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2009-10 Season in Review

Panthers Win Skyline, Punch First-Ever NCAA Tourney Tic 
Honors Roll in for Billups, Orgias and Charney  

Purchase, NY (Mar. 23, 2010) – When the Skyline Conference preseason projections came out, the league poll had Purchase finishing fourth this winter.

NCAATourneylogo.gifThe upstart Panthers, who reached the Skyline quarterfinals in 2009, used the ranking as motivation. Sure, they had gone pretty much from worst to first a season ago, making the jump from three to 15 wins, but didn’t the conference recognize how talented and loaded this year’s roster would be, adding center Charles Thompson to a mix that included All-Skyline returnee Marvin Billups and standout Corey Orgias, not to mention star transfer Michael McNair?

Well, if the conference didn’t get the notice, they sure learned their lesson come tournament time as the Panthers won their first title since rejoining the NCAA by topping No. 1 SUNY College at Old Westbury in the championship. No. 3 Purchase, who downed No. 2 St. Joseph’s College-LI in the semifinals, took care of the rival Panthers 92-76 to grab the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament – another first for the greatest team in program history.

BILLPOY.JPGAfter all, they featured the best scoring team in the conference (77.3 ppg).

The top scorer in the league (Billups).

The conference leader in steals (Justin Walters – for the second straight season).

And the most explosive Sixth Man (McNair).

[Pictured left: 2010 SKYLINE CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR MARVIN BILLUPS -Photo by Oren Vourman]

Head coach Jeff Charney, who took over midway through the 2007-08 season, rebuilt Purchase into a championship contender, leading the squad to a 15-11 overall record and a 10-8 mark in 2008-09. This year's team finished third in the conference at 14-6 and went 20-9 overall after falling to St. Mary’s of Maryland 88-59 in the first round of the NCAA tourney. The Panthers led regional host St. May’s early, but fell to the team that for a second straight season would have a return trip to the “Sweet 16.”

The Panthers enjoyed a season filled with memorable moments. They traveled to Springfield, Massachusetts to participate in a holiday tournament, reaching the championship game before falling to host Springfield 66-61 in the final. Billups became the first to win the tournament MVP from a losing team.

Purchase also defeated all of its Skyline opponents through the course of the season, spending some time in first place. The Panthers clinched the No. 3 seed and went on to down rival Yeshiva in the quarterfinals at home, setting the stage for upset wins in the semifinals and championship.

The Panthers became one of 61 teams dancing in March, when the DIII Men’s Basketball Committee announced the field for the hoops tourney on March 1.

The No. 14 St. Mary’s of Maryland Seahawks, ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Middle Atlantic Regional poll, won the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference championship title in an 80-76 victory over Wesley College on Feb. 27.  

No championship season would be complete without the honors that follow. At the end of the season, Billups was named Skyline Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, while fellow co-captain Orgias garnered an All-Skyline 2nd Team selection. Billups was later named to D3Hoops.com All-Atlantic 1st Team, and Charney was named D3Hoops All-Atlantic Coach of the Year.   

Championship hardware, postseason accolades and a roster with no seniors have the confident Panthers poised for a repeat run in 2010-11. Purchase returns the “Big Three” of Billups, Orgias and Thompson as well as standout guards McNair and Walters, and underclassmen John Simmons, Angel Gonzalez, Andre Nixon, Kevin Major, Jr. , Maurice Richardson, Joseph Ray and Marc Baclija  

-Bobby Ciafardini, SID

NCAA DIII TOURNAMENT BRACKET

2009-10 Recaps:
Curtain Falls on 'Greatest Season' in NCAA DIII Tourney
Panthers Win Skyline Crown, Coast into NCAAs
Orgias Powers Purchase in Skyline Quarters
Panthers Scorch FSC
Panthers Win 2nd Straight, Outlast Maritime in Double OT
OW Steals Win in Double OT Thriller
Team Effort Lifts Panthers Over Bard
Billups Enters Record Books, Scores 1,000-Point
Make it Eight Straight for Blazing Panthers
Panthers Steamroll to 7th Straight Win
Surging Panthers Redeem Early Season Loss to MSMC
Purchase Downs FSC, Climbs League Standings 
Streaking Panthers Roll to 4th Straight Win
Dominant Panthers Sink Dolphins
Panthers Storm Back, Down SJC
Well-rounded Effort Lifts Purchase Past Maritime
Comeback Falls Short at Old Westbury
Behind Billups, Panthers Reach Finals in Springfield
'Five Star' Performance at Lehman
Offense Shines at Bard
Gator Control: Panthers Cruise Past Sage
MSMC Staves Off Scare, Nips Purchase, 55-54
Panthers Finish 3rd at ECS Tip-Off Tourney
Macs Hold Off Panther Comeback


2009-10 News: 
Charney All-Met Coach of the Year, Billups First Team
More Honors for Billups; Star Grabs ECAC All-Star Nod
Charney Named D3Hoops Coach of Year; Billups 1st Team
Billups Wins Player of the Year; Orgias All-Skyline
'Big Three' Dominate Conference Weekly Honors
Orgias Concludes Regular Season on HR
Fifth HR Appearance for Billups
Orgias Grabs 2nd HR Mention
Billups Tops Honor Roll Again
Third Straight HR for Billups
Consecutive HR Nods for Billups
Billups Earns 2nd Honor Roll Mention
Tourney MVP Named League Player of the Week
Billups Rolls to Skyline, ECAC POW Honors
Billups Named to Honor Roll
Orgias Grabs League Weekly Honor

2009-10 Men's Basketball Schedule
(20-9 Overall)
(17-8 Overall Regular Season, 14-6 Skyline)
(3-0 Skyline Tournament)
(0-1 NCAA DIII Tournament)

2010 Skyline Tournament Champs
2010 NCAA DIII Tournament Appearance

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Tue. 11/17/09 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* L 55-61
Sat.. 11/20/09 ECS Tip-Off Classic
-Eastern Conn. State

L 60-68
Sun. 11/21/09 ECS Tip-Off Classic
-Fitchburg State

W 75-65
Tue. 12/1/09 MOUNT SAINT MARY* L 54-55
Thu. 12/3/09 THE SAGE COLLEGES* W 86-70
Wed. 12/9/09 Bard College* W 91-71
Sat. 12/12/09 Lehman College W 90-85
Sat.. 1/2/10

Naismith Classic, Springfield, MA
-Wesleyan College (Semifinal)


W 70-68
Sun. 1/3/10 Naismith Classic, Springfield, MA
-Springfield College (Championship)

L 61-66
Thu. 1/7/10 SUNY College at Old Westbury* L 63-68
Sat. 1/9/10 SUNY MARITIME* W 85-72
Tue. 1/12/10 St. Joseph's College* W 74-52
Thu. 1/14/10 COLLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT* W 108-85
Sat. 1/16/10 NYU-POLY* W 80-59
Tue. 1/19/10 FARMINGDALE STATE* W 75-59
Thu. 1/21/10 Mt. St. Mary College* W 65-60
Sat. 1/23/10 NYU-POLY* W 81-60
Wed. 1/27/10 The Sage Colleges* W 88-73
Sat. 1/30/10 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE* L 72-78
Wed. 2/3/10 BARD COLLEGE* W 79-63
Sat. 2/6/10 SUNY COLLEGE AT OLD WESTBURY* L 91-95 (2 OT)
Tue. 2/9/10 Yeshiva University* L 61-63
Thu. 2/11/10 College of Mt. St. Vincent* W 90-82
Sat. 2/13/10 SUNY Maritime* W 72-68 (2OT)
Thu. 2/18/10 Farmingdale State* W 81-69
Tue. 2/23/10 SKYLINE QUARTERFINALS
No. 6 Yeshiva vs. No. 3 PC

W 72-57
Fri. 2/26/10 Skyline Semifinals
No. 3 PC at No. 2 SJC-LI

W 66-59
Sat. 2/27/10 Skyline Championship
No. 3 PC at No. 1 OW

W 92-76
Fri. 3/5/10 NCAA First Round  
PC @ St. Mary's College of Maryland

L 59-88

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2008-09 Season in Review

Panthers Make Stunning Turnaround in '08-09
Billups, Lewis Named to All-Skyline Team 

Purchase, NY (Feb. 26, 2009) – To steal from the old cliché, “What a difference a year makes.”

From 3-22 a year ago to 15 wins and a playoff berth. That was the story for the Purchase College men’s basketball team this winter. In his first full season behind the bench, head coach Jeff Charney led the Panthers from last place to the Skyline Conference Tournament.

Purchase would fall in the quarterfinal at Old Westbury, but there is no doubt that the program is on the right track to remain competitive and possibly challenge for a league crown for years to come.  

For starters, Purchase’s underclassmen are among the best in the league. Sophomore sensation Marvin Billups dominated, leading the conference in scoring (23.1 ppg) this season. Then there’s sophomore’s Justin Walters, Tyriq Harrington, Corey Orgias and maybe top recruit Chuck Thompson ready to return next fall. Walters led the league in steals and teamed with Harrington as one of the top guard duos off the bench this year.
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Senior Day 2009

The Panthers will miss backcourt starters Jerrell Lewis and Chad Charney and front court standouts Kazeem Famuyide and Henry Ferrarin, but are excited about the prospects of returning such a strong core of underclassmen. Purchase will also look to replace valuable bench contributors Chris Evangelista and Owen Mann.

Lewis was named to the All-Skyline Second Team this winter. Billups garnered All-Skyline First Team honors and became the first in Purchase basketball history to be named to the D3 Hoops.com All-Atlantic Region Second Team, which would then by followed by a prestigious ECAC All-Star Second Team honor.

Six seniors might be gone from the roster next season, but with two starters returning in Billups and Orgias, and Harrington, Walters and Thompson set to fill the void in 2009-10 left by the departing seniors, the sky is the limit for the Panthers next winter.

-Bobby Ciafardini, SID

2008-09 Recaps: 
Fueled By Second Half, OW Wins Playoff Opener
Senior Day Success, Special Six Shine in Win Over Poly
Santana, Rams Halt Panthers Comeback Bid
Trio Bury CMSV
Playoff Push Begins with Win Over OW
Dunk-tacular: Orgias Slam Sinks Tech at Buzzer
Offense Stagnant at St. Joe's
Billups, Lewis Combine for 63 in Loss
Panthers Keep Bard Winless
Home Cooking: Panthers Serve Up MSM
Panthers Halt Skid at Yeshiva
Blue Knights Foil Lewis' Return
Powerful Rams Dissolve Late Panther Rally
Maritime Prevails in OT
Billups, Harrington Carry Purchase to W
Golden Eagles Hold On, 72-71
Lewis Nets 40, but Panthers Fall at OW
Panthers Bounce Back at CCNY
Lewis' 28 Lost as Lightning Stave Off Panthers
Despite Ferocious Comeback, Panthers Handed 1st Loss
Lewis' 35 Leads Purchase to Fifth Straight Win
Fourth Straight Vaults Panthers into First-place Tie
Panthers Win SUNY New Paltz Tourney
Opening Act: Panthers Dominate Pratt in Season Opener

2008-09 News:
Billups Also Named to All-Met Team
Billups Named to ECAC All-Star Team
Billups Named to D3 Hoops All-Region Team
Billups, Lewis Named to All-Skyline Team
Billups Named to Honor Roll
Billups Garners Skyline Player of the Week
Billups Back on Honor Rolls
Honor Roll Mentions fo Billups
Clean Sweep of Weekly Honors for Billups
Billups Earns a Pair of Honor Roll Mentions
Lewis Named to PrestoSports, Skyline Honor Rolls
Lewis Named to Honor Roll
Billups Named Skyline Co-Player of the Week
Harris Appointed New Assistant Coach

2008-09 Men's Basketball Schedule
(15-10, 10-8 Skyline)
(0-1 Skyline Tournament)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Mon. 11/17/08 Pratt Institute W 97-44
Fri. 11/21/08 SUNY New Paltz Tip-Off Classic
-New Paltz
W 81-78
Sat. 11/22/08 SUNY New Paltz Tip-Off Classic
-Hartwick
W 81-68
Tue. 12/2/08 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* W 79-55
Thu. 12/4/08 Bard College* W 80-65
Sat. 12/6/08 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 81-88
Wed. 12/10/08

LEHMAN COLLEGE

L 69-80
Sat. 12/13/08 City College of New York W 84-62
Thu. 1/8/09 Old Westbury College* L 82-96  
Sat. 1/10/09 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE-LI* L 71-72
Wed. 1/14/09 COLLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT* W 97-78
Sat. 1/17/09 Polytechnic University of NYU* W 104-95
Mon. 1/19/09 SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE* L 81-76 OT
Thu. 1/22/09 FARMINGDALE STATE COLLEGE* L 80-91
Sat. 1/24/09 Mt. St. Mary College* L 68-77
Tue. 1/27/09 Yeshiva University* W 58-46
Thu. 1/29/09 MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE* W 82-70
Sat. 1/31/09 BARD COLLEGE* W 67-47
Thu. 2/5/09 SUNY Maritime College* L 88-90
Sat. 2/7/09 St. Joseph's College-LI* L 67-96
Mon. 2/9/09 CITY TECH W 72-70
Thu. 2/12/09 OLD WESTBURY COLLEGE* W 70-61
Sat. 2/14/09 College of Mt. St. Vincent* W 95-83
Wed. 2/18/09 Farmingdale State College* L 81-87
Sat. 2/21/09 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF NYU* W 81-73
Tue. 2/24/09 Skyline Quarterfinals
No. 5 Purchase vs. No. 4 Old Westbury
L 66-75

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2007-08 Season in Review

Under Charney, Panthers Show Signs of Improvement

Purchase, NY With four starters returning next season, the Purchase College men’s basketball team can look back on the 2007-08 campaign as an important rebuilding year for the program. Despite only winning three games, the Panthers have found themselves a new head coach to steer the ship in the right direction. Jeff Charney, who replaced Denny Carroll midseason, has had his interim tag removed and embarks on his first full season as head coach next winter.

The valiant Panthers looked much improved in the second half of the season under Charney, learning a completely new system. High-scoring point guard Tyriq Harrington (FR/ Corona, NY) had a strong rookie season. Harrington led the Skyline Conference in scoring, averaging 18.6 points per game. He also led the Panthers in steals with 50, and assists with 71.

For his efforts, the playmaker was named to the All-Skyline Second Team. Harrington was not the only newcomer to show promise, as forward Kazeem Famuyide (JR/Staten Island, NY) was a solid contributor as well. Famuyide finished second on the team in scoring with 13.5 points, as well as grabbing the second most rebounds on the team.

The rebounding leader this season was co-captain Henry Ferrarin (SR/Irvington, NY), who finished averaging nine rebounds to go with his 8.9 points per game this season. The Panthers also found some success behind the 3-point line this season.

Co-captain Michael Wimmer (SR/Woodmere, NY) led the Skyline Conference in 3-point point percentage, finishing at 50 percent for the year in conference play.

Chad Charney (SR/Port Chester, NY) also stretched the floor for the Panthers, highlighted by a 9-for-12 performance from behind the arc at St. Joseph’s College. Maurice Richardson (FR/Elmont, NY), who played off the bench and also saw some time in the starting lineup, also made great strides in his first collegiate season. Reserves Jeremy Sullivan (JR/New Rochelle, NY), Chris Evangelista (JR/Shelter Island, NY) and Marc Flaxman (SO/ Bronxville, NY) also made solid contributions for the team.

2007-08 Recaps:
Panthers Conclude Season with Memorable Game
Golden Eagles Soar Past Panthers
V-Day Heartache, Panthers Fall to Maritime
Raptors Runaway with Win
With No Time Left. Yeshiva Sinks Purchase
Harrington's 32 Not Enough for Purchase
High-powered Rams Rout Panthers
This One's for Coach: Panthers Give Charney 1st Win
Panthers Road Woes Continue
Charney's Record Day Lost at St. Joe's
Trio Spearheads Old Westbury Win
Bard Squeaks Past Purchase
Purchase Falls at Maritime
Panthers Take Part in Sig Makofski Invitational
Panthers Rally Past Yeshiva for First League Win
City Tech's Front Court the Difference
Second Half Fuels Mt. St. Mary Win
Santana Leads Farmingdale Past Panthers
Harrington's Effort Lost in Skyline Opener
Panthers Fall at Brooklyn
Defense Locks Up First Win
Panthers Drop Pair in Opening Tourney

2007-08 News:
Harrington Named All-Skyline
Wimmer to Play in Italy
Charney Appointed Coach 
Super Frosh Garners Another Honor Roll Nod
Famuyide Garners Another Honor Roll Nod
Honors Keep Rolling in for Decorated Freshman
'Kaz'  Picks Up First Conference Honor of Season

Charney Shoots His Way to the Honor Roll
Skyline Honors Harrington for Fifth Time
Harrington Garners Another Honor Roll Nod
Charney Named Interim Coach
Harrington Named to Skyline Honor Roll
Harrington Wins Rookie of the Week Honors
Ferrarin Earns Skyline Honor Roll Spot

Harrington Named to Skyline Honor Roll
Calnek Joins Purchase Staff

2007-08 Men's Basketball Schedule
(3-22, 2-16 Skyline)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 11/16/07 Ken Wright '52 Memorial Invitational
@ Amherst - vs. Southern Vermont
L 74-80
Sat. 11/17/07 Ken Wright '52 Memorial Invitational
@ Amherst - vs. Hunter College
L 43-80
Tue. 11/20/07 PRATT INSTITUTE W 76-42
Thu. 11/29/07 Brooklyn College L 57-71
Sat. 12/1/07 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF NY* L 69-92
Tue. 12/4/07 Farmingdale State* L 65-102
Sat. 12/8/07

MT. ST. MARY COLLEGE*

L 57-71
Wed. 12/12/07 N.Y.C.T.T. L 57-79
Sun. 12/16/07 Yeshiva University* W 80-71
Fri. 1/4/08 Sig Makofski Invitational: Union College L 63-86
Sat. 1/5/08 Sig Makofski - Consolation: Plattsburgh L 61-98
Tue. 1/8/08 SUNY Maritime College* L 58-65
Sat. 1/12/08 BARD COLLEGE* L 91-102
Wed. 1/16/08 OLD WESTBURY* L 67-95
Sat. 1/19/08 St. Joseph's College - Patchogue* L 65-96
Thu. 1/24/08 College of Mt. St. Vincent* L 71-101
Sat. 1/26/08 Polytechnical University of NY* W 65-60
Tue. 1/29/08 FARMINGDALE STATE* L 39-109
Sat. 2/2/08 Mt. St. Mary College* L 62-68
Wed. 2/6/08 YESHIVA UNIVERSITY* L 60-61
Sat. 2/9/08 Bard College* L 68-90
Thu. 2/14/08 SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE* L 63-69
Sat. 2/16/08 ST. JOSEPH'S COLLEGE
- PATCHOGUE*
L 59-74
Wed. 2/20/08 Old Westbury College* L 45-96
Sat. 2/23/08 COLEGE OF MT. ST. VINCENT* L 85-93

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2006-07 Men's Basketball Results

(5-20 Overall, 4-12 NEAC)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 11/17/06 SUNY Oswego Tip-Off Tournament (Lehman -- Semis) L 58-70
Sat. 11/18/06 SUNY Oswego Tip-Off Tourney (Cazenovia -- Consol.) L 80-87
Tue. 11/21/06 Pratt Institute W 89-58
Tue. 11/28/06 SUNY Old Westbury L 62-92
Sat. 12/2/06 CAZENOVIA COLLEGE * L 103-106
Tue. 12/5/06 PENN STATE BERKS * W 76-75
Thu. 12/7/06 Eastern Conn. State Univ. L 66-93
Sat. 12/9/06 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 70-71
Sat. 12/16/06 Army L 40-101
Sat. 1/6/07 Vassar College L 58-85
Tue. 1/9/07 Philadelphia Biblical University * L 67-78
Thu. 1/11/07 Bard College * W 75-74
Sat. 1/13/07 BAPTIST BIBLE COLLEGE* L 57-82
Tue. 1/16/07 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY of NY * W 62-49
Sat. 1/20/07 VILLA JULIE COLLEGE * L 67-81
Tue. 1/23/07 Chestnut Hill College * L 44-72
Sat. 1/27/07 Keystone College * L 46-65
Tue. 1/30/07 PHILADELPHIA BIBLICAL UNIVERSITY * L 70-73 (OT)
Sat. 2/3/07 KEUKA COLLEGE * L 59-70
Tue. 2/6/07 Polytechnic University of NY * L 73-75
Sat. 2/6/07 D'Youville College * W 68-66
Sun. 2/11/07 Morrisville State College L 54-69
Thr. 2/15/07 CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE * L 72-89
Sat. 2/17/07 Villa Julie College * L 68-98
Sun. 2/18/07

Penn State Berks *

L 58-71

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2006-07 Men's Basketball Season

2006-2007 Panther Outlook

Check out some of the reasons why Purchase Basketball is such an outstanding choice. Denny Carroll and his staff are convinced that Purchase College is THE academic and athletic choice for you! Please contact the coaching staff with any questions you might have. Best of luck to you and your team this upcoming season!

Men's Basketball 2005-2006 Season Recap

The '05-'06 Season started with the hiring of a new head coach, Denny Carroll, and assistant coach, Darryl Atkinson, both of which set the stage for building a respectable basketball program. This past season proved to be a learning experience for the team as a whole. With our re-entry into the NCAA Division III ranks and our membership in the newly formed North Eastern Athletic Conference the team experienced a much higher level of competition, faced higher caliber athletes as well as elevated commitment levels in the teams they competed against. The team learned what it will take to be successful in the future in this new arena. Despite the team's record the athletes improved their individual skill levels and learned a lot about themselves. Both coaches have been doing a significant recruiting job bringing in new players for next year's season. Our goals for next season are to bring in more talented players, more energy, commitment and a greater focus for improving the entire program. 

2005-2006 Men's Basketball Schedule

(4-21 OVERALL, 2-14 NEAC)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Fri. 11/18/05 Mt. St. Mary's College Tip-Off
vs. NYC College of Technology
L 73-94
Sat. 11/19/05 Mt. St. Mary's College Tip-Off - Consolation
vs. St. Joseph's College -  Brooklyn
L 66-73
Tue.  11/22/05 PRATT INSTITUTE W 92-55
Thu. 12/1/05 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 66-75
Sat. 12/3/05 BARD COLLEGE* W 66-60
Sun. 12/4/05 VASSAR COLLEGE L 68-95
Tue. 12/6/05 PHILADELPHIA BIBLICAL UNIVERSITY* W 94-85 (OT)
Sat.  12/10/05 Baptist Bible College of PA* L 51-96
Sat. 1/7/06 St. Joseph's Brooklyn L 75-85
Tue. 1/10/06  Polytechnic University of NY* L 49-70
Thu.  1/12/06 Philadelphia Biblical University*      L 70-80
Sat.  1/14/06 KEYSTONE COLLEGE* L 64-105
Tue.  1/17/06  CHESTNUT HILL COLLEGE* L 73-77
Sat.  1/21/06 VILLA JULIE COLLEGE* L 68-85
Sun. 1/22/06 OLD WESTBURY COLLEGE L 44-95
Sat. 1/28/06 Keuka College* L 58-78
Sun.  1/29/06 Albany College of Pharmacy W 91-80
Wed. 2/1/06 POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY OF NY* L
Sat. 2/4/06 D'YOUVILLE COLLEGE* L 69-74 OT
Tue. 2/7/06 Chestnut Hill College* L 69-79
Sat. 2/11/06 Cazenovia College* L 83-87
Sun. 2/12/06 SUNY Institute of Technology L 72-85
Tue. 2/14/06 PENN STATE BERKS* L 59-80
Sat.  2/18/06  Villa Julie College* L 68-113
Sun. 2/19/06

Penn State Berks* 

L 64-76

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2004-2005 Men's Basketball Schedule

(10-15, 4-2)

Day Date Opponent Time/Results
Sat. 11/20/04 Emmanuel Tip-Off Tourney - Emmanuel L 54-88
Sun. 11/21/04 Emmanuel Tip-Off Tourney - Widener L 52-117
Sun.  11/28/04 KEYSTONE COLLEGE L 44-87
Wed. 12/1/04 Albany College of Pharmacy W 86-74 
Sat. 12/4/04 BERKELEY COLLEGE W 91-72
Sun. 12/5/04 Sarah Lawrence W 92-56
Thu. 12/9/04 Pratt Institute* W 76-61
Sat. 12/11/04 PENN STATE UNIV.- BERKS LEHIGH VALLEY W 82-67
Sat 12/18/04 Westfield State College L 45-84
Sat. 1/8/05 BROOKLYN COLLEGE L 74-79
Mon.  1/10/05 Vassar College L 61-97
Thurs. 1/13/05 William Patterson L 61-79 
Mon. 1/17/05 LEHMAN COLLEGE L 77-95
Wed. 1/19/05 New Jersey City University L 58-108
Sat. 1/22/05 ST. JOSEPH'S- BROOKLYN* L 76-59
Wed.  1/26/05 Stevens Inst. of Tech. L 61-80 
Sat. 1/29/05 Keystone College L 60-89
Tue. 2/1/05 PRATT INSTITUTE* W 76-59 
Sat. 2/5/05 Bard College* W 82-75
Mon. 2/7/05 Brooklyn Coolege L 67-80
Wed. 2/9/05 St. Joseph's- Brooklyn* L 73-75
Sat. 2/12/05 ALBANY COLLEGE of PHARMACY W 95-65
Sun. 2/13/05 Polytechnic University W 68-54
Wed.  2/16/05 BARD COLLEGE*^ W 80-69
Sat. 2/19/05 HVMAC Semi- Finals - Bard L 65-95

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Men's Basketball 2004 Preview

After struggling early last season with adjustments under Coach Joe Ross, the Panthers look to build on a strong second half that took them to the finals of the Hudson Valley Men’s  Athletic Conference tournament. 

bballWhile All-Conference selections Steve Sage and Marc Pierre will be missed, this year’s squad returns a solid core of experience and talent including Akantunde Henderson-Amare, Peter Tambakis, Benny Rupel, Desmond Turner, Jamal Ien, and Richie Rivera.  Coaches Ross and John McLoughlin also look for major contributions from newcomers Adam Kalker, Clinton Lowe, Jaison Correa-Spain, Chad Charney, Carlton Wilson, Mike Wimmer, Dan Minieri, and Fred Gibson.

Look for Rupel, Minieri, and Wilson to bring a strong inside presence, along with a balanced Panther attack that finds at least six student -athletes equipped to play two and three positions each.  “We learned a lot about each other last year.  These guys hung tough and it is time for them to see those efforts pay off,”  explains Coach Ross.  “People will see a core that is relentless, intense, and intelligent.  We look forward to putting it together this season.”          


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