Stockton will host the first and second round games of ncaa men’s basketball tournament.
Galloway, New Jersey – The Ospreys will host the first and second rounds of the
ncaa men’s basketball on March 4-5 at Stockton University. At 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Stockton will play Wilson College (Pa.) as part of a first-round split session that also includes Johns Hopkins vs Yeshiva at 1:15 p.m.
On March 5, the victors of these two games will square off in Stockton, California, in the ncaa men’s basketball second round. On Saturday, if Yeshiva wins on Friday, then the game will start at 9 o’clock. On Friday, if the Johns Hopkins University team wins, the game will begin at 4:30 p.m ET on Saturday. Adult tickets cost $15, while those for students, elderly, and children cost $10 apiece.
Currently, D3hoops.com has three of Stockton’s four teams listed in their pod. Stockton, Yeshiva and Johns Hopkins make up the top three in the rankings.
Stockton is making its 17th appearance in the ncaa men’s basketball Tournament and hosting the tournament for the first time since 2016 when it hosted the tournament. As a result of their 95-91 victory against Rowan University in the NJAC title game on Saturday, the Ospreys received an automatic invitation to the NCAA Tournament.
A winning run of eight games has given Stockton a record of 24-4. In addition, the Ospreys are a perfect 12-1 at home this season. Coach of the Year Scott Bittner is one of three NJAC all-conference players leading this squad.
Vineland/DJ Vineland’s Campbell (almost averaging 19.5 points per game) has been named Player of the Year in the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC). A member of the NJAC All-Star Team, Campbell was also an outstanding performer.
In addition to joining Campbell on the NJAC All-First Team, Kyion Flanders (Wildwood/Wildwood) won NJAC Defensive Player of the Year. With 11.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2,8 assists, and 2.3 steals a game on his stat sheet, Flanders is an effective player for the Ospreys on both sides of the court.
Assist/turnover ratio leader Kadian Dawkins (Eastampton/Rancocas Valley) got a NJAC Honorable Mention selection and stands fourth in assists (4.4 apg). Averaging 11.8 points per game and shooting 51.5 percent from the field and 43.3 percent from three-point range, he has been an effective scorer.
An automatic berth for Wilson College (18-7) as the Colonial States Athletic Conference champion was granted. In order to secure their automatic berths, Johns Hopkins (22-3) and Yeshiva (25-3) both won their respective conference championships. Prior to their defeat against Illinois Wesleyan on December 30, the Maccabees enjoyed a 50-game winning run, which was the second-longest in Division III history.