Knights men's basketball dances in the NCAA Tourney

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Update: March 15

The FDU Knights, thrilling turnaround season came to an end in the First Four of the NCAA Tournament with a 96-65 loss to Florida Gulf Coast.

Last year, the Knights had an 8-21 record and finshed last in the Northeast Conference. This year, Coach Greg Herrenda led the Knights to a conference championship and rode a 5-game winning streak to FDU's first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2005.

Thanks for a great season Knights! 

Update: March 14

The Fairleigh Dickinson men's basketball team will play its first game of the 2016 NCAA Tournament on Tuesday night in Dayton, Ohio. The Knights (18-14) will take on the Eagles of Florida Gulf Coast (20-13) in the First Four and will have the honor of being the tournament's first game. Tip-off for the game is scheduled for 6:40 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on television by TruTV and on radio by Westwood One (more info).

Update: March 8

The FDU Knights hit six second half three-pointers and shot 50-percent from the floor to beat Wagner 87-79 in the Northeast Conference Tournament Championship Game to secure the Knights' first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2005. (Game story: FDUKnights.com.)

 

Media coverage:

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New York Post: "'Why not?': FDU takes aim at North Carolina, but first things first," March 13

 

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The Record / NorthJersey.com: "Sullivan: Fairleigh Dickinson U's basketball dream fulfilled," March 13

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The Record / NorthJersey.com: "FDU's Greg Herenda makes believes of his players, then leads them to NCAAs," March 12

 

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Hudson Reporter: "North Bergen's Herenda leads FDU to March Madness," March 13

 

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New York Post: FDU stuns top-seeded Wagner to earn spot in NCAA tourney, March 8

 

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ESPN: Fairleigh Dickinson beats Wagner for NEC tourney title, March 8

 

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CBS Sports: Tiny Dancers: Fairleigh Dickinson rallies to steal the NEC crown, March 8

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CBS Sports: FDU gets fifth NCAA bid with 87-79 win over Wagner, March 8

 

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Yahoo! Sports / The Dagger: Ticket punched: Youngsters lead Fairleigh Dickinson turnaround, March 8

 

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NorthJersey.com / The Record: Fairleigh Dickinson earns NCAA bid with 87-79 win over Wagner, March 8

 

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Philly.com / The Inquirer & Daily News: FDU earns bid with win over Wagner, March 9

 

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SBNation.com: NEC Championship Recap: Fairleigh Dickinson Upsets Wagner 87-79, March 8

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SBNation.com: Fairleigh Dickinson celebrates NCAA Tournament bid by storming opponent's home court, March 8