D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Feb. 12th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With another week of New England Division III men’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, February 12th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past nine polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Men’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, February 12th, 2018

1. Eastern Conn. State

20-3, 11-1 LEC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Williams College 

19-5, 7-3 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

3. Wesleyan University

19-5, 7-3 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. Hamilton College 

20-3, 7-3 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Salem State Univ. 

21-3, 11-0 MASCAC

Last Week: No. 6 

6. Middlebury College

19-5, 7-3 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

7. Nichols College

20-3, 14-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 9 

8. Amherst College

16-8, 7-3 NESCAC

Last Week: NR

9. Springfield College

16-7, 10-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 7

10. Albertus Magnus 

18-4, 15-0 GNAC

Last Week: No. 10 

On The Rise: Babson College (14-9, 9-3 NEWMAC), Keene State (16-7, 10-2 LEC), MIT (18-5, 8-4 NEWMAC), Tufts University (17-7, 6-4 NESCAC) and Wheaton College (14-9, 6-6 NEWMAC)

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Feb. 12th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, February 12th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past nine polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, February 12th, 2018

1. Amherst College

24-0, 10-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

23-1, 9-1 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Tufts University

21-3, 8-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

20-3, 12-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

20-3, 14-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 5

6. St. Joseph’s (Maine)

22-1, 14-0 GNAC

Last Week: No. 6

7. Smith College 

18-5, 11-3 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 7

8. Univ. of New England

18-5, 14-2 CCC

Last Week: 8

9. Middlebury College 

17-7, 6-4 NESCAC

Last Week: 10

10. WPI 

18-5, 11-3 NEWMAC

Last Week: NR

On The Rise: Babson College (16-8, 12-3 NEWMAC), Castleton University (19-4, 15-2 NAC), Conn. College (15-8, 4-6 NESCAC), Emmanuel College (17-6, 13-1 GNAC), Springfield College (17-7, 11-4 NEWMAC), UMass Boston (20-3, 10-2 LEC) and Wesleyan University (16-7, 5-5 NESCAC).

D3 Hoops: NESCAC Unveils Men’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

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Following an exciting win on Saturday against Middlebury, the Amherst College men’s basketball team secured the top seed in the 2018 NESCAC Tournament. (PHOTO CREDIT: Amherst College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

Following an exciting – and impressive – win over Middlebury College yesterday, the Amherst College men’s basketball team clinched the top spot in the 2018 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament, which officially tips-off next Saturday, February 17th with a quartet of quarterfinal contests.

The Mammoths, who concluded league play with a 7-3 ledger, will host eighth seed Bowdoin College. The Polar Bears, who concluded NESCAC play at 4-6, edged Bates College for the final spot, thanks to better record against the top four teams in this year’s tournament, along with a pair of victories over the Bobcats earlier this winter.

Williams College, the second seed, will host seventh seed Trinity College, while third seed Hamilton College will welcome sixth seed Tufts University to Clinton, New York. Both the Jumbos and Continentals met a week ago in Medford, Massachusetts with Hamilton claiming an important league win, which was followed up by an impressive win over fifth seed Middlebury College last Friday. The Panthers will head to Connecticut on Saturday to face fourth seed Wesleyan University.

Following next Saturday’s quarterfinal match-ups, the tournament will shift to the highest remaining seed, which will be the host for both the semifinals and finals (Feb. 24-25th).


NESCAC Quarterfinal Schedule | Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018

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

D3 Hoops: NESCAC Unveils Women’s Basketball Tournament Pairings

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After finishing the 2017-18 regular season undefeated, the Amherst College women’s basketball team secured the top spot in the 2018 NESCAC Tournament. (PHOTO CREDIT: Amherst College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

After completing its 2017-18 campaign without a single blemish, the Amherst College women’s basketball team secured the top spot in the upcoming New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament, which tips-off next Saturday, February 17th with a quartet of quarterfinal contests.

The Mammoths will entertain eighth seed Trinity College, which earned the final spot in this year’s tournament thanks to a victory earlier this season over Colby College. Both the Bantams and Mules finished with identical 3-7 league records, but the win by Trinity secured them a trip to the postseason for the first time in three seasons.

Second seed Bowdoin will host seventh seed Williams College on Saturday, while sixth seed Connecticut College will head to third seed Tufts University. Fourth seed Middlebury College will host fifth  seed Wesleyan University.

Following next Saturday’s quarterfinal match-ups, the tournament will shift to the highest remaining seed, which will be the host for both the semifinals and finals (Feb. 24-25th).


NESCAC Quarterfinal Schedule | Saturday, Feb. 17th, 2018

Quarterfinals: Saturday, Feb. 17th
No. 8 Trinity College at No. 1 Amherst College, 2 p.m.
No. 7 Williams College at No. 2 Bowdoin College, 3 p.m.
No. 6 Conn. College at No. 3 Tufts University, 3 p.m.
No. 5 Wesleyan at No. 4 Middlebury College, 3 p.m.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Feb. 5th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, February 5th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past eight polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, February 5th, 2018

1. Amherst College

22-0, 8-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

21-1, 7-1 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Tufts University

20-3, 7-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

17-3, 10-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

18-3, 12-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 5

6. St. Joseph’s (Maine)

20-1, 12-0 GNAC

Last Week: No. 7

7. Smith College 

16-5, 11-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 6 

8. Univ. of New England

16-5, 12-2 CCC

Last Week: 8

9. Springfield College

17-5, 11-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: 9

10. Middlebury College

16-6, 5-3 NESCAC

Last Week: 10

On The Rise: Babson College (15-7, 11-2 NEWMAC), Brandeis University (12-7, 4-5 UAA), Castleton University (17-3, 13-1 NAC), Conn. College (13-7, 3-5 NESCAC), UMass Boston (19-2, 9-1 LEC), Wesleyan University (15-6, 4-4 NESCAC) and WPI (16-5, 9-3 NEWMAC)

D3 Hoops: Women’s Basketball Games To Watch This Week (Jan. 29th – Feb. 3rd)

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

As usual, it is another BUSY week of New England D3 basketball and below are a few women’s basketball games to watch this week, including a pair of Monday (Jan. 29th) tilts between Babson College at Tufts University and Williams College at UMass Dartmouth.

The rankings (next to certain teams on our list) is from our recent Noontime Sports Top 10 Women’s Basketball Poll from Monday, Jan. 29th. 

Games to Watch (Monday, Jan. 29th to Saturday, Feb. 3rd):

  • Williams College at No. 4 UMass Dartmouth | Monday, Jan. 29th at 6 p.m.
  • Babson College at No. 3 Tufts University | Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m.
  • Endicott College at Western New England | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Suffolk University at Emmanuel College | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 7 p.m.
  • Eastern Conn. at Conn. College | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Framingham State at Worcester State | Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 5:30 p.m.
  • Smith College at WPI | Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 7 p.m.
  • Regis College at No. 7 St. Joseph’s (Maine) | Thursday, Feb. 1st at 6 p.m.
  • Trinity College at Wesleyan University | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 3 Tufts University at No. 1 Amherst College | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 10 Middlebury College at No. 2 Bowdoin College | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 4 UMass Dartmouth at Southern Maine | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 1 p.m.
  • Williams College at No. 2 Bowdoin College | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 3 p.m.
  • MIT at WPI | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 3 p.m.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Jan. 29th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, January 29th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past seven polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, January 29th, 2018

1. Amherst College

20-0, 6-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

19-1, 5-1 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Tufts University

18-2, 6-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

15-3, 9-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

16-3, 10-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 6

6. Smith College

15-4, 8-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 9

7. Saint Joseph’s (Maine)

17-1, 9-0 GNAC

Last Week: No. 8 

8. Univ. of New England

13-5, 9-2 CCC

Last Week: 7

9. Springfield College

15-5, 9-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: 10

10. Middlebury College

14-5, 4-2 NESCAC

Last Week: 5

On The Rise: Babson College (13-6, 9-2 NEWMAC), Brandeis University (11-6, 3-4 UAA), Castleton University (15-3, 11-1 NAC), Conn. College. (12-6, 3-4 NESCAC), UMass Boston (17-2, 8-1 LEC) and Wesleyan University (13-6, 3-4 NESCAC).