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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....

Jew You Should Know: David Stein

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   3...2...1 The energy is contagious. Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down. This is no ordinary Maryland basketball game. It’s not even a university-sanctioned event. It’s the National ...

Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019. Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...

NHBT semifinal games provide blowouts, thrilling comebacks

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi   The remaining 16 teams in four different brackets faced off Sunday morning in the Xfinity Center for the semifinal matchups of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. In the women’s bracket, Stern College for Women at Yeshiva University routed the University of Maryland 27-7 while ...

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 ...