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Yeshiva U eliminated from NCAA tournament

(JTA) – Yeshiva University was eliminated from the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament with an 81-67 opening-round loss to host York College of Pennsylvania. The Maccabees, who were making their first appearance in the national tournament, finished their season with a record of 18-11. Gabriel Leifer, a 6’5” forward from Lawrence, New York, led Yeshiva with 18 points. Daniel Katz and Simcha Halpert had 15 and 12 points, respectively, while Tyler Hod contributed 8 points and 9 rebounds. Yeshiva, a strong three-point shooting squad, missed 26 of its 32 shots from beyond the arc. York led 46-34 at halftime after holding a 19-point advantage at one point.

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