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Men’s Basketball’s Bench Provides Spark in Loss to Nationally-Ranked Jefferson

Credit: David Broytman
Credit: David Broytman

PHILADELPHIA – The University of the Sciences men's basketball team's bench helped cut an early 26-point deficit to 11 points late in the first half, before No. 25 Jefferson pulled away in the second for a 78-46 win over the Devils at Bobby Morgan Arena on Wednesday night.

The nationally-ranked Rams scored 21 of the first 23 points and were ahead 32-6 10:13 into the action, before the USciences bench made a charge.

Tom Gregorits and Jordan Davidson came off the bench to combine for 11 points, and Brandon Starr scored six points as part of a 21-6 surge that got the Devils as close as 38-27 on a Starr layup 2:17 ahead of the break.

Jefferson (12-2) would score the final five points of the half, as well as the first eight of the second, though, and the Rams' lead would remain 20+ from that point forward.

University of the Sciences' bench accounted for 30 of its 46 points, led by Gregorits and Javon Gordon scoring six each. Davidson added five, joining Gregorits in setting a new season-high.

Gregorits also set a new career-best with four rebounds, tying Connor Murphy and Franklin Okpala for a team-high, while Davidson had a team and career-high three assists.

Starr led University of the Sciences with eight points.  

The Devils return to the road to take on Bloomfield this Saturday at 3 p.m.