Arcadia men’s basketball captures first MAC Freedom Championship title

The Arcadia University men’s basketball team captured its first MAC Freedom Championship and second MAC title overall with a 74-61 win at top-seeded DeSales University on Saturday afternoon. 

Jalen Watkins was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Nas Johnson led all scorers with 23 points. Justin Money and Joshua Okocha added 16 each while Watkins contributed 13. Nobody in the Bulldogs starting lineups surpassed double-figures in points.

With their first conference crown since 2019, the Knights now move on to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The selection show is scheduled for Monday at 1 p.m. and can be viewed at