The TCNJ men's basketball team tied to pull off the upset.
Much like the women's basketball game that happened two hours earlier, the men's basketball game ended with a 1 point loss. The men's basketball team; however, had chances to win the game, while the women's team only had a chance to tie the game.
Ramapo was able to defeat The College of New Jersey, 73-72, yesterday afternoon at Packer Hall on the TCNJ campus.
Ramapo improved to 18-2 overall and 12-1 within the conference. The College of New Jersey dropped to 5-14 overall and 3-10 within the conference.
In their last meeting on December 8, 2012, the Lions lost by 20 points to the 11th ranked Roadrunners. The Lions lost 78-58 in that game.
It was a back-and-forth game in the second half. But a layup with a minute and 19 seconds left by Elgin Brown gave the Roadrunners the 73-72 lead.
After Brown scored two of his 14 points, the Lions had multiple chances to win the game. The team had 4 chances to be exact late in the game.
Matthew Rista missed two three pointers within the final 10 seconds. Jayson Johnson missed a jumper with 52 seconds, and William Lester missed a jumper with 46 seconds.
Johnson scored two of his 24 points with a layup to put the Lions up 72-71 at 1:35. He also made back-to-back free throws to get the Lions within 1 point at 71-70.
The Roadrunners would take a short lead after the game was tied at 67-67. Lester scored two of his 10 points with a jumper to tie the game.
Each team would have a few point lead for the next several minutes. But at 10:48 left, the Roadrunners had an 11 point lead.
Garret Thiel scored two of his six points on back-to-back free throws to make it 60-49.
The Roadrunners went on a lead after the game was tied at 42-42. Alex Fox tied the game for the Lions when he scored two of his 15 points to make it 42-42.
The Lions lead for the first two minutes of the second half. Anthony Lorusso scored three of his 23 points to make it 40-37. Then, Will Sanborn scored two of his 14 points to make it 40-39.
The Lions lead 40-34 at the break.
The Lions would lead for much of the first half. Rista gave the Lions an 11 point lead with a layup at 4:23 to make it 35-24.
Rista also gave the Lions another 11 point lead at 33-22. They were also up 11 points when Johnson made a layup to make it 31-20.
The game was tied at 9-9 when Fox made a three-point to make it 9-9. The Roadrunners would take the lead after the game was tied at 2-2, before the Lions battled back to make it 9-9.