Farmingdale, N.Y. - The men's basketball team had an outstanding season as they captured the Skyline Conference Championship. The Rams who finished 23-6 overall, defeated host Hartwick College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to MIT in second round action.
The team was led by first-team All-American AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.). Matthews led the team in scoring, blocked shots, rebounds and field goal percentage. Matthews ranked first in the nation in both rebounds and double-doubles and his school-record 99 blocks were ranked third in the country.
Seniors Joshua Smith (15.2 ppg) and Dyshaun Flournoy (13.4ppg) both were major contributors offensively for the Rams. Smith was the team-leader with 61 steals, while Flournoy led the team with 49 3-pointers.
Junior Ryan Davis (Flushing, N.Y.) led the team with 155 assists and added 40 steals from his point guard position. Freshman Ibrahim Johnson had a strong rookie year averaging over eight points and six rebounds a game.
Matthews was named the Skyline Conference Player of the Year and Smith received First Team All-Conference honors.