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Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 16, 2005, 01:15:46 pm
Chuck -  We are truly lucky to have you as coach of the Roadrunners.  Thanks to the hard work you and your coaches had put in over the last four years, and the support of the Athletic Director Eugene Marshall and the rest of the administration, Ramapo College Men's basketball has gone from doormat of the NJAC to the top program in NJ and one of the top programs in the country.  

In the last four years Ramapo has captured 2 ECAC Metro Basketball Championships, made 2 sweet 16 appearances, one elite 8 appearance, and won the first ever NJAC Championship in the history or Ramapo College for any sport.  You have done something no other coach has been able to accomplish.

Amin - Congratulations on making First Team All-Atlantic Region, you are truly deserving of the award.   If has been a pleasure watching you play at Ramapo and I wish you nothing but success in the future.  You are a class act and will be sorely missed !!
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Amin Wright on March 17, 2005, 01:14:45 pm
njachoopsfan,Truck, D3sthebest,and everyone rooting for Ramapo,
Thanks for congradulating me. If it weren't for Coach McBreen and my teammates I wouldn't have had the opportunity to even be considered for any of the awards I recieved throughout my college career. I just wanted to thank all of those guys for having my back when ever I needed them. They deserve any credit I am recognized for because without them I don't think I would have ever had a chance.  
Thanks to The Roadrunners and everyone affiliated with the program.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Amin Wright on March 17, 2005, 01:19:55 pm
Truck,
Sorry about that. I finally cleaned out all the mess I had in my mail. You can try sending things now, You shouldn't have any more problems. HAHA
I didn't even know I made the All-Regional Team.
That's cool!
Send whatever you want. Thanks again, Truck.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheRamapoRoadrunners on March 18, 2005, 12:36:57 am
Hopefully Ramapo recruits well next season and hopefully reloads. Amin thanks for a great season and great career at Ramapo. Coach McBreen once again did a GREAT job coaching....
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ira Thor, NJCU SID on March 18, 2005, 01:10:21 am
Mikestalker...Not sure how this happened, but I'm currently 7th of 246 in the women's pickem contest...
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 18, 2005, 09:35:18 am
Ira, I did better in the womens than in the mens.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: guardswitness on March 19, 2005, 09:40:12 pm
Everyone,
Any thoughts on All-American predictions?
If so, put in a word for you guy in the general topics section of posting up.  
Personally, i think TCNJ's Grant, NJCU's Washington, and of course my "POY" from RCNJ Wright, are definately ALL-Americans!
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Tom Wilson on March 21, 2005, 04:20:32 pm
Hey guys. I just signed on to do the new NJAC blog on www.nj.com. NJ.com posts many of the major NJ newspapers online.  

Comments, questions, ideas, news are welcome.  

Find it here:  

http://www.nj.com/weblogs/ and http://www.nj.com/colleges/  

There is also an NJAC forum available http://www.nj.com/forums/njac/
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 21, 2005, 04:39:43 pm
JT, don't forget NJCU, we are back in the conference next year.  The Knights also crowned a couple of national champs at the indoor track and field championships and a had a few all-americans.  You can get the details from the schools website.
www.njcugothicknights.com
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: chuck mcbreen on March 21, 2005, 05:13:21 pm
Pat Coleman and Pat Cummings, I wish I could have made it down to Salem last weekend, but I listened to the call of all the games on D3Hoops and it was excellent. Again I would like to say thank you for the incredible job you guys do promoting Division III basketball. Wisconsin Steven's Point has done an incredible job the past two years!! Congratulations to Wisconsin Steven's Point!!Another exciting year of March Madness at it's best.   To all the Ramapo Fans:  Mr. Amin Wright recieved NABC Atlantic Region player of the year and 1st team All-American NABC. On D3Hoops he made 3rd team All-American. From myself and Amin I would like to say thank you for all your kind words and support throughout the year. It was extremely exciting and fun year in the new 27 million dollar arena ("The Bill")!! Hopefully we can work even harder to bring in some solid student-athletes to improve our program for next year. Hope everybody has a relaxing and enjoyable summer. Coach Chuck McBreen  Ramapo College
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ira Thor, NJCU SID on March 22, 2005, 02:03:33 am
I think I won the women's pickem contest...This can't be right?!? Can it?

Women's rank:
1th of 245 with 100 points
 
Current Women's Leaders  
Pos. User Points  
1 Ira Thor 100  
2 bushj85 99  
3 hoop nut 94  
4 Cyrelius 91  
5 guru 85  
5 iceman 85  
7 PointerPirate 84  
8 Thunderwearer 80  
9 coastal fan2 78  
9 pennstghs 78
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 22, 2005, 09:56:14 am
But who won the weekend in Salem contest for the final four?

Nice guessing Ira :-)
Next year my daughter picks everything.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 22, 2005, 11:43:11 am
Amin,

Congrats on the D3Hoops All-American Selection and NABC Atlantic Player of the Year & NABC All-American.

Secondly, my stuff is still bouncing back saying that the recipient is over quota and the message is undeliverable for 6 days. Then, each day, it attempts to deliver again by itself and it bounces back.  

Need alternate way. Let me know.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ira Thor, NJCU SID on March 22, 2005, 03:19:18 pm
I would like to thank the half dollar I flipped in making the choices for the pickem that made this day a reality.

Thank you John F. Kennedy.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on March 22, 2005, 04:56:51 pm
I was hoping Mark Washington would make All-American, but he did miss a third of the season and he has next year yet.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Ricciardi on March 23, 2005, 04:06:04 am
Hey all you NJAC Hoop Fans, tonight in the Golden Dome at Rutgers-Newark, Coach McBreen and his staff will lead the NJAC Men's Senior Allstars against the CUNY Conference Senior Allstars. Game time is at 8pm. Women play the prelim at 6pm
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: d3sthebest on March 26, 2005, 02:07:22 am
Amin,
Just back from five days in salem and had a chance to read coach's post.  Congratulations on all the post season recognition!
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 27, 2005, 11:21:56 pm
AMIN,

Congrats on Winning the MVP at the All-Star game.  

Once again, do something with your inbox. Everything came back again a few days ago.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Amin Wright on March 28, 2005, 03:28:40 pm
Truck,  
Thanks again for you support.
I just cleared my inbox today, again.
Try sending something now.
Sorry about that.  
How is everything? Good to hear from you!
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 31, 2005, 02:00:22 am
Mean,

I sent it a few hours after you posted - same day.  

But.... it came back to me. Is there any alternate ways I can get it to you? Email me and let me know. I can hook you up with a Gmail Account but I can't send it to you becuase it's gonna bounce  back  



Your message has been enqueued and undeliverable for 1 day
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Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 31, 2005, 02:10:16 am
Amin, if you are using Outlook Express to handle your mail, go to the Tools menu, accounts, select your mail account and hit properties, then click on the "Advanced" tab.

If you have checked the box labeled "Leave a copy of messages on server" then uncheck it and hit OK, then Close to close the accounts window. Then the next time it checks mail it will clear your mailbox on Ramapo's server and you can begin to receive new mail.

If you guys use a webmail setup to get your mail through a browser and you have been deleting mail, make sure you empty your trash to make sure the deleted mail actually gets taken out of your quota.

If you guys use neither of the above, I apologize for wasting everyone's time. :-)
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Amin Wright on March 31, 2005, 04:16:33 pm
Thanks guys! I'll get right to it.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on April 06, 2005, 12:46:14 am
Amin,

I just got several e-mails that bounced back once again. Did you try the thing that Pat suggested? Let me know if there is an alternate way to reach you. Jadakissruffride@aol.com

The emails that I got back today had this message:


Your message is being returned; it has been enqueued and undeliverable for
7 days to the following recipients:

 Recipient address: awright@pegasus.ramapo.edu
 Original address: awright@ramapo.edu
 Reason: unable to deliver this message after 7 days
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Amin Wright on April 11, 2005, 03:29:20 pm
truck one of professors told me the same thing. I did what Pat suggested. I figured it was working now that I can get emails from professors. I just checked my email this morning and I had a few new messages, but none which came from you. Try to send your mail from another account. I don't know what the problem is now. Anyhow, what's going on out there?
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on April 11, 2005, 10:18:03 pm
Truck, try setting up a yahoo or hotmail account and emailing from there.  AOL plays funny games sometimes with email.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on April 12, 2005, 08:40:40 pm
Thanks guys.  

Some emails did go through now because Amin wrote back so I figure it's working.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: heatlee on April 23, 2005, 09:35:41 pm
Why does CNJ have so much trouble getting into the NCAA tournament.  It seems like they start off strong, or at least have a solid win streak during the season.  But at the end they fall short. They seem to have a solid talent base.  So what is the problem?
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on April 25, 2005, 10:19:12 am
I'm assuming you're speaking of last year and not in general Đ because TCNJ is definitely a middle-of-the-pack NJAC team at best most years.

Generally, TCNJ doesn't have the depth and athletic talent which other NJAC programs seem to be able to get. Another problem they have is the academics. When the average kid is entering TCNJ with a 1300 SAT while other schools are able to welcome marginal academic performers and transfers who might have previously failed out Đ it makes it very, very difficult to compete. When was the last time TCNJ had a solid core of returning players which were complimented by a transfer who made an impact and played a major roll? I think it might have happened once in the last decadeĘĐ and he lasted a season before failing to make the grades to return.

Look what Ted Fiore did at Montclair a couple years ago. He took a potential Top-10 returning line-up and added more transfers than a Newark-bound train of Manhattan commuters. No matter that the team imploded on him Đ it's besides the point . He did it because he could Đ which is something you'll never see at TCNJ.

Another problem with recruiting is the TCNJ facilities, as just about all of the NJAC major players have added new venues over the last few years Đ the most recent being Stockton, Kean and Ramapo. TCNJ will be adding their own multi-pupose 2,000 seat facility within the next few years.

As far as this season was concerned... Yes, TCNJ had a lot of talent. What they didn't have was a point guard on a team that really only had three big scoring threats. As the season went on there became a formula to stopping TCNJ. Add a slashing point guard who could drive to the basket, was a threat to score as well as kick it back out to Grant or Burke, and you very well might have had a top 10 team.

But let's be realistic, the only time TCNJ has ever been considered one of the top 2 or 3 programs in the NJAC on a yearly basis was when Kevin Bannon was the head coach for 7 seasons and went 145-48 Đ ending as the '89 national runner-up.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ben on April 25, 2005, 04:07:47 pm
Defense, defense, defense....
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: heatlee on April 25, 2005, 05:46:15 pm
in 2003-2004 CNJ was 10-7 and then went on to win 8 out of their last 10, and that was after a 3-4 start. In 2002-2003 they were 9-4 and finished 13-12.  For a overall record of 48-30 and 23-24 in league over the past three seasons.

Over the same period of time the womens' program went 59-22 overall and 38-9 in league.

Both programs have to recruit quality students who are also able to play basketball at a high  D III level.  Why are the women able to do it and not the men?  They have the same academic and facility resrtictions as the men.

This is not meant in any way to be a criticizm of the mens program.  It is merely a question.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on April 25, 2005, 06:09:21 pm
Heatlee
The NJAC is one of the top 5 DIII men's basketball conferences in the country. Simply put, the women's side of the conference is not Đ by a large margin.

In '03-'04 the Lions finished strong by winning their last eight. But they only played road games against Camden, Montclair and Chestnut Hill before losing at Rowan in the playoffs.

In '02-'03 they started 9-4 because the bulk of the games were played outside the NJAC.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on April 29, 2005, 10:26:13 am
I thought I would post a slightly boastful link.  I am bragging for two reasons, one it is NJCU and the other it is D-III against some of the best competition in the country at the Penn Relays.
Penn Relays
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on May 31, 2005, 12:15:48 pm
Here's a link to TCNJ's new Event Center. The facility will seat between 1,200 and 2,500. They'll be able to adjust the seating to the size of the event.
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on May 31, 2005, 12:28:42 pm
More importantly, Phil, will they be able to host postseason games or will the campus still turn off the power during spring break? :-)
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: atn alum on May 31, 2005, 12:44:15 pm
When is that facility going to be completed?
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on May 31, 2005, 01:59:20 pm
ATNwriter
Going by the original plans, which outlined the decade-long $250,000,000 project of TCNJ's physical plant, is like counting on the weatherman for an accurate prediction 2 weeks from now.

From what I understand (and since the architect has been selected and renderings completed), it's at the top of the list in the planning stage Đ with construction due to start in the fall and completion projected at summer of '07.

It's an interesting rendering. Someone might want to pay a little attention to the location of all those windows though. The windows overlook the football field (south), and the basket to the right would leave a shooter facing the west Đ and all those windows and skylights... as well as the setting sun. It would certainly make for interesting afternoon games in the winter!

Pat
They should stick some solar panels on the roof and store up enough energy to fuel the place one week out of the year!
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ira Thor, NJCU SID on June 15, 2005, 11:49:41 pm
Here is the 2005-06 NJCU men's schedule:

http://d3hoops.com/school_info.php?school=New Jersey City&team=m&year=2006
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on June 15, 2005, 11:59:31 pm
Ira, good to see you officially posting on the NJAC board!:-)
Title: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Dougherty aka Knightstalker on July 21, 2005, 11:17:14 am
I was informed last night that NJCU Assistant Mens Basketball coach Ron Woodward has been asked to step down from his position.

(Message edited by knightstalker on July 21, 2005)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on August 16, 2005, 10:23:23 am
Woo Hoo first post on the new NJAC basketball board :P
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on August 19, 2005, 09:58:17 pm
Nice forum update. I guess I'll be the second one to post on the new-look boards.

Ramapo's schedule is up on their website, although not on d3hoops.com yet.

http://ww2.ramapo.edu/athletics/basketballMen/Schedule.asp
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on August 19, 2005, 11:07:35 pm
Ramapo's schedule is up on their website, although not on d3hoops.com yet.

We don't usually post them without tournament pairings. That Phoenix tournament would be a pain in the rear for us to fix later, better to get it all in the first time.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: sikma99 on September 20, 2005, 07:07:10 pm
 ::) how is willy p going to be this year? a return to glory?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on September 22, 2005, 03:40:19 pm
Pat Coleman:

Will there be a topic for independents like Lincoln for the 2005-2006 BBall season or will I have to access the Bumblin B's?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on September 23, 2005, 04:39:55 pm
You can certainly create a topic for independents and see if anyone joins in.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: guardswitness on October 22, 2005, 11:11:26 pm
This should be all Ramapo RoadRunner fans #1 Question:
Where is he now?
#10:Amin Wright
Two-Time NJAC Defensive Player of the Year
NJAC 1st Team All-Conference
NJAC Senior All-Star MVP
D3hoops 1st Team All-Atlantic Region
D3Hoops 3rd Team All-American
NABC All-Atlantic District
MET D3 Player of the Year
For as long as I been following the RoadRunners, it seems as if their non-returning players always fall off the face of the Earth!!!! Besides Robert Anderson, who is still a part of the program through coaching, what happenned to everyone after him? As of late, the "Boogiemaster"?  ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 28, 2005, 12:34:13 pm
Who else did Ramapo lose for this season?  Wasn't Holley a senior and a couple of other players?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on October 28, 2005, 04:56:52 pm
Ramapo loses Amin Wright, Ben Allen, Derrick Holley and Eliazar Velez.  Wright was the only starter though the others contributed off the bench.

And we've had a few Ramapo players on this page -- more than for any other team in this region -- though they may be using pseudonyms.


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 28, 2005, 10:32:39 pm
I think they will really miss Holley, he was an outstanding defender with some of the quickest hands I have ever seen.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 28, 2005, 10:55:22 pm
Ramapo' starting center Rashawn Wilson is also missing from the roster.  NJCUs' roster is posted on the NJCU website.  Abe Williams is the biggest name missing for the Knights, it was expected though, I think he had to give up something and basketball was the least important.  He will  be missed, he was a good player and good influence on the team, he worked hard and there was no quit in him.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Coach C on November 02, 2005, 09:20:37 am
Ahhh the usual NJAC roster turnover continues.  I think that this is really the major issue that prevents the NJAC from being a premier national conference, on the level of the CCIW, WIAC and MIAA.  When you are constantly churning players through, you generally have to take a step back at the beginning of trhe season so you can take two steps forward later.  Sometimes it's two steps back and only one forward though!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 02, 2005, 12:05:07 pm
Coach C, I think you may be right about the roster turnover.  Some schools have a large turnover almost every year and some don’t have that much.  I think the better programs, Rowan, NCU, WPU and Ramapo over the last 10 to 15 years have not had the roster turnover that schools like Montclair and RU Newark do.  TCNJ doesn’t have much turnover but they just can’t seem to recruit the top players anymore, whether this is because of admission standards or a lack of effort from the coaching staff or a combination of both is unknown.  Kean is another school that while historically a middle of the pack school they do maintain a solid roster core, and they lose their homecourt advantage this season.

I can only speak of what I see at NJCU regarding the turnover on the roster.  Coach Brown will take in transfers from a County College and from other schools.  The core of his roster is almost always players that have been in the program two years or more.  The majority of the players that leave are usually ones who think that because they are pretty good ball players they don’t have to go to class.  Unfortunately for them they find out that Coach does not play that way, which may have flown in HS but not for Coach Brown.  NJCU loses players sometimes because family obligations take precedence over basketball.  A lot of the students at NJCU are the first in their family to go to college.  NJCU is primarily a commuter school, which is part of why they could never field a good football team year in year out.  Sometimes a player leaves the program because they need to work to support their family, pay tuition or they have to drop down to part time status and become ineligible that way.  I am pretty sure this cuts across most of the NJAC teams.

The loss of Abe Williams is a big one for NJCU; he was one of the better low post players in the conference and lead by example on the court.  I never saw him taking plays off.  His loss was expected, it hurts to realize it but it was expected.  It is very difficult to play basketball, raise a family, go to school full time and work full time.  Abe worked nights loading trucks at UPS, went home got a little sleep, got up and got the kids ready and off to school.  He then went to school himself, studied, went to class and then practiced every afternoon.  He would then go home, take care of the kids, get a couple more hours of sleep and then start the whole routine over again.  I never heard him say anything about this or complain about his schedule.  This was told to me by people in the Athletic Department who were amazed that he could do this.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Coach C on November 03, 2005, 08:26:42 am
Knightstalker -

It's not like other conferences don't have this problem.  I do think that it tends to mark the difference between the conferences with a national reputation and those that occasionally have teams that break onto the national stage. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 04, 2005, 04:35:56 pm
Ramapo' starting center Rashawn Wilson is also missing from the roster.


Wilson is on the team...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ramapofan on November 13, 2005, 04:14:12 pm
Ramapo looked really good in beating up on Bloomfield College last week.  Bloomfield was picked to win their conference this year and has a D2 all-american pg.  Even though he didnt look like one that night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 17, 2005, 01:33:02 am
Be sure to head over to the Multi-Regional Topics Board and select your team for the new Survivor Pool!  :D

You might actually win something!  ;D

Deadline is Friday before the first game's tipoff
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 17, 2005, 01:32:08 pm
Ramapo looked really good in beating up on Bloomfield College last week.  Bloomfield was picked to win their conference this year and has a D2 all-american pg.  Even though he didnt look like one that night.

Ramapo or any NJAC team beating Bloomfield is like Duke beating FDU, don't read too much into it.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 18, 2005, 08:45:16 pm
NJCU loses to Scranton in the first game 70 to 75.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 21, 2005, 01:59:59 pm
Ramapo College Tip-Off Tournament


On Saturday: Ramapo def. Medgar Evers, 87-73

On Sunday (Championship): Ramapo def. FDU-Florham, 72-55


All-Tournament Team
Medgar Evers – Perry Wilkes
Yeshiva – Harel Vatavu
FDU-Florham – Pierre Schmitt
Ramapo – Rashawn Wilson, Todd Lowber

*MVP* – Ramapo – John Wojcik
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 21, 2005, 02:08:42 pm
Talk about stacking a tournament to give yourselves a quick start.  That is what a lot of teams do though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 22, 2005, 04:58:27 am
Talk about stacking a tournament to give yourselves a quick start.  That is what a lot of teams do though.

I believe those are referred to as Cupcake Classics. (Copyright Ray Martel.)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 22, 2005, 09:48:00 am
NJCU kicks off the NJAC season tonight at MSU, unfortunately I will not be able to make this game, I will make the game against John Jay next Monday night though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Coach C on November 22, 2005, 10:15:58 am
The alternate name for the Cupcake Classic is "Wilkes University vs. 3 Bible Schools Classic"

C
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 22, 2005, 10:33:04 am
I believe I have the lineup here for the ultimate "Cupcake Classic" listed in seeding order.
IWU
RU-Camden
Centenary
Medaille

I wasn't sure who to put three and four both were winless last year I believe so I went with alphabetical order.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on November 22, 2005, 05:50:40 pm
I believe I have the lineup here for the ultimate "Cupcake Classic" listed in seeding order.
IWU
RU-Camden
Centenary
Medaille

I wasn't sure who to put three and four both were winless last year I believe so I went with alphabetical order.

Stalker, LOL!

But don't go shamin' my Titans - they annually put together one of the toughest schedules in d3.  They would NEVER put together a tourney like that! ;D
Title: Ramapo Loses
Post by: Truck on November 22, 2005, 11:02:02 pm
Wow...

Ramapo lost its' NJAC Opener:

Rutgers-Newark 88   
Ramapo 80



Ramapo got off to a great start, scoring 10 straight points. In the early going, Ramapo was up 12-2.

17:41 First Half - At that point, the momentum shifted towards R-N and they never looked back. R-N played at their own pace for the entire game.

Ramapo simply lost in their own gym. They had too many turnovers and mistakes. At one point, they had possession three times in a row, and never took a shot. All three possessions resulted in three straight turnovers.

The season is still young and hopefully, if the team starts listening to Chuck, they will get back on track.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Coach C on November 23, 2005, 10:06:17 am
Truck -

Are you saying that there are issues with the team not following coaching?

C
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 23, 2005, 10:15:56 am
Coach C, I don't know about Ramapo last night but it is fairly common for some NJAC teams, NJCU included and Ramapo sometimes to not listen to the coach at the beginning of the season.  This is usually the newer players the ones that have been around long enough know better.  Coach Brown at NJCU handles it very easily, you don't listen, you sit until you learn to listen.  I think Coach McBreen does it the same way, I have seen good players sitting on his bench stewing because they want playing time, but need to learn a lesson.

NJCU lost its NJAC opener last night to MSU 89-82.  Gonzales had a monster night 40 points and 18 of 18 at the line tying the school record set against JCSC in 1962 and topping his personal best of 17.  (information above curtesy of the press release on D3Hoops).  It is tough to overcome a performance like that.  Gonzales is good and keeps getting better, talk about a key transfer.  He is good and has stuck around, Teddy Basketball got a good one with this kid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 23, 2005, 01:07:28 pm
Truck -

Are you saying that there are issues with the team not following coaching?

C



The team was just making too many mistakes.

1) You cannot take the ball down the court on offense three times in a row and not take a shot because of careless turnovers.

2) In a 3 on 1 situation, you have to pass the ball to the open man and get a clean layup, instead of going up by yourself and getting fouled. Take the easy baskets. 

3) Free throws were a big part last night with Ramapo hitting 44% in the second half from the line. 

4) There was a lack of defense throughout the game. R-N shot 58% from the field. That cannot happen if you expect to win.

In the last minute of the game, Ramapo finally decided to pressure the inbounds pass. It took R-N three tries to get the ball in play. That is defense. That is the way they should have played the entire game.

This is a good group of guys. They have a great starting lineup of Wilson, Lowber, Malko (very impressed with him last night) on the front line, Quameir Harding who is a great defender and Antoine Pryor, who brings the ball up are in the backcourt.

Ahmad Mosby, John Wojic and freshman Tim Wesley are key players off the bench.

With Chuck's leadership, I know they will have a great season. But they did not play Ramapo style basketball last night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 23, 2005, 02:30:29 pm
I saw my first game of the season last night: NJCU @ MSU. Great performance by Gonzalez, who thoroughly dominated inside. Although he slowed down somewhat in the second half, the Gothic Knights were pretty much helpless defensively against him. Jamal Ford, MSU's shooting guard, had a nice game and hit a couple of shots down the stretch. Jonathan Arthur, who can play the 3 or 4, is a very good athlete who can run the floor and rebound. He is a freshman but he is starting and contributing immediately. Elliot Solop, a freshman who can also play either forward spot, is physical and has good instincts. Although Ford is solid, I think that MSU's major problem may be in the backcourt. They lack a solid point guard and their reserves are small and inexperienced.

NJCU has one of the best players in the conference in Mark Washington, but he's going to need help if they're going to win. Charles Coles can hit 3's and Rob Freeney can take the ball to the basket and create. Devin Davis is a good shot blocker and intimidator inside, but his lack of bulk can be a problem at times. It looks like James Kaiser is their best low-post player. The Knights' major weaknesses appear to be a lack of size and a paucity of interior scorers.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Coach C on November 26, 2005, 10:14:59 am
Truck -

Good points indeed.  The most telling is the 585 shooting.  I have never seen a team win with defense that shoddy.  Free throws, well they call it a charity stripe for a reason.. you have to take advantage.  The other stuff happens sometimes, especially early in the season.  it usually  means that the guys are not onfident in each other yet.  Only winning helps tht heppen on a team where it is an issue.

C
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 26, 2005, 09:24:50 pm
I know that playing more with each other will help the guys gain confidence in their teammates. A team has to win when all players are on the same page. You cannot win with a group of individuals playing for themselves.

All in all, it was only one game for Ramapo that they should have won but didn't. They still have a long season to go and Chuck will get them playing the right way by next game.   
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 01, 2005, 12:50:02 pm
I saw NJCU beat Rutgers-Newark, 68-59, last night. NJCU led by 17 with seven minutes remaining in the second half, but Newark fought back and managed to get the lead down to three with a couple of minutes to go.

Rutgers-Newark is a good team that has already beaten Ramapo this year. They have one of the conference's best players in junior forward Jermont Horton. Center Chinedu Ibeh is a pretty good rebounder and can get you a couple of points as well. Guard Chadd Barnes, who may be the best freshman in the conference, is super quick and can shoot, but he's a bit undisciplined and forces the issue at times.

The Raiders have a lot of newcomers and young players, but Coach Loughran uses his bench and has the team playing aggressively and with increasing confidence. If this team gets solid floor leadership and cuts down on mental mistakes, they should be tough.

With the win NJCU demonstrates that they're still a respectable team and one that is  capable of beating anyone in the conference. It was a solid, all-around team effort. The Knights were led by James Kaiser, who was aggressive from the start and a bit too physical inside for Newark's big men.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 01, 2005, 01:40:34 pm
I see Amin Wright, Ramapo's former star is playing for the Newark Express of the ABA and the coach is Darryl Dawkins aka "Chocolate Thunder".  I think Shaheen Holloway, and John Morton from Seton Hall are also on the Express.


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 03, 2005, 01:31:36 am
Just got back from Glassboro, saw the NJCU men and women sweep an NJAC double header from the Profs.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 03, 2005, 10:48:34 pm
Ramapo demolished Rutgers Camden today on the road...


RAMAPO    104
R-C           58


RCNJ had 4 players in double figures:

Lowber*, Wilson, Wojic, and Wesley


* = Starter


RCNJ had a respectable Assist to Turnover ration - 18 to 22 while R-C had a dismal 8 to 33


Ramapo shot 59% from the field throughout while R-C was ice cold at 39%...



Great win for Ramapo, albeit R-C is on the bottom end of talented teams in the NJAC. Still, putting up 100+ indicates an efficinent offense. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 04, 2005, 01:22:04 pm
Missing scores from the NJAC:

New Jersey 72, Kean 60
Richard Stockton 75, William Paterson 65
Rutgers-Newark 77, Montclair State 72

I saw TCNJ beat Kean yesterday. The game was tied at halftime, but the Lions opened up some breathing room about midway through the second half. The Lions have a lot of size and solid outside shooting, with a decent bench. Findlay is an all-conference performer and Davison is a solid rebounder and defender. Newcomer Matt Diamond is a very good outside shooter and can score down low as well. Once again their primary weakness is a lack of quickness and athleticism. Despite losing Grant, it looks like the Lions could be a playoff team this year.

Kean is led by seniors Armet Coles and B.J. Hamby. Coles has solid low-post moves and is a very good rebounder. Hamby is a versatile scorer and a good defender. Kean has a lot of young players and newcomers who must step up in order for the Cougars to be competitive. With the loss of Kesler and Horton it appears that Kean will be weaker than last year's team.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njacfan on December 07, 2005, 09:51:02 pm
When did Rowan mens basketball join the bible school league?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 07, 2005, 10:27:44 pm
Why I enjoy the NJAC...

We are 4 games into the season and check this out.

MSU beats NJCU who beats Richard Stockton who beats TCNJ who beats Rowan who beats Kean who beats William Paterson who beats Rutgers-Newark who beats Ramapo who beats MSU

The only team not included is Rutgers-Camden, who may not beat anyone in conference. 

Good times!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 08, 2005, 09:44:22 am
Gordon
I can only hope that the same crew who voted TCNJ's soccer team 9th in the NJAC – only to see them reach the Elite 8 in the NCAAs – did the voting in selecting the bball team 9th in the conference.

The NJAC recipe for winning the conference is going to simply be defend your home floor and go .500 on the road. That will leave you around 14-4 – which should be enough to get you home court through the playoffs.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 08, 2005, 10:22:32 am
Phil, they picked NJCU fifth in the coachs poll and that is where the knights finished the regular season.  But I bet nobody expected them to make it to the sweet sixteen of the NCAA tournament, only to have to play TCNJ again. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 08, 2005, 12:20:49 pm
I saw Ramapo beat Montclair last night, 94-90. Ramapo led by 10 midway through the second half, but MSU hung tough and made it a nailbiter. Ramapo has size and is deep. A lot of good athletes and some pretty good shooters as well. They lost All-American Amin Wright, but have added a couple of new faces. This team may be a little weaker than last year's team, but they're pretty comparable.

Todd Lowber, Ahmad Mosby and Mike Malko played very well for Ramapo. Gian Paul Gonzalez was outstanding for MSU and Jamal Ford put in a solid effort as well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 08, 2005, 04:17:02 pm
Just some stats from the Ramapo game:

RCNJ had 5 players scoring in double digits. Mosby came off the bench to score 22. Lowber had 16, Quameir Harding was hitting everything, scoring 14. Malko and Wilson (came off the bench) each scored 13.

Gonzales (35 pts) and Ford were the standouts for MSU. No one else really stepped up.


Turnovers:

RC- 19
MSU - 27

Steals:

RC - 15
MSU - 5
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 10, 2005, 10:45:42 pm
Final from Jersey City, NJCU 98 Ramapo 78.  I did not see the whole game.  I got there with about four or five minutes left in the first half, NJCU was up 45-37. From that point until several minutes into the second half NJCU just kept increasing the lead.  At one point I think it was up to 27 points.  Ramapo did not play good defense and were out rebounded by the Knights.  This is the second time I have seen Wilson play center and he can score in the low post and can disrupt passing lanes and block shots.  He just is not that aggressive or tough that I have seen, he was getting pushed around by much smaller players tonight.  Ramapo will have to play better defense and Wilson will have to step it up for the Roadrunners to contend.  Having said that, I am sure the game at Ramapo will be completely different.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 12, 2005, 08:56:52 am
Knightstalker:

Wow!!!!, 20 pts, Congratulations on an impressive win over Ramapo.  It's too bad our teams don't get an opportunity to meet during the regular season, however, if we're both lucky, maybe...........just maybe, will meet postseason.  We owe you guys from last season lol.  ;)

Good luck to the Gothic Knights.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 14, 2005, 08:10:02 pm
I was at that game as well. Both teams loves to push the tempo, put up alot of threes, and pressure the guards. From beginning to the end, that style seemed to only benefit NJCU. They were able to do a great job from the free throw line while RCNJ shot at a very low percentage. I was surprised not to see Abe in the line up, but also very disappointed to see that RCNJ couldn't take advantage of his absence. NJCU played with a high level of confidence and showed no signs of letting up. Washington even took the time to look and talk to me in the stands. It was very disappointing to see RCNJ go down in that manner. Someone has to step up immediately!!! NJCU, great game.

Knightstalker, "We owe you guys from last season lol."
Does NJCU play RCNJ in Mahwah this year?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 14, 2005, 10:17:52 pm

Does NJCU play RCNJ in Mahwah this year?




Jan 21, 2006

3 PM @ THE BILL
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 15, 2005, 01:15:22 am
I have a feeling that Abe will be playing next semester.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 15, 2005, 09:39:40 am
Missing score from 12/14

Rutgers-Newark 76, York, NY 65
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on December 15, 2005, 04:23:38 pm
I have a feeling that Abe will be playing next semester.


Knightstalker...do you have any inside information? 

I seen the Gothic Knights play against Rutgers-Newark earlier this year and I thought they could really use Abe in the paint.  He was on the bench but of course not dressed.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 15, 2005, 04:44:47 pm
Basically it comes down to this, if Abe wasn't going to play next semester Coach would not let him sit on the bench./
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 15, 2005, 08:11:43 pm
I think Abe will be playing sometime this year. He has a very intense load and maybe needed sometime to rest his mind and body.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 20, 2005, 10:59:07 am
Article from todays Star-Ledger about Jermont Horton.
 Horton  (http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1135057552276750.xml&coll=1)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 30, 2005, 09:24:18 pm
Ramapo beats Division I Biola (8-3) today, winning the PHX Cactus Jam Tournament.

The final score was 74-70 in overtime.

Outstanding game for Shawn Frost (17 pts. 8 rebounds)




Score by Periods                1st     2nd      OT    Total
Ramapo, NJ....................   31       30        13  -   74
Biola..............................    33       28         9  -   70



Ramapo shot 40% and 42% in the two halves. Biola started out cold (35% in first half) but shot 50% in the second half. However, RC put up 10 more shots in the second half. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on December 30, 2005, 11:44:13 pm
Biola is an NAIA Division I school, but traditionally a very strong basketball program at that level.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 31, 2005, 04:59:58 pm
I took in the doubleheader on Thursday evening at Montclair State. In the opener, Keene State squandered a 20-point lead in the second half against SUNY-Plattsburg, but managed to pull out the victory in overtime. Keene State is physical and aggressive with some solid outside shooters. Plattsburg has several good players and is athletic.

In the second contest, Montclair blew an eight-point lead with 1:32 remaining in the game and lost to Bridgewater State, MA 68-67. Another solid outing for MSU's Gian Paul Gonzalez, who scored 33 points. Gonzalez can score, rebound and defend and is a legitimate All-American candidate. Jonathan Arthur and Jamal Ford also contributed for MSU. Derick Thompson, a burly 6-3 power forward, played well for Bridgewater.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 31, 2005, 05:07:19 pm
On Friday afternoon, I saw Rutgers-Newark waltz past Hunter, 87-60. The visiting Scarlet Raiders led from the start and the game was never competitive. Hunter was coming off their only win of the season (vs. FDU-Florham), but they were completely outclassed in this matchup.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 02, 2006, 04:49:16 pm
Hats off to the Roadrunners!!! When everyone on the outside were assuming we were out of the picture, you guys pulled together and went to Arizona and won the first ever championship for Ramapo!!! Congradulations to the Roadrunners!!! I know how tough it is in that tournament, and for you to win it for the first time shows that you guys have lots of pride!!! Now build on the streak, the second half of the season was always my favorite!!! See you guys soon!!
Amin :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 02, 2006, 04:50:49 pm
How is everything Truck? Will You be at the upcoming home game? Let me know.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 04, 2006, 03:18:37 pm
Mean,

I sent you an e-mail on Monday. Just making sure you got it.

Yes, I'll be at the game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 04, 2006, 10:50:40 pm
TCNJ wins at Ramapo tonight 55-54 behind Findlay's 28 points and 10 rebounds.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on January 05, 2006, 12:23:46 am
I have a feeling that Abe will be playing next semester.


Good call Knightstalker, I see that Abe played this evening.  He will surely help in the paint the rest of the year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 05, 2006, 12:48:25 am
Abe is back and NJCU wins their seventh straight.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 05, 2006, 04:49:39 pm
Glad to hear Abe is back on the hardwood. What a time to welcome the big fella back on board. Seven in a row, keep up the good work.

I was at the RCNJ- TCNJ game last night and witnessed one of Scott Findlays' greatest perfomances of his college career. He simply was unstoppable from beginning to the end. Hopefully the Roadrunners can take his determination and will to win and do something with it for themselves. That game makes me wonder how really good was the tournament this year out in Phoenix. I was scratching my head and biting my nails trying to figure out if this was the team I just cut down the nets with. I see alot of uneccessary complaining going on by players that have the opportunity to play most of the minutes, but I don't see any of it resulting in anything possitive. Then I see guys that are supposedly trying to earn minutes doing an even worst job when they get in the game. Coach McBreen is one of the greatest when it comes to preparation. For some reason, these guys are not playing according to the game plan. 54 points by RCNJ is just unacceptable. Pryor had an exceptional game. I can honestly say he has stepped up as the leader of the  team, but it comes down to the other guys wanting to follow, and if not, simply stepping up and being  leaders as well. All egos must be checked at the door, and then let go. Lets Go Roadrunners!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 05, 2006, 10:48:49 pm
I saw Findley have one of those games against NJCU a couple of years ago in Ewing.  When he gets hot, forget about stopping him, stop the others and try to keep up.  The Lions always seem to get some of the best pure shooters in the state.  Too bad they can't get a couple of slashers and some wide bodies for the paint.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 08, 2006, 11:17:53 pm
Wooster played TCNJ on Jan 6, winning 62-53.

Findley - 22 and 10
Stallworth - 13pts


For Wooster:

Tim Vandervaart - 22pts
James Cooper - 15pts
Witucky - 7pts (in foul trouble)



Records:
Wooster: 12-1
TCNJ: 9-3
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 10, 2006, 12:24:49 pm
RCNJ won by nearly 50 points. Hopefully the Roadrunners are back to their winning ways. Next game we will see.
This Wednesday versus William Paterson, 7pm in Mahwah.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 10, 2006, 02:16:05 pm
As Mean noted, Ramapo won on the road vs. Mitchell College last night. The final score was 119-77.


Score by Periods                1st   2nd   Total
Ramapo College................   61   58  -  119
Mitchell College..............      38   39  -   77



Timothy Wesley was in the starting lineup for this game, replacing co-captain Todd Lowber who went 0-7 from the field last game and failed to score for the entire game.

Lowber bounced back, going 10-13 and finishing with 24 pts and 6 reb, leading the team in scoring.

Wesley was a monster on the boards, grabbing 13 rebounds while scoring 10 pts.

For Ramapo, Charles Perales scored 10 in 15 minutes of action, Malko was in double figures with 11 and big man Jamal Jenkins netted 12 pts of his own.

**Excellent Assist to Turnover ratio - 24 Assists and 12 Turnovers.

Ramapo shot 53% for the game and 57% in the second half. Mitchell, on the other hand shot 40% for the game and had a poor second half going 31.6% from the field.


 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 13, 2006, 09:51:50 am
Big game in Wayne this weekend, NJCU at WPU.  Hope to be there.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2006, 12:40:16 am
This past Wednesday was another home, NJAC competition game for Ramapo. Once again, the result was a loss, this time at the hands of WPU.

Ramapo scored just 51 points losing by 3 points.

All in all, the game was ugly. Both teams ended up shooting 29.4% from the field and around 50% from the free throw line.

Some stats...

For Ramapo:
Assists: 6
Turnovers: 30

For WPU:
Assists: 8
Turnovers: 25

Points off turnovers:

WPU: 26
RCNJ: 10


Ramapo is clearly not playing their style of basketball. They now have a losing record in the NJAC (3-4) and are in the bottom half of the Conference. The only conference teams they have beaten are Kean and R-C (which are at the bottom) and Montclair, which is in 5th place.

In mid-January, it is time for the players to get serious about playoff competition and losing NJAC contests to WPU, TCNJ, NJCU is not helping the team.

I know they are well coached. Coach McBreen, in my opinion, is by far the best coach in the NJAC. His passion and dedication are clear to see. The problem is with the players.

No defensive rotations, lackluster offensive performances, turnovers, individual play, etc. They are playing as individuals, all for themselves, as opposed to playing cohesively as a team. Consistency among player's performances seem to be lacking - a good first half doesn't translate into a good second half. There's nobody on the team that Coach can put in the game that can turn it around for the team. 

One would think that a home conference game would signal some urgency for the players to come out and not commit 30 turnovers, not run the wrong plays and show a desire to play some defense.

Ramapo is on the road on Saturday against Rowan - 3PM.


Below is the box score from the game:
http://ww2.ramapo.edu/athletics/index2.asp?id=2324
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2006, 12:46:39 am
Big game in Wayne this weekend, NJCU at WPU.  Hope to be there.

            NJAC         Overall           Streak
            W   L         W     L

NJCU:   6    1         10    3            W1
WPU:   5     2         10   3             W7



As Knightstalker mentioned, the first matchup of the year between these two teams (the second one being at NJCU on 2/11) will be tomorrow at 3pm.

Barring inclement weather, I will be in attendance...

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2006, 03:47:13 pm
Ramapo leads Rowan 59-36 at halftime.


Rowan is getting outplayed in all areas. Ramapo looking like a different team from last Wednesday when they scored 51 in the entire game. They are running the floor as in past years....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2006, 04:43:17 pm
92-76 Ramapo wins


28 Points for Rashawn Wilson.

Double figures for Malko & Lowber.

Excellent game for Ramapo. They were able to run the floor and not get bogged down as they were vs. TCNJ and WPU.

Coach had them very well prepared for this game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2006, 07:33:55 pm
WPU beats NJCU.

NJCU:65
WPU:81


Both teams are tied (6-2 record ) in NJAC standings but WPU moves to 11-3 and first place in the NJAC while NJCU is third with a 10-4 record.

Stockton has moved into second
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 16, 2006, 10:19:20 pm
Ramapo wins a double overtime game on the road versus York (NY).

116-113
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 17, 2006, 02:48:51 pm
Was at the NJCU WPU game saturday, at least for part of it.  The one thing I noticed was the Pioneers are playing that smothering defense again this season which drives opposing teams nuts.  They put good pressure on the ball and stay in the shooters faces and take away passing lanes.  The part of the game I saw was much closer than the final score, a lot of the points were garbage time points put up while being fouled.  Defensively they will play with just about anyone, offensively they have a ways to go.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 18, 2006, 11:42:14 pm
Just got back from the York/Catholic game and went to check the stats of the Ramapo game...


On the road, Ramapo wins in double overtime against Richard Stockton.

Ramapo - 110
RS -          106


Ahmad Mosby had a great game, scoring a career high 34 points. Rah Wilson had 28 and 13 reb.


15 to 21 Assist to turnover ratio


Score by Periods                1st  2nd   OT  OT2   Total
Ramapo........................      38   43   14   15  -  110
Richard Stockton..............   42   39   14   11  -  106
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 19, 2006, 01:20:39 am
That's four OTs in three nights.

The Roadrunners are getting their money's worth.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 19, 2006, 02:53:09 am
Truck,
      Ahmad Mosby had a great game, scoring a career high 34 points.


I'm not surprised at all. The kid can really play. I just hope he gets it in his head thats how he has to play everynight if Ramapo is going to have a chance this season. not saying he has to get 30 a night, but become more aggressive when the opportunity presents itself and become more consistant.
In my eyes, he's all conference!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 19, 2006, 10:14:41 am
Big game at the Bill this Saturday afternoon, hopefully I can make it.  I really don’t think NJCU dominates the game and wins by twenty this time.  Ramapo is always much tougher at home although I wonder how much of the home court advantage has been lost by moving into the Bill.  Moving from a small, loud, packed gym to a larger facility is good and bad in my opinion.  When NJCU moved from Fries to the J-Mac they lost a big advantage, the same thing happened to Stockton and probably to Kean this year.  Those small NJAC facilities that Kean, NJCU, Stockton and Ramapo had were all intimidating places for teams and fans alike.

I think Ramapo’ problem from the game I saw and what I am reading from Mean’ posts are nobody has consistently stepped up as the team leader on and off the court.  They still have some great athletes and players but no-one like Amin or Whitted to take over and force the team to be better just by their will.  I think Mosby can, but will he is the question.  Ramapo has good players in place and they are well coached, it is up to them to become consistent, it is almost like they are playing to the level of their opponent, something NJCU has had problems with quite often.  You don’t win the big games doing that.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 19, 2006, 10:23:57 am
How are the Red Hawks looking this year?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 19, 2006, 10:31:27 am
How are the Red Hawks looking this year?

That you Ben?  I haven't seen MSU this year but Gonzales is having a great season, he beat NJCU almost single handed earlier this season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 19, 2006, 10:42:00 am
Yes, its me.. Considering you are talking about the "Ben" that played for MSU a few years ago.  I have yet to see MSU play this year but I have heard great things about the way Gian Paul has been playing. I hope to get around to see them play very soon.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 19, 2006, 11:27:15 am
Big game at the Bill this Saturday afternoon, hopefully I can make it.  I really don’t think NJCU dominates the game and wins by twenty this time.  Ramapo is always much tougher at home although I wonder how much of the home court advantage has been lost by moving into the Bill.  Moving from a small, loud, packed gym to a larger facility is good and bad in my opinion.  When NJCU moved from Fries to the J-Mac they lost a big advantage, the same thing happened to Stockton and probably to Kean this year.  Those small NJAC facilities that Kean, NJCU, Stockton and Ramapo had were all intimidating places for teams and fans alike.

I think Ramapo’ problem from the game I saw and what I am reading from Mean’ posts are nobody has consistently stepped up as the team leader on and off the court.  They still have some great athletes and players but no-one like Amin or Whitted to take over and force the team to be better just by their will.  I think Mosby can, but will he is the question.  Ramapo has good players in place and they are well coached, it is up to them to become consistent, it is almost like they are playing to the level of their opponent, something NJCU has had problems with quite often.  You don’t win the big games doing that.




Let's remember that Ramapo lost 3 NJAC contests at home, albeit they were winning until the last stretches of the game. Usually this happened because of a player's mistake (ie - failure to cover a 3 point shot, failure to grab a defensive rebound), which shifted the momentum. From this play, the opposing teams (R-N, TCNJ, WPU) were able to mount a comeback.

The problem with Ramapo has been careless play and stupid turnovers. I would look to players such as Lowber and Rah Wilson (the best post player in the NJAC) to put the team on their backs. It's good to see Mosby step up and fill in for Antoine Pryor.

This team has a superb coach in Chuck McBreen and hopefully they can extend their winning streak in this last month prior to the playoffs.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 19, 2006, 11:38:59 am
Truck, is Wilson that good?  I have seen him twice against NJCU and he hasn't played that well.  I know he was still recovering from injuries he received in Iraq last season which would explain why he looked a step slow.  This year Davis and Kaiser handled him fairly well.  From the players I have seen I would said that Gonzales is the best low post player in the NJAC, possibly one of the best in the country.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 19, 2006, 02:46:07 pm
Truck, is Wilson that good?  I have seen him twice against NJCU and he hasn't played that well.  I know he was still recovering from injuries he received in Iraq last season which would explain why he looked a step slow.  This year Davis and Kaiser handled him fairly well.  From the players I have seen I would said that Gonzales is the best low post player in the NJAC, possibly one of the best in the country.



Wilson has had games in which he struggled. He also missed an entire month of games and returned recently against Rowan. In the past 3 games, he has shown what a force he can be and I hope he continues. In the past 3 games, he has averaged 26.3 ppg and 9.0 rpg, including 2 performances with double doubles. He is my candidate for NJAC Player of the Week.

Gonzales is a great player. He certainly has a touching life story and is making himself a frontrunner for the Pony Wilson Award. But when Big Rah is full strengh, he can play like a monster down low and Ramapo reallly needs him to be successful.

For those who want to read up on Rah's tour in Iraq, here is the story. The man is a hero and I'm glad to see him come back from the war, serve his country, go through those injuries and now be playing ball.

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkyNjkmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY2NDY0MTkmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk5
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 19, 2006, 09:15:08 pm
Truck"Rah Wilson (the best post player in the NJAC) "
    This is coming from me! Amin Wright!!
Are you serious?? Gian Paul Gonzalez is clearly POY of the NJAC so far. And I think he deserves to get player of the week as well. Everyone has a life story and just like everyone else, he has to still prove he can play and night in and out thats exactly whathe does. And to consider Wilso to be POY of the NJAC is a very they should be, and Wilson can only lame himself. His return was against teams that aren't even contenders. So the numbers aren't impressive at all in my eyes. Night in and out Gonzalez is the only player that I can really see putting a team on his back!
I respect you opinion, but you don't know the half of it.
Mosby was always one of those great players. Hopefully he can really fit the mold as a true college player and break away from whatever was holding him back. Lowber has become much more aggressive. That's what RCNJ was expecting him to do earlier in the season, but I am happy to see that he has really put forth the effort. It couldn't have come at a better time. I hope he just continues to elevate his game. I can't wait to see this weekend's gameIt would be very exciting to see Mosby and Lowber on runnning the wings when Pryor returns. His assists are up almost three since last season.

****I was at my former high school today (Ferris H.S.) to watch some H.S. basketball for the first time in awhile, and I ran into Coach Brown from NJCU . What a surprise. Hopefully, for my Roadrunners, yours as well Truck, this was a sign of a victory tomorrow. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 19, 2006, 09:52:20 pm
Truck"Rah Wilson (the best post player in the NJAC) "
    This is coming from me! Amin Wright!!
Are you serious?? Gian Paul Gonzalez is clearly POY of the NJAC so far. And I think he deserves to get player of the week as well. Everyone has a life story and just like everyone else, he has to still prove he can play and night in and out thats exactly whathe does. And to consider Wilso to be POY of the NJAC is a very they should be, and Wilson can only lame himself. His return was against teams that aren't even contenders. So the numbers aren't impressive at all in my eyes. Night in and out Gonzalez is the only player that I can really see putting a team on his back!
I respect you opinion, but you don't know the half of it.
Mosby was always one of those great players. Hopefully he can really fit the mold as a true college player and break away from whatever was holding him back. Lowber has become much more aggressive. That's what RCNJ was expecting him to do earlier in the season, but I am happy to see that he has really put forth the effort. It couldn't have come at a better time. I hope he just continues to elevate his game. I can't wait to see this weekend's gameIt would be very exciting to see Mosby and Lowber on runnning the wings when Pryor returns. His assists are up almost three since last season.

****I was at my former high school today (Ferris H.S.) to watch some H.S. basketball for the first time in awhile, and I ran into Coach Brown from NJCU . What a surprise. Hopefully, for my Roadrunners, yours as well Truck, this was a sign of a victory tomorrow. 


I never said Gonzales was a bad player. If fact, I said he is the frontrunner for the Pony Wilson Award.

Regarding Wilson, the man has had a great week from what I can tell. As I noted before, he has averaged 26.3 and 9 in a 3-0 stretch for Ramapo. This included Rowan, York (NY) and Richard Stockton.

Gonzales, on the other hand, had a monster game against Rowan, in which he scored 33 and grabbed 17 rebounds. However, the other games against Kean and Richard Stockton, he went for 22 points and 4 reb and 6 points and 3 reb. For Montclair, they had a 1-2 week.

That's why I would give the edge, between Gonzales and Wilson, to Big Rah.

Also, another great player, Matt Byrnes - he was a non-factor in their game against Ramapo, scored 37 against MSU in a loss and scored 22 against R-N. All in a 0-3 week for the Profs.

That's why Wilson should be player of the week. Maybe there are other players that played better that I didn't look at but as far as I know I want Wilson to get it. Just my opinion...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 19, 2006, 10:09:46 pm
Okay Truck, From those numbers, now I can agree! The results are definately going to come into play. RCNJ 3 wins, MSU and Rowan both had losing weeks. I would give it to Mosby! He is the one who is really filling some shoes. Pryor has been starting since he walked in the door, and when he went down Mosby stepped up.In my eyes, 34 is not unheard of when it comes to this kid.
Mosby: NJAC Player of The Week!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 19, 2006, 10:24:29 pm
Okay Truck, From those numbers, now I can agree! The results are definately going to come into play. RCNJ 3 wins, MSU and Rowan both had losing weeks. I would give it to Mosby! He is the one who is really filling some shoes. Pryor has been starting since he walked in the door, and when he went down Mosby stepped up.In my eyes, 34 is not unheard of when it comes to this kid.
Mosby: NJAC Player of The Week!



Yes, but I'm talking about the whole week not just one game. Beanie had 8 pts, 4pts, and then 34pts during the 3 games.

Rah was more consistent for all 3 games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 20, 2006, 12:07:36 am
And BEanie was there when they were losing too! Playing with an injured hand "shooting hand". Rah watched from the sidelines.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 20, 2006, 12:48:23 pm
What happened to Rowan??  They do not seem to be a threat anymore in the NJAC.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 20, 2006, 12:53:39 pm
And BEanie was there when they were losing too! Playing with an injured hand "shooting hand". Rah watched from the sidelines.


Mean,

I love every one of those Ramapo players - including Beanie and Rah. I saw that Beanie's shooting hand was hurt and I admire his competetiveness to come out and play. Most other people would bitch about it and not even give the effort to play. Now, Rah's back again after everything that happened with him and I hope he will  dominate down low while Beanie dominates the guard position. Thiis is a team and I am not against Beanie or Rah - I love these guys and I just want them to keep winning - that's how I and you feel.     
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 20, 2006, 12:55:42 pm
What happened to Rowan??  They do not seem to be a threat anymore in the NJAC.


i think 2 players - reevey and somebody else are injured
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 20, 2006, 01:02:46 pm
What happened to Rowan??  They do not seem to be a threat anymore in the NJAC.

Rowan hasn't been Rowan since Mo Davis graduated about five years ago.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 20, 2006, 01:41:51 pm

Rowan hasn't been Rowan since Mo Davis graduated about five years ago.


I agree.  He was a beast inside. They had good players over the years but could never get the key wins up in No. Jersey. 


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 21, 2006, 06:58:25 pm
Ramapo was able to hang on for the victory against NJCU.

The final was 88-87.


Big Rah had another great game - 26 pts and 14 reb.
Ahmad Mosby, as well, scored 14 points and had 8 assists in his starting role.
Lowber had 14.
Pryor came off the bench for 9
Tim Wesley also netted 9 pts.


Points in the paint-NJCU 28,RCNJ 32.
Points off turnovers-NJCU 45,RCNJ 16.
2nd chance points-NJCU 13,RCNJ 6.
Fast break points-NJCU 0,RCNJ 0.
Bench points-NJCU 20,RCNJ 26


Score by Periods                       1st  2nd   Total
New Jersey City University....   32   55  -   87
Ramapo College................       48   40  -   88



NJCU had 4 in double figures with Mark Washington leading the way with 24pts.


NJCU has 17 assists and 18 turnovers.
RCNJ had 20 assists and 34 turnover.



Ramapo got out to a great start. In two and a half minutes, they were up 13-0. The rest of the half was in the same fashion. Ramapo was dominating the game and looking like a Top 25 team. The game was played at their pace and they went into halftime up by 16.


The second half - within the 10 minute mark - was much closer. NJCU was able to get closer until they were within single digits. A couple of three point shots and they had closed the lead and eventually were out in front by one point.

Ramapo was out of timeouts and they took it down the floor and Mosby was able to get in the lane and made an impossible shot in traffic that went down with 7 sec to go in the game.

NJCU's shot in the closing seconds was off and several tip-ins would not fall. Ramapo had hung on and won in a game that was too close for comfort.

This team needs to keep its poise and finish games. They need to finish opponents off and not let them come back in the game. After leading by double digits throughout the game, they cannot lose the lead with 13 seconds left in the game.

I was very excited by the way Ramapo came out. They played their style of play and looked capable of beating anyone.


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 21, 2006, 07:25:39 pm
I got to the Bill at halftime.  Ramapo came out in the second half, got up by twenty and looked like they were going to stay that far ahead.  NJCU adjusted and started to use the press against Ramapo.  The press seemed to get the Roadrunners out of their game and it seemed to frustrate them.  Having not seen the Ramapo WPU I could guess that WPU's press frustrated them in that game also.  The Roadrunners need to learn how to break the press and be patient against it otherwise opposing coaches are going to start pressing the roadrunners until they prove they can break it.

This is the first good game I have seen Wilson play, if he plays like this all the time he will be a force. 

NJCU needs to play better than they have been.  They should never have been down by twenty points.  I think the Knights match up against the Roadrunners better than any other NJAC team, they are very similar and have similar types of athletes.

It turned into a good game, poorly officiated on both ends but a good game.  It was almost like the refs would miss the obvious calls, the coaches would complain about it and the next time they would blow the whistle on something that wasn't a foul to make up for it.  Very poor job, but I think fair.  Both teams are physical aggressive teams and fouls could be called every possesion.

Again, good game, what I have come to expect from an NJCU Ramapo game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 22, 2006, 12:26:39 am
'Stalker, Truck:

Thanks for the report.  Sounds like a great game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 22, 2006, 11:30:34 am
Gian Paul Gonzalez dropped 51 on Lincoln last night.


His entire team scoed 88 in a losing effort. He was 19-for-26 from the field and 13-for-18 from the free-throw line. He also added 12 rebounds
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 22, 2006, 01:51:11 pm
Gian Paul Gonzalez dropped 51 on Lincoln last night.


His entire team scoed 88 in a losing effort. He was 19-for-26 from the field and 13-for-18 from the free-throw line. He also added 12 rebounds


Wow.. Things have really changed at Montclair. 2 things really jump out at me about that game.  First, the fact that someone on MSU's roster would score 51 pts, take 26 shots and LOSE!!  Second, an opponent of MSU to top 100 pts.  In my 4 years at Montclair, I do not remember a team scoring 90 pts. against us. IN fact, there were not many teams who appoached that number. Knowing Coach Fiore, he must be frustrated with the points teams are scoring against them. If MSU can buckle down and try to play some defense, they can be a dangerous team to play against with one of the better players in the country in Gian Paul Gonzalez.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 22, 2006, 02:46:38 pm
Yesterday afternoon I watched Kean pick up a home-court win over Stockton, 73-69. The visitors got out to an early lead with good inside play by Miguel Rodriguez and Jon Greene. About midway through the half Kean came back and took the lead, going into the locker room with a 34-30 advantage. The Cougars held the lead until late in the second half, when Stockton went up by four points. The game was tied with a minute to go, but a layup by Bryan Miller gave Kean a 69-67 lead. With 33 seconds remaining, Stockton's Sid Jackson tied the game at 69 with two free throws. With 20 seconds left, Miller hit a short jumper to give Kean a 71-69 lead. Two free throws by BJ Hamby closed out the scoring with four seconds left, giving Kean the 73-69 win.

The victory was the fifth straight for Kean. Hamby and Armet Coles are their best players, but Hamburger is getting good production from his supporting cast. Miller and Lamar Wright both played well, demonstrating nice shooting touches and the ability to drive to the basket.

Stockton got good inside play from their three big men, Rodriguez, Greene and Jackson. Junior guard Kevin Holmes demonstrated a very impressive long-range shooting touch. Their leading scorer, Tobias Smith, had an off-game, as did point guard Mario Lancioni.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 22, 2006, 04:27:46 pm
There's great parity this year in the NJAC. Here are the in-conference records:

NJCU 7-3
WPU 7-3
Ramapo 6-4
R-Newark 6-4
Stockton 6-4
TCNJ 5-5
MSU 5-5
Kean 5-5
Rowan 3-7
R-Camden 0-10
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 22, 2006, 05:23:50 pm
Truck,
   "  Most other people would bitch about it and not even give the effort to play. Now, Rah's back again after everything that happened with him and I hope he will  dominate down low while Beanie dominates the guard position. "

You are correct with this comment , but before you said that, did it ever come to your mind about who was "bitching"? Thats why I think Mosby clearly is RCNJ's player of the week, but since Gonzalez is clearly carrying a team on his back, NJAC player of the week might miss both Mosby and Wilson.
Everyone knows how I feel about my Roadrunners. I am one of those tough guys, and they know they can only get tough love from me. I have no favorites. Wilson knows I want results, and this is my challenge to him for the rest of the year. He really owe it to the team and especially to the coaching staff! This challenge is for every player suiting up this year as a Roadrunner. And I sincerely hope this gets into their locker room. They were predicted to finish on top this year after a historical season last year. All I am want RCNJ to do is continue to do what has made them so successful; work hard, follow the details of preparation, and step up when the challenge presents itself. I was watching sports center last night, and the head coach of Tennessee was filmed during preparation before they face Florida. It seemed as if he just put his guys through one of their toughest practices. He's in his sweat pants and smeakers at midcourt shouting at the top of his lungs how he's not interested in his guys leaning over with there tongues out as if to let him know they are tired, but he would rather see them vomit after giving their all. He basically was stating how he wants them to show that toughness that comes from within. He want his team to have that swagger of confidence and show toughness at the end of games and pull through. I remember when RCNJ clearly showed that. RCNJ still have it and needs to show it as long as there is time on the clock!
Playoffs are getting closer and there is looking back now. Let's go Roadrunners!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on January 22, 2006, 10:44:17 pm
msu_10:

I was at the Lincoln/MSU game at Manhattanville in Purchase, NY.  Gian Paul was the only force for the Red Hawks.  A balance team (with a deep bench) will almost always beat a team with one star and no supporting cast.  The problem I saw for MSU was their lack of depth.  Lincoln pressured the Red Hawks the entirel game and it took it's toll on MSU.

I was at MSU two years ago when MSU "hammered" Lincoln, and beat the Lions by abut 35 points at Panzer.  The Lions  so far this season has "paid back" Franklin & Marshall, and now the Red Hawks, in avenging previous defeats.  Earlier this season Lions came back from a 19 point deficit to Richard Stockton with 6 minutes reaming and beat the Ospreys in the Elizabethtown tournament.  Richard Stockton has a second game this season next month when they play the Lions on our home court.


 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 24, 2006, 11:57:21 am
I took in the William Paterson @ Baruch game last night. Baruch lead from the opening tip and won in pretty impressive fashion, 77-70. Although they were beaten off the boards by WPU, Baruch's superior shooting coupled with their composure down the stretch gave them the victory. The Bearcats led 34-26 at the half and had a maximum lead of 17 points, 63-46, with 6:27 remaining. WPU never quit, however, and managed to cut the led to single digits with a couple of minutes to go, and as low as five, 75-70, with 17 seconds remaining.

Once again the Bearcats showed excellent ball movement and good shot selection. Robi Davidson had an outstanding game, hitting five three's and finishing with 20 points. Cheick Fadika, Baruch's center/power forward, was too quick and athletic for the Pioneers' big men, and also scored 20 points, mostly on short jumpers. Louie Karas, who looks like a good bet to win the CUNYAC player of the year award, added 16.

This was my first look at WPU this year, and I was expecting a better team. The Pioneers lack a go-to guy and appear not to have a single all-conference player. They have no low-post scorers and lack an intimidating defensive presence around the basket. This team reminds me of the WPU teams of the last three years or so. Given his talent level, I think Rebimbas is doing a good job. I think they're overachieving. They are very physical and hustle from start to finish, but the talent level is lacking.

A brief WPU scouting report: Samir Sanu can shoot the three and can create. Mario Rivero can shoot outside and take it inside. Luis Martinez is fairly versatile offensively and can rebound. Joey Spiegel is quick and can penetrate.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 26, 2006, 11:44:53 am
NJAC Standings

WPU 8-3
Ramapo 7-4
R-Newark 7-4
NJCU 7-4
TCNJ 6-5
Stockton 6-5
MSU 5-6
Kean 5-6
Rowan 4-7
R-Camden 0-11
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 26, 2006, 06:51:42 pm
Ramapo goes to OT to beat Kean....


UPCOMING NJAC SCHEDULE

January 28
Kean at TCNJ, 1:00 PM
Rutgers-Newark at Montclair State, 4:00 PM
Rowan at NJCU, 8:00 PM
Rutgers-Camden at Ramapo, 3:00 PM
Richard Stockton at William Paterson, 1:00 PM
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 26, 2006, 07:59:01 pm
Parity in the NJAC just shows how tough the conference really is. Anyone can be beaten on any given night at home or on the road. Hopefully someone knocks off one of the top teams so the RoadRunners can get back on top. We seem to be getting the swagger of champions back. That's the Ramapo I'm used to seeing. Toughness is highly recomended when it comes to playing at Ramapo! It is definatley time to show that toughness. Win and everyone will know about it! William Paterson is playing their greatest basketball since Horace Jenkins played there. NJCU is playing tough as usual. Rutger Newark has finally switched gears and are becoming one of the elite in the NJAC.  Without Polk, Stockton becomes the average team that lacks that player that can beat you more than one way. Too bad Gian Paul Gonzalez doesn't have a Ben Martinez. The other teams in the NJAC just lost too much after last season to really be a threat to the top teams of this year. But upsets aren't a surprise when playoffs come around.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 27, 2006, 09:33:40 am
mean
While I agree that there is great parity in the NJAC this year, I can't agree that this is an especially tough conference – particularly on a national scale this season. I honestly can't remember the last time the NJAC didn't have a single team in the top 25 at this point in the schedule. Usually the NJAC has a couple teams that rise to the top and find themselves ranked – while the rest of the conference battles it out. This season the NJAC is made up of a bunch of hard working teams to make up for the lack of a superstar – or a team with a superstar which lacks a supporting cast.

If WPU is playing great basketball they can't go on the raod and lose back-to-back games to Baruch and TCNJ.

Usually at this point in the year we're talking about the possibility of having two NCAA tournament teams while deserving a third. This year, not only do we know the NJAC will only get one team – depending on the NCAA draw, I would not be at all surprised if the NJAC champ made an early exit from the tourney.

You also mentioned that "The other teams in the NJAC just lost too much after last season to really be a threat to the top teams of this year." I honestly thought that this might be the worst year for TCNJ basketball in years. After beating the tar out of Amherst and gaining a top ten ranking last season they went belly-up in the NJAC and lost the majority of their lineup to graduation. At this point I'm amazed that they're two games out of first after blowing out Stockton on the road. They've already won at Ramapo, beat Paterson by 10 and lost a close game at NJCU. I wouldn't quite say they're "not a threat" since they finish with Rowan, Camden and Montclair on the road – and Ramapo, Newark, NJCU and Kean at home.

If nothing else, this season has been interesting. I can't remember an NJAC basketball season quite like it.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 27, 2006, 10:20:45 am
For the most part, I agree with Phil. There is great parity in the NJAC this year, but that only means that quite a few teams--in this case possibly nine--are more or less equal. It doesn't mean that all of these teams are necessarily good. I happen to think that most of these teams are good, but it's looking very likely that none of them belong in the top 25 or even in the top 50 nationally.

The single most impressive out-of-conference win by an NJAC team this year was Ramapo's win over Biola, an NAIA 1 school. After that one, the next biggest was TCNJ's win over Scranton. No other NJAC team has beaten a tough opponent. WPU lost to Bates and Baruch. MSU lost to Alvernia and Lincoln. TCNJ lost to Wooster. Stockton lost to Lincoln. Kean lost to Widener and Trinity, CT. NJCU lost to Scranton, not to mention Hood.

This is certainly the most competitive the NJAC has been in recent memory, but at the same time, it is probably the weakest it's been as well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 27, 2006, 11:12:48 am
Right now I would agree that none belong in the top 25 but the top 50 is stretching it a bit.  NJCU, Ramapo and WPU are all good teams that are missing a piece or two but teams I think are worthy of being considered in the top 50.  If you look around at the traditionally strong conferences some are in the same boat as the NJAC.  The WIAC is beating each other up as is the CCIW.

NJCU, Ramapo and WPU have impressive wins on their schedule this year, unfortunately they are mostly against each other.  This season is actually shaping up like the 01-02 season where the top six teams finished the regular season within two games of each other. 

The NJAC should still have a good shot at two teams this season with the expanded field and the Regional criteria that is used to select the Pool C teams.

NJCU needs to step things up, they are 8-0 at home and 3-6 on the road, that needs to improve.  NJCU also needs to stop the Kardiac Knights routine  and get in the game fromt he start.  Ramapo needs to learn how to put an opponent away.  WPU needs to learn how not to play to the level of their competition.  I haven't seen Baruch play this season, but I still think there is no way the WPU team that played against NJCU a couple of weeks ago should have lost to Baruch.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 27, 2006, 12:09:37 pm
If a conference beats up on each other it doesn't necessarily mean that it's a top-tier conference, it only means that there is parity and many teams can compete with one another. The problem with the NJAC this year is that all of the teams--with the exception of Ramapo's victory over Biola and TCNJ's win over Scranton--have failed to beat a quality out-of-conference opponent. WPU, NJCU, TCNJ, Stockton, MSU and Kean lost all of their nonconference games whenever they faced a good team.

The WIAC and the CCIW beat up on each other, but they also beat very good nonconference opponents. The NJAC, on the other hand, has lost virtually every nonconference game against good competition. This doesn't mean that the NJAC is a weak conference, but it does mean that it certainly is not one of the strongest in the country this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 27, 2006, 12:35:56 pm
With the exception of Lincoln, Biola and Scranton the NJAC teams really haven't played top out of conference schools.  They are hurt by having to play regional games that are withing the 200 mile limit.  Outside of the NJAC and a couple of schools from other conferences there aren't that many top programs in the Atlantic regional area.  When the games played during breaks become regional the NJAC should be helped by being able to play stronger teams.  I have to disagree with you regarding the national strength of the NJAC, I think they are still one of the top 5 or 6 conferences in D-III hoops.  I think this opinion is shared by posters from other regions. 

A large portion of the CCIW schools could play WIAC or MIAC schools and still be within the 200 mile regional limit.  That is a distinct advantage they have in the Mid-West over the eastern and western teams.  I would love for NJCU to be able to play the best schools all the time, but that is not possible given their geographic location.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 27, 2006, 12:57:49 pm
I also have to agree that the NJAC seems to be down this year. I saw my first NJAC game of the year this past week when I saw MSU-William Paterson.  I came out of the game thinking that both teams were down and had to be in the bottom half of the conference standings but I was surprised to see Willy P atop the conference. That just led me to believe that the NJAC has to be WAY down.  Both MSU and Willy P teams are not close to the level that they have been over the years. WPU still has the disciplined, structured offensive and defensive philosophies but they do not have the athletes to make their team a great one. MSU is lacking a defensive intensity and guards who can break down a defense and get everyone around them better.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 27, 2006, 01:55:50 pm
Ben, MSU is still recovering from the fiasco a couple of years ago.  I think they lost a lot of recruits because of that, coupled with the administrations seemingly hostile attitude towards athletics and you have problems.  Sometimes I wonder how good Gonzales would be in he had some better pieces around him.  He is carrying the team on his back, everyone knows he is carrying the team on his back and they still can't stop him.  I think he will be player of the year hands down.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 27, 2006, 02:21:02 pm
Knightstalker,

I do believe the events that happened a few years back hurt MSU's recruiting but I do not believe they "lost" recruits. I feel that Coach Fiore changed his recruiting philosophy and recruited players to try and start to build a program and not recruit to reload year after year.   Coach may have received a bad wrap for that but a coach can't anticipate all that took place that year. The players have to share some of the blame for their actions. With that said, I still believe this year's team has some solid players. It is just not the same level of talent that people have been accustomed to seeing at MSU since Coach Fiore took over.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 27, 2006, 02:32:23 pm
It's impact on recruiting is what I meant by lost recruits.  A lot of what happened does rest on the players, but people are going to blame the coach.  They are going to say he is the one who brought in the players.

The only player I still can't figure out is the one with the alias that ended up being arrested for dealing and then found out he was wanted under a warrant under a different name.  That should have been caught by admissions.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on January 27, 2006, 03:01:13 pm
It's impact on recruiting is what I meant by lost recruits. A lot of what happened does rest on the players, but people are going to blame the coach. They are going to say he is the one who brought in the players.

The only player I still can't figure out is the one with the alias that ended up being arrested for dealing and then found out he was wanted under a warrant under a different name. That should have been caught by admissions.


I think the recruiting situation is more of a byproduct of Coach Fiore changing his philsophies more than recruits not being sold on MSU anymore or being turned off by what happened a few years back.  I suspect very few high school seniors even know about what happened  a few years ago.  I
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 27, 2006, 03:05:00 pm
...not to drum up bad MSU memories, but coach Fiore didn't just have a philosphy of "reloading", but he reloaded without considering team chemistry and the character of the individuals (or one could say "characters"), he was recruiting. Hell, he admitted as much. I can't fault him over his current team, but I'm sure he lost a few kids along the way who might have otherwise considered playing at MSU.

Add in an athletic department which seems to operate without a shread of administrative support after the public debacle over cutting  some varsity sports – and you don't exactly have a great climate for the recruitment of athletes.

I still marvel over the public relations fiasco which was incurred after MSU released the interum wrestling coach after he raised all that money to save the program. Seems like the guy they hired is doing a great job after losing to TCNJ 40-4 last night. Yet another MSU varsity sport which has left the national D3 stage.

I'll give coach Fiore one thing though. He can flat out recruit. If he doesn't get fed up with the powers that be at MSU I'm sure he'll be able to build a program with four-year players augmented by the possibility of one or two highly qualified transfers every couple years.

...and I've been saying as much about the MSU admissions department for years – when it comes to athletes, they  should just be called the Department of the Rubber Stamp.

msu_10,
If high school coaches are doing their jobs these recruits should at least be aware of what happened a couple years ago.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 27, 2006, 11:08:07 pm
Right now I would agree that none belong in the top 25 but the top 50 is stretching it a bit.  NJCU, Ramapo and WPU are all good teams that are missing a piece or two but teams I think are worthy of being considered in the top 50.  If you look around at the traditionally strong conferences some are in the same boat as the NJAC.  The WIAC is beating each other up as is the CCIW.

NJCU, Ramapo and WPU have impressive wins on their schedule this year, unfortunately they are mostly against each other.  This season is actually shaping up like the 01-02 season where the top six teams finished the regular season within two games of each other. 

The NJAC should still have a good shot at two teams this season with the expanded field and the Regional criteria that is used to select the Pool C teams.

NJCU needs to step things up, they are 8-0 at home and 3-6 on the road, that needs to improve.  NJCU also needs to stop the Kardiac Knights routine  and get in the game fromt he start.  Ramapo needs to learn how to put an opponent away.  WPU needs to learn how not to play to the level of their competition.  I haven't seen Baruch play this season, but I still think there is no way the WPU team that played against NJCU a couple of weeks ago should have lost to Baruch.



'Stalker mentioned the 01-02 season when WPU won the Championship. Here is what the standings looked like at the conclusion of that year.


                            NJAC         OVERALL
School                       W    L    W    L         Pct.    STREAK


William Paterson    15     3      26    5    .839    L1
New Jersey City     12     6      20     9    .690    W3
Kean                      11    7    16    10    .615    L1
Rowan                     10   8       14     11         .560     L2
Richard Stockton    10      8      15    11    .577    L1
Ramapo                     8   10      11     13    .458         L1
Rutgers-Newark         8     10    14      11         .560     L3
The College of NJ      7   11      11     13    .458    W1
Montclair State    6   12        11     13    .458      L3
Rutgers-Camden        3    15     6     18    .250    L2
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 28, 2006, 06:45:58 pm
Very boring game in Mahwah today. Ramapo won 121-79 over Rutgers-Camden, a team that played only 7 players.

From the outset, during the player introductions, R-C looked as if they were already beaten. Although with an 0-11 conference record, I imagine it's tough to be positive.

Ramapo came out with an altered starting line-up, which included some bench players. Rah Wilson, Mosby, and Lowber did not start for the sake of R-C. Not one player from Ramapo played over 19 minutes.

Points in the paint-RCU 8,RCNJ 40.
Points off turnovers-RCU 17,RCNJ 48.
2nd chance points-RCU 14,RCNJ 24.
Fast break points-RCU 0,RCNJ 3.
Bench points-RCU 41,RCNJ 71.


Otherwise, it was a very boring game.


Also, WPU lost to Stockton 95-79, which will drop WPU to 8-4/13-6.

Ramapo is 8-4/15-4

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 28, 2006, 07:14:05 pm
...and TCNJ beat Kean by 18 today, which means that no matter the outcome of the rest of today's contests the NJAC will have 6 teams within a game of first place going into February.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 28, 2006, 09:19:30 pm
I was going to post the updated NJAC Standings but it is not coming out right. Sorry
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 28, 2006, 11:56:11 pm
NJCU lost to Rowan tonight.  NJCU just gave the game away, they let three players from Rowan score 75 of their 91 points.  On a more disturbing note, there was a shakeup in the NJCU coaching staff over the break.  It seems that one of the Deans got caught hiring her husband for a campus job which is not allowed.  This Dean then proceeded to find out who else had relatives working on campus and she discovered that Coach Browns son and nephew were coaches.  She demanded that they not be allowed to work also and so they were let go.  They both offered to be volunteers but were not allowed to do that because of insurance reasons, they offered to sign a waiver but that was also denied.  This is all I have right now, I got the story from two different but very reliable sources.  On a positive note, Samar Battle is now working with the mens basketball team as an assistant coach.

Byrnes had 33 for Rowan and led all scorers, that kid can shoot.  He made several shots off balance, off the wrong foot and they just fall in.  The Knight defenders were getting a hand in his face but you have to put a body right on him and crowd him to have a hope so shutting him down.  Rowan looked a lot better than they did earlier in the season.  They were using that 3-2 zone they used to always use and playing it well, the first game they had to use man to man a lot.  I actually heard Coach Cassidy on Rowans radio station earlier this season say his kids couldn't handle playing the zone, they have learned.  They are getting good ball movement, finding the open shooter and are starting to penetrate well.  They also have a couple more of those 6'5"+ 240lb + post players that are only freshman.  I don't know where they keep finding these big gorks, but they always have a couple.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 29, 2006, 01:07:37 am
Updated standings
Ramapo                8 4 .667  15 4 .789 
Rutgers-Newark   8 4 .667  15 4 .789 
William Paterson  8 4 .667  13 6 .684 
New Jersey           7 5 .583  13 6 .684 
Richard Stockton   7 5 .583  12 6 .667 
New Jersey City    7 5 .583  11 7 .611 
Rowan                  5 7 .417  11 7 .611 
Montclair State     5 7 .417  9 10 .474 
Kean                     5 7 .417  8 10 .444 
Rutgers-Camden  0 12 .000  1 17 .056 

Only one team is eliminated from the playoffs so far.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 29, 2006, 01:13:49 am
Playoff play is still a month away but here is the schedule



February 21
NJAC Tournament First Round
Game 1: #6 at #3, 7:00 PM
Game 2: #5 at #4, 7:00 PM

February 23
NJAC Tournament Semifinals
Game 3: Winner of Game 1 at #2, 7:00 PM
Game 4: Winner of Game 2 at #1, 7:00 PM

February 25
NJAC Tournament Championship
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 (@high seed), TBA
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 29, 2006, 11:13:27 am
I watched Rutgers-Newark pick up a road win over Montclair State, 71-59, yesterday afternoon. MSU had a good first half, leading 34-23 at the intermission, but they collapsed in the second half.

Rutgers-Newark forward Jermont Horton had an outstanding game, scoring from all over the court and finishing with 27 points. He's a 6-6 forward who can shoot the three, take it inside, run the floor and rebound. His biggest drawback is a lack of bulk. Justin Carter, a 6-3 guard, was the Scarlet Raiders' second high scorer with 17 points. He hit some outside shots and was particularly good around the basket.

MSU was led by Jonathan Arthur, a 6-5 sophomore forward, who had 16 points. Arthur, who has as much physical talent as anyone in the conference, is very athletic and can run, jump, dribble and shoot. His downside is an occasional tendency to force the issue and he could bulk up a bit. The Red Hawks also got a nice performance from freshman guard Maurice Torres, who demonstrated a nice shooting touch from the outside.

Last but not least, it should be noted that MSU was without the services of Gian Paul Gonzalez, who did not play due to a sore shoulder. Rutgers-Newark did not have the services of their starting center, Chinedu Ibeh, as well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 31, 2006, 02:04:43 pm
Ramapo's Tim Wesley has been named NJAC Rookie of the Week.

"Wesley earns NJAC Rookie honors after averaging 12.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game in a pair of NJAC contests for the Roadrunners. He first tallied 10 points, three rebounds, two blocks and two steals in just 22 minutes of action during Ramapo's 109-106 overtime road victory at Kean. He wrapped up the week by notching 14 points in just 16 minutes of play, four rebounds and two steals in the Roadrunners' 121-79 conference win over Rutgers-Camden. In the two contests combined, Wesley shot .526 from the field (10-19) and 100 percent from three-point range (3-3)."


I really like this young man. As a freshman, he is providing a valuable contribution of the  bench. Chuck is not afraid to go to him early in the game and he makes a strong impact on the game. I look for him to progress and begin to garner Player of the Week selections in the near future.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 31, 2006, 02:09:21 pm
STANDINGS
                                  NJAC    OVERALL
School                           W    L        W         L           Pct.    STREAK
Ramapo                         8    4     15        4       .789    W6
Rutgers-Newark            8    4        15           4       .789        W6
William Paterson     8    4      13    6    .684          L1
TCNJ                            7    5        13           6    .684        W3
Richard Stockton     7    5       12    6    .667         W1
New Jersey City     7    5       11    7    .611         L3
Rowan                         5    7      11        7        .611    W2
Montclair State      5    7    9    10    .473           L2
Kean                           5    7         8         10      .444    L2
Rutgers-Camden        0   12        1       17        .055    L14



Since Ramapo and R-N are tied record-wise, doesn't R-N have the tiebreaker since they beat Ramapo back in November?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 31, 2006, 02:30:20 pm
Congradulations to Wesley on earning Rookie of The Week. Hopefully, this will not be the last and he continues to step his game up. The playoffs are coming and level of play will become more competitive and RCNJ will definately need that extra guy coming off the bench to give them that extra punch offensively and defensively. He already proved he can be called on to start as well as he worked for a double-double in his first start. I remember when I first came to RCNJ and came off the bench. I tried to focus on raising the teams entensity and maintaining stablity on the defensive end and for the most part, that gave everyone more offensive opportunities. Playing defense alongside Whitted also made things much easier. Wesley has to focus on these things as well and make teams respect him from the time he steps on the floor. Sometimes, he still seems to get lost out there. He should focus on playing within his role, but also take advantage of any opportunities the defense gives him because I know he can definately play.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 31, 2006, 02:42:38 pm
Since Ramapo and R-N are tied record-wise, doesn't R-N have the tiebreaker since they beat Ramapo back in November?

Truck,
       I would have to agree with you on that. Based on the tie-breaker, R-Newark would be on top for now. Also, still have to play those guys on their home court. In any other case, I would give R-Newark the advantage. They are on a huge run and are showing strides of a new brand of R-Newark Basketball. But I still have to give The RoadRunners the advantage because we simply been down this road so many times. Rutgers Newark is definately out in the wild right now and may begin to show that inexperience very soon. Even though R-Newark is playing well right now and has proven to be a better team, RCNJ will simply have to continue to show they are where they belong which is on top. Lets Go RoadRunners!!! 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 01, 2006, 10:48:36 pm
Ramapo loses another NJAC contest at home, this time to Montclair State. Ramapo now has a losing record in home conference match-ups (3-4).

MSU: 74
RC:   68



For MSU:

Gonzales had 26 and 11.
Arthur had 8pts and 12 reb.


For RCNJ:

Low scoring games for Pryor and Harding but Harding did have 6 steals.
Wilson went for 20 and 11.
Wesley had the second highest scoring total off the bench, netting 16pts, 5 steals in 23 minutes.
Mosby had 13.
Lowber went for 11 and 8.


This next stat is astounding:
Assist to turnover ratio:

MSU: 5 to 32
RCNJ: 6 to 25


Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Montclair State...............      32   42  -   74
Ramapo College................   27   41  -   68


Bench points-MSU 5,RCNJ 54.


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 01, 2006, 11:29:31 pm
I wouldn't be too concerned about tiebreakers between Newark and Ramapo until the day of game 18 in the NJAC. Here are the standings after tonight's surprises:

William Paterson  9  4    14  6  .700  W1
Ramapo              8  5    15  5  .750   L1
Rutgers-Newark   8  5    15  5  .750   L1
TCNJ                  8  5    14  6  .700  W4
Richard Stockton  8  5    13  6  .684  W2
New Jersey City   7  6    11  8  .578   L4
Montclair State    6  7    10 10  .500   W1
Kean                  6  7     9 10  .473   W1
Rowan                5  8    11  8  .578   L1
Rutgers-Camden  0 13     1 18  .052  L15

It's tough to draw any conclusions based on the remaining five games – especially since home court hasn't meant a heckuva lot thusfar – but I believe Paterson might have the easiest remaining schedule since they currently have a game in hand. They're at Kean and NJCU, host Ramapo and Rowan and finish the season at Camden.

Newark is at TCNJ, Rowan and Stockton – and hosts Ramapo and Kean.

TCNJ is away at Rowan and Montclair – and hosts Ramapo, NJCU and Newark.

Stockton (who I thought was finished after the 65-42 loss at home to TCNJ) is home against Newark and Montclair – and travels to Camden, Rowan and Ramapo.

Ramapo might have the toughest schedule the rest of the way since they're at Paterson, TCNJ and Newark and host Rowan and Stockton.

Still, it will be tough to draw any conclusions until after the games are played February 15th. That will give us three days to cover the 120 scenerios that could happen as a result of the final games played on the 18th!

...and one last note. TCNJ's Scott Findlay "quietly" moved into 3rd place on the Lions' career scoring list with 1,533 points. He needs 11 points to finish his career as the Lions #2 all time scorer behind Greg Grant's 2,600+ points. I say "quietly" because anyone who reads the Star Ledger must wonder if there even is D3 basketball being played in New Jersey this season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 02, 2006, 09:58:17 am
Ramapo and NJCU are the teams I am trying to figure out this year.  NJCU can't win on the road and Ramapo can't win at home.  Coming into this season I figured that Ramapo and NJCU were the top two teams in the NJAC with RU-Newark as a darkhorse team.  I was basing this off of what I have seen the last couple of seasons and the players the teams had coming back.  RU-Newark is the only team playing like I expected them too.  I thought Rowan would be better and that Stockton had to improve.  I wasn't so sure about Kean, TCNJ and MSU this season, I didn't have enough to go on for them.  This is going to be interesting this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 02, 2006, 11:36:37 am
I'm still amazed that TCNJ is in the thick of the race. They've won their last four games by double-digits against Paterson, Stockton, Kean and Camden – and did so without the services of team co-captain Bobby Davison and 6'-7" Mark Aziz because of injuries (tho' Davison played a few minutes last night in his first game back).

The Lions were picked to finish ninth in the NJAC and I couldn't argue with that after they did nothing to make an immediate impact on their roster in the off season. I would never have predicted they'd be one game out of first entering February.

At this point it's all about finishing first or second in the conference in order to avoid those 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5 seed games. After that, I'm not sure home court will be a significant advantage for the semis or the finals.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 02, 2006, 07:27:43 pm
everybody check out Around the Nation this week.  Mark Simon gives a brief but nice breakdown of the top six teams in the conference.  Nice piece.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 02, 2006, 07:51:53 pm
N-JACK CITY: Among the many league races still up for grabs at this point in the season is that of the men's side of the New Jersey Athletic Conference, where with five games remaining, one game separates frontrunner William Paterson from a four-way tie for second place. Sixth-place New Jersey City, the conference leader not long ago, is only two games behind, despite having lost four straight.

There has been talk this season, on message boards and otherwise, that while the NJAC is a tight race, the league is not what it was when one or two teams were firmly established at the top. This is a rare season in which, although the league's non-conference winning percentage is good, it can't hang its hat on any high-quality non-league wins. That's going to likely play a role in whether the NJAC gets two bids to the expanded NCAA Tournament this season.

Next year, the NJAC will go back to a previously experimented with two-divison format and only play a 13-game league schedule, which should prevent the cannibalism that has plagued other leagues like the WIAC and prevented them from getting that second bid. This season, the battle for the top spot is quite significant.

"This is the first time in a long time that we haven't had one really dominant team," said William Paterson coach Jose Rebimbas, whose team seized the top spot for now with a 52-50 win over Rutgers-Newark on Wednesday, capped by a 10-2 game-ending run and last second basket by Luis Martinez. "We're going through one of those cycles where everyone graduated good seniors last year. I think it's led to a lot of parity and some inconsistent play."

Ramapo has been in the position of being one of the league's dominant teams, advancing to the Sweet 16 in two of the last three seasons. Injuries and personal issues have played a role in the Roadrunners being 'only' 15-5, 8-5 in league play.

"Every time it looks like someone is going to run away, they get brought back to the pack," said Ramapo coach Chuck McBreen."But I wouldn't sell our conference short right now. In the end, I think whoever gets in the NCAA Tournament is going to do alright."

The Roadrunners have gotten hot again with the return of Rashawn Wilson, who was suspended for six games for violating team rules. Wilson, the Iraqi war veteran, used the time to clear up some personal matters and came back refocused. In his first five games back, Wilson averaged 25 points and 10 rebounds. The Roadrunners had their six-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday by Montclair State, which along with Kean is still hanging in at 6-7 in league play.

"He said the time away for him was the best thing for him and the program," McBreen said. "With Rashawn, it has everything to do with his frame of mind. He's got a lot of things on his plate. He has to learn to cope with adversity here. When he does, he'll be very successful."

As he did last season, McBreen played up his team's role as the underdog in the middle of this pack, noting that he wished his squad could develop the chemistry like that on William Paterson.

"We're just like everyone else," Rebimbas said in assessing his team, which has perenially won on the strength of its defense and this season is no exception. "One day we look like we could win it. Others, we're just barely staying afloat."

The newcomer to the group is Rutgers-Newark, which finished strong last season in placing fourth, and was an Around the Nation "super-sleeper" this preseason. The Scarlet Raiders were a couple of minutes away from closing out William Paterson and claiming the league lead, but couldn't quite finish the Pioneers off. The finish is what will be the most important factor the rest of the season and it will be intriguing to see which teams can handle the pressure.

"I told our guys that we weren't going to be sneaking up on anybody this season," said Rutgers-Newark coach Joe Loughran. "Early this season, it was tough because there were high expectations. My message to everybody now is that it's wide open."

WHY THEY'LL WIN THE NJAC
If they win it, here's why ...

WILLIAM PATERSON (9-4 in NJAC): Because their defense, despite allowing 95 points to Richard Stockton, is the best in the league at contesting shots. The Pioneers rank in the Top 20 nationally in lowest opposing field goal percentage and in the top 40 in scoring defense. The Pioneers have historically been among the nation's best teams defensively, having ranked in the top 11 in scoring defense in each of the past four seasons. The defense got back in gear, yielding only 50 points in a win over Rutgers-Newark on Wednesday.

RAMAPO (8-5): Because their big man, Rashawn Wilson, is capable of doing things that no one on the other contending teams can do, as evidenced by his recent performances and his season average of 18.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Winning the title would also likely require point guard Antoine Pryor, who missed time with an ankle sprain, to get back to full strength.

RUTGERS-NEWARK (8-5): Because they were able to get out in transition more effectively than other teams, making full use of the skills of big man Jermont Horton and because their young untested players survived the pressure of being in the hunt for a title.

RICHARD STOCKTON (8-5): Because the team that shows up at the end will be the one that beat William Paterson twice and won at Rutgers-Newark, and not the one that squandered leads against Lincoln, Ramapo, Kean and Rowan. The Ospreys will have to win without guard Kris Polk, a major factor in last year's late sprint to the NJAC title game. He's academically ineligible this semester.

NEW JERSEY (8-5): Because they will have outworked everyone in front of them. The Lions, in the view of other NJAC coaches, have overachieved this season with a group primarily comprised of role players who sat for two to three seasons behind the likes of NJAC Player of the Year Derick Grant and sharpshooter Kyle Burke, but have done a nice job complementing the skills of senior forward Scott Findlay.

NEW JERSEY CITY (7-6): Because they will have found a way to return to the form that had them start the season at 9-2 and not that which has seen them drop four straight, all by six points or less.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 05, 2006, 02:21:27 am
 February 4
NJCU 74, Kean 70
Montclair State 91, Rutgers-Camden 69
TCNJ 74, Ramapo 62
Richard Stockton 68, Rutgers-Newark 50
William Paterson 79, Rowan 66
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 05, 2006, 02:24:20 am
TCNJ RELEASE


Ewing, NJ…The College of New Jersey men’s basketball team hosted Ramapo College on Saturday night in Packer Hall.  The Lions recorded the sweep of the NJAC’s defending league champions as they beat the Roadrunners on Saturday, 74-62 and improved to 16-5 overall and 9-5 in the NJAC. Ramapo drops to 15-6 overall and 8-6 in the league.

            TCNJ’s senior Scott Findlay (Long Valley, NJ/West Morris) led all players with a game-high 23 points and 17 rebounds as he became the College’s No. 2 all-time leading scorer as he surpassed former team mate, Derick Grant’s 1,543 points (2001-2005). Findlay now has 1,556 career points. On his career, he now has scored in double figures in 83 of his 102 career games and has added 38 career double-doubles.

The two teams were knotted at 8-8 with 15:20 left in the first half, before the Lions went on a run to open the action as they led 20-8 with 11:20 left. TCNJ would take a 37-24 lead into the locker room. Leading the Lions’ first half play was senior Matt Diamond (Ringwood, NJ/Lakeland) with 11 points, while Findlay had eight first half points and nine rebounds. Ramapo was held to 29.0% shooting from the floor (9-31), including an 18.2% effort from three-point range (2-11), while TCNJ hit 4-of-9 from beyond the arch.

Diamond finished with a career-high 22 points, surpassing his previous high of 21, which he equaled in Wednesday’s win over Rutgers-Camden.

Ramapo pulled within eight points, trailing 53-45 at 6:15 before sophomore forward Mike Malko (Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough) fouled out at 6:10 and then at 5:53 junior Rashawn Wilson (Jersey City, NJ/Dickinson) also fouled out. Wilson, who got in foul trouble early, was held to just 16 minutes and seven points on the night, while Malko had just two points and three rebounds in 23 minutes for the Roadrunners. TCNJ would regain a double-digit lead, 60-49 with 3:05 left. With 1:19 left, TCNJ held a narrow 66-58 lead as Findlay would hit 3 of 4 key free throws down the stretch and was 11-14 for the game from the line, while senior guard Jason Stallworth (Toms River, NJ/Monsignor Donovan) six for six form the in the second half from the line and finished with 12 points.

Sophomore guard Ahmad Mosby (Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony) was the only Ramapo player to finish in double-digits as he added 18 points.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ranms1102 on February 05, 2006, 09:53:39 am
When everyone talks about the NJAC Tournament, MSU is never mentioned. A big week comming up (NJCU & Stockton). It's a tall order, but if we are successful, we could be in the hunt. Stranger things have happened. I have not seen any games this year, and if I show up I'll probably jinx them. What does everyone think of MSU this year. It seems like Fiore has righted the ship. Hope all is well with you Ben and the same to Phil.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 05, 2006, 10:59:00 am
It's a non-conference game, but still may be of interest to fans in here...

D3hoopsNet will broadcast Monday night's game between the No. 22 Lincoln Lions and the Richard Stockton Ospreys.

This will be Lincoln's last chance to notch a regional win, at least until the Independent Tournament.  Meanwhile Richard Stockton will try to keep the momentum going for their final push in the NJAC race.

Pregame coverage begins at 7:50 PM with tip-off at  8 PM on www.bcmonsters.com.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 05, 2006, 02:15:20 pm
msufan: Regarding MSU there's good news and bad news. The good news is that MSU can beat any team in the conference this year. The bad news is that MSU can lose to any team in the conference as well.

P.S. The above statement applies to every team in the NJAC except for Rutgers-Camden.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 06, 2006, 10:08:58 am
I get the feeling we will have a very entertaining tournament this year.  The NJAC needs to think about a rotating tournament site.  MOst of the schools have a large enough facility to host a conference tournament.  Or for the first round the number 3 hosts both games and for the second round and championship the top seed hosts.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on February 06, 2006, 12:58:22 pm
When everyone talks about the NJAC Tournament, MSU is never mentioned. A big week comming up (NJCU & Stockton). It's a tall order, but if we are successful, we could be in the hunt. Stranger things have happened. I have not seen any games this year, and if I show up I'll probably jinx them. What does everyone think of MSU this year. It seems like Fiore has righted the ship. Hope all is well with you Ben and the same to Phil.

I have only been to one game myself and this MSU team is not a team that I can see going far in the NJAC tourney; if they even make it. They seem to be inconsistent in their play and do not have much depth. With that said, I also believe that not one team in the NJAC would want to see MSU lined up against them in the 1st round of the NJAC tourney. Gian Paul Gonzalez is the best player in the conference and can dominate a game offensively.  Arthur(?) is a 3/4 that can be a tough player to guard when he is under control. If the MSU team can buckle down on defense and take care of the ball, they can be a dangerous team to play.   
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 06, 2006, 10:31:23 pm
Lincoln beats Richard Stockton 91-69 for the second time this season.  Thank you Gordon Mann for broadcasting this game from Manuel Rivero Hall on the campus of Lincoln University.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 07, 2006, 11:28:47 am
After last night's win, Lincoln is 3-0 against the NJAC.  The Lions defeated Stockton and Montclair State earlier in the season. Lincoln also owns wins over John Jay and Manhattanville, making them 5-0 against Atlantic region teams.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 07, 2006, 07:14:11 pm
Lincoln beats Richard Stockton 91-69 for the second time this season.  Thank you Gordon Mann for broadcasting this game from Manuel Rivero Hall on the campus of Lincoln University.

This game is archived on our Audio (http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/) page, by the way.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 08, 2006, 09:44:04 pm
TCNJ wins at Rowan 72-54 to up their record to 16-6. Findlay scores 37 points and pulls down 20 (unofficially) boards.

Not bad for a team picked to finish next to last in the conference. They're not as talented as they have been over the past several seasons, but they seem to accept their rolls and play a strong team game. Not a squad you'd want to see to start the NJAC playoffs.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 08, 2006, 11:32:35 pm
Ramapo drops their third straight, on the road versus R-Newark...


Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Ramapo College................   32   40  -   72
Rutgers-Newark................   37   37  -   74


All stats look very similar for both teams...

Points in the paint-RCNJ 28,RNU 32.
Points off turnovers-RCNJ 16,RNU 18.
2nd chance points-RCNJ 13,RNU 12.
Fast break points-RCNJ 0,RNU 0.
Bench points-RCNJ 22,RNU 26.

Ramapo
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-28 46.4%   2nd Half: 13-29 44.8%   Game: 45.6%

R-N
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-26 50.0%   2nd Half: 13-25 52.0%   Game: 51.0%
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 09, 2006, 02:40:07 pm
Here is the NJAC standings as of today and the remaining games.  NJCU, RU-Newark and Montclair all have to win so the conference has a four-way tie for second.  Ramapo should beat Rowan.  The way I have figured it the best the NJAC could do would be a four-way tie for second at the end of the regular season.  There is the theoretical possibility of a five way tie for first but that would involve WPU losing to RU-Camden the last game of the season, I don’t see that happening.


School   W   L   Pct   W   L   Pct
William Paterson   11   4   .733    16   6   .727
New Jersey   10   5   .667    16   6   .727
Richard Stockton   10   5   .667    15   7   .682
Rutgers-Newark   9   6   .600    16   6   .727
New Jersey City   9   6   .600    14   8   .636
Ramapo   8   7   .533    15   7   .682
Montclair State   7   8   .467    11   11   .500
Kean   6   9   .400    9   12   .429
Rowan   5   10   .333    12   10   .545
Rutgers-Camden   0   15   .000    1   20   .048


Feb 11    Richard Stockton   Montclair State   
    Ramapo                   Rowan   
    New Jersey   Rutgers-Newark   
    Kean                   Rutgers-Camden   
    New Jersey City   William Paterson   
Feb 15    Montclair State   New Jersey   
    Rowan                   Richard Stockton   
    William Paterson   Ramapo   
    Rutgers-Newark   Kean   
    Rutgers-Camden   New Jersey City   
Feb 18    Kean                   Montclair State   
    Ramapo                   Richard Stockton   
    Rowan                   Rutgers-Newark   
    Rutgers-Camden   William Paterson   
    New Jersey   New Jersey City   

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 09, 2006, 02:49:18 pm
Kean and Montclair could both sneak in though depending on what the teams above do.  WPU and one of the 10-5 teams have playoff spots wrapped up.  There is no way both of the 10-5 teams can get knocked out.  WPU can't get knocked out.  Both 9-6 teams and Ramapo could get knocked out and replaced by Kean or MSU.  The next three games will be interesting to say the least.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 11, 2006, 07:36:31 pm
TCNJ took a 28-11 lead into the half and cruised to a 62-50 victory over Newark.

Well, I say "cruised" because I only stayed for the first half because of the snow storm and an hour-plus ride home. The Lions played as solid a half of basketball as I've seen them play in years. They denied everything in the paint and Newark was lost without Horton.

Findlay finished the week with 58 points and 30 rebounds in two games. It's a shame nobody minding the store at TCNJ will nominate for D3Hoops Player of the Week. This week he earned a spot.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 11, 2006, 07:49:56 pm
Ramapo beats Rowan.

NJAC Standings have not yet been updated
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 11, 2006, 08:16:30 pm
MSU drops Stockton 65-61.  So they are still in the chase.

WPUNJ and NJCU are playing now.

You can follow along with NJCU's live stats (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/livestats/mbasketball/xlive.htm).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 12, 2006, 02:58:43 am
NJAC SCOREBOARD

February 11
Kean 95, Rutgers-Camden 82
Montclair State 65, Richard Stockton 61
NJCU 72, William Paterson 65
Ramapo 96, Rowan 84
TCNJ 62, Rutgers-Newark 50

    

                                      NJAC        OVERALL
School
                                    W    L    W    L    Pct.    STREAK
TCNJ                              11         5         17    6    .739    W7
William Paterson    11    5    16    7    .695    L1
New Jersey City    10    6    15    8    .652    W4
Richard Stockton    10    6    15    8    .652    L1
Rutgers-Newark            9    7    16    7    .695    L1
Ramapo                        9    7    16    7    .695    W1
Montclair State    8    8    12    11    .521 W1
Kean                          7    9    10    12    .454    W1
Rowan                          5    11    12    11    .521    L2
Rutgers-Camden    0    16    1    21    .045    L18

 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 12, 2006, 03:01:53 am
Kean, Rowan % R-C are officially eliminated from playoff play...


February 15
Kean at Rutgers-Newark, 7:30 PM
TCNJ at Montclair State, 8:00 PM
NJCU at Rutgers-Camden, 8:00 PM
Ramapo at William Paterson, 8:00 PM
Richard Stockton at Rowan, 8:00 PM

February 18
Montclair State at Kean, 3:00 PM
NJCU at TCNJ, 1:00 PM
Richard Stockton at Ramapo, 3:00 PM
Rutgers-Newark at Rowan, 1:00 PM
William Paterson at Rutgers-Camden, 3:00 PM
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 12, 2006, 08:46:37 am
NJCU beat WPU in Jersey City last night.  I didn't see most of the first half but the second half was not pretty.  Games between these two teams aren't always pretty but they are intense.  Mark Washington hit his 1500th point in the game.  At half-time the school honored the 85-86 NJCU final four team.  This team lost 91-89 to eventual national champ Potsdam State in the Semifinals.  That was for you Bear if you are browsing the boards.

I am starting to think the next time the Knights reach a final four will be in about ten or twelve more years.  Darren Watkins son will be old enough by then to play for NJCU.  Both times NJCU has gone to the final four there has been at least one Watkins on the team.  Maybe one of Darrens older brothers has a son.  :)  Actually there should be some great old game stories going around that thanksgiving table.  Three brothers and all helped their team to a final four.  I just found this out about the Watkins last night and I think it is pretty cool.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 12, 2006, 09:11:32 am
TCNJ took a 28-11 lead into the half and cruised to a 62-50 victory over Newark.

Well, I say "cruised" because I only stayed for the first half because of the snow storm and an hour-plus ride home. The Lions played as solid a half of basketball as I've seen them play in years. They denied everything in the paint and Newark was lost without Horton.

Findlay finished the week with 58 points and 30 rebounds in two games. It's a shame nobody minding the store at TCNJ will nominate for D3Hoops Player of the Week. This week he earned a spot.

What happend to Horton?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 12, 2006, 10:16:58 am
I'm not sure. I don't believe he was in the lineup in the victory over Ramapo on 2/8 either.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 12, 2006, 01:54:21 pm
NJAC        OVERALL
School
                                    W    L    W    L    Pct.    STREAK
TCNJ                              11         5         17    6    .739    W7
William Paterson    11    5    16    7    .695    L1
New Jersey City    10    6    15    8    .652    W4
Richard Stockton    10    6    15    8    .652    L1
Rutgers-Newark            9    7    16    7    .695    L1
Ramapo                        9    7    16    7    .695    W1
Montclair State    8    8    12    11    .521 W1
Kean                          7    9    10    12    .454    W1
Rowan                          5    11    12    11    .521    L2
Rutgers-Camden    0    16    1    21    .045    L18

Phil,
        I am very surprised to see TCNJ are doing so well this season. I honestly thought they would finish a bit over five hundren due to the graduations of Grant and Burke. But to my surprise, Findlay has step his game up another level and his team continues to play well enough to get it done. Right now they are the number one team and should finish ahead of William Paterson to become conference champs. Many would have thought last season TCNJ would have had a better chance of doing such a thing, but I guess the team's chemistry is much better with one go-to-guy with a good supporting cast rather than two scoring threats with less team chemistry. And besides, the changing of the guards has also helped TCNJ. They now have two young point guards that can score and defend opposing teams' stronger guards, and they aren't afraid to step up and take big shots either. I went to the RCNJ and Rut.-Newark game. R-N is a very good team. I have to give them their credit because I witnessed them sweep the Roadrunners this season. The second time was without Horton!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 12, 2006, 02:26:00 pm
mean,
I honestly didn't think TCNJ would win 10 games this season after Grant and Burke departed. But TCNJ is a much better defensive team this year. Stallworth and Gilmore do an excellent job of pressuring the ball and both can dribble penetrate. The Lion players know their roles well, Findlay has dominated some games (Rowan's coach said he'd have to re-think his MVP vote after Findlay's 37 pt. 19 rebound performance), and Diamond (46-101 3 pts. .455) gives them an outside threat when defenses collapse on Findlay.

True the Lions don't have much depth (especially with Mark Aziz injured), but the tempo they play isn't exactly at a breakneck speed.

The Lion soccer team (like the bball team) was picked 9th of 10 teams by the NJAC coaches and made it as far as the NCAA Elite Eight. The basketball team should be so lucky – but at this point they shouldn't feel much pressure – they're playing with house money from here on out!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 12, 2006, 03:50:02 pm
Phil,
     Predicted to finish at the bottom of the bunch also may have had a lasting impact on TCNJ and has them playing with something to prove. On the other hand, RCNJ was predicted to finish on top, and the team may have thought this season would be a given and it has come back to haunt them. Hopefully, they can remain afloat and make the playoffs. Making the playoffs, i wouldn't want RCNJ having to head down to TCNJ. That wouldn't be a good idea either since you guys swept us as well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 12, 2006, 04:45:29 pm
Phil,
     Predicted to finish at the bottom of the bunch also may have had a lasting impact on TCNJ and has them playing with something to prove. On the other hand, RCNJ was predicted to finish on top, and the team may have thought this season would be a given and it has come back to haunt them. Hopefully, they can remain afloat and make the playoffs. Making the playoffs, i wouldn't want RCNJ having to head down to TCNJ. That wouldn't be a good idea either since you guys swept us as well.

Ramapo is 4-4 at home in the NJAC and 5-3 on the road.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 14, 2006, 01:15:30 pm
Here are a couple of interesting stats:

The NJAC has only one defeat against CUNYAC and Skyline Conference teams this year. They are 15-1 vs. the CUNYAC and 6-0 vs. the Skyline. The lone defeat was William Paterson's loss at Baruch, 77-70, on January 23.

The NJAC has always been much better than these two conferences, but this kind of performance is off the charts. I believe that not only is the NJAC down, but the CUNYAC as a whole is clearly weaker than usual.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 15, 2006, 03:55:42 pm
Let me amend what I posted yesterday. I forgot to include Stockton in the mix. The Ospreys beat Staten Island and Stevens, and lost to Manhattanville. Therefore, the NJAC is 16-1 vs. the CUNYAC and 7-1 vs. the Skyline. Overall, their out-of-conference record is 51-18.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 15, 2006, 06:53:12 pm
Let's see, in this week's NCAA regional rankings TCNJ remains in the third spot with a seven game win streak – winning two games by over ten points this past week – one on the road against 12-11 Rowan and one at home against 16-7 Newark. SUNY Farmingdale leapfrogs New Jersey by completing a 2-1 week – beating a 12-11 team and a 9-15 team and losing to a 15-9 team (Last I checked, none of the teams they defeated were WIAC members).

Baruch beats a 3-22 Hunter team and loses by 17 to a 13-11 Lehman team (who lost to TCNJ earlier in the season by 14). Yet Baruch remains in the top spot.

I'm sure Pat could respond with the official NCAA Regional Ranking calculations, created jointly by Stephen Hawking and Dr. James Naismith, which would clearly explain the above results – as well as global warming, the Big Bang Theory, and the ideal arc of trajectory for a three point shot.

Someone wake me up when the SUNY and Skyline wind up with an overall winning season against the NJAC. Until then, this week's NCAA Regional Rankings have all the science of the old Olympic figure skating scoring system.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2006, 12:48:52 am
After today's contests, we have a clearer picture of the NJAC.

William Patterson is at the top with a 12-5 record.

NJCU, Richard Stockton & TCNJ are tied for second with a 11-6 conference record.

Rutgers-Newark, Montclair State & Ramapo are tied with a 9-8 conference record.



Here are tonight's scores:

February 15

Kean 67, Rutgers-Newark 64
Montclair State 77, TCNJ 68
NJCU 110, Rutgers-Camden 59
William Paterson 73, Ramapo 71
Richard Stockton 69, Rowan 64


On Saturday, the final day of regular season competition, here is the schedule:

February 18
Montclair State at Kean, 3:00 PM
NJCU at TCNJ, 1:00 PM
Richard Stockton at Ramapo, 3:00 PM
Rutgers-Newark at Rowan, 1:00 PM
William Paterson at Rutgers-Camden, 3:00 PM



MSU-Kean - MSU has the better record by one game. If Kean wins, both teams will have the same record.

NJCU-TCNJ - This is the game to watch.

Richard Stockton-Ramapo - Stockton will finish the season with the better record regardless.

R-N-Rowan - With RN being 9-8, a win over the struggling Profs will put them ahead of Ramapo and MSU, especially since RN swept the series with Ramapo.

WPU-R-C - Need I say more?




Here is what will happen:

The teams that are in are:

1.William Paterson
2.New Jersey City
3.Richard Stockton
4.TCNJ
5.Rutgers-Newark
6. Ramapo OR Montclair

The #6 spot is the one that is up for grabs. Both teams split the season series, both winning on the road. If both teams lose or win, we will have to go deeper into the tiebreaker. If one of the teams win and the other loses on Saturday, the winner is in.

So, these are the matchups.

MSU vs. Kean - MSU should likely win, albeit this is a road game. Kean is 8-9.
Stockton vs. Ramapo - A home game for Ramapo (however, this means absolutely nothing), the Roadrunners will be playing a top 11-6 team in Stockton.

It seems that MSU will have an easier time handling Kean, setting Ramapo up for a must-win situation.

I do not know how a tiebreaker would work in this situation. Here is the situation: Both teams have the same record and have split the season series. Ramapo beat MSU by 4 on the Road and MSU beat Ramapo by 6 on the road.

If this is how the tiebreaker goes, MSU is in if MSU wins and Ramapo wins. The only way Ramapo is in, is if they WIN and MSU LOSES. Not a good predicament to be in.

However, I still have hope for Ramapo and I will definetly be at the game to lend my support. I believe in this team, although they have their work cut out for them. This will prove if they have the heart of a champion...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2006, 01:02:42 am
From the dissapointing Ramapo game last night:


Points in the paint-     RCNJ 24        WPU 34.
Points off turnovers-   RCNJ 14        WPU 25.
2nd chance points-     RCNJ 15         WPU 20.
Fast break points-      RCNJ 4           WPU 6.
Bench points-             RCNJ 34          WPU 25



Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
Ramapo........................       34   37  -   71
William Paterson..............   34   39  -   73



Top Scorers:
Ramapo

Pryor - 17
Mosby - 15
Lowber - 10

WPU
Spiegel - 18
DeLosAngeles - 18


WPU - 13 Assists to 15 Turnovers
RNCJ - 11 to 24

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 16, 2006, 02:38:07 am
I ought to give Truck all the usernames and passwords of NJAC schools to post scores, since the schools never seem interested in doing so.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 16, 2006, 02:50:35 am
Here's my shot at explaining the scenarios:

If Ramapo and Montclair are tied, and since they split, it will come down to tiebreakers...I believe the next tie breaker is record against the first place team...Both teams were swept by Paterson...Then it would come down to the record against the second place team, which is still to be decided...either NJCU, TCNJ or Stockton

Ramapo against:
NJCU: 1-1
TCNJ: 0-2
Stockton: 1-0, 1 game left
Newark: 0-2

Montclair against:
NJCU: 1-1
TCNJ: 2-0
Stockton: 1-1
Newark: 0-2

I could be wrong, and if I am please correct me, but if I understand this properly:
For Ramapo to make it, if MSU also wins, they must defeat Stockton, and hope NJCU defeats TCNJ. This would make NJCU the second seed. There would be a tie between Stockton and TCNJ for third. Those teams split. Stockton went 2-0 vs. WPU, while TCNJ was 1-1, so Stockton would be the third seed and TCNJ the fourth. Newark is the fifth seed.

So, with the teams reseeded, and Ramapo and MSU still tied, both teams were 1-1 vs. #2 NJCU. Ramapo would be 2-0 vs. #3 Stockton and MSU would be 1-1, so Ramapo would be in.

This is just an educated guess based on my understanding of it...I may be way off and there could be a play-in game factoring in somewhere, but to the best of my knowledge, this is correct.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 16, 2006, 08:13:28 am
Ira.....You posted that at 2:50 am, get some sleep!  You know Mr Schiner will be looking for you by 9:00 am....and no excuses!

And by the way, the NJCU Men's Volleyball team looked good last night in defeating Mount St. Vincent.  I was part of that huge crowd of maybe 30??
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 16, 2006, 10:53:14 am
I watched Montclair State defeat The College of New Jersey, 77-68, last night at Panzer. Although I had the opportunity to watch two of the better players in the country--Gian Paul Gonzalez and Scott Findlay--I was not particularly impressed with either team. I was expecting more from TCNJ, which entered the contest with a seven-game win streak and were tied for first place. In particular I thought the Lions would be stronger on the boards than they were. I was a bit surprised that they were outrebounded by MSU.

This was a must-win game for MSU, and they came through with the victory. Gonzalez had only two points at the half, but he erupted for 19 in the second half.  Jonathan Arthur and Jamal Ford also played well for the Red Hawks. Findlay had a game-high 22 points for TCNJ.

It should be noted TCNJ forward Matt Diamond left the game midway through the second half with what appeared to be a broken nose. It looked like Diamond caught an accidental elbow from Findlay.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 16, 2006, 11:08:57 am
If somehow RU-C beats WPU  ::) and NJCU beats TCNJ then the Knights get the top seed.  I am actually hoping for the two seed though, because if WPU did lose to RU-C then they should just be thrown out of the conf.

I think they should use my favorite tiebreaker if MSU and Ramapo tie.  Teddy v Chucky in a steel cage death match.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on February 16, 2006, 11:59:22 am


I think they should use my favorite tiebreaker if MSU and Ramapo tie.  Teddy v Chucky in a steel cage death match.


In that case, Fiore wins by submission with a headlock that Hulk Hogan would be proud of.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2006, 04:08:12 pm
I think they should use my favorite tiebreaker if MSU and Ramapo tie.  Teddy v Chucky in a steel cage death match.


My money's on Chuck.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 16, 2006, 04:11:00 pm
I think they should use my favorite tiebreaker if MSU and Ramapo tie.  Teddy v Chucky in a steel cage death match.


My money's on Chuck.

You know what they say Truck, youth and strength will never overcome old-age and treachery.  They are both Hudson County boys so they are tough, my money would be on Teddy in this.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2006, 05:40:32 pm
Here's my shot at explaining the scenarios:

If Ramapo and Montclair are tied, and since they split, it will come down to tiebreakers...I believe the next tie breaker is record against the first place team...Both teams were swept by Paterson...Then it would come down to the record against the second place team, which is still to be decided...either NJCU, TCNJ or Stockton

Ramapo against:
NJCU: 1-1
TCNJ: 0-2
Stockton: 1-0, 1 game left
Newark: 0-2

Montclair against:
NJCU: 1-1
TCNJ: 2-0
Stockton: 1-1
Newark: 0-2

I could be wrong, and if I am please correct me, but if I understand this properly:
For Ramapo to make it, if MSU also wins, they must defeat Stockton, and hope NJCU defeats TCNJ. This would make NJCU the second seed. There would be a tie between Stockton and TCNJ for third. Those teams split. Stockton went 2-0 vs. WPU, while TCNJ was 1-1, so Stockton would be the third seed and TCNJ the fourth. Newark is the fifth seed.

So, with the teams reseeded, and Ramapo and MSU still tied, both teams were 1-1 vs. #2 NJCU. Ramapo would be 2-0 vs. #3 Stockton and MSU would be 1-1, so Ramapo would be in.

This is just an educated guess based on my understanding of it...I may be way off and there could be a play-in game factoring in somewhere, but to the best of my knowledge, this is correct.



Ira, I appreciate you taking the time to explain that. I hope you're right.

Is the following correct:

TCNJ has to lose vs. NJCU becuase if not, TCNJ will be the higher seed and Ramapo is 0-2 against them. Therefore, Ramapo would not qualify. Stockton will also have to lose, obviously, since Ramapo needs a win.

There is a scenario possible in which Stockton would beat Ramapo and MSU would lose. In that case, both teams would have the same record and both would have split versus Stockton. 

I guess then it would depend on the NJCU-TCNJ game and how the rankings would line up.

I think I'm getting a headache...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 16, 2006, 11:34:53 pm
Truck,

I did some further research, and it turns out, there would be a play-in game between MSU and Ramapo, regardless of the outcome of any other game, if they are still tied after Saturday night.

Here's the tiebreak rule. I apologize for the initial misinterpretation.

Sixth Place
1.   Head-to-head competition
2.   Two-way tie:  Play-in Game (site determined by coin toss).  In even number years, the play-in game will be Tuesday night, and in odd-number years on Monday night.  If Monday must be used for regular season make-up game, then the play-in game will be Tuesday.  In the event inclement weather pre-empts the play-in game, the game must be played the following night.
3.   Three-way tie*:  Mini-Playoff: Three-way coin toss determines pairings, odd team out given a bye; remaining teams’ playoff site determined by coin toss; winner of mini-playoff plays bye team at site of mini playoff winner.

I think a three way tie would come into effect if Kean beats Montclair and Ramapo loses. Kean would be 0-2 vs. Ramapo and 2-0 vs. Montclair.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 17, 2006, 01:11:20 am
Truck,

I did some further research, and it turns out, there would be a play-in game between MSU and Ramapo, regardless of the outcome of any other game, if they are still tied after Saturday night.

Here's the tiebreak rule. I apologize for the initial misinterpretation.

Sixth Place
1.   Head-to-head competition
2.   Two-way tie:  Play-in Game (site determined by coin toss).  In even number years, the play-in game will be Tuesday night, and in odd-number years on Monday night.  If Monday must be used for regular season make-up game, then the play-in game will be Tuesday.  In the event inclement weather pre-empts the play-in game, the game must be played the following night.
3.   Three-way tie*:  Mini-Playoff: Three-way coin toss determines pairings, odd team out given a bye; remaining teams’ playoff site determined by coin toss; winner of mini-playoff plays bye team at site of mini playoff winner.

I think a three way tie would come into effect if Kean beats Montclair and Ramapo loses. Kean would be 0-2 vs. Ramapo and 2-0 vs. Montclair.


Thank you for the clarification, Ira. It makes things much clearer.

Ramapo needs a win and a MSU loss to get in without playing the extra game, and exposing themselves to possible injuries and an extra game that could have been avoided. I guess that's what happens when you don't take care of business on your home court.

I think we'll be having that play-in game. I see Ramapo and MSU winning and ending up tied with a 10-8 record.

I'm still for what Knighstalker proposed, though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2006, 10:06:05 am
The lesson learned here is?

Never post at 2:50 AM after returning from the road trip to Camden.

One more regular season win needed.  Lets go RU-Camden beat WPU!  I keep making statements like that someone is going to make me pee in  a little bottle.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Bilk on February 17, 2006, 10:22:02 am
Is there a forum that discusses NJAC sports not found on D3sports.com?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2006, 10:31:34 am
You might try NJO.com, they have discussion forums, you could probably start one there.  What sport do you want to discuss?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 17, 2006, 11:00:30 am
He asked the same question of 16 other conferences.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2006, 11:04:21 am
I saw that later.  Hopefully I will make it to the TCNJ NJCU game tomorrow with the family.  I want to see both games if possible.  The NJCU women are finally watchable and competitive.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 17, 2006, 11:14:35 am
I'm making a game day decision with my five year old. I'm wondering how long she'll sit with promises of soft pretzels, cheerleaders and a pep band!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 17, 2006, 10:57:56 pm
Knightstalker....I am most awake between 6 pm and 3 am.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 18, 2006, 12:51:50 am
I'm making a game day decision with my five year old. I'm wondering how long she'll sit with promises of soft pretzels, cheerleaders and a pep band!

You have to go. Now's the time to indoctrinate her!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 18, 2006, 08:53:10 am
We're going. A stop at McDonalds, a box of popcorn and cheerleaders have tipped the scales. Plus I spent the last two weekends watching the kids while my wife traveled for work (in Europe no less). So today she gets the one year old terror in diapers who could make grown babysitters cower in fear – I'm off to a bball game with my older daughter!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 18, 2006, 09:22:11 am
I will probably see you there Phil, I am most likely coming with the four year old.  The wife wants to be left alone for the day to work on a paper for grad school.  Road trip to basketball game, hotdogs for the kid and then head up 31 to washington to visit grandma.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 18, 2006, 06:43:51 pm
Ramapo is in!!!!

Not the way I would have wanted it. Both Ramapo and MSU lost, finishing 9-9.

I will have more later...


The brackets are set for playoff play:

http://njac.net/mbbtour.2005-06.pdf



Here are today's scores:
Kean 87, Montclair State 66
NJCU 80, TCNJ 65
Richard Stockton 79, Ramapo 76 (OT)
Rutgers-Newark 69, Rowan 66
William Paterson 77, Rutgers-Camden 54
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 18, 2006, 06:46:38 pm
February 21

NJAC Tournament First Round


Game 1: #6 Ramapo at #3 NJCU, 7:00 PM
Game 2: #5 Rutgers-Newark at #4 TCNJ, 7:00 PM
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 18, 2006, 08:46:52 pm
Truck,

I did some further research, and it turns out, there would be a play-in game between MSU and Ramapo, regardless of the outcome of any other game, if they are still tied after Saturday night.

Here's the tiebreak rule. I apologize for the initial misinterpretation.

Sixth Place
1.   Head-to-head competition
2.   Two-way tie:  Play-in Game (site determined by coin toss).  In even number years, the play-in game will be Tuesday night, and in odd-number years on Monday night.  If Monday must be used for regular season make-up game, then the play-in game will be Tuesday.  In the event inclement weather pre-empts the play-in game, the game must be played the following night.
3.   Three-way tie*:  Mini-Playoff: Three-way coin toss determines pairings, odd team out given a bye; remaining teams’ playoff site determined by coin toss; winner of mini-playoff plays bye team at site of mini playoff winner.

I think a three way tie would come into effect if Kean beats Montclair and Ramapo loses. Kean would be 0-2 vs. Ramapo and 2-0 vs. Montclair.

How did we end up not having a play-in?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 18, 2006, 09:30:07 pm
BECAUSE I WAS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!! >:( >:( >:( >:( >:( (That's why I said it was an educated guess.)  :P :P ::) ::) :o :o

In a three way tie, the tie was broken by head to head among the three.

Ramapo swept Kean and split with Montclair and kean swept Montclair...So:

In this three-way scenario:

Ramapo was 3-1
Kean was 2-2
Montclair was 1-3

And I was 0-2 in projecting the proper scenario.

Oh, and my women's broadcast yesterday on the road was interrupted by the sound of Knightstalker's daughter having a bag of exploding M&M's behind me...At least Mike got to get out of the house... ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 20, 2006, 02:00:33 pm
Ira,

Please tell me you will be broadcasting the game tomorrow...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 20, 2006, 05:05:33 pm
Truck, yes and no.

We won't be doing a radio broadcast, because I'm doing the stats and have my typical gameday responsibilities.

However, we have had LiveStats for every home game since 2001, and tomorrow won't be an exception...Go to http://www.njcugothicknights.com tomorrow and you can follow the game live. The link will be posted on our site in the mid-afternoon...We have some major stories up now that I want to keep up for a while.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 12:36:07 am
Truck, yes and no.

We won't be doing a radio broadcast, because I'm doing the stats and have my typical gameday responsibilities.

However, we have had LiveStats for every home game since 2001, and tomorrow won't be an exception...Go to http://www.njcugothicknights.com tomorrow and you can follow the game live. The link will be posted on our site in the mid-afternoon...We have some major stories up now that I want to keep up for a while.


Is anybody going to broadcast the game? I'm sure you can find some communications students who are aspiring to have a radio career in sports broadcasting. This would be a good experience for them.

The LiveStats is similar to a gamecast where you post the score and what is occuring, right? How often is this updated?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 01:28:25 am
Well, I can finally post my thoughts on Saturday's game - Ramapo vs. Stockton...
 
As we know, Ramapo lost a close one to Stockton. In fact, the game went into overtime where it was also close. But, in the end, Stockton outscored RCNJ by 3 in the extra period to win the game.
 
Here are the scores by periods:
Score by Periods                 1st  2nd   OT   Total
Richard Stockton..............    30   32   17  -   79
Ramapo College................   32   30   14  -   76
 

Ramapo still qualifies for the playoffs by virtue of the fact that Kean beat MSU. With all three teams tied
and the way the tiebreaker figured in, Ramapo was the team to qualify and grab that last playoff spot.

Now, Ramapo gets to play on the road against NJCU. That might not be bad at all, considering the fact that Ramapo has a losing Home record in Conference play. They do have a winning record on the road (5-4). How about that? Speaking of which, I think it's time to change Ramapo's opening theme.
"Nobody comes into our house and pushes us around". Yeah, that one...

Ramapo did not come out well in the opening half. Ahmad Mosby was the only one keeping the team in the game with his scoring. He did not sustain this level of play into the second half and scored most of his 17 in the first.

Midway through the first half, Harding was taken out of the game briefly. He then came back in and played a great game with tons of effort. He was active on the scoring end, with rebounds and most of all on defense. He really stepped up in that game. He contributed in both halves and had a great game. 7 out of 13 shooting, 16 pts, 8 rebounds, 6 steals.

In the second half, Ramapo had Pryor carry the team, along with Harding. He was spectacular shooting 7/17 and coming up with the bucket whenever Ramapo was down. He finished with 20 points.

These three players were the ones that carried Ramapo throughout the game. The big men, with the exeption of Malko, had incredibly weak performances. They must step up in the upcoming games.

Overall shooting was bad, although worse for Ramapo. Stockton shot at close to 40% for the game and Ramapo shot at around 36%. The overall game stats are skewed because both teams were shooting well in the overtime period.

I felt that Ramapo played better in the second half, but in fact they ended up being outscored by 2. They closed the first half on an energizing bucket and carried the momentum to the second. They took a small lead in the early stages of the second, but in the end it all balanced out.

Speaking of Ramapo's shooting, the mid-30% shooting percentage can be exemplified by this short clip:
http://d45.yousendit.com/E/3EHISZHE2VUPD35NNAQR84J1Y5/MOV00511.MPG

Ramapo will now have a tough road ahead of them. They must beat NJCU (Reg Season: Split) as the first challenge.

Ramapo has their work cut out for them. They clearly do not have any momentum, as they lost their last regular season game and qualified by virtue of other team's records. That is not the way you want to get in from a mental perspective. Now that they are in, they must forget everything. It's a new season - a relatively short one - and winner takes all.

I hope the team comes out with passion and fire. I know Chuck has it. You can see it in his eyes that he is committed and dedicated to this team. However, the team must respond. What worries me is that they knew the season was on the line. Chuck reminded them many times throughout the game. A win guarantees a playoff spot, while a loss brings uncertainty and possibly the end of the season. Saturday's game was the time to step up since tomorrow was not promised and that game could have been the last one of the year. The players knew that and Chuck repeated that throughout the game. And yet, they were unable to pull out a win in such a situation.

While it will be tough, I am not ready to give up on this team. As long as Chuck is on the bench, I have faith that they can pull out a win and advance.

Let's go RCNJ.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 21, 2006, 06:41:01 am
I think there are a couple of good games going on tonight.  RU-N at TCNJ and Ramapo at NJCU where the Knights have only one loss all season in the J-Mac.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 21, 2006, 11:15:24 am
I will be there tonight, Probably with the Little Stalkerette, the Missus might show up if it goes to overtime.  She has class tonight.

Looking forward to a good game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 21, 2006, 02:05:16 pm
NJAC Tournament Matchups (Conference Records in Parentheses)

#6 Ramapo (9-9) at #3 NJCU (12-6)
These teams split in the regular season. NJCU won the first game on their home floor, 98-78. Ramapo won the second game, 88-87, in Ramapo. NJCU won six of their first seven conference games, then lost five of their next six, before winning their last six games. Ramapo, the preseason conference favorite, has run hot and cold this year as well. They won three straight conference games early in the season, lost three straight, then won five in a row, only to lose five of their last six. Ramapo has pretty good talent, but they haven't been consistent and there appears to be a lack of leadership and chemistry. NJCU has more cohesiveness and enough experience to make them the favorite here.

#5 Rutgers-Newark (10-8) at #4 TCNJ (11-7)

These two split in the regular season, with both teams winning at home. TCNJ had a seven-game NJAC win streak snapped last week at MSU. Rutgers-Newark has won as many as five conference games in a row, but they lost four of six games in February. This game is pretty much a toss-up, but the home court makes the Lions a slight favorite.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 21, 2006, 06:01:50 pm
Truck,

The live stats are updated every 30 seconds.

If you know any inspiring communications students, send them my way...I started the webcasts with the hope of luring some of them in, but the students are disinterested in gaining practical, hands-on experience.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 06:38:34 pm
I don't see the link, Ira...


Here it is y'all:

http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/livestats/mbasketball/xlive.htm


Thank God for Google. The link is nowhere on the main site.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 07:24:32 pm
Wow!!! Totally not what I expected. Ramapo has 20 min left in the season and they need to mount a 19 pt. comeback...


It can be done but it will be hard.

Ramapo came out shooting well, until the 10 min mark. They did not score for over 6 minutes.

Ramapo's stats are on top:


Ramapo College
New Jersey City University



33
   
Points
   
52
12-35 (34.3%)
   
Field goals
   
22-43 (51.2%)
4-10 (40.0%)
   
3-Point FGs
   
8-17 (47.1%)
5-8 (62.5%)
   
Free throws
   
0-2 (0.0%)
21 (8-13)
   
Rebounds (Off-Def)
   
24 (9-15)
5
   
Steals
   
4
1
   
Blocks
   
7
7
   
Assists
   
14
10
   
Turnovers
   
6
0.70
   
Assist/Turnover
   
2.33
5
   
Second chance points
   
12
5
   
Points off turnovers
   
12
13
   
Bench points
   
15
12
   
Points in the paint
   
22
4
   
Fastbreak points
   
6
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 08:13:26 pm
2nd half:


What a comeback...

00:31 remaining

RAMAPO UP BY 9


Let's go 'P0!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 08:44:25 pm
Unbelievable comeback.

LET'S GO RAMAPO.

Coming back from 21 down, a 19 point halftime deficit and Ramapo is moving on to play on Thursday.

Just unbelievable.

Ira, 'Stalker, Amin - I'm looking forward to reading your reports on the game.


There's 9 seconds left as I write this, and Ramapo has the first double digit lead of the game. That's what champions are made of. What a way to come back in the face of adversity.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 08:54:35 pm
Here are the stats:

Ramapo College                  33   56   89   
New Jersey City University   52   26   78


RCNJ:
Jamall Jenkins: 10 pts
Ahmad Mosby : 25pts
Antoine Pryor: 14pts, 6Reb, 7 Assists
Quameir Harding: 12 pts, 13 reb
Timothy Wesley: 10pts


29-67 (43.3%) shooting
41 Rebounds
16 Assists
15 Turnovers *For the first time, Ramapo's ratio is over 1*



NJCU:
Dana John: 12pts
Alex Mirabel: 16 pts and 7 reb
Washington: 15 pts and 14 reb
Abe Williams: 13 pts
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2006, 09:41:10 pm
Ramapo will be playing Stockton

Very low scoring game...


                                                  1st     2nd      OT                 Final
Rutgers-Newark                   16      20      10             46
The College of New Jersey      17      19          2         38


Newark came up big in the OT period...


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 22, 2006, 12:02:37 am
Truck,

Not sure why you couldn't find the link..it was the top story on the web from 6:30 until 10 pm.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 22, 2006, 09:29:20 am
Truck,
TCNJ threw the game away ... literally. After scoring a whopping 10 points over the final 19:00, TCNJ still had the ball and a three point lead with 1.6 seconds left in regulation – all they had to do was inbound the ball from under the RN basket. Instead, they run a play where Findlay tries to beat his man deep – he falls down – the pass goes out of bounds without touching anybody and Newark inbounds and hits a three to tie the game at the buzzer.

I'll leave others to hypothesize how one can inbounds a pass when you only need kill 1.6 seconds. Needless to say I don't think a Payton Manning post pattern is one of them. When you make a mistake like that, AND you shoot 25% for the evening you deserve what you get.

One NCAA appearance and zero wins in sixteen seasons – and counting.

Barring a couple high impact transfers and freshmen, next season will be number seventeen. One look at who's graduating and you'd be hard pressed to imagine them higher than 9th or 10th in the NJAC next season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 22, 2006, 10:25:59 am
I’m glad the wife was working on a paper last night and I couldn’t post, it would have been very nasty.  The Gothic Knight players have no one to blame but themselves for last nights loss.  It was two games.  NJCU blew out Ramapo in the first half and Ramapo blew out NJCU is the second half.  Ramapo outscored the Knights by 30 in the second half.  As I was leaving the game an individual high up in the athletic department said it was the most embarrassing loss in thirty years.  The only three players who showed up in the second half were Mark Washington, Alex Mirabel and Abe Williams.  The rest seemed to come and go and just did not want it.

I did not expect the Knights to maintain the lead they had at half time but I have never seen them collapse like this.  One thing that happened and I don’t know why it was allowed involved the Ramapo dance team at half time.  One, even though NJCU does not have cheerleaders or a dance team, why would they allow another schools team to perform?  Two, something was fouled up because there was only about ten minutes left in half time when they finally took the court.  It then took another three or four minutes before they even got started.  By this time the Knights had come back out to warm up, they were forced to stand around while the Ramapo Dance Team performed.  Why was this allowed to happen?  Once the players came out the officials should have cleared the court.  I don’t blame this for the collapse, but to me it was an uncalled for situation and should not have been allowed to happen.  If I was a conspiracy theorist I would say this was done intentionally by the Ramapo dance team to disrupt the NJCU players because it is known that the Knights usually come out of the locker room fairly quickly.  But that would be silly, Wouldn’t it? 
 ;)

I wonder who the Knights get to play in the ECAC?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 22, 2006, 10:52:00 am
Phil: I saw Staten Island blow the CUNY  Women's championship against Hunter a couple of year's ago when they attempted the same inbounds pass. Given the fact that TCNJ was up by three, a safer strategy would have been to inbound the ball within about 10 feet of R-Newark's basket, because even if R-N stole the ball they would in all likelihood only be able to score two points. There would not have been enough time to steal the ball and either dribble it out or pass it to a teammate to take a game-tieing three. In retrospect it obviously wasn't the right call. But in Castaldo's defense, the odds that TCNJ would lose the game because of it are rather slim.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 22, 2006, 01:07:00 pm
Like Knightstalker, I also saw Ramapo's remarkable comeback victory over NJCU last night. NJCU played about as well as they could have in the first half, and they were up, 52-33, at the break. All of the Gothic Knight starters as well as their bench contributed to their formidable first-half lead. It didn't look like the Roadrunners had a snowball's chance in hell to get back into this one. But they did. They never quit and were back in the game midway through the second half. NJCU still lead by nine with eight minutes to go, but they completely collapsed down the stretch. The Knights shot very poorly and committed a number of costly turnovers during crunch time. Ramapo, meanwhile, shot the ball very well and made very few mental mistakes when the game was on the line.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 22, 2006, 03:22:18 pm
Truck,
       What a game!!! It brought tears to my eyes because I know exactly how those guys were feeling. The cancer of the team has definately been removed. They were down and considersed done before the second half begun. But I can personally say that the guys that are on this team have too much pride to just lay down and let any team run them over. This team has made their identity shown last night. The look in their eyes seemed different, I felt their hunger, and seen the toughness come out. Players such as Noel Colon and Quamir Harding were on the Roadrunner teams of the past that consisted of Whitted, Radsom, Gadson, and myself (Wright) that always shown that toughness and confidence. Im just so proud of this group of guys because even though they were predicted to finish on top in the preseason and things seemed to fall apart, they continued to work hard and become a close team as they should have always been.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 22, 2006, 03:27:11 pm
Mean, I forgot to bring that up, what happened with Wilson this time?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 22, 2006, 03:43:18 pm
Truck,
        I didnt get to the game until halftime. We were getting creamed, and everyone in the gym that were rooting for the Roadrunners knew I wasnt pleased at all. The second half was what I was expecting from RCNJ from the time tip-of began. They ran when the opportuniy was there and got to the free throw line consistantly.
NJCU showed no sign of ergency. Guys such as Washington should have begun to demand the ball and become 110% more agressive down the stretch. NJCU's tenacity on defense seem to be lacking as well. The second half of this gaem was completely different from the last time RCNJ came to JC. RCNJ players were pouring with sweat, sceaming and shouting as they fought back this time around. Free throws were going down much easier. NJCU's full court press seemed helpless at stopping the Roadrunners.
I seen it, NJCU were beat. They weren't smiling and no one seemed to have and answere for Mosby as he played basketball.
I think he is extremely valuable to Pryor's improvement at guard play as well. they really compliment each other just as Holley and Pryor done in the past.
Roadrunners,
            Don't pat yourselves on the back just yet. You now have to go down to Stockton. Remember they were just in the finals last season on our court and it would be very pleasing for them if they were the reason you guys aren't a step closer to another title. There is always work to be done.  Let's Go Roadrunners!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 22, 2006, 03:43:49 pm
Congradulations to Harding for become the nation's #1 player in steals! NJAC Defensive Player of the Year? Sure! Why not?!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 22, 2006, 04:04:48 pm
Knight, "what happened with Wilson this time?"
 
    I'm not really sure about Wilson. I know he has a son he really cares about and he had a decision to make. I know it had to be very tough for him to leave the game after coming back from such an experience as the military. I haven't really been in contact with Wilson since he left the team the first time. I'm not enrolled in school this semester due to the fact that I would have had a difficult time commuting from home to school. And besides that, Coach Dawkins run us into the ground!
Truck may have a better clue than I do.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 22, 2006, 04:06:58 pm
Last night we were told he had left the team.  Nobody knew why just that he wasn't on the bench.  It looked like one other starter was missing but I can't remember who it was.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 22, 2006, 04:42:20 pm
Last night we were told he had left the team.  Nobody knew why just that he wasn't on the bench.  It looked like one other starter was missing but I can't remember who it was.

Todd Lowber was on the bench in street clothes. He normally starts.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 22, 2006, 04:45:57 pm
I think Lowber is the other I was thinking of.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 22, 2006, 05:52:13 pm
A couple of more comments on last night's Ramapo @ NJCU game:

i) Both teams put in stellar performances for one half that reminded me of the top NJAC teams of the recent past. There were a lot of very good athletes running the floor and making some nice shots. All told, Ramapo looked better than any other NJAC team that I've seen this year.
ii) Both teams have more talent and more depth than WPU and Stockton.
iii) Both teams underachieved this year--especially Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 23, 2006, 01:40:52 pm
2006 NJAC Tournament Semifinals (Conference Record in Parentheses)

#5 Rutgers-Newark (10-8) at #1 William Paterson (13-5)
Rutgers-Newark advanced to the semis with a bizarre overtime win over TCNJ. In the regular season the Scarlet Raiders were swept by William Paterson. WPU routed R-Newark in their first meeting at WPU, 71-45. In the second game at R-Newark, the Pioneers squeeked out a 52-50 victory. R-Newark's longest conference win streak was five games, and they suffered back-to-back losses against NJAC teams twice. WPU finished first in the regular season, beating out Richard Stockton by one game. The Pioneers' longest conference win streak was six games. They did not lose back-to-back games against NJAC foes this season. Both teams have a similar talent level and both coaches use their benches.

#6 Ramapo (9-9) at #2 Richard Stockton (12-6)
Ramapo made it to the semis with an amazing come-from-behind win over NJCU. These two teams split during the regular season with each team winning on the road. Ramapo's longest in-conference win streak was five games. The Roadrunners lost three in a row to NJAC teams once and back-to-back games twice. Richard Stockton's longest conference win streak was three games, which they accomplished twice. Their longest losing streak against NJAC foes was three games. Ramapo has more talent and more depth. Stockton has a bit more size. Stockton has overachieved and Rampo has underachieved. If Ramapo plays like they're capable of playing they'll win. If not, they're done.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 01:48:26 pm
I am pulling for Stockton to win the NJAC, I think the NCAA needs a dose of Gerry's fashion sense.  Those white shoes and belt will send people running to the stores to be like Gerry. :D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 04:20:33 pm
Any of you who are going to the games tonight, I hope to read your reports on these boards.

Rhodes,
thanks for those previews. I really hope the Ramapo guys step up. The first time Ramapo played Stockton was back in January. They won in Double Overtime with the score 110-106.  Rah Wilson dropped in 28 and 13.  In their last regular season game, the score was much lower with Ramapo dropping the game by 3 points (74-71).

Mosby, Harding and Pryor are playing great basketball, really stepping up. However, Ramapo lacks a void in the middle. They do not have a dominant big man. They need Frost and Jenkins to step up and Jenkins was excellent in the NJCU game.

Nevertheless, the team has always done well playing an up and down style of basektball. It's just that with the loss of Wilson, other big men need to step up.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 04:36:08 pm
Amin, Phil, 'Stalker, Rhodes, Ira,

Thanks for posting with the updates.

Stockton doesn't have a Listen Live radio transmission of tonight's game and they don't operate a Live Stats, so I will be waiting to hear how Ramapo did. With a win, I will be coming down for the championship game on Saturday at either Newark or William Patterson. 

I have already made my travel arrangements so y'all better win...

Speaking of LiveStats, Ira, you did a great job. I was able to follow the game along as if I was there. If only it could refresh automatically...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 04:48:20 pm
I was just on Stocktons page  Schedule page  (http://loki.stockton.edu/~ospreys/mb-0506sched.htm) ,they are broadcasting the game on a webcast from their radio station.  The link is on their schedule page.  You need win amp to listen.

Nice of them to let everyone know.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 04:57:55 pm
I was just on Stocktons page  Schedule page  (http://loki.stockton.edu/~ospreys/mb-0506sched.htm) ,they are broadcasting the game on a webcast from their radio station.  The link is on their schedule page.  You need win amp to listen.

Nice of them to let everyone know.


Wow. Thanks 'Stalker for letting me know. I e-mailed the staff back in January when Ramapo played them on the road and they don't me you can't listen live.

Thanks again.


Here is the direct link:
http://wlfr.stockton.edu:8000/listen.pls

To download the Win Amp player:
http://winamp.com/player/free.php

But perhaps you all can go to their webpage. The increase in traffic should make them happy.

http://www.wlfr.fm/






Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 23, 2006, 05:26:23 pm
Truck: It's tough to know which Ramapo team is going to show up. They've been very inconsistent this year. A lot of turmoil and dissension. Maybe they'll be better off without Wilson. Plus it's not clear if Lowber will play tonight. Anyways, if they play like they did in the first half against NJCU they're going to lose. If they play like they did in the second half, they'll definitely win. They obviously can win on the road. Even without Wilson and Lowber the Roadrunners have more talent and depth than Stockton. If this team does come together and some guys step up, I think they're the team to beat. But that's a big if.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 05:43:55 pm
Truck: It's tough to know which Ramapo team is going to show up. They've been very inconsistent this year. A lot of turmoil and dissension. Maybe they'll be better off without Wilson. Plus it's not clear if Lowber will play tonight. Anyways, if they play like they did in the first half against NJCU they're going to lose. If they play like they did in the second half, they'll definitely win. They obviously can win on the road. Even without Wilson and Lowber the Roadrunners have more talent and depth than Stockton. If this team does come together and some guys step up, I think they're the team to beat. But that's a big if.


Well they have been picked to finish first in the pre-season poll. Hopefully, they will step up to that billing and play like the top team.

Lowber is hurt. He only played 8 minutes on Saturday against Stockton, and took 2 shots, scoring no points.

He sat out the NJCU game but hopefully he will be at full strength. There is no tomorrow. They cannot "save" him for the game on Saturday b/c a loss today means there is no game on Saturday. If he can go, he should.

True, the Roadrunners have been very inconsistent and its tough to predict which team will show up. They have the better talent over Stockton but they did split the season series, taking the first game into double overtime.

All of their games this year have been close - they have won and lost by small margins, as their last game on Saturday. They need to play RCNJ basketball, run the floor and score. 30 points in 20 minutes is unacceptable.

We are counting on Mosby, Harding and Pryor to bring their "A" game, which they will. They need the supporting cast (Wesley, who is going to be a star in the NJAC, Frost and big man Jenkins) need to play their game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 06:10:10 pm
As we know, on Saturday, February 25, the Season Awards will be announced.

I was hoping we can write down our predictions for the following awards:

Pony Wilson
ROY
Defensive Player of the Year
John K. Adams

I will go first:


Pony Wilson

Top Contenders:
Matt Byrnes
Gian Paul Gonzalez

Winner:
Scott Findley

Why? I will get some heat for this. Gonzalez has led the NJAC in scoring. He is #4 in the nation is PPG. He is a great player who has carried MSU to an above .500 overall record, and 9-9 in the NJAC.

With that said, I think Findley should get it. He has averaged 20.1 PPG, but mainly he has carried the team to second in the NJAC, a 17-9 record, 11-7 in the NJAC.

Not to mention, his team qualified for the playoffs. How they played in that game shouldn't matter. This is a regular season award.


ROY

Top Contenders:
Chadd Barnes

Winner:

Wayne Smalls


Why? This was a clear choice. Being on a really bad team, Smalls, was the only bright sport.


Defensive Player of the Year

Top Contenders:
Devin Davis

Winner:
Quameir Harding

Why? He led the nation in steals. Much like Amin last year, and Tennyson Whitted in prior years, Ramapo's players are always at the top of the list here.


Coach K

Top Contenders

Jose Rebimbas (WPU)

Winner:

Chuck McBreen


I apologize, y'all for being biased. I think Rebimbas will get it and he deserves it if he does. WPU was 6-10 in the NJAC last year. This year, they had a complete turnaround and vaulted to the top of the league with the best (and a very impressive) record of 13-5 in the NJAC and 18-7 overall. WPU went from the bottom of the league (actually, Camden was last with an 0-16 record but I am not really countin them) to the very top.

However, I believe in my heart that Chuck McBreen is the best NJAC coach. His team has severly underachieved, I know that. They were picked to finish first and barely made it to the playoffs. Yet, to me, McBreen is the best NJAC coach. The passion, the fire, the desire to win, the game mentality that he brings is remarkable.


I ask that you not criticize my picks but instead offer your own predictions for who will get each of these awards.  Let's keep this civil...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 07:09:19 pm
I can go with Findley for the Pony Wilson award, he did carry his team.

I also agree with Smalls, how could he not be rookie of the year when he was rookie of the week almost every week.

Defensive player of the year I am throwing out a homer darkhorse candidate.

Alex Mirabel

Coach of the year

Castaldo from TCNJ.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 07:16:15 pm
'Stalker,

Try the link to listen live.

The operation times out for me.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 23, 2006, 07:34:21 pm
anyone listening to the game? 32-22 Stockton pulling away.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 07:39:54 pm
I just got it at the end of the half, Stockton 36, Ramapo 26.

Truck, try closing everything but the stockton page and the player and maybe it will connect.  I disconnected for the half time.  I will reconnect in about ten minutes.  I will post updates during the second half if I can.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 08:09:28 pm
not sure of the time, score now 42-41 stockton.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 08:18:49 pm
still not sure of time, 48-44 stockton

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 08:20:30 pm
Under six to go, 48-46 stockton, harding has 13
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2006, 08:22:12 pm
Moseby hits a three, Rampao 49-48

Smith hits a three, Stockton 51-49
wesley shooting two, missed the first, missed the second gets his own rebound
tip in by jenkins, tied at 51
Ramapo wins 57-54
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 23, 2006, 08:28:05 pm
1:25 on the clock, Ramapo leads 55-54.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 23, 2006, 08:29:48 pm
Pryor travels.....Stockton ball down 1 with 35 seconds on the clock.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 23, 2006, 08:36:47 pm
Wesley missed a lay up with 13 seconds on the clock....Announcers classified it as easy. Stockton then had 2 shots blocked (one by Wesley). Harding then hit 2 free throws to make it a 3 point game and stockton missed a heave for 3.


Ramapo, the #6 seed is going to the NJAC championship!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 09:48:46 pm
We're going to the championship baby...

Let me catch my breath...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 10:28:43 pm
February 23
NJAC Tournament Semifinals
#6 Ramapo 57, #2 Richard Stockton 54
#1 William Paterson 67, #5 Rutgers-Newark 61
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2006, 10:30:07 pm
February 25
NJAC Tournament Championship
#6 Ramapo at #1 William Paterson, 2:00 PM



Make note of the time. I expected it to be at 7pm.


Instead, game-time is 2pm.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 24, 2006, 12:24:05 am
Truck,

Pony Wilson
ROY
Defensive Player of the Year
John K. Adams

My choices:


Pony Wilson

Top Contenders:
Matt Byrnes
Scott Findley
Winner:
Gian Paul Gonzalez

Y? He was my preseason pick. Besides, he actually did live up to all the hype I gave him. He didn't have much support as everyone else, but he walked the walk and talked the talk on the court. Just about every team had a fit going up against Gonzalez.

Note to Truck: Were you rooting for Wilson to get POY? HAHA


ROY

Top Contenders:
Chadd Barnes

Winner:

Wayne Smalls


Why? Most consistant freshman. And maybe a future POY.


Defensive Player of the Year

Top Contenders:
Devin Davis

Winner:
Quameir Harding

Why? This is a no-brainer! nation's leader. And like the Roadrunners that recieved the award the previous years(Whitted and myself,Wright), he has over 100 steals this season. Not too many done such.


Coach K

Top Contenders

Jose Rebimbas (WPU)

Winner:

Chuck McBreen
Y? Because he simply is!


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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 24, 2006, 12:26:37 am
I went Down to Stockton.
It was another great battle between the two schools.
What a rivalry this continues to be. Im just happy the Roadrunners came out on top. I got a serious headache from this one. And I still have to get ready for practice in the morning. Good Night!!!
I don't even want to talk about it! ::)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 24, 2006, 01:00:15 am
Amin,

Your picks look very similar to mine. It seems we agree not only on the top contenders for each award but also for the winners.

As for POY, I laid out who the most deserving players were and who should get the award. Ideally, I would to see a Ramapo sweep.

I still remember that magical 17-1 season (2002-03). Truck was POY, Tennyson was Defensive Player of the Year and Chuck won coach of the year. 3 out of 4 awards went to Ramapo. 

I would like to once again see Ramapo players dominate the season awards.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jpl56 on February 24, 2006, 12:04:58 pm
who wins championship game
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 24, 2006, 12:16:17 pm
The team that scores the most points.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 24, 2006, 02:10:35 pm
2006 NJAC Championship Game

#1 William Paterson vs. #6 Ramapo
Ramapo advanced to the finals by beating NJCU, 89-78, and Richard Stockton, 57-54. Both games were on the road. William Paterson enters the final courtesy of a 67-61 home-court victory over Rutgers-Newark. WPU beat Ramapo twice during the regular season. The Pioneers won, 54-51, in Mahwah and 73-71 in Wayne.
Including tournament games, Ramapo is 11-9 vs. NJAC teams. They are 4-5 at home and 7-4 on the road. Currently WPU is 14-5 vs. conference foes. They are 8-2 at home and 6-3 on the road.
Ramapo has more talent, athleticism and depth than WPU. The Pioneers have more size and may have better outside shooters. Ramapo has been very inconsistent, but they have shown the ability to win on the road and to come from behind. WPU has been solid all year and has been especially tough at home. The Roadrunners have underachieved and the Pioneers have overachieved. Rebimbas has done a very good job with less-than-stellar talent.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 24, 2006, 02:48:08 pm
Knightstalker, Truck, etc.
As far as NJAC POY is concerned – Findlay was the only player in the NJAC to average a double-double. Gonzales scored five more points per game than Findlay, but Findlay led the NJAC in rebounding, was 3rd in scoring and 4th in steals and blocked shots – the latter two categories Gonzales wasn't even in the top ten. Plus Findlay was playing on a squad picked to finish 9th in the NJAC. With two games to go TCNJ was tied for first in the conference. With this in mind (plus Montclair's finish in conference), I'd definitely give Findlay POY. There's no doubt as to his importance to the team.

As for Coach of the year – I'd grudgingly give this one to Castaldo (as COY is voted on prior to the post season). Although, just once I'd like to see a Castaldo led program finish strong and take some momentum to the post season and into an NCAA tournament (That's zero NCAA wins and one NJAC championship for TCNJ in 16 seasons!). I say "grudgingly" because you just can't have a seven game win streak where you beat the likes of Ramapo, Paterson, Stockton, Newark, Kean, Rowan and Camden all by double-digits – and then blow back-to-back-to-back games against Montclair, NJCU and Newark to end your season (the Newark loss being an absolute debacle).

But in the end you've got to give Coach of the Year to the guy who had the team picked to finish 9th in the conference – tied for first going into the last week of the season!

The only problem now is that TCNJ's cupboard is bare and I can see them having the 6 or 7 win season in '07 that I expected this year – unless some recruiting miracles happen.

...and someone might also explain to me how TCNJ managed to complete five seasons without an NJAC tourney win when they had the services of the #2 (Findlay) and #3 (Derick Grant) all-time scorers in TCNJ bball history!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 25, 2006, 10:54:52 am
Phil,

I agree with you. Findley is the best overall player in the NJAC and that is why I picked him to be Player of the Year. Other people are only concerned with a player's point per game average but do not see what a contribution Findley made and how much better he was than anyone else.


To all,

Just a reminder. Game time today 2PM. I would get there early, as I will do, to ensure a good seat.

Todd Lowber Update... He is off the team roster
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 25, 2006, 11:47:24 am
Montclair State University senior forward Gian Paul Gonzalez has been named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year for the 2005-06 season.

A three-time all-conference selection, Gonzalez currently leads the NJAC and ranks fourth In NCAA Division III in scoring with an average of 27.0 points per game. A four-time NJAC Player of the Week selection, he also currently ranks first in minutes played per game (37.61), second in free throw percentage (.883), third in field goal percentage (.573), and fourth in rebounding (8.9 per game). In addition to his NJAC Player of the Year honor, Gonzalez was recently named a finalist for the Jostens Trophy, awarded to an Outstanding Division III player for excellence in basketball, academics and community service.

Rutgers University-Newark freshman guard Chadd Barnes and Rutgers University-Camden freshman guard Wayne Smalls were named conference Co-Rookies of the Year.

A two-time NJAC Rookie of the Week selection, Barnes currently ranks 20th in the league in scoring with an average of 11.9 points per game. In addition, he ranks 12th in the conference in three-point field goals made per game (1.59), and 15th in three-point field goal percentage (.328).

Smalls was selected as the NJAC Rookie of the Week seven times during the season. He currently ranks fourth in the conference in scoring (17.5 per game), third in free throw percentage (.876), seventh in three-point field goals made per game (1.96), eighth in minutes played (32.54 per game), and 12th in steals (1.63).

Rutgers University-Newark senior guard Justin Carter was named the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year. Currently 12th in the NJAC in scoring with an average of 13.6 points per game, he also statistically ranks in the league’s Top 10 in field goal percentage (.517), assists (3.30), free throw percentage (.770), and assist-to-turnover ration (1.27). Defensively, Carter is a main contributor to a Scarlet Raider unit that ranks second in the NJAC in scoring defense (61.6) and third in the conference in field goal percentage defense (.411).

The College of New Jersey head coach John Castaldo was named NJAC Coach of the Year by his peers after guiding the Lions to a 17-9 overall record and an 11-7 conference mark. Picked to finish ninth in the coaches’ preseason poll, he guided TCNJ to a fourth-place finish and a berth in the NJAC Tournament. In 13 seasons at the helm of the Lion program, Castaldo has compiled a career mark of 188-135.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 25, 2006, 11:50:24 am
Congratulations to Ahmad Mosby for making the 2nd Team All-Conference and to Antoine Pryor for making Honorable mention. Harding was snubbed in the Defensive Player of the Year award.

Here are the awards and the all-conference teams:


"PONY WILSON" PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Gian Paul Gonzalez, Montclair State

C0-ROOKIES OF THE YEAR:       
Chadd Barnes, Rutgers-Newark & Wayne Smalls, Rutgers-Camden

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:       
Justin Carter, Rutgers-Newark

"JOHN K. ADAMS" COACH OF THE YEAR:       
John Castaldo, TCNJ


FIRST TEAM

Matt Byrnes    
Scott Findlay
Gian Paul Gonzalez
Luis Martinez    
Mark Washington

SECOND TEAM

Justin Carter    
BJ Hamby
Jermont Horton
Ahmad Mosby    
Tobias Smith    

HONORABLE MENTION

Jonathan Arthur    
Armet Coles
Matt Diamond    
Kevin Holmes    
Antoine Pryor    
Miguel Rodriguez    
Wayne Smalls    


http://njac.net/mbballconf2006.htm

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: coach_mcbreen on February 26, 2006, 04:10:49 pm
Truck and Amin,  Thank you  and all the Ramapo fans for all their support throughout the play-off run. It has been my most frustrating and most  difficult season  in twenty years of  coaching.  I really appreciate the both of you and a select few others others that stood by me and the program through the difficult times because their were plenty of people that jumped off the Titanic quickly when they thought the ship was sinking. It is a credit to the remaing 13 players, that they were able to pull together and truly believed they could win the Tournament witout their 2 leading scorers.  Then to go out and  beat a quality NJCU and Stockton team on the road and advance to the NJAC Championship was just simply amazing. I'm sorry we fell just a bit short, but I have to give a ton  of credit to Coach Rebimbas and the Wm. Paterson players for doing a tremendous job all season long and taking care of business yesterday in the Championship!  I wish them the best of luck in the NCAA Tournament.  Now back to Ramapo.  Amin, we truly missed your great ability as a player this year, but more importantly we missed yours and Derrick's (Holley) leadership in keeping a certain few Knuckleheads in line. In order to win Championships, you definitely need to be talented and somewhat lucky, but most of all you need great leadership and "Chemistry" from your best players. We were definitely lacking in this area.  I would like to thank all my former players who were in attendance in big #'s to support the Roadrunners yesterday. A special thanks goes out to Coach Rich Martin and the Ramapo Baseball Program for bringing down bus loads of players to support us at all 3 road play-off games. We have 11 of 13 players returning and 1 player in college sitting out this year. Hopefully, we can add a few quality recruits and get back into the NJAC Championship next year for the 4th time in 5 years. Good luck to all 59 NCAA Tournament teams.  D3 Hoops, Great job again as always and all the best covering the NCAA'S. Thanks for all that you do for D3 Basketball!! Thanks again to all the people who continue to support me and the Ramapo Basketball Program.  I can guarantee I will be working extremely hard from  today thru next season to try and bring  the  NJAC Championship back to Ramapo next year.  Go Roadrunners!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 26, 2006, 05:26:39 pm
Phil, "As far as NJAC POY is concerned – Findlay was the only player in the NJAC to average a double-double. Gonzales scored five more points per game than Findlay, but Findlay led the NJAC in rebounding, was 3rd in scoring and 4th in steals and blocked shots – the latter two categories Gonzales wasn't even in the top ten. Plus Findlay was playing on a squad picked to finish 9th in the NJAC. With two games to go TCNJ was tied for first in the conference. With this in mind (plus Montclair's finish in conference), I'd definitely give Findlay POY. There's no doubt as to his importance to the team."
 You have a very good arguement. And this is very familiar to me because I was third in scoring, and besides stats such as 3 point % and 3 pointers taken, I was ahead of many players in every other stat. Head to head, as far as the top 5 players of last season, I lead in majority of the stats. So, I guess the POY only has to score points and what he does for his team as far as winning games don't count. But the players don't make the decision, and I'd never take nothing away from someone who has worked to put themselves in a position to be recognized in such matter. They all have my respect. I chose Gonzalez because I felt he was more consistant than Findlay, although Scott averaged more rebounds. haha. Maybe I was even blinded by all the points. Hmmm.. lol Head to head Findlay is ahead of Gonzalez in the statistical area and he has more wins as well. All this snubbing leaves a very bad taste in guys mouths after a season in the NJAC. Both are great players and I enjoyed playing against them last season and watching them this year. They both elevated their games every season. If it was up to me, this season would have ended in Co-P's-O-the-Y!
Hopefully, this years All-Star game will be exciting as last years! NJAC should win it again.
  Congrats to Carter for Defensive POY! Justin Carter is a great defensive player, but Quamir Harding definately got snubbed! I feel bad for the guy. I want to know who didn't choose him.
 


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2006, 02:31:45 pm
 ECAC Selections  (http://www.ecac.org/feature/feature.asp?id=2816)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2006, 03:14:19 pm
Mean, Truck and Coach McBreen are you all ready for NJCU Ramapo IV?  ECAC Metro pairings:
2006 ECAC Division III Men’s Metro Basketball Championship
No. 1 Manhattanville College (19-9)
No. 2 Richard Stockton College of New Jersey (17-9)
No. 3 New Jersey City University (17-9)
No. 4 Mount Saint Mary College (21-6)
No. 5 Rutgers, Newark (18-9)
No. 6 Ramapo College of New Jersey (18-10)
No. 7 Lehman College (14-12)
No. 8 Kean University (13-12)

Quarterfinal Games - Wednesday, March 1
Game #1 - No. 1 Manhattanville hosts No. 8 Kean, 7 p.m.
Game #2 - No. 2 Richard Stockton hosts No. 7 Lehman, 7 p.m.
Game #3 - No. 3 New Jersey City hosts No. 6 Ramapo, 7 p.m.
Game #4 – No. 4 Mount Saint Mary hosts No. 5 Rutgers, Newark, 7 p.m.

Semifinals – Friday, March 3 (hosted by highest remaining seeds)
Game #5 - Winner of Game #1 plays Winner of Game #4, 7 p.m.
Game #6 - Winner of Game #2 plays Winner of Game #3, 7 p.m.

Championship - Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m. (hosted by highest remaining seed)
Semifinal winners

NJAC teams have five of the eight spots.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 27, 2006, 10:50:43 pm
Ira,

Will you be doing the LiveStats for the ECAC game on Wednesday?


Mean,

Gian-Paul is a great player and I am not taking anything away from him. He carried his team, breaking every school and NJAC record in the process. As you wrote, Findley was ahead of Gian-Paul in almost every statistical category - except for points.  He also took his team into the playoffs. This is similar to what happened last year. You were the real Player of the Year and I feel that both you and now Scott, and also Quameir were snubbed in the season-ending awards.

Chuck,

Good luck in the ECAC tournament. You are bringing the championship back to Ramapo!!!

Everyone else,

How interesting the world of basketball is... We are getting a NJCU-Ramapo rematch, in Jersey City. Then, we can also get another rematch - Ramapo vs. Richard Stockton, again down in Pomona. Hopefully, these two games (if they happen) will bring the same result for Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 27, 2006, 10:52:23 pm
Here is the Men's Metro Bracket in PDF format. Thanks, 'Stalker for posting the information earlier.

http://www.ecac.org/uploadedFiles/Sports-Men/Basketball/Championships/Men_s%20Metro%20Bracket.pdf
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: patcummings on February 28, 2006, 06:35:16 am
The Baruch pod of games featuring William Paterson will have live audio coverage courtesy of D3hoops.com/NCAASports.com this weekend.  Links will be posted later.  Yours truly on the call with Yeshiva men's assistant coach Jody King.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 28, 2006, 06:42:26 am
I am actually hoping to make it to Baruch for the games friday.  Gotta support the NJAC team if possible.

The one NJCU player I think got robbed in the conference awards is Alex Mirabel.  I think he should have been at least second team all conference.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: patcummings on February 28, 2006, 07:14:22 am
Stop by press row Knightstalker...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 28, 2006, 10:22:06 am
I won't know until tonight I will make it to Baruch on Friday, it depends on whether NJCU beats Ramapo tonight for the "Payback at the J-MAC"  I am starting to think Ramapo is NJCU's new Rowan.  It seems like everytime we turn around there is Ramapo again.  I like it, both teams match up well including their maddening inconsistency when both teams have the talent and experience to be the best in the region.

Ira, I probably won't be able to make it tomorrow night and won't be near a PC, please put up a halftime update on the knightline if you get a chance, just a score would be great.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 28, 2006, 02:53:59 pm
I'll be in Jersey City Wednesday!
I don't mind seeing these teams go head to head once more this season! Four times is a blessing for true ball players to play against some of the toughest competition in the conference. Hopefully, both teams come away with possitive lessons from this year's experience and carry it over to next year. I will definately be in attendance for the last round of these two heavyweights.
Let's Go Roadrunners!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 28, 2006, 04:46:11 pm
Here's some information on William Paterson's NCAA Tournament Opponent--the University of Scranton

Overall record: 21-6
Conference: 11-3
In region: 19-6

Conference: Middle Atlantic Conference (Freedom League)
Tied for first-place with King's for the regular season title. Beat Wilkes to win the conference tournament. Received a Pool A bid.

Longest winning streaks: Five games and seven games. Have won seven in a row.
Longest losing streak: Two games.

Vs. NJAC Opponents: Beat NJCU (neutral court) 75-70; Lost at TCNJ 53-42

Massey rating: 115
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 28, 2006, 09:02:43 pm
Knightstalker, sure will...halftime score will be posted.

Mean, we got permission from the ECAC to cancel the second period if we're leading by 19 at the half this time...  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 28, 2006, 09:47:38 pm
Knightstalker, sure will...halftime score will be posted.

Mean, we got permission from the ECAC to cancel the second period if we're leading by 19 at the half this time...  ;)

Still doing the LiveStats, Ira?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 01, 2006, 02:38:02 pm
Truck, yep.

Livestats for EVERY home game...

The story will be posted on our website around 6:30.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 01, 2006, 02:49:35 pm
Here is the link for those who probably won't see the story on the main site, as happened to me last week:

http://www.njcu.edu/athletics/livestats.htm

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 01, 2006, 02:56:25 pm
I never have that problem, the site knows you are from Ramapo and is playing defense.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on March 01, 2006, 03:55:11 pm
Mean, we got permission from the ECAC to cancel the second period if we're leading by 19 at the half this time...  ;)

Ira,
    I hope thats not the case this time around. I had a serious headache. Later that night I notice I had one strand of gray hair. This season has been a non-stop roller coaster.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on March 01, 2006, 03:57:05 pm
Before I head oveer to the shop for a haircut, I just wanted to wish William Patterson the best of luck in the NCAA's!!! Play hard and represent the NJAC!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 01, 2006, 04:38:58 pm
Better get that gray hair taken care of too.  Nah, wait until tomorrow, you might get some more tonight.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 02, 2006, 09:56:40 am
NJCU advances to play Stockton in the ECAC semi-finals.  I won't be able to make it, by the time I get off work, pick up the little stalkerette and drive there the game will be over.  I may try to head to Baruch tomorrow night for the games.  If NJCU wins tomorrow night they are hosting on Saturday and I can make it.  Give me one more game Knights.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 03, 2006, 02:07:11 pm
Ira, are you broadcasting the game tonight?  Or have you left already?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on March 03, 2006, 03:02:16 pm
Better get that gray hair taken care of too.  Nah, wait until tomorrow, you might get some more tonight.

Well, it was too late to wait until after the game, But i think I left the game before anymore could ever sprout. haha
And that game might as well been stopped this time around at half time.
Still in all, RCNJ had a pretty good season. Good luck NJCU with the rest of oyu season.
See you next year. Hopefully, #10 for you guys can prove he is an all conference player next season. I think Mosby actually stole his spot on the second team though. I see them two as one of the best matchups for next season. Can't wait!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 03, 2006, 08:19:53 pm
William Paterson wins 70 to 45, they play the winner of the Baruch Ville Julie game tomorrow.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 03, 2006, 08:57:45 pm
NJCU wins at Stockton 73 56.  NJCU host the championship.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 04, 2006, 12:31:46 am
I found the score for the Kean Mt. St. Marys game on the ECAC website since both schools decided not to report scores or update their own websites.  Kean wins 93-57 and sets up NJCU KEAN III nothing like playing a post season tournament and it ends up being an NJAC triple round robin.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 04, 2006, 01:37:12 am
I did a little extra research, and it turns out NJCU is 24-8 all-time in the ECAC tournament...a .750 winning percentage...entering Saturday's game vs. Kean.

For those who are looking for a great game at a great price (FREE FREE FREE), tipoff is 7 p.m. on Saturday evening.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 04, 2006, 11:34:52 am
I watched William Paterson trounce Scranton, 70-45, last night. The Pioneers looked very good and they dominated the game from the opening tip. WPU was far too athletic for the Royals and the game was a complete mismatch.

Scranton struggled on both ends of the court. They couldn't defend against WPU and they couldn't shoot the ball. When you can't defend and you can't score, you're in for a long evening. And it was a very long evening for the Royals.

WPU players blew by Scranton defenders all night long. They scored inside and they scored outside. They scored one on one and they scored with solid passing. They scored in the open court and in the half court as well. And, as usual, they played a very aggressive, swarming defense that thoroughly stifled the Royals.

William Paterson played an excellent all-around game. They were very well prepared and played with a great deal of confidence and maturity. This team looked light years better than when I saw them earlier in the year against Baruch. They seem to be playing their best ball at the right time of the year.
 
 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 04, 2006, 08:49:47 pm
NJCU wins the ECAC Metro Championship...

New Jersey City University - 69
Kean University                  - 61


http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/livestats/mbasketball/xlive.htm
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 05, 2006, 11:58:06 am
I saw William Paterson defeat Villa Julie, 72-48, last night. The game was very competitive for a half. WPU led by only two, 23-21, at the break. Unfortunately for Villa Julie, the second half was very uncompetitive. The Pioneers went to a half court trap to start the second half and broke the game wide open. They forced a slew of Villa Julie turnovers and the Mustangs went ice cold from the floor. Meanwhile, on the offensive end, WPU found the range and converted shots from all over the floor. This led to a 21-5 Pioneer run, which gave them a 44-26 lead with 11:23 remaining. At that point the Mustangs were in disarray and their fate was sealed.

WPU got an outstanding performance from Luis Martinez, who scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Martinez demonstrated a nice outside touch and the ability to put the ball on the floor and take it to the basket. Mario Rivero and Joey Spiegel also played very well for the Pioneers.

Anthony Fitzgerald was high man for Villa Julie with 15 points and 11 rebounds. The Pioneers did a very good job swarming all over Fitzgerald whenever he got the ball. This limited his effectiveness not only in reducing his scoring opportunities, but also in cutting down on his opportunities to make effective passes.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 05, 2006, 02:41:05 pm
Rhodes,

Thanks for the updates.


WPU plays Widener (21-5) at Virginia Wesleyan in Virginia Beach, VA.


Updated men's bracket:
http://www.d3sports.com/playoffs/mbbbracket2006.pdf

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 05, 2006, 10:20:32 pm
NJCU has been to Virginia Wesleyan twice in the last 12 months for the NCAAs...We faced VWC in last year's men's basketball first round and VWC was also the host for the men's soccer first and second round games in November.

The VWC indoor facility is one of the nicer ones in Division III...I think Pat Coleman will concur. For anyone making the trip, I think they will enjoy watching a game in that venue. If anyone does make that trip, take a walk around the entire building and admire it. One of the most striking things I remember is an enormous fish tank, from floor to ceiling, right outside the entrance to the gym.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on March 06, 2006, 12:30:29 am
Ira:

Agreed.  The Batten Center is very nice.  And I like the fancy fish tank, too. :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 06, 2006, 02:02:48 pm
Here's some information on WPU's next opponent--Widener

Overall record: 23-5
Conference: 10-4
In-region 20-5

Conference: Middle Atlantic Conference (Commonwealth)
Finished in first place during regular season. Lost in conference tournament final to Messiah.

Longest winning streaks: 12 games and five games.
Longest losing streak: two games.

Vs. NJAC opponents: 2-0. Beat Kean 62-47 (neutral) and Rutgers-Camden 92-66.

Best wins: York, (PA), Catholic, Messiah, Albright

2006 Tournament: Beat Catholic 61-59 and York (PA) 71-69.

Massey ranking: 56
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on March 08, 2006, 12:31:41 pm
Good to hear that William Paterson is still in the touney and that we have NJCU and Kean playing for the ECAC championship. This just shows how dominate and competitive our conference really is.
I want WP to go as far as possible, but I can't wait til it's all over so Kahri Battle and Brandon Constantine can get out of my ear in practice about how well the Pioneers are playing. It's cool though to have these two guys on my team after our wars in college. We are definately representing the NJAC. Also on my team is Mufeed Thomas. He played for WP alongside Horace Jenkins.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 10, 2006, 10:00:22 am
I saw in the Ledger today that Montclair State has once again decided to drop wrestling. This time with job discrimination, a sexual harassment complaint, criticism of the coach and a defection of team members as the leading causes. The funny thing is that most of the problems stem from the coach they hired after the interim coach raised all the money to save the program. First the Montclair administration drops the program because of a budget problem – and as a result extorts the money from the local wrestling community to "save" the program. Then they fire the guy that raised the money in order to hire an underqualified SOB of a coach who causes the team to impload. Finally they drop the program after pocketing the money, saying that "they have become increasingly disenchanted with the program."

Joe Sabol raised over $100,000 to save the wrestling program which has an annual operating budget of $15,000. Might the powers that be at Montclair tell us where the surplus will be spent? Obviously in litigation.

In the end the businessman from Paterson who donated $50,000 to save wrestling ended up purchasing a lot of trophy cleaner for the Yogi Berra museum!

If you were a high school athlete looking to further your education and athletic career in the NJAC you should have your head examined if you want to go to Montclair – at least until the current administration stops wetting itself in public.

Montclair Drops Wrestling (http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1141971023317930.xml&coll=1)

Also ... I hope WPU continues their run in the tourney. I've become tired of hearing how "weak" the conference has become. While it's true the NJAC might lack a top 5 team that ran the table in the conference, I firmly believe that there are five other NJAC teams that are good enough to have done exactly what Paterson has done in the tourney up to this point. Hopefully the Pioneers will continue the run when the go up against Widener.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 10, 2006, 10:08:14 am
D3hoopsNet, under contract from NCAAsports.com, will be broadcasting the entire Virginia Wesleyan sectional. Coverage starts a half-hour before tipoff and includes a preview of all four sectionals, plus in-game "live look-ins" at other sectionals in progress.

Pat Coleman and Dave McHugh on the call.

http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/
All D3hoopsNet games are broadcast by Broadcastmonsters.com.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on March 10, 2006, 10:44:18 am
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If you were a high school athlete looking to further your education and athletic career in the NJAC you should have your head examined if you want to go to Montclair – at least until the current administration stops wetting itself in public.



.



You are entitled to your opinion but if I may ask; what is so wrong at MSU that a kid should get his head examined if he were to play at one of the top programs in the NJAC?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 10, 2006, 11:33:25 am
Ben,
The administration gives zero (0) support to athletics ... nada ... zilch. Last year they looked like fools when they dropped a number of sports – only to revive some once monies and public awareness were raised. Now this.

The best athletic programs in the NJAC and the rest of D3 are successful because they have the full support of the administration – not just good coaches. In Montclair's case, the current administration has done nothing but embarrass themselves and the athletic department over the past few years. Ask yourself what would happen to Montclair's basketball and football programs if they made a head coach hire like they did for wrestling. Given the current state of affairs at MSU, I would say that the Red Hawks would be as competitive as Camden if Ted Fiore weren't coaching bball ... and that probably wouldn't bother Dr. Cole of Montclair one bit.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on March 10, 2006, 12:01:57 pm
I understand your stance on the MSU situation and I do agree with some of your points in your argument. With that said, I think the entire athletic program is going through a rebuilding stage. I have no inside information but something tells me that MSU is trying to make its way up to Divsion 2/Division 1 very soon.  As the saying goes, sometimes you have to break something down to build it back up. Unfortunately, it seems that the wrestling program and the other low-profile sports suffered from this reasoning. If you have been to MSU lately, it is starting to transform itself into a big-time campus. I, for one, was shocked to see how much the campus has changed over the years. Even the athletic teams have a new look. Throughout my years there, the baseball, football, and basketball teams were all NJAC champions at one point or another. Now, those teams have taken a step back and tried to clean up their respective programs academically and even with the type of kid they are recruiting. You are starting to see more 4 year players in every sport. Such was not the case when I was there.  It is funny how MSU was once characterized as a program who only cared about winning first and did not concentrate on academics and now that they have seemed to right the ship, the administration gets knocked for not caring about athletics. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 10, 2006, 12:50:43 pm
I've knocked Montclair's football and basketball programs in the past for academics and have seen a different direction recently. i've also conjectured that they would move up to 1AA – like Monmouth and St. Peters – and hiring Fiore was a step towards this move. Though with what I've seen recently, I'm doubting that there's a master plan for any of this. What I see is a baseball stadium that creates a revenue stream. Same for the ice skating complex, Yogi World Museum and softball facility ... and that's the only thing that counts – making money. Montclair not only has the highest ticket prices in the NJAC, but they double charge you for parking.

If Dr. Cole is truly committed to MSU athletics, has a master plan for moving up to 1AA and is setting the table for the future, she had best take the excess $100,000 that was raised to "save" wrestling and hire a crack public relations firm. Their effort to "upgrade" hasn't exactly put the University in a positive light with the public and media thusfar.

The sad thing is that the Star Ledger devoted more column inches to the wrestling story today than it did for the entire NJAC basketball season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 10, 2006, 01:39:00 pm
They still have not even touched on WPU in the tournament.  This year as in most others the NJ D-III rep has gone further in the tournament than any of the D-I reps will.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on March 10, 2006, 01:54:11 pm
I have to commend Coach Rebimbas on the job he has done at WPU this year. I saw them play twice this year and came out thinking that this was one of the worst WPU teams I have seen since I started following the NJAC. For this team to make the Sweet 16 speaks volumes about him getting his kids to buy into his philosophy and the players' desire to win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 10, 2006, 02:21:10 pm
They only gave up 93 points combined in the first two games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 11, 2006, 03:03:51 am
WILLIAM PATTERSON - 52
WIDNER                     - 45


Press release submitted by William Paterson on Mar 10 2006 at 08:24 PM



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — MARTINEZ, DOGGED DEFENSE LEAD WILLIAM PATERSON MEN INTO ELITE 8, 52-45

(March 10, 2006) - Junior forward Luis Martinez (Passaic, NJ/Clifton) netted a game-high 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as William Paterson moved into the Elite 8 of the 2006 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship by defeating Widener, 52-45, at The Batten Center on the campus of Virginia Wesleyan College on Friday evening.

William Paterson (23-7) reached Elite 8 for the fifth time in school history and will play the winner of Friday night's Sweet 16 matchup between Lincoln and Virginia Wesleyan on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Pioneers are 2-2 in Elite 8 games, but 2-0 under head coach Jose Rebimbas, the program's 11th-year coach who has led them into the national quarterfinals in 1999, 2001 and now 2006.

The Pioneers were national runners-up in 2001 and finished fourth in Division III in 1999.

William Paterson's season was extended another game primarily because of Martinez' continued postseason excellence and the typically staunch defense the team plays. Martinez scored 12 of his 13 points during a decisive 19-11 spurt to start the second half as the Pioneers turned a 26-21 halftime lead into a 45-32 lead with 4:15 remaining. He produced his points off a variety shots such as a couple of baby hooks, a couple of drives, a short jumper and two free throws.

"I just like I needed to score," said Martinez, who is averaging 21.0 points and 7.7 rebounds in the first three rounds of the NCAA tourney. "I felt like I needed to put the ball in the basket or someone needed to put the ball in the basket. I started posting up and I knew I could score."

"We earmarked Luis Martinez to be our best player because of his versatility," Rebimbas said. "He makes his teammates better."

Meanwhile, Widener (23-6) went 8:38 without a field goal in the second half, ending its drought when senior guard Brandon Blakey (Willow Grove, PA/Abington) coverted a lay-up off a dribble drive. Widener shot just 31.8 percent from the game (14-for-44), including 27.3 percent in the second half (6-for-22) despite averaging 71.6 points and shooting 46.4 percent from the floor entering the Sweet 16.

Then again, William Paterson is 16th nationally in scoring defense (39.3) and 23rd in scoring defense (62.6 ppg) and has its first three opponents to an average of 46.0 points while not permitting any of them to shoot above 35.0 percent.

Senior forward Kris Clarkson (Philadelphia, PA/Overbrook) recorded a double-double with 11 points and 14 points for Widener, but his point total was almost 10 points below his average. Junior forward Malcolm Thomas (Baltimore, MD/Pikesville) led the losing team with 13 points and junior guard Essien Ford (Baltimore, MD/Loyola Blakefield) added 10.

"We feel like if we can impose our will on the defensive end, it will give us a chance to be successful," Rebimbas said.

"These are the final 16 teams," sophomore guard Jason Cameron (Cliffside Park, NJ/Cliffside Park) said. "Defensive is all about heart. You don't have to be good to play good defense."

The Pioneers never trailed in this contest, starting off by scoring 12 of the game's first 14 points. Cameron buried two 3-pointers to spark the surge. Widener pulled within four points on three occasions, but after getting within 28-24 on a three-point play by Clarkson at the start of the second half, the Martinez and the Pioneers controlled things.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 11, 2006, 02:33:49 pm
I have to commend Coach Rebimbas on the job he has done at WPU this year. I saw them play twice this year and came out thinking that this was one of the worst WPU teams I have seen since I started following the NJAC. For this team to make the Sweet 16 speaks volumes about him getting his kids to buy into his philosophy and the players' desire to win.

I agree 100%. Rebimbas has done an outstanding job this season. This WPU team does not have a whole lot of talent. Luis Martinez is their only standout player. Everyone else, with the possible exception of Joey Spiegel, is a role player. Right now the Pioneers are playing extremely well, and a lot of the credit should go to their head coach. This team is very well prepared and is playing with a lot of confidence.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 14, 2006, 10:58:13 am
There is even a D-III connection in D-I at Seton Hall:

 Copeland  (http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1142318875169290.xml&coll=1)

Donald Copeland Sr. was one of Charles Browns assistant coaches on the 1986 NJCU then JCSC final four team.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 14, 2006, 05:03:28 pm
Donnie Marsh, who became head coach at TCNJ when Kevin Bannon left, is the Assistant Head Coach at Indiana. He also coached at Elizabethtown and played at F&M.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 13, 2006, 09:00:43 am
I read over on the football board that Kean has fired the Football coach and it was mentioned that Coach Hamburglar, I mean Hamburger has also been let go.  Anybody know anything more.  Any former players have any insight to the situation?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on May 13, 2006, 01:28:10 pm
This is as good as a press release. It's from the Kean website for job postings:

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
Half-Time Head Coach (Assistant Director IV) Men's Basketball

Kean University is also seeking a half-time Head Coach for men's basketball reporting to the Director of Athletics. The Coach has the primary responsibility for all aspects of a Division III men's basketball program in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a twelve month half-time position 17.5 hours per week.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 13, 2006, 01:34:35 pm
Hamburgers kids were always well coached, he just never seemed to have the horses to compete with the top programs in the NJAC.  I really think he could have recruited locally better, he possibly had a better recruit base than Charlie Brown has in Jersey City.  Kean should be able to bring in a larger number of good players than they get.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mr. Ypsi on May 14, 2006, 12:40:12 am
This is as good as a press release. It's from the Kean website for job postings:

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
Half-Time Head Coach (Assistant Director IV) Men's Basketball

Kean University is also seeking a half-time Head Coach for men's basketball reporting to the Director of Athletics. The Coach has the primary responsibility for all aspects of a Division III men's basketball program in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a twelve month half-time position 17.5 hours per week.

Even as a 52-week average, that's rich - a head coach at 17.5 hours per week! ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 14, 2006, 08:00:13 am
This is as good as a press release. It's from the Kean website for job postings:

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS
Half-Time Head Coach (Assistant Director IV) Men's Basketball

Kean University is also seeking a half-time Head Coach for men's basketball reporting to the Director of Athletics. The Coach has the primary responsibility for all aspects of a Division III men's basketball program in the highly competitive New Jersey Athletic Conference. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a twelve month half-time position 17.5 hours per week.

Even as a 52-week average, that's rich - a head coach at 17.5 hours per week! ;D

Coach Brown puts in more hours than that just on one gameday.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 14, 2006, 08:21:35 am
Interesting article from todays paper:
 College Presidents  (http://www.nj.com/news/ledger/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1147581720316100.xml&coll=1&thispage=1)
Title: NJAC Coaching Changes
Post by: tards23 on May 14, 2006, 06:50:25 pm
Having played in the NJAC a couple of yrs back, I was surprised to hear that Coach Ham from Kean is gone.  I could only imagine that he left on his own will.  I know that they are opening their new arena and that could only help (though only a bit I would imagine) with recruiting.  Any news as to where he has ended up?

On another note, I know that both Jose Rebimbas and Chuck McBreen were going for the St. Peter's job...any update/rumors as to who is in the lead from that end?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 14, 2006, 10:52:32 pm
There hasn't been anything in the Jersey Journal about the St. Peters job, both would do a good job there.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: tards23 on May 24, 2006, 10:00:05 pm
Looks
Having played in the NJAC a couple of yrs back, I was surprised to hear that Coach Ham from Kean is gone. I could only imagine that he left on his own will. I know that they are opening their new arena and that could only help (though only a bit I would imagine) with recruiting. Any news as to where he has ended up?

On another note, I know that both Jose Rebimbas and Chuck McBreen were going for the St. Peter's job...any update/rumors as to who is in the lead from that end?

Looks like both Jose and Chuck were passed up:

http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1148448619129290.xml&coll=1
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on July 31, 2006, 09:06:37 pm
Welcome aboard to Tennyson Whitted and Jay Degroat - both former Ramapo players - who will be joining the best coach in the NJAC as assistant coaches this upcoming season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on August 01, 2006, 12:22:36 pm
I'm sure NJCU is thrilled to have them aboard!  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on August 01, 2006, 06:28:07 pm
I'm sure NJCU is thrilled to have them aboard!  ;)

Beat me to it Phil.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on August 15, 2006, 12:53:23 pm
It's nice to see Tennyson giving back to Ramapo. He will be a great mentor to some of the guards that will play there. If there are any MSU fans on here, you will be happy to know that Montclair has some nice players coming in this year.  I have seen a number of the kids play and they are the type of players that will have much success in the NJAC.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hondo17 on August 19, 2006, 03:31:52 pm
The situation at Kean is screwed up. First they release a successful coach, then totally mess up the hiring of a new coach. Lying to candidates and be disrespectful to coaches who worked hard at building a program that won and graduated players.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on August 19, 2006, 06:21:35 pm
What do you feel they lied about?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hondo17 on August 21, 2006, 11:17:21 pm
They had three candidates in for second interviews, two turned down the job. They never approached the third person.  The person who was named head coach had one interview two weeks after the the deadline. They told another candidate he was the only person being interviewed for the position, when ge knew their was another person in for an interview right before he went in for his interview. The entire process was unprofessional.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on August 22, 2006, 08:32:30 am
Who's everyone taking in the NJAC this year??? 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on August 22, 2006, 04:43:57 pm
Ramapo's schedule is up:

http://ww2.ramapo.edu/athletics/basketballMen/Schedule.asp
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zebras83 on August 23, 2006, 01:16:06 pm
Don't sleep on kean this year. You can think what you want, but they are going to be fine.     
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: nickfdu22 on September 25, 2006, 01:19:01 pm
I hope they will be.  They have a lot of good kids on that roster still.  Losing Coles and Hamby will be a lot to overcome.  And they sure did make a bad decision with reguards to Bruce Hamburger though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on November 01, 2006, 04:10:11 pm
Any news on my Red Hawks this year?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on November 02, 2006, 09:20:33 am
I'm looking forward to watching my alma mater Lincoln University play in Mahwah and Jersey City this year. 

The Bradley Center is a nice place.  I had the pleasure of seeing some ABA games their when my daughter worked for the defunct New Jersey Skycats.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ex D3 Athlete on November 04, 2006, 06:58:05 pm
Can we get someone to post the current roster(s) of ALL the teams in the NJAC ... especially Kean Mens Basketball roster
ps: I also need some useful insight on player profiles ... OK????
I hope that wasn't asking too much from you guys but it should help EVERYONE get familiar with some of the new talent on display this season!

Good Luck to all the basketball teams in the NJAC this season (2006-07) 8)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: nickfdu22 on November 11, 2006, 10:12:30 pm
Can we get someone to post the current roster(s) of ALL the teams in the NJAC ... especially Kean Mens Basketball roster
ps: I also need some useful insight on player profiles ... OK????
I hope that wasn't asking too much from you guys but it should help EVERYONE get familiar with some of the new talent on display this season!

Good Luck to all the basketball teams in the NJAC this season (2006-07) 8)

If you want to see rosters, go to njac.net...there are links to all the athletic webpages in the conference...that should be a good start for you.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 17, 2006, 08:22:01 am
do you think ramapo will have a good season. they had a florida recruit I thought what happened?? How will other teams do??
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 17, 2006, 08:17:38 pm
At the Johns Hopkins Tourney, Rowan 68, McMurry TX 63.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 17, 2006, 10:11:31 pm
do you think ramapo will have a good season. they had a florida recruit I thought what happened?? How will other teams do??

From the NJAC press release:

Ramapo College, which advanced to the 2005-06 NJAC Championship Game after winning the conference
crown in 2004-05, was selected to place third in the North Division. Led by ninth-year head
coach Chuck McBreen, the Roadrunners have accumulated an overall mark of 148-71 during his
tenure. Ramapo returns a pair of all-conference guards in junior Ahmad Mosby and senior Antoine
Pryor.


Entire report:

http://ww2.ramapo.edu/libfiles/athletics_new/basketballMen/mbbpoll%5B1%5D.07.pdf


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 18, 2006, 08:52:47 am
Ramapo and NJCU picked to finish 3rd and 4th in the North this season.  I don't buy it.  RU Newark will shoot themselves in the foot like they always do and WPU may or may not be as good as last year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 18, 2006, 10:01:23 pm
NJCU wins their opener tonight against Staten Island at the Emmanual tournament 92-77 I think it was.  The knights play Gwenyd Mercy tomorrow in the championship game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 18, 2006, 11:49:41 pm
Ramapo wins their season opener today vs. Yeshiva. The score was 76-65. In the earlier game at The Bill, SUNY Farmingdale killed (literally) Berkley by a score of 90-29. Perhaps that's a mistake, but that's what the website has up. 29 points...


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 19, 2006, 07:36:47 pm
Ramapo takes the opening tournament, beating SUNY Farmingdale 70-65.

ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM
Berkeley – Jahil Shannon
Yeshiva – Shuki Merlis
Farmingdale – Peter Lipka
Farmingdale – Terry Menefee
Ramapo – Antoine Pryor
Ramapo – MVP – Ahmad Mosby
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 19, 2006, 08:02:34 pm
truck,
   did you go to the games at ramapo?? If so how does the team look.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 19, 2006, 11:43:06 pm
truck,
   did you go to the games at ramapo?? If so how does the team look.


Unfortunately I was not able to make it to either of the games. They won by 11 and 5 against good competition. I'll be expecting the team to put up more points and finish higher n the standings than they were projected to. But we'll see, they only played 2 games so far and traditionally they always win the Tipoff Tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 20, 2006, 10:26:38 am
do you know what happened to the recruit from florida?? he was on the roster during midnight madness but not now??
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 20, 2006, 07:06:18 pm
hopefully ramapo can win some games and maybe get into the top 45 teams this year and get some hope for the rest of the season. I think this team will be solid coach McBreen always has done a solid if not very good job coaching the roadrunners.....
P.S. Truck hope you got my email.......
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on November 21, 2006, 01:57:31 am
Ramapo played a much better all around in the game against Farmingdale than against Yeshiva. However, the team really is going to miss the depth it has had in past years; the team also lacks the defensive specialist that has graced the court since my freshman year in 2003.

 The depth at the 4 and 5 is lacking (sahabi  played better than I expected off the bench and contributed by making many scrappy plays--but I didn't see anything to think he will be able to compete at the same level as the competition gets stronger). Alston--who seems like a very coachable player-- really needs to work on his offensive moves, as he was called for an abundance of traveling calls. In addition, for a man his size, he was getting backed in on defense.   Brian Dench played very poorly against Yeshiva. He had a good first half against Farmingdale but was in foul travel and seemed to be anger McBreen by playing tentative defense while trying to avoid getting his 5th foul.  Frost's production in both games seemed to be that of a reserve, although he is expected to be a bigger contributor this year; he lacked the upper body strength to go up strong when in the post.

Mosby and Prior are still the heart and soul of the team--played solid games against each opponent.

Wesley seemed to be on and off, however, I expect him to be one of the better players in the NJAC this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 21, 2006, 02:02:40 am
hopefully ramapo can win some games and maybe get into the top 45 teams this year and get some hope for the rest of the season. I think this team will be solid coach McBreen always has done a solid if not very good job coaching the roadrunners.....
P.S. Truck hope you got my email.......


GoRamapo,

I'm hoping Ramapo will have a great year this year, and as my "signature" states underneath that Championship photo, I hope they bring back the NJAC trophy to Mahwah this year. I hope to see them on the Top 30 list every week.

Chuck has done a fanstastic job with the team - he is the best D3 coach in NJ and he will have the team working hard. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 21, 2006, 04:14:10 pm
I am hoping to go to some games this year. last year was tough for me being sick and all. The roadrunners have always been a little think at the 4+5 postions in terms of no depth really at all and I have been going to games siince 1999.   LETS GO RAMAPO.  We need more size the one or two years we depth is they had Greg McBain and stokes.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 22, 2006, 12:13:26 am
 Ramapo 74, John Jay 59
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on November 22, 2006, 01:21:04 am
Thought everyone would enjoy this stat, which I figured out tonight at the request of one our assistant coaches.

In its history, NJCU is now 216-13 all-time when scoring 90 or more points in a game, including 16 consecutive wins. NJCU has now scored at least 90 in all three games this season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 22, 2006, 03:47:26 am
Not many teams lose when scoring 90. :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 22, 2006, 02:52:31 pm
I remember when Ramapo was scoring 85 points a game 3-5 years ago most of the time. btw I thought ramapo won 74 -69 but 74-59 is even better. 3-0 start not bad.......
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 22, 2006, 05:54:44 pm
I remember when Ramapo was scoring 85 points a game 3-5 years ago most of the time. btw I thought ramapo won 74 -69 but 74-59 is even better. 3-0 start not bad.......


Good point. I also remember them putting up a lot of points in recent years. I went back to check and here is what they scored in the first and second games of the Tip Off Tournament in recent years.


2006 - 76 and 70
2005 - 87 and 72
2003 - 83 (vs. Yeshiva) and 109
2002 - 114 and 95

If you read my post a few days ago I wrote:

Unfortunately I was not able to make it to either of the games. They won by 11 and 5 against good competition. I'll be expecting the team to put up more points and finish higher n the standings than they were projected to. But we'll see, they only played 2 games so far and traditionally they always win the Tipoff Tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 22, 2006, 06:30:29 pm
I thought we played like the old kentucky wildcats when they were coached by rick pitino push the ball up the court and play great defense and we averaged 88 pts a game that was 3-5 years ago.... I think the guards are good again here at ramapo (not that weren't good the past few years) but no one will compare to tennyson whiiteed and the way he played defense and pushed the ball up the court. Those were very good teams...... I could be wrong with my statements but these my opinions.........
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 24, 2006, 06:59:21 pm
happy post thanksgiving to everyone.......

nice paragraph in the bergen record about Omar Alston transfer from Hofstra avg 16 pts 12 boards a game for Ramapo.....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 25, 2006, 01:22:34 am
happy post thanksgiving to everyone.......

nice paragraph in the bergen record about Omar Alston transfer from Hofstra avg 16 pts 12 boards a game for Ramapo.....


is there a link available?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheBeast on November 26, 2006, 02:50:05 am
how and the hell did willy P lose to york(ny) werent they suppose to win that game i guess not this school york is the real deal and Rutgers Newark is next on there list
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 26, 2006, 08:18:45 am
truck I don't how to do links to websites but if you to bergen record via yahoo or google and look in the sports section or maybe go to the ramapo website and look there under stuff in the media. you might find it there. it was about 2-4 days ago.  it was only a paragraph......
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on November 26, 2006, 09:18:06 am
From The Bergen Record 11-24-06

Center of attention

Ramapo's Omar Alston, a junior transfer from Division I Hofstra, has made a big impact in a limited amount of playing time and could become the premier center in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.

The 6-foot-8, 300-pounder from Carteret is averaging 16.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in three wins.

"I think the ability and the potential is there for him to be monstrous," coach Chuck McBreen said. "The biggest thing is to get him in shape and keep him healthy and focused, because I don't think there are guys on this level who can cover him."
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 26, 2006, 10:33:04 am
I went to the Ramapo @ John Jay game last Tuesday. Ramapo had a mediocre first half, but wore down the Bloodhounds in the second half to win going away. This team is not as deep or as talented as they were several years ago. Nonetheless, they are a good team and should compete for the conference crown.

Regarding Alston, I agree with McBreen's view. He has a lot of potential and with his size and skill level he should be very good on the D3 level. Against John Jay, he was patient and didn't force the issue. He scored a lot of garbage baskets and ran the court pretty well. On the downside, he wasn't a great intimidator inside and he didn't demonstrate consistently good low-post moves.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 26, 2006, 07:16:48 pm
thanks for posting the paragraph. I am trying to get to the game this week if I can. 16 pts and 12 boards isn't bad. I am still trying to figure out what happened to the recruit from florida unless he decided not to come after all.
When does the next top 25 poll come out. (not that I think we will be) anywhere near it yet but we weren't even in the top 65 teams before the year started .
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 27, 2006, 11:02:17 am
The next top 25 poll comes out tomorrow.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on November 27, 2006, 11:15:51 am
irapthor:

How have you been?  I hope all is well in Jersey City.  I see that the Gothic Knights will be travelling to Lincoln on Wednesday.  Are you making the two hour trip with the team?

Ira, based on your research about the scoring of ninety points, and NJCU's winning percentage, the Gothic Knights/Lions game may "blow up" the scoreboard.  I am looking forward to the Lincoln's home & home games with NJCU & Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on November 27, 2006, 11:34:58 pm
NJLincolnLion,

Hope you enjoy the game...Should be a good one.

I will actually not be attending...Will travel with the women's team to Briarcliffe.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on November 28, 2006, 11:58:32 am
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
I haven't been to a Roadrunner game as of yet,but 3-0 is not a suprise to me. The program has been very consistant when it comes to winning the early games of the season. Hopefully we can continue to pile up the wins and begin to scratch the surface of at least top 40 before the holiday break.
From what I been reading, Omar Alston must be a pretty impressive player. I understand he's a transfer from a division-1 program, but to just come into the NJAC and have such an impact on a program such as RCNJ is very impressive. I have to put a question mark on this guy for now because he hasn't played any NJAC competition, I don't think he really has been challenged yet, and therefore his true character has not been exposed yet.
So, for RCNJ, and to everyone who reads this, remind Alston that the season has not even begun yet and every day he will have something to prove.
 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on November 28, 2006, 12:21:41 pm
Truck, whats going on!!! I finally got the DVD. haha
It been at my house, but the day it arrived my cousin had checked the mailand gave everything to my mom. So, it was just sitting in her bedroom all this time. But I have it and I really appreciate it. We have to get to some games sometimes this season!!!


RCNJ Guards...
Pryor and Mosbey are two of the best guards in the NJAC. They compliment each other very well and this season it will show more than ever because they both should be able to log a ton of minutes. They are also very good on-the-ball defenders who can preasure opposing guards without the bone head fouls 90 feet away from the basket. Wesley will have to step up as expected. He showed flashes during last season's playoff run. Hopefully, he can carry that experience over to this season. Wojik has always been a very good shooter from three point range. I hope he gets plenty of opportunities to light things up from downtown. The bench should be very supportive as always. reguardless of how big or small RCNJ always had guys that can come in and keep things going. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on November 28, 2006, 12:29:50 pm
1 more thing, congradulations to Kevin Tucker for finally getting back on the hardwood!!!! Just wanted to let you know I am very proud of you and I'm glad that all your hard work is finally paying off! I just want to know one thing, how long will I have to wait until you get this 30 point game? You talked about it all summer, so I'm going to hold that to you. Another thing, 2 weeks have gone by and during any of them you weren't rookie of the week. You know you have to step it up. Hola
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on November 28, 2006, 01:38:48 pm
Mean,

FYI, Kevin's not eligible for NJAC Rookie of the Week...he played one year of junior college ball, so he doesn't qualify. That's why I haven't nominated him for it.

He is the NJCU Athlete of the Week, and earned it.
http://www.njcugothicknights.com/aow.asp?playerid=729&sport=18&schol=142
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 28, 2006, 03:39:59 pm
I will try to make the game tomorrow. I am curious how Omar Alston plays. 3-0 start isn't bad we are number 55. William paterson falls to number 16. William paterson is a very good team they were strong last year and is every year. Ramapo has had very good guards since 2000 but there bigs aren't great but they are getting better. Hopefully we can another big man somewhere down the road.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on November 28, 2006, 04:40:46 pm
where can i find the rankings past top 25
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 28, 2006, 05:36:53 pm
where can i find the rankings past top 25
The "Others receiving votes" section determines the rankings past the top 25.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on November 29, 2006, 11:05:06 pm
I just got back from a very entertaining game between New Jersey City and Lincoln University.  It was somewhat sloppy but it was because both teams were running and pressing all night. 

I will first give my thoughts about Lincoln.  This team is a very athletic team with both an inside and outside game.  I was most impressed with the outside shooting and their slashing to the basket.  Sami Wylie has serious range.  He hit four three pointers in the second half and none of them were shorter then NBA three pointers.  Keyon Johnson was also shooting well from the outside.  Every time New Jersey City got close someone from Lincoln buried a big three.  Lincoln’s inside play was solid but average.  Lincoln goes 10 deep with very little drop off.  In my opinion they deserve their number 11 ranking and can run with anyone.  It will be interesting to see a game where they have to play more of a half court game.  I think there shooting can keep them in any game.

NJCU has a solid team that will do well in the NJAC but they need more depth.  Dana John got into earlier foul trouble and was on the bench most of the first half.  He came out in the second half and hit some key baskets but after the eight minute mark he just couldn’t get anything to fall from the outside.  Alex Mirabel is a very good point guard but NJCU lacks depth at that position and it showed.  When Mirabel was out of the game NJCU was very sloppy in handling the ball.  Kevin Tucker is going to do well in Coach Brown’s system.  He has a nice outside touch and moved well without the ball.  Once he learns the system and gets more experience I think he is going to be a real outside threat.  NJCU’s inside game was almost non existent tonight.  Marques Hill did well on the boards but was challenged a lot when facing the basket and wasn’t a factor offensively. 

Congrats to Lincoln, tonight they were the better team tonight but NJCU played with them all night.  The rematch in Jersey City in February should be a good one, especially if NJCU gets some help in the second half of the year.  The rumor is there might be a couple additions to the team after the break.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on November 29, 2006, 11:26:59 pm
Lefty:

I just home and went to the Lincoln website and saw that the Lions won.  I also saw that Lincoln committed 28 turnovers  :o .  I'm planning on going to the game in Jersey City later on in the season.  You bring out a good point about Lincoln's depth, which is a stength this year.  In all 4 games this year, Lincoln's bench significantly outscored their opponents.

How was the atmosphere at Manual Rivero Hall?  The box score recorded over 1600 in attendance.

With some of the higher ranked teams loosing, perhaps Lincoln will crack the top 10 in the next poll (That is if they keep winning).  The Lions next two games are in a D2 tournament with Salem International and the University of the District of Colombia.

Good luck to the Gothic Knights for the rest of the season, except when they play Lincoln again  ;D .

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 29, 2006, 11:57:51 pm
Rutgers-Newark 80, York, NY 74

This game was close from the opening tip and could have gone either way, but the Scarlet Raiders pulled it out because they made some big shots during crunch time, while the Cardinals were victimized by several turnovers (some of which were questionable).  Chadd Barnes had an outstanding game for Rutgers-Newark and finished with 25 points, including six three-pointers. Jeffrey Boone paced York with a game-high 27 points.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on November 30, 2006, 01:34:51 am
Mosby and Pryor wrapped up the night on top of Ramapo netting 25 and 17 respectively.  Mosby dished out seven assists and Pryor added three of his own in the win.

Enough said.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on November 30, 2006, 08:38:04 am
Lefty:

I just home and went to the Lincoln website and saw that the Lions won.  I also saw that Lincoln committed 28 turnovers  :o .  I'm planning on going to the game in Jersey City later on in the season.  You bring out a good point about Lincoln's depth, which is a stength this year.  In all 4 games this year, Lincoln's bench significantly outscored their opponents.

How was the atmosphere at Manual Rivero Hall?  The box score recorded over 1600 in attendance.

With some of the higher ranked teams loosing, perhaps Lincoln will crack the top 10 in the next poll (That is if they keep winning).  The Lions next two games are in a D2 tournament with Salem International and the University of the District of Colombia.

Good luck to the Gothic Knights for the rest of the season, except when they play Lincoln again  ;D .




LincolnLion,

In my opinion the starting five for both teams are pretty even.  Lincoln won the game because they go ten deep and do not lose much talent wise when they get to the second team.  Lincoln likes to run and you need to have a deep bench to stay with them.

As for the atmosphere….I think 1,600 is a stretch but they had a nice crowd and it was mostly students.  They were very vocal and definitely gave their team the home court advantage. 

I think Lincoln is going to have a great season and I hope to catch another game at some point in the season.

Lefty
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on November 30, 2006, 12:12:30 pm
Lefty:

Thanks for the recap.  By the way, did you ever get that cheesesteak hoagie?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on November 30, 2006, 12:19:33 pm
Lefty:

Thanks for the recap.  By the way, did you ever get that cheesesteak hoagie?


We got to Earl's around 6:15 and they were closed.  We ended up eating at the Perkins off of RT 1.  I think that was the only restaurant in town because the place was packed.  So to answer your question...no.   
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on November 30, 2006, 04:13:34 pm
ramapo wins 77-75 Omar Alston played pretty well in the second half. Didn't play much in the first half (foul  trouble) but had 16 points and 11 boards. could have had 18-21 points lots of shots were in and out. good comeback for the roadrunners.
the richard Stockton center is very good. great game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: fpc85 on November 30, 2006, 08:02:49 pm
what happened to the horton guy from rutgers?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 01, 2006, 07:51:32 am
Ramapo wins again this time 91-73 don't have any stats yet but a 5-0 start is solid. Hopefully I will make the game next week....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 01, 2006, 10:17:18 am
goramapo:

The Roadrunners 5-0 start is quite impressive.  I plan on visiting the Bradley Center when Lincoln comes to play you guys.  I'm even trying to convince one my high school classmates who is the current Head Basketball coach at our alma mater and a Ramapo Basketball Hall of Famer to travel with me to the game.

Hopefully, when the two teams meet, both will enter the game undefeated.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 01, 2006, 10:53:01 am
what happened to the horton guy from rutgers?

Jermont Horton is a senior and is listed on the roster on the school's website. However, he was not listed on the program of the York game. Maybe he'll play the second half or perhaps he's sitting out the year. He was at the game sitting in the stands behind the Rutgers-Newark bench.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: fpc85 on December 01, 2006, 11:15:32 am
Rhodes,
Thanks.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 02, 2006, 12:56:19 am
Mean,

FYI, Kevin's not eligible for NJAC Rookie of the Week...he played one year of junior college ball, so he doesn't qualify. That's why I haven't nominated him for it.

He is the NJCU Athlete of the Week, and earned it.
http://www.njcugothicknights.com/aow.asp?playerid=729&sport=18&schol=142
Thanks for the 411 Ira. I'm pretty sure Kevin Tucker earned that award as well. But I know for sure if he could get rookie of the week, he would have gotten it. I am a witness to how hard this kid has worked and how long he has been waiting for the day to get back on the court. He is like family to me and I am very excited for him because I know and understand everything the guy has done up to this point in his career. We are good friends and our basketball as well as life experiences are very, very relative.
What ever rookie award there is, I wish he could have recieved it. Still in all, I am very proud of him and I want him to continue to work hard and succeed.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 02, 2006, 08:15:53 am
Hopefully I will finally get a chance to catch the Knights at TCNJ today.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 03, 2006, 08:25:32 am
WOW Lincoln scored 201 points holy sh#t couldn;t believe my eyes when I saw that........ BTW Ramapo lost to fall to 5-1 97-87 to Kean don't have the stats as of now but oh well they play Rowan at the Bill Wednesday Dec 6th..............
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 03, 2006, 09:38:52 am
Saw the NJCU at TCNJ game yesterday.  NJCU is aggressive and has a couple of good outside shooters, but the bench is a little thin and not much size.  I expect the bench to expand some after the break.  Tucker did not play, I was told he missed the bus, he was on the bench but never got out of his warmups.  Josh Lopez got some significant playing time and scored Twenty all on threes and foul shots.  NJCU should have won this game, but for a three or four minute strech at the beginning of the second half.  During this strech for some reason the Knights thought they could leave the TCNJ gunners alone along the perimeter and they wouldn't make shots.  Coach called a time out, chewed them out, asked them if they understood what defense is about, then asked one player "Who is the player and who is the coach here?".  It was a classic Coach Brown rant, the Knights went back out and started to play smart again.  But they just got too far behind and started trying to force plays inside again, they made a comeback when they started setting up for the outsides shooters.  Great end of the game, very exciting, TCNJ played great D on the final play, did not give a clean shot but made no stupid fouls.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 05, 2006, 06:56:51 pm
since Ramapo lost to Kean last week they are now not even in the top 53 anymore. Hopefully we win some games soon starting with Rowan Dec 6th hopefully.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 06, 2006, 04:35:13 pm
Even though RCNJ has only one lost, there is always room for improvement. I haven't been to a game as of yet, but from the stats and box scores things are looking a bit shaky in many areas. This early in the season I noticed guys logging a ton of minutes. This could be a sign of lack of execution and due to that points aren't being scored as fast as they should be. If so, guys would be able to get more breaks after jumping out on teams early.I remember when RCNJ would got up a quick 10-15 points and had the reserves to maintain leads until the big guns came back in. Another stat that jumped out at me is the shooting %. Players must know and understand the importance of good shots and if they are going to take shots of high difficulty, they better do it with a high level of confidence, and make them. What allowed previous RCNJ teams to shoot high percentage shots was the rebounding of the wing players. We would get sometimes 3-4 chances due to us being sometimes overaggressive on the offensive end. The reserves have to come into the games flying all over the place. They must understand their roles and be able to execute when neccessary.
Another stat that jumped out at me was the turnovers. Way too many turnovers. Hopefully practice has been tough as it used to be and guys are focused more than ever. Especially the seniors and captains.Its only one defeat, but im always like a funeral anytime we don't win. Lets go RoadRunners!

The Lincoln and Ramapo game should be very interesting. We used to blow Lincoln out every time we played them, but I see this year in one game they put up enough points for almost 3 games.  :-\
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 06, 2006, 11:49:54 pm
Ramapo won tonight I think 85-73 or 83-71 soomething like a 8-12 point win. Omar alston had I think 24pts and 10 boards.
Yes Lincoln scored I think 204 points in the game something like that
I hope we can compete with them 204 points and a ton of points
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zebras83 on December 07, 2006, 09:40:39 am
I guess maybe people need to stsrt looking at kean, they are for real. Lamar Wright got robbed of player of the week last week. YOU ALL BETTER START TAKING NOTICE.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 07, 2006, 04:41:43 pm
zebra,
its hard to say a guy gets robbed for a player of the week award. Try POY. Even though he had a reat week, remember there are many other guys that played just as well as him. Mosby and Alsto for RCNJ have been justa s consistant. And then you still have Barnes of Rut. Newark, and Byrnes of Rowan. And all of the other guys as well. Hopefully he can use this experience and try to work even harder. Personally, While at Ramapo, I went into game to win, but being a senior I wanted to get player of the week every week. I got it 3 times overall in '05. Its hard to figure. At least he's doing what he has to do on the court. the voting is out of his hands.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 07, 2006, 11:46:59 pm
Ramapo won tonight I think 85-73 or 83-71 soomething like a 8-12 point win. Omar alston had I think 24pts and 10 boards.
Good game for Alston. But like i suggested, when the right players are doing what they should be, good things happen for the most part. How about Wojik's 3-point shooting! he was lighting things up. When the guards are drivng hard and creating with this guy just sitting anywhere behing the long-ball line, just put up 3 points. Thats what good offense suppose to do. Recognize its strengths, and try to avoid weaknesses like unforced turnovers, poor shooters taking any kind of shots, and not taking advantage of mismatches and an inside presence. If this Alston guy is all he has been so far after the break, it only makes me wonder, what if the Roadrunners still had the gifted Rah Wilson? hmmm...(2nd title, without a doubt)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 08, 2006, 09:25:53 am
goramapo & mean:

Besides Omar Alston, who else are Ramapo's key players this year?  Do the Roadrunners have a deep bench?  NJCU's Lefty went to the Lincoln/NJCU game, and said the starting five of both teams were equal in talent, but Lincoln's bench was deep and there was not drop in the talent level with the reserves. 

I'll be at the game Saturday with my friend from childhood, and Ramapo Basketball Hall of Famer Gerald Akridge.  Akridge is the Head Basketball coach at Dwight Morrow High School in Englewood, NJ.  Hope to meet you guys Saturday.



Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on December 08, 2006, 10:37:45 am
Mean,

You know just as well as me that you can't play the "What if" game when it comes to NJAC rosters.  If we did play that game, MSU would have a D3 dynasty.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 08, 2006, 01:54:22 pm
Mean,

You know just as well as me that you can't play the "What if" game when it comes to NJAC rosters.  If we did play that game, MSU would have a D3 dynasty.


You have to be kidding yourself! First of all, when you beat RCNJ that year, it was our only lost at home and we were the bullies of the entire conference. You guys won in 2-O.T. on a final second basket. Remember who ended your career in Wooster. MSU did not want to see us in the tourney before the seeding was even presented.
And here's a little F.Y.I:
     That year, I joined the team over the break. If I would have continued to sit that year out, then last season would have been my last year of elegibility. RCNJ were in the finals last season, not MSU! And another thing, last season when RCNJ went to the finals, they doen it on the road beating NJCU and Stockton. Without their better players in Todd Lowber and Rah Wilson!
What has MSU accomplished since then? Nada! Forget about "what if", because guys don't either remain elegible, or they end up leaving the team because they swear up and down they are the next Jordan or Koby. I know lots of players that after leaving MSU wanted to come to RCNJ before my final season began because they already knew we were taking the crown, but they couldn't get in because their grades were horrible. Sadly they still haven't done anything about that, which I personally think is much more important.
And Ben, here goes my final shot (which I think overshadows your buzzer beater):
The year you guys won the NJAC, you had a super size (height that is) criminal on your roster who was using a fake name in order to dodge the system (legal that is), in order to play (hide that is) at MSU. Yea, thats some dynasty. Honestly, your a good sportsman? If so, finding out such things about a player, if you were part of the NCAA, what you think should happen???  :o
At RCNJ, for some reason All-Americans and NJAC Defensive POY's are being made year after year. Don't get me wrong, You guys still would have been pretty good, but you wouldn't have come close to us without that guy.
Msu a dynasty? I disagree. They are still rebuilding. How sad.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on December 08, 2006, 08:53:40 pm
Ouch... I didn't think my attempt at a sarcastic comment would warrant such a response. I think you took my statement a little too far. All I was trying to infer was that if we were to play the "What if" game, MSU would be one of the top programs in the country right now.  Whatever the reason may be, there have been a number of good basketball players that have put on a Montclair uniform since I started there in 1999 and not return the next year. IF these players year after year were to stay all 4 years, there would not be many teams that I have seen that could have competed with those guys. 

I was not trying to take anything away from you or your teams' accomplishments along the way.  I know personally that I had alot of respect for the guys that I played against that played for Ramapo or any other NJAC team, including you.  I also respected every guy that I played with in my 4 years there.  Whether it be a criminal (like you put him) or a guy who left school because of grades, I can honestly say that I did not dislike any teammate I had there.  I agree that most of these players should have taken care of the academics or check their egos at the doors of Panzer gym;  hence the reason I alluded to the "What if" game.  But I won't sit here and badmouth them or their reasons for leaving MSU. I just wish they would have stayed around so I could have won some national championships   ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 08, 2006, 11:22:26 pm
zebra,
its hard to say a guy gets robbed for a player of the week award. Try POY.


Yep, a Ramapo player got robbed of the Player of the Year award in 2004-05.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 09, 2006, 05:49:38 pm
Like I said earlier I hope we stay with Lincoln and keep the game close. I am not at the game today like I wanted to be but I will be at some games in Janurary and Feburary. Go ROADRUNNERS....... IF we could ever beat Lincoln who scored (204) points in a game maybe we would move in to the top 40.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 09, 2006, 07:40:10 pm
RCNJ crushes Lincoln - 91 - 75

Beanie went off for 32 on 10/19 shooting, 10 rebs and 8 assists - great game

Omar had 13 and 14

'Toine had 18 and Tim Wesley had 14

runners shot 52% for the game, compared to 39% for lincoln
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 09, 2006, 09:01:36 pm
yeah I saw that too nice to see them score over 90 points and hold a good lincoln team to only 75 points AFTER they scored 200 points last game they played. I thought Omar Alston might not play after Wednesday but what a game 13 points and 14 boards and the guards once again played very well.
we weren't in the top 55 before Wednesday beating Rowan so maybe we might be in top 45 now after beating a top 10 team. Off to play Baruch Monday hopefully an 8th win that would be real nice going to the holiday tournament and into the new year. 7-1 start very solid great job ROADRUNNERS...........
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 09, 2006, 10:39:49 pm
goramapo:

Congratulations on a solid win tonight.  I spoke with Lincoln's coach after the game and was told 5 of their key players didn't make the trip , but he had no excuses.  Ramapo played a solid game we were well coached and took it the Lions.   We'll see you guys later in the season at Lincoln for round 2.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 10, 2006, 12:20:26 am
WOW!!!
Great game by RCNJ's backcourt! This is a great win for us at a very important time too because Lincoln is a top 25 team.
This RCNJ team will go as far as there backcourt takes them. I am very pleased with Mosbey's numbers, but to be honest I'm far from surprised because he took his work ethic to a whole nother level over the summer and the payoff is really showing. Pryor is the a 3-year captain and continues RCNJ's great guard-play following the great Whitted!!! Just like the legendary Whitted, Pryor is also a four-year starter. Hopefully, after a win such as this, we stay focused, and continue to go hard in practice and prepare for the next team. Just like in 2005, one game at a time.
Let's Go RoadRunners!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on December 10, 2006, 12:14:47 pm
Being told not just one, but five key players were left behind sounds like an excuse to me. You're on the road to face Ramapo, not a team of regular intramural students that play to have a good time. We are still a power house that were in the previous seasons just destroying you guys and you come strolling in with a top ten ranking unprepared ??? Before Your guys even got into uniform I can guarantee the Roadrunners were prepared to tear their heads off. I guess he wouldn't have an excuse (they played well, but we left our 5 key players home because they had to rest up for the next game).
haha
Yea right! that's excusable to you I bet.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 10, 2006, 12:41:40 pm
Maybe the five "key" Lincoln players were too tired to suit up after playing way too many minutes in their nailbiter of a 130 point victory the previous game.

I applaud the Lincoln administration for their comments regarding sportsmanship (and the lack there of by their coach)  this week.

For my money I wanted to see Ramapo beat Lincoln by 100. See the goodwill their coach has spread for their program!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 10, 2006, 02:54:29 pm
I agree Phil I wanted to post something about that 100+ point win against a NON division 3 team they were up by 55 at the half. The other team only suited up 7 players (I think 7 maybe 8 or 9 players at best that I saw) if 3 guys foul out then what happenes. Good win for Ramapo. Hopefully we win the next game on Monday.....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 10, 2006, 05:09:56 pm
goramapo & Phil: 

As I said previously, the Roadrunners played an excellent game.  As for mean, I have no idea where's he coming from  ???  ?  I asked Coach Yuille where Darryl White, Lincoln's Top shot blockers and a few other players were, and he told me they were left behind due to violation of team rules.  I reiterate to "mean", that Lincoln's Coach didn't cry, I mentioned in the post. 

Good luck the rest of the season, and we'll see Ramapo later on for the rematch
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 10, 2006, 08:26:17 pm
what conference does Lincoln play in and what other teams do they play besides Ramapo twice and the NON division 3 school. I know Lincoln is a good team but I still can't over how they beat by over 125 points and they were by 55 points at the half.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on December 10, 2006, 09:47:41 pm
lincoln is an independant school they have no conference, they play alot of good DIII schools and DII schools to fill their schedule osu marion was a fill in for a team at the last minute all the other schools in that tournament were supposed to be DII
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 10, 2006, 10:56:12 pm
You can't say that Lincoln backs down from competition, they play Ramapo twice this season, NJCU twice and Stockton.  If the coach left five players home because the violated team rules, then I applaud the coach.  I also applaud Ramapo for winning against them Saturday.

I saw the NJCU Kean game, not a pretty game but both teams were aggressive and Kean looks to be headed in the right direction.  They appear to be well coached, more disciplined than they had been and more aggressive with a deep bench.  The officials called a tight game, neither team adapted very well to the officials so the contact fouls kept getting called.  One thing about the officiating I liked was they really paid attention to the travelling and double dribble violations and called them.  It is about time.  It was a big improvement over the one official at TCNJ last Saturday when NJCU played there.  He did not call a travel on a TCNJ player because he did not have possesion but allowed the same player to call a timeout while he was travelling but didn't have possesion of the ball.  Even a couple of TCNJ fans said HUH? to that one.  I think it was the same ref that called a ball out of bounds against TCNJ a couple of years ago when Samar Battles pass went ten feet over everyones head and no one from the Lions or Knights with the exception of Battle could ever have put a hand on it.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 11, 2006, 09:15:21 am
Knightstalker:

Good to hear from you.  I plan on going to NJCU later in the season when the Lions play the Gothic Knights for the second time this season.  Hopefully, I'll get to met Ira Thor in person at the game. 

Goramapo, Lincoln also plays North Central later this month in Orlando in addition to the NJAC schools already mentioned.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on December 11, 2006, 01:36:10 pm
what conference does Lincoln play in and what other teams do they play besides Ramapo twice and the NON division 3 school. I know Lincoln is a good team but I still can't over how they beat by over 125 points and they were by 55 points at the half.

We have that information and a lot more on the site:

http://www.d3hoops.com/school_info.php?school=Lincoln&team=m
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 11, 2006, 03:59:29 pm
I am not saying at all that Lincoln isn't a good team I never said that it's just 201 points against a team that I guess didn't suit up too many players was hard to read and look at that score. I didn't know that Lincoln plays a very tough schedule.I wish them luck the rest of the way but not when they play Ramapo later next year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 11, 2006, 10:47:30 pm
I think we are seeing the "true" Ramapo RoadRUNNERS of past years:

Ramapo 90, Baruch 59

Not even close....


EDIT:

Here is Baruch's press release, unavailable at the time of my original post

Granted, Baruch is not a powerhouse in D3 hoops, but a formidable effort nonetheless for Ramapo. The strong play of Beanie and Omar continues. Also, the player of the week award goes to... that's right, Beanie....



The men’s basketball team lost a 90-59 non-conference home game to Ramapo College on Monday night in the ARC Arena.
 
Ramapo (8-1) started on a 28-10 run just 10 minutes into the contest by hitting seven of their first 10 shots. They finished the half shooting 61 percent (38-64), and went on to lead at halftime by the score of 49-21.
 
During the second half, they continued their torrid shooting hitting 16-of-28 shots for 57 percent, including four-of-eight from three-point range.
 
The Road Runners finished the game shooting 59.4 percent (38-64), and on the defensive end, blocked 10 total shots.
 
Freshman point guard Jeffrey Leider (Las Vegas, Nevada/Cheyenne) led the Bearcats (3-5) with 14 points.
 
Adrian Serrano (Brooklyn, N.Y./Christ the King) and Carl Emengo (Brooklyn, N.Y./Canarsie) each scored 12 points. Emengo also dished out five assists.
 
Ramapo played 16 players in the game, and were led by Ahmad Mosby (Jersey City, N.J./St. Anthony) with 21 points and seven assists. Omar Alston (Carteret, N.J./Carteret) notched a double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 11, 2006, 11:29:37 pm
wow nice win 8-1 very nice start...... nice job scoring a lot and playing good defense.......
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 12, 2006, 10:36:10 am
I saw Ramapo crush Baruch last night. It was a very impressive performance by the Roadrunners, who dominated from the outset. Superb games by Mosby, Alston and Pryor, and Wesley put in a solid effort as well.

There were virtually no negatives for Ramapo as they took care of business in this one against a very overmatched Baruch team. The Roadrunners were much more focused and sharper than when I saw them earlier in the year against John Jay. Although their top tier players are very good, the bench is not as deep or as talented as it was a few years back.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 12, 2006, 03:38:00 pm
Ramapo now ranked #41 I think WP is 11 and Lincoln falls to 18
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on December 12, 2006, 03:46:39 pm
where can i find the rankings
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 12, 2006, 04:26:30 pm
where can i find the rankings
Go to the front page and click on Top 25.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on December 12, 2006, 08:39:16 pm
Where do i find rankings past top 25 i saw someone said ramapo was ranked 41
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 12, 2006, 09:01:05 pm
click on top 25 and then (what I do is) count the teams down below after the top 25.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on December 18, 2006, 01:26:42 pm
how good will Ruthers Newark be when Jermont Horton returns
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 19, 2006, 04:02:50 pm
Ramapo comes in at #44 for Week 4.

The NJCA is also represented by R-N, at #36.

How long is Horton out for?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: goramapo on December 19, 2006, 06:02:26 pm
yeah we dropped 3 spots without playing a game but lincoln fell a lot of spots after being number 10 to number to 18 to being around 38 but are still ahead of us.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on December 20, 2006, 07:20:34 pm
6'5" 210 lb freshman Luis Dominguez appears on the NJCU roster for the second half of the season.  His bio says he is a transfer from St. John's University and went to Hackensack High School.  Does anyone have any information on him? 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 22, 2006, 02:11:51 pm
Lefty:

I'll try and get some info on Luis Dominguez.  I live about 5 miles from Hackensack, and one of my friends is the Boys Head Basketball in my town and knows the current Hackensack High coach well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 24, 2006, 11:45:59 am
I watched William Paterson beat CCNY, 63-51, yesterday. The game was competitive for about the first 10 minutes or so, before WPU opened up a comfortable lead. The Pioneers looked good, but were not as dominant as one might have expected. Once again, WPU was led by their one-two punch of Luis Martinez and Joey Spiegel. Samir Sanu did not suit up and Abdoulaye Ouedraogo did not play in the second half due to a flagrant foul in the opening half.

Taleek Norman and Alex Stewart played well for City. The Beavers, while clearly overmatched, managed to keep the final score respectable.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 27, 2006, 06:27:20 pm
Ramapo wins opening round of Cactus Jam tournament, defeating Roanoke 80-63, moving on to play Simpson tomorrow
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 28, 2006, 09:02:10 pm
Ramapo unable to defend title at Cactus Jam - loses to quality Simpson club by 15. Final score: 86-71
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 30, 2006, 08:48:42 pm
Ramapo loses its second straight, finishing a dissapointing 1-2 during this year's tournament.

Baldwin-Wallace College defeated Ramapo 72-60.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 05, 2007, 09:36:50 am
Programming note for Richard Stockton fans (if any lurk on this site)...

D3hoopsNet will be broadcasting this Saturday’s Coaches versus Cancer final at York College (Pa.).  If Richard Stockton wins this evening, the Ospreys would play either York (Pa.) or Hobart.

Parents of players, alumni and fans will be able to access the live free broadcast at www.AllinBroadcasting.com or www.d3hoops.com/audio/ starting at 2:45 PM EST.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 05, 2007, 03:52:55 pm
Programming Note #2:

Both NJCU men's game in the Albright Tournament will be broadcast at www.njcugothicknights.com on Friday (6 pm) and Saturday (2/4).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 10, 2007, 10:57:49 pm
I saw the the Ramapo/Rutgers-Newark game in Mahwah, where Ramapo escaped with a 91-90 victory.

Ramapo was fantastic to start the game - getting an early 17 point lead. They executed well on offense and played good defensively. They looked like a team that left me wondering how they went 1-2 in their recent tournament in AZ. Beanie was great, coming up with key baskets whenever Ramapo needed to score. He finished with 13 at the half. Everthing was clicking. As for R-N, they did not look like a team with 10 wins and leading the Northern Conference.

Towards the end of the first half, Ramapo started to lose their lead, as Chadd Barnes began to sink threes in front of Ramapo's bench to keep R-N in the game. The lead went down to 9 a few times and Ramapo went into halftime up by 10, by a score of 50-40.

Ramapo came out with just 3 min left in halftime and their execution went downhill from there with sloppy play and miscommunication on the floor. R-N also started playing well to close the gap. Barns put the team on his back with his threes. At around the 11 min mark, R-N got the deficit down to 1, but Ramapo would manage to come up with a key basket to always stay ahead. At 8:59 left in the game, R-N scored to take the lead since the opening minutes of the game.

When it seemed that Ramapo would initianlly run R-N out of the gym, we now had a game that was too close for comfort. The teams would continue to swap baskets for the rest of the game. In the closing seconds, with the game tied, R-N scored to take a two point lead. Ramapo brought the ball up and Assad Shaakir rolled out in front of the Ramapo bench, received the pass and sunk a three pointer with 4 seconds left to take a one point lead. With no timeouts remaining for R-N, the inbound pass was thrown out of bounds. Ramapo passed the ball into Omar who got fouled. He missed both free throws and R-N had a last second chance to win. A hail-mary throw from beyond the half court line clanked off the front rim, and Ramapo came away with a 91-90 victory.

Chadd Barns played great for R-N, putting the team on his back and leading the comeback. His timely shots brought the team back, starting in the latter minutes of the first half. He finished with 30 pts.

For Ramapo, Beanie led the scoring. He was absolutely fantastic throughout, battling an injury. He was on one end of the court, receiving treatment from the trainer, and in the last few seconds, he had difficulty walking. Omar was strong in the middle, finishing with 12. Shakir had a great game throughout, getting timely rebounds inside. He finished with 17. Shawn Frost was also strong on the boards.

Ramapo won the first half 50-40, while R-N won the second half, 50-41, giving Ramapo a 91-90 victory.

Some random notes:

*There were a large number of fans in attendance, especially with no spring semester for students.

*Ramapo had 6 guys in double figures, Shakir the only bench player to score in double figures. The rest of the bench contributed basically nothing.

*Beanie was exhausted at times, playing a game high 36 minutes. As Ramapo's best player, Chuck counts on him to get the offense flowing and he needs him on the court, especially with a close game.

*Barnes was 6-11 from three point range.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 14, 2007, 01:14:13 pm
Ramapo met William Patterson at the Rec Center on Saturday night for a rematch of last years NJAC Championship Game. It was a close one that went down to the buzzer, but just like on Wednesday, Ramapo came away with a 72-69 victory.

The atmosphere in the first half was typical of any NJAC Championship game. The play on the court went back and forth as the teams traded baskets. Omar Alston did not get the start and whenever he was received position early on, it seemed that he would turn the ball over. He had about 4 or 5 turnovers in the early going in the first half. On that note, during the pregame warm-ups, Omar drained 5 straight three point shots from a foot outside the line. Very impressive. (I’m actually thinking of starting an Omar Alston fan club). After he settled down, he provided big points. He’s a big man, but has a very soft touch when he shoots. He was able to establish position down low, get the ball and make the shots either on the blocks or by popping up to the free throw line and draining the J.

Ramapo, for the life of them, could not get a defensive rebound. The stats and recap are unavailable as I write this, but RCNJ got killed on the boards. As the first half went into the closing minute, Ramapo had a 10 point lead with WPU with possession. For Ramapo, if they get a stop and a score, they could go up 12 – a pretty big lead – into the half. However, they gave up 2 points on WPU’s possession, then came back down with the ball and turned it over with sloppy dribbling. WPU regained possession and their player was fouled. After 2 missed free throws, somebody for RCNJ forgot their rebounding assignment and WPU got the offensive board with 0.7 on the clock to tip the ball in and cut the Ramapo lead to 37-31 to go into halftime.

The meltdown continued into the second half with the team playing the exact opposite of what Chuck would like to see. Very sloppy and lethargic. Turnovers and again, no defensive rebounds. WPU was able to come back and snatch the lead. In the first 4 minutes of the second half, Ramapo scored only 2 points, an offensive rebound and tip in by Tim Wesley off of 2 missed free throws. It again seemed to appear that Ramapo could not hold on to leads.

As the second half progressed, the atmosphere in the building became electric, having the makings and environment of a real championship duel. Rob Anderson was getting the RCNJ fans animated and pumped up to counter the home crowd. Tim Wesley’s bucket gave Ramapo the lead back and they would do a good job maintaining it.

Ramapo was up 3 points with seconds remaining. The ball handler got fouled, missed the free throws, giving WPU a last chance. The heave from around center court missed and Ramapo was able to hold on to a 3 point win.

I came away very impressed with Ramapo’s play down the stretch. They did give up the lead and played horrible for the first 5 minutes of the second half. However, they were able to clamp down and play good basketball. Beanie did not have a stellar game as last, perhaps it was due to him being slowed down by injury. Omar, I thought was great – it’s important for a team to have a dominant big man who can hit shots and force the defense to cover him. Tim Wesley, aside from missing a wide open layup on a breakaway, kept Ramapo in the game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 15, 2007, 11:11:05 am
After beating Tufts handily for their most impressive win of the season, William Paterson has lost three straight games:

Manhattanville 67-66
NJCU 56-42
Ramapo 72-69
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 17, 2007, 03:47:22 pm
Ramapo defeated York on Monday, 81-62, behind a spectacular first half.

Ben,

Tonight, your alma mater is going down as Ramapo rolls in and will extend their record to 5-1 NJAC and 13-3 overall.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 18, 2007, 12:15:30 am
wow, there is really no activity on these boards....

Ramapo went into Panzer today, and came away with their 4th straight victory, beating MSU by 3, 77-74.


4 guys from Ramapo in double figures - no Assad though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 20, 2007, 06:46:38 pm
Per the D3hoops.com scoreboard:

William Paterson 68, Rowan 66

The Pioneers, who have been struggling of late, snap Rowan's 10-game win streak (against rather mediocre competition) with a victory in Wayne. Once again, Jason Cameron did not play for WPU due to injury.

Richard Stockton puts their seven-game win streak on the line tonight against NJCU in Jersey City. The Ospreys' win streak has been against more formidable competition than the Profs'.

In addition, Ramapo has their own streak of four straight wins and will take on Medgar Evers Monday night in Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 21, 2007, 12:13:00 am
NJCU took care of business against Stockton in Jersey City.  It was NJCU's Green and Gold day aka Homecoming because we have no football team.  The game featured a matchup of the two senior coaches in the NJAC.  Coach Brown and Coach Gerry "Whiteshoes" Matthews have 46 years in the league between the two and 870 combined victories.  It was a good win for NJCU, Alen Mirabel had a great game despite getting elbowed in the head and needing to get patched up. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 21, 2007, 09:07:46 am
It was announced last night that Alex Mirabel will be in SI's faces in the crowd in the next couple of weeks.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 21, 2007, 03:24:28 pm
Yes, he will appear in Sports Illustrated soon...I will notify every of the date, although it will probably be next week's issue...Second NJCU athlete in two months...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 21, 2007, 06:15:45 pm
Rutgers-Camden snapped a 44-game in-conference losing streak yesterday with a 65-61 win over Rutgers-Newark. The last time the Scarlet Raptors won an NJAC contest was on January 28, 2004, when they defeated Montclair State, 77-70.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 23, 2007, 03:15:23 am
Ramapo plowed through Medgar Evers, 95-62. After trading baskets, RC started to assert themselves and control the game in the latter period of the first half. RC now is the best team in the NJAC, as determined by winning percentage.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: RAMROAD on January 23, 2007, 08:08:33 am
WITH THE ADDITION OF DESMOND AND ASSAD THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST TEAM IN THE NJAC. HOWEVER THEY ARE STILL GETTING NO RESPECT IN THE POLL.WHY??????
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 23, 2007, 11:41:54 am
I haven’t seen that much this season and probably won’t get to see the Ramapo NJCU game Wednesday night.  I did see Stockton play NJCU Saturday and I think you have to watch out for them.  They have good size, they are playing well and there are no Seniors on the team.   They are going to be dangerous the rest of the season in my opinion.

Ramapo has not been consistent enough to get love in the poll yet.  Put together a good streak and things will even out.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 23, 2007, 04:03:53 pm
WITH THE ADDITION OF DESMOND AND ASSAD THEY ARE BY FAR THE BEST TEAM IN THE NJAC. HOWEVER THEY ARE STILL GETTING NO RESPECT IN THE POLL.WHY??????

Ramapo has been playing well and they are the best team in the NJAC. They are in fact ranked #30 in the Week 8 Poll. They have beaten WPU and R-N recently, two of the off-season favorites to win the NJAC this year.

What hurt them were their consecutive losses at the PHX Tournament, which was dissapointing, considering their winning the whole thing last year.

As for Assad, he has played only 3 games, of which I have seen him play in 2. He is a phenomenal player but he has also not appeared in the last 2 games.

Desmond has played in 5 games, only scoring 17 total points. Him being on the team has not resulted in the team's success this year, unfortunately. 

The same can't be said for Assad, who, of course, saved us with his 3 point shot with 3 seconds left when they played R-N two weeks ago. I look forward to Assad having a larger presence on the team. Like I said, he's a great player.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 24, 2007, 08:44:41 pm
NJCU up 34-32 on Ramapo at the half. NJCU shooting 44% while RC is at 39%.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 24, 2007, 10:18:01 pm
Final score, NJCU 73 Ramapo 66.  Good game, pretty close for most of the game and it turned into a typical NJCU Ramapo game.  Lousy officiating, they were horrible both ways. 

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 24, 2007, 10:30:00 pm
Too many Ramapo turnovers - 26 total.

Marques Hill is player of the game with 19 and 11.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 25, 2007, 01:00:17 am
I also took in the Ramapo @ NJCU game. NJCU led almost the entire first half, but Ramapo eventually tied it up at 28. The Knights, however, went into the locker room with a 34-32 advantage.

In the second half, both teams made a couple of runs. The Roadrunners led midway through the half, but they faded badly down the stretch. It looked like poor communication and a lack of cohesion hurt Ramapo during crunch time.

Marques Hill, Dana John and Alex Mirabel all played well for NJCU. Kevin Tucker, in particular, was outstanding down the stretch.

Tim Wesley and Ahmad Mosby were Ramapo's two top performers. It should be noted that Omar Alston only played the first part of the opening half, probably because of injury.

NJCU has now won five-straight NJAC games. Both NJCU and Ramapo are tied for first in the North Division with 5-2 records.

 

 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on January 25, 2007, 01:33:28 pm
Tucker was the difference in last night's game. He didn't see the floor in the first half but was able to come in and make his presence felt. He brought alot of energy into NJCU's defense which created all out hustle.
Every shot he took was a big one. He was either knocking down a three or getting to the free throw line.
I don't think RCNJ got to the free throw line enough. When they took the lead, they should have become more aggressive and attacked the basket as NJCU done most of the second half.
RCNJ settled for too many three pointers and had a stretch in the game of just too many unforced turnovers. When the Roadrunners did get to the line, they weren't knocking them down. Alston didn't play at all in the second half. He was obviously hurting and had both sneakers completely off his feet. Hopefully he recovers soon. I haven't seen anything I been hearing about at my first game for the Roadrunners. He needs to take care of his feet or whatever it is thats bothering him and get out there.
Transfer guard from RCNJ to NJCU Martinez played a major role as well. He brought his defensive intensity as well and played under control on offense.
He was always a good player, but could not find minutes while at RCNJ playing behind myself and Ransom, and then the following year behind myself, Lowber, Allen Jr., and Harding.
Im happy he found a place where he can really be a factor and really experience getting some real playing time.


Truck,
        You called the new guys great players. I know its your opinion, but we have to be realistic when calling players great so soon. Honestly, I didn't see it. I was expecting to see guys flying up in down the court, forcing turnovers, blocking shots, snagging rebounds, pumping their teammates up, and everything else in an effort to win. I did not see it. Heads were down, looks of being lost out there were the face expression, poor shot selections were taken.
What im trying to say is that i didn't see either one of those guys have a glimpes of a Whitted, Ransom, Anderson, Harding, or any of the "Greats" that ever laced up for the Roadrunners. Pryor is a "Great" player who has been the starting point since he walked in the building and has played in a championship every year. I never seen him complain, he never misses practice, a lifting session, a film session, or anything else related to the team. thats "Great". What i'm saying is give these guys time to have a career, then we will see what the become. right now, they are great guys, but great players cannot be a given, thats something that has to earned.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on January 27, 2007, 03:43:48 pm
NJCU leading Rowan at the half 52-43.  Dana John with eight three pointers and a total of 26 points to lead the Gothic Knights.  John shot 8 for 11 from three point range.....WOW!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on January 27, 2007, 05:24:13 pm
New Jersey City University defeats Rowan 95-82.  NJCU has now won six straight in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and is in first place of the North Division with a 6-2 record. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 28, 2007, 11:48:41 pm
Programming note...

D3hoopsNet will broadcast Wednesday's game between Ramapo and Lincoln at 7 PM.

http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on January 31, 2007, 09:13:48 pm
What a close exciting game between Lincoln and Ramapo. Thanks to G-Man for broadcasting it. It went down to the last seconds where Pryor brought the ball up, lost it, Assad recovered it off the floor and Omar had a chance to net the game winner as time expired but he missed the close-up shot.

Lincoln led in the first as RC was careless with the ball and shot poorly. They were able to take the lead in the second and played much better. Good effort from Ramapo.

Final - 73-72

RC  -

29 turnovers
39% FG


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 01, 2007, 12:20:00 am
Truck--

Glad you enjoyed it.

Hopefully Omar's injury is nothing serious.  He's a tough kid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 02, 2007, 12:17:50 am
Here's how the NJAC fared against the two other Atlantic region conferences this year:

NJAC vs.

CUNYAC....23-2
Skyline....5-3
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 03, 2007, 07:17:02 pm
Ramapo defeats TCNJ handidly, 74-55 behind Tim's double double (19 and 10)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 07, 2007, 09:50:17 pm
NJCU defeats William Paterson 71-60.  Dana John led the Gothic Knights with 29 points.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 08, 2007, 03:25:14 pm
Ramapo took care of R-N yesterday.

From Ramapo's release after the game:

NEWARK, NJ (February 7, 2007) – Junior forward Assad Shaakir (Newark, NJ/St. Patrick) had a dozen of his 20 points in the first half as Ramapo muscled its way to a 43-32 halftime edge in route to a crucial 91-75 New Jersey Athletic Conference men’s basketball victory over Rutgers-Newark in The Golden Dome.

Shaakir hit five of six shots from the floor, including two of three from beyond the arc, and junior forward Shawn Frost (Newark, NJ/Our Lady of Good Counsel) added all 10 of his points in the opening half at Ramapo shot 52.8% from the floor.  Shaakir and Frost snared five rebounds apiece in the period as the Roadrunners controlled the boards, 21-13, and limited Rutgers-Newark to just two offensive rebounds.

Sophomore guard Desmond Sanders (Newark, NJ/St. Patrick) netted 11 of his 17 points in the second half as Ramapo (17-5, NJAC 8-2) allowed the Raiders (16-7, NJAC 6-5) no closer than six points in the opening four minutes before pulling away for a comfortable win.

Junior guard Ahmad Mosby (Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony) had a dozen points for Ramapo while senior guard Antoine Pryor (Elizabeth, NJ/St. Patrick) added 11 points.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 08, 2007, 05:54:08 pm
It’s funny how the teams picked to finish fourth and third in the North Division are sitting in first and second heading into the last two or three conference games in the season.  They will probably end up playing for home court advantage through the playoffs next Saturday. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 09, 2007, 09:42:10 pm
Lefty & Knightstalker:

The Gothic Knights have me scared with the current winning streak.  Two years ago, as an independent, the Gothic Knights defeat of Lincoln kept the Lions out of the NCAA's.  It looks like Lincoln's thread of hope of making it back to the NCAA's this year requires a win over the Gothic Knights in Jersey City.  The road has been very unkind to the Lions this year, and hopefully, Coach Yuille has stressed the importance of this game to the team.  I trying to make it to the game (if my wife will let me since it will be on Valentine's Day)  ;D .
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 09, 2007, 09:54:02 pm
Don't know if I will be able to make it, it is VD and wednesday nights is band rehearsal.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 10, 2007, 10:21:27 pm
NJCU beats Montclair 90-66 in Jersey City.  The Knights starters barely played in the second half and barely broke a sweat.  Montclair may be really good next year or in two years, almost the entire roster is freshmen and sophomores.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 10, 2007, 10:44:09 pm
Ramapo defeated WPU today by 3 points, just as their prior meeting last month.

WPU jumped out to a lead (as much as 11) and led throughout the first half with Ramapo getting it to single digits. In the second half, Ramapo outscored WPU 33-25, tying the game with 2 min left. Alston hit big free throws down the stretch and led the team with 19 pts, coming off the bench but playing 25 minutes.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 11, 2007, 07:34:17 pm
Lefty & Knightstalker:

The Gothic Knights have me scared with the current winning streak.  Two years ago, as an independent, the Gothic Knights defeat of Lincoln kept the Lions out of the NCAA's.  It looks like Lincoln's thread of hope of making it back to the NCAA's this year requires a win over the Gothic Knights in Jersey City.  The road has been very unkind to the Lions this year, and hopefully, Coach Yuille has stressed the importance of this game to the team.  I trying to make it to the game (if my wife will let me since it will be on Valentine's Day)  ;D .


LincolnLion,

This should be a very interesting game.  NJCU is playing outstanding ball and I am sure Coach Brown wants the win against Lincoln, but I wouldn't be surprised if we see the starters playing limited (25 to 30) minutes in this game.  Yes, NJCU needs the win but Saturday's game against Ramapo is HUGE!  A win on Saturday would get NJCU a first round bye and home court advantage throughout the NJAC playoffs. 

As you know I was at the first meeting of these two teams.  I believe my comments were pretty much right on the money with NJCU.  Both starting lineups are quite even but Lincoln has a much deeper bench.  In the past 10 games Coach Brown has played the starters much more then in the past.  For the first time in Coach Brown's 24 year tenure at NJCU a player (Alex Mirabel) played all 40 minutes of a game.  The next game Dana John played all 40 minutes.  That tells me that Coach Brown has a thin bench and he knows it.  I just don't see Coach Brown playing the starters that long against Lincoln with so much on the line in Saturday's game.

Unfortunately I cannot make the three hour trip for the game.  It was either this week for Lincoln or next week to see the playoffs.....I chose next week.
   
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 11, 2007, 10:31:18 pm
Lefty:

I see what you mean, with NJCU.  Lincoln has one big game this week with a possible playoff berth, while NJCU has two huge games with playoff implications.  If you scenario is correct, limiting the Gothic Knights starters should help the Lions cause.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 13, 2007, 04:57:33 pm
FYI, the NJCU/Lincoln game has been postponed until Thursday.  Here is the press release:


NJCU-LINCOLN BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY

FIVE SENIORS TO BE HONORED BETWEEN GAMES

JERSEY CITY, NJ…The Wednesday, February 14 doubleheader of women’s and men’s basketball between New Jersey City University and Lincoln University (PA) has been postponed until Thursday, February 15 due to a winter storm forecasted to strike the region.

When the doubleheader is played, the women’s tip-off time is slated for 6 p.m., followed by the men at 8 p.m. Both games will be played at NJCU’s John J. Moore Athletics and Fitness Center.

Between games of the doubleheader, NJCU will honor its five basketball seniors—three men and two women—who will be playing their final regular season home game; ALEX MIRABEL (Jersey City, NJ/Dickinson), ABRAHAM WILLIAMS (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) and JAMAL SLAPPY (Paterson, NJ/Paterson Catholic) for the men and LATRESE McNAIR (Elizabeth, NJ/Elizabeth) and BERNICE AMADEO (Bayonne, NJ/Bayonne) for the women.

NJCU will also offer free admission to the doubleheader for students who attend the games as part of a school or youth organization. For more information on the National Girls and Women in Sports Day initiative, contact Associate Director of Athletics ALICE DeFAZIO at 201/200-2243.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 15, 2007, 02:06:15 am
Ramapo vs. MSU also postponed one day to Thursday Feb. 15 giving MSU one extra day to prepare against getting run out of The Bill.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2007, 06:53:30 am
MSU seemed to just be going through the motions on Saturday night.  A lot of young players though, they have potential.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 15, 2007, 09:57:12 pm
In the NJAC tonight

Montclair St upsets Ramapo 71-68
TCNJ defeats RU Camden 70-56

Non-Conference

NJCU blows out Lincoln 90-66
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 15, 2007, 10:32:07 pm
Actually that NJCU-Lincoln score is wrong.

The final was...

Lincoln 79
NJCU 76

The score you're quoting is shown on NJCU's live stats, but it's the final from the Gothic Knights' win over Montclair State.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 15, 2007, 10:35:40 pm
I was just coming back to update that score.  The NJAC website showed NJCU beating Lincoln 90-66.....and they just changed it.  How that would happen I have no idea.

Sorry for the wrong score....my bad.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 15, 2007, 10:45:59 pm
Whew!!!!!!!!  Looks like Lincoln eeked out a win at NJCU.  I really wanted to go to the game, but with the weather postphonement, and a prior commitment, it was impossible.  Gordon Mann/Lefty/Ira, did NJCU play the staters the entire game?  the halftime score showed the Gothic Knights putting it to the Lions.

NJCU was on a roll, and to beat the Gothic Knights twice in one season was great for Lincoln.

Lefty, Knightstalker, and Ira, good luck with your upcoming game with Ramapo for the NJAC title.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2007, 10:47:16 pm
I just got back from the NJCU Lincoln game.  I was not that impressed with Lincoln, they have some great athletes but they are not very disciplined.  The biggest difference was Lincolns depth, they had 19 or 20 players on their roster to NJCU's 11 or 12.

For the first time this season I can actually say the officiating truly sucked.  They were very inconsistant with the whistle.  They let both teams play physically for the first half.  They tightened up the calls for about the first three or four minutes of the second half.  They then loosened up again until about two minutes left in the game when they got really tight with the whistle.

NJCU had Abe, Dana and Tuck all sitting on the bench for a big stretch of the second half with foul trouble and Abe and Dana fouled out with a few minutes left.  Abe fouling out was the biggest blow to NJCU, without Abe in there the Knights couldn't feed the low post, Lincoln couldn't stop Abe, they kept fouling him.

With about 30 seconds left there was a scramble for a loose ball, NJCU got possesion and Alex Mirabel turned and looked right at the ref and called for a timeout.  The ref looked right at Alex and ignored him.  That blown TO by the ref gave Lincoln the ball and it resulted in the go ahead shot.

In my opinion Lincoln woud be a .500 NJAC team, they need to play more under control.

The ultimate is sportsmanship though came from the Lincoln Cheerleaders.  During the womens game, the Lincoln cheerleaders were talking trash to the NJCU womens team.  In the second half of the mens game they were asked by the refs to leave the end of the court.  The visitors basket at NJCU in the second half is on the end of the court that has a much smaller out or bounds area and they were interfering with the players.

Of course the NJCU fans started to chant na na na na, heey goodbye.  The Lincoln cheerleaders left the court, went to the locker room and then came back into the gym and while walking along the stands decided to give the finger to the NJCU womens team and fans.

I defended Lincoln after they blew out that team earlier this season but after seeing how they act and the lack of sportsmanship I think I regret it.  I think maybe they need to consider who they want coaching their players.  I know that Coach Brown would not tolerate how some of the Lincoln players acted on the court when whistled for a foul and he would have had words with the cheerleading coach for their behaviour.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2007, 10:51:57 pm
NJCU swingman Dana John is in this weeks SI  Faces in the Crowd  (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/scorecard/faces/2007/02/19/)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 15, 2007, 10:53:43 pm
In the NJAC tonight

Montclair St upsets Ramapo 71-68
TCNJ defeats RU Camden 70-56

Non-Conference

NJCU blows out Lincoln 90-66


My apologies...we had no internet connection in the gym tonight on my laptop for some reason we're still trying to figure out...that was the last live stats game against Montclair you saw.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 15, 2007, 11:04:09 pm
Knightstalker:

I was saddened and embarrassed  :-[  to hear about the Lincoln Cheerleaders behavior.  I'm pretty sure their action will be reported to the AD and administration.  The Lincoln Basketball team has been under scrunity by the Lincoln Admin since the OSU-Marion fiasco (as evidenced by suspensions of five key players for several games), and further embarrasment to the University will not be tolerated.

Where were the officials for the game from?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2007, 11:06:36 pm
I did not recognize any of the officials, but one looked like he used the same black hair shoe polish that Ronnie Reagan did.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 15, 2007, 11:14:32 pm
Knightatalker:

Your description of one the refs sounds like one of the guys who officiated the Lincoln/Ramapo game at the Bill Bradley Center in December.  The officiating of that game was hideous, and not because Lincoln loss.  Players were camping out in the paint and no 3 second calls as well as alot of "ticky-tack" fouls.

Unlike Ron Reagan, it does not sound like this ref was the "great communicator".
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2007, 11:41:32 pm
Same thing in this game, hanging out in the paint, and a lot of questionable charges and blocks.  I have no problem with calling a game tight, but you have to call it tight all the way, not just at certain times.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2007, 12:19:52 am
So as has been mentioned here, MSU was able to hold off Ramapo for a 3 point win. The loss drops Ramapo a game behind NJCU now in the North to 9-3. They need a big win on Saturday, which would bring both teams to 10-3.

Since both would have the same season record and have split the season series, what is the process for determining who is the #1 seed and who gets homecourt?

As for the Ramapo game, the fan club is advertising heavily as they hope to "Sell Out The Bill" in this final game of the season.

*Additionally, Ramapo Fans will be given a free T-shirt and towel once all seats are filled and the first 750 fans (hopefully they can get this much instead of the pathetic 200 that usually come to games) will be entered into a raffle to "win a basket of Roadrunner gear".

**So for any of you Ramapo folks perusing these boards, I should be entering the gym at around 2:30, so it would be much appreciated if the winning raffle ticket be handed out during that time.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 16, 2007, 12:21:42 am
I was also wondering what the second tie-breaker was.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 16, 2007, 12:35:35 am
The NJAC tie-breaker would likely be head-to-head against the #3 seed, #4 seed, etc. until the tie is broken.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 16, 2007, 12:39:08 am
Phil: If Ramapo wins on Saturday, both Ramapo and NJCU will be tied at 10-3 in the NJAC and will have split the season series 1-1. We aren't sure what the next tiebreaker is..
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 16, 2007, 12:56:31 am
I can narrow it down very easily. The winner of the game wins the division. They would have the same divisional record which is the second tiebreaker after head to head (both would be 6-2). Rutgers-Newark is in third and NJCU's loss to Newark in the first week of the season will break the tie in favor of Ramapo. So, very simply, whoever wins the game, wins the division.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 16, 2007, 12:59:56 am
I think Phil is correct.  If Ramapo and NJCU finish tied I believe Ramapo will win the conference based on the RU Newark games.  Both Ramapo and NJCU beat Stockton and Rowan the only time they played them this season.  NJCU split with RU N while Ramapo swept them.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 16, 2007, 01:01:31 am
thanks alot, Irapthor and Knightstalker. Should be a very tough fought game this Saturday!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 16, 2007, 01:05:40 am
Also wanted to thank Phil for his response. I misread your post; my mistake.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 16, 2007, 01:53:11 pm
Incidentally I'll be at the Bill for a D3hoopsNet broadcast.

If any of you are in the neighborhood, please swing by to say hello before or after the game.  I'll be the guy with the Detroit Tigers hat on.  Last year's run notwithstanding, I think that'll still be pretty unusual. :)

Looking forward to this one.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ranms1102 on February 16, 2007, 08:26:04 pm
Hey Phil,

Happy New Year, Y'all !!! How is life treating you in Texas. Are you at scratch yet. Havn't really followed basketball this year. Looks like MSU will be getting better in the future. They have a young team. Looks like they did a nice job at Ramapo yesterday.

Looks like the NJAC will be competitive in Baseball this year. Sounds like fun, but I really miss football. I think we play Wilkes, Springfield and Salisbury  out of conference this year.

Hope all is well with you !!!  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 16, 2007, 08:59:40 pm
Tune in tomorrow at http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/

msufan, stop by D3baseball.com -- and check out the baseball message boards on this site.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 16, 2007, 09:14:16 pm
Incidentally I'll be at the Bill for a D3hoopsNet broadcast.

If any of you are in the neighborhood, please swing by to say hello before or after the game.  I'll be the guy with the Detroit Tigers hat on.  Last year's run notwithstanding, I think that'll still be pretty unusual. :)

Looking forward to this one.

I might have to say hi.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 16, 2007, 10:10:53 pm
Tune in tomorrow at http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/

msufan, stop by D3baseball.com -- and check out the baseball message boards on this site.

And of course, the NJCU/Ramapo game, as always, will be broadcast live on the Green and Gold Network, at www.njcugothicknights.com (http://www.njcugothicknights.com)

If you have two computers, tune into D3Hoops on one, Green and Gold on the other...Listening to both at the same time will be both educational and totally confusing.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 16, 2007, 10:20:28 pm
'Stalker:

I'd like that.  Please do.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 17, 2007, 12:10:53 am
Incidentally I'll be at the Bill for a D3hoopsNet broadcast.

If any of you are in the neighborhood, please swing by to say hello before or after the game.  I'll be the guy with the Detroit Tigers hat on.  Last year's run notwithstanding, I think that'll still be pretty unusual. :)

Looking forward to this one.


I might stop by too...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 17, 2007, 05:19:13 pm
In the two big games today in the NJAC:

Rowan - 80
Stockton - 69


NJCU - 79
Ramapo - 64


Rowan and NJCU receive the first round bye in the NJAC Playoffs that start this Monday, Feb. 19th.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 17, 2007, 07:28:36 pm
Congratulations Lefty, Knightstalker, and Ira on NJCU winning the NJAC regular season title, and on a selfish note helping Lincoln's QOWI to help the Lions case for a NCAA pool B bid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2007, 10:11:20 pm
Gordon, wish I could have had a chance to do more than say hi and shake your hand, hope you enjoyed the game.

Playoff pairings are set and on the NJAC page.

First round:

RU-Newark at Stockton on Monday night.

TCNJ at Ramapo on Monday night.

Winner of the Newark Stockton game travels to Jersey City on Wednesday night.

Winner of the TCNJ Ramapo game travels to Rowan on Wednesday night.

TCNJ at 5-8 in conf and 12-13 overall makes the NJAC playoffs, this is why I don't really like the Conf tournament, especially with the six teams.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 17, 2007, 11:18:30 pm
The audio broadcast of the NJCU/Ramapo game from today is archived here. Tomorrow, audio highlights will be available, if my laptop cooperates.

Head Coach Charles Brown will be the guest of Dave McHugh tomorrow on Hoopsville at 6:30 p.m.

http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/GreenandGoldNetwork/02-17-07_NJCU_vs_Ramapo_Men.wma (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/GreenandGoldNetwork/02-17-07_NJCU_vs_Ramapo_Men.wma)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: atn alum on February 18, 2007, 11:32:08 am
Is it just me...

I see all Kean had to do to get an NJAC playoff spot was beat camden, and the Cougars lost...

I seem to recall Kean having been in similar situations before and losing, back from when I was a cnj student/alum living locally...Maybe my memory is faulty. Just curious to know if I'm right?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 18, 2007, 11:45:54 am
With Kean, it is new coach same results, although it appeared that they had some nice young players when they came to NJCU earlier this season.  Part of their problem is they have lost the home court edge some with their new facility.  The old gym could be very intimidating.  Most of the NJAC teams seemed to slip a little at home the first year or two in their new gyms
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 18, 2007, 01:08:37 pm
'Stalker:

Yeah, sorry we didn't get a chance to talk.

And Truck, if you were there, sorry I missed you.

Technical difficulties sort of short-wired my plans.  Thankfully Ira helped save the day.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 18, 2007, 02:01:33 pm
Knightstalker,
I like the NJAC playoffs as they are now. The top two teams get rewarded with a bye instead of playing for their lives right away, and there's four extra non-NJAC games to play where you see fit. If a decidedly mediocre TCNJ team can win at Ramapo then they deserve to move on. Besides, Kean had no business losing to Camden (and NJCU had no business losing to TCNJ earlier this year).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 18, 2007, 04:38:30 pm
The audio clips from yesterday's game are edited and on the NJCU website as part of the game story...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 18, 2007, 06:28:19 pm
Phil, you are right the Knights should not have lost at TCNJ, they shouldn't have lost to Newark either but since then they have been hot.  This is actually the best "team" they have had in several years.  They are just playing really well together, they communicate on the floor and move the ball well.  They are not as deep as usual and it hurts them when they get into foul trouble but overall they are playing extremely well.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 19, 2007, 11:27:14 am
I just listened to the archive of the Coach Brown interview on Hoopsville.  The best moment was when Dave asked Coach if he would like to see Lincoln sent to another bracket and Coach answered: Oh no I want to play Lincoln, I feel we gave them that game, I want to play them again.  Typical Coach Brown, he wants to play the tough games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 19, 2007, 06:27:47 pm
Knightstalker:

I just listened to the Hoopsville interview with Coach Brown of NJCU and agreed with his assessment of Lincoln.  The Lions have difficulty getting started and has gotten into deep deficits before getting on track.  There were some games where they ran out of time and lost and there were other games where the made it back to win in close games.

Coach Brown's reference to the "Jekyl/Hyde" team is on point.  If the Lions are focused from the start, they can be "world beaters", or they could be the team that lost to a PSU-Altoona..............go figure.  If Lincoln gets into the NCAA's, I hope Coach Yuille plays the "Sweet Sixteen" one point lost to VA Wesleyan in Norflok to remind the team of the need to play focused from the tip-off to the end of the game.  Lincoln has a deep bench and has the sthletes to compete with anyone.  It's just a matter of which team shows up.

By the way I think Lefty was on point when he went to the first NJCU/Lincoln game at Lincoln and said that Lincoln's depth proved to be the difference between the two teams.

I like Coach Brown's attitude not to "shy away" from anyone.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 19, 2007, 09:51:58 pm
Ramapo bounced back from their pathetic defeat on Saturday to handle TCNJ today in Mahwah. The final was 77-61. Rowan is next on Wednesday in Glassboro.

From the Ramapo release:


Pryor led all Roadrunners with 18 points hitting 6-10 from the floor and 4-8 from the arc while Tim Wesley (Jersey City, NJ) netted 16 points and Alston and Shaakir recorded 13 and 11 respectively.  Shaakir posted a double-double with 11 rebounds and grabbed a team high four steals in the win.  Halligan led the Lions with 17 points and five steals while Molinelli and Aziz netted 12 and ten points respectively.  Corey Gilmore (South Plainfield, NJ) dished out a team high six assists in TCNJ’s final game of the 2006-2007 season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 19, 2007, 10:02:01 pm
'Stalker:

Yeah, sorry we didn't get a chance to talk.

And Truck, if you were there, sorry I missed you.

Technical difficulties sort of short-wired my plans.  Thankfully Ira helped save the day.


I did see you (light colored shirt and black jeans?) and Ira at the game. I noticed that Ira just had a computer and both of you had headsets so I was wondering if that is all the setup that you basically need in order to broadcast a game?

G-Mann, what did you make of Ramapo's performance on Saturday? I was shocked at the way they came out. The first 2 minutes, Ramapo played well, but ever since then, they let NJCU just walk all over them.

This was a big game in terms of whoever won would get the #1 seed and the team would get Monday off, and would play on Wednesday and Friday at home, as well as have an excellent shot of hosting the NCAAs.

It was very dissapointing to see their lack of defense - they gave up, I believe 22 points, in the first 7 minutes. They did not come out with intensity and I did not get the impression that they wanted to win as a team. They were a bunch of individuals. Players were attempting to play 1 on 1 basketball (Tim Wesley, Tim Wesley, Tim Wes...) , when it was obvious that Chuck wanted to run a motion offense against NJCU. By the midway point of the second half, the game was already in the bag and decided and there was no way Ramapo was going to climb out of the double digit deficit that they were in constantly throughout the game. It was a very poor effort on Ramapo's part.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 19, 2007, 10:15:29 pm
Truck,

That's the basic package, yep.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 21, 2007, 01:02:08 pm
From the NJAC website.

ROWAN'S BAKER & RAMAPO'S PRYOR NAMED NJAC
MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER & DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE YEAR


MONTCLAIR STATE'S MILLER TAPPED AS LEAGUE'S ROOKIE OF THE YEAR


Rowan University senior guard Thomas Baker has been named the New Jersey Athletic Conference “Pony Wilson” Men’s Basketball Player of the Year for the 2006-07 season.

A three-time NJAC Player of the Week selection, Baker currently leads the NJAC in scoring and ranks ninth in NCAA Division III with an average of 23.2 points per game. He also currently ranks 10th in the conference in field goal percentage (.501), and 15th in the league in free throw percentage (.710). Against NJAC competition, he is averaging 27.2 points per game – eight points per game more than any other player in the conference. Baker and the Profs, who captured the NJAC South Division championship and currently stand at 20-5 overall, will host Ramapo in the NJAC Tournament semifinals on February 21.

Montclair State University freshman forward Charles Miller was selected as the conference Rookie of the Year. A five-time league Rookie of the Week selection, Miller currently ranks fifth in the league in field goal percentage (.561), sixth in the conference in rebounding (7.2 boards per game), and 26th in the NJAC in scoring (10.2 points per game).

A two-time NJAC all-conference selection, Ramapo senior guard Antoine Pryor was selected as the league Defensive Player of the Year. He currently ranks in the Top 15 of seven NJAC statistical categories including assists (2nd, 3.88 per game); three-point field goals made per game (4th, 2.15); minutes played per game (4th, 32.23); assist-to-turnover ratio (6th, 1.41); three-point field goal percentage (8th, .352); free throw percentage (11th, .746); and steals (13th, 1.65).  Pryor and the Roadrunners, who placed second in the NJAC North Division and currently stand at 19-7 overall, will travel to face Rowan in the NJAC Tournament semifinals on February 21.

New Jersey City University head coach Charles Brown was named the “John K. Adams” Coach of the Year by his peers. Selected to finish fourth in the NJAC North Division in the preseason poll of league coaches, Brown guided the Gothic Knights to a league-best 11-2 conference record and the championship of the North Division. With an overall record of 17-8, NJCU will have home-court advantage throughout the NJAC Tournament and will host Rutgers-Newark in a semifinal contest on February 21. In his 25th season at the helm of the NJCU program, Brown has guided the Gothic Knights to an overall record of 481-216.


 "PONY WILSON" PLAYER OF THE YEAR:     Thomas Baker, Rowan
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:                          Charles Miller, Montclair State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:           Antoine Pryor, Ramapo
"JOHN K. ADAMS" COACH OF THE YEAR:     Charles Brown, NJCU


FIRST TEAM
Name    School    Yr.    Pos.    Hometown/High School
Thomas Baker    Rowan    SR    G    Millville, NJ/Millville
Chadd Barnes    Rutgers-Newark    SO    G    Newark, NJ/University
Dana John    NJCU    SO    F    Hillside, NJ/Pocono Mountain East
Ahmad Mosby^    Ramapo    JR    G    Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony
Luis Martinez*    William Paterson    SR    F    Passaic, NJ/Clifton


SECOND TEAM
Name    School    Yr.    Pos.    Hometown/High School
Omar Alston    Ramapo    JR    C    Carteret, NJ/Carteret
Matt Byrnes*    Rowan    JR    G    Mays Landing, NJ/Oakcrest
Jon Greene    Richard Stockton    JR    F    Wildwood, NJ/Wildwood
Mario Lancioni    Richard Stockton    JR    G    Runnemede, NJ/Triton
Alex Mirabel    NJCU    SR    G    Jersey City, NJ/Dickinson


HONORABLE MENTION
Name    School    Yr.    Pos.    Hometown/High School
Mark Aziz    TCNJ    JR    F    Hackettstown, NJ/West Morris
David Cherry    Rutgers-Newark    SO    G    Linden, NJ/Roselle Catholic
Sydney Francis    Rutgers-Camden    SR    G    Camden, NJ/Woodrow Wilson
Marques Hill    NJCU    JR    F    Hillside, NJ/Hillside
Bryan Keller    Kean    SR    F    Piscataway, NJ/Piscataway
Antoine Pryor+    Ramapo    SR    G    Elizabeth, NJ/St. Patrick
Lamar Wright    Kean    SR    G    Galloway, NJ/Absegami

Key:
* - First Team All-Conference 2005-06
^ - Second Team All-Conference 2005-06
+ - Honorable Mention 2005-06
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 21, 2007, 06:16:47 pm
The only real complaint is Abe Williams should have been all conference this season.  He is probably the most consistent center in the conf and he gets no love.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2007, 07:51:49 pm
Antoine Pryor is shooting lights out from three point range. He has 6 threes at the half.

Ramapo up 10 at the half.

Ramapo started out well, jumping out to a double digit - 14- point lead, taking the crowd out of the game. Rowan went on a run to cut the lead to single digits with about 7 min left. After a TO, RCNJ came back to restore the double digit lead and finish on a 9-4 run.

Rowan is in foul trouble - Reevey has 3 fouls, Baker has 2.

More as the game goes on....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2007, 08:27:11 pm
Just under 9 min remaining in the game

Ramapo up 7, after coming back from a Rowan lead. Rowan jumped out to a great start, forcing Chuck to call several timeouts.

69-64 Ramapo



6:08 Remaining

Rowan up 3




Wow, this game is going down to the wire with teams trading baskets. 3 mins left - Ramapo up 1




Ramapo up 6 - under 2 min. Mosby's 3 pointer called for goaltending




39 sec left in the game
Ramapo up 9
Alston at the line - sinks both
Ramapo will play in championship game
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 21, 2007, 08:57:32 pm
For the third straight year, Ramapo will be playing for the NJAC Championship on Friday. Shakir with the emphatic dunk to put the exclamation point on the game.

Rowan announcers not happy: "Omar Alston stupid", "Omar has no class", "RCNJ fans also"
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 22, 2007, 12:20:09 am
Ramapo NJCU for the conference title, somehow I figured it would come to this back in the preseason when Ramapo and NJCU were picked to finish 3 and 4 in the division.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 23, 2007, 02:31:33 pm
Congratulations to Coach Brown of NJCU for being named NJAC "Coach of the Year". Additional kudos to Dana John (1st team all conference0, Alex Mirabel (2nd team all conference) and Marques Hill (honorable mention).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2007, 08:21:47 pm
With 11:35 left in the game, NJCU is starting to show some seperation, leading by 8pts. It has been a close game up to this point.

RCNJ is giving up way too many off. rebounds to NJCU
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2007, 08:33:21 pm
6 Minutes left in the game

NJCU up by 7 pts. Ramapo cannot cut into this lead. Trading baskets






4 Mins left

Big 3 by Pryor to cut the lead to 6

NJCU free throws and Tim Wesley's layup make up the scoring and it is still 6 pt game

RCNJ needs a stop.





2 mins left

Oh man, Wesley with the big 3 to cut the lead in half. NJCU up 3pts





1:12 Left

Omar just hit a big 3 to get the NJ lead to 4.

NJCU will be shooting free throws from now on. They have just hit both





1:43 left -- RCNJ with the full timeout

NJ up by 6. This team needs to control ball possession and get stops down the stretch





30 sec left

Omar missed a free throws

Wesley puts it in. 1 pts game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




Oh man, what a game. Why can't these be on a Saturday night?
Wesley with the big layup to cut the NJCU lead to 1 pt.
Ramapo has called a time out with 31 sec left




This is unbelievable. Pryor with the 3 point shot to tie the game at 68 with 6 seconds left. NJCU full timeout




After regulation, the score is 68-68. We need overtime to decide the NJAC champ.




3:35 left
72-72
NJ with a full timeout





2:15
Ramapo takes the 76-75 lead off of a Dana John turnover





1 47 left
Big loss for Ramapo as Mosby has fouled out finishing with 11 pts




22 sec left
game tied at 81
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2007, 09:15:02 pm
AND RAMAPO WINS THE NJAC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 :) :)

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2007, 09:23:40 pm
Ramapo has knocked off NJCU, a worthy opponent, in a thriller in Jersey City that went to OT.

Omar Alston is the player of the game with 29 pts, including the game winner with 4 seconds left.

Congratulations to Chuck McBreen for being the real "NJAC Coach of the Year" and to the entire Ramapo squad to rebound from their disasterous outling on the 17th and come into hostile territory in Jersey City and earn a berth to the NCAAs and the SECOND NJAC Championship in three years. Let's Go Ramapo!!!!

FYI: For those interested, you can follow my updates on page 37 as the game went on. What an exciting finish...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on February 23, 2007, 09:24:50 pm
 :) Truck, I share your sentiments; I would have loved to see this one!! Any chance Ramapo can host the regionals?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 23, 2007, 09:28:59 pm
They have a great chance to host the NCAAs I would imagine. We would have to see how the brackets play out. Let's hope we get a first round bye and then get to host the Sweet 16 and Elite 8 just like two years ago.

At least RCNJ will get an automatic berth to represent the NJAC in the tournament. NJCU played great and they should get a bid to the tournament as well, but nothing is promised.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 23, 2007, 10:12:27 pm
First off it was a great game, the Roadrunners and Knights played their hearts out.  Both coaches went with a really short rotation, the starters were in the game at the end of regulation and in overtime, many with four fouls on each team, they didn't really sit until they fouled out.  Abe and Omar beat each other up for most of the game, it was a fun matchup to watch.  How NJCU could leave Omar sitting out on the wing and let him take open jumpers I can't figure out, maybe they didn't notice the 6'6" 300 pounder there.

That said along with congrats to Ramapo, I have to say the officials were horrible, how do you not get the best officials for a conference championship game.  I did not get there until half time.  I was told by a few reliable sources that the refs let them play in the first half.  At the start of the second half the refs decided it was time for everyone to notice them.  I think it took about a half an hour to play the first five minutes of the second half, and there were barely any points scored in that time.  After that the refs started to let them play again but just weren't consistant.  The only time NJCU really got screwed was at the end of regulation, on the inbounds I think Tucker was fouled by Pryor, but then the refs and the worst of the three blind mice butted in and after over a minute they decided that no one got fouled and they actually added time back to the clock and NJCU had to inbounds again.

The overtime was intense and NJCU had a chance with about 3.7 left to tie or win but Tuckers shot was slightly off. 

I don't blame the loss on the refs, I am just upset that the conference championship game couldn't be called well.

Truck, I think NJCU will end up in the ECAC's, I don't think an 18 win team gets into the NCAA's, besides being behind Stevens for Pool C consideration.  Behind Stevens, they stop playing a bunch of NJAC teams every year and all of a sudden they are good.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 24, 2007, 12:37:17 am
Ramapo press release from the game....

RAMAPO GETS IT WHEN IT COUNTS
Roadrunners Defeat Gothic Knights for NJAC Championship, 83-81 in OT

Jersey City, NJ…Junior centerOmar Alston (Carteret, NJ/Carteret) sank a seven-foot jumper from the right of the lane with 3.8 seconds remaining in overtime, finishing with 29 points, as Ramapo College rallied from an 11-point second half deficit to force an extra session, and held on to defeatNew Jersey City University, 83-81, in the 2007 New Jersey Athletic Conference men’s basketball championship.  There were 18 lead changes and eight ties in what may be considered as one of the greatest NJAC games ever played.

Senior guardAntoine Pryor (Elizabeth, NJ/St. Patrick’s) forced overtime with 7.5 seconds remaining, when he sank a three-pointer from the left wing to tie the game at 68-68. NJCU led by seven with 1:38 left in regulation. NJCU sophomore swingmanDANA JOHN (Hillside, NJ/Pocono Mountain East (Pa.)) tied the game at 81-81 with 21.9 seconds left in overtime with a three from the right corner beforeAlston won it.

Ramapo (21-7, 9-4 NJAC) wins its second NJAC championship in school history, and earns the conference’s automatic bid to the 2007 NCAA Division III Tournament. NJCU (18-9, 11-2 NJAC) now must wait to see if it will receive an at-large bid to the NCAAs; that announcement will be made on Sunday night.

Ramapo was appearing in the NJAC finals for the third consecutive year and the fourth time in five seasons. Its only other title came in 2005. This is the 50th year of the NJAC.

Alstonscored 29 points on 13-of-22 shooting, including 3-of-3 from three-point range, adding nine rebounds.

Sophomore forwardTim Wesley (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) had 18 points (8-14 FG) and nine rebounds (seven offensive).Pryor had 13 points (5-11 FG; 2-6 3FG) and three assists before fouling out. Junior guardAhmad Mosby (Jersey City, NJ/St. Anthony), also fouled out, after providing 11 points (4-15 FG) and four assists in 40 minutes. In all, RCNJ was called for 31 fouls and three players were disqualified.

For NJCU, senior centerAbraham Williams (Jersey City, NJ/Lincoln) notched a double-double with 18 points (6-21 FG), 11 rebounds, and four assists.John collected 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting, including 5-of-9 from three-point range, and junior forwardMarques Hill (Hillside, NJ/Hillside) contributed a game-high 14 rebounds, 10 points, five assists and four blocks in 43 minutes.

Also for NJCU, senior point guardAlex Mirabel (Jersey City, NJ/Dickinson) had 11 points (5-5 FT), five rebounds and four steals, and junior guardAaron Desir (Hillside, NJ/Hillside) finished with 10 points and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench. He hit 2-of-4 from three-point range. Sophomore guardKevin Tucker (Jersey City, NJ/Ferris) collected seven points, seven assists and three steals.

In a first half with 10 lead chances and four ties,Alston, who had 13 points in the period,hit his fifth three of the season, giving RCNJ a 29-25 edge. The Roadrunners led at the half, 31-30.

Ramapo picked up six fouls in the first 2:55 of the second period, but still held a 35-34 lead with 15:53 left. From there, NJCU uncorked a 13-1 run to gain its largest lead of the game, 47-36, with 10:49 left, asDesir drilled a three; he had five points during the spurt.

The teams traded baskets, and maintained a nine-point, 59-50 margin with 4:43 left asWilliams converted two free throws.Pryor made it 59-53 with a triple at 4:32, butMirabel added two freebies at 4:15, extending NJCU’s cushion to eight, 61-53. It stood at six, 61-55 with 3:52 left whenWesley drove for a lay-up. After NJCU committed turnovers on two straight possessions, a three byWesley cut the deficit to three, 61-58, with 2:17 left.

Tuckertook a bounce pass fromWilliams with 1:57 left, converting a lay-up and free throw for a 64-58 lead, and with 1:38 left,Tucker made the back-end of two free throws, as NJCU led by seven with 1:38 remaining.

With 1:29 left,Alston hit a straightaway three to make it 65-61, and an off-balance jumper byPryor trimmed the score to 66-63 at 1:05.

With 33.7 left,Alston went to the line and missed two free throws, butWesley grabbed the offensive rebound and putback the second chance, making it 66-65 with 30.6 seconds. RCNJ fouled junior guardShy Martinez (Union City, NJ/Union Hill), who transferred to NJCU from Ramapo, and he made two free throws with 25.4 on the board, extending the lead to three, 68-65.

With 13 seconds left,Hill blocked a jumper byMosby, who caught the rebound on the right wing, before sending a cross-court pass toPryor for the tying three. The Knights had the ball with 7.5 seconds left, butJohn missed a potential winning jumper at the buzzer.

In overtime,Mosby put RCNJ ahead, 72-70, beforeMirabel made two free throws (3:47), and after a Roadrunners turnover,John drained a three from the right wing (3:32) off an inbounds pass fromTucker, for a 75-72 advantage.Mosby hit two free throws at 2:45. After NJCU committed back-to-back turnovers,Mosby’s fast-break lay-up with 2:16 left put Ramapo in the lead at 76-75.

A lay-up byWilliams put NJCU back in front, 77-76 (1:59), andJohn made the back-end of two free throws for a 78-76 score at 1:25. With 1:01 left,Alston buried his third three-pointer of the game from the left side, and RCNJ led 79-78. With 28.3 remaining, junior guardJason Marshall (Hackensack, NJ/Hackensack) finished a lay-up and Ramapo led by three, 81-78.John received a pass fromTucker with 21.9 remaining, splashing home a three-pointer from the right corner to tie it at 81-81.

ButAlston took a feed from senior guardJohn Wojcik (Sayreville, NJ/Sayreville) on the right baseline, drove to the basket, before pulling up for the title-clinching jumper.Tucker’s running jumper on the right wing rimmed out at the buzzer.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on February 24, 2007, 09:15:10 am
I have to agree with Knightstalker....that was one heck of a game.  The officiating was awful but not the cause of the loss....they were bad both ways.   Omar Alston won this game for Ramapo....he was outstanding down low and hit some big three's in the second half.

Good luck to Ramapo in the NCAA's.  I don't see NJCU getting in with nine losses.  Early season losses to Albright and Farmingdale really hurts NJCU chances.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 24, 2007, 11:09:27 am
Truck, that was my press release, not Ramapo's...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 24, 2007, 11:44:11 am
Nice crowd last night, Ramapo brought a nice size student section and the NJCU baseball team and other teams were dressed in green and gold, wearing bad green afro wigs, hair colored green and they were rowdy.  I saw a several former players from both teams there.  No real problems, although towards the end of regulation and overtime the NJCU security officers and a couple of JCPD officers headed over and kept watch on the Ramapo and NJCU students, a few were starting to get a little out of hand.  The officers standing there and a couple of words from a JC cop and everyone behaved, stayed rowdy but no problems.

Holy run on sentence batman.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 24, 2007, 09:53:25 pm
Truck, that was my press release, not Ramapo's...

Sorry, I found it on the Ramapo site so I assumed Rachel Pinton wrote it up.

Great job on the LiveStats, but how come you weren't doing radio last night?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 24, 2007, 10:48:14 pm
During home games I'm handling the in-game statistics and the Live Stats and don't have a full-time assistant, so we can't do radio...Obviously I do the radio for all road games. It is my hope that our communications students will show the interest we need so they can begin doing some of the broadcasting next season. While I love doing it, doing every game by yourself takes a toll and has its limitations. Gordon Mann was my first on-air partner all year last week.

Anyway, the NJCU/Ramapo final probably has to go down as perhaps the greatest NJAC final ever played...My NJAC memory only goes back to the early 90s, so this is definitely an arguable topic...But for my money (if I was buying a ticket rather than working), this final, although not ending the way we at NJCU had hoped, was tremendous.

And as Mike stated, both schools had very vocal, but well-behaved fans. The environment was one of the best I have had the privledge to witness at the DIII level.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mean on February 25, 2007, 12:19:18 pm
Definately one of the greatests RCNJ/NJCU games period. These two heavyweights have always been able to give the crowd their money's worth! I was at the game and I did not sit down for one second. As usual, I was expecting a big game from both sides and I was expecting the officiating to be horrible. Ramapo did a great job on Dana John by limiting him of his favorite shot, when he's coming from the baseline and just elevating on those three point bombs. He had a few, but now as many as he did in Mahwah. The RoadRunners were able to make the adjustment as Wesley took on the assignment with more pride this time around. Unfortunately for Ramapo, Shakir couldn't suit up, but they were able to pull together and play with the same, if not, more intensity and hunger just as he does when he plays. Alston was fantastic!!! From the jumpball til his game winner, he played as a good as any big man has ever played at Ramapo. Surprisingly, showing off his touch from downtown knock all the doubts out of my head that he can really play. I dont know how many NJCU wanted to see him make, but as athletic as the bigs of NJCU are they poorly contested Alston's shots from the outside. I mean, they are quick enough to recover from any shot fake that far away from the basket he would have made. But i'm glad they used poor judgement and allowed the big fella to make big buckets for the RoadRunners. Abe Williams played the best basketball I've seen him play this season, but that night, Alston was really rolling.
I am especially happy for RCNJ's Proyor. This guy is the man who drives the RoadRunners! Even though his is the smallest player on the squad, his character has soaked through this program and was trully evident in the final minutes of the game. A four year starter who played in four championships ( 1 ECAC, 3  NJAC) will definately be remembered as one the greatest to ever play for the RoadRunners.
There is still alot of basketball to play. Hopefully RCNJ can get two home games.
Hats off to NJCU. Coach Brown has done a very great job once again this year. Coming back into the conference, picked to finish forth overall, and make it to the finals is trully an accomplishment.

   
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 25, 2007, 10:05:56 pm
Great post Mean. Glad to see you finally came around on Omar.  ;D

I was watching him warm up at the Rec Center when they played WPU and damn was he draining those 3s. It's great to have a big man who can play inside and out.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2007, 10:44:42 pm
It looks like NJCU racks up another ECAC title.  I don't mind the fact that the Knights did not get in, they lost some early games they should have won and they should have taken care of business friday night.  What bugs me is WPI and Stevens getting in, two teams that probably aren't as good as WPU, Kean and TCNJ but because of the NCAA's way of doing things are considered better teams.  The WIAC teams deserve to be in more than those two do.  I mean if Coast Guard gets your conferences Pool A bid, you don't deserve to go to the NCAA's.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2007, 11:04:08 pm
Ira - Its too bad that we can't organize some sort of broadcasting team for the conference made up of braodcasters from each college.  Then if coverage is needed for a game then you can tap on one of the broadcasters in the group for coverage   ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 25, 2007, 11:16:57 pm
That idea definitely has some merit...The New Jersey Athletic Conference Network.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2007, 11:52:06 pm
Its definitley possible.  There is no reason why all NJAC games can't be broadcast on the radio / internet.   By pooling resources all games get proper coverage and it may also open up some opportunities for other students interested in broadcasting who may be not be able to get involved at their school.   Maybe use it as an internship or find some other way to give the students credit for geting involved..
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 26, 2007, 12:19:27 am
The students aren't interested, I suppose. I know Rowan and NJCU do radio coverage, but the other schools do not broadcast the games. Apparently, RCNJ will resume next season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 26, 2007, 12:21:45 am
Its definitley possible.  There is no reason why all NJAC games can't be broadcast on the radio / internet.   By pooling resources all games get proper coverage and it may also open up some opportunities for other students interested in broadcasting who may be not be able to get involved at their school.   Maybe use it as an internship or find some other way to give the students credit for geting involved..

Perhaps we could then turn to those people to report scores and post game stories for teams in this league too, something else sorely lacking. :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 26, 2007, 12:36:50 am
Stevens Tech gets a Pool C by avoiding non-conference games against in-state NJAC competition like the plague. I wonder how NJCU and Rowan would have done with their schedule?

Hopefully next season's new formula will solve this.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 26, 2007, 12:40:51 am
Pat - Not a bad idea.  That would give students interested in sports communications opportunites to get involved in all facets of the field.   If there is anything I can to do help let me know   

Truck - Most of the schools in the NJAC used to broadcast all their games but that has dropped off significantly in recent years.   As Ira stated in a previous post maybe the creation of a network would allow all the NJAC games to get covered.  We definitley need that
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 26, 2007, 01:36:39 am
Pat - Not a bad idea.  That would give students interested in sports communications opportunites to get involved in all facets of the field.   If there is anything I can to do help let me know   

Truck - Most of the schools in the NJAC used to broadcast all their games but that has dropped off significantly in recent years.   As Ira stated in a previous post maybe the creation of a network would allow all the NJAC games to get covered.  We definitley need that

Absolutely agree. But internship credit is already available and I suppose there are kids interested in broadcasting so why isn't there many radio broadcasts now? Ramapo had a team that did it over the Internet a while back, which helped me since I am not in the listening vicinity of WRPR, but they haven't done a broadcast in 2 years. I e-mailed them last year and they said they would broadcast but that hasn't come to fruition. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 26, 2007, 02:01:48 pm
NJCU's DANA JOHN FEATURED IN SPORTS ILLUSTRATED.COM ARTICLE

JERSEY CITY, NJ...Sophomore swingman DANA JOHN (Hillside, NJ/Pocono Mountain East (Pa.)) has had his remarkable story told in yet another publication. To read the Sports Illustrated.com article on John, please click here. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/aditi_kinkhabwala/02/22/the.mailman/1.html (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/aditi_kinkhabwala/02/22/the.mailman/1.html)

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on February 26, 2007, 03:19:21 pm
Ira:

That was an excellent S.I. article on Dana John and speaks highly of him as a person who is taking full advantage of opportunities given to him.  It's good to see schools like NJCU, Lincoln (Kearse, Myrick, & Wylie) and others give people opportunities and in some cases second chances at turning their lives around.  Far too often some people turn their "noses down" on non-traditional students looking to find a past issue which may have prevented them from initially going to college from high school.

I wish continued success for Dana John and the Gothic Knights.  Lefty invited to me to the Ramapo/NJCU game last Friday night,  but I was over at the 168th Armory watching the NYU Invitational.  I was really hoping for NJCU to beat Ramapo in what seemed like an "Instant Classic".

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 26, 2007, 03:38:43 pm
Here are the brackets for those who missed them:

http://www.d3hoops.com/salem/07/mbbbracket07.pdf

Ramapo should dispose of York (NY) pretty easily. It is probable that WPI will be the next opponent at The Bill. That will be a tough battle to say the least. The road does not get easier with Amherst the likely finalist from the above matchup. So Ramapo has a really tough road just to get the the Sweet 16 where my money will be on a RCNJ vs. Amherst battle.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 26, 2007, 04:43:10 pm
Congrats to Omar Alston, the second Roadrunner to garner Player of the Week Honors.

"He first tallied 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in the Roadrunners’ 77-61 opening round victory over TCNJ. He then notched a double-double 19 points and 17 rebounds in Ramapo’s 92-84 semifinal road win at Rowan, before registering 29 points and nine rebounds in the Roadrunners’ 83-81 championship game road victory over NJCU in overtime. His jump hook with 3.8 seconds remaining in the overtime period of the championship game proved to be the winning basket as Ramapo claimed its second NJAC men’s basketball title in the past three years."

Btw, that was a great article on Dana John, who was actually my pick for the "Pony Wilson" Player of the Year award. It's great to see him get this recognition.

Although, they should have given you more credit, Ira, than just calling you the "radio man".  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 26, 2007, 05:47:20 pm
Got a chance to read the story on Dana John, great story, great kid, great player.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 26, 2007, 05:51:59 pm
Btw, that was a great article on Dana John, who was actually my pick for the "Pony Wilson" Player of the Year award. It's great to see him get this recognition.

Although, they should have given you more credit, Ira, than just calling you the "radio man".  ;D

There will be many more tv and written features on Dana before he is done. He's only a sophomore and will just keep getting better. UPN 9 is working on a feature on him as we speak. I'll announce others this year or next year once they are confirmed. I have obviously made a lot of phone calls about him.

Truck, although "radio man" isn't my title, if that's what it takes to get in SI, I'm ok with that. 8)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 26, 2007, 09:33:04 pm
Here are the brackets for those who missed them:

http://www.d3hoops.com/salem/07/mbbbracket07.pdf

Ramapo should dispose of York (NY) pretty easily. It is probable that WPI will be the next opponent at The Bill. That will be a tough battle to say the least. The road does not get easier with Amherst the likely finalist from the above matchup. So Ramapo has a really tough road just to get the the Sweet 16 where my money will be on a RCNJ vs. Amherst battle.

Truck Lets not put the cart before the horse.    When we hosted the "Sweet 16"  acouple of years ago, we lost the first game and had to watch someone else cut down the nets in our building.   We need to take this one game at a time.  I DO NOT want to see that again.  I hope the guys that were on that team remember that vision and use it as a motivator.

I know we beat them by 19 last time, but remember we struggled getting into the NJAC playoffs...   I hope the guys can take the momentum from the NJAC's into this.   The only team I want to see cutting down the nets better be wearing Maroon and White...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 26, 2007, 11:51:39 pm
Here are the brackets for those who missed them:

http://www.d3hoops.com/salem/07/mbbbracket07.pdf

Ramapo should dispose of York (NY) pretty easily. It is probable that WPI will be the next opponent at The Bill. That will be a tough battle to say the least. The road does not get easier with Amherst the likely finalist from the above matchup. So Ramapo has a really tough road just to get the the Sweet 16 where my money will be on a RCNJ vs. Amherst battle.

Truck Lets not put the cart before the horse.    When we hosted the "Sweet 16"  acouple of years ago, we lost the first game and had to watch someone else cut down the nets in our building.   We need to take this one game at a time.  I DO NOT want to see that again.  I hope the guys that were on that team remember that vision and use it as a motivator.

I know we beat them by 19 last time, but remember we struggled getting into the NJAC playoffs...   I hope the guys can take the momentum from the NJAC's into this.   The only team I want to see cutting down the nets better be wearing Maroon and White...

Well said. I remember that game against King's College where we were favored to win and face York (PA). Unfortunately, the end result was one which Ramapo fans were not hoping to see. Only Pryor, Frost and Woj remain from that team. 

Everything in the NCAAs is possible but I was only predicting and projecting what might happen - the same as we might do with the Pick 'Em, where I have picked RCNJ to win it all. Call it a belief in my team, I suppose.

The team has had a great year (putting that game on the 17th aside) and a great NJAC tournament. They have the momentum to keep it going hopefully.

I think we both hope to see Ramapo not only cut down the nets at The Bill but more importantly, at the Salem Civic Center.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Salem, VA on February 27, 2007, 01:17:04 pm
I remember that game Truck...The York Faithful were happy not to play Ramapo for the chance to play in the final four, too many match up problems...

That being said York, NY is not even close to as good as King's was.  They are not fundamentally sound which leads to a lot of easy baskets.  It should be at 20 point game early in the 2nd half.  I saw you guys play twice this year and I believe you will give them a lot of problems and have a chance to make a run to elite 8 and maybe beyond...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 27, 2007, 02:01:18 pm
At this point in the season, you have to take it one game at a time. There's no tomorrow; one loss and it's over. Ramapo should not be looking ahead. It's true that the Roadrunners are at home against a team they already beat by 19, but they must beat them again in order to move on.

Ramapo has the talent to advance fairly deep in the tournament, but they must come prepared and maintain their composure. If not, I can see them getting knocked off fairly early in the tournament by a team with less talent.

If you look at Ramapo's out-of-conference schedule, they were 5-0 vs. CUNY, 2-0 vs. Skyline and 2-3 vs. quality opposition. The Roadrunners beat Roanoke (17-11), split with Lincoln (18-8) and lost to Simpson (18-9) and Baldwin-Wallace (18-9).

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2007, 06:12:47 pm
If the Ramapo team that showed up in Jersey City last friday shows up in the tournament they are as good as any team out there in my opinion.  If the team that I saw play NJCU twice during the regular season shows up they will struggle.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 01, 2007, 01:03:32 pm
If the Ramapo team that showed up in Jersey City last friday shows up in the tournament they are as good as any team out there in my opinion.  If the team that I saw play NJCU twice during the regular season shows up they will struggle.

I strongly suspect that we will not see the team that stuggled down the stretch.  Chuck is a good motivator and will have the team ready.   We need the seniors that were there 2 years ago (Woj and Pryor) to step up and lead by example.  You guys don't want to go end your careers losing at home in the 1st round of the NCAA's

Now looking down the road, if we can get past Saturday and if Kings or Widener can knock off Amherst we could be home for the sweet 16..   If we start hitting on all cylinders there is no reason we can't make it to the Final Four in Salem..

We need a big turnout on Friday night, I was very dissappointed in the turnout for the season finale against NJCU and the NJAC opener against TCNJ.  There were way too many empty seats.  We need all the Rowdies there, we need every seat filled and we need you LOUD !!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 01, 2007, 11:18:34 pm
Interesting note as we await Ramapo's turn in the NCAA tourney.

From the TCNJ ahletic dept:
"The College of New Jersey's women's basketball player, sophomore Hillary Klimowicz (Scotch Plains, NJ/Scotch Plains-Fanwood) is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the latest issue, dated March 5, 2007. SI women's college basketball reporter Kelli Anderson has written a story about the Lion women's basketball player in her story, Pressure Cooker Sports, which is part of the feature "Big Changes in College Sports".

With her selection to the cover of SI, Klimowicz is believed to become TCNJ�s first person featured on the cover of the magazine in the history of the institution!"


As you might recall, Hillary Klimowicz transfered to TCNJ after being recognized as the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year for D1 St. Joe's last season.

And good luck to the Ramapo men from all the way down here in Texas.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 03, 2007, 09:13:23 am
Ramapo had a 20 pt lead at halftime, shooting 53% from the field..


The second half saw York outscore RC 40-29 and RC shot 32%.

Ramapo was still able to hold on and win 77-68 to face Steven's tonight...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 03, 2007, 10:16:32 am
What was the crowd like last night at the Bill?  I am going to try to make it to the game tonight.  No more NJCU games now.  I never saw a Knight team that flat in the postseason before.  They just didn't have it last night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BigMike. on March 03, 2007, 12:31:43 pm
The enviorment for the WPI-Stevens game was very good; WPI even had a pep band.

The crowd for the Ramapo-York game was fairly large, but for the most part not in the game. Most likely due to the large lead, and then a very poor second half performance from Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 04, 2007, 01:14:07 am
Well, what a surprise in Mahwah last night...

Stevens jumped out to a 31-24 lead by the half. Obviously, this is highly out of character for Ramapo to put up 24 points in 20 minutes. The team shot a mere 8 for 26 from the field at the half. Free throw shooting was 44% for the entire game.

Ramapo played better in the second half, but Stevens improved as well, winning the second half 38-37, and thereby the game and advancing to the Sweet 16. The final was 69-61.

Omar led the way with 19 and 11, and Beanie was the second leading scorer with 10 points. Everybody else scored in single digits.

Ramapo was able to get the game close at various points in time (mainly the second half), but they would never be able to overrtake Stevens. Every time they would get close, Stevens would make a key basket to extend the lead, finally getting it to 10 with about 4 min left.

All in all, Ramapo had a great season, advancing to the championship game for the third straight year, and winning the second NJAC Championship in three years. The success of previous years cannot be forgotten, as even though Ramapo hadn't won the NJAC before 2004-05, they would always either come away with the ECAC Championship or advance deep into the NCAAs, like in 02-03 after their Double OT loss to Montclair State in the NJAC Championship game. This is clearly a top notch basketball team every single year with an exceptional coach and a great group of talent.

Congratulations to Chuck on this year. RCNJ wasn't picked to finish first - and they did. The leadership starts at the top with the head coach and Chuck has proven himself to be a winner and a great coach. We'll be back next year....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 04, 2007, 01:42:37 pm
Well, what a surprise in Mahwah last night...

Stevens jumped out to a 31-24 lead by the half. Obviously, this is highly out of character for Ramapo to put up 24 points in 20 minutes. The team shot a mere 8 for 26 from the field at the half. Free throw shooting was 44% for the entire game.

All in all, Ramapo had a great season, advancing to the championship game for the third straight year, and winning the second NJAC Championship in three years. The success of previous years cannot be forgotten, as even though Ramapo hadn't won the NJAC before 2004-05, they would always either come away with the ECAC Championship or advance deep into the NCAAs, like in 02-03 after their Double OT loss to Montclair State in the NJAC Championship game. This is clearly a top notch basketball team every single year with an exceptional coach and a great group of talent.

Congratulations to Chuck on this year. RCNJ wasn't picked to finish first - and they did. The leadership starts at the top with the head coach and Chuck has proven himself to be a winner and a great coach. We'll be back next year....

The only surprise was how we shot so poorly form the line, which was the difference in the game.  If we make our free throws we win by 15 and we are most likely the host site for the Sweet 16.   After recovering from the our 2 game skid at the end of the season and winning the NJAC, this game was a very dissappointing finish.  There are players who struggled down the stretch and never totally found their game and that hurt us.   Couldn't have happened as a worse time.   

As far as the program is concerned, I agree with you Truck "Leadership starts at the top" in 9 years we have gone from 'The Doormat' of he NJAC to one of the "The Elite" of the conference.  We have the NJAC and ECAC titles to prove it.   Chuck is a great coach and he wil get Ramapo back to the Final Four.

For those of you who are taking this loss that hard here is some advice.   Set your alarm clock for November 2007 and go to bed.  When you wake up it will be a brand new season and the fun starts all over again.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 04, 2007, 01:52:01 pm
The Sweet 16 sites have been announced http://www.ncaasports.com/basketball/mens/brackets/viewable/2007/DIII
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: walzy31 on March 04, 2007, 07:11:14 pm
Stevens Tech @ Amherst

Going to be a close game. I look forward to it. Congratulations to Stevens for getting this far and beating WPI and Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 05, 2007, 01:29:43 pm
Congrats certainly are in order for Stevens. The Ducks are making the most of their first-ever tournament appearance. I saw them earlier in the year against Hunter and I thought they were a pretty good team. I was particularly impressed with Farid, Gray and Passalacqua. I'm a bit surprised they beat both Worcester Polytech and Ramapo, but certainly not shocked.

I saw Ramapo play three times and felt they were erratic. They have a lot of talent, but appeared to be a little short on leadership and composure. Sometimes the team with the most talent doesn't win the game, for one reason or another.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 13, 2007, 05:13:19 pm
To view the feature that WWOR/My 9 New York Television aired on NJCU’s Dana John on March 12, please visit the following link:


http://www.njcugothicknights.com/Sports/general/2006/GOTHICVISION.asp  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/Sports/general/2006/GOTHICVISION.asp)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on March 14, 2007, 02:49:28 pm
Congrats to Omar Alston and Dana John, representing the NJAC in the First All-Atlantic Region Team.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on March 14, 2007, 03:44:11 pm
To view the feature that WWOR/My 9 New York Television aired on NJCU’s Dana John on March 12, please visit the following link:


http://www.njcugothicknights.com/Sports/general/2006/GOTHICVISION.asp  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/Sports/general/2006/GOTHICVISION.asp)



Irapthor:

That was a great "clip" on Dana John.  John truly represents a true "non-raditional student, and it's a shame the ESPN's of the world don't show the type of person/athlete Dana John is.  Nice blurp on Coach Brown also.

Good luck to Dana and the NJCU Gothic Knights in the future.  With Lincoln moving to dII, I've got to root for NJCU in dIII basketball.  If the Gothic Knights ever play Salisbury, I'll have a litte issue, since my daughter graduated from Salisbury last December.    ;D  so'll Ill root for both and not have to feel disappointed.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: zonescantstopme on March 15, 2007, 03:12:04 am
anyword on the Skyline vs Njac All-star game do you know which players made it?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 16, 2007, 05:58:55 pm
I know that the NJCU coaching staff, guided by NJAC Coach of the Year Charles Brown will coach the team. NJCU's only player is Alex Mirabel.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 16, 2007, 06:35:21 pm
How can Abe not be named to a conference all star team?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on March 16, 2007, 11:56:24 pm
Abe elected not to play in the senior game...it was his choice entirely...remember, he's an older player, and he's beat up after four years of defending NJAC centers.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on March 21, 2007, 01:31:58 pm
NJAC SENIOR BASKETBALL STUDENT-ATHLETES TO FACE
SKYLINE CONFERENCE SENIORS ON MARCH 21


BOTH CONTESTS TO TAKE PLACE AT STEVENS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

For the second consecutive season, the women's and men's senior basketball student-athletes in the NJAC will take on their counterparts from the Skyline Conference in the NJAC-Skyline Senior Basketball Games. Both contests will be held at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken on March 21, with the women's game set to tip-off at 6:00 PM, followed by the men's game at 8:00 PM. Admission is free for both contests.

In the inaugural meetings between the two conferences last season at NJCU, the NJAC women topped the Skyline women 68-60, while the NJAC men posted a 159-112 win over their Skyline rivals.
 
This year's women's game will feature three teams that participated in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Skyline Conference champion Mount Saint Mary made its eighth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. NJAC champion Kean advanced to the Elite Eight, while NJAC runner-up William Paterson advanced to the second round. The NJAC and Skyline also sent a total of five teams to the ECAC Metro NY/NJ Championship Tournament. Stevens and Farmingdale State qualified out of the Skyline, while Montclair State, Rutgers-Newark, and Richard Stockton all earned berths out of the NJAC. Fifth-seeded Montclair defeated second-seeded Farmingdale in the championship game, 85-70.

On the men’s side, a total of three teams reached the NCAA Tournament. Making its first-ever appearance in the NCAA's, Stevens won a pair of games before losing to eventual national champion Amherst in the Sweet 16. Skyline champion Manhattanville lost in the first round to eventual Elite Eight qualifier Guilford. NJAC champion Ramapo earned a first round victory before falling to Stevens in the second round. Three Skyline schools (Old Westbury, St. Joseph's-Patchogue, and Farmingdale State), and three NJAC institutions (NJCU, Richard Stockton and Rutgers-Newark) were selected to the ECAC Metro NY/NJ Championship Tournament. Sixth-seeded Richard Stockton advanced to the championship game before falling to top-seeded NYU.

Stevens Athletics will be providing Live Stats for each of the games. The women’s results will appear at www.stevensducks.com/livestats/wbball/xlive.htm.

The men’s game can be found at www.stevensducks.com/livestats/mbball/xlive.htm.

The 2007 season will mark the seventh consecutive year that the NJAC basketball seniors have competed in a Senior Game against the senior student-athletes from an opposing conference.
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Post by: Lefty on March 21, 2007, 08:52:19 pm
NJAC Seniors - 146
Skyline Seniors - 124


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Post by: Knightstalker on May 12, 2007, 07:07:12 pm
Hot off the press,  Larry Schiner  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/News/general/2007/5/12/05-12-07_LARRY_SCHINER_TO_RETIRE_JULY_1.asp?path=general) is retiring.
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Post by: VirginiaSlim22 on May 20, 2007, 04:52:34 pm
What does William Paterson's guard situation look like next year? 
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Post by: phil on May 24, 2007, 02:44:14 pm
http://www.tcnjathletics.com/News/gen/2007/5/24/Interim%20AD.asp?path=gen (http://www.tcnjathletics.com/News/gen/2007/5/24/Interim%20AD.asp?path=gen)

John Castaldo is stepping down as TCNJ's head coach to become the interim Athletic Director this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: heatlee on May 24, 2007, 06:40:19 pm
Is this a one year thing, or will it be permanent?  I know they are only looking for an interim cooach, but if it is permanent who will be the next coach?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on June 23, 2007, 08:49:26 am
From todays  Jersey Journal.  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1182578573201060.xml&coll=3)
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Post by: Knightstalker on July 03, 2007, 07:54:03 am
NJCU's schedule for  07-08  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/schedules.asp?path=mbasket) is up.  Not the toughest out of conference schedule, mostly CUNY and Skyline.  One NAIA team in Voorhees College, I need to find out more about them.  I think Farmingdale and Lyco are the toughest ooc opponents.  They will probably face at least one good team in two tournaments they are in.
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Post by: sixfour on July 03, 2007, 02:53:22 pm
NJCU's schedule for  07-08  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/schedules.asp?path=mbasket) is up.  Not the toughest out of conference schedule, mostly CUNY and Skyline.  One NAIA team in Voorhees College, I need to find out more about them.  I think Farmingdale and Lyco are the toughest ooc opponents.  They will probably face at least one good team in two tournaments they are in.

Manhatanville should be a tough opponent as should john jay, dont know about Briarcliffe or what Cith Tech has coming in next year. St Joseph's of Brooklyn is an intriguiging game also, never seen them play a njac squad. I think Manhatanville will be their toughest OOC game along with Farmingdale and Lycoming as you stated.
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Post by: Knightstalker on July 11, 2007, 06:10:30 pm
I just read the press release from NJCU, former womens basketball coach Alice DeFazio has been the named Athletic Director replacing the retired Larry Schiner.
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Post by: Pat Coleman on July 11, 2007, 09:40:13 pm
Interim athletic director.
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Post by: Knightstalker on July 13, 2007, 12:28:50 pm
Article from todays  Jersey Journal  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1184307398305160.xml&coll=3)about Alice DeFazio.  No relation to Laverne.
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Post by: sixfour on August 03, 2007, 06:10:26 pm
why does it say "position open" when you look at tcnj's profile on d3hoops?? is that a mistake? as far as i knew Coach Castaldo was still in there... ???
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Post by: Ralph Turner on August 03, 2007, 07:37:05 pm
Article from todays  Jersey Journal  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1184307398305160.xml&coll=3)about Alice DeFazio.  No relation to Laverne.
I enjoyed the article about DeFazio.  I noticed the AIAW Final Four in which Montclair State beat the winningest women's collegiate basketball team in America, the Wayland Baptist University Flying Queens (http://www.wbu.edu/c/c01/about.htm#history).
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Post by: Pat Coleman on August 03, 2007, 07:59:11 pm
why does it say "position open" when you look at tcnj's profile on d3hoops?? is that a mistake? as far as i knew Coach Castaldo was still in there... ???

The College of New Jersey Vice President for Student Life Jim Norfleet announced the appointment of John Castaldo as the interim athletic director for the College. Castaldo, TCNJ’s current men’s basketball coach and a 1982 graduate of the College, will assume the interim athletic director position effective June 1. TCNJ will conduct a national search for the permanent athletic director and will select an interim men’s basketball coach for the coming season.

http://www.tcnjathletics.com/bio.asp?staffid=23
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Post by: sixfour on August 04, 2007, 03:27:40 pm
why does it say "position open" when you look at tcnj's profile on d3hoops?? is that a mistake? as far as i knew Coach Castaldo was still in there... ???

The College of New Jersey Vice President for Student Life Jim Norfleet announced the appointment of John Castaldo as the interim athletic director for the College. Castaldo, TCNJ’s current men’s basketball coach and a 1982 graduate of the College, will assume the interim athletic director position effective June 1. TCNJ will conduct a national search for the permanent athletic director and will select an interim men’s basketball coach for the coming season.
ahh thnks, who has been chosen as the replacement?/who is the favorite to earn the job?
http://www.tcnjathletics.com/bio.asp?staffid=23
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Post by: phil on August 10, 2007, 11:46:31 pm
Castlado selected Matt Hunter to lead TCNJ for this season. He's a 2005 graduate of Salisbury.
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Post by: heatlee on August 12, 2007, 02:50:39 pm
Can he be successful at TCNJ with limited coaching experience and will he be outcoached by the more experienced coaches in the league?
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Post by: hopefan on August 20, 2007, 01:37:50 pm
Ramapo's schedule is posted, but includes only 22 games  -  what's missing?    Any help here would be appreciated.
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Post by: Knightstalker on September 11, 2007, 05:49:18 pm
This just in, Charles Brown is  RETIRING.  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/)  This is a sad day for the program and kids but good luck to one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

I love the picture on the front page of Coach, that is such a typical game shot for him.  If the school listens I have a feeling that Chris Brown will be the next coach, but that is just me making a very educated guess.
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Post by: Knightstalker on September 12, 2007, 10:27:13 am
An article from todays  Jersey Journal  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1189576699165740.xml&coll=3) about Coach Brown.

From the  Star Ledger  (http://www.nj.com/sports/ledger/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1189571356318190.xml&coll=1)
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Post by: pabegg on September 21, 2007, 12:14:04 pm
Ramapo's schedule is posted, but includes only 22 games  -  what's missing?    Any help here would be appreciated.

They've added the 3 games in the Cactus Jam tournament, so there's your answer.
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Post by: Knightstalker on October 01, 2007, 12:56:51 pm
I was wrong, actually just had the names confused, Marc Brown has just been named the interim mens basketball coach at NJCU.  I know this is what coach Brown had hoped for.

 Story  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/News/mbasket/2007/10/1/03-23-07_MBASKETBALL_MARC_BROWN_INTERIM_HEAD_COACH.asp?path=mbasket)
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Post by: fpc85 on October 01, 2007, 07:17:00 pm
nice choice
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Post by: Knightstalker on October 02, 2007, 10:35:46 am
A  Marc Brown  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1191304577296110.xml&coll=3) story from todays Journal.
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Post by: unbearable on October 27, 2007, 04:54:59 pm
Rarely do I venture over here from my SUNYAC home, but I'm reading today's Sports Illustrated and they have a 4-page gatefold of the greatest players in basketball history by each inch of height, and then a list of others considered after their first choice.

Lo and behold, I'm working my way down from Manute Bol at 7'7", pondering the choices SI made at every inch, when I get to 5'7" and see Greg Grant as a one of the top ever to play the game for his height.

Trenton State alumni should be proud.  Now I can tell the story of how I saw my alma mater get stopped from returning to the Final Four in 1989 by one of the greatest small men ever to play the game. 

Best of luck to all in the upcoming season. 
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Post by: phil on October 28, 2007, 12:40:29 am
ahhhh, the Potsdam State game. Greg Grant v. Steve Babiarz.

Trenton State won 78-62 and Grant had 38 (and scored 1044 that season).

I was there and had to get in line at 4:00AM to get tickets a day or two earlier. They filled the gym and showed the game on closed circuit in a second gym. Unfortunately, i don't think Trenton State/TCNJ has won a single NCAA tourney game since that 1989 season... but it was one helluva fun year to watch Trenton State!
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Post by: Knightstalker on November 06, 2007, 03:39:02 pm
Roster for  NJCU  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/roster.asp?path=mbasket) is posted.

Two of the assistants; David Fluellen and Darren Watkins are still coaching.  Alex Mirabel joins as a student assistant coach and Jon Greene is now an assistant with the mens team.  Also joining the staff is former NBA player Marques Bragg.  (Ira told me that)  Ira also informed me that Coach Brown will be broadcasting game with him this season.
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Post by: Knightstalker on November 16, 2007, 03:42:35 pm
Listening to the NJCU Curry game on the Green and Gold network.  Ira and the original Coach Brown on the call.
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Post by: Knightstalker on November 16, 2007, 03:51:23 pm
Ira, there is a difference in the volume levels between your mic and coachs mic.  His is hotter than yours on the broadcast.
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Post by: irapthor on November 16, 2007, 10:11:28 pm
Mike,

I just listened to part of the audio to try to cut out some highlights, and you're right...We had some technical difficulties which will be worked out...I thought the "acquisition" of Charles Brown as an analyst will be very beneficial to anyone listening; his knowledge of the game, and of course NJCU, is A++++. It will make this year's broadcasts exciting, because let's be serious...who wants to listen to me by myself for 2 hours  ;)
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Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 17, 2007, 02:41:39 pm
The NJAC went 1-7 yesterday against non-conference foes.  The conference's lone win was Richard Stockton's rout of New York City Tech, 91-62.
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Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 18, 2007, 06:47:53 pm
Rowan won the Marquette Rinso Tournament at Lebanon Valley today. They defeated York, NY 74-63 in the championship game. Yesterday the Profs came up with one of their biggest wins in years when they beat #7-ranked Brockport State, 97-93. Rowan got some votes in the d3hoops.com preseason poll and may very well receive more attention after their win over Brockport State.
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Post by: Truck on November 18, 2007, 11:49:23 pm
Ramapo wins their tip-off tournament, defeating Yeshiva by 13 and St. Joe's Patchogue by 14, 88-74. Tim Wesley dropped 29 in the first game and Omar paced the 'Runners with 18 in the championship match.

I will be in attendance on Tuesday, 7:30 vs. John Jay
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Post by: irapthor on November 20, 2007, 05:06:07 pm
FYI, Dana John of the NJCU men's basketball team will be featured in ESPN The Magazine and on ESPN Television E60 during the month of December...Dates of publication and broadcast will follow.
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Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 20, 2007, 08:56:22 pm
William Paterson 66, New York City Tech 59

The visiting Pioneers came away with a hard-fought win against the surprisingly tough Yellow Jackets. The game was nip and tuck from the beginning with WPU managing to open up a little breathing room down the stretch.

Jason Cameron led WPU with 16 points. Gabriel Paul and Bobby Dunn were next with 10 each. Jamaal Hall was high man for City Tech with 23 points, followed by Omar Mahoney with 18 and Ryan Phillip with 13.

Despite the loss of Luis Martinez, this William Paterson team may actually have a little more talent than they've had in recent years. Joey Spiegel is an all-conference player. Al-Basser Holloway has the talent to be very solid on this level. Gabriel Paul is an athletic freshman. Seve Cousins is a good all-around guard. Jason Cameron is a good outside shooter and Bobby Dunn is a hustler who can hit the outside shot. WPU's major weaknesses are a lack of size and no viable low-post players.
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Post by: Truck on November 21, 2007, 01:37:34 am
Sloppy and lackluster game at The Bill on Tuesday night.

Ramapo lost to John Jay, 80-75 in front of an announced crowd of 100. It really makes me sad that RCNJ has an awesome facility, a great men's basketball team with an outstanding coach, and nobody shows up.

Anyway, if the team continues to play like they did today, they won't be winning over many fans.

Ramapo started out very slow. Frankly, it was a pathetic start. 4 points in 5 minutes to begin the game. Pathetic first half really. RCNJ was down at 11 at one point. Plenty of turnovers, 25 for the game.

JJ was up 35-30 at the half.

Ramapo came out with energy and passion to start the second half. Completely different attitude from the team to begin the second.

However, this lasted until perhaps the 12 minute mark. Then, the pace began to slow down. RCNJ did not maintain the momentum that they came out in the second half. It was a fairly boring game, not the typical RCNJ fast-paced basketball I am accustomed to.

While the teams in years past would make a living of knocking down 3s, taking at least 10 each half. Yesterday, RCNJ hit 1/8 in the first half and 3/8 in the second.

And free throws..... oh boy. No doubt Chuck will work the guys in practice on this. 44% from the line for the game is not going to win ballgames. It was ridiculous to say the least. Desmond Sanders missing two key FT with 2 minutes left and down 5 pts. is just one example of missed opportunities.

Next up is Scranton, a better quality opponent than JJ. If RCNJ plans on playing the same way as they did today, they are going to be in for a long night. Sleepwalking through the first half is not the way to win ballgames.


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Post by: Truck on November 21, 2007, 12:28:08 pm
Folks, one of our former Ramapo players, Amin Wright, is playing professionally in Germany for a team called "USC Freiburg".

He is leading the team in steals and assists and is, with these numbers, leading the entire league in steals. This defensive effort is nothing new, as Amin finished the 2004-05 season ranked #2 in D3 Hoops in steals and was named the Defensive Player of the Year in the NJAC for 2 consecutive years (04-05 and 03-04).

The link for the team for those interested is:

http://www.usc-freiburg-baskets.de/ (http://www.usc-freiburg-baskets.de/)


It's in German, but hopefully you can take a look at the pictures and see that Amin is having fun doing what he does best on the professional level. We all wish him the best over there.

Alles Gute Amin!
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Post by: Pat Coleman on November 21, 2007, 06:31:20 pm
Truck -- does attendance get better later in the season? Around here the traffic is pretty light in November and December, too.
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Post by: Truck on November 21, 2007, 09:30:44 pm
Truck -- does attendance get better later in the season? Around here the traffic is pretty light in November and December, too.


Sadly no, Pat. For regular season games, they will get around 200 or 250 souls in The Bill. Once in a while, perhaps against WPU or NJCU, they might get 500 as announced attendance.

The most I have ever seen is during the playoffs, particularly the 04-05 run, the first year they opened The Bill. They would pack it to capacity with 1300-1400 students. In the old gym, they would also get a full house during the playoffs, particularly during the 02-03 year where I vividly remember the crazy atmosphere during that double OT Montclair State game and the opening round of the NCAA tournament.

The attendance in last season's playoffs (meaning the NCAA run in March 2007), while still a lot more than during the playoffs, was far from a sellout.

The students obviously care, they have that Ramapo Rowdies program which sends out e-mails to students (although I haven't gotten any this year) and provided fan buses during the NJAC playoffs. I went to a game on the road against WPU last season and so many Ramapo students showed up for this regular season match-up cheering on the visitors.

So during the regular season, the attendance is pretty bad overall, here at The Bill and in years past at the old facility. The cheerleaders used to give away rally towels after every Roadrunner 3 pt. shot. This didn't seem to entice any students to come to games though. Perhaps they could try free food or something  ;D

Maybe they could place me in charge of sports marketing? haha

I'll still be showing up, regardless, just to see the product on the court. Such a successful program should be enough to get rowdy youngsters to games. What else is there to do in Mahwah anyway?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 22, 2007, 11:14:23 am
This seems to be the problem at all the NJAC schools.  NJCU has similar crowds maybe even a little smaller at games.  It appears that there is a larger student presence at Wednesday games than Saturday, at Saturday games there is a larger number of older fans.  Weekends in the NJAC don't generally draw big crowds.  Most of the students are only an hour or two away from home and go home most weekends.

Happy Thanksgiving to all, eat too much, drink too much and go ahead and open the waist of your pants and have more pie.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 25, 2007, 01:10:38 am
Ramapo suffered their second consecutive loss at the hands of Scranton on Saturday evening. The final was 70-67.

For the second straight game, Ramapo did not start the game looking like the team that was picked to finish first in the North Division. The team looked lethargic. I think they missed about 3 layups and shots that should have went down. The team shot 40% from the field and 2/9 from 3 Point range in the first stanza. The teams went into the half with Scranton up 33-30.

In the second half, Ramapo's play drastically improved. In the first part of the second half, Scranton outplayed the hosts, running up a double digit lead at one point. However, with about 10 minutes left, Ramapo really began to play with energy and effort. I was really proud at the way they battled back from this deficit to take a one point lead 64-63 with about 2 minutes left.

They didn't give up, but rather played excellent stifling defense to create turnovers and claw their way back into the game.

However, what confused me was Ramapo's unwillingness to foul Scranton as time was running out. Scranton got the ball off of a turnover with about 30 seconds left. Ramapo let the clock run down to 17 seconds before fouling. At this stage, with the shot-clock off and a one point deficit, the only option is to foul the player if a steal cannot be made.

The Scranton player that was fouled on 3 different occasions got the job done for his team, sinking 5/6 free throws. His only miss ensured that Ramapo had the final chance to tie the game, but with 0 timeouts remaining, the last second heave from 3/4 of the court fell way short.

Interesting to note:

Ramapo shot 56% from the field in the second half, but only 40% in the first. For the second game, the play in the first half has been rather lethargic and boring. A basketball game consists of two twenty minute halves, not 10 minutes in the second half.

Tim Wesley had 20 pts for Ramapo, mostly from layups and easy baskets. Omar took over in the second half, finishing with 14 for the game and dominating on the blocks. He was calling for the ball and with his ability and size, the defender's are hard pressed to find an answer for him.

The attendance was much better today, in terms of filling up the gym, but........ The Bill was filled mostly with Scranton fans who made the trip. I would say it was about a 50-50 split with Scranton/Ramapo fans and I was surrounded by these folks.

Nice to see Rob Anderson and John Wojcik at the game. Rob was really animated, urging the team on. I still remember that time he broke the backboard in the Midnight Madness when he was a player.

Anyway, Ramapo's next challenge will be on Tuesday against NYC Tech.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 27, 2007, 12:44:55 am
Montclair requiring GPS cell phones. (http://wcbstv.com/technology/cell.phone.montclair.2.595976.html)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 27, 2007, 12:55:55 am
"What it does is allow students to have an extra pair or group of people watching over them when they're going from one location to another," Montclair Police Department Chief Paul Cell said.




And how old are these people we are talking about? 18-22 years old? This is an absurd invasion of privacy. These are adults, preparing for the "real world".

What is this big brother watching over you nonsense... And to make it mandatory where the students have to pay to have a nanny follow them around? Just absurd but maybe I'm out in left field on this.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on November 27, 2007, 10:22:06 am
Uhhhh, Truck... as a father of two daughters all one need do is Google "campus murder" to find hundreds of reasons why it's a good idea. Having seen you on the court, I have no doubt that you would be able to handle yourself in a difficult situation. That's not necessarily the case with some kids who are 18 and out on their own the first time in their lives. While I'd be the first to say life is a journey where one must live by the decisions they make, as a parent I wouldn't mind a little extra peace of mind.

Now, if someone were savy enough at MSU, they'd launch a PR campaign and secure some corporate and private funding to make these phones free. But that would be asking a bit much from the higher-ups at MSU. Their legacy will be that monolithic parking garage which towers over the football field.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on November 27, 2007, 03:47:11 pm
Phil,

I just don't see how a GPS system will help prevent a murder, rape, etc. How would this work? The article says that there is "student activated emergency GPS tracking." Would there be a button one can press to summon help?

Or does a phone call have to be made and then the campus police would be able to track the caller's location using the GPS? 

I just don't see how this can prevent a crime, unless one is able to physically get away from an attacker and make the call to public safety. In that case, it would still take several moments for officers to respond. I guess this is like a portable "blue light" system for students to carry. However, I doubt the effectiveness of it and I question the privacy implications of having students tracked via GPS.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 29, 2007, 10:31:42 am
Caught the NJCU Farmingdale game last night.  The Knights looked decent and should improve.  A couple of freshmen, Derrick Miller and Tom McDermott are getting a lot of playing time and both look pretty good.  Miller has a nice shot and McDermott looks to be a good rebounder and defender.  Dana John broke the schools 3 point record last night and should go over 1000 points for his career before the semester ends.

Farmingdale has a pretty good team it appears.  Santana is the real deal, he does shoot his free throws from the middle of the circle.  Lipka and Shannon are both good players and all three are good shooters.  They have good depth and as the season progresses should play some good defense.  They used the press but they need to improve it if they expect to be effective later in the season.  I think the Rams should contend for the Skyline title.  They have done a very good job of building a competitive program and are getting players from good HS programs.

There was a crew there from ESPN filming some of the game for a piece they are doing on Dana John which I believe airs on December 11.  This is what a reliable source told me.

I was also told that Kevin Tucker should be back next semester.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on November 29, 2007, 07:52:01 pm
It was good seeing you at the game last night Knightstalker. 

In my opinion NJCU looked a lot better last night then they did against Curry a couple of weeks ago.  I agree with you about Miller.....he has a real nice touch from the outside and should really help this team.  The Gothic Knights are a small team this year but they sure can run the floor.  They will create match-up issues for bigger teams that don't run.

I am glad to see another hoops season has started and can't wait to see how the NJAC shakes out this year.       
Title: NJAC Talk
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 02, 2007, 12:49:14 pm
I watched the Richard Stockton @ Baruch game yesterday, which the Ospreys won 67-65. This game was close the entire way and could have gone either way.

Stockton is led by Jon Greene, Jerome Hubbard and Fran Kelly. Greene has a good low post game and he can rebound. Hubbard can hit NBA threes and Kelly is also a solid three-point threat.

Stockton's main weakness is a lack of size. The Ospreys also have less talent then they've had in the past and aren't particularly deep.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on December 07, 2007, 09:21:59 am
MSU Red Hawks Fans:

I see freshman James Williams is getting alot of playing time for the Red Hawks.  I saw him play a few times in high school and he's a good solid player, and a great young man.  His mother was a neighbor of mine growing up, and his parents have done a wonderful job in raising him.

Good luck this season Red Hawks.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 07, 2007, 01:02:28 pm
Today let us remember our Soldiers and Sailors who lost their lives at Pearl Harbor and those who survived the attack in our prayers and thoughts.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 09, 2007, 05:49:22 pm
Congrats to Ahmad Hassan who garners Rookie of the Week honors for his stellar play for the Roadrunners.

Against Salisbury, kid shot 8-10 from the field (2-2 from 3) for 22 pts.

Good to see Ramapo run off wins against NYC Tech, Salisbury and Rutgers Camden, scoring 91, 91 and 87 points in those victories.

To me, the point production is really what was lacking from the 2 games I went to - against John Jay and Scranton.

I vividly remember the teams of years past when Ramapo would lead the NJAC with about 85 points per contest. They would run the opponents out of the gym.

And in the two losses that I witnessed, the offense did not click - scoring 75 one game and 67 in the other. Good to see Ramapo playing better offensively. I am optimistic this will continue.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 12, 2007, 10:40:16 pm
Just got back from the NJCU John Jay game.  NJCU pulled the game out in the end.  John Jay is a scrappy team that did not let up and played hard the entire game.  I would like to see how Hakeen Assad plays with two good legs, he had a very heavy wrap on his left knee (I believe it was the left) but still had a great game.

NJCU was still a little sloppy but better than against Farmingdale, Mark Brown is playing a more up tempo style than his father, and the players are adjusting to it.  DJ took over the game at the end and was the difference.

The NJCU student fans are wearing green and yellow wigs and cami t-shirts that say Knight Stalkers. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 13, 2007, 11:40:09 am
DJ got 1000 against St Joes, I missed that game, just followed it on live stats.  Go to www.njcugothicknights.com and Ira has a story posted for the game, or you can probably link to the story from the scoreboard page here.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: CityD3 on December 14, 2007, 02:55:31 am
john is a great story but he is NJCU's whole team. They gotta get more production form somebody else. After a close call with small college St. Joe's (a freshman scored 32 on them), they were losing  to john jay after the first half this week. It may a long season knight,  especially once conference play starts.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 14, 2007, 08:23:33 am
The Knights already took out Rowan who is one of the favorites this season.  I did not see the Rowan game but a couple of reliable people said they played their best game against them.  The Knights also played down to their competition the last few years.  Hopefully that will change.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on December 14, 2007, 02:24:15 pm
For those who missed the Dana John ESPN Television feature, here is the direct link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/broadband/video/videopage?&brand=null&videoId=3153469&n8pe6c=2
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 14, 2007, 05:30:06 pm
john is a great story but he is NJCU's whole team. They gotta get more production form somebody else. After a close call with small college St. Joe's (a freshman scored 32 on them), they were losing  to john jay after the first half this week. It may a long season knight,  especially once conference play starts.

Kevin Tucker will be back next semester and there will be a couple other additions to the roster after the break.  Tuck alone will take a lot of the load of DJ.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 18, 2007, 12:07:05 am
Caught the NJCU Lyco game tonight.  Good game, NJCU wins but let Lyco get back into the game towards the end.  The Knights did a good job at the line at the end of the game when lyco had to foul.  NJCU is starting to look better, they had good ball movement tonight, played good defense, the press was very effective.  I only caught the second half, but NJCU had the lead and did not give it up.

Lyco has a decent starting five, a couple of good shooters, number 1 and 12 started and were dangerous from outside.  Number 30 came in off the bench and has a real nice shot.  Number 12 is also kind of sneaky, he just seemed to come out of no where a couple of times and make a play.  Lyco does not do a good job against the press, and tried a half-hearted press a couple of times.  They are not bad in their zone d.  They also had good ball movement when they could get into their half court offense, very patient, worked for the shot, and followed up nicely.  NJCU was able to run them into the ground some.  From what I saw Lyco should do fairly well against half court teams but will struggle if you make them run and press them on D.  William Paterson and Ramapo could drive them nuts.

Good game, fun to watch and a nice win for NJCU going into the break,.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 18, 2007, 07:59:13 pm
Looks like a really good tournament in Montclair next week.
Fri., December 28  STEVE ADUBATO ONE-ON-ONE CLASSIC
Keene State vs. Calvin
MSU vs. Salem State   
5:00 pm
7:00 pm 
Sat., December 29  STEVE ADUBATO ONE-ON-ONE CLASSIC
Consolation Game
Championship Game   
1:00 pm
3:00 pm 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 19, 2007, 02:42:38 pm
Looks like a really good tournament in Montclair next week.
Fri., December 28  STEVE ADUBATO ONE-ON-ONE CLASSIC
Keene State vs. Calvin
MSU vs. Salem State  
5:00 pm
7:00 pm 
Sat., December 29  STEVE ADUBATO ONE-ON-ONE CLASSIC
Consolation Game
Championship Game   
1:00 pm
3:00 pm 

It's a nice opportunity for people in the NY/NJ metro area to see three teams that don't come around here very often. Calvin is ranked #24, Keene State is #32 and Salem State is 7-1.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 21, 2007, 10:35:20 am
Former NJCU player and current assistant mens coach Jon Greene has been elected the NJCU Athletics Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 21, 2007, 12:41:10 pm
NJCU will be adding a  Point Guard  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/roster.asp?playerid=965&sport=18) to the roster starting with the CNU tournament.  Pat Devaney from St. Augustines highs school and a transfer from Hudson County College.

This kid was good in HS, should be a good addition to NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 21, 2007, 03:51:17 pm
Former NJCU player and current assistant mens coach Jon Greene has been elected the NJCU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Jon Greene. I saw him play a fair number of times. Very good defender and rebounder. He also could score in the paint.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 27, 2007, 10:11:57 am
Here is the  Jersey Journal Story  (http://www.nj.com/sports/jjournal/index.ssf?/base/sports-0/1198739572167351.xml&coll=3) regarding the NJCU Athletic Hall of Fame inductions.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: atn alum on December 27, 2007, 08:17:52 pm
Hi

Just letting you know that we'll be broadcasting Montclair State's Tournament on Friday/Saturday (Keene/Calvin, Montclair/Salem). Should be good games. Tune in if you can't make it.

Link will be posted on front page or http://www.d3hoops.com/audio (http://www.d3hoops.com/audio)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on December 28, 2007, 12:30:14 am
RETIRED NJCU MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH CHARLES BROWN, INTERIM HEAD COACH MARC BROWN TO BE FEATURED ON DECEMER 28 BY THE MSG NETWORK

JERSEY CITY, NJ…Former New Jersey City University men’s basketball coach CHARLES BROWN, who retired in September after 25 years and 483 wins at NJCU, and interim head coach MARC BROWN, who has guided the Gothic Knights to a 7-3 record in his first 10 games at the helm of the program, will both be featured on the MSG Network on Friday, December 27 at 6 p.m.

The feature, conducted by Jimmy Cavallo, will air as part of “Aeropostale College Basketball Weekly.”

The show will air live from 6-6:30 p.m. and will precede the opening game of the Aeropostale Holiday Festival between Hofstra University and Virginia Tech. It will mark the fourth time since September 2006 that NJCU athletics has been featured on the network.
   
Also interviewed as part of the feature were former men’s basketball standout Jeffrey Jordan, `91, who currently is the founder of The GoodWorx Foundation, and assistant coach Jonathan Greene, `01, who will be inducted into the NJCU Athletics Hall of Fame in February.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on December 30, 2007, 04:45:16 pm
Yesterday I watched Montclair State beat Calvin 72-69. The Red Hawks looked better than I thought they would and managed to come away with the upset victory on their home court.

Three players looked good for MSU: Ken Dudley, James Williams and Carlos Pena. Dudley is a 6-1 sophomore guard who is athletic, and can score and defend. Williams is a 6-1 freshman guard who is also athletic and is a versatile scorer with good shooting range. Pena is a 6-3 junior forward who can run the court and rebound.

I was definitely expecting more from Calvin. This team was ranked #24 coming into the MSU tournament and they ended up losing both of their games. The Knights are a bit slow and decidedly unathletic. In addition, their big men did not post up well and were not a factor offensively in the paint. In short, I was expecting Calvin to be more athletic and more skilled than they were.

On the upside, Dustin Smith played very well for Calvin. The 5-9 shooting guard showed excellent range with a nice, quick release. Caleb Veldhouse, the team's leading scorer, put in a pretty good performance as well. Veldhouse is a good shooter with decent one-on-one moves although he was a bit slow compared to MSU's guards.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 01, 2008, 02:15:36 pm
Totals through 12/31

NJAC vs.

CUNYAC....17-3
Skyline....3-1
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 05, 2008, 11:24:23 am
Here are more complete stats regarding the NJAC (totals through 1/4):

Overall non-conference record: 51-41
Overall non-conference record (excluding CUNYAC and Skyline): 31-37
Overall vs. above .500 teams (excluding CUNYAC and Skyline) : 4-23

Individual breakdown vs. above .500 teams (excluding CUNYAC and Skyline):

Kean....0-4
MSU....0-1
NJCU....0-1
Ramapo....0-3
Rowan....3-0
R-Camden....0-5
R-Newark....0-2
Stockton....0-2
TCNJ....1-2
W. Paterson....0-3

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 05, 2008, 11:38:19 am
NJCU gets a nice test this afternoon at the Captains Shootout at CNU.  They play Hampden-sydney in the championship game.
Title: Anybody Going to TCNJ@WP On 1/19 or TCNJ@Ramapo On 2/9?
Post by: guyman on January 07, 2008, 11:28:59 am
Would enjoy meeting up.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 07, 2008, 08:19:07 pm
NJCU'S DANA JOHN FEATURED IN COLLEGE HOOPS ILLUSTRATED



JERSEY CITY, NJ...New Jersey City University junior All-America guard DANA JOHN (Hillside, NJ/Pocono Mountain East (Pa.)) is featured in the latest issue of College Hoops Illustrated in a two-page article entitled "CHI Q&A, Dana John." The article, in an interview style format and written by Josh M. Shreckengost, marks the third time in a month John has received major national media attention. To view the article, click here.

 

http://www.njcugothicknights.com/Pdfs/mbasket/2008/1/7/2007-08%20Dana%20John%20in%20College%20Hoops%20Illustrated.pdf
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on January 12, 2008, 03:14:06 pm
According to the NJCU webcast that is currently doing the NJCU @ Kean game.....Dana John is not playing today due to a broken bone in his face.  John was elbowed in the face during the Ramapo game this past Wednesday night.  Ira Thor (NJCU SID) is webcasting the game and says they are hopeful John will return to action next week but is being held out today for precautionary reasons.

For anyone interested to listening to today's game here is the link http://www.njcugothicknights.com/
 (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Lefty on January 23, 2008, 07:44:29 pm
Tonights men's basketball game between Montclair St @ New Jersey City will have live stats provided by NJCU.  Here is the link for anyone that is interested.  http://livestats.internetconsult.com/njcu/mbball/ (http://livestats.internetconsult.com/njcu/mbball/)

Game starts at 8:00 pm.



Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 23, 2008, 10:07:37 pm
I just got home a few minutes ago from the MSU NJCU game in Jersey City.  (That five minute walk is a killer) I got there at halftime and NJCU was up by 10, they opened up a 20 point lead in the second half and for the last ten minutes the second and third string played most of the minutes.

MSU is very young, 12 of their 19 players listed on the program roster are either first or second year players.  They were very aggressive on defense, pressed a lot and got a lot of turnovers, they had a hard time capitalizing on them.  If they keep these young guys together they will be pretty good in a couple years or next year.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 29, 2008, 10:32:01 am
Well Stockton really spanked the Knights on Saturday.  Right now WPU and Stockton are really looking good.  There are a lot of conference games left.  I am not sure about WPU yet, they looked good against NJCU recently at WPU but quite often NJCU has a hard time there.  NJCU does not play again until Saturday, hopefully that will be enough time for DJ's ankle to get better.

Anyone else?  What is going on with Ramapo, they are only .500 right now.  TCNJ is on Saturday, anyone see them play yet this season?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 29, 2008, 11:19:50 pm
You're right, WPU and Stockton are playing very well now. WPU is undefeated in conference play and Stockton is not only winning, they're crushing opponents. NJCU has the third best record in the NJAC, but the Knights have lost to both teams. Ramapo has been a big disappointment and to a lesser extent Rowan.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 02, 2008, 10:42:15 pm
I witnessed maybe the ugliest basketball game in my life tonight.  NJCU lost another "Homecoming" basketball game.  This time TCNJ came in and showed up the Knights on their home floor.  The Lions just flat out-hustled the knights for loose balls and rebounds.  The Lions are not good, but play hard.  The knights were just awful tonight.  They got the lead near the end but could not hold on.  For one 10 minute span of game time (it felt like about an hour) neither team scored in the second half.  It was the worst display of basketball for those ten minutes, just completly awful. 

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 02, 2008, 10:57:01 pm
William Paterson and Richard Stockton both won today. The Pioneers won their eighth straight with a 68-50 win over Rowan, while the Ospreys won their sixth in a row with an 86-68 victory over Rutgers-Newark.

WPU has a three-game lead over NJCU and MSU in the North Division. Stockton holds a four game lead over Rowan in the South.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 07, 2008, 10:24:18 am
Saw the Ramapo NJCU game last night in Jersey City.  Again the Knights stunk up the place.  They just are not playing well right now.  I also noticed that Ramapo is in the same boat, they have a lot of talent but something is not quite in sync.  It almost seems that both teams lack an emotional leader on the court, someone to get into everyones faces and get them back into the game and focused.  The big difference to me was Ramapos inside presence.  With Alston and Drummond and even Jenkins they have excellent size, NJCU did not have anyone who could bang with them.  I thought this would be a problem this season and it is.  That being said I think that NJCU should have made Ramapo run some more.  If they can play half court then Alston and Drummond are going to eat up the middle, if you get them running you wear them out.

Both teams have just as much if not more talent that WPU or Stockton but neither are playing hungry or together. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 07, 2008, 04:56:27 pm
NBA ref Bob Delaney was interviewed by Page 2 and they mention the fact he played for NJCU back when it was JCSC before he became a NJ state trooper and went undercover investigating the mob.
 Delaney  (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=alipour/080207&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 07, 2008, 10:31:43 pm
Programming note...

D3hoopsNet will broadcast the Saturday afternoon men's basketball game between the Richard Stockton Ospreys and the William Paterson Pioneers live from the William Paterson Rec Center in Wayne, NJ at 1:00 pm.

Alumni, boosters, parents, and message board aficionados will be able to listen to the game over the Internet at the following link:

http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/

Pregame coverage begins at 12:50 pm.  D3hoopsNet broadcasts require Windows Media Player 9.0 to listen.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 08, 2008, 03:28:10 am
NBA ref Bob Delaney was interviewed by Page 2 and they mention the fact he played for NJCU back when it was JCSC before he became a NJ state trooper and went undercover investigating the mob.
 Delaney  (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=alipour/080207&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab2pos1)

Bob is a 2006 NJCU Hall of Famer. His new book hits bookstores in the coming week.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 08, 2008, 08:20:43 am
Programming note...

D3hoopsNet will broadcast the Saturday afternoon men's basketball game between the Richard Stockton Ospreys and the William Paterson Pioneers live from the William Paterson Rec Center in Wayne, NJ at 1:00 pm.

Alumni, boosters, parents, and message board aficionados will be able to listen to the game over the Internet at the following link:

http://www.d3hoops.com/audio/

Pregame coverage begins at 12:50 pm.  D3hoopsNet broadcasts require Windows Media Player 9.0 to listen.

One of the best offenses against one of the best defenses in D3, something has to give.  Should be a great game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2008, 10:09:20 am
What is going on in the NJAC this season?  On Wednesday night Stockton loses to RU Camden and NJCU loses to RU Newark.  William Paterson loses to Montclair.  The NJAC is competitive among themselves but is down this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on February 16, 2008, 01:53:52 am
Ramapo is a huge dissapointment this year at 12-10 overall and 6-4 in the NJAC. The biggest difference that I see is the lack of point production from previous years.

I noted that in a post back in November. While RCNJ is ranked #39 in scoring offense, the numbers are significantly down from years past, such as 2003-04 when they averaged 85 a game.

In 2002-03, they averaged 87.8 in NJAC play.

2004-05.... 86 a game

2005-06..... 82

2006-07..... 77, 76 in conference play

This year? In second place but putting up only 73 a game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 21, 2008, 01:56:03 am
NJCU loses to Montclair tonight.  That eliminates them from the NJAC tournament.  I think they are in danger of not making the ECAC's this season.  If that happens it would be the first time in 26 years NJCU/JCSC does not play in the post season.  They really faded down the stretch.  They need someone to help take the load off DJ next season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2008, 01:56:57 am
Before you start talking about Ramapo being such a huge dissappointment keep in mind that the who conference is down this year.   No team has established themselves as a dominant team, and the NJAC tournament is wide open at this point.

Two weeks ago it looked as if WPU was going to run away with the NJAC North.  However they have faded down the stretch while Ramapo is on a roll.   After losing a bad game to WPU on 1/23, Ramapo is 10-2 and has only lost to Montclair on 1/30 and York on 2/13.  They are undefeated in the NJAC in February

WPU on the other had is only 5-3 since beating Ramapo and 3-3 in the month of February.   Ramapo is undefeated against the NJAC South and if they can stay within themselves and play their game, Ramapo should be in the NJAC final on Saturday.

We need a BIG crowd at 'The Bill' on Tuesday....

Let the fun begin...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2008, 08:14:25 am
But all roads will most likely have to go through Stockton.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 27, 2008, 08:53:23 am
NJAC Tournament

Ramapo 60, Kean 59
MSU 83, Rowan 72

Semifinals:
Ramapo @ Stockton
MSU @ WPU
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2008, 09:58:04 am
NJAC Tournament

Ramapo 60, Kean 59
MSU 83, Rowan 72

Semifinals:
Ramapo @ Stockton
MSU @ WPU

I am surprised by MSU, the one time I saw them, they were not that good.  Very disorganized and no continuity.  This looks to be a couple of good games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on February 27, 2008, 12:49:43 pm
I saw MSU play once and they looked pretty good in beating Calvin, 72-69.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2008, 12:54:49 pm
Rhodes, I saw them 3 weeks after that, and from what I saw I wondered how they beat Calvin.  I give Coach Teddy a lot of credit, he obviously got the team on the same page and they are playing well now.  I was truly surprised by the team the showed up at NJCU in Jan.  They did not have good fundamentals that day at all and Teddys teams are usually fundamentally sound.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2008, 12:56:56 pm
I just got home a few minutes ago from the MSU NJCU game in Jersey City.  (That five minute walk is a killer) I got there at halftime and NJCU was up by 10, they opened up a 20 point lead in the second half and for the last ten minutes the second and third string played most of the minutes.

MSU is very young, 12 of their 19 players listed on the program roster are either first or second year players.  They were very aggressive on defense, pressed a lot and got a lot of turnovers, they had a hard time capitalizing on them.  If they keep these young guys together they will be pretty good in a couple years or next year.



This was my observation of MSU from January, it looks like they are building a strong team and if they keep the young kids they will definitely be strong for a few years.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 02, 2008, 10:00:58 am
NJAC Championship Game

Richard Stockton 67, William Paterson 66

Stockton wins the conference tournament with a nailbiter over WPU. It was the second consecutive one-point win for the Ospreys, who squeeked by Ramapo 60-59 in the semifinals on Thursday. With the win, Stockton receives a Pool A bid to the NCAA tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 03, 2008, 08:39:13 pm
NJCU will play York on Wednesday in the first round of the  ECAC tournament.  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/News/mbasket/2008/3/3/03-03-08_MBASKETBALL_ECAC_TOURNAMENT_ANNOUNCEMENT.asp?path=mbasket)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 04, 2008, 09:27:08 am
Here's some info on Stockton's NCAA tournament opponent, Immaculata:

Region: Mid-Atlantic
Location: Immaculata, PA
Conference: Pennsylvannia Athletic Conference (PnAC)
Record: 18-9 (overall), 11-5 (in conference)
Longest winning streak: six games
Longest losing streak: four games
Best wins: Ursinus, Hamilton, Alvernia
Worst losses: Cabrini, Eastern
Common opponents: Widener and Rowan. Immaculata lost to Widener, 90-76, while Stockton lost 69-67. Immaculata lost to Rowan, 85-79. Stockton split with the Profs, winning 86-58, and losing 75-70.

Immaculata finished in a tie for second place in the PnAC. They won the conference tournament by beating Gwynedd-Mercy, 85-68. They received a Pool A bid to the NCAA tournament.
Title: Richard Stockton Basketball
Post by: Thecong123 on March 09, 2008, 03:50:13 pm
Kudos to the Richard Stockton Osprey who proved the experts wrong and emerged this weekend to move on to The Sweet 16. great job by both the players and the coaching staff. Good luck next Friday!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 10, 2008, 11:48:36 am
Good luck to the Ospreys' in Plattsburgh.  What the He!! is an Osprey?   ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 11, 2008, 11:56:58 am
An Opsrey is an endangered bird.... Here are a few links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey)

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Osprey.html (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Osprey.html)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 11, 2008, 12:26:28 pm
An Opsrey is an endangered bird.... Here are a few links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey)

http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Osprey.html (http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Osprey.html)

I know what an Osprey is, hence the smiley face.  Mostly it is fun to shout that out at Stockton and see the confused looks on peoples faces.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 11, 2008, 01:14:39 pm
Yes it is.... ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Thecong123 on March 11, 2008, 04:53:38 pm
The Stockton fans are never confused my friend. We know for a fact we have the best coaching staff in the NJAC, which means we will always be in the upper echelon of the league. For 20 plus years Gerry Mathews has been the standard all NJAC coaches should follow.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 11, 2008, 05:04:19 pm
Lighten up Francis we are just having a little fun, and I have asked Stockton students what an Osprey was and got a I dunno look, of course I would probably get that look from half the students in the NJAC.  As for Coach Matthews being the standard all NJAC coaches should follow, maybe now, but he still has 80+ wins before he is the standard all coaches should follow.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 11, 2008, 05:43:41 pm
The Stockton fans are never confused my friend. We know for a fact we have the best coaching staff in the NJAC, which means we will always be in the upper echelon of the league. For 20 plus years Gerry Mathews has been the standard all NJAC coaches should follow.

Welcome to the board. Wish we had more participation from Stockton all around.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 11, 2008, 10:16:08 pm
Matthews is a good coach and a very entertaining fellow to boot.

The post by Thecong123 a few days ago may very well have been the first post ever by a Stockton supporter.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: walzy31 on March 11, 2008, 10:27:36 pm
I came to the NJAC forum to post my lines for the weekend, but after reading a few pages (which covered a couple weeks!) I decided it would be pointless.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 11, 2008, 11:02:16 pm
I know we're not worthy but I beg of you, please reconsider your decision. Be it out of noblesse oblige or an act of mercy, perhaps you'll see fit to bless us with your unmatched insight before we all go mad!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 12, 2008, 08:21:07 am
I know we're not worthy but I beg of you, please reconsider your decision. Be it out of noblesse oblige or an act of mercy, perhaps you'll see fit to bless us with your unmatched insight before we all go mad!

+K, BOL Rhodes.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 12, 2008, 10:46:55 am
I merged that stray Richard Stockton post back into this topic.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 12, 2008, 10:56:22 am
Matthews is a good coach and a very entertaining fellow to boot.

The post by Thecong123 a few days ago may very well have been the first post ever by a Stockton supporter.

Never underestimate the white shoes and belt. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 12, 2008, 01:46:20 pm
You may have already done this, but in case you haven't, I encourage you all to register to win the Salem prize package.

http://www.d3hoops.com/salemgiveaway/


• Hotel accommodations for Thursday, Friday and Saturday in one of the Roanoke Valley’s fine hotels, convenient to Roanoke Regional Airport and Valley View Mall, the largest shopping destination in Southwest Virginia.

• Two tickets to the Friday and Saturday sessions at the Salem Civic Center.

• Two tickets to the Thursday evening team banquet, including talks by all four coaches, a player from each team, the introduction of the starting lineup and the ever-popular highlight video.

• Two VIP hospitality passes, giving you sideline access before the game and access to the hospitality tent.

• $400 toward your travel cost to get you to and around the Roanoke Valley.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Thecong123 on March 13, 2008, 10:17:10 am
Hello Knightalker,

I am lightened up, no problems at all, all in fun!
As for your comment about 80 wins, that was last year, more like 60 now!!! I do admire Coach Brown, but in my opinion Gerry has had less talent to work with year on year than most coaches in the league, and he still finds a way to win over 18 games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: walzy31 on March 13, 2008, 01:19:54 pm
I know we're not worthy but I beg of you, please reconsider your decision. Be it out of noblesse oblige or an act of mercy, perhaps you'll see fit to bless us with your unmatched insight before we all go mad!
Rule in life: If Shakespeare begs of you to do something, you do it.

Amherst -8.5 Vs. Richard Stockton @ Plattsburgh
Brandeis - 12.5 @ Plattsburgh
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 13, 2008, 10:59:30 pm

Amherst -8.5 Vs. Richard Stockton @ Plattsburgh
Brandeis - 12.5 @ Plattsburgh

O Lord my God, I called to you for help
and you healed me.
O Lord, you brought me up from the grave;
you spared me from going down into the pit.

Psalm 30:2-3 (New International Version)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 14, 2008, 03:14:52 am
Where did the point spreads come from?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 14, 2008, 12:02:50 pm
Walzy31 makes up the spreads and he posted them here.

Personally, I think the Amherst line is a bit low and the Brandeis line is too high.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 14, 2008, 12:20:32 pm
Walzy31 makes up the spreads and he posted them here.

Personally, I think the Amherst line is a bit low and the Brandeis line is too high.

Oh ye of little faith.   :D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 14, 2008, 06:08:13 pm
A faith that can move mountains is one thing. A faith that can overcome Amherst's huge height advantage is another.  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: walzy31 on March 14, 2008, 07:09:40 pm
Where did the point spreads come from?

Walzy31 makes up the spreads and he posted them here.

Personally, I think the Amherst line is a bit low and the Brandeis line is too high.

Rule in life: If Shakespeare begs of you to do something, you do it.

Amherst -8.5 Vs. Richard Stockton @ Plattsburgh
Brandeis - 12.5 @ Plattsburgh

Amherst 85
Richard Stockton 77
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 15, 2008, 09:31:12 am
Where did the point spreads come from?

Walzy31 makes up the spreads and he posted them here.

Personally, I think the Amherst line is a bit low and the Brandeis line is too high.

Rule in life: If Shakespeare begs of you to do something, you do it.

Amherst -8.5 Vs. Richard Stockton @ Plattsburgh
Brandeis - 12.5 @ Plattsburgh

Amherst 85
Richard Stockton 77

I learned a long time ago not to bet on sporting events. Now you know why.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 15, 2008, 09:41:43 am
Where did the point spreads come from?

Walzy31 makes up the spreads and he posted them here.

Personally, I think the Amherst line is a bit low and the Brandeis line is too high.

Rule in life: If Shakespeare begs of you to do something, you do it.

Amherst -8.5 Vs. Richard Stockton @ Plattsburgh
Brandeis - 12.5 @ Plattsburgh

Amherst 85
Richard Stockton 77

I learned a long time ago not to bet on sporting events. Now you know why.

The only betting I do on sports is the superbowl boxes.  And maybe a 12 pack with by friend Sam if the Dolphins play the Steelers, straight up no spread.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 15, 2008, 10:47:51 pm
Nice job by the Stockton Men's team this season.  It doesn't seem that way now but you guys had a great season.  You all know how hard it is to get to the Sweet 16.   You gave us all a memorable weekend in the opening round last week at home and you left it all on the court at Plattsburgh.   The alumni are very proud of what you accomplished this year.  Thanks for all the hard work.   

Good luck to all the seniors as you move on to bigger and better things !!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 21, 2008, 01:22:18 pm
Here is how the voting is going so far and there is no runaway winner yet.   Hopefully the games will be as close as the voting.   If Amherst stays hot from the 3 I think they will advance to the finals.  As far as the other game, I haven't seen either team but I have a strange feeling that Washington might be playing for the championship.

Who will win the 2008 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship

                                   Votes     
 
#3 Amherst (26-3)            7   36.8%   
 
#16 Ursinus (29-2)            2   10.5%   
 
#11 Washington (23-6)      4   21.1%   
 
#1 Hope (27-3)                 6   31.6%   
 
vote @ www.tobannounced.com



 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on April 18, 2008, 10:24:26 am
I just read this,  Danny Federici  (http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2008/04/e_street_band_member_danny_fed.html) of the E Street Band has passed away after a fight with cancer.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 14, 2008, 11:12:53 am
In the month of May the VFW distributes Buddy Poppies.  Please take time to give a dollar and take a poppy.  The proceeds of this go to aid the  Disabled Vets  (http://www.vfw.org/index.cfm?fa=cmty.levelc&cid=127&tok=1)

Mike Dougherty
Commander VFW Memorial Post 3776
Secaucus NJ
 

In Flander's Field
by John McCrae
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow,
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks, still bravely singing, fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead.
Short days ago,
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe
To you, from failing hands, we throw,
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us, who die,
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow,
In Flanders Fields.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on June 23, 2008, 11:44:57 pm
Former TCNJ player, Kelly Williams ('93), was named head men's basketball coach at has alma mater today. Perhaps he can find a way to guide the moribund TCNJ basketball program to their first NCAA playoff win since 1989.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Just Bill on July 26, 2008, 03:47:10 pm
Here's a great article from ESPN.com about former Montclair State/NJCU player Harold Williams who managed to get traded from the Washington Generals to the Harlem Glodetrotters.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=friend/080725&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab5pos1
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: scottharris on August 23, 2008, 04:44:55 pm
Can anyone here give me some info on Abdoulaye Ouedraogo? There is a substantiated rumor going around that he visited Kentucky within the past few days, met with the coaches, and might be enrolling in Kentucky to play hoops there.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on September 11, 2008, 05:07:23 pm
Ouedraogo did transfer, but not to Kentucky. He transfered to Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. Georgetown is an NAIA D1 power that is known for picking up loads of transfers. He's listed on the school's roster for the 2008-09 season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: scottharris on September 11, 2008, 05:08:57 pm
Ouedraogo did transfer, but not to Kentucky. He transfered to Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky. Georgetown is an NAIA D1 power that is known for picking up loads of transfers. He's listed on the school's roster for the 2008-09 season.

yeah i found that out a couple weeks ago. UK got someone else instead of him that will allegedly make an immediate impact this year instead.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 29, 2008, 12:45:13 pm
The NJCU roster is online at NJCUgothicknights.com, Dana John is not on the roster.  He was hurt in a car crash this past summer and has applied for a medical waiver.  He is currently rehabbing his injuries.  Good luck to Dana and I hope he gets better quickly.  Hopefully he will be able to play next season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 03, 2008, 10:32:11 am
NJCU naming the center basketball court at the Moore Center the  Charlie Brown Court  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/news/2008/11/2/11-01-08_MBASKETBALL_CHARLIE_BROWN_COURT.aspx?path=mbasket).  I was hoping they would do something like this for Coach Brown.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njlincolnlion on November 03, 2008, 12:53:50 pm
NJCU naming the center basketball court at the Moore Center the  Charlie Brown Court  (http://www.njcugothicknights.com/news/2008/11/2/11-01-08_MBASKETBALL_CHARLIE_BROWN_COURT.aspx?path=mbasket).  I was hoping they would do something like this for Coach Brown.

A class act on the part of NJCU for a classy guy in Coach Charlie Brown.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: scout on November 21, 2008, 10:42:36 am
Not sure how active this board is, but Gordon College (Wenham, MA) is hosting their annual Tip-Off tournament this weekend.

William-Patterson is part of the four team field and will face off against Wesleyan (NESCAC) tonight.

As a fan of a different conference, it'd be great to have some input on what William-Patterson might bring to the games this weekend. Feel free to come on over to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=4235.2595) board and help us out!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BklynBasketball on November 26, 2008, 10:52:22 am
^^ How is WP playing thus far??
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: knight_life on November 29, 2008, 04:34:45 pm
William Paterson barely walked out of the Hunter gym with a victory on Saturday, 71-69. Nelson scored the game-winning lay-up on a fast break after a Hunter kid missed a shot.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: d3hero on December 07, 2008, 07:34:44 pm
The region is weak.  I've posted this on every one of the atlantic boards but it's the truth and i want to know if you jersey folk agree.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BklynBasketball on December 22, 2008, 10:33:06 am
for a "weak" region, Stockton (the BEST team in the atlantic.) knocks off the 10th ranked team in the country. Pretty good for a team from such a weak region.

Atlantic with 2 wins over the top 25. WEAK huh?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 22, 2008, 11:40:54 am
We will see after the break when players sitting the first semester are eligible to play.  I haven't seen enough to say anything about the region yet.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 08, 2009, 12:07:34 pm
Big win last night for TCNJ. The Lions beat #13 Richard Stockton, 79-73 in Ewing. Also Ramapo snapped MSU's 8-game winning streak, and WPU won their eighth in a row with a victory over NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 08, 2009, 10:33:34 pm
For any lurkers and the occasional poster....

D3hoops will have a live audio cast of the game between No. 13 Richard Stockton and William Paterson (10-1) this Saturday.  Pregame coverage begins at 3:50 pm.

Click here to listen (http://pointers.audiovideoweb.com/asxfiles-live/il83winlive3147.asx) to the coverage.  You'll need Windows Media Player 9.0 to tune us in.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 07, 2009, 11:54:30 pm
Former  TCNJ Player  (http://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/team/players/index.html?player_id=10) on the Globetrotters.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 08, 2009, 02:07:00 pm
I was a crazy Montclair fan in 2002 and 2003. What a great year, Ben, Mike Gluck and the crew. Taking the NJAC on Ramapo's home court, Ben's Hail Mary for the win against TCNJ and a deep run into the play-offs to finally lose to Ramapo in the NCAA Sweet 16. Hardly missed a game, home and away. Then the next year to have it all fall apart with all kinds of crazy things going on and time for Coach Fiore to clean house and start anew. The bright spot was Gongalez during those at best 13-12 seasons. Would it ever come together?

I have followed Montclair only on line this year. Every time I say I'm going to a game, thay have won a few and I don't want to put the hex on them. We appeare to have a pretty solid young team. Stockton appears to be head and shoulders above everyone, then Willy P and Montclair. We played Stockton pretty close. It appears that the only chance we will have to make it to the dance is to beat Stockton in the NJAC Tournament.

The 70-69 win against Ramapo yesterday was huge. To me it shows a tough team. One never knows and I'll keep watching from a distance. Ok, here we go :

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 10, 2009, 12:11:04 am
Hey guys, I write for sports for the school newspaper at Montclair State and was at that game against Ramapo.

Outside of us upsetting Willliam Paterson it was the biggest win of the year. Sophomore guard Tom Bonard hit a three as time expired with two defenders in his face to win the game. Incredible.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 10, 2009, 01:57:56 pm
Hey guys, I write for sports for the school newspaper at Montclair State and was at that game against Ramapo.

Outside of us upsetting Willliam Paterson it was the biggest win of the year. Sophomore guard Tom Bonard hit a three as time expired with two defenders in his face to win the game. Incredible.

From what I'm reading, it is starting to remind me of the year we went to the Sweet 16. I just reviewed the D3 Hoops 2-8-09 Top 25 and Others Receiving Votes along with the new Strength Of Schedule we may soon make it to the others receiving votes catagory. With (3) games left, Berkley, Rut Nwk and Willy P we have a chance to run the table and one never knows. Nwk is no easy win and closing out at Willy P will be tough, but that is what makes teams strong. Stockton is tough, but if we do well in the NJAC Tournament we may make it to the NCAA'S. Time will tell.

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 10, 2009, 08:53:55 pm
Things also look promising as far as pool C goes, if MSU can't win the NJAC of course. But in any case, this team performs in the clutch when it counts. I missed the game against Stockton, but they hung in the game, it was tid with 4 minutes to go (source: MSU athletics website box scores). But anyway, one point win over Ramapo, one point win over Rutgers-Newark, and two tough OT wins over TCNJ and Rowan (I was at both OT games as well).

I was a little concerned with their performance against a lousy Rutgers-Camden team, they won by 7, but it was a lot closer and the team playd sloppy. Hopefully we won't see more of that.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 10, 2009, 10:39:03 pm
No shot Montclair gets a Pool C bid you guys are dreaming...better win your conference tournament
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 11, 2009, 01:52:33 pm
No shot Montclair gets a Pool C bid you guys are dreaming...better win your conference tournament

I would like to hear your logic whenever you are ready, but before I hear from you, here are my thoughts again :

The NCAA awards bids to 39 teams, 3 Pool B and 18 at large or Pool C. If you examine the Top 25 and others receiving votes which totals 39. You have to figure that about 5 or 6 Top 25 teams may get knocked off in their Tournaments and still to to the Dance. That would leave about 12-13 slots open for at large. There were 14 teams left in the others receiving votes.  This leaves a possible opening for Montclair. The way I see it 3 scenario's can happen :

1. Montclair wins out the regular season and loses in a close one to Stockton in the NJAC Tournament. 20-6 should do it.

2. To win out will be tough. We should beat Rut-Nwk but Will P in their place will be a tall order. Then we would have to win the NJAC for the automatic bid. The odds are not good, but one never knows.

3. The last option is that we lay an egg and hope for an ECAC bid.

These are my thoughts. As I said, let's hear yours or any other ideas out there.


LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 11, 2009, 10:03:27 pm
Rams,

Love your passion for Montclair state,

your broke down all the numbers and it was very impressive, but the only thing that matters when it comes to at-large bids is regional rankings.  I dont know if you seen the latest regional rankings (posted Feb 11th 2009) Montclair didnt crack the top 5...

Like i said better win that NJAC tournament...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 12, 2009, 01:37:31 am
No shot Montclair gets a Pool C bid you guys are dreaming...better win your conference tournament

I would like to hear your logic whenever you are ready, but before I hear from you, here are my thoughts again :

The NCAA regional committee has two Skyline teams and goodness knows who else ranked ahead of Montclair State. That's not a good sign.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 12, 2009, 02:41:30 pm
Rams,

Love your passion for Montclair state,

your broke down all the numbers and it was very impressive, but the only thing that matters when it comes to at-large bids is regional rankings.  I dont know if you seen the latest regional rankings (posted Feb 11th 2009) Montclair didnt crack the top 5...

Like i said better win that NJAC tournament...

It appears you're right, last week we were 5th in the Atlantic but St. Joe's moved ahead of us.

Still, if we do win out and get to the NJAC final and lose, I think we have a shot at a Pool C bid, however it is unlikely.

But you never know....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 12, 2009, 04:14:14 pm
No shot Montclair gets a Pool C bid you guys are dreaming...better win your conference tournament

I would like to hear your logic whenever you are ready, but before I hear from you, here are my thoughts again :

The NCAA regional committee has two Skyline teams and goodness knows who else ranked ahead of Montclair State. That's not a good sign.

Of course only the final ranking counts and MSU could be higher by then, they could also be the next team up currently in the region.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 12, 2009, 07:11:40 pm
Queens / Pat,

On Feb 4th Regional Rankings had Montclair 5th, then the Feb 8th rankings had St. Joseph's 5th and Montclair out. Since then Willy P loses and today I would have Willy p out and Montclair in. It is also funny that Montclair has a better stregnth of schedule then any of the top 5. I know it is not a factor this year but it must mean a little something if it is still indicated on D3-Hoops.

In any event, I agree with Stalker, the final ranking is the one that counts. I'm having a little fun posting and I hope I it continues for a while. A tough one against Rut-Nwk this Sat.

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 12, 2009, 11:20:12 pm
At rutgers newark is a very tough game, there a much better team at home than on the road...

That would be a very impressive win for your boys...


* Like i said Rams its all in good fun, the more conversation we can spark the better.  If anything we got El Presidente attention ( Pat Coleman) thats got to count for something! 8)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 13, 2009, 07:58:52 am
At rutgers newark is a very tough game, there a much better team at home than on the road...

That would be a very impressive win for your boys...


* Like i said Rams its all in good fun, the more conversation we can spark the better.  If anything we got El Presidente attention ( Pat Coleman) thats got to count for something! 8)

Great point on Rut-Nwk. It looks like they have only (2) home loses to Barauch and TCNJ. I remember a few years back watching Montclair at Rut-Nwk. They kept coming back and we walked away with a "L".

Well Rut-Nwk this Sat and Willy P on Wed will tell us the character of this Montclair team.


LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 14, 2009, 11:36:52 pm
A big win for Montclair against Rut-Nwk, clinching the NJAC North and a first round bye in the Tournament. Now we go to Willy P for the final game in their house. This will be a real test. This team could really be coming together. We may also make the Top 5 in the Atlantic Division and also get noted in others receiving votes in the D3 Hoops Week 11 Poll.

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 15, 2009, 12:59:07 am
No doubt a huge win, and with James Williams not in the lineup as well. Bonard stepped up with 22 tonight, he's shaping up to be a huge clutch player for this team.

This is an excellant team that, if they win Wednesday, should be considered for Pool C.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 15, 2009, 09:53:21 am
I was looking around D3-Hoops and noticed the following. The last real good year by Montclair was the 2003-2003 season when we lost to Ramapo in the Sweat 16. We did not get mentioned in Others Receiving Votes until after we beat Ramapo in the NJAC Tournament. In the final ranking, I think we were around #17 in the Final Poll.

That being said, we may not get in the Top 5 Atlantic Regional for Feb 15th even with a better stregnth of schedule then any of the Top5. Who knows with the NCAA.

As of today I would say we should get a Pool C, but I'm not counting on it.

Message to the Red Hawks : Beat Willy P Wed, and win the NJAC. Then there will be no reason not to make the NCAA Tournament. The future is yours to control it, and you have the talent to do it. I know you can !!!

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on February 16, 2009, 05:57:23 pm
Congratulations goes out to Coach Fiore and his staff for winning the NJAC North Division!!

Rams1102,

I played in that 2002-2003 season for MSU and that was a special one. This team has many similarities to the team I played on. We may have had more talent and more starpower but this year's edition is finding ways to win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 16, 2009, 06:49:26 pm
Congratulations goes out to Coach Fiore and his staff for winning the NJAC North Division!!

Rams1102,

I played in that 2002-2003 season for MSU and that was a special one. This team has many similarities to the team I played on. We may have had more talent and more starpower but this year's edition is finding ways to win.

I remember sitting at TCNJ at the end of the year with Gluck's parents, his dad says we're cooked and I said have faith, then with time running out BM10 puts up the winner and it's on the way to the NCAA'S. Waz-up Ben. What have you been up to? We spoke at many games. Hope all is well in your life. You are correct that the team has many similarities, and this time Coach Fiore has a clean young team. I'm afraid to go to a game and put the hex on the kids. Look forward to seeing you soon.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BM10 on February 16, 2009, 08:15:16 pm


I remember sitting at TCNJ at the end of the year with Gluck's parents, his dad says we're cooked and I said have faith, then with time running out BM10 puts up the winner and it's on the way to the NCAA'S. Waz-up Ben. What have you been up to? We spoke at many games. Hope all is well in your life. You are correct that the team has many similarities, and this time Coach Fiore has a clean young team. I'm afraid to go to a game and put the hex on the kids. Look forward to seeing you soon.
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Those were some good moments you are tracking back to. The TCNJ shot and the NJAC championship game were some of the best moments in my career. I believe I may know who you are but its been a little while since I have been to a game. Believe it or not, I am actually coaching now. I am the head coach at my old high school, Scotch Plains-Fanwood high School.  I was an assistant there for 4 years and this is my first year at the helm. We  have 2 players at NJAC schools that I coached so I have tried to get to as many games as I could to see them. I am planning on seeing MSU play in the NJAC tourney if my schedule allows it.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 17, 2009, 01:51:11 pm


I remember sitting at TCNJ at the end of the year with Gluck's parents, his dad says we're cooked and I said have faith, then with time running out BM10 puts up the winner and it's on the way to the NCAA'S. Waz-up Ben. What have you been up to? We spoke at many games. Hope all is well in your life. You are correct that the team has many similarities, and this time Coach Fiore has a clean young team. I'm afraid to go to a game and put the hex on the kids. Look forward to seeing you soon.
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Those were some good moments you are tracking back to. The TCNJ shot and the NJAC championship game were some of the best moments in my career. I believe I may know who you are but its been a little while since I have been to a game. Believe it or not, I am actually coaching now. I am the head coach at my old high school, Scotch Plains-Fanwood high School.  I was an assistant there for 4 years and this is my first year at the helm. We  have 2 players at NJAC schools that I coached so I have tried to get to as many games as I could to see them. I am planning on seeing MSU play in the NJAC tourney if my schedule allows it.

Hey Ben,

Do I have to call you Coach Martinez now?  ;) Congratulations. Nice to see someone from the Montclair system doing well at their sport. We got some recognition, making D3 Hoops, Others Receiving Votes. Sort of remindes me of 2002-2003. The kids have a real character test this Wednesday at Willy P to close out the season. Let's see what happens.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 17, 2009, 08:41:58 pm
I'm surprised of the lack of chatter in the NJAC. The winner of the Montclair - Willy P game, that gets to the NJAC Tournament Finals and either wins or plays well will probably go to the dance, yet no chatter. Rowan, TCNJ and Kean, one will be out after the TCNJ-Kean game, yet no chatter. I guess it is what it is in the NJAC. :(
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2009, 09:52:36 pm
Dave, I have made it to exactly one half of one game this season.  I really haven't been able to follow NJCU or the NJAC this season.  NJCU sucks this year, the first losing season in I think almost 40 years, the first time out of the post-season in years. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 18, 2009, 09:10:32 am
Dave, I have made it to exactly one half of one game this season.  I really haven't been able to follow NJCU or the NJAC this season.  NJCU sucks this year, the first losing season in I think almost 40 years, the first time out of the post-season in years. 

Stalker,

I have not been to a game this year either. I was considering it, but with their winning streak, I think I will stay away until maybe the Tournament. A big one for Montclair tonight. Stockton appears to be strong and ranked very high. The 2 next best teams are Montclair and Willy P. What happened to NJCU this year? Montclair has a young team and I think Coach Fiore finailly has his prioriorities straight. They may be good for the next few years. It does appear to be a down year for the NJAC overall with a few exceptions. Hope all is well with you and your family.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 18, 2009, 10:30:29 am
Dave, I have made it to exactly one half of one game this season.  I really haven't been able to follow NJCU or the NJAC this season.  NJCU sucks this year, the first losing season in I think almost 40 years, the first time out of the post-season in years. 

Stalker,

I have not been to a game this year either. I was considering it, but with their winning streak, I think I will stay away until maybe the Tournament. A big one for Montclair tonight. Stockton appears to be strong and ranked very high. The 2 next best teams are Montclair and Willy P. What happened to NJCU this year? Montclair has a young team and I think Coach Fiore finailly has his prioriorities straight. They may be good for the next few years. It does appear to be a down year for the NJAC overall with a few exceptions. Hope all is well with you and your family.


Family is doing good, went and saw the Globetrotters at the Rock the other night, kid loved it.

Problem with NJCU is no Charlie Brown and Dana John was in a car accident and redshirted this year.  They do have some promising young players though.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 18, 2009, 06:30:49 pm
So let me get this straight Montclair State is receiving votes nationally but cannot crack the top 5 for the regional rankings in the Atlantic region?  How does this work when Farmingdale and Baruch are ahead of them in the rankings but are not receiving votes nationally??


Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 18, 2009, 07:25:40 pm
So let me get this straight Montclair State is receiving votes nationally but cannot crack the top 5 for the regional rankings in the Atlantic region?  How does this work when Farmingdale and Baruch are ahead of them in the rankings but are not receiving votes nationally??




Check out the Stregnth Of Schedule : Montclair --------- 122
                                                                   Stockton --------- 160
                                                                   Farmingdale ----- 278
                                                                   Baruch ------------ 340
                                                                   St. Joseph's ------ 354

As far as Montclair, we have a huge one against Willy P in their house. I hope we come up big. We'll talk later.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 18, 2009, 07:54:11 pm
Nice win for the Montclair Women tonight and also winning the NJAC North. Let's hope the same happens for the Men.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 18, 2009, 09:36:02 pm
i'm not argueing montclair for receiving votes nationally, but you would think the regional rankings and national rankings would go hand in hand.  How is a team receiving votes nationally but not regionally ranked?  

Seems to be a problem with the system, can anyone clarify?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 18, 2009, 10:11:41 pm
i'm not argueing montclair for receiving votes nationally, but you would think the regional rankings and national rankings would go hand in hand.  How is a team receiving votes nationally but not regionally ranked?  

Seems to be a problem with the system, can anyone clarify?

I think it's a problem with the system. Welcome to the real world !!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 18, 2009, 10:20:31 pm
Montclair Wins !!!  Way to go. Going to WillyP and winning in their house is huge. Let's see what plays out during the NJAC Tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 19, 2009, 12:37:10 am
i'm not argueing montclair for receiving votes nationally, but you would think the regional rankings and national rankings would go hand in hand.  How is a team receiving votes nationally but not regionally ranked?  

Seems to be a problem with the system, can anyone clarify?

Simple. They're voted on by different people.

There's a reason there's a national poll every week and a regional poll just five times a year. We run the national poll. The regional poll includes only regional games and is the NCAA's production.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 19, 2009, 09:32:38 pm
Montclair's stregnth of schedule is now (68). Things are starting to fall in place. We will have a home game agsinst Rut-Nwk or TCNJ on Tuesday, no walk in the park especially during the NJAC Tournament. You control your own future. Get ready and take care of business !!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 21, 2009, 04:39:14 pm
OK Montclair, Rut-Nwk comes to play us in the NJAC Semi-Finals. A real tough game. Time to get prepared, Coach Fiore has been there before, and just take care of business. I know you can do it. Good Luck. ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 21, 2009, 05:59:03 pm
Let's hope for a MSU victory, both games against Rutgers-Newark have been hard fought battles, so it should be fun to watch.

Unfortunatly, I will not be at the men's game Tuesday, but I am covering the women's game on Wednesday against Kean, who jsut destroyed Rutgers-Newark 68-33.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 24, 2009, 08:58:48 pm
Montclair loses by (1). (2) point lead with :03 left and Rut-Nwk hits a Rainbow (3). A tough loss. Congrats to Rut-Nwk. Looks like it's on to the ECAC'S for the Red Hawks. You guys had a nice year, keep together and come back even stronger next year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on February 24, 2009, 10:07:41 pm
Ouch, rough loss, sadly I missed the game, it sounded like a very good game. Tomorrow the women's team plays in the NJAC semifinals so hopefully they will win tomorrow and Saturday and take the NJAC on their side.


Hopefully the men's team can capture an ECAC title.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 25, 2009, 07:02:25 pm
I realize that an NCAA Post Season Bid is not in the cards, but is it a possibility if enough of the right teams lose? We did not play our best game and I thought we had it when Rut-Nwk in bounded with (4) seconds and we're up by (2), we then foul, which we had one to give up and they have :03 left and I thought we had it. Well that's why they play the game. Good luck to Stockton and Rut-Nwk. Represent the NJAC well !!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 26, 2009, 08:06:40 pm
Don't ask me why, but I think Montclair may have an outside shop for a Pool "C". Their stregnth of schedule at #58 may be their saving grace. If by chance you do get a Pool "C" don't screw it up and go as deep as you can.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 26, 2009, 08:11:22 pm
Might be a stretch with that loss, i gave them no shot weeks ago but you were much wiser than me.  I think if they beat rutgers newark and lost to Stockton in the championship you might have been right.  But i think that Rutgers Newark loss did them in... Doesnt look like any team from the atlantic will be receiving an at large bid... :-[
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2009, 01:05:47 am
Might be a stretch with that loss, i gave them no shot weeks ago but you were much wiser than me.  I think if they beat rutgers newark and lost to Stockton in the championship you might have been right.  But i think that Rutgers Newark loss did them in... Doesnt look like any team from the atlantic will be receiving an at large bid... :-[

If Stockton or Farmingdale lose they may get a Pool C bid, they are the only teams with a shot in my opinion.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on February 27, 2009, 12:12:40 pm
I think it is very unlikely that either will lose, especially farmingdale but crazier things have happened...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 27, 2009, 12:49:56 pm
I think it is very unlikely that either will lose, especially farmingdale but crazier things have happened...

I agree with you on Farmingdale and Stockton. With Montclair at 20-6, Strength Of Scheule #58 and the NCAA had us 3rd in the Atlantic, leaves us a glimmer of hope. Up by (2) and Rutg-Nwk comes up with a rainbow with 3 tenths of a second left is a real killer, but that's why we play the game. The NJAC though not as tough as in them past, but Stockton, Montclair, and Willy P are a pretty tough 1-2-3 punch to any other conference. That is why I think Montclair has a glimmer of hope. ::) Time will tell.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: msupenguin22 on March 01, 2009, 01:32:47 am
Farmingdale got upset in the Skyline Championship by St. Joe's, which will hurts Montclair's chances big time. To me, that glimmer of hope had disappeared.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on March 01, 2009, 01:45:03 pm
Farmingdale got upset in the Skyline Championship by St. Joe's, which will hurts Montclair's chances big time. To me, that glimmer of hope had disappeared.

I think you correct, but now it a very very dim glimmer. Ithaca (geez I hate those guys) loses to Nazareth, WPI loses to RPI really killed us. If you look at D3's predictions for Pool "C" they make sense. You never know what the crazy NCAA does, so there is a very, very slight glimmer. ::)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on March 01, 2009, 08:24:24 pm
Final thoughts on the NCAA Tournament. You can make a case not to put in St. Mary's 21-5  14-2  #293 , but the the (1) less loss should get them in.

Therefore one open spot for a Pool "C" and the candidates are :

Team        Record    Conference    Stregnth of Schedule

Montclair    20-6            11-2                       #70
Amherst     21-6              7-2                       #73
Agustana   18-8              9-5                       #62

My guess is Amherst because of past performance. Too many teams that should have won their tournaments did not. I guess that's why we play the games. A glimmer of hope for Montclair to make the dance, but probably an ECAC bid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on March 02, 2009, 01:28:53 pm
So much for strength of schedule counting towards the NCAA's.  Baruch makes the tournament with a strength of schedule in the 300's.  Go get em in the ECACS Montclair!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: larry_u on March 02, 2009, 04:39:43 pm
Can someone post your NCAA team's profiles in here:

http://www.d3boards.com/index.php?topic=6299.0
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mellymel on March 07, 2009, 06:55:12 pm
Live blog from the Richard Stockton vs. Gwynedd-Mercy game tonight:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/126/story/422169.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on March 08, 2009, 02:20:39 pm
Rams,

Safe to say the committee made the right choice leaving Montclair out considering that they couldnt beat Lehman on their home court!  Another great prediction by you saying Baruch was going to get blown out by U-Mass Darthmouth, i checked the play by play on the box score and it was 72-72 before Darthmouth finished the game on a 10-0 run to win by 10.  Oh yea Baruch 3-0 vs Lehman this year...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 08, 2009, 04:14:10 pm
Queens,
The game was played at Lehman – not Montclair. There was a schedule conflict on Montclair's home court.

I also believe you went on record as saying that Baruch and Brooklyn will be going places in the NCAA's. While you were giddy that the CUNYAC got two teams in the NCAA tourney while the NJAC got only one. At least that one NJAC team is still playing – and hosting next weekend. So let's stop poking fun at "Rams" for his predictions.

Montclair had to suffer through being upset by Rutgers Newark on a last second trey – and then had to wait and see if they would get a call from the NCAA committee. Hard to get a team up for the ECAC's after that. Usually we see these sort of ECAC upsets every year – the team with something left to prove beating the team that expected more and got snubbed. Frankly, I'd never read anything into any ECAC result – same for the NIT.

...and remember that predictions are just that – predictions!
"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau." – Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale University, 1929.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on March 08, 2009, 05:57:45 pm
I understand everything your saying, im just giving rams a hard time, because he came on the CUNY board saying that Baruch didnt deserve to be in the tournament.  I didnt say they would make noise, i said they had a chance in there games.  And both teams played well vs teams in the sweet 16, expecially Baruch who took UMD right down to the wire.  Richard Stockton has been a top 15 team all season and had a great team last year not a shock they are where they are, it would have been more of a shock if they lost.

I took offense to Rams coming on the CUNY board saying Baruch didnt deserve to be playing in the tournament and Montclair did.  Montclair didnt make there conference tournament lost to Rutgers Newark, who baruch beat @ Rutgers Newark, and they beat St Marys by 19.  The only common opponent they lost to was William Patterson, but Baruchs All Conference Center didnt play in the game due to injury.

Montclairs ECACs loss not a big deal i was just trying to throw some salt in the wound of Rams.  Hes a great fan and a great poster, my favorite team is out ( Baruch) just trying to have some fun on here.  Me and Rams have been going back and forth for a couple months now...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 08, 2009, 07:45:17 pm
Queens.
That's OK. I've been rubbing salt in Rams' wounds since he came on this board years ago.;D  When you're a TCNJ fan and you haven't had an NCAA tournament win (on the men's side) since 1989, you have to pick your shots. The best thing I can say about my squad is that they beat both Stockton and Paterson this year.

I think we (NJAC fans), remember a lot of years of CUNY mediocrity with quick losses in the NCAA tourney. I will say that it seems that the CUNY has improved in recent years – while the NJAC hasn't been quite as deep as in years past. I do think that if RU Newark's 3 pointer at the buzzer didn't fall, Montclair would have been in. That's a bitter pill for any Montclair fan!!! Tee, hee, hee...!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 11, 2009, 04:59:16 pm
Any readers here who are even thinking they might want to attend the Final Four should enter the City of Salem's contest: Free lodging, free tickets, admission to team banquet and VIP passes:

http://www.d3hoops.com/salemgiveaway/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mellymel on March 13, 2009, 05:59:19 pm
Live blog from tonight's Richard Stockton vs. St. Lawrence game:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/428092.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on March 14, 2009, 01:19:16 pm
The 2009 regular season records for the NJAC vs.

CUNYAC....26-7
Skyline....5-2
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mellymel on March 14, 2009, 02:45:55 pm
Live blog from tonight's NCAA game between Richard Stockton and Farmingdale State, starting at 7 p.m.:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/126/story/428698.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 17, 2009, 05:22:56 pm
Hello D3!!

Stockton does have some fans!! :-\  Good Luck this week to all Final Four participates including the ladies!!  GO OSPREYS!!  :D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 17, 2009, 07:21:26 pm
The ratio of Gerry Matthews pairs of white shoes to Stockton fans on this board is now officially 50-1!  ;D

...but I will say go Ospreys and go Lions in their respective Final Fours.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 17, 2009, 07:27:58 pm
My apologies to TCNJ!!   GO LIONS!!   I was very excited that TCNJ got into the Final Four on the ladies side!!  I listened to end of their sectional games and they seem to be peaking at the right time!!  I'm all for the NJAC including football!!

I hope the "white shoes" put us over the top!!  ::)  GO NJAC!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 17, 2009, 08:52:11 pm
My apologies to TCNJ!!   GO LIONS!!   I was very excited that TCNJ got into the Final Four on the ladies side!!  I listened to end of their sectional games and they seem to be peaking at the right time!!  I'm all for the NJAC including football!!

I hope the "white shoes" put us over the top!!  ::)  GO NJAC!!

Let's not forget the white belt.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 19, 2009, 05:05:37 pm
The ratio of Gerry Matthews pairs of white shoes to Stockton fans on this board is now officially 50-1!  ;D

...but I will say go Ospreys and go Lions in their respective Final Fours.

Looks like the odds are changing--  The AC Press posted that a fan bus with 50 people was soldout and another 50 tickets were sold above the bus trip!!  Stockton's fan base as per the "white shoes", now stands @ 2-1!! ;)  GO OSPREYS!!  FINAL FOUR, BABY!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 19, 2009, 08:30:19 pm
Well, after all these years he's probably worn out 100 pairs pacing the hard wood. Good luck in the Final Four!

TCNJ's Hillary Klimowicz was just named the 2009 State Farm-WBCA National Division III Player of the Year at the Final Four banquet. It would be nice to see two NJAC team in a national championship game this weekend.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mellymel on March 20, 2009, 06:26:28 pm
Live blog from the Richard Stockton vs. Franklin & Marshall game at the NCAA Division III Final Four:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/186/story/434592.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mellymel on March 21, 2009, 12:24:09 pm
Live blog from the championship game can be found at:

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/126/story/435213.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 21, 2009, 01:27:09 pm
I really enjoyed the interview of NJAC Commissioner Terry Small by Pat Coleman.

No comment (or question asked) on whether Morrisville remains an affiliate of the NJAC after they (Morrisville) become a full member.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 21, 2009, 05:12:27 pm
Thank Pat, Dave, and all the rest for what you guys do to promote D3!!  I have been watching all your coverage for about 10 years now!!  GREAT JOB TO ALL!!

Wait till next year!! ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on March 22, 2009, 04:27:33 pm
Agreed... Without D3Hoops, noone would know that we even exist

Pat, Dave and the entire D3Hoops.com staff, thanks for a great job
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on March 22, 2009, 05:08:38 pm
I really enjoyed the interview of NJAC Commissioner Terry Small by Pat Coleman.

No comment (or question asked) on whether Morrisville remains an affiliate of the NJAC after they (Morrisville) become a full member.

Yep, ran out of time to ask the "what's next for the NJAC" question -- I thought the "what's next for D-III" question would appeal to more of the listening audience.

Thanks for listening!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 22, 2009, 05:20:19 pm
I really enjoyed the interview of NJAC Commissioner Terry Small by Pat Coleman.

No comment (or question asked) on whether Morrisville remains an affiliate of the NJAC after they (Morrisville) become a full member.

Yep, ran out of time to ask the "what's next for the NJAC" question -- I thought the "what's next for D-III" question would appeal to more of the listening audience.

Thanks for listening!
Anyway to post that interview as a podcast?   ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 24, 2009, 05:37:19 pm
Ralph - I have the file and just saw your post. I will see what I can do in the next 24 hours to get that posted for you.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on November 10, 2009, 12:59:11 pm
Since KS will be busy tomorrow.

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Michael Dougherty
Sr. Vice Commander
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BubbaChuck3 on November 11, 2009, 10:09:56 pm
Just saw that NJCU's Rashawn Smalls was named an honrable mention Pre-Season All American.... And oddly enough, he is NOT on NJCU's roster...

Does anyone know why?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 25, 2009, 01:34:07 pm
I took in the Ramapo @ York (NY) game last night. This is not a powerhouse Ramapo team by any means, but the Roadrunners had enough firepower to defeat the Cardinals, 62-54 and remain undefeated. The game was tied at the half, but Ramapo opened up some breathing room about midway through the second half. Ramapo's big men, LaQuan Peterkin and Davian Plunkett, both had good games, as did freshman guard Willie Vaughn.

York got a solid effort from Marcel Esonwune, but he received very little help. Nicholas Hamilton-Lopez finished with 13 points, but he was 5-19 from the floor and had 6 turnovers. Omari Phipps dressed but did not play.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BornBalla on November 26, 2009, 11:03:18 am
Outsider here...Wondering what people think about the match up Saturday between Stockon and Brooklyn. Saw Brooklyn was ranked 10th by some magazine & obviously Stockton is good & ranked by the D3Hoops people. Both teams coming in with a loss to decent teams but not powerhouses.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on November 28, 2009, 12:24:51 pm
Outsider here...Wondering what people think about the match up Saturday between Stockon and Brooklyn. Saw Brooklyn was ranked 10th by some magazine & obviously Stockton is good & ranked by the D3Hoops people. Both teams coming in with a loss to decent teams but not powerhouses.
I saw last year's matchup between these two teams and Stockton won it easily. I'm expecting a more competitive game this year, but I think Stockton should prevail once again.
As far as the rankings go, I believe Stockton is a top 25 team, although they cannot afford another loss early in the season. Brooklyn is a good team but is not close to being #10 in the nation.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: BornBalla on November 29, 2009, 09:45:36 am
Well, I saw that webcast of the Stockton v Brooklyn game. Brooklyn for the most part looks like they have some talent but looked disinterested.Some guys played hard and others didn't(Granted I wasn't there live but from webscast). What's up with their All-American? Stockton is a tough team who I can see just getting better and better. Man, they had one kid with serious bounce. He block a shot high off the backboard in first half(think it ws called goal tending but wow) Who are their biggest challengers in the NJAC?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on November 29, 2009, 11:29:17 pm
Like last year, I think the best team in the NJAC sits in the south (Stockton) but the North has more depth.

William Paterson is off to a good start and Coach Rebimbas usually has a deep, hard working squad there.  The same is true of McBreen's Ramapo team, though none of their wins are impressive on their face.  We'll get a good early sense of the Pioneers and the Road Runners when they play this week.

TCNJ got off to a quick start but I'm not sure what to make of them coming off yesterday's loss to Centenary who hasn't finished over .500 in a long time.  And I was really impressed with how Montclair State finished last season - almost impressed enough to put them in my Top 25 preseason ballot as my "You voted for who?!" pick of the year.

What did you think of RJB (Brooklyn's All-American)?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on November 30, 2009, 12:13:48 am
With the bulk of TCNJ's team returning and an early victory over a top ten team, I too began to think the Lions might have something going for themselves. Perhaps an NCAA victory for the first time since 1989? Do I dare hope – with Greg Grant on the bench as an assistant coach 20 years after he lit up D3...

Not when you lose to Centenary – a school better know for its equine studies program. Unbelievable.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on November 30, 2009, 02:03:56 pm
Like last year, I think the best team in the NJAC sits in the south (Stockton) but the North has more depth.

William Paterson is off to a good start and Coach Rebimbas usually has a deep, hard working squad there.  The same is true of McBreen's Ramapo team, though none of their wins are impressive on their face.  We'll get a good early sense of the Pioneers and the Road Runners when they play this week.

TCNJ got off to a quick start but I'm not sure what to make of them coming off yesterday's loss to Centenary who hasn't finished over .500 in a long time.  And I was really impressed with how Montclair State finished last season - almost impressed enough to put them in my Top 25 preseason ballot as my "You voted for who?!" pick of the year.

What did you think of RJB (Brooklyn's All-American)?


Gordonman,

Have you seen Patterson play yet? How is there big man?

In regards to "RJB" or Richard Jean Baptiste as most call him. Hes extremely talented but doesnt always give the A+ effort.  Many times you'll see him disinterested and not into the game.  But when he does come to play he can go for 30+ at any time.  I'd say his game compares to a D3 Carmelo Anthony.  Brooklyn goes as far as he takes them...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 01, 2009, 01:26:56 am
Queens:

I haven't seen William Paterson this season yet, but I saw Abdoulaye Ouedraogo (pronounced Ab-DOO-lah Oh-DRAH-goo for the curious) play two years ago and liked what I saw.  He's a big, physical guy who can block shots and get tough rebounds down low.  I don't know if he'll ever be the guy that is your leading scorer and rebounder consistently, but that doesn't take away from his size and strength in the post.  When I watched Richard Stockton and Paterson play a 4OT game last year, I thought Oedraogo would've swung that game in the Pioneers' favor had he been there.

I'm eager to see the new guy (DiAndre Brown) at Richard Stockton, too.  Hubbard, who graduated last year was a great pure shooter with awesome range for D3.  It'll be interesting to see how the Ospreys compensate for losing him.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Truck on December 01, 2009, 02:55:37 am
Oh dear, I haven't logged in or posted on D3 Hoops in over 2 years, probably.

Hello to everyone. I look forward to catching the action this season and to be a part of it all here on the site.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on January 09, 2010, 12:20:36 pm
NJAC wide open right now, I've seen some of the teams play but who do you guys think is the favorite?

This board is dead  :-\
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: RUNROADER on January 12, 2010, 11:57:28 am
Right now the best teams in the njac are
1)willie p
2)newark
3)stockton
4)montclair
5)ramapo

this is a great week for njac games...stay tuned
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 12, 2010, 01:46:40 pm
Right now the best teams in the njac are
1)willie p
2)newark
3)stockton
4)montclair
5)ramapo

this is a great week for njac games...stay tuned

You may have the top five teams there, but I don't know if I'd put them in the same order. Nonetheless there's a great deal of parity this year and it looks like it's going to be an interesting season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: RUNROADER on January 12, 2010, 02:16:38 pm
Rank them?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 12, 2010, 03:51:16 pm
Here's my top 5. I've seen every one but Montclair. I think it's going to be a very competitive year in the NJAC. Not much daylight between any of these teams.

1. William Paterson
2. Stockton
3. R-Newark
4. Ramapo
5. MSU
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Queens on January 12, 2010, 08:57:45 pm
Willy P clearly the best team right now, with stockton and Newark tied for 2nd.  Love the style of play and the athletism in the NJAC.  I just get the feeling from watching NJAC games that all these teams hate each other ( and the coaches too). 

Rhodes i saw on CUNY board you talking about some serious dunks from Stockton.  WHat i tell you about the athletism from Stockton.  The Richard Stockton layup line before the referees come out is probably the most entertaining in division 3 basketball.  Several players throwing down windmills its fun to watch.

Willy P with some stretch of games.

Stockton, Newark, Baruch, Montclair well see if there top 25 worthy
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 13, 2010, 12:00:06 pm
Queens: The NJAC has always had some of the best athletes in D3. Although the conference is not as strong as it once was, it is still the best in the Atlantic region by a comfortable margin and is a lot of fun to watch.

And speaking of great leapers, here's a brief list of some of the best NJAC dunkers I've seen over the years: Robert Anderson (Ramapo), Omar Boothe (MSU), Rashan Barner (WPU), Todd Lowber (Ramapo), Isham Poe (Stockton) and Horace Jenkins (WPU). I know there are many more but these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 14, 2010, 12:19:12 pm
I didn't see this one, but WPU won their 12th straight game last night beating Rutgers-Newark, 61-57. The win, which snapped the Scarlet Raiders' 7-game winning streak, moved the Pioneers to 4-0 in conference play. Joseph Ellis led the way for Paterson with 21 points, while James Johnson led Newark with 18. WPU has another big game on Saturday when they host Stockton.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 18, 2010, 12:18:10 pm
Big win on Saturday when William Paterson beat Stockton in Wayne. That win could vault the Pioneers into the Top 25, or at least should get them more votes then they have previously received.

Also on Saturday, there were two upsets: Ramapo lost at home to Kean and Rutgers-Newark fell to TCNJ. It looks like there's a lot of parity once again in the NJAC.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 18, 2010, 11:58:06 pm
Queens: The NJAC has always had some of the best athletes in D3. Although the conference is not as strong as it once was, it is still the best in the Atlantic region by a comfortable margin and is a lot of fun to watch.

And speaking of great leapers, here's a brief list of some of the best NJAC dunkers I've seen over the years: Robert Anderson (Ramapo), Omar Boothe (MSU), Rashan Barner (WPU), Todd Lowber (Ramapo), Isham Poe (Stockton) and Horace Jenkins (WPU). I know there are many more but these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

Don't forget Samar Battle, NJCU
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 19, 2010, 08:23:04 am
Queens: The NJAC has always had some of the best athletes in D3. Although the conference is not as strong as it once was, it is still the best in the Atlantic region by a comfortable margin and is a lot of fun to watch.

And speaking of great leapers, here's a brief list of some of the best NJAC dunkers I've seen over the years: Robert Anderson (Ramapo), Omar Boothe (MSU), Rashan Barner (WPU), Todd Lowber (Ramapo), Isham Poe (Stockton) and Horace Jenkins (WPU). I know there are many more but these are the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

Don't forget Samar Battle, NJCU

Or Al Majid Smith and Darrell Owens.

I forgot about Bo Proctor, nothing like watching a 6'5" 380 lb guy dunk the ball. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 19, 2010, 12:53:01 pm
Don't forget Samar Battle, NJCU

Or Al Jamid Smith and Darrell Owens.

I knew I missed some guys from Jersey City.

William Paterson moved into the Top 25 yesterday for the first time this season claiming the #21 slot. The Pioneers were also fortunate to come away with a victory over Baruch last night in Wayne, as they defeated the Bearcats, 87-81, in double overtime.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 19, 2010, 02:04:48 pm
I covered the Stockton-WPU game for D3hoops on Saturday. 

For the Pioneers, I was impressed by Joseph Ellis' range and the hard nosed style that Rebimbas' guys always play.  Ouedraogo played okay, but needs to develop a broader repertoire in the post.  His primary move is to lower his head and plow toward the rim and Stockton shut that off by taking the charge.  Eric Moore (transfer from FDU-Teaneck) is a nice addition who can stretch the defense and handle the ball a little.

For Stockton, they appear to really miss having Hubbard stretch the defense with his three point shooting and, more importantly, his ability to create his own shot.  The Ospreys still have shooters (Kelly, Farrow) but they need someone else to set up the play and kick it to them.  Santini is that kind of table setter, but WPU sagged off the shooters and took away his driving and passing lanes.  I spoke with another Atlantic region coach who had the same observation on how this year's Stockton team differs from last year's.  On the bright side, Massaquoi has developed a nice offensive game to go with his defensive play.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Rhodes Scholar on January 20, 2010, 01:49:39 pm
I covered the Stockton-WPU game for D3hoops on Saturday. 

For the Pioneers, I was impressed by Joseph Ellis' range and the hard nosed style that Rebimbas' guys always play.  Ouedraogo played okay, but needs to develop a broader repertoire in the post.  His primary move is to lower his head and plow toward the rim and Stockton shut that off by taking the charge.  Eric Moore (transfer from FDU-Teaneck) is a nice addition who can stretch the defense and handle the ball a little.

For Stockton, they appear to really miss having Hubbard stretch the defense with his three point shooting and, more importantly, his ability to create his own shot.  The Ospreys still have shooters (Kelly, Farrow) but they need someone else to set up the play and kick it to them.  Santini is that kind of table setter, but WPU sagged off the shooters and took away his driving and passing lanes.  I spoke with another Atlantic region coach who had the same observation on how this year's Stockton team differs from last year's.  On the bright side, Massaquoi has developed a nice offensive game to go with his defensive play.

I didn't see the game or hear the call, but I appreciate the analysis.

WPU is 5-0 in conference play, while Ramapo, NJCU, Stockton, Rowan and TCNJ all are next with 3-2 records. R-Newark isn't far behind with a 3-3 mark.  So far this season, Ramapo, R-Newark and Stockton all played Paterson tough, but couldn't come away with a win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 01, 2010, 04:04:31 pm
Here is the  ECAC  (http://www.ecacsports.com/championships/2010_Basketball/Metro_Men_bracket.pdf) bracket for anyone interested.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 04, 2010, 08:23:51 pm
GO "Stockton State College" (Class of 89)!! ;D
 
GOOD LUCK to the NJAC squads tomorrow night!!  Let's show D3 we deserve multiple bids every year--  again!! :-X
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on March 08, 2010, 05:33:38 pm
Props to Dominick Chierico for the outstanding job of recording another magical moment in the history of Division III basketball playoffs.  

Thanks for the pleasure that watching those shots gave.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: deiscanton on March 09, 2010, 07:14:09 pm
ESPN SportsCenter showed the Albertus Magnus buzzer beater this evening-- just at the close of the show around 6:58 PM Eastern today.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 21, 2011, 04:26:25 am
Um... anyone talking NJAC basketball???

Anyway, we talked to Ramapo's Coach Chuck McBreen last night on Hoopsville (http://www.hoopsville.com). Here is the archive: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12139251. We talk to Coach McBreen at the beginning of the second hour.

Enjoy.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 01, 2011, 01:44:12 pm
Hi Everyone,

It's been a while since I have posted here. I'm a big Red Hawk Football fan. I used to follow B-Ball during our hay days with Ben, Gluck and the crowd. Still remember wining the NJAC in Ramapo's place and went to the Sweet 16. Then all the crazy things going on and lost interest, though I still followed quietly. This year we seem to have a pretty decent team, though I have not been to a game this year. I will go to the Ramapo game this Sat which is close to my home.

I thought we might get some consideration for "Others Receiving Votes" but not the case. With our 16-4 record I thought there may be hope. Maybe if we beat Willy P and Ramapo this week, maybe. I know it's a tall order.

I noticed there was no stregnth of shcedule yet and that could answer some of my questions with the others receiving votes. I thought E-Town would be higher along with Penn State Brenhand. I must have to do with the level of competition.

Maybe this will spark some conversation here. ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 02, 2011, 03:14:50 pm
First Regional Rankings: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2011/02/02/ncaas-mens-regional-rankings/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 17, 2011, 01:31:34 pm
Who is going to win the NJAC. Should be very interesting. Ramapo should be the favorite but there are a few other teams that could surprise you. In any event as a homer, Montclair takes it. ;D

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: 7express on February 18, 2011, 01:21:34 am
I've seen both Kean and Ramapo play this year (Ramapo against Montclair, Kean against Staten Island & DeSales) and will probably be one of those 2 with Stockton as a darkhorse contender.  NJCU has been hot of recently, that semifinal against Kean could be good if NJCU doesn't stumble against Rowan.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 21, 2011, 08:05:50 pm
I've seen both Kean and Ramapo play this year (Ramapo against Montclair, Kean against Staten Island & DeSales) and will probably be one of those 2 with Stockton as a darkhorse contender.  NJCU has been hot of recently, that semifinal against Kean could be good if NJCU doesn't stumble against Rowan.

Have seen the recent Montclair / Ramapo game. Ramapo, good as always and very tenacious. The first half was a draw and the second half was dominated by Ramapo. If Montclair can play tough for 40 minutes it could be very interesting. We will find out tomorrow. ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 23, 2011, 03:54:13 pm
Final Regional Rankings are out before Selection Sunday: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/category/ncaa-stuff/regional-rankings/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 25, 2011, 12:49:39 pm
Should be an interesting night in Jersey City to see who is going to the dance. Both teams have beaten each other. Will there be more then (1) team going to the dance from the NJAC? No disrespect to the Gothic Knights, but I feel something special will happen tonight.

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: 7express on February 25, 2011, 02:13:11 pm
Think 1 of either Kean or Ramapo will get in if not both.  Ramapo has better region numbers, but Kean has better victories (Alvernia, Staten Island, DeSales).  Either way NJAC is probably a multi bid conference no matter who wins.  I like NJCU at home, but the road teams have been rolling in these playoffs so far, of the 4 games played 3 have been won by the road team with only NJCU holding serve at home against Rowan in the opening round.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2011, 02:42:31 pm
Should be an interesting night in Jersey City to see who is going to the dance. Both teams have beaten each other. Will there be more then (1) team going to the dance from the NJAC? No disrespect to the Gothic Knights, but I feel something special will happen tonight.

LET'S  GO  MIGHTY  RED  HAWKS  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You're right Dave, something special will happen, NJCU will win its NJAC record 12th conf title tonight!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2011, 07:48:53 pm
At the half NJCU36 MSU 35
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2011, 09:03:25 pm
NJCU Mens NJAC Champs 72-67.  Congratulations to Marc Brown winning the conference in his 4th season.  The elder coach Brown was one proud and happy papa as the game ended, he had that big shizz eating grin on his face as he hugged his son.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 26, 2011, 01:04:08 pm
Stalker,

You were correct and I was wrong. Congrats to the Gothic Knights and represent the NJAC well at the dance. You guys have earned it.

I guess it's the ECAC'S for my Red Hawks. IMHO the Road Runners will be the only other NJAC team to go to the dance. I would be interesting to see strength of schedules, but for some reason I can't find them.

Hope all is well on the home front and kick arse at the "Dance."
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 27, 2011, 03:54:39 am
Stalker,

You were correct and I was wrong. Congrats to the Gothic Knights and represent the NJAC well at the dance. You guys have earned it.

I guess it's the ECAC'S for my Red Hawks. IMHO the Road Runners will be the only other NJAC team to go to the dance. I would be interesting to see strength of schedules, but for some reason I can't find them.

Hope all is well on the home front and kick arse at the "Dance."

Yes it looks like ECAC's for the Red Hawks.  It may not be the big dance but the way I see it, any time you can get athletes in a post season tournament you do it, unless you are TCNJ or Rowan, where it's the NCAA's or nothing.  Championship banners are championship banners !

I agree that Ramapo wil join NJCU in the tournament but don't count out Kean getting in.  While Ramapo is #1 in the region and that should get them a Pool C bid, but don't count our Kean, they beat Rampo in their only meeting this year and that might be enough to sneak in.

What a wild NJAC tournament for both men ane women, 3 #1 seeds lose in the first round..  Ouch !!   :o

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 27, 2011, 03:55:51 am
Pat - Can you post the link for the selection show on Monday?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 27, 2011, 12:18:20 pm
It'll be on our front page.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on March 01, 2011, 07:41:26 pm
I guess Coach Fiore thinks Montclair is to good for the ECAC'S.  >:(

Wake up and smell the coffee. Your ego is too big. The kids could use the experience. It's not as if you have been going to the dance the past 10 years.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on March 04, 2011, 11:03:45 pm

NJCU represented the NJAC well tonight at Cabrini.  They lost the game, but played their hearts out.  Good job.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Wolfpac on March 05, 2011, 02:20:32 pm

NJCU represented the NJAC well tonight at Cabrini.  They lost the game, but played their hearts out.  Good job.

Thank you NJAC for a competitive game, not as east as the score suggested for the Cavs, hope they did not get too tired for tonight.  It was draining for them.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 17, 2011, 11:08:57 am
congratulations to Marc Brown, named D3Hoops Atlantic Region Coach of the Year.  Well deserved and hopefully the program will continue to improve and get back to where it should be.  Good job Knights, great season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: CityD3 on July 10, 2011, 01:14:07 pm
anybody know who won the NJCU summer league?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on July 18, 2011, 05:26:42 pm
Summer League results:

http://www.njcugothicknights.com/sports/2008/9/4/BALLARD_STALLWORTH_COLLEGE_SUMMER_LEAGUE.aspx?path=mbasket
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: John Gleich on November 16, 2011, 02:44:32 pm
Any life on this board...?  My Pointers are playing Richard Stockton this weekend.  Anyone have any perspectives on them for this season?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Billy Baller on December 07, 2011, 05:05:44 am
Well, it seems that William Paterson is the real deal this year because of major division 1 transfer Corey Chandler (Rutgers) and division 1 transfer Lance Brown (Fordham, then Quinnipiac).  They've also got a Portugese kid whose a 6'3" guard (both parents played pro basketball) who can shoot and is very athletic along with two 6'8" kids who can bang around down low.  The team is pretty deep (9 guys getting over 10 minutes a night) and with the 6'2" Chandler and 6'4" Brown leading the way, this poster believes they can actually go undefeated this season and have a decent run in the NCAA tournament (barring any freak incidents).  Who knows if they get any spring transfers to join in the fray as well?

Let me clarify further here: the difference between this Atlantic region teams' transfers as opposed to other teams in years past: these are both LEGITIMATE division one basketball players.  Both Chandler & Brown were top recruits from NJ high schools and Chandler averaged 11 points a game his freshman year at Rutgers...Brown was a 5 & 5 guy for both Fordham & Quinnipiac, not too shabby.  Most D1 players who come down to D3 are not at the level these two guys are - William Paterson will be a force to reckon with this year (and next, because they are both juniors and the team has all the rest of the important surrounding cast returning next season too).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 07, 2011, 08:59:42 am
Well, it seems that William Paterson is the real deal this year because of major division 1 transfer Corey Chandler (Rutgers) and division 1 transfer Lance Brown (Fordham, then Quinnipiac).  They've also got a Portugese kid whose a 6'3" guard (both parents played pro basketball) who can shoot and is very athletic along with two 6'8" kids who can bang around down low.  The team is pretty deep (9 guys getting over 10 minutes a night) and with the 6'2" Chandler and 6'4" Brown leading the way, this poster believes they can actually go undefeated this season and have a decent run in the NCAA tournament (barring any freak incidents).  Who knows if they get any spring transfers to join in the fray as well?

Let me clarify further here: the difference between this Atlantic region teams' transfers as opposed to other teams in years past: these are both LEGITIMATE division one basketball players.  Both Chandler & Brown were top recruits from NJ high schools and Chandler averaged 11 points a game his freshman year at Rutgers...Brown was a 5 & 5 guy for both Fordham & Quinnipiac, not too shabby.  Most D1 players who come down to D3 are not at the level these two guys are - William Paterson will be a force to reckon with this year (and next, because they are both juniors and the team has all the rest of the important surrounding cast returning next season too).

I have heard this before from half the programs in the NJAC.  Let us wait and see, let's also wait and see if they come back next season.  That is also a problem with many D-1 transfers to the NJAC they jump schools after a year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 07, 2011, 02:39:56 pm
Well, it seems that William Paterson is the real deal this year because of major division 1 transfer Corey Chandler (Rutgers) and division 1 transfer Lance Brown (Fordham, then Quinnipiac).  They've also got a Portugese kid whose a 6'3" guard (both parents played pro basketball) who can shoot and is very athletic along with two 6'8" kids who can bang around down low.  The team is pretty deep (9 guys getting over 10 minutes a night) and with the 6'2" Chandler and 6'4" Brown leading the way, this poster believes they can actually go undefeated this season and have a decent run in the NCAA tournament (barring any freak incidents).  Who knows if they get any spring transfers to join in the fray as well?

Let me clarify further here: the difference between this Atlantic region teams' transfers as opposed to other teams in years past: these are both LEGITIMATE division one basketball players.  Both Chandler & Brown were top recruits from NJ high schools and Chandler averaged 11 points a game his freshman year at Rutgers...Brown was a 5 & 5 guy for both Fordham & Quinnipiac, not too shabby.  Most D1 players who come down to D3 are not at the level these two guys are - William Paterson will be a force to reckon with this year (and next, because they are both juniors and the team has all the rest of the important surrounding cast returning next season too).

You mean the team that was life and death to beat TCNJ 75-69? You needed a 10-3 run to close out the game for the victory on your home court against a team that finished 4-21 and 0-13 in the NJAC last season.

To Knightstalker's point. We've all heard this before. BTW, Corey Chandler was dismissed from Rutgers' team during his junior year in 2009. He transferred to and was dismissed from Binghampton in 2010. Don't know how he's a Junior in 2011/12 – but I'd say the chances of him sticking around at WPU are not too high. Brown is also on his third school – but at least he wasn't dismissed from any of them. I'll say that Jose will have his hands full coaching this year. This sort of program building turned into an absolute PR disaster at Montclair a few years ago.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Billy Baller on December 08, 2011, 12:01:33 pm
i'm not sure what happened in the TCNJ game but they've proven themselves every other game so far, no?  I'm not a WP fan btw...i attended a school in another atlantic conference and played against WP, just stating an opinion that i think they've got two of the more talented guys in the region, if not the country playing together.

Now if only WP had gone after AJ Matthews from Farmingdale...wow.  That would be a national championship team@!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 10, 2011, 10:23:09 pm
i'm not sure what happened in the TCNJ game but they've proven themselves every other game so far, no?  I'm not a WP fan btw...i attended a school in another atlantic conference and played against WP, just stating an opinion that i think they've got two of the more talented guys in the region, if not the country playing together.

Now if only WP had gone after AJ Matthews from Farmingdale...wow.  That would be a national championship team@!!!
...and yet the team you picked to go undefeated lost to a 3-5 Manhattanville squad today.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Billy Baller on December 11, 2011, 04:19:37 am
phil,

they just came off a tough game against skidmore (who pushed middlebury to the brink) and mville isn't as bad as their record shows.  The loss can only make that team stronger and it certainly wasn't Chandler & Brown's fault for the loss: if you look at the #'s for the game, the rest of the WP squad didn't show up...

What's funny is the animosity you have towards this team! The funnier thing is I really don't care about WP i just think it's exciting to see a team in the Atlantic that could potentially contend outside of the region for once.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 12, 2011, 11:18:30 pm
Billy, I'm most certainly not trying to be funny, nor do I have any animosity towards a team coached by Mr. Rebimbas. I'm merely responding to your post which stated, "WPU with the 6'2" Chandler and 6'4" Brown leading the way, this poster believes they can actually go undefeated this season." You also said "the difference between this Atlantic region teams' transfers as opposed to other teams in years past: these are both LEGITIMATE division one basketball players." You must not think much of the typical Division III basketball player if you think that Mr. Chandler and Mr. Brown can make such an impact in their first season at WPU as to lead them to an undefeated season. Horace Jenkins didn't do it for WPU, Greg Grant didn't do it for Trenton State. Both of these players led their NJAC teams to the national championship game. Neither did it in their first season. Both played in the NBA. Grant was drafted in the second round and played 7 seasons – and he had a transfer from Marquette and Richmond playing with him at TSC. Three 1,000 scorers on the '89 team with Grant scoring over 1,000 in one season.

I've seen many NJAC transfers come and go. Some have gone on to great things and others disappeared after a semester. One even ended up in jail after playing on an NJAC squad under an assumed name – on a team FULL o' transfers!

WPU might have a very good year. Obviously Manhattanville showed you that as good as your dynamic duo are – they can't do it alone. If  Mr. Chandler and Mr. Brown manage to make it back to campus next fall, WPU might have a great year. But give them a year to adjust – and give the rest of DIII some credit. If Chandler and Brown could take WPU and turn them into an undefeated team as easy as that, then DIII basketball must not be very good.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Billy Baller on December 14, 2011, 02:18:18 pm
let's see how they do the rest of the year.  I think by the time they play Purchase, Purchase will have some new guys in and give them a real game...outside of that, do you think they really will lose another NJAC game?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on December 15, 2011, 12:25:10 am
Hey fellas, don't forgot about the Gothic Knights...NJCU is 8-1 and still the defending NJAC champions with a fairly challenging schedule this season playing 3 NCAA teams from last year in its first 7 games...We haven't gone anywhere...Still a member of the Atlantic Region :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 15, 2011, 10:13:36 am
let's see how they do the rest of the year.  I think by the time they play Purchase, Purchase will have some new guys in and give them a real game...outside of that, do you think they really will lose another NJAC game?
Purchase? Purchase?!? Let's start by winning AT Ramapo. Even though WPU beat the Roadrunners, Ramapo beat the same Manhattanville squad that beat WPU – and did so by a tidy 27 points. Then go win AT Newark, AT NJCU and AT Montclair. Too bad the NJAC has their ridiculous two division format. That saved WPU a trip to Atlantic City to face Stockton and Ewing to face TCNJ again.

WPU has not played a ranked team. They have beaten four teams with winning records. Of the four teams, Stevens has the best record at 7-2. They are not blowing anybody out and they have played every game at home except the two played at the Steven's tournament. They might very well be the favorite to win the NJAC right now. But you originally said they'd go undefeated for the season. Manhattanville ended that – and playing NJCU, Ramapo, Newark and Montclair on their respective home floors is a helluva lot tougher than playing a 3-5 Manhattanville squad on your own home court.

Let's see what they do when they take it on the road in the NJAC schedule ... and let's see what happens during a 10 day stretch in February when they play Montclair, at Ramapo, at Newark and NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 05, 2012, 08:15:53 am
Watched the second half of the NJCU at Ramapo game last night.  Typical Knights v Roadrunners game, came down to the wire and then was decided in ot with ramapo winning.  On another note the stalkerette scored 3 of her 3-4 grade teams 5 points in a loss in their first game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 05, 2012, 11:37:38 am
Well that is certainly a monster game by Stalkerette! She scored 60% of her team's points!

We start girl's fastpitch softball down here this weekend. My girls are 6 and 11 and we already had a clinic with the high school team (who finished the year ranked #1 in the country by ESPN last year). This weekend is the first of two 3-hour clinics on back-to-back weekends – followed by tryouts the following week (Yes ... tryouts). Then the season starts. The fall season (which is less competitive), had 400 participants and wrapped up with a two-day tournament. Needless to say, they take softball pretty seriously here. Seems a bit much for me – but all the seniors on the HS team went on to get college scholarships.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 05, 2012, 12:00:01 pm
The stalkerette is 10 years old and already 5'1" and as tall as her coach and her mother.  Needless to say she is the starting center.  The opening tip was funny, she didn't realize she had to jump for the ball and I forgot to tell her and so did the coaches so she stood there and watched the ball go up.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on January 05, 2012, 01:49:24 pm
Stalker / Phil

Happy New Year Guys. The Red Hawks had a nice win over Willy P last night. Maybe they can cause some havoc in the NJAC this year. Still recovering from Football this year. >:(
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 05, 2012, 02:08:34 pm
Same to you Rams!
Montclair beat Willy P? Hmmmm, it seems that not only will Willy P fail to go undefeated this season – they won't go undefeated in the NJAC either. So much for Billy Baller's prediction earlier on this thread.

Knightstalker,
My wife is coming to grips with the fact that our 11 year old is taller than she is (5'5"), and can wear her shoes & clothes! I wish she liked basketball ... the only problem is that she's as quick as her old man ... which means you can time us via an hourglass.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on January 10, 2012, 01:07:20 pm
Phil,

Leave my boys alone. :) Picking on a student athlete who made a visit to jail. ::) I think the program has come a long way. And don't forget Martinez and Gluck were real good kids. Teddy may becoming legit. ;) The transfer situition is always a problem. I'm not a fan of the revolving door either. Willy P, Ramapo, NJCU and Montclair should make the NJAC real interesting. Time will tell.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 14, 2012, 10:42:41 am
The stalkerettes team played another game last night, they won 12-2 with the stalkerette scoring 4 points on 2 for 2 shooting and getting most of her teams rebounds.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 16, 2012, 01:39:44 pm
The stalkerettes team played another game last night, they won 12-2 with the stalkerette scoring 4 points on 2 for 2 shooting and getting most of her teams rebounds.

Coach Mulligan already has the Stalkerette on her wish list for the 2020 season...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 27, 2012, 02:49:11 pm
This shouldn't affect football but will it have an impact on the NJAC for other sports?  Governor proposing that Rowan take over RU Camden.
http://www.nj.com/newsflash/index.ssf/story/christie-seeks-nj-higher-education-overhaul/45eda06c10304d66995fde7a99b7e545
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 27, 2012, 05:50:32 pm
For sports, the question would be whether Rowan University of Camden remains independent athletically – or does it get folded into Rowan University in general? Does Rowan become the second D1 state Uni in NJ? I doubt Joe taxpayer will want to front the bill for another D1 athletic program. For that matter does Mr. Christie want to call Rowan "The University of New Jersey"? I can think of $100,000,000 in questionably earned Inductotherm money that says Rowan will stay Rowan as long as Henry is around. This brings up quite a few questions & what ifs...

For some reason I find it hard to believe that any of this will happen. Especially once Christie is stumping for Mitt as the Vice Presidential candidate.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on January 29, 2012, 03:15:15 pm
Looks like the NJAC is going to be very interesting to say the least. Montclair, Ramapo and NJCU are right on the heels of Willy P after their loss to Rowan. As a Montclair homer I'm thinking positive, but we usually fall apart down the end. Boy I hope they prove me wrong. Teddy is doing a nice job. Everyone plays each other the next (2) weeks. Wow!!! Should be fun. The team that scares me is Stockton. I hope to see (2) teams from the NJAC make it to the dance. Hope the Red Hawks are one of them. ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 05, 2012, 04:35:42 pm
Wow, this board is as dead as the NJAC Football Board. ::) Looks like willy P is the favorite. I hope they go undefeated and lose in the NJAC Finals. That should get (2) teams to the dance. Montclair has done their usual fade, but we should make the NJAC Tournament and there is always a chance, slim, but a chance. ;) You have (6) good team and this makes the conference crazy. The most consistant team is Willy P then you have Ramapo, NJCU and Stockton. I think Stockton is the team, but I'm still hoping for my Red Hawks. :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: 7express on February 05, 2012, 11:31:55 pm
It's amazing, Ramapo started the season in the top 20 IIRC, and they may not even make the conference tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 08, 2012, 09:36:51 am
The Stalkerette scored 2 points, had 5 rebounds and 2 steals in the Panthers 8-4 loss to Franklin Township last night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 08, 2012, 02:58:40 pm
Quote
It's amazing, Ramapo started the season in the top 20 IIRC, and they may not even make the conference tournament.

Ramapo lost a bunch of guys off its roster, including Preseason All-American LaQuan Peterkin who is out for the season with an injury.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 11, 2012, 10:51:41 am
The Washington Twp Panthers won last night 16-0 over the Mansfield Twp 3 team.  The Stalkerette scored 4 points, had 7 rebounds, one steal, one blocked shot and one assist.  The girls have really made progress over the last few weeks, they are playing together and learning the fundamentals. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 12, 2012, 09:47:49 am
The NJAC North is going to be very interesting. It's a shame that only (3) of the (5) teams will make the conference tournament. I think if Montclair can knock off Ramapo at home and Jersey City takes care of Rutgers Nwk the Red Hawks will have a slim chance. Ya never know. ::)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: 7express on February 13, 2012, 03:34:34 am
If NJCU beats Newark and Montclair beats Ramapo 4 teams would tie for 2nd at 7-6.  Good luck trying to figure which of those 7-6 teams make the tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 13, 2012, 09:20:31 pm
If NJCU beats Newark and Montclair beats Ramapo 4 teams would tie for 2nd at 7-6.  Good luck trying to figure which of those 7-6 teams make the tournament.

If the above happens Newark will have (7) losses. They are out. NJCU is then in and the tie breaker in the MSU / Ramapo game is huge. If MSU loses "adios and vio condios". If MSU wins I think they are in. In closing, "if the Queen had balls she would be the King." ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 13, 2012, 10:05:50 pm
If NJCU beats Newark and Montclair beats Ramapo 4 teams would tie for 2nd at 7-6.  Good luck trying to figure which of those 7-6 teams make the tournament.

If the above happens Newark will have (7) losses. They are out. NJCU is then in and the tie breaker in the MSU / Ramapo game is huge. If MSU loses "adios and vio condios". If MSU wins I think they are in. In closing, "if the Queen had balls she would be the King." ;)

Here's the official scenario:

Ramapo is in. Montclair is out. No matter what happens.

If NJCU wins and Ramapo wins, Ramapo is the #2 and faces Rowan; NJCU would be the #3 and visit Kean.
If NJCU wins and Montclair wins, NJCU is the #2 seed, Ramapo is the #3
If Newark wins, Ramapo is the #2 and Newark is the #3, regardless of the results of the Ramapo/MSU game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 14, 2012, 08:18:07 pm
If NJCU beats Newark and Montclair beats Ramapo 4 teams would tie for 2nd at 7-6.  Good luck trying to figure which of those 7-6 teams make the tournament.

If the above happens Newark will have (7) losses. They are out. NJCU is then in and the tie breaker in the MSU / Ramapo game is huge. If MSU loses "adios and vio condios". If MSU wins I think they are in. In closing, "if the Queen had balls she would be the King." ;)

Here's the official scenario:

Ramapo is in. Montclair is out. No matter what happens.

If NJCU wins and Ramapo wins, Ramapo is the #2 and faces Rowan; NJCU would be the #3 and visit Kean.
If NJCU wins and Montclair wins, NJCU is the #2 seed, Ramapo is the #3
If Newark wins, Ramapo is the #2 and Newark is the #3, regardless of the results of the Ramapo/MSU game.

If NJCU wins and Montclair wins, NJCU is the #2 seed, Ramapo is the #3

Ira, You are more astute at this then I am, but if the above happens the records will be the same. What tie breaker gives it to Ramapo? Thanks.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 15, 2012, 01:42:45 am
First tiebreaker is head to head. Next tiebreaker is divisional record.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 17, 2012, 01:14:56 pm
Looks like the same old crap with Montclair. They did pretty well and even took down Ramapo in the last game of the year when they knew they were not elegable for the NJAC Tournament. You think Coach Fiore would have registered Montclair for the ECAC'S and give the team something to shoot for. They still have until 5:00PM today. I guess not I'm not going to hold my breath. Same went for the Football program this year. I just don't get it. >:( 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 17, 2012, 02:05:16 pm
Rams, you get no pity from me. It's now been 23 years since TCNJ has last won an NCAA tournament game and 14 years since they last played in one. A far cry from the 31-2 1989 season. The only positive to take away from yet another losing season is that the Lions were very competitive this year with a roster full of underclassmen. I thought the group of incoming freshman were the best for TCNJ in years. We'll see if this translates into more W's in 2013 and 14.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 17, 2012, 06:26:47 pm
Rams, you get no pity from me. It's now been 23 years since TCNJ has last won an NCAA tournament game and 14 years since they last played in one. A far cry from the 31-2 1989 season. The only positive to take away from yet another losing season is that the Lions were very competitive this year with a roster full of underclassmen. I thought the group of incoming freshman were the best for TCNJ in years. We'll see if this translates into more W's in 2013 and 14.

Phil, not looking for sympathy. Just trying to figure out why no common sense. I guess we now have the Rowan attitude, NCAA or Bust. ::) Makes no sense. Have a good weekend.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 26, 2012, 09:39:02 pm
IMHO Stockton should get in, they would cause a lot of havoc, but their record will be their demise. (8) loses will not do it. If they beat Willy P the NJAC would have (2) in. In any event, below are my (19) to make the dance beside the AQ'S, Not in any order :

1.St. Joe's (LI)   
2.Hartwick
3.Hobart
4.NYU
5.Wittenberg
6.Keystone
7.Wheaton
8.Transylvania
9.Lale Forrest
10.Concordia (WI)
11.Middleburry
12.RIC
13.W.Conn
14.MHB
15.Birm-South
16.R-M
17.Emory
18.Tex-Dallas
19.UWW

Let's see how I do.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 27, 2012, 01:42:21 pm
Looks like the same old crap with Montclair. They did pretty well and even took down Ramapo in the last game of the year when they knew they were not elegable for the NJAC Tournament. You think Coach Fiore would have registered Montclair for the ECAC'S and give the team something to shoot for. They still have until 5:00PM today. I guess not I'm not going to hold my breath. Same went for the Football program this year. I just don't get it. >:(

Many of the teams are opting out of the ECACs with the mentality of it's either the NCAA's or nothing.  Some schools can't be eligible because of when they start their season.  It has to do with the number of weeks your season runs.  That automatically knocks some teams out from the start. Not sure what Montclair's situation is, but my feeling is you get the kids into whatever post season tournament you can..
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 27, 2012, 01:46:27 pm
IMHO Stockton should get in, they would cause a lot of havoc, but their record will be their demise. (8) loses will not do it. If they beat Willy P the NJAC would have (2) in. In any event, below are my (19) to make the dance beside the AQ'S, Not in any order :

1.St. Joe's (LI)   
2.Hartwick
3.Hobart
4.NYU
5.Wittenberg
6.Keystone
7.Wheaton
8.Transylvania
9.Lale Forrest
10.Concordia (WI)
11.Middleburry
12.RIC
13.W.Conn
14.MHB
15.Birm-South
16.R-M
17.Emory
18.Tex-Dallas
19.UWW

Let's see how I do.

Very surprised Stockton didn't get in.  I would think they had a tougher strength of schedule than NYU
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 27, 2012, 04:44:59 pm
Record is important, too.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: rams1102 on February 27, 2012, 05:46:43 pm
Looks like the same old crap with Montclair. They did pretty well and even took down Ramapo in the last game of the year when they knew they were not elegable for the NJAC Tournament. You think Coach Fiore would have registered Montclair for the ECAC'S and give the team something to shoot for. They still have until 5:00PM today. I guess not I'm not going to hold my breath. Same went for the Football program this year. I just don't get it. >:(

Many of the teams are opting out of the ECACs with the mentality of it's either the NCAA's or nothing.  Some schools can't be eligible because of when they start their season.  It has to do with the number of weeks your season runs.  That automatically knocks some teams out from the start. Not sure what Montclair's situation is, but my feeling is you get the kids into whatever post season tournament you can..

+K All the kids could use the experience. My Red Hawks need to get off their high horses. >:(
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ryan_finch on September 24, 2012, 09:34:23 am
On September 29th Muhlenberg College will host it's 4th Annual Fall Shootout. I invite all college coaches to come on by to watch some high level basketball. The first game will begin at 8:30 am and the last game will be at 8:30 pm. Below is a list of schools which will be in attendance. I hope you can make it!

Emmaus   PA
Rutgers Prep   NJ
Allen   PA
Paul VI   VA
Westtown   PA
Parkland   PA
Bethlehem Catholic   PA
Dieruff   PA
North Hunterdon   NJ
Del Val Charter   PA
Phoenixville   PA
Mendham   NJ
Ridge   NJ
Cumberland Valley   PA
Delaware County Christian   PA
Quakertown   PA
Pen Argyl   PA
Souderton   PA
Stroudsburg   PA
St. Johns Bapist   NY
Freedom   PA
Hatboro-Horsham   PA
Patrick School   NJ
Holy Cross   PA
Constitution   PA
Atholton   MD
Gill St. Bernards   NJ
Ben Franklin   PA
Springfield Delco   PA
Point Pleasant Beach   NJ
Nazareth   PA
Myers   PA
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on October 17, 2012, 04:36:54 pm
The Preseason Top 25 is out: http://www.d3hoops.com/top25/men/2012-13/preseason (http://www.d3hoops.com/top25/men/2012-13/preseason)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ex D3 Athlete on October 24, 2012, 12:25:30 pm
List the transfer or frosh recruit studs around the NJAC this season?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: guyman on December 03, 2012, 02:11:19 pm
Anyone out there going to TCNJ at Ramapo game this Saturday?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 16, 2013, 03:49:41 pm
Just watched the NJCU Stockton playoff game online.  NJCU gave Stockton all they could handle but lost 55-51, the Cinderella run is over for NJCU.  Hope they get an ECAC bid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 27, 2013, 08:50:28 pm
NJCU beats NYU 74-66 in a first round ECAC game played at top seed NYU.
Correction, NYU was the 3 seed.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NYHOOPS8 on February 28, 2013, 03:48:25 pm
NJCU beats NYU 74-66 in a first round ECAC game played at top seed NYU.
Correction, NYU was the 3 seed.

Surprising. NYU had the makings of an NCAA team. Can't quite understand why they had such an up and down year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 28, 2013, 04:35:54 pm
NJCU beats NYU 74-66 in a first round ECAC game played at top seed NYU.
Correction, NYU was the 3 seed.

Surprising. NYU had the makings of an NCAA team. Can't quite understand why they had such an up and down year.

NYU lost to NJCU twice this season.  NJCU plays great defense and combine that with 69% shooting in the second half, that is a hard combo to beat.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ethelred the Unready on March 08, 2013, 02:46:37 pm
NJCU beats NYU 74-66 in a first round ECAC game played at top seed NYU.
Correction, NYU was the 3 seed.

Surprising. NYU had the makings of an NCAA team. Can't quite understand why they had such an up and down year.

NYU has been a puzzle since I started following the UAA 6-7 years ago.  Seem to have solid talent and win some pretty big games.  But lose way too many games they should win.  Odd
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NYHOOPS8 on November 19, 2013, 12:42:11 pm
Stockton had a win over a very good Plattsburgh team this past weekend. I caught a few minutes of the Jersey City/Stevens game and came out impressed with Jersey City. William Paterson and Ramapo are always at the top in this conference. Barring a down from those two, I can see 2-3 NCAA bids from the NJAC this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 09, 2014, 11:13:59 am
William Patterson just got by Kean last night 75-71 in overtime at Kean. Richard Stockton also won at Kean earlier 69-64, had an 8 point leadt at half, won by 5. Stockton plays at Montclair 5-7, on Saturday. That could be a tricky game. Montclair only lost at Mary Wahington by 6 points, but were blown out at home by William Patterson 79-60.

Does that say something about either the NJAC OR MORE ABOUT Mary Washintgon?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 09, 2014, 12:00:03 pm
Conference opponents know you better than anyone else because generally they play you twice and see a ton of film. I try not to be too surprised by a conference result that looks odd.

Also, your Mary Wash-Montclair result happened on opening night. Lots of things can change after a dozen games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 09, 2014, 03:47:13 pm
but can Stockton beat Mary Washington if they played on saturday?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 10, 2014, 10:19:54 am
If Stockton can win at Montclair Saturday they will be  12-1.  They will then have 12 games left in the regular season. Here they are broken down home and away

Home :: Rowan, Brooklyn*, Kean, William Paterson, NJ City, Montclair, Ramapo

Away: Ramapo, TCNJ, Rutgers Newark, Rutgers Camden, Rowan.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 10, 2014, 10:55:43 am
Stockton is 6-0 in non conference games, winning games against teams from 5 different regions : northeast, east, mid atlantic, atlantic, and south.

Stockton is 11-1. William Paterson is 10-2 and beat stockton by 2 points at home. They coulld play 2 more times. The game at Stockton, and a game in the conference tourney.

If by some way William Paterson wins the NJAC ( not sure how they determne that) could Stockton get one of the 19 at large bids, at mayb e 22-5?

Or would it be imperitive Stockton basicaly beat William Paterson in the 2 games potentialy?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on January 10, 2014, 12:30:46 pm
It's possible. However, at conference tourney time, if there are a lot of upsets of "ranked" teams the odds go down of getting in. So I've always been told. "Win your conference tourney and you don't have to worry about looking in from the outside." ;D

On another note. NJAC plays a conference tourney. Top 6 teams make it. Top two teams get a first round bye. Winners of the first round play at top 2 teams.(Lowest remaining seed at #1, next lowest at #2). Winners play at highest seed remaining.

Hope that helps. Just win the tourney!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 10, 2014, 02:05:40 pm
Right, that was my understanding 2, since they changed from the 2 division set up. So, the top 6 teams by "conference record" get in the NJAC tourney,..... the 2 highest seeds get byes, .. so for those 2 highest seeds, it is pitentionaly only a 2 game tourney to win the tourney,...

but i asked this question oncve in another threatd and was told by i thing pat coleman, that it is up to each conference to edetermine who gets in,.. in other words, no hard and fast rule in D3 thnat the conference tourney winner gets an automatic bid.

so where i sit now, i am still not sure how the automatic bid works in the njac.

anyone can help?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on January 10, 2014, 03:30:31 pm
Right, that was my understanding 2, since they changed from the 2 division set up. So, the top 6 teams by "conference record" get in the NJAC tourney,..... the 2 highest seeds get byes, .. so for those 2 highest seeds, it is pitentionaly only a 2 game tourney to win the tourney,...

but i asked this question once in another thread and was told by i thing pat coleman, that it is up to each conference to determine who gets in,.. in other words, no hard and fast rule in D3 that the conference tourney winner gets an automatic bid.

so where i sit now, i am still not sure how the automatic bid works in the njac.

anyone can help?

In the NJAC, win the conference tournament and your in. For the NCAA D3 Tournament; 42 teams will qualify automatically(either winning conf. tourney or regular season champ, ie UAA) One team will qualify as Pool B. This is a team that is either an Independent or the conference that doesn't have an automatic bid(this is usually when a new conference is formed or their aren't enough teams in the conference-7 teams min.) and 19 Pool C bids. For Pool C they look at varying criteria. Such as out of conference(OC). Opponents out of conference(OOC) and games against teams that are regionally ranked. The tournament committee has a tough job every year determining who gets in.

So NJAC could get two. It has happened before.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 10, 2014, 03:42:48 pm
ok, , i was confused, i wasnt aware that each conference touirney champion got in,... pat coleman on here was not clear with me on that,..  so a 22-3 teams could, lets say stockton, at the ednd of the into the ncaa, i get it, wasnt sure ,..
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 10, 2014, 04:38:31 pm
Every conference has a conference tournament other than the UAA.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on January 10, 2014, 05:24:44 pm
Hlpc:

The NJAC has sent more than one team to the NCAA tournament four of the last five years. Last season two NJAC teams made it -- Ramapo as the automatic bid when they won the tournament and Rutgers-Newark as an at-large selection.

Our Conference Guidebook has the full list of NJAC teams that have made the tournament since 2000, whether they were automatic bids or at-large bids and how they did in the NCAA tournament.  You may have heard this already, but the NJAC is 0-8 in the NCAA tournament since Richard Stockton lost to Washington U. in the 2009 Final.

http://static.psbin.com/t/f/gbyznjbo9kfjus/2013_Conference_Guidebook_-_Atlantic.pdf

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 19, 2014, 12:08:27 pm
It is disappointing that Richard Stockton 13-2 is not 15-0 right now. Their 2 losses came on the road by a combined 3 points, a 2 point loss at William Paterson where the game was tied in the last minute, and a 1 point loss at Montclair where they had a 1 point lead with 13 seconds or so to play and had shots in the last 3 seconds underneath to win it.

They have on the team 6 seniors and 8 juniors, 1 sophmore and 1 freshman.

This year is their best chance in the near future.

It will be intresting to see how thewy re-load over the next 2 years with incoming freshman and transfers

I do believe though if they can stay mentaly tuff and continue to do what they are doing, they will cause damage in the NCAA and make the Final 4

Stockton is a great defensive team and pour it on defensivley when necessary.

rooting for Stockton, not just cause I went there, but because I like to root for teams people consider under-dogs

that is why I pay attention to all the teams that have a chance, not just the Amhersts of the world.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hplc2222 on January 19, 2014, 12:33:36 pm
Richard Stockton 13-2 has 10 regular season games left

Rooting for them to win out, but if they take a loss I wouldnt be totaly hurt

weeks for voting

jan 20-26
vs Brooklyn
vs Kean
vs William Paterson

jan 27-feb 2
at TCNJ
at Rutgers Newark

feb 3 - 9
vs New Jersey City
vs Montclair State

feb 10-16
at Rutgers Camden
vs Ramapo

feb 17-23
at Rowan feb 19

NJAC Tournamant?? 2 games to win it with a bye? not sure if its that week or they take a break
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on January 20, 2014, 01:26:28 pm
Here is a pretty cool article about TCNJ's 25 year anniversary of their 1988-89 national runner-up season.

http://www.nj.com/times-sports/index.ssf/2014/01/tcnj_pays_tribute_to_1988-89_m.html
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 03, 2014, 01:40:32 pm
I saw them play 30 games that year – only missing @ R. Newark and @ Jersey City. A very special season and a once in a lifetime experience watching someone with Greg Grant's NBA talent play for your DIII team.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NYHOOPS8 on February 25, 2014, 10:01:33 am
The game between Rutgers-Newark and William Paterson puts the winner on the edge of Pool C candidacy. Many teams around the country will be looking in on this game with interest.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 26, 2014, 09:28:23 pm
Stockton rallies back from double digits in the second half to beat Kean by a point. ;D

WPU wins by double digits to set up the top seeds showdown in Galloway on Sat.

I hope both schools make the NCAA tourney.  GO BIRDS!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 27, 2014, 02:51:03 pm
William Paterson falling behind others in the region has to win the title game to assure themselves getting in... or hope no one is upset in the region (and elsewhere).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NYHOOPS8 on February 27, 2014, 03:28:44 pm
If William Paterson wins the NJAC and no other upsets in the region, RU-Newark will be one of the last teams considered for a Pool C. Richard Stockton should be a safe bet for an at-large bid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 27, 2014, 03:33:09 pm
Yes... Richard Stockton should be safe.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on February 28, 2014, 01:02:42 am
Yes... Richard Stockton should be safe.
Speaking of Richard Stockton, American Patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence, died on this day in 1781.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 07, 2014, 08:50:51 pm
Stockton gets the NJAC off the snide[sic]!!  Cabrini will be a daunting task in that little bandbox of theirs.

The Ospreys should give them a better game!! ::)

Go Stockton!!  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on March 08, 2014, 01:32:17 am
Very nice game by Stockton tonight. The Ospreys turned it over just once.  I've never seen that before.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 08, 2014, 04:52:55 am
Very nice game by Stockton tonight. The Ospreys turned it over just once.  I've never seen that before.

Another oddity was seeing the Polar Bears get their first free throws with about six mins. left in the game.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 08, 2014, 08:46:09 pm
Stockton takes out #4 Cabrini on their home court.  Probably off to NY for the sweet Sixteen!!

GO OSPREYS!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on March 08, 2014, 11:23:16 pm
Congrats to the Ospreys who played very well, very disciplined at a place where only one road team has won in 5 years. I assume Amherst will host as top seed with the Amherst women headed to Tufts.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Thecong123 on March 09, 2014, 08:43:34 am
All the talk about NJAC teams is finished....Richard Stockton demonstrated this weekend talent and great coaching win out over height and supposed "home court advantages"....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 16, 2014, 09:30:27 pm
Ospreys open up 2-0 with a win over #8 Albertus Magnus!! Go Stockton!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on November 17, 2014, 12:38:16 pm

I went to Stockton for the Albertus game last night.

Really impressed by this Stockton squad.  I expected them to look pretty rough, having brought back only four returning players, but they were sharp from the start.  They didn't get intimidated and the crazy atmosphere (the refs really didn't handle the game well) only seemed to get them more focused.  I saw them in the tournament last year and I think this squad will easily be better, especially by the time February and March roll around.  A lot more depth and a real ability to play inside.  They started a freshman down low, Marcus Harmon, who really impressed.  Give him some experience over the next couple of months and he'll be a force - tough, physical, and a decent shooter at 6'5" with a pretty wide body (for a freshman).  Blamon is a good and capable leader and the rest of the team seemed to follow his lead pretty well.

I like this squad.  I think they're very likely a Top-15 team nationally right now.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Joe Vasile on November 17, 2014, 09:36:13 pm

I went to Stockton for the Albertus game last night.

Really impressed by this Stockton squad.  I expected them to look pretty rough, having brought back only four returning players, but they were sharp from the start.  They didn't get intimidated and the crazy atmosphere (the refs really didn't handle the game well) only seemed to get them more focused.  I saw them in the tournament last year and I think this squad will easily be better, especially by the time February and March roll around.  A lot more depth and a real ability to play inside.  They started a freshman down low, Marcus Harmon, who really impressed.  Give him some experience over the next couple of months and he'll be a force - tough, physical, and a decent shooter at 6'5" with a pretty wide body (for a freshman).  Blamon is a good and capable leader and the rest of the team seemed to follow his lead pretty well.

I like this squad.  I think they're very likely a Top-15 team nationally right now.

I was announcing the Stockton-Wilkes game the night before for the Colonels.  Wilkes was up 8 and shooting the lights out with about 5:00 left in the game and the Ospreys charged back to take the lead.  They showed great hustle, heart, and clutch ability down the stretch.  That Armin Cane kid who transferred from Atlantic Cape Community College is legit.  I hope Stockton plays great until they play TCNJ  ;D.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 17, 2014, 11:00:51 pm
Thanks for the info y'all!!     Great to get geniune first-hand feedback from unbiased parties.

Thanks again!!  GO Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 22, 2014, 12:11:53 am
The Ospreys win tourney opener by more than 20, play the home team tonight!!

Dallas, PA??
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ronk on November 22, 2014, 09:48:29 am
 B4 Big D, there was little Dallas, PA.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on December 10, 2014, 10:01:55 pm
Anyone know the final score of Stockton @ Rutgers-Camden?? ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 11, 2014, 11:08:45 am
You can always log on to D3hoops.com... 82-66... Richard Stockton.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 11, 2014, 12:09:07 pm
Except that one wasn't posted until I chased it down late at night after The Osprey raised the question.  :)
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Post by: Pat Coleman on December 11, 2014, 03:21:52 pm
Except that one wasn't posted until I chased it down late at night after The Osprey raised the question.  :)

Gotta know better than to just make that assumption!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on December 11, 2014, 03:52:14 pm
Thanks guys! !   Live stat was stuck @ 17-7 last night.

Stockton has a big game Sat. with Rutgers- Newark this weekend! ! GO Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 11, 2014, 04:25:53 pm
Yeah, I looked at Live Stats first and figured it wasn't still 17-7 at 11:15 pm. :)

Rutgers-Camden had the final score on their "schedule" page.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on December 11, 2014, 10:20:50 pm
Thanks man(n)!!😀
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on December 13, 2014, 09:50:50 pm
Stockton wins 48-45 on the road @ preseason NJAC favorite Rutgers-Newark!!  Go Ospreys!! 8-)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 07, 2015, 09:51:54 pm
Stockton escapes Jersey City with a two point win!!  Watched most of the game before the video feed died @ 24s left, I'm not a big fan of refs, but this was a one-sided officiated game the whole way and Stockton pulled it out with a layup late.

Honestly, if NJCU's big man could make half his free throws, the Ospreys lose by several points. ::)

Go Ospreys!! 8-)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 10, 2015, 05:10:32 pm
Any score on Stockton game?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 10, 2015, 06:59:59 pm
Any score on Stockton game?

I heard it's really happening Monday night, not today.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 10, 2015, 10:25:00 pm
Thx Hoops fan! :)

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 28, 2015, 10:07:12 pm
Stockton goes down to TCNJ 66-63.  Visitors hit a layup plus one to win it with 2 secs. left.

The Ospreys got to beat Willy P. this weekend to control 1st place in the conference.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 28, 2015, 10:02:09 am
Recap of NJAC final states WPU and Stockton split season series, this is incorrect with Stockton sweeping all games against the Pioneers this season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on March 02, 2015, 05:34:58 pm

My plan, right now, is to head to Stockton for Friday games.  Be sure to come say hello.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 03, 2015, 08:58:44 pm

My plan, right now, is to head to Stockton for Friday games.  Be sure to come say hello.

I certainly would if I didn't reside in the ATL., I got a better chance of checking out Emory this weekend. :-\.

I'm very happy that Stockton's starting point guard (Pacius) is back at the controls.  He got hurt in game 8 and he just came back in the last couple of weeks.

The Ospreys are certainly more lethal with him running the offense  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on March 03, 2015, 11:40:00 pm

My plan, right now, is to head to Stockton for Friday games.  Be sure to come say hello.

I certainly would if I didn't reside in the ATL., I got a better chance of checking out Emory this weekend. :-\.

I'm very happy that Stockton's starting point guard (Pacius) is back at the controls.  He got hurt in game 8 and he just came back in the last couple of weeks.

The Ospreys are certainly more lethal with him running the offense  ;)

I don't think Pacius is playing.  He shows up on the d3hoops boxscores, but he's not on the ones on stockton's site.  It looks like they gave his jersey to Tom Catanoso and didn't replace the name on d3hoops.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 04, 2015, 01:06:55 am
Hmmm!!  I haven't seen them lately, but I believe ya.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 19, 2015, 07:25:42 pm
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 26, 2015, 07:26:43 pm
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2015/11/26/uncharted-territory-new-jersey-college-basketball-team-forfeits-game-in-protest.html?intcmp=hplnws

The normally quiet NJAC board has an unusual topic to discuss!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on November 26, 2015, 09:12:34 pm
Yeah, but why link somewhere other than D3hoops.com for it?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ralph Turner on November 27, 2015, 12:07:50 pm
Yeah, but why link somewhere other than D3hoops.com for it?


Sorry, because I first saw it on the national news wires.

Here is the link to the D3Hoops.com write-up.

http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2015/11/william-paterson-walks-off-floor-protest


The comment by the NJAC Commissioner about uncharted territory makes for an interesting discussion. I hope that Dave can interview Commissioner Terry Small on Hoopsville.

Thanks
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 29, 2015, 01:38:26 pm
I am thinking about it Ralph... but I have also talked to Terry in the last few days and I am not exactly sure there is any point to an interview. It is one game, it is done, WP isn't apparently protesting or forfeiting any more games. If it happens again on Wednesday vs. New Jersey City, then I think a conversation with Terry on Thursday's show would be more relevant.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on December 14, 2015, 03:28:23 pm
Anyone know how long Bridgeman is out for Will Pat?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Bengalsrule on December 17, 2015, 01:24:31 pm
Kudos to NJ City university on a excellent article in D3hoops.  With all the good hoops teams/programs in the njac it's surprising how little conversation takes place on these boards!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: 7express on December 22, 2015, 12:31:09 pm
Anyone know how long Bridgeman is out for Will Pat?

I checked their roster last night and he's not listed on the roster anymore  ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Bengalsrule on December 22, 2015, 02:57:38 pm
Anyone know how long Bridgeman is out for Will Pat?

I checked their roster last night and he's not listed on the roster anymore  ???

hey 7express...maybe you can tell me why the NJAC/Atlantic boards have so little chatter? It seems like a board that represents the NJAC, CUNY, MAQC, Skyline and CSAC would have a lot more chatter than the 1 post every 10 days stuff (between all 5 conferences nonetheless).  I'm sure that there is a logical reason...I just haven't figured that reason out yet! ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 10, 2016, 05:14:53 pm
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 16, 2016, 10:54:32 am
League is up for grabs this year... if you had to make a guess, who comes out on top in the NJAC?

Surprised this forum has so little chatter, all NJ teams with lots of history in the country.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on January 16, 2016, 01:59:35 pm
League is up for grabs this year... if you had to make a guess, who comes out on top in the NJAC?

Surprised this forum has so little chatter, all NJ teams with lots of history in the country.
Welcome to the boards. Make some chatter and people will read and respond. 

I think Stockiton might do it. ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 16, 2016, 03:56:53 pm
League is up for grabs this year... if you had to make a guess, who comes out on top in the NJAC?

Surprised this forum has so little chatter, all NJ teams with lots of history in the country.

We appreciate you joining! Tell your friends.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 17, 2016, 08:57:16 am
Snow and McDaniel from Rutgers Newark are having unreal senior seasons. If Newark wins the league, one of them has to be POY.

Also Bridgeman back for William Paterson, that is huge for them. They now become a threat again to win the league.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 18, 2016, 01:34:46 pm
NJAC is certainly up for grabs this year.  My boys should be the favorite, however, losing Harmon's leadership is showing.  Cane needs to step up as a leader this year.  They have about the same crew as last year, minus Harmon plus Haddon.  RU-N is doing well and they get a rematch soon with SU.  Good luck ......Z!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on January 19, 2016, 09:06:40 am
I am new to the league this year and am continually amazed by its balance (or, perhaps, inconsistency).  You better bring it every night because there is always a chance some hot/cold shooting can turn a game upside down.  It is a fun league to watch--I have now seen all the teams--and I can't begin to guess how the post-season will work out.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 20, 2016, 11:59:52 am
Rutgers Newark v NJCU tonight for sole possession of first place and Ramapo v William Paterson.

Two huge games in the NJAC. I have to lean with Rutgers Newark. I think with Bridgeman back and Mensah playing the way he has lately, William Paterson has new life and is ready to make a second half run in the NJAC.

I'm going to go with Newark over NJCU 68-60 to grab first place in the conference and William Paterson over Ramapo in an up and down game 81-75.

Good luck to everyone in the league tonight. Looking forward to streaming these games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 30, 2016, 02:45:41 pm
Stockton defeats Willy P.  Tough year for WPU.  Losing their coach hasn't helped them this year.  They got their work cut out for them to just get into the conf.  tournament this year.  Go Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 30, 2016, 08:55:21 pm
Stockton defeats Willy P.  Tough year for WPU.  Losing their coach hasn't helped them this year.  They got their work cut out for them to just get into the conf.  tournament this year.  Go Ospreys!!

Losing their coach distracted them... instead of rallying around their frustrations and probable anger about the departure, they allowed it to overtake their season. Sad to see.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 31, 2016, 10:35:31 am
I think what happened to William Paterson with their head coach being let go during their season after they were off to an amazing start is a lot tougher than people make it seem. I give tons of credit to Bright Mensah stepping up as a senior leader and going into every game and playing his hardest and getting the most out of the guys around him.  It says a lot about his character and about his leadership.

That being said they are still in a tough hole, especially since they forfeited a game against Ramapo... does anyone know if that game is going to get made up?

Lots of action this week as most teams in the league have 3 games because of the snow cancelling last Saturday's games. Huge win in the NJAC for playoff seeding. By Saturday night we will have a better feel for who will be in our out of the conference tournament.

Good luck to all. Excited to watch some of these games and stream them.



Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 31, 2016, 10:40:48 am
That being said they are still in a tough hole, especially since they forfeited a game against Ramapo... does anyone know if that game is going to get made up?

No. That game is gone. It is a loss for WP and a win for Ramapo 2-0. The conference already ruled on it and then the NCAA followed with the same ruling a few weeks after the game. There are no grounds to make it up. Decision by the team put them behind the 8-ball.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 31, 2016, 10:45:46 am
Interesting.. Looks like it is going to cost them down the road.. Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 31, 2016, 05:24:42 pm
d-mac is correct.  The team should never have forfeited that game.  That game should have been a statement game for the team.  WPU should have took their frustrations out on the rest of the league by bonding together.  However, the season has unraveled and the rest of the league is not going to cut them any slack.  Most of the teams are looking for payback from all the success that Willy P. has had against them in recent years.

This is certainly a big week in the njac and the pecking order should be clear soon.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 01, 2016, 03:04:41 pm
Big game for Rutgers Newark tonight.. looking to get revenge in the Golden Dome against the Ospreys after they got run out of the gym earlier in the  year against Stockton. After losing twice to NJCU and once to Stockton, Newark looks to prove they can beat the best tonight at 8 PM. I've been looking forward to this game for a while.

I predict Newark answers back and looks to keep their foot on the pedal heading towards the playoffs. Newark over Stockton, 73-67.

Great way to start off the week with some NJAC Hoops!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 03, 2016, 04:34:55 pm
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 09, 2016, 09:52:46 am
Stockton has been my pick all year long to win the NJAC. It appears to me, that they are starting to click as a unit and figure it out a little bit, just at the right time.

I was able to make it down to the game this Saturday @ Stockton as they totally dismantled a very athletic and good Ramapo basketball team. The Ospreys were playing with energy and a motor that we have yet to see for a full 40 minutes from them. They were knocking down everything, but more importantly doing it on the defensive side of the basketball.

Stockton has a huge game this Wednesday as they travel to Jersey City and look to get some payback on the Gothic Knights. If Stockton can find a way to carry over their performance from Saturday on the defensive side, they are a very dangerous team come this Saturday and tournament time. Stockton has not been swept by a team all year in the NJAC and I do not see it happening this year. Stockton over NJCU in the NJAC Game of the Week, 73-66.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 10, 2016, 01:54:36 pm
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 15, 2016, 09:29:53 pm
NJCU wrapped up the regular season title, first round bye and home court for the tournament on Saturday against Montclair.  The Knights are peaking at the right time and I hope I get a chance to catch a playoff game.  It has been tough the last few years getting to a game.

Since it has been a while a Stalkerette report, she is now 14, 5'7" with long arms and the starting center on her Rec and AAU team.  She has long arms and is an outstanding defender and rebounder and finally putting it together on the offensive end.  Coaches are starting to put their best defenders on her or running out players to foul her.  She plays with no fear and her teammates hate practicing against her because she is so physical.  She will take on players that have 3 or 4 inches and 50 pounds on her, even the boys don't want to play against her.  Proud dad bragging over.

I doubt she will end up playing for an NJAC team, she has only one college in mind right now, the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. She wants to become a Navy doctor. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on February 16, 2016, 04:15:03 pm
Good luck to her Knightstalker.  Lofty aspirations indeed.  It's my first year in the NJAC and the competition is fierce, to say the least.  Looking forward to the tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 17, 2016, 09:05:48 pm
Kinghtstalker ... !4? Good lord, where has the time gone??? Mine are 15 & 11 and both are softball players. The youngest already has won two national championships and plays on teams in Tennessee and Texas. I remember meeting you at a TCNJ v. NJCU game before we had any kids!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: bulk19 on February 17, 2016, 10:51:05 pm
Knightstalker -
I remember reading the occasional Stalkerette updates back in the day when you'd give her a mention in the old political forum boards here... 

Best of luck to her in her admirable pursuits; the world needs more Navy doctors than we do power forwards!  ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2016, 11:16:59 pm
NJAC tournament is set.  The first round has 1 seed NJCU and 2 seed Stockton with byes, 5 TCNJ at 4 Ramapo and 6 WPU at 3 Rutgers Newark.

Link to NJAC website bracket page.
http://www.njacsports.com/news/2016/2/17/MBB_0217161445.aspx?path=mbball
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 17, 2016, 11:20:37 pm
Phil, we are getting old.  The Stalkerette is playing rec softball again this year, probably starting at first base.  She is also running track for her middle school, she did the long jump last year and cleared over 13 feet by the end of the season, she tried the shot put but is too skinny for it, I was a shot putter and she wanted to try.  She is also going to run hurdles this year and maybe the 400 and 800.  She can't wait until next year when she can start high jumping. 

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 20, 2016, 11:03:45 am
First round of the NJAC Playoffs today. Two games on slate this evening as #5 TCNJ travels up north to #4 Ramapo and #6 William Paterson heads to #3 Rutgers Newark.

Ramapo swept TCNJ in the regular season and is looking to continue that trend tonight. TCNJ a pre-season #8 team in the conference has surprised some teams this year and found a way to get in the playoffs, kudos to them. Ramapo has done a terrific job with a starting lineup that consists of 4 Sophomores and 1 big time senior in Frank Nock.

William Paterson might be the best 6 seed this league has seen in a while with Mensah and Bridgeman leading the way. Newark shouldn't be too concerned though as they have a couple solid seniors themselves in Snow and McDaniel who can fill it up. Snow and McDaniel just combined for 70+ points this past weekend at Ramapo.

Excited for the first round to kick off. First game is at 6PM while Newark hosts WP at 7PM. I will have both my laptops up streaming simultaneously. PLAYOFF TIME BABY!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 20, 2016, 09:25:03 pm
RU Newark defeats WPU 78-52.
TCNJ takes out Ramapo 105-95.

#3 Newark travels to #2 Stockton.
#5 TCNJ travels to #1 Jersey City.

Both games Wednesday night at 7:00 PM.



Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 24, 2016, 02:18:08 pm
Final public regional rankings are out: http://www.d3blogs.com/d3hoops/2016/02/24/third-ncaa-regional-ranking/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 27, 2016, 01:16:11 pm
Not much chatter on here throughout the playoffs... What are everyone's thoughts on the Championship game:

 #5 TCNJ @ #2 Richard Stockton?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on February 27, 2016, 01:30:20 pm
Not much chatter on here throughout the playoffs... What are everyone's thoughts on the Championship game:

 #5 TCNJ @ #2 Richard Stockton?

I think Stockton will win. But I'm rooting for TCNJ since my niece goes there. ☺
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: middhoops on February 29, 2016, 03:33:49 pm
A couple of old guys coming to Stockton from Vermont for the games on Friday.  Is it easy to find the gym?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 29, 2016, 03:48:16 pm
A couple of old guys coming to Stockton from Vermont for the games on Friday.  Is it easy to find the gym?


yes, very easy to find their facility. huge complex cannot miss it. very nice facility.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on May 11, 2016, 11:13:23 pm
The Stalkerettes AAU team will be playing this weekend at Montclair State in the Best of the Best tournament.  One game Saturday and 2 on Sunday.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on September 22, 2016, 09:25:38 pm
This is usually a quiet page but, in case anyone is lurking, we have all the NJAC men's and women's schedules entered except Stockton's. For a little while the team pages will default to last season. But you can look at next season's schedules by changing the year in the URL.

http://d3hoops.com/teams/Rowan/Women/2016-17/index
http://d3hoops.com/teams/New_Jersey_City/Men/2016-17/index
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 23, 2016, 12:47:03 am
This is usually a quiet page but, in case anyone is lurking, we have all the NJAC men's and women's schedules entered except Stockton's. For a little while the team pages will default to last season. But you can look at next season's schedules by changing the year in the URL.

http://d3hoops.com/teams/Rowan/Women/2016-17/index
http://d3hoops.com/teams/New_Jersey_City/Men/2016-17/index

I've been watching (and recording) all the schedules as they hit the schools' team sites... only 36 schools have not yet posted schedules as of this afternoon, Sept. 22.. mainly from New England, and the NEAC....  Alas, Eureka from the SLIAC is still not out there either....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on September 23, 2016, 10:34:41 pm
This is usually a quiet page but, in case anyone is lurking, we have all the NJAC men's and women's schedules entered except Stockton's. For a little while the team pages will default to last season. But you can look at next season's schedules by changing the year in the URL.

http://d3hoops.com/teams/Rowan/Women/2016-17/index
http://d3hoops.com/teams/New_Jersey_City/Men/2016-17/index

I've been watching (and recording) all the schedules as they hit the schools' team sites... only 36 schools have not yet posted schedules as of this afternoon, Sept. 22.. mainly from New England, and the NEAC....  Alas, Eureka from the SLIAC is still not out there either....

We have to recruit you to help Gordon post them here. It's a lot for one person ...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 23, 2016, 11:10:56 pm
This is usually a quiet page but, in case anyone is lurking, we have all the NJAC men's and women's schedules entered except Stockton's. For a little while the team pages will default to last season. But you can look at next season's schedules by changing the year in the URL.

http://d3hoops.com/teams/Rowan/Women/2016-17/index
http://d3hoops.com/teams/New_Jersey_City/Men/2016-17/index

I've been watching (and recording) all the schedules as they hit the schools' team sites... only 36 schools have not yet posted schedules as of this afternoon, Sept. 22.. mainly from New England, and the NEAC....  Alas, Eureka from the SLIAC is still not out there either....

We have to recruit you to help Gordon post them here. It's a lot for one person ...

The number reduced to 33 today!! ;) ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on September 25, 2016, 09:39:48 pm
Hopefan:

Thanks. Now the trick is to get them all in our system. :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 26, 2016, 12:44:07 am
Hopefan:

Thanks. Now the trick is to get them all in our system. :)

The other is to question schools about the 60 some on errors out there... where one school lists the game as day 1, the other as day 2.   Not to mention the tournament openings still out there, either accounted for by one of the schools who still haven't listed their sked, or bey a non-D3 school.  And Schools that have listed less than 25 games... will they add more to get to 25, or like the MWC, play less.

Slo-pokes as of Friday were:

Medaille
CCNY
Medgar Evers
St John Fisher
Pine Manor
Maranatha Baptist
UC Santa Cruz
Rust
Goucher
Juniata
Western Connecticut
Alvernia
Green Mountain
Johnson State
Keuka
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNYIT
Wells
Bryn Athyn
Wilson
Lesley
Regis (Mass.)
Wheelock
Colby
Middlebury
Wesleyan
MIT
Wheaton (Mass.)
Stockton
Eastern Mennonite
Cal Lutheran
Eureka
Greensboro

I guess I'm most surprised at 'Major Conference' members in the NESCAC and NEWMAC still being out there, as well as St John Fisher, Stockton, Eastern Mennonnite...

Who do I think will be the last team standing.. and may even remain standing during the season...??? It's a given... Rust....
Of course if my home conference team Eureka doesn't hire an SID, they may be there too!!





Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on September 26, 2016, 12:35:52 pm
Yeah, schedule entry is always painful on the front end and the back end. Eventually someone(s) will have to clear out all the TBDs for the season opening tournaments.

And some of those schools, like CCNY, have the women's schedule posted but not men.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 26, 2016, 07:05:00 pm
 ;D  Nice progress today....Wesleyan, Wheaton (Mass.), Eastern Mennonite, Alvernia, Maranatha Baptist, CCNY, Medaille all post their schedules....now 26 schools without schedules posted (including Rust)....

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 27, 2016, 09:09:14 pm
Middlebury and Johnson State fall off the list... 24 schools remain... led by Rust... and SIX NEAC schools....
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on September 29, 2016, 07:45:29 am
Colby and UC Santa Crruz fall off the list... 22 schools remain... led by Rust... and SIX NEAC schools....

22 schools who have not yet posted schedule... and it's almost October!!

Medgar Evers
St John Fisher
Pine Manor
Rust
Goucher
Juniata
Western Connecticut
Green Mountain
Keuka
SUNY Cobleskill
SUNYIT
Wells
Bryn Athyn
Wilson
Lesley
Regis (Mass.)
Wheelock
MIT
Stockton
Cal Lutheran
Eureka
Greensboro

I'll continue to track this, but I'm going to move it to where it belongs... in the NEAC room!! ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on October 17, 2016, 11:10:36 am
Basketball season is back!! Does anyone know when the pre season rankings come out? I would imagine Richard Stockton, Ramapo, and NJCU should all shape up to be the top three in no specific order. What does everyone else think? I also noticed that NJCU is ranked 18th in the country to start the season...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on October 18, 2016, 01:11:59 pm
Our poll will be released near the end of the month, I hope. It depends largely on how quickly schools respond to our efforts to gather information for our voters and how quickly the voters cast their ballots (which they can't do until the first part happens).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 18, 2016, 02:29:14 pm
Hey Ballerz where did you see the number 18 ranking for NJCU?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hopefan on October 19, 2016, 06:06:47 am
D3news shows NJCU as No. 18....  see magicman's post in MBB: State University of New York Athletic Conference for the link... ;)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on October 20, 2016, 10:51:09 am
I'm sure TCNJ will be largely ignored even though they beat NJCU 2 of 3 times – eliminating them from the NJAC tourney – and made the NJAC finals. Unlike NJCU, the Lions have their entire roster returning from last season – including Bobby Brackett who missed the entire '15-'16 season to injury. It's worth remembering that Mr. Brackett was a 1st team All-NJAC performer who set the program record for rebounds in a season with 327...Ranked 2nd in NCAA DIII in defensive rebounds, 4th in rebounds per game, and 8th in double-doubles. D3News also had TCNJ's Eric Murdock, Jr. as the lone player from the New Jersey Athletic Conference to be chosen to their preseason Top 24 All-American list.

...and besides Brackett and the returning TCNJ roster, they added transfer Corey Stanford, who was a 3-year starter at Catholic University.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on October 20, 2016, 05:33:36 pm
I think TCNJ will be one of the best teams in that conference, if that makes you feel any better. :)

Glad you're still alive and kicking.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on October 21, 2016, 01:14:08 am
Living & breathing Fastpitch softball here in Texas. Travelled 14,000 miles by car and tour bus during the spring season alone for my daughter who played 3rd base for a Tennessee team that went 70-3 and won a national championship: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Ov04CKglI

Played in 10 states from Georgia to California ... and she's only 11 ... and has won 3 national championships already. She put one over the fence at the college distance of 200 feet at the PGF nationals in California. Still following NJAC hoops from a distance...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on October 21, 2016, 10:10:00 am
Holy moly. That's quite a traveling team experience at any age, especially that one. How'd she get connected with a team in Tennessee?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on October 21, 2016, 11:37:05 am
She hit a walk off double against the Tennessee team to win the 8U USFA national title in FL two years ago. Then in her first year of 10U ball she was asked to go to the PGF Nationals in CA with an older team here in Texas. PGF is a season ending invitation-only tourney attended by college coaches and broadcast on ESPN this year and FOX Sports last year. We got eliminated earlier in the week and she watched the finals from the stands where she said to me, "Dad, next year I want it to me out there". This year, three girls on the Tennessee team were from Texas. We had kept in touch with the TN coaches after 8U ball and they were lacking some bats to go along with their pitching. Next thing you know we're traveling back and forth on a full-blown tour bus with bedroom, kitchen, bunk beds, living room and 6 TVs (courtesy of the Grandpa of one of our TX girls). Turns out their top two pitchers were from Ohio and Indiana and threw between 56-60mph from 35 ft. Most d3 college pitchers can't throw 60 from 43 ft. Between our pitching and hitting, we were pretty much unbeatable. Turned out our 3 Texas girls hit .200 points higher than the rest of the team at PGF, with my DD leading the way with a .600 average that week. She led the tourney in RBIs. Experience of a lifetime and amazing that she not only made it to the finals after what she told me from the stands last year, but she was named offensive player of the game after going 4-4 with a DBL and 2 RBIs. It's a different world down here ... 120 mile round trip to practice. Three days of Crossfit. Private hitting coach who was a 3-time All American at Baylor. Another night of hitting work at cages. And then tourney weekends ... 10 months/year. In the video link on my previous post, she's the leadoff batter in the bottom of the fifth for the black team at 1:26:00
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on October 21, 2016, 04:38:01 pm
She hit a walk off double against the Tennessee team to win the 8U USFA national title in FL two years ago. Then in her first year of 10U ball she was asked to go to the PGF Nationals in CA with an older team here in Texas. PGF is a season ending invitation-only tourney attended by college coaches and broadcast on ESPN this year and FOX Sports last year. We got eliminated earlier in the week and she watched the finals from the stands where she said to me, "Dad, next year I want it to me out there". This year, three girls on the Tennessee team were from Texas. We had kept in touch with the TN coaches after 8U ball and they were lacking some bats to go along with their pitching. Next thing you know we're traveling back and forth on a full-blown tour bus with bedroom, kitchen, bunk beds, living room and 6 TVs (courtesy of the Grandpa of one of our TX girls). Turns out their top two pitchers were from Ohio and Indiana and threw between 56-60mph from 35 ft. Most d3 college pitchers can't throw 60 from 43 ft. Between our pitching and hitting, we were pretty much unbeatable. Turned out our 3 Texas girls hit .200 points higher than the rest of the team at PGF, with my DD leading the way with a .600 average that week. She led the tourney in RBIs. Experience of a lifetime and amazing that she not only made it to the finals after what she told me from the stands last year, but she was named offensive player of the game after going 4-4 with a DBL and 2 RBIs. It's a different world down here ... 120 mile round trip to practice. Three days of Crossfit. Private hitting coach who was a 3-time All American at Baylor. Another night of hitting work at cages. And then tourney weekends ... 10 months/year. In the video link on my previous post, she's the leadoff batter in the bottom of the fifth for the black team at 1:26:00

God Bless ya Phil. I love my kids to death and would do (and have done) just about anything for them...........but I'm not sure that I could do all that (Daddy is single, and, well, you know, he needs to get fed ;) ) The only thing I've experienced like that was when I dated a woman who's son was (and is) a very high level hockey player. He plays for his $62,000 Prep School (and pays about $6,000 to attend) and a high level club team. The expenses are insane and the travel is horrific. Hockey practice times are God awful given the lack of ice sheets. 4:00am? Screw that!! :) If not for a very well known, very wealthy person (who's son is on the team) flying the team to Texas, North Dakota, Michigan, Canada, Europe on his dime.......it would almost be undoable for everybody but the well off.

He's a junior now and all of this had better pay off with a big fat scholarship to a prestigious school in the Northeast (at least that was the plan)...............or grants out the ying yang to attend Princeton. He's a wee bit small for a shot at the NHL but one never knows. He'd be playing juniors in Canada if he had more junk in his trunk. Best of luck to your daughter!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on October 22, 2016, 08:02:06 am
Hockey ... ughhhh. I played a little way back when. Ice times are brutal. We had to fill out an info sheet for the broadcasters to use for the PGF finals. While everyone was putting down an SEC school for colleges they want to attend, my DD put down Princeton or Norte Dame. Unless you're a pitcher or catcher, a scholarship will net you a 35% scholarship before an academic package. I might end up being a Walmart greeter until the retirement home won't let me out the front door anymore.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on October 22, 2016, 09:17:18 am
Hockey ... ughhhh. I played a little way back when. Ice times are brutal. We had to fill out an info sheet for the broadcasters to use for the PGF finals. While everyone was putting down an SEC school for colleges they want to attend, my DD put down Princeton or Norte Dame. Unless you're a pitcher or catcher, a scholarship will net you a 35% scholarship before an academic package. I might end up being a Walmart greeter until the retirement home won't let me out the front door anymore.

Don't forget the Walmart cheer four times a day in the center of the store.........they fire people for non-compliance!! :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 22, 2016, 11:50:59 am
That is why I am so happy my daughter has her sights set on Annapolis.  I hope to get out of paying for college.  Right now she is in the High School marching band, playing fall league basketball for the high school JV and Varsity.  Her summer league JV team took second in the league and the Varsity won the league in a very competitive league.  The fall league teams are unbeaten and being coached by the local AAU team the Jersey Blaze who won a 16U title in Myrtle Beach back in July.  She is the teams female Dennis Rodman, defense and rebounding.  Then come spring she has decided to run track instead of play softball.

What really sucks is we have to travel to Rowan tomorrow morning for the US Bands NJ state championships with the marching band.  I hate Rowan. 
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on October 22, 2016, 01:42:19 pm
That is why I am so happy my daughter has her sights set on Annapolis.  I hope to get out of paying for college.  Right now she is in the High School marching band, playing fall league basketball for the high school JV and Varsity.  Her summer league JV team took second in the league and the Varsity won the league in a very competitive league.  The fall league teams are unbeaten and being coached by the local AAU team the Jersey Blaze who won a 16U title in Myrtle Beach back in July.  She is the teams female Dennis Rodman, defense and rebounding.  Then come spring she has decided to run track instead of play softball.

What really sucks is we have to travel to Rowan tomorrow morning for the US Bands NJ state championships with the marching band.  I hate Rowan.

Best of luck with your daughter Knightstalker!! Glassboro State sucks!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on October 23, 2016, 10:20:39 pm
That is why I am so happy my daughter has her sights set on Annapolis.  I hope to get out of paying for college.  Right now she is in the High School marching band, playing fall league basketball for the high school JV and Varsity.  Her summer league JV team took second in the league and the Varsity won the league in a very competitive league.  The fall league teams are unbeaten and being coached by the local AAU team the Jersey Blaze who won a 16U title in Myrtle Beach back in July.  She is the teams female Dennis Rodman, defense and rebounding.  Then come spring she has decided to run track instead of play softball.

What really sucks is we have to travel to Rowan tomorrow morning for the US Bands NJ state championships with the marching band.  I hate Rowan.

Best of luck with your daughter Knightstalker!! Glassboro State sucks!!!

Spent a half day at Rowan today.  I was really surprised how much the school and campus has changed.  It has been close to 15 years since I was last there.  The Warren Hills band took 5th out of 12 in their group.  Best score of the year.  It was a good trip and nice day except for the wind.  I think the people at the concession stand knew I went to JCSC/NJCU they ignored me and then when I ordered my overpriced cheeseburger and coffee served everyone around me first.  I joked with the girl about it and said they took so long because I went to NJCU.  She laughed and said if she knew that she would have ignored me completely.  I hate those guys.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 03, 2016, 05:01:50 pm
We are reporting via the Hoopsville twitter account that Stockton AD Lonnie Folks has been let go. We are have learned that there has been tension between some of the coaches and Folks for sometime. It may have risen up to the President's office, but we cannot be sure. Official decision has not been announced that we are aware of including who the interim AD is, though Folks' name is off the website as of late this afternoon and Jon Heck has been moved up to the top of the staff list.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on November 09, 2016, 10:25:53 am
When do the NJAC pre season rankings come out? The season starts in 6 days...
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on November 09, 2016, 11:28:20 am
Yeah, getting pretty late for a conference preseason poll. Maybe they aren't doing one this year?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 09, 2016, 11:54:18 am
I am told it is coming out on Friday - trash day.  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on November 11, 2016, 10:17:18 am
Pre-season poll is up.  Jersey City, Ramapo, TJNJ.  Lots of returning all-league players mentioned.  Stockton is picked fourth--lost players and a legendary coach.  MSU the sleeper.  Won't be a lot of "take it for granted" games, in my view.  Better bring it every night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: CCHoopster on November 12, 2016, 03:00:32 pm
Did Stockton just lose players to graduation or other players as well?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 12, 2016, 06:53:52 pm
They lost Armin Cane and I did not see Jaymere Hadden on the roster??.  However, they have a bunch of juniors and sophs. that have seen alot of playing time the past couple of seasons.

Also, they lost their HOF coach after 30 years--  retired.

Stockton may not win the league this year, but I see them getting stronger as the season progresses.

Go Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 13, 2016, 04:43:46 pm
Don't think the loss of their head coach is going to be a factor at all. With all due respect, Scott Bitner was running things for the most part anyway. He just rose from "associate head coach" to "interim head coach." Not really a difference.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on November 13, 2016, 04:44:52 pm
Believe it not, the 2016-17 basketball season is just days away. But the season can't start without Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) hitting the air!

Tune in tonight starting at 7pm as Dave talks to the two preseason numbers one teams, finds out how the offseason went for the two defending national championships, and touches bases with the men's and women's basketball committee chairs.

Guests include:
- Kevin Vande Streek, men's basketball committee chair and head coach for Calvin
- Bobbi Morgan, women's basketball committee chair and head coach for Haverford
- John Tauer, head coach for No. 10 St. Thomas men
- Dave Hixon, head coach for No. 1 Amherst men
- Jeff Hans, head coach for No. 4 Thomas More women
- Carla Berube, head coach for No. 1 Tufts women

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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on November 23, 2016, 01:39:20 pm
Sarah Sommer features the New Jersey City men in the first Around the Atlantic column of the year. Check it out here:

http://www.d3hoops.com/columns/around-the-region/atlantic/index
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on December 06, 2016, 10:32:43 am
Three games into the conference schedule and still 4 undefeated teams.  Scheduling quirk or haves and have-nots?  I still believe the league is generally pretty dangerous 8 teams deep.  Certainly Stockton will get going.
Should start sorting itself this week.  TCNJ at JCSU on Saturday and Rowan visiting TCNJ tomorrow--big week for the Lions to show their mettle.
What's the skinny from around the league?  I see Ramapo is getting top 25 votes.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on December 08, 2016, 11:37:10 am
Saturday... 3PM @ NJCU... TCNJ comes to town.

Wow! What a great holiday treat. Last time these two teams met it was the NJAC semi-finals and TCNJ came out with the upset... I bet NJCU has had this date circled on their calendars for quite some time.

Both teams are 4-0 in league play so... this is gonna be a war! Who ya got winning this matchup!?!?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 18, 2016, 03:53:31 pm
The holiday break for some teams has started and for others is about to begin. Where does everyone stand? What have we learned as we finish the first "half" of the season? On Sunday's edition of Hoopsville, Dave talks to some teams who are making waves early and takes the pulse of the season so far.

It is also the First Semester Finale of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com) which will be off the air for the holidays returning on Thursday, January 5, 2017.

You can watch Hoopsville starting at 7:00 PM here: www.d3hoops.com/hoopsville/archives/2016-17/dec18

Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Veronica Nolt, Elizabethtown women's coach
- Dan Raymond, Ithaca women's coach
- Marc Brown, New Jersey City men's coach
- Other guests to be determined

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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 28, 2016, 11:51:23 pm
Now for the really important news.  The Warren Hills Regional High School Lady Blue Streaks freshman basketball team won the Merchants Bank Holiday Girls Basketball tournament hosted by Bangor Area High School with a 35-32 win over host Bangor Lady Slaters in the opening round yesterday and with a 45-32 win over East Stroudsburg Area High School today.  The Stalkerette started in both games and played well in both games.  These girls have been playing together and against each other since 3rd and 4th grade and are really starting to mesh as a team.  They played both games with only 7 available players and their best player sidelined in the concussion protocol.  When she returns the Stalkerette will become the first player off the bench.  I am proud of these girls.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 29, 2016, 05:19:18 am
If anyone cares... here is a nice highlight from the D3hoops.com Classic... Ramapo's Cory Soanes skies for the one-handed slam against Salisbury: https://youtu.be/O0fWYNOy58A
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on December 29, 2016, 08:13:05 am
Saw that dunk while live streaming the game.... I believe he is 6'0 and that is a generous measurement... wow, what a play!

P.S. HUGE HUGE HUGE WIN for the Ramapo Roadrunners... great win for the NJAC as a whole.

NJAC teams have been playing very well outside of the conference this year.. should be a year where finally they get multiple bids for the NCAA tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 29, 2016, 01:55:23 pm
Getting multiple bids will rely on how much the top NJAC teams beat up on each other during the season and who wins the conference tournament.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 29, 2016, 10:16:34 pm
NJCU defeats Gettysburg 61-57, they play Misericordia tomorrow in the tournament final.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 30, 2016, 01:12:10 am
Saw that dunk while live streaming the game.... I believe he is 6'0 and that is a generous measurement... wow, what a play!


I believe he is listed at 5-11, actually. He is also still recovering from a nasty case of pink eye which has been successfully treated but still has his face rather swollen and giving him vision problems out of one eye.

Getting multiple bids will rely on how much the top NJAC teams beat up on each other during the season and who wins the conference tournament.

If Ramapo and NJCU can split against each other and not let the conference beat them out (meaning 1 or 2 losses before the conference tournament), they could be in a really good shape for the NCAA tournament. However, if the NJAC eats themselves from within yet again, it will set-up a very nasty road for anyone who gets out of the conference.

Someone other than Stockton has to prove they can do something in the NCAA tournament. In the last 10-15(?) years, Stockton is the ONLY team to get out of the first round and they have done it exactly twice. The NJAC needs to prove just how good they are ... on a national stage. This just might be the year that could happen.

I liked what I saw from Ramapo. This might have been the best squad they have brought to Vegas in some time... if ever (including the year they were ranked when they arrived). I like what I see from NJCU as well. The key is, those teams can't drink the Kool-Aid. Too many times there are assumptions made that NJAC teams think they are better than they really are and I think they then approach games assuming they are just going to win. Be humble. Focus on each game. Don't take ANY team for granted. That will be a significant way for these two and maybe others to be successful this year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on December 30, 2016, 08:49:40 pm
NJCU defeats Misericordia 87-72 holding another high scoring team to 20 points below their scoring average.  The Knights come out of the break 11-1.  They need to maintain this pace, they look really good this year.  Can't wait until the Ramapo games.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 02, 2017, 09:29:21 pm
Ramapo and NJCU enter the top 25 this week.  Ramapo at 19, the Gothic Knights at 23, showdown on the 14th.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 05, 2017, 05:49:38 pm
Was anyone at the NJCU-MSU game last night? Can't believe Jersey City lost.... only scored 14 points in the first half.. did Montclair play a zone? Or was NJCU just off? Wow.. big win for the Red Hawks..
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 05, 2017, 10:16:37 pm
Watched a good chunk of the end... looks like NJCU was just off offensively. Very good on defense, but not clicking on offense. Almost seemed liked they just expected to win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 14, 2017, 09:24:12 am
The day the NJAC has been waiting for.. NJCU v #13 Ramapo

This game has all of a sudden turned into something much bigger for NJCU. After losing to Stockton and Montclair, this game becomes much more meaningful for NJCU. Look for them to bounce back and take care of business tonight at home against Ramapo. NJCU is very difficult to beat at their place. The physicality that gets played at their home games is unlike anything I've seen on the college basketball court, those kids defend as well as anyone in the country! Look for NJCU to slow the tempo down, handle Ramapo's pressure, keep the game low scoring and hand the Roadrunners their first loss of the year.

NJCU 78 Ramapo 71

Hope everyone enjoys the day of NJAC hoops!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 14, 2017, 09:39:00 am
The day the NJAC has been waiting for.. NJCU v #13 Ramapo

This game has all of a sudden turned into something much bigger for NJCU. After losing to Stockton and Montclair, this game becomes much more meaningful for NJCU. Look for them to bounce back and take care of business tonight at home against Ramapo. NJCU is very difficult to beat at their place. The physicality that gets played at their home games is unlike anything I've seen on the college basketball court, those kids defend as well as anyone in the country! Look for NJCU to slow the tempo down, handle Ramapo's pressure, keep the game low scoring and hand the Roadrunners their first loss of the year.

NJCU 78 Ramapo 71

Hope everyone enjoys the day of NJAC hoops!

Are they still missing those injured players?  I don't see them having much of any chance if they're not pretty close to full strength.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 14, 2017, 09:46:08 am
Good point, not sure.. I knew about the Kevin Brown injury.. was unaware that Wosu did not play against Stockton. That is a huge loss for them. I hope they can get healthy again ASAP.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 14, 2017, 07:29:52 pm
Wosu played today and the Knights beat Ramapo in OT 76-71, followed the game on live stats, what an even matchup.  Looks like I missed a great game because I decided to go bow hunting this afternoon.  I agree with NJBallerz, when I saw the Knights play Albertus Mangus they just smothered them with tight physical defense.  They were frustrated all afternoon that day.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 15, 2017, 12:47:15 am
I haven't responded to the boards in a long, long time...I've been busy LOL!

I'll be on Hoopsville tomorrow night to give an Atlantic Region update...

To answer the health question, we were without Kevin Brown again tonight. He got hurt against Montclair so this was his third straight game out but he will be back against Rutgers-Newark next week.

Chinwe Wosu was sick on Wednesday...flu has been going around the team...he didn't even make the trip on Wednesday...he was THAT sick...Fortunately, his mom is a nurse and that's better than even chicken soup.

Ata Robinson played in the Stockton game injured but was not as effective as usual. Ice baths in the trainer's office the last two days certainly worked because he looked really good tonight, especially late. But he missed half the game after taking an inadvertent elbow that opened up a noticeable cut above his eye. You can see the bandage job on the post-game interview on our Facebook page.

Marc Brown interview at: https://www.facebook.com/NJCUGothicKnights/videos/10154507276484915/
 
Interview with Ata Robinson, Jalen Harris and Chinwe Wosu after the win over Ramapo: https://www.facebook.com/NJCUGothicKnights/videos/10154507238819915/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 16, 2017, 02:24:29 pm
Great insight on the NJCU team.. happy to see everyone is healthy and that they will be back to full strength on Wednesday night.

I was only off by two points on the NJCU side of things with my final score prediction. Great win for NJCU. Really tough to win in that building... still can't believe TCNJ was able to get them TWICE last year on the road.

As for Ramapo, look for them to bounce back and get a win Wednesday night against William Paterson.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 25, 2017, 09:53:43 pm
NJCU beats William Paterson and Ramapo beats Montclair tonight.  Both teams keeping up the pace.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on January 26, 2017, 10:11:41 am
Knightstalker--don't forget TCNJ.  Tied with JCSU and hosts both Ramapo and Jersey City in the second half of league play.  Should be fun.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 30, 2017, 09:30:54 am
Abnormal Monday night NJAC conference match-up tonight.. Montclair State @ Richard Stockton. Big one tonight for the Ospreys. They have a big three game week playing MSU twice in one week.... Look for Stockton to dial it up this week and come out hot. I wouldn't be surprised if Stockton goes on a run to end the season. I will be watching the live stream tonight.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 30, 2017, 05:05:36 pm
Abnormal Monday night NJAC conference match-up tonight.. Montclair State @ Richard Stockton. Big one tonight for the Ospreys. They have a big three game week playing MSU twice in one week.... Look for Stockton to dial it up this week and come out hot. I wouldn't be surprised if Stockton goes on a run to end the season. I will be watching the live stream tonight.

That's because the game(s) is a make-up and this was their predetermined snow make-up date. Coach Harvey on the women's side talked about how she didn't want to play tonight... that she wanted to play any other Monday prior to this but couldn't get it changed. These two teams will play again on Saturday.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on January 30, 2017, 09:53:19 pm
Stockton men outlast MSU 71-67!!

Stockton women knock off #18 Lady Redhawks in OT!!  :o
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 31, 2017, 08:14:24 am
Big time W for the Ospreys last night... huge night for Harmon. Look for them to keep it rolling as they visit a newly improved Rutgers Camden on Wednesday night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 01, 2017, 09:34:25 pm
Ramapo and NJCU both win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 05, 2017, 08:14:02 pm
Ramapo and NJCU both go down on Saturday. Huge week for Rowan going 2-0 vs very very good teams in TCNJ and NJCU. Stockton knocking off MSU twice this week was huge for them!  Final week and a half of NJAC basketball... should be fun to watch!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on February 06, 2017, 08:11:50 am
Certainly don't want to face Rowan in the playoffs.  That's a good team.
Great job by TCNJ over the weekend.  Without their big guy, everyone hiked their game by 15% to make up for it and come away with a hard-fought win over a good Ramapo team, which puts them in a position to earn a bye.  But still much work left to do.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 08, 2017, 02:02:56 pm
First regional rankings have been released... NJAC has four teams in the top 8 in the Atlantic Region! Ramapo rounding out the top for the league at 2nd in the region, TCNJ at 4, NJCU at 5, and Rowan at 7.

NJAC per usual dominating the regional rankings.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 08, 2017, 11:11:36 pm
First regional rankings have been released... NJAC has four teams in the top 8 in the Atlantic Region! Ramapo rounding out the top for the league at 2nd in the region, TCNJ at 4, NJCU at 5, and Rowan at 7.

NJAC per usual dominating the regional rankings.

Don't get too excited. It honestly isn't that hard to get ranked in the Atlantic Region. The CUNYAC and Skyline don't produce enough good teams to be a factor. Staten Island from the CUNYAC is ranked, but you could argue they shouldn't have been ranked. That leads the NJAC, CSAC, and the MAC Freedom... that's it. So yeah, the NJAC has four teams. The CSAC has two (could argue should have three).

Having four is nice, but Ramapo and TCNJ are the only ones that are in position that may allow for an extra bid from the conference... but we have more to come. The problem is, the NJAC is FULL of bad SOS numbers. Any extra losses and an extra bid will go bye-bye.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on February 09, 2017, 09:53:18 am
TCNJ shot themselves in the foot with out of conference losses to Skidmore, Western Conn., and Penn State-Harrisburg. Not exactly a murderer's row of out of conference games. Win 2 out of 3 and the Lions are sitting pretty with a 19-4 record. Instead, at 17-6, they would have to win their last two regular season games, a playoff game, and be heading into the NJAC finals with a 20-6 record to have a chance for consideration. Don't know if 20-7 with quality wins against Ramapo and NJCU is going to get it done. Also, don't know the status of Brackett's knee injury. Without him, an NJAC championship which would likely include victories over NJCU and Ramapo seems far fetched.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 09, 2017, 08:34:56 pm
TCNJ shot themselves in the foot with out of conference losses to Skidmore, Western Conn., and Penn State-Harrisburg. Not exactly a murderer's row of out of conference games. Win 2 out of 3 and the Lions are sitting pretty with a 19-4 record. Instead, at 17-6, they would have to win their last two regular season games, a playoff game, and be heading into the NJAC finals with a 20-6 record to have a chance for consideration. Don't know if 20-7 with quality wins against Ramapo and NJCU is going to get it done. Also, don't know the status of Brackett's knee injury. Without him, an NJAC championship which would likely include victories over NJCU and Ramapo seems far fetched.

Honestly, the Skidmore loss is not that bad... Skidmore is a very good team and should they make the NCAA tournament would be one of those other teams won't want to be matched up against.

The other two? I agree... should have won those.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on February 10, 2017, 08:05:35 am
Agreed that those losses hurt a lot.  No embarrassment losing to Skidmore by 10 in their gym when they shoot 60%.  Western Conn Murdock gets hurt and misses the last 18 minutes, but still...gotta find a way to win that.  No explanation for PS-H.  Still, this is a team when they are fully healthy that could make some noise.  Hope they keep winning so they can get a chance.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 11, 2017, 07:57:16 am
NJCU @ Ramapo today.... who ya got?!?! I cannot see Ramapo being swept in league, especially at home...

Roadrunners 79 Gothic Knights 70
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 11, 2017, 03:52:32 pm
Stockton up 48 to 18 at the half. :o

The Ospreys beat Kean on a tip-in, last month. ::)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 11, 2017, 07:13:29 pm
NJCU @ Ramapo today.... who ya got?!?! I cannot see Ramapo being swept in league, especially at home...

Roadrunners 79 Gothic Knights 70

Sweet prediction NJB...!! Final 78-70 Ramapo

Tourney teams are set 1 thru 6.  Other than the one seed, I don't think any other seeds are locked in yet.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 11, 2017, 09:07:20 pm
NJCU @ Ramapo today.... who ya got?!?! I cannot see Ramapo being swept in league, especially at home...

Roadrunners 79 Gothic Knights 70

Sweet prediction NJB...!! Final 78-70 Ramapo

Tourney teams are set 1 thru 6.  Other than the one seed, I don't think any other seeds are locked in yet.

I am not sure what the tie breaker would be if NJCU wins Wednesday against Stockton and TCNJ loses to Rutgers Newark.  I doubt that TCNJ will lose so they should get the 2 seed and again not sure of the tiebreaker if NJCU and Rowan tie for the third seed.  Rowan hosts Ramapo on Wednesday.  It will take someone besides Ramapo winning the tournament to get two NJAC teams into the NCAA's this year.  Again the league beat up on itself.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 12, 2017, 10:25:50 am
Knightstalker,

With our loss at Ramapo, TCNJ clinched the No. 2 seed. Even if we end up tied, it goes to tiebreakers. TCNJ and NJCU split against each other, Ramapo and Rowan but TCNJ swept Stockton and NJCU lost at Stockton.

If NJCU beats Stockton Wednesday or Rowan loses to Ramapo, NJCU is the No. 3 seed no matter what. If NJCU loses at home to Stockton (where it has a 17-game home court regular season winning streak) AND Rowan beats Ramapo in Glassboro, then Rowan is the No. 3 and NJCU will fall to No. 4
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 15, 2017, 03:22:23 pm
New regional rankings released... Ramapo taking over the 1 seed! Surprising NJCU is ranked over TCNJ when TCNJ has the stronger SOS and are above them in the league standings.

Final regular season games for the league tonight. Playoff seeds will be set and locked late this evening.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on February 15, 2017, 04:03:47 pm
Regional rankings: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2017/02/men-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on February 15, 2017, 05:06:24 pm

I'm leaving for Rowan in a few minutes - looking forward to a great environment there tonight.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2017, 12:29:13 pm
New regional rankings released... Ramapo taking over the 1 seed! Surprising NJCU is ranked over TCNJ when TCNJ has the stronger SOS and are above them in the league standings.

Final regular season games for the league tonight. Playoff seeds will be set and locked late this evening.

I spoke about this on our Hoopsville special yesterday... not that surprising, actually. SOS is only one of five or six primarily criteria. You win the SOS it does NOT mean you get ranked ahead of someone else. You can see this across the board in all regions.

Win-loss% = NJCU .750 (18-6) / TCNJ .708 (17-7)
SOS = NJCU .499 / TCNJ .519
Head-to-Head = 1-1 (season split, so far)
Results vs Common Opponents = this could be long, so I will keep it at this: probably pretty even... TCNJ has one less loss in conference, so this might have gone TCNJ's favor
Results vs Regionally Ranked Opponents = NJCU 4-3 (.571) / TCNJ 3-4 (.429)

Some of these go TCNJ's way, some go NJCU's way. The SOS difference is not significant (below the .030 bench-mark we talk about a lot) - and no, being at .020 is not "close." The committee will not use their .030 = 2 games modifier until it hits .030... so being close doesn't count like in many things in life LOL.

vRRO is definitely in NJCU's favor. If I was making the decision on just this criteria, I would probably give it a nod to NJCU as well. There is secondary criteria listed (Non-D3 win/loss percentage and results vs common Non-D3 opponents) and not listed (committees try and dive into the data as much as they can). Not sure what the committee did specifically, but I am sure they got into the nitty gritty and went with NJCU. It may change two more times between now and selections.

And by the way, the league standings have nothing to do with the ranking or selection criteria one single bit.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 16, 2017, 12:44:58 pm
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Some of these go TCNJ's way, some go NJCU's way. The SOS difference is not significant (below the .030 bench-mark we talk about a lot) - and no, being at .020 is not "close." The committee will not use their .030 = 2 games modifier until it hits .030... so being close doesn't count like in many things in life LOL.

You lost me here. Is the SOS difference (0.020) too small to be significant or no?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on February 16, 2017, 12:46:18 pm
Thanks for the deep dive, Dave.  I am always amazed about the level of knowledge you and D3 hoops has and your willingness to share it with us dopey fans.  I feel bad for TCNJ because, I believe, they have only lost 2 games when their starters have been healthy for the whole game.  But, obviously, every team has a story, and if everyone can get healthy for next week, they have every opportunity to earn it and that's totally fair.  Can't ask for more than that.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 16, 2017, 12:52:20 pm
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Some of these go TCNJ's way, some go NJCU's way. The SOS difference is not significant (below the .030 bench-mark we talk about a lot) - and no, being at .020 is not "close." The committee will not use their .030 = 2 games modifier until it hits .030... so being close doesn't count like in many things in life LOL.

You lost me here. Is the SOS difference (0.020) too small to be significant or no?

Yes.. it is not significant. It has to be at .030 to be significant. I was basically trying to say that some would argue .020 is "close" to .030... but the committee has said countless times it doesn't matter until it hits .030. ... .020 could shift in one game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 16, 2017, 01:47:47 pm
New regional rankings released... Ramapo taking over the 1 seed! Surprising NJCU is ranked over TCNJ when TCNJ has the stronger SOS and are above them in the league standings.

Final regular season games for the league tonight. Playoff seeds will be set and locked late this evening.

I spoke about this on our Hoopsville special yesterday... not that surprising, actually. SOS is only one of five or six primarily criteria. You win the SOS it does NOT mean you get ranked ahead of someone else. You can see this across the board in all regions.

Win-loss% = NJCU .750 (18-6) / TCNJ .708 (17-7)
SOS = NJCU .499 / TCNJ .519
Head-to-Head = 1-1 (season split, so far)
Results vs Common Opponents = this could be long, so I will keep it at this: probably pretty even... TCNJ has one less loss in conference, so this might have gone TCNJ's favor
Results vs Regionally Ranked Opponents = NJCU 4-3 (.571) / TCNJ 3-4 (.429)

Some of these go TCNJ's way, some go NJCU's way. The SOS difference is not significant (below the .030 bench-mark we talk about a lot) - and no, being at .020 is not "close." The committee will not use their .030 = 2 games modifier until it hits .030... so being close doesn't count like in many things in life LOL.

vRRO is definitely in NJCU's favor. If I was making the decision on just this criteria, I would probably give it a nod to NJCU as well. There is secondary criteria listed (Non-D3 win/loss percentage and results vs common Non-D3 opponents) and not listed (committees try and dive into the data as much as they can). Not sure what the committee did specifically, but I am sure they got into the nitty gritty and went with NJCU. It may change two more times between now and selections.

And by the way, the league standings have nothing to do with the ranking or selection criteria one single bit.

With the playoffs all set in stone, the two are very likely to matchup in the semi's so I'm sure whoever wins that game between the two of them will get the nod in the regional rankings and have the best shot, if any at all for an at large bid.

However, do not count out the Ospreys... Bittner is one of the best coach's in the league and he will get his guys ready for a battle in Jersey City on Saturday afternoon! PLAYOFF BAKSETBALL IS BACK AND I COULDN"T BE HAPPIER :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on February 16, 2017, 04:18:30 pm
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Yes.. it is not significant. It has to be at .030 to be significant. I was basically trying to say that some would argue .020 is "close" to .030... but the committee has said countless times it doesn't matter until it hits .030. ... .020 could shift in one game.

Got it. Thanks.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 18, 2017, 12:02:18 pm
First round of the playoffs today!

Stockton at NJCU and MSU at Rowan both slated for a 3PM start.

Who ya got!?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 18, 2017, 01:15:48 pm
First round of the playoffs today!

Stockton at NJCU and MSU at Rowan both slated for a 3PM start.

Who ya got!?

Rowan rolls!!  NJCU wins a low scoring game(low 60's), however, I like the Opreys if we can get the score above 75.  Stockton playing in Jersey City last game should benefit them for today's playoff opener.

Go Ospreys!!

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 18, 2017, 04:53:14 pm
NJCU beats Stockton scoring nearly 100 today.
The Ospreys just don't play any defense.  If the Gothic Knights can keep the offense going, I think they can win the bid.

Stockton only have three seniors and should be a better squad next year.

Rowan at Ramapo & NJCU at TCNJ next round.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 20, 2017, 06:41:30 pm
New Top 25 for the Men's recently released.. NJCU back in the top 25 sitting at 21 and Ramapo staying right up where they should be at 7. NJCU at 20-6 and now #21 in the country will travel to Ewing tomorrow evening for a semi final rematch of last  year.

#7 Ramapo will host Rowan, who they have beaten twice this year. Should be smooth sailing for Ramapo tomorrow night. Roadrunners by double digits.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 21, 2017, 10:13:33 pm
Jersey City goes to Ewing and beats TCNJ, on to Ramapo.

The Stalkerette's JV basketball team finished up a good season with a win tonight.  She is happy because a friend from our church goes to the school they beat today so trash talking on Sunday.  The Freshman team finished the season 9-3, not sure of the JV record.  All the Freshmen got pulled up when the third Varsity started got hurt and several JV moved to full time Varsity.  Varsity team is seeded 2nd for the sectional playoffs starting next week.

I love it when all the teams I root for win.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on February 24, 2017, 04:49:33 pm
I'm picking "Jersey City ..." to snag a bid tonight.😌
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 24, 2017, 09:29:18 pm
I just saw the video of the buzzer beating half court shot that Ramapo used to win 67-64 in the front page story.  Incredible.  I think the Knights have a great shot to get the pool C bid.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 25, 2017, 02:15:02 am
I just saw the video of the buzzer beating half court shot that Ramapo used to win 67-64 in the front page story.  Incredible.  I think the Knights have a great shot to get the pool C bid.

I should have deleted that video from my phone!

But, like I told Pat, even as good of a writer as I may be, there's no way I could do that justice...it had to be seen.

Just unreal.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 25, 2017, 04:43:24 am
The most amazing finish of any game I have ever announced.  I was literally speechless after that shot
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on February 25, 2017, 10:15:12 am
I just saw the video of the buzzer beating half court shot that Ramapo used to win 67-64 in the front page story.  Incredible.  I think the Knights have a great shot to get the pool C bid.

I should have deleted that video from my phone!

But, like I told Pat, even as good of a writer as I may be, there's no way I could do that justice...it had to be seen.

Just unreal.

I got to watch that video after coming home from the Warren Hills girls varsity game that took 2 overtimes, very exciting game.  Good tuneup for the state sectionals that start on Tuesday for them.  Second seed in North 2 Group 3.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on February 25, 2017, 11:19:12 am

Someone's phone video from the other side of the court showed up at Sportscenter's #7 Play of the Day last night.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 25, 2017, 09:12:06 pm

Someone's phone video from the other side of the court showed up at Sportscenter's #7 Play of the Day last night.

Ramapo sports info had a student up there with an iPad
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: njachoopsfan on February 27, 2017, 02:06:02 am
Your video was much clearer
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 07, 2017, 10:30:19 am
Congratulations to Stockton for winning the 2017 ECAC post season tournament.   

The Ospreys defeated four teams in five days to win their first post season title.

They defeated Baruch, Carnegie Mellon, Bethany College (upset top seed Moravian), and tourney host PS - Behrand to claim the ECAC title.

Should be good experience for next year because most players are back.

GREAT JOB Ospreys!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on March 07, 2017, 01:06:15 pm
Congratulations to Stockton for winning the 2017 ECAC post season tournament.   

The Ospreys defeated four teams in five days to win their first post season title.

They defeated Baruch, Carnegie Mellon, Bethany College (upset top seed Moravian), and tourney host PS - Behrand to claim the ECAC title.

Should be good experience for next year because most players are back.

GREAT JOB Ospreys!!!

I agree if most are coming back. Neumann did the same last year and had a tremendous 2016-17. If they didn't lose in the first game of the NCAA's, who knows what they could have done.  ;D Anyway Congrats to Stockton. You should have a lot to look forward to next season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on March 07, 2017, 01:51:35 pm
+k to you, mailsy!! :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on October 30, 2017, 08:00:09 pm
When do the pre season conference rankings come out?

Gotta believe Ramapo is pre season #1?

Who is 2-6?

NJCU
Stockton
Rowan
Montclair
Newark

Just some food for thought... happy college basketball season.  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on November 01, 2017, 09:29:28 pm
I like Ramapo.. but you forgot to include TCNJ in 2-6.
Lions are solid #2 in very tough NJAC conference
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 04, 2017, 05:46:38 pm
Make projection:

1. Ramapo
2. Stockton
3. TCNJ
4. NJCU

The rest???

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on November 07, 2017, 01:22:43 pm
Stockton returns pretty much everyone - they are going to be very very tough this year. Who brought in the most talented class of FR this year? I haven't heard anything about new talent throughout the league other than Matt Latka transferring to Ramapo.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on November 08, 2017, 03:54:53 pm
I like Stockton as the No. 2 in the NJAC behind prohibitive favorite Ramapo. I was impressed with what I saw of the Ospreys' young team last year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on November 08, 2017, 04:15:48 pm
Still think TCNJ is lock at #2 and gives Ramapo a run.
Murdock in his senior yr gotta be motivated to win the NJAC.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 13, 2017, 12:39:25 pm
Still think TCNJ is lock at #2 and gives Ramapo a run.
Murdock in his senior yr gotta be motivated to win the NJAC.

I don't know much about the NJAC, but just seeing TCNJ lose their top 2 and 3 of 5 doesn't scream out "lock at #2" to me. Did they bring in some nice freshmen or transfers?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 13, 2017, 02:16:04 pm
I see that too, Greek.
 
Murdock is a stud and I am thinking he could be an all-american this year.  However, teams will load up against him, if the Lions don't have more go-to scorers.

Stockton will be rotating 10+ guys this season and with their up tempo pace; opponents better have more horses for fresher legs at the end.

Go Ospreys!!

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: CCHoopster on November 15, 2017, 12:15:07 pm
Thoughts on the released poll? I see there may be some disagreements about the College of New Jersey.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 15, 2017, 02:37:16 pm
Make projection:

1. Ramapo
2. Stockton
3. TCNJ
4. NJCU

The rest???



I'd probably flip NJCU & TCNJ realizing how much talent the Lions lost from last year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on November 15, 2017, 06:23:14 pm
What do people thinking of Rowan being ranked at 4 in the pre-season polls?

TCNJ and Montclair should have some extra motivation after seeing of the coaches voted this year in the NJAC.

Excited to watch NJCU tonight and see what life is like for the Gothic Knights post Jalen Harris.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on November 16, 2017, 09:41:42 am
Stockton and NJCU both starting the year with wins at home. Total opposite paths for those teams this year. Tons of new faces for NJCU and mainly all returners from Stockton. NJCU looks quicker, but maybe a little less physical than teams in the past.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 16, 2017, 10:25:03 am
Stockton won in OT with three players recording career scoring games.  Need to improve perimeter defense, but still a good test in first game. 

NJCU has a new look and similar results.

Conference has seven games this week in six tourneys and a long trip to the NW--  George Fox.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 16, 2017, 10:30:56 am
What do people thinking of Rowan being ranked at 4 in the pre-season polls?

Rowan has some good test early. To early for me until they play the Ospreys next week.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 18, 2017, 09:22:42 am
Last night in NJAC

Stockton wins over Cent. NJ.--  face Morrisville in final of their tip-off tourney
TCNJ lose by four to Utica--  face Bard
Rowan smoked by Albright and face tourney host Susquehanna who were upset.
Montclair defeats the system and Greenville--  will face Frosty in tourney champ.
R-Newark defeats George Fox out west got another in the NW today
WPU lose by two to Manhattanville.
R-Camden crushed by Misericordia

Big guns Ramapo and NJCU go tonight.
Kean playing FDU tonight, so everyone has a tilt.  Good luck NJAC!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 20, 2017, 10:48:30 pm
NJAC season starts tomorrow!!

Stockton @ Rowan leads the full slate.  Rowan knocked off Susquehanna on the road.  Should be the conf. game of the week.

Go Ospreys!!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on November 21, 2017, 01:33:57 pm
NJAC openers tonight! Listed below are the matchups:

Ramapo @ William Paterson: Pick - Ramapo
Rowan @ Stockton: Pick - Stockton
TCNJ @ Rutgers Camden: Pick - TCNJ
NJCU @ Rutgers Newark: Pick - upset Special, going with Rutgers Newark.
MSU @ Kean: Pick MSU

Gonna try and make my way down south to watch the Stockton/Rowan game live. Looking forward to seeing how Stockton handles Rowan... I am sure they want some revenge after the Profs pulled out a W at Stockton last year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 22, 2017, 11:43:10 pm
Rowan wins--  Ospreys dig too much of a hole early and still had a chance to get to OT. :(

Stockton heads to Rochester for a weekend tourney.  Go Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 30, 2017, 02:16:11 pm
Huge game for NJCU's Toney last night. 36 pts and 17 rebs, I believe!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on November 30, 2017, 03:51:57 pm
TCNJ back court of Murdock and Carpenter combined for 46 pts... Great Lion win at home against tough very Stockton team.
NJAC doesn't get enough credit.. every night and every game is a battle .
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 30, 2017, 05:05:22 pm
Huge game for NJCU's Toney last night. 36 pts and 17 rebs, I believe!

Hey Greek--  Toney is a "beast".  NJCU was short four guys last night- (two starters)??, so Toney was option one and two.  He probably would have had bigger numbers, however, I think he started getting gassed halfway through the second half. And it went OT.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 30, 2017, 05:12:31 pm
TCNJ back court of Murdock and Carpenter combined for 46 pts... Great Lion win at home against tough very Stockton team.
NJAC doesn't get enough credit.. every night and every game is a battle .

Good game by TCNJ last night.  It was tied at the half, but when I checked back, the Lions were up by 17 points. 

Stockton has to get their mojo back.  It's been a rough couple weeks.  Four road games, three losses and 0-2 conf. start.  The big man has to get going and the Ospreys need to play tighter perimeter "D".

Go Ospreys!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on December 01, 2017, 01:50:29 pm
TCNJ back court of Murdock and Carpenter combined for 46 pts... Great Lion win at home against tough very Stockton team.
NJAC doesn't get enough credit.. every night and every game is a battle .

The NJAC doesn't get enough credit because, come NCAA tournament time, those schools have been tanking for the last 10 years. The conference does not have a very good record as of late.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on December 05, 2017, 02:15:44 pm
I hear what you're saying Greek Tragedy, but Landmark teams have been taking for years and Catholic and Scranton are always getting votes and ranked in the top 25. Maybe you should go watch an NJAC game and see for yourself the level of athleticism and toughness it takes to win on a nightly basis in league play. Not easy to go into Jersey City and come out with a W.

NJCU cracks the top 25. Sam Toney doing insane things so far this year - early candidate for POY in the league.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 05, 2017, 02:33:46 pm
I hear what you're saying Greek Tragedy, but Landmark teams have been taking for years and Catholic and Scranton are always getting votes and ranked in the top 25. Maybe you should go watch an NJAC game and see for yourself the level of athleticism and toughness it takes to win on a nightly basis in league play. Not easy to go into Jersey City and come out with a W.

NJCU cracks the top 25. Sam Toney doing insane things so far this year - early candidate for POY in the league.

Scranton and Catholic have had deeper runs than the NJAC teams outside of Stockton in the same time frame.

Furthermore, you will notice Scranton isn't ranked, nor is Catholic. Scranton had a brief appearance in the preseason and now isn't getting votes. Also, not sure the last time Scranton or Catholic was that far up the polls. Ramapo has been higher the last two years alone.

I see NJAC games all of the time... but voters being skeptical about the league and teams is well founded. For as athletic and tough the conference is on any given night, it hasn't exactly prepared their squads for March.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on December 05, 2017, 02:52:37 pm
TCNJ back court of Murdock and Carpenter combined for 46 pts... Great Lion win at home against tough very Stockton team.
NJAC doesn't get enough credit.. every night and every game is a battle .

The NJAC doesn't get enough credit because, come NCAA tournament time, those schools have been tanking for the last 10 years. The conference does not have a very good record as of late.

The New York Giants are "tanking" (losing by design) as did the 76ers. Let's find a better word. Disappointing? Underperforming?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: noonhooper on December 05, 2017, 10:48:26 pm
TCNJ is on the rise it seems like. A lot of road games in that winning streak is always a good sign!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on December 06, 2017, 10:35:58 am
TCNJ is on the rise it seems like. A lot of road games in that winning streak is always a good sign!

Certainly seems that way - they haven't really played anyone yet. Stockton at home is a quality win. Looking forward to seeing what they have against Rowan tonight and against Sam Toney and the Gothic Knights on Saturday!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on December 06, 2017, 03:00:48 pm
tonights game will be big test for TCNJ.. if they handle Rowans ball pressure they will win game
lions can shoot the ball.. and love murdock and carpenter.. they're just getting started.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on December 06, 2017, 10:16:38 pm
I'd say dropping 104 on Rowan – at Rowan – is a step in the right direction for the Lions.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: hoya73 on December 07, 2017, 08:22:53 am
Good run for the Lions the last couple of weeks.  Three conference road wins.  Rowan is a tough squad.  Like TCNJ's teamwork at the moment--spreading the floor, team rebounding, unselfishness.  Big test Saturday against Jersey City.  Every night a battle.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 10, 2017, 05:09:40 pm
First semester finals may have started, or about to start, but that hasn't stopped the action on the hardcourt from being formidable. Even the first winter storm of the season didn't stop the games on the East Coast.

On Sunday night's episode of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave tries not to scratch his hair (out) as he and guests try and decipher the action of the past few nights and week. While the women seem to have settled in this week, the men's side continues to produce results that make things more complicated. Are there any great teams in Division III?

It just may be too early, still, to really know.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. You can watch the show LIVE starting at 7:00 p.m. ET right here: http://bit.ly/2kjEiau

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Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Carissa Sain Knoche, Chicago women's coach
- Brian Morehouse, No. 8 Hope women's coach
- Dan Raymond, Ithaca women's coach
- Jeff Brown, No. 2 Middlebury men's coach
- Matt Goldsmith, TCNJ men's coach

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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on December 13, 2017, 01:28:18 pm
First semester finals may have started, or about to start, but that hasn't stopped the action on the hardcourt from being formidable. Even the first winter storm of the season didn't stop the games on the East Coast.

On Sunday night's episode of Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave tries not to scratch his hair (out) as he and guests try and decipher the action of the past few nights and week. While the women seem to have settled in this week, the men's side continues to produce results that make things more complicated. Are there any great teams in Division III?

It just may be too early, still, to really know.

Hoopsville is presented by D3hoops.com and airs from the WBCA/NABC Studio. You can watch the show LIVE starting at 7:00 p.m. ET right here: http://bit.ly/2kjEiau

You can also send your questions to the show and have them featured on the Hoopsville Mailbag segment. Email them to hoopsville@d3hoops.com.

Guests include (in order of appearance):
- Carissa Sain Knoche, Chicago women's coach
- Brian Morehouse, No. 8 Hope women's coach
- Dan Raymond, Ithaca women's coach
- Jeff Brown, No. 2 Middlebury men's coach
- Matt Goldsmith, TCNJ men's coach

You can also tune into the podcast(s) after the show has aired:
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Dave - Totally unrelated and might require your best thinking cap. Do you know the college (or university) who played host to an NCAA tournament game or two last year that had the insanely beautiful gym with the permanent seats?  I also think the court was below street level. It might be in the Midwest. I thought it might have been Washington University but I just checked a picture on their website and it's not their on campus facility. Maybe it was a non-college facility but hosted by a local school. I remember commenting about how ridiculously awesome it looked. There is a method to my madness that I can't divulge at this point. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 13, 2017, 05:03:24 pm
Was it Hope College's facility?

It meets the definition for insanely beautiful.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on December 16, 2017, 11:40:20 am
First real test today for NJCU as they travel to Albertus Magnus who is 5-2 with a win over defending National Champs Babson. Should be a good one - I think NCJU prevails and remains undefeated.

Do not know much about Albertus Magnus, but the way Toney is scoring the ball and NJCU's ability to defend - that is a tough combo to handle.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on December 17, 2017, 07:20:48 pm
Was it Hope College's facility?

It meets the definition for insanely beautiful.

Let me check their website for pics. It was a gorgeous facility that I jokingly compared to Eastern, Rosemont, Desales and Manhattanville. For some reason, the St. Louis area is sticking in my head.........permanent stadium type seating, walked down to seats from street level. It was gorgeous!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 18, 2017, 11:29:16 am
Was it Hope College's facility?

It meets the definition for insanely beautiful.

Let me check their website for pics. It was a gorgeous facility that I jokingly compared to Eastern, Rosemont, Desales and Manhattanville. For some reason, the St. Louis area is sticking in my head.........permanent stadium type seating, walked down to seats from street level. It was gorgeous!

Go to the end of this video to see the arena... maybe this is what you were talking about: http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2017-18/videos/20171130-7lsyyvbv
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: jmcozenlaw on December 18, 2017, 01:04:31 pm
Was it Hope College's facility?

It meets the definition for insanely beautiful.

Let me check their website for pics. It was a gorgeous facility that I jokingly compared to Eastern, Rosemont, Desales and Manhattanville. For some reason, the St. Louis area is sticking in my head.........permanent stadium type seating, walked down to seats from street level. It was gorgeous!

Go to the end of this video to see the arena... maybe this is what you were talking about: http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2017-18/videos/20171130-7lsyyvbv

I had to watch the entire video a few times because the overheard shot of the entire athletic complex was gorgeous!! Who wrote the check or checks for all of that?? I'd say that 99% of all of the D3 AD's and Coaches would call that the "One Can Only HOPE" Athletic Complex (Dave, was that good or what?) :)

As much as it looks like the basketball facility that I am referencing, my feeble brain is thinking red (vs. blue) theater type seats, 360 degrees around the court...............that hosted a Thursday - Sunday last season. But if that is the only facility that approaches anything like this, it probably is Hope.  Thanks Dave!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: gordonmann on December 18, 2017, 01:33:45 pm
Hope and arch rival Calvin are both financially supported by the DeVos family, which owns Amway and the Orlando Magic. They bear the naming rights for that arena (DeVos Center).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on December 18, 2017, 02:17:11 pm
Was it Hope College's facility?

It meets the definition for insanely beautiful.

Let me check their website for pics. It was a gorgeous facility that I jokingly compared to Eastern, Rosemont, Desales and Manhattanville. For some reason, the St. Louis area is sticking in my head.........permanent stadium type seating, walked down to seats from street level. It was gorgeous!

Go to the end of this video to see the arena... maybe this is what you were talking about: http://athletics.hope.edu/general/2017-18/videos/20171130-7lsyyvbv

I had to watch the entire video a few times because the overheard shot of the entire athletic complex was gorgeous!! Who wrote the check or checks for all of that?? I'd say that 99% of all of the D3 AD's and Coaches would call that the "One Can Only HOPE" Athletic Complex (Dave, was that good or what?) :)

As much as it looks like the basketball facility that I am referencing, my feeble brain is thinking red (vs. blue) theater type seats, 360 degrees around the court...............that hosted a Thursday - Sunday last season. But if that is the only facility that approaches anything like this, it probably is Hope.  Thanks Dave!!

Don't remember a Thursday/Sunday last season... we used to have Thursday/Saturday pods, but last year was our first full 64-team tournament... so only Friday/Saturdays.

I will have to go and look at hosts to try and figure out who you are talking about.

As for the production, not to take anything away from Hope, but it isn't that hard now with drones and the like. The drone flying actually bugged me, but I had to take a step back and realize a) I don't fly drones, either and b) we can't expect Hollywood type quality. It is very well done.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 10, 2018, 12:48:58 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 10, 2018, 01:29:53 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

Ramapo has lost three of their last four... they have to solve things before conference play goes any further.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 10, 2018, 02:09:04 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

I feel like the NJAC is in a better position - there are four pretty strong teams that will battle it out.  That might make it difficult for one to come to national prominence, but I think the conference schedule could really shape a strong national tourney team, whichever squad it turns out to be.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 10, 2018, 02:14:57 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

Ramapo has lost three of their last four... they have to solve things before conference play goes any further.

Yes, not good for the Roadrunners. However, one of their losses was against a very good Ohio Wes team. Central seems to have played a very tough schedule? And TCNJ at home is a tough place to win. But still, you are right - something needs to give.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 10, 2018, 02:17:03 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

I feel like the NJAC is in a better position - there are four pretty strong teams that will battle it out.  That might make it difficult for one to come to national prominence, but I think the conference schedule could really shape a strong national tourney team, whichever squad it turns out to be.

Who are you considering in the top 4? Ramapo, NJCU, Montclair, and TCNJ? I still think Rowan is very talented and with their style of play - they can beat anyone on any given night. This Saturday could get interesting as TCNJ travels to Montclair and Ramapo hosts NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 10, 2018, 03:09:40 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

I feel like the NJAC is in a better position - there are four pretty strong teams that will battle it out.  That might make it difficult for one to come to national prominence, but I think the conference schedule could really shape a strong national tourney team, whichever squad it turns out to be.

Who are you considering in the top 4? Ramapo, NJCU, Montclair, and TCNJ? I still think Rowan is very talented and with their style of play - they can beat anyone on any given night. This Saturday could get interesting as TCNJ travels to Montclair and Ramapo hosts NJCU.

I like Rowan - I went and saw them in person last year.  They were a big sleeper for me this year.  I've watched a couple games now and they just still don't have the next level.  The defense can be spotty and you're not confident they can get to the rim in a big moment if they need to on a regular basis.  They can do it once or twice - and they will get some upsets - I just don't see them on the same level with the other four.  I think they're a little more complete.  Montclair is the weak link, but I think they've shown some consistency early on that Rowan hasn't.  It helps me to elevate them a little.

I believe NJCU is going to win, because Toney is the best player in the conference and he's the one you're going to bet on if you need a big bucket.  That matters, especially in the NJAC.  Ramapo just hasn't played up to par very much and TCNJ will need a little more seasoning, but I could see either one step in, under the right circumstances.

I want Rowan to be part of the title chance, I'm just not sure they've got everything they need to do it.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 10, 2018, 03:59:31 pm
First time all year that no NJAC team is ranked in the top 25. Ramapo and NJCU recently knocked out. Ramapo lost a heart breaker at the buzzer against TCNJ while NJCU got handled pretty easily at home against MSU.

Going to be interesting moving forward.

Ramapo has lost three of their last four... they have to solve things before conference play goes any further.

Yes, not good for the Roadrunners. However, one of their losses was against a very good Ohio Wes team. Central seems to have played a very tough schedule? And TCNJ at home is a tough place to win. But still, you are right - something needs to give.

I am aware of who Ramapo played... I was on hand for those games and was on the call for the Central game. Ramapo blew a near-20 point lead while Central was 0-16 from the floor. I predicted during the game on air if Ramapo didn't shape up on offense they were going to lose that lead.

Ramapo needs to focus. I also mentioned on Hoopsville the other night that Ramapo isn't consistent on offense. There are stretches Bonacum doesn't see the ball on offense then suddenly they force it to him and now Moseley or others don't see the ball for a stretch. They have to find a way to keep everyone involved and not do it in spurts.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 11, 2018, 10:26:56 am
Big win for Ramapo last night - blew a big lead to start the second half. Went down by about 8 points or so in the second half and came back to win by double digits. I know it is only early January, but that win to be could have been a season saving W on the road in league play.

Interesting to see Camden come out on top with a win over Montclair... but it looked like MSU freshman stud did not play?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on January 11, 2018, 04:05:38 pm
Ramapo looks off this year compared to last season.. something missing ..not sure what it is.
Any thoughts?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on January 12, 2018, 09:29:21 am
Huge test tomorrow with NJCU coming into town to take on the Roadrunners.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 12, 2018, 10:45:09 am
Huge test tomorrow with NJCU coming into town to take on the Roadrunners.

Wonder if newly acquired Rowan transfer, Jeff Haddock will be playing in that game. Not sure on the rules of a transfer of this nature? He was on Rowan and played against NJCU on 1/6 and on 1/9 he was put on NJCU's roster. Very odd - but in the NJAC, I guess it isn't very odd.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJHoopsFan on January 12, 2018, 02:11:29 pm
Great Saturday slate of games. As the top 4 teams all play each other. NJCU @ Ramapo and TCNJ @ Montclair
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Pat Coleman on January 12, 2018, 02:35:09 pm
Huge test tomorrow with NJCU coming into town to take on the Roadrunners.

Wonder if newly acquired Rowan transfer, Jeff Haddock will be playing in that game. Not sure on the rules of a transfer of this nature? He was on Rowan and played against NJCU on 1/6 and on 1/9 he was put on NJCU's roster. Very odd - but in the NJAC, I guess it isn't very odd.

Division III doesn't have any rules on this, so any limitations on that would have to be done on a conference level.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on January 12, 2018, 05:54:29 pm
Huge test tomorrow with NJCU coming into town to take on the Roadrunners.

Wonder if newly acquired Rowan transfer, Jeff Haddock will be playing in that game. Not sure on the rules of a transfer of this nature? He was on Rowan and played against NJCU on 1/6 and on 1/9 he was put on NJCU's roster. Very odd - but in the NJAC, I guess it isn't very odd.

So he isn't "cup-tied" then...  ??? ;D :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 15, 2018, 02:25:41 pm
Top 4 teams in the NJAC did NOT disappoint on Saturday. Ramapo v NJCU and Montclair v TCNJ were both great games. I was happy the times were different so I was able to watch both on the live stream.

TCNJ handed Montclair their first loss at home and Ramapo was able to prevail at home in another nail bitter with NJCU. Sam Toney with 40+ on the road and they still lost. Tough one for NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 17, 2018, 11:50:15 am
The Centennial League seemed to have done an amazing job with their games at The Palestra this past weekend. The NJAC should do a similar event at Princeton University in Jadwin Gymnasium.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 17, 2018, 01:49:02 pm
The Centennial League seemed to have done an amazing job with their games at The Palestra this past weekend. The NJAC should do a similar event at Princeton University in Jadwin Gymnasium.
As much chance of happening as Princeton dropping tuition to $12,000 for in-state students and changing their name to Upsala. There's absolutely nothing in it for Princeton.

Maybe if it were at the old "Barn" (College Avenue Gym), at Rutgers you might have something. Seats 2,500, the place used to rock when Rutgers bball was relevant in the 70's ... but I don't even think it's configured for basketball these days.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 18, 2018, 01:49:34 pm
The Centennial League seemed to have done an amazing job with their games at The Palestra this past weekend. The NJAC should do a similar event at Princeton University in Jadwin Gymnasium.
As much chance of happening as Princeton dropping tuition to $12,000 for in-state students and changing their name to Upsala. There's absolutely nothing in it for Princeton.

Maybe if it were at the old "Barn" (College Avenue Gym), at Rutgers you might have something. Seats 2,500, the place used to rock when Rutgers bball was relevant in the 70's ... but I don't even think it's configured for basketball these days.

One can hope haha... what did UPENN get out of it? I am pretty unaware of the logistics that went into it - seemed like a cool event.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Ryan Scott (Hoops Fan) on January 18, 2018, 02:44:02 pm
The Centennial League seemed to have done an amazing job with their games at The Palestra this past weekend. The NJAC should do a similar event at Princeton University in Jadwin Gymnasium.
As much chance of happening as Princeton dropping tuition to $12,000 for in-state students and changing their name to Upsala. There's absolutely nothing in it for Princeton.

Maybe if it were at the old "Barn" (College Avenue Gym), at Rutgers you might have something. Seats 2,500, the place used to rock when Rutgers bball was relevant in the 70's ... but I don't even think it's configured for basketball these days.

One can hope haha... what did UPENN get out of it? I am pretty unaware of the logistics that went into it - seemed like a cool event.

I'm not sure the specifics, but Penn has always hosted games for other schools at the Palestra - I assume they have a basic rental agreement for the facility.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on January 18, 2018, 05:29:56 pm
The Centennial League seemed to have done an amazing job with their games at The Palestra this past weekend. The NJAC should do a similar event at Princeton University in Jadwin Gymnasium.
As much chance of happening as Princeton dropping tuition to $12,000 for in-state students and changing their name to Upsala. There's absolutely nothing in it for Princeton.

Maybe if it were at the old "Barn" (College Avenue Gym), at Rutgers you might have something. Seats 2,500, the place used to rock when Rutgers bball was relevant in the 70's ... but I don't even think it's configured for basketball these days.

One can hope haha... what did UPENN get out of it? I am pretty unaware of the logistics that went into it - seemed like a cool event.

I'm not sure the specifics, but Penn has always hosted games for other schools at the Palestra - I assume they have a basic rental agreement for the facility.

True. Cabrini has played there in the past. In Marcus Kahn's first year for Cabrini the Cavs took on Merchant Marine in their season opener.

There's talk about possibly having the Battle of Eagle Road taking place there in the future.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 18, 2018, 07:58:12 pm
The Philadelphia Big 5 (Penn, Saint Joseph's, Temple, La Salle, Villanova) originally played all their home games there. Now they'll play there from time to time when they play each other.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 22, 2018, 05:54:43 pm
NJCU @ TCNJ tonight. I am assuming this is a snow day makeup date. Looking forward to streaming this game tonight. I believe NJCU is the last team to win at TCNJ since they beat them in the NJAC semi's last year.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 22, 2018, 05:59:18 pm
NJCU @ TCNJ tonight. I am assuming this is a snow day makeup date. Looking forward to streaming this game tonight. I believe NJCU is the last team to win at TCNJ since they beat them in the NJAC semi's last year.

Yes, this is a makeup from December 9...we were the only game postponed in the NJAC that day so we have the fun of playing each other twice in six days this week.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 22, 2018, 06:37:04 pm
NJCU @ TCNJ tonight. I am assuming this is a snow day makeup date. Looking forward to streaming this game tonight. I believe NJCU is the last team to win at TCNJ since they beat them in the NJAC semi's last year.

Yes, this is a makeup from December 9...we were the only game postponed in the NJAC that day so we have the fun of playing each other twice in six days this week.

We were going to go to both the women's and men's games that day.  I wanted to see Nikki Schott play for the women, she was a really good player at Warren Hills, my old HS and the Stalkerettes HS.  I have also know her mom since kindergarten or first grade, was good friends with her uncle and have known her dad since HS.  Couldn't make it tonight, band booster meeting.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: ronk on January 22, 2018, 07:03:31 pm
NJCU @ TCNJ tonight. I am assuming this is a snow day makeup date. Looking forward to streaming this game tonight. I believe NJCU is the last team to win at TCNJ since they beat them in the NJAC semi's last year.

Yes, this is a makeup from December 9...we were the only game postponed in the NJAC that day so we have the fun of playing each other twice in six days this week.

 

We were going to go to both the women's and men's games that day.  I wanted to see Nikki Schott play for the women, she was a really good player at Warren Hills, my old HS and the Stalkerettes HS.  I have also know her mom since kindergarten or first grade, was good friends with her uncle and have known her dad since HS.  Couldn't make it tonight, band booster meeting.

I remember Nikki from her AAU days(United-NJ); the band boosters couldn't get along w/o u tonight? ;D

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 23, 2018, 06:04:19 pm
Big win for TCNJ last night at home against NJCU. Luckily for NJCU, they do not have to wait very long to get their revenge since they play each other again this Saturday at NJCU.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on January 24, 2018, 09:38:27 pm
NJCU takes care of William Paterson 101-85 at William Paterson.  I was watching the video stream but it stopped with the score 58-45, finished on live stats.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 25, 2018, 12:20:14 pm
NJCU takes care of William Paterson 101-85 at William Paterson.  I was watching the video stream but it stopped with the score 58-45, finished on live stats.

Unfortunately, I was not able to watch the Gothic Knights. 101 points seems unusual for them... guess it was just one of those nights where they couldn't miss.

If NJCU is gonna score it like that, they will be incredibly tough to beat.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 25, 2018, 12:56:16 pm
NJCU should be scoring like that more often. I think their problem is they are inconsistent on offense and thus open themselves up to being exposed.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on January 25, 2018, 01:32:24 pm
TCNJ at NJCU this Saturday should be a battle.. TCNJ closing in on 20 win season.. Deserve some top 25 votes!
i watch a ton of NJAC hoops and they're tough team to play.. shoot 3's well and play tough D.
Fun team to watch.
Also think Montclair is playing great ball.. NJAC is very tough conference.
I watch a lot of Landmark and Centennial hoops.. NJAC much tougher!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 25, 2018, 04:37:46 pm
Honestly, I think it is hard to vote for TCNJ right now. Not because they may not deserve it, but NJCU and Ramapo have not done well once voters start buying in with them ... it then makes voters gun-shy as it where.

The NJAC has struggled to prove themselves, honestly, and I think voters, like myself, don't know what to make of yet another team in the NJAC rising to the top and beating two teams (sic) that now voters are no longer voting for.

As for the Landmark, Centennial, and NJAC... they are different leagues. Hard to compare. I see plenty of physicality in the Landmark and Centennial, but the NJAC tends to be a little faster up and down the court. The officials also tend to allow more physicality in the NJAC, which isn't necessarily a good thing. That is part of the reason, possibly, NJAC teams struggle once they leave the NJAC because most officiating (like in the Landmark and Centennial who have the same officiating assigner along with a couple of other conferences) is calling what is supposed to be called in terms of physicality. I will be interested to see how much of the NJAC style is changed by officials in the coming years now that there is a national coordinator whose job, among other things, is to make sure the game is called on somewhat of an equal plane across the country in Division III.

FYI of the three, I would put the order as Centennial, then NJAC, then Landmark in terms of possible success especially in the NCAA tournament this year. I would go NJAC, Centennial, and then Landmark in terms of competition level from top to bottom - though, I think it could be a pick 'em between the NJAC and Centennial in terms of depth this season.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 25, 2018, 05:44:58 pm
Frankly, I don't really care whether TCNJ gets any votes or not (OK, I'm lying. I do). They still have road games at Ramapo and NJCU – and they still have another game against WPU whom the Lions turned the ball over 20 times against in the their only NJAC loss. The important thing is that the program seems to (finally) be on the rise with their young coach. I don't know who expected much this year after the graduation of Brackett, but the potential of a 20 win season is a nice surprise. Lest we forget ... the Lions have not won an NCAA tournament game since Jordan Glover's father Jimmy, was pulling down rebounds for a guy named Greg Grant – who was scoring 30+ per game in 1989 – the year they made it to the DIII finals. Since Grant left Trenton State/TCNJ for the NBA, the Lions have been to a whopping TWO NCAA tournaments – where they promptly lost their first game each time. They haven't been to the NCAA tourney since 1998. Two NCAA appearances in 28 years, with no wins to show for it, is probably the most futile streak during that stretch of any NJAC team not named Rutgers Camden. So, it's nice to see TCNJ sitting at the top of the NJAC standings at this time of year for a change. I still don't have high expectations. Not when you have a squeaker against Bard, and lose to Albright and Utica – but usually they're busy flirting with .500 in February and I'm not even checking the scores of their games anymore.

One last thing Dave, if you can digest all of the D3 basketball information from last week and then cast an educated vote for NJCU as the number 15 team in the nation in this week's poll, then TCNJ certainly deserves a vote next week!  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on January 26, 2018, 12:54:03 am
You are assuming NJCU still will have my vote come Monday.

You are also assuming that I think TCNJ is better than NJCU despite one game and one coming (more to know this weekend).

Voting for one team doesn't mean one should vote for another.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on January 26, 2018, 12:11:56 pm
All tongue-cheek, Dave... especially with TCNJ's hoops history over the last 30 years... and given the fact the Lions still have road games against Ramapo and NJCU.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on January 29, 2018, 03:15:59 pm
Will be interesting to see what NJAC teams receive top 25 votes tonight. With NJCU and Ramapo both losing this week it will be interesting to see how the voters view those loses. Both loses for those teams were on the road. NJCU losing to the #1 seed as of now in the conference - The College of NJ. TCNJ almost swept NJCU this week losing by 1 on the road. Ramapo fell to Montclair on the road in a very tough gym to win in. The only home loss Montclair has this year is against TCNJ.  ??? ???
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 29, 2018, 06:06:01 pm
Will be interesting to see what NJAC teams receive top 25 votes tonight. With NJCU and Ramapo both losing this week it will be interesting to see how the voters view those loses. Both loses for those teams were on the road. NJCU losing to the #1 seed as of now in the conference - The College of NJ. TCNJ almost swept NJCU this week losing by 1 on the road. Ramapo fell to Montclair on the road in a very tough gym to win in. The only home loss Montclair has this year is against TCNJ.  ??? ???


Well, since I'm one of the 25 voters (and have been for 15 years), I'll say what I did this week.

For the first time this year, I voted for TCNJ. With John Carroll, Rochester and Baldwin Wallace losing, they're no longer in my poll. Even with the one loss, TCNJ impressed me enough despite their low SOS that I gave them a vote this week.

I dropped NJCU a little bit after splitting with TCNJ. Despite the fact that we have by far the highest SOS in the region, I'm not comfortable with our defense right now. Coach Brown has been saying it all year; the defense needs to improve. We are winning games simply because we have the most offensive weapons but if we have an off night shooting, we are vulnerable.

And for the first time in 2 years, I didn't vote for Ramapo. If the 5th loss was close, maybe I would have considered it. But I dropped them off my ballot for the first time in recent memory. Felt weird.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on January 30, 2018, 11:22:36 am
I invite NJAC basketball fans to read this feature on NJCU men's basketball standout Sam Toney. The probable NJAC Player of the Year and a potential All-American candidate, what he's overcome truly are the makings of a Cinderella story:

https://www.app.com/story/sports/college/2018/01/30/homeless-hoops-stardom-inspiring-story-sam-toney/1069236001/
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 06, 2018, 01:46:45 pm
When do the regional rankings come out?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 06, 2018, 01:58:44 pm
Wednesday afternoon.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 06, 2018, 03:43:54 pm
Wednesday afternoon.

Any predictions for the Atlantic Region DMAC?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 06, 2018, 03:47:45 pm
Wednesday afternoon.

Any predictions for the Atlantic Region DMAC?

No. I don't try. Too many other things to do. NJAC may have three teams, CSAC with two.. bet Cabrini is #1.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on February 06, 2018, 05:57:31 pm
which 3 dave?... Ramapo, NJCU & TCNJ?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 07, 2018, 12:07:27 am
Yes. Those three.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 07, 2018, 01:24:46 pm
When and where do the regional rankings get released? Also... big games tonight in league play. Particularly - NJCU @ Montclair.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 07, 2018, 02:04:37 pm
NJAC fans, I invite you to watch this video we have produced on the life of Sam Toney:


JERSEY CITY, N.J. (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | New Jersey City University men's basketball star Sam Toney (Plainfield, NJ/Williamstown) has emerged as a candidate for both New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Year and All-America honors. But regardless of what Toney ever achieves on the court, the 26-year-old sophomore has already won at life. Toney has overcome unimaginable odds—a youth spent in more than 50 homes in the foster care system and a period of homelessness.
 
Now, Toney aims to become one of the best players in NCAA Division III, lead the Gothic Knights to championship heights and one day play professionally while becoming one of just three percent of foster care youth to graduate college.
 
His odyssey is a Cinderella story of perseverance and an inspirational example of how NJCU transforms lives. This is Sam's Story.

View #SamsStory here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlvbeuPAxQg
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 07, 2018, 02:58:44 pm
When and where do the regional rankings get released? Also... big games tonight in league play. Particularly - NJCU @ Montclair.

We will have them on D3hoops.com ... as soon as Turner or the liaison gets around to sending/posting them. Women's are up... we continue to wait for the men's.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 07, 2018, 05:42:45 pm
Men's first regional rankings this season: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-first
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on February 09, 2018, 11:46:27 am
Men's first regional rankings this season: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-first

Thanks Dave.. a bit surprised to see NJCU at 1 and have 4 NJAC schools in there. Gonna be interesting to see how that plays out. I understand the Atlantic Region isn't very deep like other regions. NJCU / Ramapo this weekend will be a big one as well as Montclair @ TCNJ. Good games for the league this weekend.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 09, 2018, 12:35:00 pm
Remember not all the data is being included, so there will be big changes - outside of games this week - that will shift those rankings. I am a little surprised NJCU is #1, but their SOS is boosting them there and they may remain there when vRRO is factored in.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 09, 2018, 12:46:28 pm
Tomorrow's NJCU/Ramapo game will have a very special guest as the play-by-play announcer...No, not Dave McHugh (although you're special buddy)..

The great Gordon Mann will join us in Jersey City and will be on the call alongside my assistant, Phil Naegely.

Should be a fun game.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 14, 2018, 02:02:11 pm
Week 2 Regional Rankings are out: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-second
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: irapthor on February 14, 2018, 06:28:33 pm
Here are the NJAC playoffs scenarios for first through third place heading into tonight's action:

POSSIBLE PLAYOFF SCENARIOS:
Heading into the final day, Ramapo (14-3 NJAC) remains in first place; NJCU (13-4) and TCNJ (13-4) are one game back and Montclair State (10-7) is locked into the fourth seed.
 
If Ramapo wins it will be the No. 1 seed.
If Ramapo and NJCU win and TCNJ loses, Ramapo will be No. 1, NJCU will be No. 2 and TCNJ will be No. 3.
If NJCU loses, it will be No. 3 regardless of the outcome of other games.
If Ramapo loses, NJCU wins and TCNJ wins, all three schools will be tied at 14-4. TCNJ would be the No. 1 seed based on a sweep of fourth-place Montclair State (NJCU and Ramapo split). Since NJCU and Ramapo cannot break the tie based on all existing tiebreaker criteria, NJCU and Ramapo would flip a coin to determine who is the No. 2 seed and received a bye and which is the No. 3 seed and must play an NJAC Quarterfinal game.
If NJCU wins, Ramapo loses and TCNJ loses, NJCU and Ramapo will both receive byes at 14-4 and will flip a coin for first place; TCNJ would be the No. 3 seed.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on February 15, 2018, 02:48:42 pm
Great article about TCNJ.. Coach Goldsmith gets my vote for NJAC Coach of the Year!

http://www.trentonian.com/sports/20180213/heading-into-regular-season-finale-tcnj-mens-basketball-in-prime-playoff-position
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: daddyhoops on February 19, 2018, 01:12:05 pm
Should be good NJAC games Wednesday night.
Big upset by Willy P over NJCU this past Saturday..
TCNJ vs WPU gonna be a battle.. But TCNJ @ home should get the W.
And Ramapo v Montclair goes to Ramapo in a close game.

Thoughts?

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on February 21, 2018, 02:43:58 pm
The NCAA men's basketball regional advisory committees released their third set of rankings, and as expected, the Atlantic Region was among those getting shuffled. Here's the full list: http://www.d3hoops.com/notables/2018/02/men-regional-rankings-third

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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 01, 2018, 06:50:26 pm
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on March 03, 2018, 10:03:55 am
Down goes NJCU in the first round for the second straight year in a row. Foul trouble and silly fouls late really has hurt them in their past two NCAA games. Fouls are called a lot different in the NCAA tournament and around the rest of the country / regions. NJAC needs to re-evaluate how they call fouls and officiate games. Hurts the NJAC teams in the NCAA's. Hopefully Ramapo can go on a run here and upset Williams today.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: mailsy on March 03, 2018, 11:12:34 am
Down goes NJCU in the first round for the second straight year in a row. Foul trouble and silly fouls late really has hurt them in their past two NCAA games. Fouls are called a lot different in the NCAA tournament and around the rest of the country / regions. NJAC needs to re-evaluate how they call fouls and officiate games. Hurts the NJAC teams in the NCAA's. Hopefully Ramapo can go on a run here and upset Williams today.

From my understanding that's why the NCAA d3 committee hired a national head of referees to make sure games are called the same way throughout the country. Here's hoping the Atlantic region refs get their act together.  ;D
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 04, 2018, 05:59:23 pm
Down goes NJCU in the first round for the second straight year in a row. Foul trouble and silly fouls late really has hurt them in their past two NCAA games. Fouls are called a lot different in the NCAA tournament and around the rest of the country / regions. NJAC needs to re-evaluate how they call fouls and officiate games. Hurts the NJAC teams in the NCAA's. Hopefully Ramapo can go on a run here and upset Williams today.

From my understanding that's why the NCAA d3 committee hired a national head of referees to make sure games are called the same way throughout the country. Here's hoping the Atlantic region refs get their act together.  ;D

That is part of the reason... many would argue the refs in the NJAC give them far too much and allow far too much.

While it might hurt the NJAC teams as some complain, the other aspect of this is that teams HAVE to adjust to officiating. If they can't do it, they aren't going to get very far. They are NOT going to have refs that call their games assigned to their games. Plain and simple.

Eventually, refs across the country are going to be more on the same page... I suggest the NJAC buckle up because it is going to be a rough transition.

BTW - there are multiple "Atlantic region" refs - multiple groups. I saw a few calling games this weekend (in person)... they don't allow the stuff people in the NJAC claim they are allowed. Maybe the NJAC is special - and not in a good way.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 04, 2018, 05:59:33 pm
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Sunday night on Hoopsville (http://www.d3hoopsville.com), Dave tries to breakdown the opening weekend not only looking back at some of the crazier finishes, but also talking to programs who escaped the wrath. Programs who are dancing on to the second weekend and hoping to punch their ticket to a championship weekend.

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- Jason Zimmerman, No. 6 Emory men's coach
- Larry Anderson, MIT men's coach
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on March 05, 2018, 01:52:52 pm
Big time W for Ramapo @ Williams this past weekend. Nice to see a team from the NJAC get out of the first weekend of NCAA's.

I always wondered how a top NESCAC team would match-up with the athleticism of a top NJAC team. I think one of the big differences between the two leagues is that NESCAC teams typically handle their out of conference schedule better than NJAC teams. NESCAC teams are lucky however, in that there strength of schedule will always be high due to the teams they play in league. For any NJAC team to have a SOS that is lower than .510 is comical. You are playing 3-4 top regionally ranked opponents every night. For voters to say oh, well that team should never have lost to Rowan, but if Middlebury loses to Trinity - that's ok - they had a long drive up there. There is a double standard around the country. Even for Centennial teams - F&M can lose to Dickinson, but if NJCU drops one at Willy P - it's a loss that can keep them out of the NCAA. The Atlantic Region is primarily made up of NJAC schools. College of State Island would have been middle of the pack in the NJAC. Cabrini seemed legit - other than that, I think the NESCAC has an easier chance of getting at large bids bc of the makeup of their league. Same with Centennial.

There is my mini-rant. GO ROADRUNNERS!!
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 05, 2018, 06:49:50 pm
One thing you're overlooking about the NESCAC is that their incredible academic reputation makes the member schools very desirable to attend. Unlike the NJAC, schools like Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, etc., are able to recruit nationally. Williams alone has players from 11 different states on their roster – including four from California and only one from Massachusetts where Williams is located. You may argue that the difficulty of gaining admission to these schools makes up for this, but the continued success of the NESCAC against the rest of DIII in almost all sports suggests otherwise. When you can recruit from 50 states – AND you know that the kids you're going to be coaching have Ivy League smarts – you've got a leg up on the rest of DIII ... and the NJAC.

Case in point  – in a different sport. My daughter is attending a week long softball tourney in Colorado this summer with her team. It's a well known yearly event among select teams and much recruiting is done every year. Last year on my daughter's team we had two 13 yr. olds verbal to Oklahoma and Texas A&M. To start off the week, there are individual camps with mostly all D1 schools. Among them this year are Syracuse, Illinois, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Utah, Wisconsin, Lehigh... and MIDDLEBURY. Lotsa luck NJAC.

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on March 05, 2018, 07:51:21 pm
One thing you're overlooking about the NESCAC is that their incredible academic reputation makes the member schools very desirable to attend. Unlike the NJAC, schools like Williams, Amherst, Middlebury, etc., are able to recruit nationally. Williams alone has players from 11 different states on their roster – including four from California and only one from Massachusetts where Williams is located. You may argue that the difficulty of gaining admission to these schools makes up for this, but the continued success of the NESCAC against the rest of DIII in almost all sports suggests otherwise. When you can recruit from 50 states – AND you know that the kids you're going to be coaching have Ivy League smarts – you've got a leg up on the rest of DIII ... and the NJAC.

Case in point  – in a different sport. My daughter is attending a week long softball tourney in Colorado this summer with her team. It's a well known yearly event among select teams and much recruiting is done every year. Last year on my daughter's team we had two 13 yr. olds verbal to Oklahoma and Texas A&M. To start off the week, there are individual camps with mostly all D1 schools. Among them this year are Syracuse, Illinois, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Utah, Wisconsin, Lehigh... and MIDDLEBURY. Lotsa luck NJAC.

This literally has nothing to do with my most recent post. I am fully aware of the national recruiting ability of most of the NESCAC schools. Not sure what that has to do with the strength of schedule and impact academics have on the NCAA committee.

Every DIII school that competes at a high level grinds on the road and is fully committed to the recruiting trail. It may come easier as some schools - however, still not sure what this has to do with my last post.

I do not disagree with your argument. NJAC schools for the most part are not the most academically challenging. I think most of the NJAC schools are commuter schools. That being said, I do know that TCNJ has been ranked the #1 Public School in NJ and the #1 Public Institution in the North East Region and has a top 35 Business School in the Country, public and private.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 06, 2018, 10:51:24 am
...I think one of the big differences between the two leagues...
I was merely pointing out one of the other big differences between the two leagues.
And I know all about TCNJ. I went there.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on March 06, 2018, 10:55:16 am
...I think one of the big differences between the two leagues...
I was merely pointing out one of the other big differences between the two leagues.
And I know all about TCNJ. I went there.


Point taken! I was more so talking just hoops - but I hear you Phil. Being a TCNJ alumni, what do you think of the direction the program is heading?
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: amh63 on March 06, 2018, 11:25:07 am
Somehow got on this board and read the latest posts...in particular those dealing with the Nescac.
It is to be noted that TCNJ HC’s for BOTH Basketball teams were selected Coach of The Year and came from Nescac schools.
Side note...The Father of the HC of the Men’s team at TCNJ and I posted a little about his son’s recruiting, several years back. His father stated that his son’s teams will get better when he recruits players as tall as him.  I must add...as good too!  His son was on a Nat. title team at Amherst and stands at least 6’7”.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: phil on March 06, 2018, 03:22:06 pm
Point taken! I was more so talking just hoops - but I hear you Phil. Being a TCNJ alumni, what do you think of the direction the program is heading?
Now THAT is a loaded question. I go back a lot of years... all the way to head coach Tom McCorry in the 70's – who, according to good sources, said that the Trenton State basketball program could never be turned into a winner. He allegedly said this to Kevin Bannon who finished up his time as Trenton State's head coach by having a 30-2 season and sending Greg Grant to the NBA as he moved on to coach D1 Rider. That was in '89. They have not won an NCAA game since – which isn't exactly a revelation as they've only been to the NCAA tourney twice since the Greg Grant era. Once the year after Grant left for the NBA, and once in '97 when they were blown out by Rowan in their own gym after beating the Profs two out of three times that season.

SO, you asked me what I thought about the direction of the program... it's been almost 30 years since TCNJ last won an NCAA tourney game – so the bar ain't exactly set high. I had high hopes for last year until B. Brackett was injured near the end of the season. This year I didn't have high expectations – and they obviously over-achieved. But at some point you have to find a way to win a couple of those big games at the end of the season. Twenty plus wins and a spot in the NJAC finals should get you a ticket to the NCAA tourney most years. We'll see what next year brings with the graduation of Bermudez & Murdock. I'm cautiously optimistic... about both the men's and women's programs. It's been a long, long (long, long, long), time since I've been able to say that.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: AllStar on March 10, 2018, 09:08:17 pm
Congratulations to Ramapo!
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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Dave 'd-mac' McHugh on March 10, 2018, 11:03:59 pm
Ramapo back to the final four for the first time since 1991... and first time an NJAC has gotten to Salem since 2009 - only third time this century (and in my soon-to-be 18th visit).
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Mike Rejniak on March 12, 2018, 11:24:20 am
​Dear D3 Faithful ;D,
     I have read many of your posts throughout the years and even met some of you in person, but for those who I haven’t met, let me introduce myself: my name is Michael Rejniak and I have spent over 14 years coaching Division 3 basketball and love what our division has done and continues to do for  the sport of basketball. One of the greatest things about Division 3 basketball is the brotherhood that we all have with one another (coaches and players alike). My wish is to showcase the talents of D3 on a national stage in The Basketball Tournament (TBT).  You may have heard me speak about this on the Hoopsville Marathon with Dave McHugh of D3hoops.com (at the 6:11 mark). The TBT is a national tournament that is televised in July/August on ESPN after the NBA season is over. My goal is to put forth an all-star D3 team (current players are ineligible) and have them compete in this tournament to take on Former D1 / semi-pro's to prove that D3 deserves the same respect as other NCAA divisions. The team is mostly complete with former student-athletes from all over the country competing. Once the roster is complete we will be sure to release it through d3hoops. Former Babson College National Champion Matthew Droney '17 will also be assisting me on this journey.

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Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: UWO Titan 78 on March 13, 2018, 03:16:49 pm
Just looking for some information on Ramapo as we match up in the Final Four. The Titans will bring a very balanced squad into Salem. We start 1 senior, 2 juniors, and 2 sophs. All 5 starters average double figures. We start one post player (6-8 Jack Flynn) and surround him with 4 shooters (Adam Fravert is a 6-8 forward, so we do have decent size in the starting lineup). Our three guards love to shoot the three (as evidenced by us shooting 35 of them in the Regional final). Ben Boots is our leading scorer, and he will shoot itfrom just about anywhere. The WIAC is a very physical conference (that I liken to the Big 10 on the D1 level). Our starters all play meaningful minutes, and we don't have a ton of production off the bench. If we get too physical, we could get into foul trouble and that could hurt us. The Titans are trying to join Platteville, Whitewater, and Stevens Point as men's basketball National Champions from the conference. I admit that I don't know much about Ramapo. I'm hoping somebody on this board can fill me in. Good luck on Friday.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Knightstalker on March 13, 2018, 07:39:38 pm
Ramapo can play smothering defense.  Chuck McBreen has always preached defense, in fact that is most of the NJAC.  If Bonacum in on look out he can hit from anywhere.  If you wanted to compare the NJAC to a D1 conference I would use the old Big East, even the weaker teams play good defense and can  beat you if you don't take them seriously.  I only saw them online this season but I know how Chuck McBreen coaches his teams and they are always tough.  Hopefully it will be a good game.  Go Ramapo.  Ok I just threw up a little bit in mouth over that.  But they are a NJAC team.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on March 19, 2018, 01:40:46 pm
Congrats to Ramapo on reaching the Final Four. Knocking off a Landmark, Centennial, and NESCAC team along the way! Great look for the NJAC - desperately needed a team to make a run ASAP!!

Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: NJBALLERZ on October 09, 2018, 10:31:13 am
Less thank a week away! College basketball is back! Excited to see who emerges out of the NJAC this year. Gotta think its NJCU's to lose with reigning All-American, Sam Toney leading.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 11, 2018, 10:32:40 am
All teams in action this week.  Rowan, MSU, Ramapo opening up with wins.  Really excited to see NJCU get to work.  NJAC action to start next week   :)
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: TheOsprey on November 14, 2018, 10:06:06 pm
Just noticed that Kashaun Barnes transferred to Ramapo from Stockton.  He hit a trey to tie the game with 5 secs. and the Roadrunners beat Yeshiva at the buzzer.
Title: Re: NJAC TALK
Post by: Greek Tragedy on November 16, 2018, 09:02:18 am
Just noticed that Kashaun Barnes transferred to Ramapo from Stockton.  He hit a trey to tie the game with 5 secs. and the Roadrunners beat Yeshiva at the buzzer.