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Fundraiser a success from the opening tip
Fundraiser a success from the opening tip

The first National Hillel Basketball Tournament ended two weeks ago in spectacular fashion, with a 53-51 triple-overtime victory for Washington University over Yeshiva in the men's final at Ritchie Coliseum. It began two years earlier as an afterthought. The seed was planted after Maryland's intramural Dribbler on the Roof three-on-three tournament in 2009, when a playful discussion among friends yielded the idea of inviting Jewish groups from other schools to Maryland for a weekend of basketball. "Honestly, we thought we could maybe get 10 teams," tournament organizer Rachel Epstein said of the early planning stages. The event far exceeded her expectations, with nearly...