Berkeley College Men’s Basketball Team Records 50th Straight Victory to Win HVIAC Championship Game and Third Consecutive Regional Title

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
Contact: Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
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BERKELEY COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM
RECORDS 50TH STRAIGHT VICTORY
TO WIN HVIAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
AND THIRD CONSECUTIVE REGIONAL TITLE

 

The Berkeley College Knights Men’s Basketball team won its third consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) championship and its 50th straight victory on Sunday, February 19, 2017. The Knights defeated the No. 2-seeded Blue Angels of the College of New Rochelle by a score of 98-75, and have advanced to the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference (USCAA) National Men’s Basketball Tournament.

“Our team came out today and showed once again how resilient and unflappable they were. We got behind by 11 points early, but we never let that deficit rattle us,” said Chris Christiansen, Berkeley College Head Coach, about the championship game. “We will now turn our focus to Nationals, and we’ll give it absolutely everything we have in order to win another USCAA crown.”

With this win, the team extended its historic winning streak and improved its record on the 2016-2017 campaign to an unblemished 26-0. Coach Christiansen and his staff later named scholar-athlete Johnnie Green of Brooklyn, NY, who scored 18 points and snatched 12 rebounds, as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. On Saturday, in the Knights’ convincing win over the Mighty Oaks of SUNY-ESF, the senior netted 14 points while grabbing 12 boards.

 

Other top performers for the Berkeley Knights were Massiah Merritt of Brooklyn, NY, who scored 22 points, including 19 in the second half, and collected six rebounds, tallying three assists and adding two steals in the tournament game. Paul Johnson of Jamaica, Queens, NY, knocked down five of six free throw attempts before finishing the game with 17 points.

 

Photo Caption: The Berkeley College Knights Men’s Basketball team won its third consecutive Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) Championship, defeating the No. 2- seeded Blue Angels of the College of New Rochelle by a score of 98-75, on Sunday, February 19, 2017.  It was a record-breaking 50th straight victory for the Knights, automatically advancing them to play in the United States Collegiate Athletic Conference National Men’s Basketball Tournament.

For the latest schedule and information about the quest for another USCAA Championship­, visit BerkeleyCollegeKnights.com and/or TheUSCAA.com.

 

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

 

Berkeley College has three New York campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. In New Jersey there are five campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.

 

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