Noel, Seager lead men’s basketball to 80-55 win at Wesleyan

MIDDLETOWN, CT – Rowan picked up his first victory of the year, 80-55 over Wesleyan as Ja’Zere Noel led four teachers in double figures with 21 points and Andrew Seager had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Noel shot 9 for 14 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds while Marcellus Ross chipped in 12 points. By André Vilmar also added 10 points for Rowan (1-2).

The Profs only trailed for about a minute at the start and took control of the game midway through the first half. Leading 25-21, the Profs closed out the half going 18-6 in just under seven minutes to take a 43-25 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Rowan built it up to a 20-point lead just minutes into the second half, on a 6-2 run and never looked back. The Profs led by no less than 26 points, 69-43, on a Noel three-pointer with 6:02 remaining in the game.

The Profs connected on 44.1 (30 for 68) from the field and capitalized on a 15 for 20 effort from the foul line.

Rowan will open the conference season on Tuesday, Nov. 22 when they travel to Stockton in a rematch of last year’s NJAC Championship game.

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