National Hillel basketball tournament 21 results

NHBT recap: Yeshiva University captures men’s, women’s titles at tournament that was about more than just basketball

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   The National Hillel Basketball Tournament brought roughly 1,200 Jewish students from across the country to campus this weekend, NHBT Board Chairman David Stein said. Along with the basketball competition, an itinerary packed with social events and opportunities to connect with other ...

Yeshiva men’s team crowned champions of 2019 National Hillel Basketball Tournament

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Yeshiva University overcame Johns Hopkins University 64-49 in the top tier championship at the National Hillel Basketball Tournament Sunday afternoon. Johns Hopkins finished with a 32-31 lead after the first period, which junior economics and international studies major John Blustein ...

Stern College at Yeshiva University victorious in NHBT women’s championship game

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson   The women’s championship game for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament was held at Ritchie Coliseum Sunday afternoon. Stern College of Yeshiva University in New York faced off against an independent team of free agents in the championship round for the coveted Kiddush Cup, ...

Hundreds turn out for NHBT opening ceremony, bracket games kickoff

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Copy editor @Jessenassh   About 50 students in colorful pennies gathered around the ceremonial candle at 8:59 p.m. in Reckord Armory for Havdalah Saturday night. The room that had minutes before been filled with players from across the nation warming up for their games was nearly silent. After a ...

Students celebrate Shabbat dinner with old, new friends to kick off annual NHBT weekend

By Fatemeh Paryavi For Mitzpeh @KarmaLife_2 As the sun set Friday night, indicating the beginning of yet another Shabbat for the Jewish community at this university, students who are taking part in this year’s National Hillel Basketball Tournament gathered from across the country to celebrate Shabbat dinner at the Stamp Student Union....

Gift of Life introduces stem cell donor to recipient during NHBT bracket games

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD While players from around the country gritted their teeth, leapt into the air and dove after basketballs in the bracket rounds of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, one woman stood on the sidelines, preparing to meet the man who saved her life. Esther Bogin drove from her home in ...

NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...

Basketball tournament participants look to shine in individual skills competition

By Benjamin Gonzalez For Mitzpeh @benyamin155 Several NHBT participants showed up to the Xfinity Center to try their skills in individual contests: the 3-point contest, the dunk contest, and the skills challenge Saturday afternoon. The first competition of the day was the 3-point contest. Participants arrived early to get some shots in ...

NHBT competitors and spectators come together as a people for Shabbat dinner before tournament

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students, alumni and university guests took a break from the competition of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament to enjoy dinner as a community Friday night. After the first day of the eighth annual tournament, almost 700 people filled the gymnasium of Reckord Armory, which could hardly contain ...

When Competition Gets “Friendly”: Friendship Circle members make their mark on NHBT court

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh Along with over 300 students from all over the country, local Friendship Circle members were also invited to partake in this year’s National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The Friendship Circle is a national and global organization, affiliated with Chabad, that provides children with disabilities ...