Men’s Basketball Pulls through in OT
Begins the season with a win
- Release Date:
- November 17, 2009
- The Office of Sports Information
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Several campus clubs became the 'sixth man' in lifting the Hawks onto victory. Their timely cheering can be credited for the visiting team's player missing the first of two free throws with .01 second left in regulation. After he sunk the second foul shot, the game continued on into overtime.
HAMBURG, NY - The Hilbert men’s basketball team opened their regular season in front of a large group of excited fans who helped to pull the team emotionally through the game, into overtime and out with a win. After a 65 deadlock score at the completion of 40 minutes, both teams fought through the overtime period and the Hawks outlasted the Yellow Jackets in the final 5 minutes to secure a 72-67 victory. Hilbert starts the season 1-0.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.