PHILADELPHIA – Career-highs in scoring from both Jordan White and Sean Simon lifted the University of the Sciences men's basketball team to a comfortable 78-60 victory over Lincoln at Bobby Morgan Arena on Monday evening.
White poured in a game-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting, including 5-of-9 3-pointers, to surpass his previous career-best by 10 points, while also adding three rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
Simon fell two points shy of White with 27 on 7-of-12 shooting, all of which came beyond the arc. He also made 6-of-7 shooting and tied his career-best with six boards.
The duo spearheaded a performance in which USciences made 12-of-30 from beyond the arc, one shy of the program's most since the beginning of the 2005-06 season.
Connor Murphy led all players with a new season-high of 18 rebounds, while adding 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting for his third consecutive double-double.
Cameron Hoffman neared his first career-double with career-bests of nine rebounds and a game-high eight assists.
University of the Sciences outrebounded Lincoln 48-32 and also had 10 more assists than the Lions, 19-9.
USciences (2-2) led wire-to-wire and after a Lincoln basket made the score 7-9 in favor of the Devils 4:41 into play, a Murphy jumper to beat the shot clock 29 seconds later began a run of eight straight points to spark a 26-4 flurry over the next 9:17, which at the time established the game's largest lead, 35-11, when Simon nailed a 3-pointer with 6:31 showing.
That was one of three Simon triples during the stretch, which also featured nine points from White, and Simon would make three more 3-pointers over the final 2:43 of the half to help USciences take a 20-point advantage, 44-24, into the locker room.
The lead would reach as high as 25 in the second half, 64-39, when Simon made his lone second-half triple with 11:48 to play.
University of the Science continues is three-game home-stand this Saturday when it hosts Bridgeport at 3 p.m.