D3Hoops: New England Women’s Basketball Top 10 Preseason Poll (Weds., Nov. 8th)


By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

It’s officially basketball season here in New England, which means it is time to unveil this week’s first Noontime Sports New England Division III women’s basketball poll.

  1. Tufts University 
  2. Amherst College 
  3. Bowdoin College 
  4. UMass Dartmouth 
  5. Babson College 
  6. University of New England 
  7. Keene State 
  8. Westfield State 
  9. St. Joseph’s (Maine)
  10. Husson University 

On the rise: Eastern Connecticut, Emmanuel, Endicott, Johnson and Wales, MIT, Regis, Roger Williams, Western New England and WPI.

Noontime Sports The Podcast: Episode 22 (Howard Herman | Berkshire Eagle)


By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

In anticipation of this week’s NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball semifinals and finals, Noontime Sports the Podcast welcomed back Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle to preview and predict the various outcomes of this week’s contests.

Babson College and Williams College each advanced to the men’s semifinals, while Amherst College and Tufts University secured spots in the women’s semifinals.

Men’s Division III Basketball Bracket

Women’s Division III Basketball Bracket

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Mass. College Hoops: NCAA D3 First Round Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

The first-round of the NCAA Division 3 tournament begins this weekend with a slew of local squads competing in it. Below is their first-round contest and time. Make sure to check back this evening for a roundup.

Men’s Basketball: 

* MIT @ Plattsburgh State, 7:30 p.m.

* Bridgewater State @ Cabrini, 7:30 p.m.

* WPI vs. Albertus Magnus @ Purchase, N.Y., 5:30 p.m.

* Mitchell @ Williams, 8 p.m.

* Babson vs. Gordon @ Williamstown, 6 p.m.

* Springfield vs. Mary Washington @ Ashland, VA, 5:30 p.m.

Women’s Basketball:

* Regis College @ Montclair State, 7 p.m.

* Bridgewater State @ Scranton, 7 p.m.

* Williams vs. Vassar @ Scranton, PA, 5 p.m.

* St. Joe’s (ME) @ Tufts, 6 p.m.

* Springfield vs. Amherst @ Oneonta, N.Y., 5 p.m.