Sunday, Feb. 1 was not the Judges’ day as the men’s basketball team took on the University of Rochester in a University Athletic Association match up. Despite a packed house in Gosman, the pumped crowd couldn’t help the Judges make their shots, as they suffered a 78-50 loss to the Yellow Jackets.
Rochester pulled away early in the first half to put away the Judges at home on Sunday. The Judges fell to 7-11 on the season while the University of Rochester improved to 7-11.
The Judges played the Yellow Jackets close in the first few minutes, trailing by one point after a lay-up by Connor Arnold ’15. However, the Judges’ defense couldn’t match up to the Yellow Jackets’ offense, as Rochester went on a 14-point run, which led to a score of 48-15 at the half.
The Yellow Jackets hit over 72 percent from the field to crush the Judges. Jared Seltzer and Mack Montague led the way for the University of Rochester with a combined 35 points, while shooting 9-of-10 from beyond the three-point arc. Seltzer contributed 19 points to the Yellow Jackets win, while Montague added 16. Tyler Seidman joined his teammates in double-digits with 11 points, after coming in off the bench. Seltzer and Dylan Peretz each had five rebounds, while three Yellow Jackets each contributed four assists.
In the second half, the Yellow Jackets added 39 points to their lead. Brandeis tried to fight back with a 18-6 run, cutting the deficit to 75-50 with fewer than three minutes remaining in the game. However, the University of Rochester scored the last three points of the game, bringing the final score to 78-50.
Brandeis was led by Tim Reale ’17 and Jordan Cooper ’18, each scoring nine points in the tough loss. KJ Baptiste ’18 and Samuel Dowden ’17 helped, as each brought down six rebounds. Arnold and Cooper topped off the stats for the Judges with two assists apiece.
The Judges face off against rival Emory on the road this Friday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.