Four Starters Score in Double Figures as Men’s Basketball Shoots Past Stockton

UNION, N.J. (2/10/18)- Micah Kerr totaled a game-high 23 points as four starters scored in double figures and the Kean University men's basketball team came away with the 94-72 defeat of Stockton University on Saturday afternoon.

Vaughn Laki Anderson knocked down four triples for the Cougars who improve to 7-17 overall and 5-12 in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Kashaun Barnes totaled 18 points and seven rebounds for the Ospreys who fall to 14-10 overall and 8-9 in the NJAC.

Kean shot the basketball extremely well all afternoon, finishing with 54.2% from the floor and 51.7% from downtown. Anderson and Jeff Cooper each made four triples as the Cougars totaled 15 made three-pointers on the afternoon. The Cougars were very efficient with the ball totaling 26 assists and allowing just nine turnovers.

Stockton stayed within striking distance for most of the contest as both squads made multiple runs. After leading 64-51 with 12:58 to play, Stockton used an 11-2 run to cut the Cougars lead down to 64-62 with 10:58 to play. Kean answered with a 30-10 run over the final 10:27, including a 17-0 run that closed the door for good on any Stockton comeback. The Ospreys also went the final 5:18 without a field goal.

Anderson, Kerr, and Cooper combined for 19 of the Cougars 30 points in the final 10 minutes.

Justin Watson totaled 16 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists, while Keenan Williams Jr. tallied 11 points, eight assists, and six rebounds. Cooper finished with 12 and Adrian Baucum totaled 11 off the bench for Kean.

Head Coach Rob Kurzinsky and the Cougars will return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 14th, hosting the Pioneers of William Paterson University in their regular season finale beginning at 8:00 p.m.