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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-...

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 ...

NHBT begins tournament weekend with night of dancing in D.C.

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn   The National Hillel Basketball Tournament kicked off on Thursday with a "Ballin Out" bar night at the Dirty Martini bar in D.C. to celebrate the start of the tournament. The event started at 9:30 p.m with most people arriving at 10:30. Approximately 200 people attended the event from different ...

NHBT kicks off with basketball, bagels, inter-collegiate bonding

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD The sounds of squelching, rain-drenched shoes, requests for directions to the arena and sleep-deprived laughter hailed in the first morning of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. More than 400 students, 50 teams and 30 universities came together Friday morning to kick off a weekend of competi...

National Hillel Basketball Tournament scores student involvement

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 The Terps may have been booted out of March Madness, but that’s not the end of all things basketball this season at this university; the National Hillel Basketball Tournament is just around the corner. Founded in 2010 by UMD student Rachel Epstein, the NHBT is held annually during the spring ...

Fifth annual NHBT features competitive bracket

  By Mauricio Rivera For the Mitzpeh @mnriver90  After a weekend filled with scheduled festivities, prayer services and preliminary games, bracket play began for all Jewish basketball teams from universities around the country who gathered for the fifth annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament on Sunday, April 19. Je...