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: Emmanuel (Mass.) and Mount Ida (Senior Day)

Men's Basketball Weekly Preview: Emmanuel (Mass.) and Mount Ida (Senior Day)

Albertus Magnus College 
Men's Basketball Weekly Preview

Albertus Magnus College (18-4, 14-2)
at
Emmanuel (Mass.) (7-15, 6-9)
Feb. 14 • 7 p.m. • Boston, Mass.

Links: LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO

Albertus Magnus College (18-4, 14-2)
vs.
Mount Ida (15-8, 11-5)
SENIOR DAY NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR GAME
Feb. 18 • 3 p.m. • New Haven, Conn.
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REGULAR SEASON WRAP UP
The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team looks to secure the top spot in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) as the Falcons wrap up the regular season against Emmanuel (Mass.) and Mount Ida in the week ahead.

GNAC STANDINGS

  1. Albertus Magnus (14-2)
  2. Johnson & Wales (13-3)
  3. Lasell (12-4)
  4. Mount Ida (11-5)
  5. Saint Joseph's (Me.) (9-7)
  6. Emmanuel (6-9)
  7. Suffolk (5-11)
  8. Norwich (4-11)
  9. Anna Maria (4-12)
  10. Rivier (1-15)

A LOOK BACK
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 86 | Mount Ida 80 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
GAME 2: Albertus Magnus 87 | Anna Maria 66 – RECAP/BOX SCORE

ALL-TIME VS. EMMANUEL
Albertus holds a 21-11 edge of Emmanuel in the all-time series.

THIS YEAR VS. EMMANUEL
GAME 1: Albertus Magnus 93 | Emmanuel 77 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
KEY HIGHLIGHT:
Clinging to a three-point lead at 77-74 with four minutes left, Albertus Magnus used a 11-0 run over a two-minute span to put the game out of reach. 

ALL-TIME VS. MOUNT IDA
Albertus Magnus leads Mount Ida in the all-time series 17-2. 

THIS YEAR VS. MOUNT IDA
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 86 | Mount Ida 80 – RECAP/BOX SCORE
KEY HIGHLIGHT: Mount Ida threatened the Falcons' lead and brought the score to within three, 78-75, but the visitors kept their composure and secured the 86-80 road win.

WALTERS CLOSING IN ON MILESTONE
Junior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) is just 27 points away from recording his 1,000th career-point as a Falcon.

SENIOR DAY
Head coach Mitch Oliver and the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team will be honoring its three-member senior class - Grant Ellis, Shaquille Mitchell and Devin Coleman - prior to the start of Saturday's game against Mount Ida.

NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR GAME
The Albertus Magnus college men's and women's basketball teams and the United Way of Greater New Haven are partnering together for the first time to promote the Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N) campaign. Albertus Magnus will host a Neighbor to Neighbor Game on Saturday, February 18th when the Falcons host a double-header against Mount Ida. 

Upon entering the game, fans will be receiving a ticket, along with their program, on how to make a donation to the N2N campaign as well as have the opportunity to win a dinner for two at a local New Haven restaurant.

LAST WEEK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Albertus finished out the week shooting an impressive 50.4 percent from the field while its opponents were held to only 36.2 percent.
  • Four different players averaged in double-figures for the Falcons, including Jaqhawn Walters who led the team with 25.0 points, 18.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
  • The Falcons dominated on defense collecting 12 blocks.
  • Both Albertus and its opponents finished the week with 14 steals a piece.

WALTERS NAMED GNAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK
Junior Jaqhawn Walters was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Week on Monday afternoon, as announced by the league office. Walters helped Albertus to a 2-0 week as the junior registered two double-doubles, averaging 25.0 points, 18.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting 67.6% (23-34 FG) overall. The forward opened the week with 25 points, a season-high 23 rebounds and three blocks at Mount Ida before tallying 25 points, 14 boards, four assists and three steals against Anna Maria to capture his fifth GNAC Player of the Week honor (and third in four weeks)

FALCONS IN THE GNAC
Jaqhawn Walters ranks:
third in points per game (19.8)
second in rebounds per game (13.2)
fifth in field goal percentage (55.2%)
eighth in blocks per game (0.9)

Devin Coleman ranks:
fourth in blocks per game (0.9)

Liam Perryman ranks:
third in blocks per game (1.0)

Ryan Pittman ranks:
second in assists per game (5.2)
eighth in steals per game (1.3)