2017 News

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    February 25, 2017
    Jackson’s Three-Pointer Sends UDC to 70-67 Senior Day Win vs. Bridgeport WASHINGTON, DC – A clutch, three-pointer in the near corner by junior guard Khalil Jackson with eight-tenths of a second remaining in regulation sent the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team to a wild, 70-67 victory over East Coast Conference foe University of Bridgeport in both teams’ regular season finale Saturday afternoon at UDC Sports Complex.
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    February 22, 2017
    Cold-Shooting Firebirds Suffer Lopsided Loss at Molloy ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated, 81-59 by East Coast Conference foe Molloy College on Wednesday night at Quealy Gymnasium.
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    February 19, 2017
    UDC Men’s Basketball Pulls Away Late for Pivotal ECC Win vs. Mercy WASHINGTON, DC – Only a five-point UDC lead with under six minutes left to play, the Firebirds closed out today’s East Coast Conference battle vs. Mercy College on a 14-4 surge, as the University of the District of Columbia earned a pivotal conference victory on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 79-64.
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    February 15, 2017
    UDC Men’s Basketball Drops ECC Road Game at LIU Post, 88-67 BROOKVILLE, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team suffered an 88-67 East Coast Conference loss vs. host LIU Post on Wednesday night at the Pratt Recreation Center.
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    February 13, 2017
    Firebirds Host Takoma Park Middle School Blue Devils at Saturday's Home Basketball Contest WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team hosted the Takoma Park Middle School Blue Devils basketball team at its home contest vs. New York Institute of Technology on Saturday, February 11th.
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    February 13, 2017
    Joseph Nickerson Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Joseph Nickerson was named East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in the Firebirds’ 108-89 win over New York Institute of Technology on Saturday, February 11th. This marks his 3rd ECC Player of the Week honor this season.
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    February 11, 2017
    Firebirds Erupt Offensively for 108, 89 Win Over NYIT WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team shot a scintillating 56-percent from the field and erupted for a season-high point total as the Firebirds scorched East Coast Conference foe New York Institute of Technology, 108-89 at the UDC Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.
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    February 04, 2017
    Firebirds Unable to Withstand Second Half Spartan Surge; Fall 97-79 SPARKILL, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by league-leading St. Thomas Aquinas College, 97-79 in East Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon at Aquinas Hall.
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    February 01, 2017
    Firebirds Overcome 21-Point Deficit; Earn 95-92 Overtime Victory at Roberts Wesleyan ROCHESTER, NY – The visiting University of the District of Columbia Firebirds overcame a 21-point deficit and ultimately defeated East Coast Conference foe Roberts Wesleyan College in overtime, 95-92 at the Voller Athletic Center Wednesday night.
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    January 28, 2017
    UDC Men’s Basketball Dealt Third Straight Loss by Queens, 91-85 WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team lost its third straight game Saturday afternoon, 91-85 vs. East Coast Conference foe, Queens College.
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    January 21, 2017
    Firebirds Drop 2nd Straight Road Game in Lopsided Loss at Daemen AMHERST, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team suffered its 2nd straight East Coast Conference road loss with a 97-77 defeat vs. Daemen College Saturday afternoon at Lumsden Gym.
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    January 18, 2017
    UDC Men’s Basketball Stumbles at Bridgeport in 80-77 Loss BRIDGEPORT, CT – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team’s four-game win streak was ended with an 80-77 defeat on the road at the University of Bridgeport in East Coast Conference action from Hubbell Gym Wednesday night.
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    January 17, 2017
    UDC’s Joseph Nickerson Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Joseph Nickerson was named East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in the week ending January 15th.
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    January 14, 2017
    First Place Firebirds Pull Away Late for, 80-74 ECC Victory at Mercy VALHALLA, NY – The past three straight games, the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team needed a 2nd half comeback to win. Today, the Firebirds had to fight off an opponent’s 2nd half comeback, and they managed to do so in an 80-74 East Coast Conference road victory vs. Mercy College at Westchester Community College.
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    January 11, 2017
    Firebirds Soar Past Molloy, 90-79 for Third Straight Comeback Win WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to defeat East Coast Conference foe Molloy College, 90-79 at the UDC Sports Complex on Wednesday night.
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    January 07, 2017
    Kasim Chandler Carries Firebirds to 71-69 Victory Over NYIT; Reaches 1,000 Career Points Milestone OLD WESTBURY, NY – Senior point guard Kasim Chandler scored 18 of his game-high 25 points during the second half to help the Firebirds overcome an eight-point halftime deficit and defeat East Coast Conference foe NYIT, 71-69 at Recreation Hall Saturday afternoon.
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    January 04, 2017
    Dominant Second Half Sends Firebirds to 87-81 ECC Victory Over LIU Post WASHINGTON, DC – Trailing 51-44 at halftime, the University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team out-scored visiting LIU Post 43-30 in the closing half to muster an 87-80 victory in East Coast Conference play Wednesday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    January 02, 2017
    Firebirds Fall 91-81 vs. Wilmington WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team had its three-game win streak snapped as the Firebirds were defeated, 91-81 by Wilmington University (DE) in East Region non-conference action Monday night at UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 30, 2016
    Firebirds Erupt Late to Secure 102-97 Overtime Win vs. Nyack WASHINGTON, DC – Trailing by 20 points with only 6:04 remaining in regulation, the Firebirds outscored their guests, 34-14 to force an 86-all tie at the end of regulation, and then pulled away in overtime for a thrilling, 102-97 non-conference East Region victory over Nyack College at UDC Sports Complex Friday night.
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    December 17, 2016
    Firebirds Stun No. 3 St. Thomas Aquinas College, 85-80 WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team stunned the No. 3 ranked team in NCAA Division II, St. Thomas Aquinas College, 85-80, in a thrilling East Coast Conference battle at the UDC Sports Complex Saturday afternoon.
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    December 13, 2016
    Firebirds Outlast Cross Town Rival Bowie State at Home, 81-77; Earn First Win over Bulldogs Since 1999 WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team snapped a 12-game losing streak to its cross town rival, Bowie State, as the Firebirds made 7-of-8 free-throws down the stretch to outlast the Bulldogs, 81-77 in non-regional action Tuesday night in our nation’s capital.
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    December 10, 2016
    UDC Men’s Basketball Defeated by Queens in ECC Road Game FLUSHING, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by Queens College (NY), 72-56 in East Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon at Fitzgerald Gym.
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    December 08, 2016
    New Firebird Nation Sports Update Released WASHINGTON, DC – The newest edition of Firebird Nation Sports Update features interviews with men’s basketball student-athletes Joseph Nickerson and Reggie Sidbury, women’s basketball student-athletes Jaslynn Rollins and Shantrel Oliver, and new women’s cross country and track & field head coach Joel Phillip.
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    December 07, 2016
    Firebirds Men’s Basketball Pulls Away for 87-79 Win vs. Roberts Wesleyan WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team out-scored its guest Roberts Wesleyan College, 9-4 in the final minute of regulation courtesy of 7-of-8 free-throw shooting, and the Firebirds pulled away for an 87-79 East Coast Conference victory over the Redhawks Wednesday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    December 03, 2016
    Firebirds Outlast Wildcats in Overtime, 90-84 for ECC Season-Opening Win WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team outscored its hosts Daemen College, 10-4 in the overtime session to pull away with a 90-84 victory in its East Coast Conference season opener Saturday afternoon at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    November 30, 2016
    Firebirds Edged by Panthers, 71-69 in Season Home Opener WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was narrowly defeated by non-regional foe Virginia Union, 71-69 in front of a raucous crowd for its season home opener Wednesday night at the UDC Sports Complex.
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    November 28, 2016
    UDC Men’s Basketball to Host Season Home Opener Wednesday Night vs. Virginia Union WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team will host its season home opener vs. Virginia Union on Wednesday, November 30th at 6 p.m. in the UDC Sports Complex (Bldg. 47).
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    November 23, 2016
    UDC Men’s Basketball Falls, 83-60 at Slippery Rock SLIPPERY ROCK, PA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by host Slippery Rock University, 83-60 in non-regional action Wednesday afternoon at Morrow Field House.
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    November 19, 2016
    Firebirds Fall Short in Comeback Attempt at Bloomfield BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was defeated by host Bloomfield College, 86-80 in non-conference East Region play Saturday afternoon at Bloomfield Gym.
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    November 14, 2016
    Joseph Nickerson Earns East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia’s Joseph Nickerson earned East Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week honors for his performance in the week ending Sunday, November 13th.
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    November 13, 2016
    Firebirds’ Red-Hot Shooting Leads to 94-71 Win vs. Chestnut Hill PHILADELPHIA – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team earned a decisive, 94-71 victory over Chestnut Hill College in non-conference East Regional play Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia University’s Gallagher Center.
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    November 12, 2016
    UDC Men’s Basketball Nipped by Philadelphia U. in Season Opener PHILADELPHIA – In a fast-paced, action-packed season opener featuring 10 ties and 19 lead changes, the University of the District of Columbia came up on the short end of an 83-78 result vs. host Philadelphia University on Saturday afternoon at the Gallagher Center.
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    November 09, 2016
    New Firebird Nation Sports Update Features Interviews with Basketball Head Coaches Juan Dixon, Mike Riley WASHINGTON, DC – The newest edition of Firebird Nation Sports Update features interviews with head men’s and women’s basketball coaches, Mike Riley and Juan Dixon, as well as fall season recaps for men’s soccer, women’s tennis and women’s cross country.
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    October 27, 2016
    UDC Athletic Department Announces Men’s and Women’s Basketball Season Ticket Package WASHINGTON, DC – The University of the District of Columbia Athletic Department is now offering season ticket packages for all 25 Firebirds men’s and women’s basketball contests.
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    October 26, 2016
    UDC Men’s Basketball Picked 4th in ECC Preseason Poll CENTRAL ISLIP, NY – The University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball team was picked to finish 4th in the East Coast Conference preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches and released Tuesday, October 26th.
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    October 24, 2016
    Firebirds Men’s Basketball Announces 2016-17 Schedule WASHINGTON, DC – A challenging slate of non-conference opponents, plus home-and-away contests with the other nine East Coast Conference schools highlight the 2016-17 University of the District of Columbia men’s basketball schedule announced Monday, October 24th.