March may still be a few weeks away, but the the madness seems to have begun at the beginning of this year.
Wednesday night in the world of Division III college basketballan unlikely ending led to a huge upset in New Jersey.
New Jersey City University defeated No. 23 Rowan University by knocking down two three-pointers in the final seconds.
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Down 71-67 with 5.2 seconds left in the game, NJCU junior forward Ryan Savoy knocked down a corner three-pointer to cut the lead to one with 2.8 seconds remaining.
On the next serve, Rowan’s pass was deflected and landed in the hands of senior guard Jason Battle near midcourt, who fired a shot as the clock ticked down.
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The rest will go into NJCU tradition.
The loss was the first in a conference game for the Rowan University Profs, who were 15-0 before Wednesday’s loss.
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Since the 2022 season, the Profs had won 21 straight games in conference play.
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The second half of the game saw a brawl that resulted in three ejections and five technical fouls called after halftime.
Savoy led the way for NJCU, scoring 15 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out three assists.
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The win moves NJCU into sixth place in the conference.