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


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

The 2018-19 New England Division III men’s basketball season officially concluded this past weekend with the NCAA finals and semifinals.

And with the season officially ending this past weekend, it is time to unveil our final New England D3 Top 10, which finds Nichols College in the top spot followed by Amherst College (second) and MIT (third).

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

1. Nichols College  28-3, 15-1 CCC Previously No. 2 
2. Amherst College 25-5, 7-3 NESCAC Previously No. 1
3. MIT  23-5, 12-2 NEWMAC Previously No. 4
4. Hamilton College 25-5, 7-3 NESCAC Previously No. 3
5. Williams College 23-7, 6-4 NESCAC Previously No. 6
6. Middlebury College 18-8, 7-3 NESCAC Previously No. 7 
7. Keene State 20-8, 13-3 LEC Previously No. 5
8. Gordon College 23-5, 13-3 CCC Previously No. 9 
9. Albertus Magnus 20-8, 9-2 GNAC Previously No. 8
10. Eastern Connecticut 20-7, 13-3 LEC Previously Not Ranked

On The Rise: Brandeis University, Emerson College, Saint Joseph’s (Conn.), Salem State, 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| Week 12|
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D3 Hoops: Brandeis Men’s Basketball Returns To Postseason

I4CwSboa_400x400By Matt Noonan | @MattyNoonz11

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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D3 Hoops: 10 Games to Watch (Feb. 1st-3rd)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Friday, New England D3 Hoops fans!

Also, happy February, too – we made it through January (rejoice!).

Let’s kickstart another busy weekend of hoops with our weekly 10 Games to Watch post, including our predictions, too.

Last week, we finished 9-1 – we probably should have picked Wheaton College over Clark University, but at least we provided the Lyons with some motivation (insert emoji here!). 

Heading into this weekend, we own a marvelous record of 48-22!

Tufts University at Amherst College (MBB) | Friday, February 1st at 7 p.m.: This is a must-win for the Jumbos, who remain locked in the sixth seed for the upcoming conference tournament. Tufts gained a major boost last Saturday with a win over Wesleyan University but needs to maintain its momentum against the Mammoths. PREDICTION: Amherst College 

Amherst College at Tufts University (WBB) | Friday, February 1st at 7 p.m.: Since falling to Bowdoin, the Jumbos have won seven-straight to gain some serious momentum heading into a very important game for both teams. Both Amherst and Tufts lost to Bowdoin so a win would most likely provide either the Mammoths or Jumbos with the second seed in the conference tournament. PREDICTION: Tufts University 

UMass Dartmouth at Eastern Connecticut (WBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 1 p.m.: The Corsairs have quietly enjoyed another successful season, which included a win over the Warriors a few weeks ago. If UMD wants to secure the top spot in the upcoming conference tournament then they must win this game. PREDICTION: UMass Dartmouth 

Saint Joseph’s (ME) at Emmanuel College (MBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 1 p.m.: The Saints seem destined to secure the top spot in their upcoming conference tournament, but this is a must win against a team that beat the Blue and Gold at the end of December. PREDICTION: Emmanuel College

Wentworth Inst. of Tech. at Endicott College (WBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 1 p.m.: The Gulls continue to be the team to beat in their conference – they have won 10 of 11 league tilts, including their last four. They outlasted the Leopards, 68-63, last month and should find a way to win on Saturday. PREDICTION: Endicott College 

Smith College at Wheaton College (WBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 1 p.m.: After scoring an exciting win over Springfield, the Pioneers will look to continue their momentum once again on the road. Smith hasn’t lost since falling to Middlebury in the middle of January. PREDICTION: Smith College 

Bridgewater State at Westfield State (WBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 2 p.m.: Days after falling to Worcester State, the Owls rebounded with an 87-62 win over MCLA. Westfield beat Bridgewater earlier this year and needs a win to keep pace with the Lancers for the top spot in the upcoming conference tournament.

Middlebury College at Colby College (MBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 3 p.m.: The Mules highlighted the final weekend of January with two big wins over Amherst College and Hamilton College. They face Williams on Friday, which won’t be an easy task, but this is a game they could perhaps steal away from the Panthers. PREDICTION: Colby College 

Worcester State at MCLA (MBB) | Saturday, February 2nd at 3 p.m.: The Lancers remain in the hunt for a top seed in their upcoming conference tournament, so a win over the Trailblazers to keep that dream alive is a must. PREDICTION: Worcester State 

Rochester at Brandeis University (MBB) | Sunday, February 3rd at 12 p.m.: The last time we picked against the Judges, they scored an exciting win over Chicago. This week – well, Sunday, to be exact – we will take the Blue and White in a close one against the Yellowjackets. PREDICTION: Brandeis University 

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 21st)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

We enter a new week with a bit of a change to our weekly New England D3 men’s basketball poll, which finds MIT in the top spot followed by Hamilton College (second) and Williams College (third). The Engineers secured the top spot after scoring some important conference wins over Babson College (seventh) and Springfield College.

Wesleyan University moved-up two spots to secure the fourth position, while Nichols College rounded out the top five. The Bison have rebounded for an early January setback to Gordon College (ninth) by winning five-straight.

This week, the Bison head to Endicott College for an important league tilt – they also take on Salve Regina this week, as well.

Amherst College and Middlebury College both scored wins over third-ranked Williams this week – maybe it is time to not sleep on the Mammoths and Panthers?

Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 21st, 2019 

1. MIT

15-2, 5-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
2. Hamilton College  15-1, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Williams College 15-2, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
4. Wesleyan University 13-4, 4-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
5. Nichols College  16-2, 8-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
6. Eastern Conn.  14-3, 8-1 LEC Last Week: No. 8 
7. Babson College  12-5, 5-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
8. Amherst College  13-2, 2-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Gordon College 16-2, 8-1 CCC Last Week: No. 2
10. Middlebury College  14-5, 3-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 

On The Rise: Brandeis University, Endicott College, UMass Dartmouth and WPI 

Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven

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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 18th-20th)

10 Games Jan 2019

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

A new weekend means a brand new edition of 10 Games to Watch, so let’s dish out some New England D3 basketball games to follow, watch or attend over the next few days.

Last week, we finished 7-3, which is not, but we know we can do better – we hold ourselves to high standards! Our overall record now for picks this winter is 35-15.

MCLA at Trinity College (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 5 p.m.): The Bantams have rebounded from a difficult setback one week ago against Bowdoin with back-to-back wins over Colby and Western New England. Look for their recent momentum to continue on Friday. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

SUNY Canton at Husson (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 7:30 p.m.): The Eagles should be fired-up for this one as a victory against the Kangaroos would provide coach Kissy Walker with her 500th win on the sidelines. PREDICTION: Husson University

Chicago at Brandeis University (MBB) | (Friday, Jan, 18th at 8 p.m.): The Maroons are one of the best teams in the Judges’ conference, so this will be a real test for Brandeis, which looks to win its 10th game of the season. PREDICTION: Chicago 

Babson College at Springfield College (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 10 a.m.): This could be a potential conference championship preview, so make sure to wake up early, grab your coffee and watch two talented teams compete for 40 minutes. PREDICTION: Springfield College 

Middlebury College at Williams College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 1 p.m.): Sometimes you need just a little home cooking. Look for the Ephs to bounce back from their initial loss earlier this week on the road in Amherst with a win over the Panthers in Williamstown on Saturday. PREDICTION: Williams 

Babson College at MIT (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): This is almost a must-win for the Engineers, who will attempt to derail the Beavers’ current momentum, which dates back to last month with a 74-65 win over Catholic. Look for a big game from Babson’s Brandon Jackson, who recorded a double-double earlier this week in his team’s sixth-straight win over Wheaton. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Saint Joseph’s (ME) at Johnson & Wales (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): Both teams need a win to keep pace with Emmanuel and Suffolk. PREDICTION: Johnson & Wales 

Tufts University at Bates College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After falling to Williams last Friday, the Jumbos bounced back with an impressive win over Middlebury. Will their momentum continue one week later up at Bates? We’ll find out! PREDICTION: Tufts University 

Bridgewater State at Framingham State (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After suffering a heartbreaker the other night to Westfield State, coach Walter Paschal‘s Rams should find a way to bounce back against the Bears of Bridgewater State. PREDICTION: Framingham State 

WPI at Clark University (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): This is a rivalry game, which should favor the Engineers once the final horn sounds. WPI has won three-straight since starting conference play with back-to-back losses to Babson and MIT. PREDICTION: WPI 

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