Division III – Men's/Women's College Basketball New England Pairings

The Road to Illinois and Virginia for the NCAA Division III Championship starts this week!

It was “Selection Monday,” which clearly involved a variety of Division III Men’s and Women’s basketball programs across the six New England states. Here are the various games and locations. The Division III tournament begins on Friday March 4, 2011. For more information on tournament, check out the official site for Division III basketball, d3hoops.com.

Men’s First Round Pairings:

*Williams College vs. Husson –  @Williams College

* Becker College vs. Scranton – @Williams College

* Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) vs. Bridgewater State University – @Worcester Polytechnic Institute

* Amherst vs. Skidmore – @Worcester Polytechnic Institute

* Rhode Island College vs. Penn-St. Behrend – @Oswego State

* Johnson & Wales vs. Ramapo – @Ramapo

* Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) vs. Ithaca College @Ithaca College

* Elms College vs. Rochester – @Ithaca College

* Western Conn. vs. Salve Regina (winner will take on Middlebury)

 

Women’s First Round Pairings:

* Colby College vs. Stevens – @William Patterson

* Bridgewater State University vs. Randolph – Macon @ Lebanon Valley

* Western Conn. vs. Messiah – @ Kean

* Amherts College vs. Husson – @Amherst College

*  Baruch vs. Eastern Conn. – @Amherst College

* Rochester vs. Daniel Webster – @Rochester

* Williams College vs. Muhlenberg – @Rochester

* Bowdoin College vs. Salve Regina – @Bowdoin College

* Emmanuel vs. Mount St. Mary – @Bowdoin College

* Babson College vs. Medaille – @ Geneseo State

Division III – Men’s/Women’s College Basketball New England Pairings

The Road to Illinois and Virginia for the NCAA Division III Championship starts this week!

It was “Selection Monday,” which clearly involved a variety of Division III Men’s and Women’s basketball programs across the six New England states. Here are the various games and locations. The Division III tournament begins on Friday March 4, 2011. For more information on tournament, check out the official site for Division III basketball, d3hoops.com.

Men’s First Round Pairings:

*Williams College vs. Husson –  @Williams College

* Becker College vs. Scranton – @Williams College

* Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) vs. Bridgewater State University – @Worcester Polytechnic Institute

* Amherst vs. Skidmore – @Worcester Polytechnic Institute

* Rhode Island College vs. Penn-St. Behrend – @Oswego State

* Johnson & Wales vs. Ramapo – @Ramapo

* Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) vs. Ithaca College @Ithaca College

* Elms College vs. Rochester – @Ithaca College

* Western Conn. vs. Salve Regina (winner will take on Middlebury)

 

Women’s First Round Pairings:

* Colby College vs. Stevens – @William Patterson

* Bridgewater State University vs. Randolph – Macon @ Lebanon Valley

* Western Conn. vs. Messiah – @ Kean

* Amherts College vs. Husson – @Amherst College

*  Baruch vs. Eastern Conn. – @Amherst College

* Rochester vs. Daniel Webster – @Rochester

* Williams College vs. Muhlenberg – @Rochester

* Bowdoin College vs. Salve Regina – @Bowdoin College

* Emmanuel vs. Mount St. Mary – @Bowdoin College

* Babson College vs. Medaille – @ Geneseo State

One Special Conference Tournament

By Bobby Perry

On Thursday February 24, 2011, Johnson & Wales University faced off against a conference foe, Albertus Magnus College in the GNAC (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) semi-final men’s basketball tournament game, which promised to be a special one.

The Johnson &Wales’ men’s basketball team is led by junior guard, Lamont Thomas, who averages the most points out of any current college basketball player across the country with (30.4 ppg). Yet, putting aside numbers and statistics, Thomas led the Wildcats to an exciting 12

Playing in front of his friends, family and the entire student body at the Harborside Recreation Center in Providence, Rhode Island, Thomas led his Wildcats to an exciting semi-finals victory, 128-107 over Albertus Magnus College, which put Johnson & Wales in the conference championship two days later. Thomas finished the game with 40-points, as well as shot 11-15 from the field and 18-20 at the free throw line. He also handed out 20-assists and grabbed six rebounds.

Thomas would follow up his impressive performance on Saturday February 26, 2011, with 33-point, seven rebounds and six assists in a win over Saint Joseph’s College during the conference championship. With the win, Johnson & Wales men’s basketball team celebrated like champions, but also, earned a spot in the 2011 NCAA Division III March Madness tournament, which begins Friday March 4, 2011.

The Bruins are Rockin' and Rollin' in Canada

Mark Stuart and the Bruins are undefeated on their current road trip in Canada.

By Brian Willwerth

With the Oscars now in the books, perhaps the Boston Bruins should have been nominated for the “Best Road Team in the NHL.” The way they’re playing, they may not want to return to the United States anytime soon.

The Bruins pulled off a weekend sweep in western Canada, beating the Canucks in Vancouver and the Oilers in Edmonton.  In doing so, the Bruins improved to [5-0] on their current six-game road trip, which concludes Tuesday night in Ottawa, a team Boston defeated just ten days ago.

Tim Thomas was stellar between the pipes in Vancouver on Saturday night against the NHL-best Canucks, stopping 27 of 28-shots. He continues to lead the league in goals-against average (1.97) and save percentage (.939).   Vancouver native Milan Lucic enjoyed his return to his hometown.  With 4:38 left in the third period, he scored the game-winner by knocking home the rebound of a Dennis Seidenberg shot.  It was Lucic’s team-leading 27th goal of the season.

Tuukka Rask faced just 17 Edmonton shots on Sunday at Rexall place.  After allowing a goal to Ales Hemsky just over a minute into the game, Rask came up big when he had to.  The Bruins responded with first-period goals by Michael Ryder and Nathan Horton, and Boston never trailed the rest of the way.  The Bruins outshot the Oilers, 40-17.

The Bruins now lead the Canadiens by six points in the Northeast Division.

The Bruins are Rockin’ and Rollin’ in Canada

Mark Stuart and the Bruins are undefeated on their current road trip in Canada.

By Brian Willwerth

With the Oscars now in the books, perhaps the Boston Bruins should have been nominated for the “Best Road Team in the NHL.” The way they’re playing, they may not want to return to the United States anytime soon.

The Bruins pulled off a weekend sweep in western Canada, beating the Canucks in Vancouver and the Oilers in Edmonton.  In doing so, the Bruins improved to [5-0] on their current six-game road trip, which concludes Tuesday night in Ottawa, a team Boston defeated just ten days ago.

Tim Thomas was stellar between the pipes in Vancouver on Saturday night against the NHL-best Canucks, stopping 27 of 28-shots. He continues to lead the league in goals-against average (1.97) and save percentage (.939).   Vancouver native Milan Lucic enjoyed his return to his hometown.  With 4:38 left in the third period, he scored the game-winner by knocking home the rebound of a Dennis Seidenberg shot.  It was Lucic’s team-leading 27th goal of the season.

Tuukka Rask faced just 17 Edmonton shots on Sunday at Rexall place.  After allowing a goal to Ales Hemsky just over a minute into the game, Rask came up big when he had to.  The Bruins responded with first-period goals by Michael Ryder and Nathan Horton, and Boston never trailed the rest of the way.  The Bruins outshot the Oilers, 40-17.

The Bruins now lead the Canadiens by six points in the Northeast Division.