With a 13-4 record in the New Jersey Athletic Conference, the men’s basketball team has earned a first-round bye in the conference tournament, which will begin on Saturday, Feb. 22. With the College tied for first place with Stockton University, the seedings for the tournament will not be made final until the end of regular season play on Wednesday, Feb. 19. However, the Lions will be hosting one of the semifinal games on Wednesday, Feb. 26, in Packer Hall.
With three games left in the regular season, the men’s basketball team finds itself tied for first place with Stockton University in the New Jersey Athletic Conference standings, holding a 14-8 record and 11-4 in conference play. The Lions notched two more crucial victories this past week, beating Rutgers University-Camden, 77-64, and taking care of Ramapo College, 82-56.
After the tragic death of NBA superstar Kobe Bryant, NJAC basketball teams ramped up competition this week on the hardwood. The men’s team lost at Rowan University on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 73-84, but then bounced back with a 98-88 win against Montclair State on Saturday, Feb. 1.
The women’s basketball team lost 38-52 to Montclair State at home on Saturday, Feb. 1, snapping a three-game win streak and dropping to a 13-7 record on the season. The loss moved the Lions to a 10-3 conference record, while Montclair State stays tied with Rowan atop the standings with their 11th straight win.
The College’s women’s basketball team defeated Ithaca College 75-61 in its home opener on Friday, Nov. 15, earning its second consecutive victory by 14 points or more and improving its overall record to 2-1 on the season.
The phrase “third time’s a charm” proved to be true for the University of Rutgers-Newark women’s basketball team. Despite falling to the Lions twice earlier in the regular season, Rutgers-Newark bested the College in the second round of the New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament by a final score of 52-45.