York 90, Rutgers-Camden 85
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) _ Rutgers-Camden dropped its 47th straight game Saturday with a 90-85 loss to York, tying the all-time men’s college basketball record for consecutive losses.
The only other team to lose 47 successive games was Rutgers-Newark, which lost all of its games for two full seasons until it broke the streak on Nov. 23, 1985 with a 62-42 victory over Bard College of New York.
Rutgers-Camden won its last game 77-73 against Ramapo on Jan. 18, 1992, then dropped the last 12 games of the 1991-92 season. The Pioneers went 0-24 in 1992-93 and have lost all 11 games this season.
The Pioneers could set the record Wednesday when they play Richard Stockton College at home.
″I’ve been better,″ Pioneers coach Greg Ackles said after the game Saturday. ″It was hard.″
Ackles said the loss was particularly hard because Rutgers-Camden was leading 47-45 at halftime. But York, of New York City, came back with 10-3 scoring run that started at 15 minutes into the second half to make it York 57-50 with about 8 minutes to go.
Rutgers-Camden came back to with three points with 12 seconds to go, with York leading 88-85, but Donzel Cleare hit two foul shots to make it 90-85 with about three seconds to go.
Chris Ratcliff and Eric Creighton each scored 18 points for York. Derrick Phillips scored 25 points for the Pioneers. Other high scorers for Rutgers- Camden included Billy Ginipro with 20 and Cetshwayo Byrd, who snagged 18 points.