Mass. College Hoops: D3 Hoops Conference Tournament Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Various Division 3 conference tournaments commenced this evening and below are the outcomes.

Men’s Basketball: 

* Lasell 80, Rivier 65

* UMass Dartmouth 81, Keene State 65

* Wentworth 81, Eastern Nazarene 78

* Regis 80, So. Vermont 72

* Worcester State 71, Framingham State 51

* Nichols 73, WNE 54

* Gordon 78, Roger Williams 59

* Johnson & Wales 92, Anna Maria 58

* MCLA 89, Westfield State 67

* East Conn. 61, UMass Boston 57

* St. Joe’s (ME) 80, Suffolk 72

* Becker 81, Daniel Webster 64

* Salve Regina 77, Endicott 76

Women’s Basketball:

* St. Joe’s (ME) 63, Lasell 50

* West Conn. 64, UMass Dartmouth 57

* Becker 79, Daniel Webster 66

* Salve Regina 56, Curry 49

* Mitchell 69, Bay Path 40

* Elms 79, Wheelock 57

* Endicott 72, WNE 68

* Norwich 84, Emanuel 78 (OT)

* UNE 58, Wentworth 43

* Roger Williams 71, Nichols 58

* Southern Maine 53, UMass Boston 45

* Framingham State 75, Worcester State 63

* Johnson & Wales 59, Suffolk 45

* Salem State 81, Fitchburg State 53

Mass. College Hoops: Checking In On The D3 Regional Rankings

By Matt Noonan 

Last week, the NCAA Regional Rankings became available on D3Hoops.com. Yesterday, the rankings were updated for the second week and below are the local squads that earned spots on either the men’s or women’s list.  

Men’s Basketball

* Amherst College checked in as the top squad with a 21-3 overall mark. They’re currently the number one team in the NESCAC. 

* Williams College earned the second spot, while Babson College checked in as the third best team in the region. 

* WPI, which is currently 12th in the latest D3Hoops.com Poll, is fifth in the region, while NEWMAC foe Springfield College is seventh. Nichols College rounded out the 11-team list as the 10th best team in the region. 

Women’s Basketball 

* Tufts University earned the top spot with an overall record of 23-1. They’re currently the top team in the NESCAC. 

* Amherst earned the second spot, while archival Williams checked in third. 

* Wheaton College checked in this week as the sixth beth team in the region with a 19-6 overall mark, while Emmanuel College earned the 10th spot with 18-6 record. 

Mass. College Hoops: Saturday D3 Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are the scores from the various Division 3 contests this afternoon.

Men’s Basketball

* No. 8 Williams 87, Wesleyan 70

* No. 12 WPI 56, Coast Guard 45

* Tufts 66, No. 24 Bowdoin 62

* Nichols 90, UNE 66

* Eastern Nazarene 72, WNE 63

* Roger Williams 62, Wentworth 56

* Salve Regina 88, Gordon 81

* Endicott 81, Curry 72

* Emmanuel 67, Rivier 62

* Lasell 77, Anna Maria 74

* Johnson and Wales 108, Mount Ida 41

* St. Joe’s (ME) 70, Suffolk 63

* Eastern Conn. 79, UMass Dartmouth 73

* Plymouth State 71, UMass Boston 70

* Bridgewater State 86, Fitchburg State 62

* Worcester State 62, Westfield State 58

* Salem State 91, Framingham State 67

* Babson 68, Clark 53

* MIT 72, Wheaton (Mass.) 58

* Lesley 62, Wheelock 59

* Daniel Webster 67, Becker 57

* Regis (Mass.) 66, Newbury 66

Women’s Basketball

* No. 5 Tufts 92, No. 21 Bowdoin 55

* No. 15 Williams 76, Wesleyan 71

* Eastern Nazarene 67, WNE 64

* Roger Williams 80, Wentworth 46

* Endicott 78, Curry 47

* Salve Regina 67, Gordon 49

* UNE 68, Nichols 62

* Anna Maria 85, Lasell 57

* Simmons 66, St. Joe’s (Conn.) 63

* Mount Holyoke 68, Emerson 60

* St. Joe’s (ME) 54, Suffolk 50

* Johnson and Wales 60, Mount Ida 47

* Emmanuel 81, Rivier 66

* UMass Dartmouth 54, Eastern Conn. 41

* UMass Boston 64, Plymouth State 54

* Fitchburg State 86, Bridgewater State 75

* Westfield State 62, Worcester State 51

* Framingham State 82, Salem State 77

* MIT 61, Clark 58

* Smith 59, Coast Guard 57

* WPI 55, Wellesley 45

* Babson 68, Wheaton (Mass.) 63

* Bay Path 46, Newbury 41

* Regis (Mass.) 83, Wheelock 57

* Elms 67, Daniel Webster 53

Mass. College Sports: Friday Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are the results from this evening’s events.

Men’s Hoops: 

* RPI 110, MCLA 100

Women’s Hoops: 

* St. Joe’s (CT) 64, MCLA 61

* Bridgewater State 82, Bates 65

Men’s Ice Hockey: 

* BC 6, UNH 2

* Merrimack 3, BU 2

* Notre Dame 5, UMass 3

* Northeastern 3, Providence 3

* Brown 2, Harvard 1

* Bentley 4, Robert Morris 1

* Babson 5, So. Maine 2

* Hamilton 1, Williams 1

* Amherst 4, Middlebury 1

* UMass Boston 6, UNE 1

* WNE 6, SUNY Canton 3

* Tufts 5, Colby 2

Women’s Ice Hockey: 

* BU 6, Minnesota Duluth 5

* Harvard 5, UNH 0

* UMass Boston 3, Souther Maine 0

* Williams 4, Sacred Heart 0

* Nichols 4, Manhattanville 3

Mass. College Hoops: D3 Hoops Weekend Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another weekend of the NCAA Division III basketball tournament is set to commence this evening and below are the local squads games and times.

Men’s Basketball

Randolph-Macon @ Amherst College (Sat., 3:00 p.m.) 

Virginia Wesleyan @ Williams College (Sat., 7:00 p.m.) 

Women’s Basketball

Game No. 1: Amherst College vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (Fri., 5:30 p.m./semifinals) 

Game No. 2: DePauw vs. Williams College (Fri., 7:30 p.m./semifinals) 

Game No. 3: Winner of Game No. 1 vs. Winner of Game No. 2 (Sat., 7:00 p.m./championship) 

Mass. College Hoops: D3 Women’s NCAA Pairings

By NoontimeSports.com 

The NCAA announced the 64 teams that’ll be competing in this year’s NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament and below are the local squads that’ll be starting their quest for Michigan in the first round on Friday, March 1.

* Farmingdale State at Amherst College

* Bridgewater State vs. University of New England @ Amherst College

* St. Lawrence at Tufts University

* Babson College vs. New Paltz State @ Tufts University

* Smith College at Southern Maine

* Williams College at University of Scranton

* Emmanuel College at Rochester

* Regis College at Montclair State

Mass. College Hoops: Brandeis Uses Late Rally To Down CMU

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from Brandeis University’s sports information department, here’s the release from last night on the men’s basketball team, which rallied during the final four minutes to defeat Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh:

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Brandeis University men’s basketball team pulled a remarkable comeback tonight, outscoring host Carnegie Mellon 25-7 in the final four minutes to rally from 13 points down and defeat the Tartans, 73-68, in a University Athletic Association contest tonight. With the win, the Judges improve to 16-5, 7-3 UAA, while the Tartans fall to 4-17, 1-9 UAA.

When Carnegie Mellon’s Andre Moore hit a fast-break layup to make the score 61-48 in favor of the Tartans with four minutes left on the clock, Brandeis faced its largest deficit of the game. Junior guard Derek Retos (No. Attleboro, Mass./Brimmer and May) started the rally with a trifecta, but CMU’s Asad Meghani hit a driving lay-up at the 3:17 mark to push the Brandeis deficit to 12 at 63-51. Retos responded with a second-chance 3-pointer from nearly 30 feet out  to get the Judges back within single digits with 2:49 remaining. After a stop and big rebound by junior Connor Arnold (Andover, Mass./Deerfield Acad.) on the defensive end, senior Jay Freeman (Dorchester, Mass./St. Mark’s School) hit a driving lay-up to get the Judges within seven. Matt Loebbaka of the Tartans scored on a feed from Meghani with 2:03 on the clock to make it a 65-56 lead for the hosts, but that would be their final field goal of the game.

After a CMU timeout, Brandeis junior center Youri Dascy (Fall River, Mass./St. Andrews, R.I., School) scored underneath to get the Judges back within seven. CMU ran the clock down on their next possession before drawing a foul, but the Tartans missed the front end of the one-and-one. Arnold got another huge carom, allowing Freeman to connect from deep at the left elbow in just 10 seconds to get Brandeis within four, 65-61, but with just 1:27 remaining. The Judges quickly fouled Meghani, who hit both foul shots, pushing the Tartans’ lead back to six.

Once again, Freeman responded, hitting a trifecta that popped high off the back iron and through the net, getting Brandeis back within one possession with 67 second left in the game. After calling a timeout to set the defense, Brandeis forced CMU to use one of their own before inbounding the ball. After the hosts got the ball in, however, Freeman and a teammate were able to trap the ball near midcourt. Freeman emerged with the ball and drove for a lay-up, getting Brandeis to within just one point, 67-66, with 53 seconds on the clock.

Brandeis was whistled for a foul on their next attempt to trap the ball, but CMU missed both foul shots, with Arnold again appearing on the spot for the big rebound. With 27 seconds left, Brandeis took its first lead since 8:22 of the first half when rookie guard Colby Smith (No. Andover, Mass./No. Andover) drove the lane and dished the ball to Dascy, who hit a lay-up and was fouled in the process. Dascy hit the free throw to make it a 69-67 Brandeis lead. CMU had a chance to tie the game at the line with 15 seconds remaining, but Moore hit just 1-of-2, while Smith and Arnold hit their final two foul shots each to provide the final margin of victory.

Brandeis put three players in double figures. Retos, making his first start in exactly two months, led all players with 19 points. He scored 11 in the first half, keeping the Judges in the game, as they trailed, 35-31, at the break. Retos hit 6-of-14 overall, 5-of-12 from downtown and 2-of-2 from the line. He also played all 40 minutes for the first time this season and the second time in his career.

Freeman, who hadn’t played more than eight minutes in a game all season, played 18 tonight and finished with 18 points, two more than he had all season and matching his career-high. Freeman hit 7-of-13 from the floor, 3-of-6 from deep and 1-of-2 from the line. He scored 11 of his 18 points in the second half, including eight in the final 90 seconds. Dascy, coming off the bench for only the second time all season,  finished with 16 points, 12 of which came after the intermission.  He was 6-of-7 shooting from the field and 4-of-5 from the line. Freeman and Dascy helped the Judges not only own a 41-6 advantage in bench points, but also allowed them to overcome the loss of three regular starters and their top three scorers in UAA play: Gabriel Moton (St. Petersburg, Fla./St. Petersburg) and Alex Stoyle (Goffstown, N.H./Tilton School) were unable to start the contest, while Ben Bartoldus (Hillsborough, N.H./Proctor Acad.) played just 11 first-half minutes before leaving with an injury.

Arnold had a terrific all-around game, collecting a career- and game-high nine rebounds, while also leading the Judges with three assists. He helped Brandeis to a 34-24 edge in rebounding and 15-4 in second-chance points. The Judges also outscored CMU, 17-8, from the free throw line.

Carnegie Mellon put three starters in double figures, as Meghani finished with 18 points on 6-of-14 overall, 4-for-11 from deep, and 2-of-2 from the line. He also had a game-high five assists. Moore finished with 16 points on 6-of-12 overall, 3-of-5 from beyond the arc – but just 1-of-4 from the line with the key misses down the stretch –  and four steals. Raushan Riley had 14 points and Loebbaka led the Tartans with six rebounds, four on the offensive glass. The Tartans hit 25-of-49 from the field for the game, making them the first team to shoot better than 50 percent against the Judges this season.

Brandeis continues its road trip on Sunday afternoon at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland at noon. CMU hosts NYU at the same time.