2011-12 Men's Basketball News

May 22, 2012
Adebayo continues to pursue his NBA dream
Former Philadelphia University men's basketball center Temi Adebayo is featured in a story by Comcast Sportsnet contributor Dave Zeitlin about his workout with the Philadelphia 76ers.

March 12, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: March 12-March 18
Baseball, softball and men's tennis are in Florida for spring break, while women's lacrosse hosts a pair of CACC foes.

March 10, 2012
Rams upset bid comes up just short in 59-58 loss to top-seed Franklin Pierce
Guard Jim Connolly scored a game-high 19 points for the eight-seeded Rams against top-seed Franklin Pierce.

March 9, 2012
Philadelphia University Readies For NCAA Tourney Opener
Guard Jim Connolly previews the Rams' opening round NCAA Tournament game against Franklin Pierce with KYW's Matt Leon.

March 7, 2012
NCAA East Region Tournament Central
Check out the link with all of the information for this year's NCAA Division II Men's Basketball East Region Tournament at Assumption College.

March 5, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: March 5-March 11
Softball and women's lacrosse begin their 2012 seasons and men's basketball travels to Massachusetts for the NCAA Tournament.

March 4, 2012
Rams receive at-large bid to NCAA Division II East Region Tournament; Will play Franklin Pierce in the first round
The men's basketball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament and will play top-seeded Franklin Pierce on Saturday at Assumption College.

March 2, 2012
Rams fall to Bloomfield in CACC semifinal, 72-63
Philadelphia (19-9) must now wait until Sunday, March 4 to see if it will receive an at-large bid into the NCAA Division II East Region Tournament. The selection show will be held at 10:30 p.m. on www.ncaa.com.

March 1, 2012
Rams to square off with Bloomfield in CACC semifinal on Friday
The Rams enter Friday's semifinal eighth in the NCAA East Region Rankings, while Bloomfield comes in seventh.

February 29, 2012
Rams move up to eighth in NCAA Division II East Region Rankings
Philadelphia jumped up two spots after picking up a pair of wins last week.

February 27, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Feb. 27-March 4
Men's basketball heads to Caldwell for the second round of the CACC Tournament. Baseball heads to Flemington, N.J. for four games and men's and women's tennis hosts NYIT.

February 25, 2012
Rams take down Post 74-52 to advance in the CACC Tournament
Guard Nick Christian scored a game-high 19 points for Philadelphia, while guard Nick Schlitzer added 18 points and 10 rebounds.

February 23, 2012
Connolly, Adebayo named to the All-CACC men’s basketball team
Guard Jim Connolly was named to the All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference first team, while center Temi Adebayo was a third team pick.

February 23, 2012
Rams sit in 10th in latest set of NCAA East Region Rankings
Philadelphia, who was fifth a week ago, went 1-1 against CACC competition last week.

February 23, 2012
Rams set to take on Post in the first round of the CACC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament
Philadelphia earned the second seed in the south and will welcome Post, the third seed from the north, to the Gallagher Center Saturday night at 7 p.m.

February 21, 2012
Connolly shoots Rams past Holy Family for 65-62 win
The Rams will take on Post in the opening round of the CACC Tournament in the Gallagher Center Saturday Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

February 20, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Feb. 20-Feb. 26
A busy upcoming weekend features the basketball teams starting their push for a CACC title and the men's and women's tennis and baseball teams begin their spring schedules.

February 18, 2012
Balanced attack gives the Rams a 76-55 victory over Felician
Philadelphia locked up the number-two seed in the CACC's southern division and a home CACC tournament game Saturday, Feb. 25 with the win

February 16, 2012
Rams’ rally falls just short in 76-74 loss to the University of the Sciences
Hall of Fame head coach Herb Magee was honored before the game with a bust that will be displayed in the Gallagher Center.

February 16, 2012
Men’s basketball ranked fifth in NCAA Division II East Region rankings
The top eight teams in the region rankings on March 4 make the NCAA Tournament.

February 13, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Feb. 13-Feb. 19
The basketball teams close out their home schedules with games against the University of the Sciences and Felician. Hall of Fame head coach Herb Magee will be honored before the University of the Sciences contest.

February 11, 2012
Adebayo slams Rams past Dominican (N.Y.), 51-49
Temi Adebayo's dunk with three seconds left in regulation gave Philadelphia a two-point victory at Dominican.

February 9, 2012
Connolly reaches 1,000 as Rams fall to Goldey-Beacom, 87-70
Guard Jim Connolly became the 46th Ram to score 1,000 career points by draining a three-pointer with 13:33 to go in the second half.

February 7, 2012
Adebayo, Connolly power Rams to 65-58 victory over Chestnut Hill
Center Temi Adebayo and guard Jim Connolly both scored 21 points to give the Rams the top spot in the CACC's southern division.

February 6, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Feb. 6-Feb. 12
The basketball teams welcome Chestnut Hill to the Gallagher Center on Tuesday. Then the teams visit Goldey-Beacom and Dominican (N.Y.)

February 4, 2012
Rams push past Concordia (N.Y.), 85-70
Jim Connolly scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Rams as they earn their 14th win of the season.

January 31, 2012
Rams end two-game skid with 65-58 victory over Wilmington (Del.)
Temi Adebayo and Nick Christian both scored 18 points as the Rams got back in the win column by defeating the Wildcats by seven.

January 30, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Jan. 30-Feb. 5
This week the Philadelphia University basketball teams visit Wilmington (Del.) and host Concordia (N.Y.).

January 28, 2012
Rams fall to Cougars, 62-61
Guard Jim Connolly netted a game-high 21 points in the loss for Philadelphia

January 26, 2012
Rams’ winning streak ends at nine after 65-54 loss to Goldey-Beacom
Guard Corey Francisco scored a team-high 15 points in the loss, which snapped Philadelphia's nine-game winning streak.

January 23, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Jan. 23-Jan. 29
The men's and women's basketball teams take winning streaks into match-ups against Goldey-Beacom and Caldwell.

January 21, 2012
Sharp shooting Rams take down Bloomfield, 85-66; Extend winning streak to nine
The Rams shot 62.3 percent from the field as they push their winning streak to a season-high nine game after defeating Bloomfield.

January 19, 2012
Francisco lay-up shocks Washington Adventist, 59-57; Rams win eighth in a row
Corey Francisco's lay-up as time expired capped an 18-point night for the guard and gave the Rams their eight consecutive win.

January 18, 2012
Magee named “Living Legend” by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association
Hall of Fame men's basketball head coach Herb Magee will receive the 2012 "Living Legend" Award on Jan. 30 at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s 108th Annual Dinner in Cherry Hill, N.J.

January 16, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Jan. 16-Jan. 22
The men's and women's basketball teams have three doubleheaders this week, capped off with a home twinbill against Bloomfield on Saturday.

January 16, 2012
Rams surge their way past Chestnut Hill, 56-42
The Rams end the game on a 19-4 run to pick up their seventh straight win.

January 9, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Jan. 9-Jan. 15
The women's basketball team travels to Georgian Court University for the lone action on this week's slate.

January 7, 2012
Connolly shoots Rams to an 86-75 road win over Post
Guard Jim Connolly connected on 11 of his 17 shots from the field on his way to a season-high 35 points to help the Rams win their fifth straight game.

January 3, 2012
Adebayo's career-high rallies Rams past Holy Family, 68-65
Center Temi Adebayo scored a career-high 29 points, nine coming in the final 15-4 run, to help the Rams go to 21-0 all-time against Holy Family.

January 2, 2012
This Week in Ram Athletics: Jan. 2-Jan. 8
The basketball teams welcome Holy Family on Tuesday before visiting Post University on Saturday.

December 30, 2011
Connolly lifts Rams past Stonehill, 68-63
Jim Connolly scored a season-high 28 points to help the Rams knock off visiting Stonehill.

December 29, 2011
Rams run away from Assumption, 77-62
Philadelphia ends the game on an 18-5 run to pull away from the Greyhounds late.

December 26, 2011
This Week in Ram Athletics: Dec. 26-Jan. 1
The men's basketball team hosts the East Region Classic, while the women end 2011 against East Stroudsburg.

December 17, 2011
Rams make it rain threes in 78-56 win over USciences
The Rams knocked down a season-high 15 three-pointers, 10 in the opening half, on their way to their first road win of the year.

December 12, 2011
This Week in Ram Athletics: Dec. 12-Dec. 18
Philadelphia University basketball swept Nyack on Dec. 10 and prep for a doubleheader at USciences on the 17th.

December 10, 2011
Team effort gives Rams an 88-68 victory over Nyack
All five starters hit double-figure scoring as the Rams go to 2-0 in CACC play.

December 9, 2011
Rams Fall to American International, 67-61
Four Rams, led by Temi Adebayo's 17 points, reached double-figure points in the contest held at the MassMutual Center.

December 5, 2011
This Week in Ram Athletics: Dec. 5-Dec. 11
Men's basketball travels to Springfield Mass., for the inaugural Holiday Showcase and women's basketball welcomes two CACC foes to the Gallagher Center.

December 3, 2011
Rams come from behind to earn 76-66 win against Wilmington (Del.)
The Rams ended the contest on a 22-4 run over a 7:09 span to rally and defeat Wilmington.

November 28, 2011
Schlitzer grabs CACC rookie of the week award
Schlitzer had 18 points and four rebounds in Philadelphia's 71-62 win over St. Thomas Aquinas.

November 27, 2011
Rams put away St. Thomas Aquinas for 71-62 win
The Rams closed out the Spartans with the help of a 10-2 run in the game's final two minutes.

November 20, 2011
Late rally comes up short as Rams falls to Merrimack, 63-58
Guard Nick Christian recorded his first double-double (15 rebounds, 14 points) of the season in the contest for the Rams.

November 19, 2011
Rams fall to UMass-Lowell, 92-67
Guard Nick Schlitzer scored a team-high 21 points.

November 15, 2011
Rams pull away to defeat West Chester, 71-59
Philadelphia went on a late 13-5 run to open up a double-digit lead with 1:49 remaining.

November 14, 2011
Schlitzer named CACC men’s basketball rookie of the week
Schlitzer recorded 28 points and 11 rebounds against Kutztown in his collegiate debut.

November 12, 2011
Schlitzer’s double-double not enough as Philadelphia falls to Kutztown, 84-78
Nick Schlitzer recorded 28 points and 11 rebounds, both game-highs, in his collegiate debut.

November 7, 2011
Philadelphia University men’s basketball picked second in division in CACC preseason coaches poll
The Rams garnered seven of the 13 first-place votes in the 2011-12 CACC preseason coaches poll.

October 26, 2011
Men's basketball falls in exhibition to James Madison, 98-88
Rams guard Jim Connolly scores a game-high 33 points in the defeat.