#NJCUMBB Suffer Loss in NJAC Championship


Kristen Hazzard

Denzel Banks

Kristen Hazzard, Sports Editor

The Gothic Knights were given home court advantage in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) semifinals on February 19. After defeating Ramapo 66-57, the team advanced to the championship. NJCU hosted Rowan University for the NJAC Championship on February 22.

With less than 10 seconds remaining, the score was deadlocked at 77-77 until Rowan took the lead with a three-pointer. In attempts to redeem themselves, NJCU opted for a timeout during the critical time. There was 2.8 seconds left, Shaquan Worthy attempted score to tie the game but missed his chance. The final score remained at 80-77. No. 2 seed Rowan took home the title of NJAC Champions.  

In the overall season, NJCU has won 20 games and lost 7 games. The 7 losses were away games however this was the first loss at home. Despite the loss, the team could possibly receive a bid to the NCAA Tournament.

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