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Gameday Preview Yeshiva vs #9 NYU

Get ready for an electrifying matchup as the  Yeshiva University Men's Basketball team  (3-1, 1-0 Skyline) square off against the formidable #9 NYU Violets on November 18th. NYU dominated YU last year in a 108-67 romp. With two transfers from the Ivy League and a recent NCAA tournament appearance under their belt, NYU presents a potent challenge for the Macs. 

The Macs will look for their fourth straight win on Saturday night. (Photo Credit: MacsLive)

Keys to the game:

Max Zakheim's Magic:

   Get ready for Max Zakheim to shine again. The Macs must continue to give him touches. In YU’s 79-74 win against Saint Mary on Wednesday, he poured in 25 points and displayed his defensive skills with five steals. Zakheim is the X-factor for the for this offense.

Defend Our Floor:

   Yeshiva has to tidy up those turnovers and make NYU stumble. Last year, the Macs gave 23 points to NYU off of turnovers. Stealing the ball on inbound plays worked like a charm against Mount Saint Mary on Wednesday. They must keep that defensive rhythm strong and disrupt their game plan.

Home Sweet Hoops:

   There's nothing like the roar of our home crowd. The Macs need to ride that wave of energy and turn the MSAC into a fortress. The players always feed off the crowd's excitement, acting as the 6th man on the floor. Let's make every YU basket and defensive stop a celebration!

How to watch:

You can watch the game from the MSAC here.


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Jonas YB
Jonas YB
Nov 17, 2023

Where is the 6’7” freshman? Why hasnt he played the last two games ?

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