Men's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 21-6; GNAC: 15-1 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: Mount Ida, Rivier and Emmanuel (Mass.)

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: Mount Ida, Rivier and Emmanuel (Mass.)

Albertus Magnus College
Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus (6-3, 3-0)
vs.
Mount Ida (7-4, 1-1)
Tuesday, Jan. 9 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Albertus Magnus (6-3, 3-0)
at
Rivier (1-10, 0-3)
Thursday, Jan. 11 • 7 p.m. • Nashua, N.H.

Albertus Magnus (6-3, 3-0)
at
Emmanuel (1-10, 0-2)
Saturday, Jan. 13 • 1 p.m. • Boston, Mass.

WEEK SEVEN
The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team will play three games this week, including a home match against Mount Ida on Tuesday evening. The Falcons will then hit the road for a pair of games at Rivier and Emmanuel (Mass.). 

ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Albertus Magnus leads the all-time series over Mount Ida 19-2. At home, the Falcons are 11-0 against the Mustangs.

LAST TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Game (2/7/17):
Albertus Magnus 86 | Mount Ida 80 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/18/17):
Albertus Magnus 110 | Mount Ida 89 RECAP / BOX SCORE
Postseason (2/23/17): Albertus Magnus 107 | Mount Ida 69 RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. RIVIER
Albertus Magnus holds a 31-18 record over Rivier in the all-time series.

LAST TIME VS. RIVIER
Game (1/25/17):
Albertus Magnus 93 | Rivier 76 RECAP / BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. EMMANUEL (MASS.)
Albertus Magnus leads Emmanuel (Mass.) in the all-time series by a record of 22-11.

LAST TIME VS. EMMANUEL (MASS.)
Game (12/1/16):
Albertus Magnus 93 | Emmanuel 77 –RECAP / BOX SCORE
Game (2/14/17):
Albertus Magnus 93 | Emmanuel 82 –RECAP / BOX SCORE

LAST WEEK RECAP
GAME NINE: Albertus Magnus 81 | Suffolk 65 – RECAP / BOX SCORE
GAME NINE HIGHLIGHTS: Sophomore Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) netted a career-high 22 points, two rebounds, an assist, a steal and a block. Along with Green-Younger, senior Amir Maddred (Camden, N.J.) and freshman Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) netted a career-high 20 and 13 points, respectively. This game saw a total of eight lead changes and one tie. Albertus Magnus held a 46-39 advantage in rebounding as well as scored 21 of its 81 points on second chance baskets.

NO STOPPING WALTERS

  • Jaqhawn Walters
    • leads the conference averaging 24.7 points and 12.6 rebounds per game.
    • fourth in the conference with a 55.4 field goal percentage

WALTERS IN THE NCAA

  • Jaqhawn Walters
    • Second in Division III in offensive rebounds per game with 4.8
    • Fifth in Division III in rebounds per game.
    • Eighth in Division III in points per game.

2017 RECAP

  • The Falcons finish the first half of the season 5-3 to put them over .500 on the year.
  • Albertus Magnus picked up key non-conference wins over WPI and Babson.
  • The Falcons posted two two-game winning streaks.
  • The team finished the month of December with a 3-2 record, including the 81-80 loss to New Jersey City back on Dec. 16.
  • Albertus Magnus is 3-1 at home.

NEWCOMERS
The Falcons welcome five newcomers to the squad for the 2017-18 season – Yahya Bilal, Marqise Owens, Tyreek PerkinsHanif Bilal and Amir Maddred.

WELCOME BACK
Albertus Magnus returns 11 players from last year's squad – Ryan PittmanMason JonesRandy ThomasJemaa YuoriBrian HardyAaron FoxJaqhawn WaltersDamian GrantJahmerikah Green-YoungerLiam Perryman and Erick Langston.

MEN'S BASKETBALL LANDS ATOP OF GNAC PRESEASON POLL
Link: Complete GNAC Release   
The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team received nine of 11 first-place votes to land atop the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) preseason poll. The Falcons earned 118 total points and finished 15 points ahead of second-place Johnson & Wales.

TICKETING INFORMATION FOR AMC BASKETBALL GAMES
All Albertus Magnus men's & women's basketball regular-season games are subject to tickets and admission charges. Tickets are $3 for adults/senior citizens and children 12 & under (accompanied by an adult) are free. Albertus Magnus students, faculty and staff receive free admission to the event with a valid ID.

Individual season passes are also available and priced at $20. The season pass allows (1) admission to any/both men's and women's basketball regular-season games.

LAST YEAR RECAP

  • The Falcons concluded the 2016-17 season with an overall record of 23-5 and a conference mark of 16-2.
  • Albertus Magnus won their seventh GNAC title after defeating GNAC rival Lasell College, 101-83, in the championship game.
  • Following the win over the Lasers, the Falcons made their sixth appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Head Coach Mitch Oliver earned his 200th career win in the 85-82 win over Anna Maria back on January 21, 2017.

WALTERS EARNS END OF THE YEAR HONORS
Last year, Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) received year-end honors after finishing his junior year averaging 20.7 points, 13.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He was named to the 2017 D3Hoops All-American Second Team, 2017 All-Region Second Team and earned a spot on the NABC Division III All-District Second Team. He was also named GNAC Tournament Most Valuable Player after the Falcons defeated Lasell College in the GNAC Championship. 

A TRIO OF FALCONS EARN GNAC HONORS
Forward Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.), guard Grant Ellis (Newark, N.J.) and guard Devin Coleman (Bridgeport, Conn.) earned All-Conference honors. Walters was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Player of the Year as well as earned First Team honors. Ellis earned Second Team honors while Coleman earned Third Team. Guard Jemaa Yuori (Ghana) earned a spot on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team.

YUORI LANDS SPOT ON GNAC ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced its All-Academic Team for the 2016-17 school year. Fifty-seven student-athletes from Albertus Magnus College were among the 893 members, including Jemaa Yuori.

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action next week against Middlebury, Mount Ida and Lasell.