Rowan University Men’s Basketball Team beats TCNJ

Rowan University Men’s Basketball Team defeats TCNJ

By Sierra Morrison

Glassboro, N.J. – Rowan Men’s Basketball Team defeated TCNJ, 88-74.

In the first period, Rowan Men’s Basketball Team took the lead. TCNJ countered by taking a fast and aggressive stance.

Despite taking a fast and aggressive stance, Rowan Men’s Basketball Team led in field goals (FG’s), three point field goals (3FG’s) and free throws (FT). In total, Rowan made 50% of their FGs vs. TCNJ making 34.3%, 53.3% of its 3FGs vs. 16.7% and 87.5% of its FT vs. 80%.  

By the end of the first half, the score was 45-35 with Rowan Men’s Basketball Team leading.

In the second half, TCNJ maintained its fast and aggressive stance in an attempt to take the lead. For TCNJ’s fans it looked like it was working with TCNJ making 4 out of its 15 3FGs compare to Rowan’s 1 out of 11 3FGs.

In the final minutes of play, TCNJ was a mere six points from taking the lead with Corey Stanford leading in FG’s and Eric Murrdock, Jr. leading in 3FG’s. But, TCNJ’s type of playing started to show its effects on its players, TCNJ’s players were slower to react when Rowan entered their side of the court and their aggressiveness resulted in penalties. As a result, Rowan Men’s Basketball Team was able to expand its lead.

The final score was 88-74.

After the game, Rowan Men’s Basketball Team Head Coach Joe Crispin was asked how he would get the team to the foul line more often than the opposing team.

“We stay in attack mode and we don’t really dunk the ball in the post a lot, so it has to be with our guards getting to the rim, getting hands, checking calls” Crispin said.   

 

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Key NJAC Matchup Features Star Players Wilson and Brackett

By: Glenn Brown

            Glassboro, N.J. – When The College of New Jersey Lions travel to Glassboro on Wednesday night to play host Rowan University Profs, there will be a lot of eyes on the key matchup that may determine the NJAC Conference Player of the Year. The matchup that I am referring to features senior forwards Bobby Brackett of TCNJ, and Shawn Wilson of Rowan.

The two senior leaders lead their respective teams in multiple categories as Brackett averages a double-double of 15.9 ppg and 10.2 rpg to lead the Lions. Wilson leads the Profs with an average of 20 ppg and 6 rpg. The matchup between these two teams also has major NJAC conference implications as TCNJ record stands at 15-5, while the Profs are 12-8 on the year. The Lions are currently in second place in the Men’s NJAC basketball standings while Rowan sits in fourth place.

The journey that led these two standouts was very rough and difficult as Brackett enrolled at TCNJ and immediately contributed as a freshman and sophomore. Before Brackett could really break out and become a star, he tore his Achilles before his junior season and was ultimately ruled out for the season. Before this injury, Brackett averaged a double-double during his sophomore year and was primed to breakout as a junior. For Wilson, his journey started at Atlantic-Cape Community College in Mays Landing, New Jersey. “When I arrived at Rowan I was just trying to fit in and play my game”, said Wilson after a Tuesday practice. After starring at ACCC and finishing up his associates degree, Wilson made the easy on court transition to Rowan by leading the Profs in points and rebounds last year. Each player has taken a different path to stardom and as the conference tournament around the corner, each team will be looking for their star to bring home the win and possibly gain momentum late in the season.

A photos of Rowan University Men’s Basketball Team

Rowan Men’s Basketball  Journey 2014-17

By Bryan Vientos

Glassboro, N.J.- Rowan Men’s Basketball has come pretty far from 2014 under head coach Joe Cassidy with an overall record of 12-13.  The road for success for Rowan in Division III has been rough so far. Rowan University has been growing dramatically in the past 3 years with intentions to bring there athletic programs into either division I or II. That being said, there has been more pressure to preform at a higher level to prove our program can compete. With the additional attention to our program head coach Joe Cassidy was under the microscope for the 2015 season but unfortunately the season didn’t go as planned, Which lead to an overall record of 9-16. Rowan decided to go in a different direction for the future of there program and brought in Joe Crispin.

When Crispin was brought in during the 2016 season, he had an immediate impact on the program. Getting the Rowan Men’s basketball to a positive record of 12-8. Also, only lost 2 games at home and bring back the fighting spirit of the Proofs. He couldn’t have done it without the Depersia brothers Rob and Nick with a combine total of 1175 points earned. Hopefully,

Crispin can keep the positive momentum going and bring more silverware back to Proof nation.