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The fall of Israeli-American coach David Blatt

By Roman Fuentes For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   It was June 16, 2015. Confetti rained over the Golden State Warriors as players celebrated their NBA Finals victory. Led by up-and-coming star Stephen Curry, the Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers four games to two in the best-of-seven series. Lost in the celebration, the Cleveland Cavaliers ...

Benjamin Eidelberg: Managing basketball and faith

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news For alumnus Ben Eidelberg, basketball has been life since he was three years old. “My parents always watched the game, and so I guess playing from a young age, watching from a young age and continuing that through high school really gave me a love for basketball.” Eidelberg said. It ...

Yeshiva University takes home back to back championships at NHBT

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news After Friday and Saturday’s festivities, it was championship day at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament.  The men’s portion was an afternoon matchup between two different teams from Yeshiva University Sunday.   Five teams, Sokol, Weiss, Ammar, Laifer and Marouani, all from Yeshiva, ...

Unaffiliated team makes name for itself at NHBT women’s championship

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW The National Hillel Basketball Tournament’s women’s championship game Sunday at Ritchie Coliseum ended 22 to 12 in favor of a team without affiliation to one specific school. The NHBT Free Agent Team, made up of women from many different colleges, beat Columbia University for the top spot. Columbia, ...

First annual NBHT all-star game proves successful

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh   The National Hillel Basketball Tournament took a break from regulation play to host an all-star game, the first of the 56-team tournament's history, in Ritchie Coliseum. Hillel Assistant Director Maiya Chard-Yaron said the idea was conceived and cultivated by the 25-person student board that ...

Players, fans gather in Armory, Ritchie for Saturday night games

By Rachel Kalusin & Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh, staff writer @rkalusinJOUR,  @alysonlyn The National Hillel Basketball Tournament resumed playing after Shabbat with four games in the Reckord Armory at 8:30 p.m. Saturday Night, with other games playing at the Xfinity Center and the Ritchie Coliseum. Students gathered from all over the ...

Fans pack the courts for NHBT shootout, dunk competitions

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news   Saturday’s individual events for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament began with a three-point shootout at the Reckord Armory.  Competitors from all over the country were assigned to various courts for the two rounds of shootouts.   After a brief warm-up, competitors had ten ...

Guest speaker receives mixed reactions at NHBT

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh About 225 students attended Shabbat lunch in the Hillel Activities Room today and were joined by a guest speaker, 1970s college basketball star Archie Talley, who received mixed reviews from the audience. Archie Talley, 63, holds the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics record for most points in a ...

Shabbat dinner brings together old, new friends during NHBT

By Rebecca Cohen For the Mitzpeh @beccacohen_ The National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted its eighth annual Shabbat dinner Friday. Over 700 Jewish students from around the country joined together in Ritchie Coliseum after sundown for a Shabbat dinner and service led by Maryland Hillel members and the NHBT planning team. Forty-eight ...

Players from across U.S. gather Friday in Xfinity Center to compete for Kiddish Cup

By Senaya Savir For the Mitzpeh @SenayaSavir The National Hillel Basketball Tournament was in full swing Friday afternoon. With games beginning at 8 a.m., the teams fought competitively for the coveted “Kiddush Cup,” on the tournament’s 7th anniversary. Games will continue through Sunday. NHBT Director of Human Resources Mai Shachi said ...