 14 with an 8-2 run. Jefferson had little trouble the rest of the way with the Knights getting no closer than eight points for the remainder of the contest.
BY THE NUMBERS
- Bradanese finished with a career-high 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting. He was 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and also grabbed five rebounds.
- Senior DeVaughn Mallory picked up his second double-double of the season with 26 points and 12 boards. He was 12-for-19 from the field.
- Senior Kylan Guerra recorded 19 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
- Sophomore Deondre Bourne contributed with 11 points.
AS A TEAM
- The Rams shot an impressive 55.9% (33-of-59) from the field, 55.6% (10-of-18) on three-pointers and 85.0% (17-of-20) at the line.
- Jefferson edged out Queens, 30-29, in rebounds.
- Bradanese is the 57th player in program history to reach 1,000 points.
- It is the Rams' first 3-0 start since the 2016-17 campaign.
- The 93 points was the most for Jefferson in regulation since a 98-64 win at Nyack on January 26.