Men's Basketball

2016-17 Record: 23-5; GNAC 16-2 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales and Lasell

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: Johnson & Wales and Lasell

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus College (14-4, 10-2)
vs. 
Johnson & Wales (9-8, 9-2)
Feb. 1 • 7 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.

Links: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO

Albertus Magnus College (14-4, 10-2)
at
Lasell (12-7, 9-3)
Feb. 4 • 3 p.m. • Newton, Mass.
Links: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO


A NEW WEEK
Following a 1-1 week in GNAC play, the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team looks to bounce back as the Falcons welcome Johnson & Wales to "The Nest" on Wednesday evening before traveling north to Newton, Mass. to square off against rival Lasell on Saturday.

A LOOK BACK
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 93 | Rivier 76 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
GAME 2: Saint Joseph's 95 | Albertus Magnus 90 – RECAP/BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. JOHNSON & WALES

Johnson & Wales holds a 26-23 edge over Albertus Magnus in the all-time series.

THIS YEAR VS. JOHNSON & WALES
FINAL SCORE: Johnson & Wales 75 | Albertus Magnus 70 (OT) – RECAP/BOX SCORE
KEY HIGHLIGHT: With less than 90 seconds left, Erick Langston (Stratford, Conn.) scored the final four Albertus Magnus points to give the visitors a 67-66 lead with 32 second left. Ferdinand was fouled with seven seconds left and hit one of two free throws to force overtime.

ALL-TIME VS. LASELL
Albertus Magnus leads Lasell in the all-time series 16-6.

THIS YEAR VS. LASELL
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 76 | Lasell College 75 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
KEY HIGHLIGHT: With less than one second remaining in regulation, Grant Ellis (Newark, N.J.) of the Albertus Magnus men's basketball team calmly made three straight free-throws to lift the Falcons to a 76-75 victory over Lasell.

LAST WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Junior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) recorded back-to-back double-doubles and extended his season total to 14.
  • Sophomore Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) and Walters totaled 23 of the Falcons' 38 assists.
  • Junior Jemaa Yuori (Ghana) and Walters recorded two blocks a piece.
  • Senior Grant Ellis (Newark, N.J.) led the offensive unit last week averaging 27.0 points per game as well as made 12 of the Falcons' 22 three-pointers.
  • Albertus outshot its opponents 183-171 while shooting a combined 47.1 percent from the floor.
  • Albertus was strong on defense last week forcing 36 turnovers, but was outrebounded by its opponents 43-40.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Senior Grant Ellis (Newark, N.J.) netted a career-high 39 points in the Falcons' loss to Saint Joe's.
  • Junior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) was just one assist shy of recording a triple double-double as well as set a new career-high in assists with nine.

FALCONS IN THE GNAC

Jaqhawn Walters ranks:
- third in points per game (19.1)
- second in rebounds per game (12.2)
- sixth in field-goal percentage (55.1%)

Jahmerikah Green-Younger ranks:
- third in three-point percentage (44.1%)

Damian Grant ranks:
- sixth in blocks per game (0.9)

Liam Perryman ranks:
- seventh in blocks per game (0.8)

Ryan Pittman ranks:
- second in assists per game (4.5)

Devin Coleman ranks:
- seventh in points per game (15.9)

Shaquille Mitchell ranks:
- eighth in three-point percentage (40.8%)

COACH OLIVERS EARNS 200TH WIN
Albertus Magnus College men's basketball coach Mitch Oliver earns his 200th career victory on January 21st as the Falcons defeated Anna Maria, 85-82, in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at The Fuller Activity Center.

UP NEXT
The Falcons return to action next week against Mount Ida and Anna Maria.