Brandeis Men's Basketball Tops Emory 67-59 to Make Meehan Program's Winningest Coach

Coach Brian Meehan
Coach Brian Meehan

WALTHAM, MA - The Brandeis University men's basketball team hosted Emory University Friday evening as they looked to avenge an overtime loss in Atlanta just a week ago. Brandeis topped Emory 67-59 to make head coach Brian Meehan the Judges' all-time winningest coach in school history with 205 program wins. Brandeis is now 7-11 (3-5 in the UAA) and Emory is 14-5 (5-3 in the UAA).



  • The Judges led early, starting the contest up 12-4 in the first eight minutes of play.
  • Brandeis led by as much as 10 in the first half, outscoring the Eagles 27-22.
  • Emory threatened to close the gap throughout the second half, but the Judges held strong, not conceding a lead throughout the the remainder of the game. 
  • With Brandeis up 57-56 with 2:54 to play in regulation, the Judges went on a 10-3 run to finish off the Eagles.



  • Junior Jordan Cooper (Weston, Fla./Sagemont School) had a season high 28 points, finishing a rebound away from a double-double.
  • Cooper has now logged seven 20+ point games this season.
  • He also finished with three steals and an assist on the day. Cooper was 12-14 from the line and 2-4 from beyond the arc after being held to just five shot attempts in the teams' last matchup.
  • Senior Tim Reale (Mason, Ohio/St. Andrew's (R.I.) School) finished with 14 points, 10 of which coming from the free throw line (10-14). Reale also collected six rebounds.
  • Senior Robinson Vilmont (Cambridge, Mass./Wilbraham and Monson Academy) had 12 points on 4-8 from the field in the contest with eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals.



  • Emory had two players in double digit scoring, led by Jim Gordon's 21 points. 
  • Whit Rapp finished with 11 points, nine assists, and seven rebounds in the contest.
  • UAA-leading scorer, Adam Gigax, was held to just seven points by Brandeis (13 below his season average). Gigax did lead the team in rebounds, however, with eight.



  • Brandeis shot 42.9% from 3-point range (6-14) as Emory made only nine of their 32 attempts from 3-point (28.1%).
  • The Judges got to the line for 34 shots, making 25 of their attempts (73.5%).
  • Emory only shot 10 free throws in the contest, 39 less than the 49 they took in Atlanta a week ago.



  • Head Coach Brian Meehan passes former coach Bob Brannum ('70-'86) with his 205th win at the helm of the Judges. 
  • Coach Meehan is 205-153 in his fourteen years with the Judges. 
  • He has taken four teams to the NCAA tournament and one ECAC Championship.
  • Junior forward Jordan Cooper is just 18 points shy of his 1000th point. 
  • He looks to become the 32nd player in school history to reach the milestone.



  • The Judges play host to #5 Rochester on Sunday at 12pm as they look to bounce back from a loss last Sunday in Rochester.


-Daniel Schupper '19