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.

Mass. College Hoops: Babson Falls To Augustana In NCAA D3 Semifinals

By Matt Noonan 

Augustana College used a 19-1 run during the final minutes of the second half as the Vikings defeated Babson College in the 2015 NCAA Division III semifinals at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia.

The Vikings will play for the title tomorrow evening against the winner of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and Virginia Wesleyan.

Babson’s Joey Flannery paced the Beavers and all scorers with a game-high 27 points, while chipping in six rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. David Mack added eight points and pulled down three defensive boards, John Wickey registered three points, five rebounds, four assists and one block and Sam Bohmiller finished with five points and one steal.

Hunter Hill led the Vikings with 18 points, while chipping in four caroms and four assists. Nic Hoepfner stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, three rebounds, two assists and two blocks, while Griffin Pils netted 10 points.

As a team, Augustana converted 17-of-22 free throws. They also sank 23-of-54 shots and drilled five three-pointers. Babson finished 18-of-45 from the floor and was 10-for-15 from the stripe.

Babson overcame a 32-19 deficit at the break with a 22-9 run, which was sparked by back-to-back layups from Flannery and Wickey. Bradley Jacks capped the run with a jumper that evened the score at 41-41 with 9:00 remaining in the second stanza.

Both teams swapped baskets over the next few minutes before a trifecta from Hill pushed the Vikings ahead for good.

The setback snapped Babson’s 17-game winning streak, which featured back-to-back New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinal and championship victories against MIT and Springfield. The Green and White went onto earn four straight NCAA Tournament victories, including a come-from-behind win last Saturday against Trinity College in the Sectional Finals.

Babson closes its season with a 29-3 record, their best season in program history. Friday’s semifinal contest was their first-ever in program history.

Daily Noontime – April 14, 2011

Happy Thursday to everyone! It should be another great day, as usual, so get excited and enjoy today’s Daily Noontime for April 14, 2011!

Headlines:

* Apparently the NFL has gotten a memo and is now considering slashing rookie contracts, which is a great decision.

* Los Angles Lakers Kobe Bryant will owe the NBA a lot of money for an “offensive and inexcusable” slur.

* Former USC quarterback Matt Leinart wants another shot as a NFL starting quarterback, but the question is does any team want him?

* How would UConn fans feel if Kemba Walker became a member of the New York Knicks?

* Any college student would probably like what BYU is telling Jimmer Fredette, don’t attend class.

* In the end, Barry Bonds was found guilty, but where do things go from here?

Games to Watch:

* Minnesota at Tampa Bay (MLB) – 6:40pm eastern

* Montreal at Boston (NHL PLayoffs) – 7:00pm eastern

* Buffalo at Philadelphia (NHL Playoffs) – 7:30pm eastern

* Los Angles Kings at San Jose (NHL Playoffs) – 10:00pm eastern

Video of the Day:

Golf and Hockey, hmm…. not sure if they go together?



Wheelock College vs. Southern Vermont (12/7/10)

Noontime Sports was in attendance for two intriguing NCAA Division III/NECC College Basketball games on Tuesday December 7, 2010, which featured Wheelock College vs. Southern Vermont (both men’s and women’s). Here is our reports from the game.

Wheelock College vs. Southern Vermont (NECC/Women’s Basketball):

 

Wheelock College vs. Southern Vermont (NECC/Men’s Basketball):