Brooklyn College Women’s, Men’s Hoops Cause D-III March Madness


Brooklyn College basketball teams will go dancing in 2020.

The women’s squad will travel to the No. 5 nationally-ranked Bowdoin College to take on the regional host in the First Round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament this Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. 

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Brooklyn College Women’s celebrate after clinching CUNYAC Title. 

As for the men’s team, the Bulldogs will face top-ranked Swarthmore College (26-1) in the First Round of the NCAA III Men’s Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. 

The women posted an impressive 21-6 regular-season record and will face the Polar Bears, who are coming off of a 70-60 NESCAC Championship win over top-ranked Tufts University on Sunday.  

Junior forward Chanel Jemmott, a former high school student-athlete from Leon M. Goldstein in Brooklyn, led the women’s squad with 15.5 points per game and 264 rebounds, helping her capture the CUNYAC Player of the Year award. 

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2020 Men’s Basketball CUNYAC Champs.

The men’s team posted a 13-15 mark during the season but shined during their Cinderella run, surmounting No. 4 Hunter, No. 1 John Jay, and No. 2 Baruch in the CUNYAC Tournament en route to their first conference title and automatic NCAA Tourney bid since 2016. 

Junior guard Noah Shy paced the Bulldogs with team-highs in ppg with 12 and boards with 143 while senior guard Michael Tesoriero dished out 112 assists. 

— Jerry Del Priore 

 

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