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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 18th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

We head into the BIG conference tournament week with some movement, beginning with Hamilton College and Amherst College switching places in the top three spots, and Keene State jumping up two spots following their tenth win this past weekend over Eastern Connecticut.

Nichols College dropped one spot and must be careful heading into their conference tournament as the top seed. Wentworth Institute of Technology proved the Bison are beatable, but ‘Boys of Dudley’ should find a way to Saturday’s championship, thanks to its current 12-game winning streak.

Albertus Magnus has some serious momentum heading into their conference tournament, thanks to six consecutive victories, including an impressive 93-87 win this past weekend over Suffolk University, which is one of six teams on the rise this week. All six teams, including the Rams, have the potential to win their respective conference tournament.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 18th, 2019 

1. MIT

22-3, 12-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Hamilton College 22-3, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Amherst College 21-4, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Nichols College 23-2, 15-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
5. Williams College 20-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Keene State  18-7, 13-3 LEC Last Week: No. 8
7. Middlebury College 18-7, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Albertus Magnus  17-7, 9-2 GNAC  Last Week: Not Ranked 
9. Gordon College  21-4, 13-3 CCC Last Week: No. 7  
10. Eastern Conn.  19-6, 13-3 CCC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, New England College, Salem State, Suffolk University, UMass Dartmouth, and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine|Week 10| Week 11 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 18th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Welcome to the BIG conference tournament week – the road the NCAA Division III Tournament has begun for some teams, but will officially begin for others tomorrow afternoon and evening.

By no surprise, the big three – Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College, and Tufts University – remain our top teams in the New England region, while Saint Joseph’s College (Maine) and Babson College continue to round out the top five positions.

Smith College, which delivered coach Lynn Hersey her 200th win this past Saturday, remains our sixth best team in New England followed by UMass Dartmouth (seventh), Middlebury College (eight) and Emmanuel College (nine).

Eastern Connecticut secured our tenth and final position – the Warriors enter their conference tournament with a lot of momentum and could be a tough out, along with Southern Maine and Rhode Island College.

Keep an eye on our team’s on the rise, including Endicott College, which secured the top spot in their conference tournament, along with Emerson College and Worcester State. Both Emerson and Worcester State could be sleepers in their respective conference postseason tournament.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 18th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

25-0, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 23-2, 9-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 23-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 25-0, 12-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 21-4, 14-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Smith College 20-5, 13-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 
7. UMass Dartmouth 21-4, 14-2 LEC Last Week: No. 8 
8. Middlebury College 19-6, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
9. Emmanuel College 20-5, 11-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 9
10. Eastern Conn.  17-8, 12-4 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Emerson College, Endicott College, MIT,  Trinity College, and Worcester State  


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight | Week NineWeek 10| Week 11


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D3 Hoops: Conference Tournament Scoreboard (Feb. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

The road to the 2019 NCAA Division III Tournament has officially begun with a few conference tournament quarterfinals, which took place this afternoon.

Below are the results from today’s North Atlantic Conference (NAC) and New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinals.

NAC Men’s Basketball

  • Thomas College 67, Maine Maritime 63
  • SUNY Canton 85, UMPI 63

NAC Women’s Basketball 

  • SUNY Canton 78, Thomas College 47
  • NVU-Lyndon 66, UMaine-Farmington 42

NESCAC Men’s Basketball 

  • Amherst College 63, Wesleyan University 56
  • Tufts University 85, Middlebury College 76
  • Hamilton College 93, Colby College 88
  • Williams College 88, Trinity College 77

NESCAC Women’s Basketball 

  • Bowdoin College 96, Conn. College 75
  • Middlebury College 75, Trinity College 71
  • Tufts University 75, Williams College 51
  • Amherst College 60, Wesleyan University 40

D3 Hoops: NESCAC Quarterfinals Predictions (Feb. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Welcome to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Basketball Tournament, everyone!

This weekend, the NESCAC will have 16 teams in action with eight of them advancing to next weekend’s semifinal and championship round.

Before we tip-off, this weekend’s quarterfinals, allow us to dish out some picks for all eight quarterfinals.

Men’s Basketball

No. 8 Tufts University at No. 1 Middlebury College: The Jumbos beat the Panthers weeks ago, but this is a different Middlebury team they will be seeing in the opening round of the NESCAC Tournament. A win for Middlebury would secure them a home semifinal game next week and perhaps a championship tilt, too. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

No. 7 Colby College at No. 2 Hamilton College: The Continentals capped their season with a win over Amherst earlier this week, which should provide them enough momentum to get past the Mules in round one. PREDICTION: Hamilton College 

No. 6. Wesleyan University at No. 3 Amherst College: The Cardinals have only won one game this month, so this is basically a win or go home situation for Wesleyan. Amherst will look to rebound from a recent loss to Hamilton from earlier this week. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

No. 5 Trinity College at No. 4 Williams College: This is not an ideal first-round match-up for the Ephs, who did find a way to beat the Bantams earlier this season. Trinity capped its regular season with four-straight wins, including an early February victory over Wesleyan, which may help them get past the Purple and Yellow in Williamstown. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

Women’s Basketball 

No. 8 Connecticut College at No. 1 Bowdoin College: The Camels will provide the Polar Bears with some challenges but in the end, the best team in both the region and country will prevail. PREDICTION: Bowdoin College 

No. 7 Wesleyan University at No. 2 Amherst College: A win for the Mammoths would provide the squad with their third-straight win over the Cardinals this season. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

No. 6 Williams College at No. 3 Tufts University: Since falling to Amherst earlier this month, the Jumbos have rebounded with a trio of wins, including a pair of league victories. They have enough momentum to secure a date with Amherst in the semifinal round next Saturday. PREDICTION: Tufts University 

No. 5 Middlebury College at No. 4 Trinity College: The Bantams outlasted the Panthers, 59-55, last month and should once again find a way past Middlebury on their home court. PREDICTION: Trinity College 


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D3 Hoops: NESCAC Tournament Quarterfinals Schedule

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PHOTO COURTESY: NESCAC.com

By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men and women’s basketball tournaments tips-off this weekend with eight match-ups – four men’s games, four women’s games.

Middlebury College secured the top spot on the men’s tournament, while Bowdoin College earned the number one position on the women’s side.

Here are this weekend’s quarterfinal schedules (below) with the top four teams serving as the home teams. All eight quarterfinals will take place Saturday, February 16th.

Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals

  • No. 6 Wesleyan University at No. 3 Amherst College, 2 p.m.
  • No. 8 Tufts University at No. 1 Middlebury College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 7 Colby College at No. 2 Hamilton College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 5 Trinity College at No. 4 Williams College, 3 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals

  • No. 8 Connecticut College at No. 1 Bowdoin College, 2 p.m.
  • No. 6 Williams College at No. 3 Tufts University, 3 p.m.
  • No. 5 Middlebury College at No. 4 Trinity College, 3 p.m.
  • No. 7 Wesleyan University at No. 2 Amherst College, 4 p.m.

Following the conclusion of this weekend’s quarterfinals, both tournaments will shift to the highest remaining seed for the following weekend’s (Feb. 23rd and 24th) semifinal and championship rounds.

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