Both the TCNJ and Jersey City men’s basketball teams come into tonight’s game with nearly similar records.
They both have below .400 records, as the Knights have the better record at 5-9. The Lions come into the game with a 4-10 record.
Both teams are coming into this game on a one-game win streak. The Lions beat Montclair State on Wednesday night, while the Knights defeated Rutgers-Camden on the same night.
But the Knights defeated the Lions on January 21, 2012. They won 62-54 in that game.
They hold a 68-40 overall record against the Lions.
It is also their “Green and Gold” Day. For the men’s team, they are 4-5 on this day – and they have won the past three “Green and Gold” Days.
It is the second straight year, the Knights and the Lions will face each other on this day. When they have won on this day, the Knights have beat teams by a 2.3 scoring margin.
The Knights are; however, just 1-4 at home this season. Their lone win came on December 15, 2012 against Susquehanna University, winning 62-51.
The Lions are 3-5 on the road this season. Yet, in their last four road trips, they are 1-4 with the lone win coming against Western Connecticut State on December 29th, winning 57-53.
The Lions last win against the Knights came on January 9, 2010. In this game in Ewing, the Lions won 66-60 in overtime.
Jayson Johnson leads the Lions with a 12.6 points per game average. Skyelar Ettin has a 12.1 points per game scoring average.
Matthew Rista is averaging 10.9 points per game, while Alex Fox is averaging 10.4 points per game.
The Knights are led by Khalid Muhammed with 13.1 points per game. Rondre Kelly scored 13 points – thus a 13 points per game average – in his lone game this season.
No other Knights are averaging double-figures.