Cohen Goes Over 1,000 Points, Leads Flash to Three Wins in Four Games


Redshirt junior men’s basketball player Josh Cohen joined two exclusive clubs last week.

On Feb. 13, he became the 20th player in Northeast Conference history to earn NEC Player-of-the-Week honors four times in a single season and the first SFU player to ever achieve this feat.

Three days later, Cohen scored his 1,000th career point in a win at Saint Francis-NY, becoming the 43rd player in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone.

“The Player-of-the-Week awards and the 1,000 points mean a lot,” said the 6-10 forward from Lincroft, New Jersey. “But nothing would mean more than to bring home an NEC championship to Loretto.”

Winners of three of its last four games, SFU entered its home game against Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night in fourth place in the NEC with an 8-6 mark in league play. The top four teams in the conference earn the right to host an opening-round playoff game on March 1.

SFU will close the regular season on Saturday, hosting Wagner at the Stokes Center at 4 p.m.

Cohen currently leads the NEC in scoring (21.4 ppg) and field goal percentage (58.4) and has scored 20 or more points in three of the last four games. His 579 points on the season ranks 10th in NCAA Division I and his scoring average is 11th in the nation.

“He’s got that fire to want to be great,” said Red Flash head coach Rob Krimmel. “He’s not only grown as a player, but as a leader, too.

“He’s really embraced a leadership role for us this year.”

In last week’s road sweep of Saint Francis-NY and LIU, Cohen averaged 18.5 ppg, 9.5 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game.

With two regular-season games remaining, Cohen said the top priority for he and his teammates is to stay focused.

“We are trying to stay the course and get some home games in March. I’m really excited about this team’s future.”