Noontime Sports D3 Women’s Basketball Preseason Top 10 Poll (Nov. 6th, 2018)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

A brand new season of New England D3 hoops is set to tip-off next week, which means its time to unveil our first Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 poll of the season.

Similar to last year, our poll will be produced every Monday throughout the season with the help of our Noontime Basketball committee, which is made-up of coaches, athletic communication offices and media members in the six New England states.

So, without further ado, here is our first poll of the 2018-19 season – welcome back, basketball!


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 6th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

2. Bowdoin College 

3. Tufts University 

4. St. Joseph’s Maine 

5. MIT 

6. UMass Dartmouth 

7. Smith College 

8. Middlebury College 

9. UMass Boston 

10. Brandeis University 

On The Rise: Babson College, Framingham State, Roger Williams, Springfield College, Wesleyan University, Westfield State, WPI and University of New England 


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D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Tuesday, Jan. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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 January 16th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past five 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 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

16-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Tufts University 

15-2, 3-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

11-3, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

11-3, 5-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 7

6. Conn. College

11-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6

7. Middlebury College

12-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 5

8. Univ. of New England

10-3, 6-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8

9. UMass Boston 

14-1, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 9

10. Brandeis University

9-4, 1-2 UAA

Last Week: NR

On The Rise: Babson College (11-5, 7-1 NEWMAC), Castleton University (11-2, 7-0 NAC), MIT (10-5, 6-2 NEWMAC), Saint Joseph’s (Maine) (13-1, 6-0 GNAC), Smith College (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC), Springfield College (12-5, 6-3), Williams College (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC) and WPI (12-4, 5-2 NEWMAC)

Weekend Watch: Games To Watch In New England D3 Hoops (Jan. 5-7th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s FRIDAY – wahoo! – but it is also quite cold outside, so make sure to head to one of these gyms this weekend to enjoy some quality New England Division III basketball!

As usual, make sure to stay connected with us on social media throughout the weekend for scores, news and more – and make sure to follow us on Twitter (@NoontimeSports and @MattNoonan11, too).


Weekend Watch: Games to Watch Jan. 5th-7th

(MBB) No. 11 Williams at No. 14 Wesleyan (Friday, Jan. 5th | 7 p.m.): Can Wesleyan make it two-straight against their Little Three rival? Keep an eye on Williams’ James Heskett, who could be the difference in this one. PICK: Wesleyan 

(MBB) Amherst at Trinity (Friday, Jan. 5th | 7 p.m.): The Mammoths will look to bounce back from an early week setback to Eastern Connecticut. Trinity enters the contest riding a five-game winning streak, which includes a recent victory over Keene State. PICK: Trinity 

(WBB) Conn. College at Middlebury (Friday, Jan. 5th | 7 p.m.): The Panthers have enjoyed a successful start to their 2017-18 campaign. Can they begin New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play with a win over the Camels? PICK: Middlebury 

(MBB) Wheaton at Springfield (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 1 p.m.): The Lyons began New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play with a six-point (79-73) win over Clark. Can they keep it rolling against a talented Springfield squad? Wheaton enters the contest riding a six-game winning streak. PICK: Wheaton 

(MBB) Albertus Magnus at Suffolk (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 1 p.m.): A five-game winning streak has these Rams thinking optimistically about the second half of their season. PICK: Suffolk 

(WBB) Brandeis at New York University (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 1 p.m.): Can these 8-2 Judges find a way past the Violets? Brandeis enters the conference clash riding a five-game winning streak. PICK: Brandeis 

(WBB) Castleton at Lyndon State (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 1 p.m.): A win for the Spartans would help them in their quest of eventually locking-up the top seed in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Tournament. PICK: Castleton 

(WBB) No. 4 Tufts at No. 11 Bowdoin (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 3 p.m.): An early NESCAC semifinal preview – maybe a finals preview? Tufts’ Melissa Baptista could be the difference in this contests. PICK: Tufts 

(MBB) Bowdoin at Tufts (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 3 p.m.): Can a Polar Bear outlast an Elephant or vice versa? Who knows, but this will be a good one to follow or attend.  PICK: Tufts 

(MBB) Salem State at Worcester State (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 3 p.m.): Can the Vikings win the re-match of last year’s Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament Championship? PICK: Salem State 

(MBB) Endicott at Wentworth (Saturday, Jan. 6th | 3 p.m.): An important Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) clash that will could eventually determine tournament seeding next month. PICK: Endicott  

(MBB) Hamilton at Trinity (Sunday, Jan. 7th | 2 p.m.): Who is going to slow down these  Continentals? Hamilton looks like the team to beat in the NESCAC this year. PICK: Hamilton 

D3 Hoops: Sawyer’s Game-Winning Trey Sends Brandeis Past Bates, 76-73

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

For the Brandies University men’s basketball team, Sunday’s dramatic win over Bates College could be the start of an exciting second half to their 2017-18 season.

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With less than a second remaining in the final session, Brandeis’ Colin Sawyer netted a game-winning triple with less than one second remaining to provide the visitors with an exciting 76-73 win.

The victory was the Judges’ third of the season and second in the month of December.

Bates, which dipped to 7-4 overall, was coming off an exciting 78-75 win on Friday over Babson College – the Bobcats did not need a game-winning trey to knock-off the defending champions, but instead a pair of freebies by Shawn Strickland with two seconds remaining.

Brandies led Bates, 32-23, at the break, but the Bobcats stormed back, outscoring the visitors overall thew final 20 minutes, 50-44.

Sawyer netted 12 points off the bench, including the game-winning three, while Lawrence Sabir and Chandler Jones netted 18 points, respectively. Tom Coyne of Bates led all players with 24 points – he was 10 of 20 from the field and three of nine from beyond the arc.

VIDEO COURTESY: The game-winning basket video as seen above is courtesy Bates College Athletics

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Dec. 11th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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, December 11th.

This week’s poll – similar to the past three 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, December 11th, 2017 

1. Tufts University 

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Amherst College 

7-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Bowdoin College 

9-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. Roger Williams 

8-2, 2-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8 

5. Univ. of New Eng.

7-2, 3-0 CCC

Last Week: No. 6 

6. Brandeis University

6-2, 0-0 UAA

Last Week: NR

7. UMass Dartmouth 

6-2, 2-0 LEC

Last Week: NR

8. Conn. College 

6-2, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

9. Middlebury College

8-1, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 5

10. Hamilton College 

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: NR

ON THE RISE: Babson College (5-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), Castleton University (9-0, 5-0 NAC), MIT (4-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), Smith College (6-2, 2-1 NEWMAC), Springfield College (6-2, 3-0 NEWMAC), St. Joseph’s (Maine) (7-1, 2-0 GNAC), Trinity College (7-1, 0-0 NESCAC), UMass Boston (8-1, 2-0 LEC), Wesleyan University (6-2, 0-0 NESCAC) and Williams College (6-3, 0-0 NESCAC).