Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Dec. 3rd)

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Another week of New England D3 men’s basketball is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Williams College in the top spot followed the second-straight week followed by Nichols College and Hamilton College.

Nichols continues to be the team to watch this year as they scored an important early conference win last Saturday over Endicott College, which tumbled two spots to the sixth position. Senior Marcos Echevarria netted his 2,000th point late in the game on a made three-point attempt to bump his season total to 127 points through six contests.

This week, the Bison travel to Curry College on Tuesday before hosting Anna Maria on Saturday.

MIT moved into the fourth position with their fifth-straight win. The Engineers have not lost since falling to the Gulls of Endicott in their season-opener. MIT visits UMass Dartmouth and Salem State this week in two important regional match-ups.

Brandeis University made its initial appearance on the poll following Big 4 Championship win against Babson College on Sunday. The Judges have won four-straight and scored an exciting win against Salem State in the first day of the four-team, two-day tournament.

Finally, don’t overlook the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State, which have won five-straight since dropping their season-opener. East Conn. faces two conference foes this week, including Western Connecticut State on Wednesday.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Dec. 3rd, 2018 

1. Williams College

7-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Nichols College  6-0, 2-0 CCC Last Week: No. 5
3. Hamilton College 7-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
4. MIT  5-1, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6 
5. Middlebury College 5-1, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
6. Endicott College 5-2, 1-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
7. WPI 6-0, 0-0 NEWMAC  Last Week: No. 8 
8. Brandeis University 5-1, 0-0 UAA Last Week: NR 
9. Eastern Conn. State 5-1, 2-0 LEC Last Week: No. 10 
10. Amherst College  5-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9 

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (6-2), Colby College (6-1), Keene State (4-2), and Rhode Island College (7-2)


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Dec. 3rd)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another week of New England D3 men’s basketball is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Bowdoin College in the top spot followed by Tufts University and Amherst College for the second consecutive week.

Additionally, our fourth (St. Joseph’s (Maine)) and fifth teams (Conn. College) remained in the same position for a second-straight week, while Middlebury College and UMass Dartmouth each moved-up.

Eastern Connecticut State and Trinity College became the newest members of this week’s polls – both squads have earned impressive wins to start their respective campaigns. The Bantams scored an impressive win over Stevens on Saturday and should continue their early season momentum this week against Coast Guard Academy and Johnson & Wales.

Trinity and Conn. College are set to meet on Saturday, December 8th in an enticing early season match-up. You can bet we will be keeping our eyes on this contest.

Finally, don’t sleep on Smith College, which scored its fifth win of the season on Saturday against Babson College, thanks to some impressive shooting, both inside and outside the half circle.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Dec. 3rd, 2018 

1. Bowdoin College

5-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Tufts University

6-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Amherst College 5-1, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine)  6-0, 0-0 GNAC  Last Week: No. 4
5. Conn. College 7-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Middlebury College 6-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
7. UMass Dartmouth  6-0, 0-0 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
8.  Eastern Conn. State  4-2, 0-0 LEC Last Week: NR
9. Trinity College  5-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: NR
10. Smith College 5-2, 1-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8

On The Rise: Emmanuel College (4-1), Hamilton College (7-0), Rhode Island College (7-1) and UMass Boston (5-1), 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two


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Noontime Basketball: 10 Games To Watch (Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd)

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A brand new weekend of New England D3 basketball has arrived, which means it is time to unveil our first edition of 10 Games to Watch for the season, along with some predictions, too – who doesn’t love predictions?

Make sure to stay connected with @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter throughout the weekend for in-game updates, scores, news and more!


Women’s Basketball: Smith College at Babson College (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 12 p.m.): The Beavers fended off a late rally by the Engineers to score an important (and yes, impressive) early season win on Wednesday. Look for the Green and White to continue their mid-week momentum on Saturday against the Pioneers. PREDICTION: Babson Beavers 

Women’s Basketball: Clark University at MIT (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 1 p.m.): The Engineers enjoyed an impressive start to its 2018-19 campaign, but have recently struggled in their last two outings. Expect coach Sonia Raman‘s squad to bounce back on Saturday against the Cougars in Cambridge. PREDICTION: MIT Engineers 

Women’s Basketball: Univ. of New England at Roger Williams (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 1 p.m.): Can we call this game a must-win? Both teams have struggled over the past few weeks, but this is always a must-see/must-follow contest. Look for Sam Leone and Gabby Jerahian to lead the Hawks to a much-needed win. PREDICTION: Roger Williams Hawks 

Women’s Basketball: Conn. College at FDU-Florham (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 2 p.m.): The Camels have been one of a few teams to watch thus far – they enter Saturday’s non-conference clash riding a five-game winning streak. Look for the Blue and White to continue their current trend and pick-up their sixth win of the season. PREDICTION: Conn. College Camels 

Women’s Basketball: Bowdoin College at Colby College (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 2 p.m.): Bowdoin’s Cordelia Stewart had a big game against MIT last Sunday and should once again be a player to watch in this match-up. PREDICTION: Bowdoin College Polar Bears 

Men’s Basketball: Keene State at Middlebury College (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 3 p.m.): The Panthers have enjoyed a very successful start to their 2018-19 campaign and should continue their early-season momentum against the Owls. Look for a big game from Middlebury’s Matt FolgerPREDICTION: Middlebury Panthers

Men’s Basketball: UMass Boston at Eastern Conn. State (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 3 p.m.): The Warriors have rebounded since an opening day loss to William Patterson, winning four-straight, including a 77-70 win over Rhode Island College earlier this week. PREDICTION: Eastern Conn. Warriors 

Men’s Basketball: Salem State vs. Brandeis University (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 3 p.m. | Babson College): First-year coach Jean Bain has the Judges in position to snatch a Big 4 Challenge crown this weekend, especially after scoring recent victories over Bates College and Lasell College. PREDICTION: Brandeis Judges 

Men’s Basketball: Tufts University at Babson College (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 5 p.m.): The Beavers finished last season’s Big 4 Challenge as the runner-up, but expect the Green and White to once again be in contention for some hardware this weekend, especially if Brandon Johnson continues his impressive play from earlier this week. PREDICTION: Babson Beavers 

Men’s Basketball: Endicott College at Nichols College (Saturday, Dec. 1st at 6 p.m.): This is a BIG one for both teams as a win would provide the winner with an inside track for the conference crown in February.  PREDICTION: Nichols Bison 

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

A few New England D3 men’s basketball games have been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our second poll of the season, which finds Endicott College in the top spot followed by Williams College and Hamilton College.

The Gulls appear to be the team to beat (and watch) thus far following impressive wins over Babson College and MIT. Endicott erased an 18-point deficit on Sunday to beat the Beavers on the road, and seem to have some serious momentum heading into the week.

Keep an eye on MIT and Tufts University, which are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Cambridge. The Engineers rebounded from a difficult season-opening loss to the Gulls with a win over Eastern Nazarene, while the Jumbos enters the early week clash winners of two-straight.

Lastly, it appears if WPI has gained some early season momentum with wins over Albertus MagnusSUNY Potsdam and William Patterson.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 19th, 2018 

1. Endicott College

4-0, 0-0 CCC

2. Williams College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

3. Hamilton College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
4. Middlebury College 1-0, 0-0 NESCAC
5. MIT  1-1, 0-0 NEWMAC 
6.  Tufts University  2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
7.  Nichols College 2-0, 0-0 CCC
8. WPI 3-0, 0-0 NEWMAC
9. Amherst College  2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
10. Wesleyan University 2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (3-1), Coast Guard Academy (4-0), Salem State (2-2), Springfield College (2-2), St. Joseph’s Conn. (3-0) and UMass Boston (3-0) 


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