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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 ...

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 ...

Maryland students show off their ‘Turf’ at NHBT’s bar night

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Half the crowd at Terrapin’s Turf on Thursday night came for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament’s bar night, the first event of the jam-packed weekend. This weekend, over 300 players from across the country will gather to compete in the annual basketball tournament. But bar night ...

Get in the zone: NHBT weekend has arrived

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @xoxonicole6 This upcoming weekend is one that has been marked down on everyone's calendars for months. The National Hillel Basketball Tournament is finally here. “I really love NHBT because it lets me play basketball with all my friends in a competitive setting,” said Joshua Silverman, a University of ...

NHBT board hopes for event to be ‘Bigger and Better Than Ever Before’

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkin31 The National Hillel Basketball Tournament held its second meeting of the semester Dec. 6 at Hillel with plans to make the event more exciting and expansive than recent years. “The National Hillel Basketball Tournament is the largest Jewish Collegiate Student Run event in the nation,” said ...

NHBT athletes find ways to stay ready for tournament time

By Zach Selby Sports editor @ZachDar61 April is an important month for Jewish athletes across the country. It’s the month they step onto the court at this university to represent their school in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The organization’s annual tournament is still months away, but that hasn’t stopped students at ...