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D3 Hoops: Brandeis Men’s Basketball Returns To Postseason

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For the first time since 2011, the Brandies University men’s basketball team will be competing in the postseason.

The Judges, who concluded their 2018-19 campaign with a 14-11 record, secured a spot in the 2019 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC). Brandeis was tabbed one of the four top teams in this year’s tournament, along with Hood CollegeDrew University, and Wilkes University.

As noted in today’s release, Hood secured the top spot in this year’s tournament and will host one of four quarterfinals this Friday, March 1st at 11 a.m.

Brandeis, which last captured an ECAC crown during the 2010-11 season, will host John Jay College on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. with the winner advancing to Friday’s quarterfinal against either Marywood University or Medaille College.

Following Friday’s quarterfinals, Hood will host the semifinals (3 p.m. & 6 p.m.) on Saturday, March 2nd and championship (1 p.m.) on March 3rd.

For more on this year’s ECAC Tournament — HOP HERE

For more on the Judges’ first postseason appearance since the 2010-11 season — HOP HERE 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 25th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

The Tufts University women’s basketball team secured the top spot in this week’s poll after handing Bowdoin College its first loss of the season yesterday in the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship.

Bowdoin, which held the top spot for a majority of the winter, slides to second overall, while Amherst College dropped one spot to the third position.

Eastern Connecticut was our biggest mover, leaping six spots to the fourth position after capturing the 2019 Little East Conference (LEC) championship last Saturday in overtime against UMass Dartmouth. The win secures the Warriors a spot in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which begins Friday, March 1st.

MIT was not ranked last week – they were on the rise – but this week they secured the fifth spot after scoring three big wins last week, including a semifinal win over Babson College, which was followed by a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship victory over Springfield College. The win provides the Engineers with a second-straight appearance in the national postseason.

Saint Joseph’s (Maine) and Emmanuel College secured the sixth and seventh positions, respectively, while Babson, Smith College, and Middlebury College rounded out the 10-team poll, checking-in eight, ninth, and tenth, respectively.

Finally, keep an eye on Western New England, which is one of our teams on the rise after capturing the program’s first-ever Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crown last Saturday.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 25th, 2019 

1. Tufts University

25-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
2. Bowdoin College 26-1, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
3. Amherst College 23-3, 9-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. Eastern Conn.  19-8, 12-4 LEC Last Week: No. 10
5. MIT 21-7, 12-4 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
6. Saint Joseph’s (Maine) 27-1, 12-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
7. Emmanuel College 23-5, 11-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 9 
8. Babson College 21-5, 14-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
9. Smith College 21-6, 13-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
10. Middlebury College 19-7, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8

On The Rise: Endicott College, New England College, Springfield College, Trinity College, UMass Dartmouth, and Western New England


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight | Week NineWeek 10| Week 11Week 12 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 25th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

A busy week (and weekend) of conference championships have concluded. And Amherst College enters the new week not only as the winner of the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship but also our top team in New England.

Nichols College, which captured its third-consecutive Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crown, moved up two spots to the second position, while Hamilton College dropped one spot after finishing second in the 2019 NESCAC Tournament.

MIT and Keene State rounded out the top five, checking-in fourth and fifth, respectively, while Williams College, Middlebury College, and Albertus Magnus secured the sixth, seventh, and eighth positions.

Gordon College checked-in for a second-straight week at the ninth position, while Emerson College earned our final spot after beating WPI last Saturday to claim its first-ever New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship. The win secured the Lions an automatic berth for the upcoming NCAA Tournament, which will begin on Friday, March 1st.

Joining the Lions in this year’s national postseason are two teams on the rise, Mitchell College and Salem State, which both captured their respective conference crowns last Saturday.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 25th, 2019 

1. Amherst College

23-4, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
2. Nichols College 25-2, 15-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
3. Hamilton College 23-4, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. MIT  22-4, 12-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
5. Keene State  20-7, 13-3 LEC Last Week: No. 6
6. Williams College 20-6, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Middlebury College 18-7, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Albertus Magnus  20-7, 9-2 GNAC Last Week: No. 8
9. Gordon College  23-5, 13-3 CCC Last Week: No. 9
10. Emerson College 16-11, 9-5 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked 

On The Rise: Eastern Conn., Mitchell College, Salem State, Wesleyan University, 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| Week 12


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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. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Bowdoin College continues to be the top team in New England following another BUSY week (and weekend) of D3 basketball. Amherst College and Tufts University remain our second and third teams, respectively, while Saint Joseph’s (Maine) and Babson College continue to occupy the fourth and fifth positions, too.

Smith College and Trinity College each moved-up, while UMass Dartmouth slipped two spots after falling in double-overtime Plymouth State. The Corsairs will look to bounce back on Wednesday when they visit UMass Boston (on the rise) for an important conference test. UMass Dartmouth will wrap-up its regular season slate on Saturday, February 16th when they host Castleton University.

In addition to UMass Boston, fans of New England D3 hoops should also keep an eye on Endicott College (secured a home playoff with their 47-44 win last Saturday over Roger Williams) and Emerson College. Additionally, one should certainly not overlook Suffolk University or Worcester State, as well.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 11th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

24-0, 10-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 21-2, 8-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 22-2, 8-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 23-0, 10-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 19-4, 12-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Smith College 19-5, 12-3 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7 
7. Trinity College 19-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8 
8. UMass Dartmouth 19-4, 12-2 LEC Last Week: No. 6
9. Middlebury College 18-6, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9
10. Emmanuel College 18-5, 9-1 GNAC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, Endicott College, MIT, Suffolk University, UMass Boston, and Worcester State   


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


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