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In this Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 photo, Merrimack College guard Jaleel Lord, center, holds a sign with teammate Idris Joyner, left, and coach Joe Gallo, right, after defeating Central Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game to claim a portion of the regular season championship in the Northeast Conference in North Andover, Mass. The Warriors have been one of the biggest surprises in college basketball, winning more games than any other first-year Division I program in history. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Merrimack marks D-I hoops arrival with record-setting season

Feb. 28, 2020 5:13 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — About 25 miles north of Boston, in a 1,500-seat gymnasium in a quiet nook just off State Route 125, Joe Gallo is busy teaching basketball. Arms folded as he walks the length of the court, Gallo watches as a ball gets away from one of his players during a practice drill and...

Merrimack claims Northeast title in 1st Division I season

Feb. 27, 2020 10:29 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Ma. (AP) — Juvaris Hayes posted 19 points, seven rebounds and five steals and Merrimack beat Central Connecticut 69-58 on Thursday night to claim the Northeast Conference championship in its first Division I season. Merrimack (20-11, 14-4) became the first school to win 20 games in its first...

Mount St. Mary's upsets Merrimack; Hayes sets steals mark

Feb. 23, 2020 7:25 PM EST

EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) — Nana Opoku had a career-high 25 points plus 14 rebounds as Mount St. Mary's defeated Merrimack 65-57 on Sunday in a game which the Warriors' Juvaris Hayes set an all-divisions record for career steals. Hayes, a senior point guard, claimed the record at 449 with his first steal...

Hayes ties NCAA career steals record, Merrimack wins 19th

Feb. 21, 2020 8:47 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Juvaris Hayes tied the NCAA career steals record with 448 and scored 22 points to help Merrimack beat Sacred Heart 64-57 on Friday night for the most wins by a team in its first year of Division I. Hayes matched the all-division mark held by Tennyson Whitted, who played for...

Cardenas, Elisias lead Bryant over Merrimack

Feb. 18, 2020 10:03 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (AP) — Juan Cardenas scored 13 points with 15 rebounds and Bryant used the second half to pull away from Merrimack for a 61-52 win on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs have won four straight at home. Merrimack led 29-28 at halftime and used an 8-0 run — aided by back-to-back 3-pointers by...

Watkins powers Merrimack to 68-59 victory over Wagner

Feb. 15, 2020 8:10 PM EST

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Sophomore Mikey Watkins scored 17 points and Merrimack defeated Wagner 68-59 on Saturday. Watkins sank 6 of 8 shots from the floor, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, for the Warriors (18-9, 12-2 Northeast Conference). Jaleel Lord added 15 points, burying 4 of 5 from distance...

Merrimack owns second half, beats St. Francis (BKN) 60-50

Feb. 13, 2020 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Devin Jensen hit four 3-pointers and scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and Merrimack dominated the second half to beat St. Francis (Brooklyn) 60-50 on Thursday night. Jensen sank 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range and added nine rebounds and two steals for the Warriors...

Clark, Flowers lead LIU past Merrimack 67-64 in OT

Feb. 8, 2020 7:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Ty Flowers and Raiquan Clark combined to score 45 points in a record-setting performance and Long Island University snapped Merrimack's nine-game win streak with a 67-64 overtime win on Saturday. Clark finished with 20 points and his soft bank shot with 4:46 remaining broke a 58-58 tie and...