BROOKLYN, N.Y. - November 27, 2018 - The Pratt Institute men's basketball team coasted past Webb Institute, 80-41, in the battle of the Institutes on Tuesday night in the ARC.
With the win, the Cannoneers improved their record to 3-2. In their first outing since November 20, Pratt put together a sharp offensive showing as they finished with 21 assists on 40.2% shooting from the floor (33-for-82). Griffin Levine (Dallas, Tex.) led all players with 17 points to go along with a career-high seven assists, three steals, and four rebounds in just 25 minutes of action. Bubby Vernon (Boulder, Col.) poured in 16 points, including four three pointers while handing out four assists, and snagging 10 boards, and Akil Philip (Queens, N.Y.) dominated inside with 11 points, and 13 caroms. The Cannoneers outscored the Webbies in the paint, 42-28, and owned a 58-36 edge on the glass.
The visitors were held to just 20 points in the first half and for the game, shot 31.1% from the floor (19-for-61), including 1-for-16 from beyond the arc.
Sparked by a David Sleziak (Brooklyn, N.Y.) layup to give Pratt the 7-6 lead, the Cannoneers put together an 18-1 surge, to earn a 23-7 cushion with 8:18 on the clock. The Webbies would climb within 26-16, forcing head coach Max Sass to call a timeout but Pratt regained momentum when Devin Dzierba (Clarence, N.Y.) slipped to the basket for an easy layup with 3:04 left in the first half. With time winding down in the opening period, Veron would drill a three off a pass from Levine to take a 37-20 lead into halftime.
Jason Yao (Vancouver, B.C.) finished in the paint in the opening minutes of the second half to push the lead to 29 and the Pratt's cushion grew to as many as 39 when Eric Jeon (Woodcliff Lake, N.J.) would score in the paint with 16 seconds remaining off an assist from Sleziak, to close out the scoring for the game, 80-41.
Up Next: Pratt Institute will look to carry their momentum to the Hill Center at St. Joseph's College on Thursday, November 29, when they take on King's College (NY) at 8:15 PM.