The Ramapo College Men’s Basketball Team was ranked 2nd in the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region standings posted on February 28th.
The Roadrunners finished the NCAA Tournament with an overall record of 20-7. Ramapo faced Johnson and Wales in the first round of the tournament and lost in overtime 114-106.
The Roadrunners Season
The Roadrunners saw much success this season as they entered the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Ramapo had 20 wins this season, earned the North Division Title, the No. 1 seed in the New Jersey Athletic Conference Tournament, and an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament for a tournament appearance. Although, the season ended on a loss, the win wasn’t given up easily. In the final period of the game, Johnson and Wales outscored Ramapo 16-8.
The Roadrunners went 38 for 68 for 58% from the field for the night, which was more than Johnson and Wales 41 for 81 for 51% field shooting. Ramapo couldn’t capitalize in overtime and eventually lost the game. Head Coach Chuck McBreen leads the Roadrunners but looks to Ahmad Hassan, Elgin Brown, and LaQuan Peterkin for wins.
About The Team
Head Coach Chuck McBreen is in his thirteenth season with the Roadrunners. He is Ramapo’s first ever full-time basketball coach and has made a name for himself. Under McBreen’s guidance the Roadrunners have been at the top of the New Jersey Athletic Conference for the past eight years and posted nine Tip-Off Tournament Championships.
He has been named Ramapo College Coach of the Year in both basketball and tennis. The NJAC, Met Writers, and NABC Atlantic Region have also recognized McBreen for Coach of the Year.
Junior Ahmad Hassan was named to the NJAC All-Conference First Team. This is his first NJAC post-season award in his career. He was also named to the D3 All-Atlantic Region Team and NABC All-District Team.
Hassan averages 18.2 points per game, and also has 55 three-pointers and 57 steals for the season. He has scored over 1,000 career points, 480 coming from this season alone.
Juniors Elgin Brown and LaQuan Peterkin were named to the NJAC All-Conference Second Team. Brown leads the Roadrunners in rebounds with 186 and 7.8 rebounds per game, while also averaging 11.4 points per game. Peterkin averages 12.5 points per game, 7.7 rebounds per game, and blocked 43 shots this season. He can also boast of being 53% from the field.
About The School
Ramapo College is located in Mahwah, NJ and has over 5,400 students, including 92 graduate students. There are five interdisciplinary schools with more than 700 course offerings and 40 academic programs. Ramapo offers many different bachelor degrees, master degrees, and certification programs.
The campus includes modern academic buildings with state-of-the-art computer centers, student life buildings, the Angelica and Russ Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, and the newly built Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center. This center boasts of a 2,200-seat arena, fitness center, climbing wall, track, aerobics studio, and indoor pool.