By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)
A program-best 18 three-pointers, including seven trifectas from Joey Flannery helped the Babson College men’s basketball team defeat Coast Guard Academy this afternoon and improve to 16-1 overall and 6-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
The Beavers’ 16 wins (out of 17 games this season) marks their best start in program history, as noted in this afternoon’s release.
Babson has been extremely impressive this season, securing important wins against New England foes Tufts, Salem State, Endicott and Albertus Magnus – just to name a few! – while earning hard-fought NEWMAC wins, including a recent 71-65 victory over MIT earlier this week. The Beavers netted just 17 points in the opening session, but rallied back by scoring 54 points in a 20-minute span to defeat the host Engineers.
Their win over MIT matched the 1968-69 team for the best start in school history.
Today’s win over the Bears provided the Beavers with their 22nd consecutive conference victory. It was also their 51st win over Coast Guard Academy in the season-series, too.
Additionally, the Green and White’s 17-game conference winning streak is currently the longest in Division III – also noted in the game release (linked above!).
Babson will attempt to keep their momentum going on Wednesday when they entertain Clark University with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The Beavers are 9-0 at home this season.