Men’s basketball looks to make a big playoff run, currently 3rd in NE-10

Currently sitting in third place in the Northeast-10 conference, the New Haven men’s basketball team is in the middle of a strong season with a 13-6 record. Coming off a crucial part of the schedule which included a buzzer-beater win against nationally-ranked Bentley, the Chargers have put themselves in a good position to make some noise in the playoffs and potentially be a top-ranked team in the country.

New Haven received votes to be ranked nationally across Division II as they have the chance to return to the regionals for the second consecutive season.

The defense has been the driving factor by allowing the lowest points per game (64.3) by a team. Also ranked fourth in the conference in rebounds per game and second in blocks, the Chargers have been able to control the game and take advantage of strong play in transition to come away with big wins.

A big part of the defensive success this season has been center Majur Majak, who leads NE-10 players in total rebounds, rebounds per game, field goal percentage, and blocks per game.

With just seven games left in the regular season, New Haven has the chance to continue their winning ways for the rest of the season. The team has had postseason success in recent years, and made it to the conference quarterfinals and regional semifinal last season and all the way to the conference championship in 2020.

New Haven will begin a three-game home stand this week, starting against The College of Saint Rose on Wednesday, followed by Saint Michael’s College and American International College. In the final stretch of the season, the Chargers can show why they are a conference powerhouse and continue their recent dominance over their opponents.