January 21, 2009


It doesn’t have the same chilling effect like Verne Lundquist’s  “Northwestern [State] Wins” from the 2006 NCAA Tournament, but a ring nonetheless.

After 51 consecutive losses, and an official team web page that has run out of verbs to describe a valiant effort resulting in a losing effort (seriously you have to click on this), the New Jersey Institute of Technology has chalked up a win.  The victim:  Bryant University — part of the Northeastern Conference, it’s the Bulldogs first season as a DI school.

We had been monitoring this exemplary effort in futility all season.  It seemed probable that Jim Engles’ team, a team he inherited this summer, could go two full seasons without a single victory.  Thankfully that won’t happen, and for the few that follow the team (those on hand did rush the court) it’s time to rejoice.

A one game winning streak“, writes the Newark Star Ledger’s Steve Politi.

Yes, a one game winning streak.  Bring on Longwood!