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Preview: TCNJ @ Ramapo MBB

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

On Saturday afternoon, The College of New Jersey’s men’s basketball team faces the Ramapo Roadrunners at the Bradley Center in Mahwah, N.J. The game will start at 3 pm EST.

The Lions are 8-4 overall and the Roadrunners are 12-0. TCNJ is 1-4 on the road and Ramapo is 3-0 at home.

The Roadrunners are 6-0 within the New Jersey Athletic Conference. The Lions are 5-1 in conference play.

TCNJ lost their lone conference game on Dec. 10, 2016 when they lost 89-85 to the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights.

The Lions won their last meeting between these two teams when they won 105-95 on Feb. 20, 2016 in the NJAC Tournament.

In the two regular season meetings during the 2015-16 season, Ramapo won both games. They last defeated the Lions 78-77 in overtime on Feb. 10, 2016.

In the past 10 meetings between these two teams, Ramapo won six times. Besides the Feb. 20, 2016 win, they also won 76-71 on Feb. 11, 2015; 77-70 on Jan. 7, 2015 and 84-69 on Jan. 4, 2014.

TCNJ won their last game on Wednesday night, as they won 69-54 to the William Paterson Pioneers at Packer Hall. It was only the second-time in the last 11 meetings with the Pioneers that the Lions won in that series.

They have not lost a game since losing 89-85 to the Western Conn. State University Colonials on Jan. 2, 2017.

Ramapo has won their last 12 games. They have not lost a game since the aforementioned No. 4 vs. No. 5 meeting in the NJAC Tournament on Feb. 20, 2016.

TCNJ is averaging 78.2 points per game. They are giving up 67.6 points.

Ramapo is averaging 84.25 points per game. They are giving up 66.75 points.

Bobby Brackett leads the Lions attack with 16.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Eric Murdoch Jr. is averaging 5.6 assists per game.

Thomas Bonacum leads the Roadrunners attack with 17.9 points per game. Sultan Aminu is averaging 7.3 rebounds and Bonacum is averaging 3.9 assists.


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