The Berkeley College New Jersey men's basketball team took an early and commanding lead on Bard College Friday night, before Bard cut a 16-point second-half deficit to two with 3:38 remaining in the game. Berkeley, however, would outscore Bard 13-3 from there, earning an 82-70 victory in the first-ever meeting between the teams on Friday night to improve to 12-11 on the season.

The key to the game was the turnover battle, with Berkeley only turning the ball over six times all game to Bard's 17.

Berkeley got 25 points, seven rebounds and four steals from freshman Dukens Germain (Columbia/Maplewood, NJ). Freshman guard Darryl Robinson (Franklin/Somerset, NJ) added 15 points for the Knights.

The Knights have two games remaining on the schedule, travelling to Davis College on Tuesday before ending the season at home against conference rival Williamson on Thursday.