2011-12 Farmingdale State Men's Basketball News

May 2, 2012
Men's Basketball Season Recap
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...

April 19, 2012
Matthews Named All-Met Division III Player of the Year
New York, N.Y. - A.J. Matthews of Farmingdale State was named the 2011-12 All-Met Division III men’s college basketball player of the year on Wednesday, April 18 by the Met Basketball Writers Association...

March 29, 2012
Matthews and Smith Named to ECAC Metro All-Star Team
Centreville, Mass. - Farmingdale State College standout junior forward AJ Matthews headlines the 2011-12 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Metro Men's Basketball All-Star Team, while Joshua Smith was named to Second Team...

March 16, 2012
Matthews Selected as NABC DIII All-American and All-District Player of Year
Kansas City, Mo. - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced on March 13 the 2012 NABC Division III All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC. On March 16, they announced the DIII All-Americans...

March 14, 2012
Matthews Named D3hoops.com All-Atlantic Player of the Year
The 2011-12 D3hoops.com All-Region teams were announced on March 12. Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y./Van Arsdale)was named the Atlantic Region Player of the Year...

March 3, 2012
MIT Ends Rams Season in Second Round
Oneonta, N.Y. – No. 3 ranked MIT scored the game's first eight points and led by as many as 25, en route to a 83-63 win over Farmingdale State (23-6) in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament at Hartwick College on Saturday night...

March 2, 2012
Rams Upset Hartwick in First Round
Oneonta, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team outscored Hartwick 17-7 in overtime, as the Rams defeated the Hawks 98-88 on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Lambros Arena...

March 1, 2012
Updated Info for Men's Basketball Tournament Games
Oneonta, N.Y. - Hartwick College has just released the links to the live webcasts, live stats and ticket information for the upcoming First Round games of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament...

March 1, 2012
Matthews Featured on NBC Sports College Basketball Talk
AJ Matthews was interviewed by Rob Dauster for NBC Sports Network's College Basketball Talk. Click to read the article...

February 27, 2012
Rams Will Face Hartwick in NCAA First Round
Indianapolis, Ind. - The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee announced Monday the field of 62 teams for the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. Farmingdale State will travel to, and play, Hartwick (an at-large team) on Friday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the NCAA First Round in Oneonta, N.Y...

February 25, 2012
Rams Claim Skyline Championship; Advance to NCAA Tourney
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team claimed their first Skyline Title since 2009 tonight, with an 83-64 victory over #4 seed Purchase College (14-14). With the win, the Rams received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Their opponent will be announced on Monday, February 27...

February 25, 2012
Skyline Men's Basketball Championship to be Broadcast Live by D3hoops.com
D3hoops.com will broadcast the Great Northeast Athletic Conference title game at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and the Skyline Conference title game at 8:00 p.m. The link will go active at 7:45 p.m. (pregame show). Frank Rossi and Jody King (former Farmingdale State assistant coach) will be the commentators...

February 23, 2012
Matthews Leads Rams to Championship Game
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The #2 seeded Farmingdale State men's basketball team defeated #3 seed Mount Saint Mary College (20-7) in overtime tonight, 89-86, to advance to the Skyline Finals for the first time since 2009. The Rams (21-5) will host #4 seed Purchase on Saturday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m...

February 23, 2012
Rams / St. Joe's Featured in Newsday
An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in Division III will be on the line Saturday when the Skyline Conference holds its title game. It could come down to top seed St. Joseph's (LI) and second seed Farmingdale State...

February 23, 2012
Seven-Footer Powers Farmingdale State
Courtesy of Patch.com - A.J. Matthews’ journey from Brooklyn to Farmingdale State College is a twisted path that ran through junior colleges in the Bronx and Florida. But he’s found a home along the Route 110 corridor and the rest of the nation has taken notice...

February 21, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #13
ew York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 13th Men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon. Junior forward AJ Matthews was named Player of the Week for the 8th time this season, while freshman forward Ibrahim Johnson took Rookie of the Week Honors...

February 21, 2012
AJ Matthews Earns Player of the Year Award to Headline Men's Basketball All-Conference Team
New York, N.Y. - Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y./Van Arsdale), who has been a dominant force for Farmingdale State this season, earned Player of the Year honors in the Skyline Conference to headline the All-Conference team, selected by the league's 10 head coaches...

February 20, 2012
Field Set for 2012 Skyline Men's Basketball Championship
New York, N.Y. – Farmingdale State men's basketball has earned the #2 seed for the 2012 Skyline Men’s Basketball Championship, which begins on Tuesday, Feb. 21st. St. Joseph’s-L.I. is the top seed for the tourney...

February 15, 2012
Rams Make it 5 Straight on Senior Night
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team won their fifth straight game tonight with an 88-56 victory over Skyline opponent Maritime College (3-21, 3-14). The Rams improve to 19-5 overall, 15-2 in the conference...

February 15, 2012
Rams Featured on D3hoops.com; Big Man on Campus
The Rams and junior forward AJ Matthews have been featured on D3hoops.com Around the Region. An article by Brian Lester, D3hoops.com columnist. Click to read his article...

February 14, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #12
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 12th Men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics. Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named Co-Player of the Week...

February 9, 2012
Rams Hold on for Win over Purchase
Purchase, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team took a 69-68 lead in the final seconds and held on for the win last night over Purchase College. The Rams improved to 17-5 overall, 13-2 in the Skyline, while the Panthers fell to 10-12, 8-7...

February 7, 2012
Matthews and Smith Lead Rams over Maccabees
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team improved to 16-5 overall, 13-2 in the Skyline with tonight's 89-67 win over Yeshiva University (4-16, 4-10). The Rams were led by junior forward AJ Matthews with 26 points and 12 rebounds, and senior guard Joshua Smith with 24 points...

February 7, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #11
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 11th men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

February 4, 2012
Balanced Scoring Attack Leads Rams over Mount Saint Vincent
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team defeated the College of Mount Saint Vincent, 95-61, in a Skyline Conference game this afternoon. The Rams improved to 15-5 overall and 11-2 in the conference, while the Dolphins dropped to 8-12, 6-7 in Skyline play...

February 1, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #10
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the 10th men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

February 1, 2012
AJ Matthews Named ECAC Metro Player of the Week
Centerville, Mass. - Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named ECAC Division III Metro Player of the Week on January 31st, 2012...

February 1, 2012
Rams Drop Skyline Game at St. Joe's
Patchogue, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team lost their second Skyline Conference game of the season as they fell, 75-70, at St. Joseph's last night. The Rams now stand at 14-5 overall and 10-2 in the conference with both losses coming to St. Joe's...

January 28, 2012
Matthews Breaks Blocking and Rebounding School Records in Rams Win
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team won their sixth straight game with a 76-55 victory over Mount Saint Mary College today in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams are now 14-4 overall, 10-1 in conference play, while the Knights drop to 13-5, 8-3...

January 25, 2012
Rams Outlast Old Westbury in Overtime
Old Westbury, N.Y. - Farmingdale State junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) tied the game at 60-60 and forced overtime after he converted a layup with only three seconds remaining in regulation...

January 24, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #9
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the ninth men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

January 21, 2012
Smith Leads Rams to Victory in Final Seconds
Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team defeated Purchase College today with a 61-58 conference victory in Farmingdale, N.Y. With the win, the Rams improved to 12-4 overall, 8-1 in Skyline play...

January 19, 2012
Matthews Records 13th Double-Double of the Year in Rams Win
Throggs Neck, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team defeated Maritime College, 81-47, Thursday night at the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium. The win improves the Rams overall record to 11-4, 7-1 in the Skyline...

January 17, 2012
Davis Breaks School Record against NYU-Poly
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior guard Ryan Davis (Flushing, N.Y.) broke a school record tonight with a career-high 11 assists in Farmingdale State's 91-60 conference victory over NYU-Poly. The Rams improved to 10-4, 6-1 in the Skyline, while the Fighting Blue Jays fall to 0-13, 0-8...

January 17, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #8
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the eighth men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

January 14, 2012
Matthews Leads Rams Past Sage
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Junior forward AJ Matthews scored a game-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting and had 14 rebounds as the Rams defeated Sage 66-51. Matthews leads the nation after recording his 11th double-double of the season this afternoon...

January 10, 2012
Rams Fall to St. Joe's in Conference Action
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Farmingdale State fell 83-72 to visiting St. Joseph's tonight in Skyline Conference men's basketball action in Farmingdale, N.Y. The Rams fall to 8-4, 4-1 with the loss, while the Golden Eagles improved to 10-3 overall...

January 9, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #7
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the seventh men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

January 7, 2012
Johnson Posts Career-Highs in Win over Dolphins
Riverdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team defeated Skyline opponent the College of Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday afternoon, 101-85, to improve to 8-3 overall, 4-0 in conference play...

January 3, 2012
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #6
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the sixth men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

December 30, 2011
Rams Fall to Randolph-Macon in Coaches Classic Championship Game
Ashland, Va. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team was defeated, 82-75, by host school Randolph-Macon in the Championship game of the 2011 Coaches Classic Sponsored by Kay Jewelers...

December 29, 2011
Matthews Double-Double sends Rams to Championship Game
Ashland, Va. – The Farmingdale State men’s basketball team defeated Kean University in the opening day of the Randolph-Macon Coaches Classic by the final score of 77-60. The Rams (7-2) will now face host Randolph-Macon ...

December 20, 2011
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #5
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the fifth men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

December 13, 2011
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #4
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the fourth men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

December 12, 2011
Rams Defeat Yeshiva for Skyline Win
New York, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team defeated Yeshiva, 87-66, and head into the winter break on a three game winning streak. The Rams improved to 6-2 overall, 3-0 in the Skyline Conference, while the Maccabees fell to 2-9, 2-5 in conference play...

December 7, 2011
Rams Top Panthers in Second Half for Win
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team held conference rival Old Westbury to 28-percent from the field in the second half to overcome a six-point halftime deficit and take the 73-67 victory. Rams junior guard Dyshaun Flournoy posted a game-high 23 points...

December 5, 2011
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #3
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the third Men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics. Rams junior forward AJ Matthews was named Player of the Week...

December 1, 2011
Matthews Leads Rams in Conference Win
Brooklyn, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team improved to 4-2 overall, 1-0 in the Skyline, with an 80-51 victory over NYU-Poly in their conference opener on Thursday night in Brooklyn, N.Y. Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) posted game-highs of 27 points, 19 boards, and eight blocks...

November 30, 2011
AJ Matthews Named ECAC Metro Player of the Week
Centerville, Mass. - Junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named ECAC Division III Metro Player of the Week on November 29th, 2011...

November 29, 2011
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #2
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the second Men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

November 27, 2011
Rams Fall to Hamilton in Thanksgiving Tournament Championship Game
Clinton, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team fell, 79-68, in the Championship game of the Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Hamilton College. The Rams now hold a 3-2 overall record...

November 26, 2011
Rams Cruise to Championship Game in Thanksgiving Tournament
Clinton, N.Y. - Farmingdale State shot 50 percent from the floor in the second half to seal a spot in the championship game of the Hamilton College men's basketball Thanksgiving Tournament, with a 79-66 victory over Cobleskill on Saturday afternoon in the opening game. Junior forward A.J. Matthews posted a game-high 28 points and 16 rebounds for the Rams...

November 22, 2011
Skyline Releases Men's Basketball Report #1
New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference released the first Men's Basketball report for the 2011-12 season this afternoon, including Player of the Week, Rookie of the Week, Honor Roll and Conference statistics...

November 22, 2011
Rams Take Non-Conference Win over Baruch
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team improved to 2-1 overall tonight with a 66-57 non-conference victory over Baruch (1-3). Rams junior forward AJ Matthews (Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with game-high of 25 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks...

November 19, 2011
Rams Defeat Brockport; Flournoy Named to All-Tournament Team
Farmingdale, N.Y. - Senior guard Joshua Smith (Deer Park, N.Y.) scored a game-high 23 points leading the Rams to an 81-70 victory over Brockport in the consolation game of the 2011 Courtyard by Marriott Tip-Off Tournament...

November 18, 2011
Strong First Leads John Jay over Rams
Farmingdale, N.Y. - A 38-point first half would be the deciding factor in the Farmingdale State men's basketball home opener, as they fell to the visiting John Jay Bloodhounds 85-76 in tonight's second game of the Courtyard by Marriott Tip-Off Tournament. The Rams (0-1) saw 26 points from senior guard Dyshaun Flournoy...

October 31, 2011
2011-12 Rams Basketball Preview
Farmingdale, N.Y. - After finishing last season 16-10 overall with a tough double-overtime loss in the Skyline quarterfinals, the Rams have a packed squad featuring two All-Skyline players and some big newcomers to highlight an already flourishing roster in 2011-12...

September 20, 2011
Farmingdale State Releases 2011-12 Men's Basketball Schedule
Farmingdale, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State men's basketball team released their schedule for the upcoming 2011-12 season. Erik Smiles is entering his eighth season as head coach of the Rams...