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Men’s Basketball Completes Season-Sweep of Georgian Court with 78-68 Win Over Lions

Men’s Basketball Completes Season-Sweep of Georgian Court with 78-68 Win Over Lions

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences men's basketball team completed the season sweep of Georgian Court, defeating the Lions 78-68 in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) matchup at Bobby Morgan Arena on Wednesday night. 

Paddy Casey neared a triple-double, leading the Devils with 21 points, a game-high eight assists and seven rebounds. 

Sean Simon added 16 points while Tanner Kerr scored 14, with each scoring in double-figures in the second half.  

Jordan White was one point short of joining them in double figures, while Michael Fox contributed eight points off the bench. 

Brendan Crawford matched Casey with a team-high seven rebounds, Beni Toure tied his career-best with five assists. 

University of the Sciences made 11 3-pointers, its fourth game in five contests in which it reached double-digit trifectas. 

The Devils also reached the 20-assist plateau for the third time this season. 

Georgian Court jumped out to an 11-4 advantage 3:06 into the action, but USciences came back with the next eight points and the two teams traded two lead changes and two ties over the next couple of minutes. 

Seven unanswered gave the Devils their largest first half advantage, 31-22, when Fox completed a 3-point play with 6:46 to go in the half, but Georgian Court came all the way back to re-take the lead, 37-36, on a 3-pointer 1:16 ahead of the break.

University of the Sciences would score the last four points of the half though, the second basket coming when Fox beat the buzzer, and the Devils would lead throughout the entirety of the second half. 

USciences scored the first five points out of the locker room on a Casey 3-pointer and two Kerr free throws to complete a 9-0 surge and make the score 45-37 just 1:17 out of the break. 

Georgian Court clawed its way back within two, 52-50, on a 3-pointer with 12:14 to play, but again it was Fox with the answer as he responded with a triple of his own 20 seconds later. 

The Lions were able to make it a one-possession game once more, 57-54, with a 3-pointer at the 10:10 mark, but this time it was a Simon trifecta making it a two-possession game for good. 

University of the Sciences wraps up its three-game week on Saturday with a 3 p.m. tip at CACC North leader and regionally-ranked Dominican.