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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Feb. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Happy Friday, everyone!

Welcome to our FINAL 10 Games to Watch for the 2018-19 season – crazy how fast the time goes! Let’s go out in style with some great picks before we dive into conference tournament coverage.

Last week, we picked seven of ten games correctly to bump our overall record to 59-31. 


Lesley University at New England College (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Pilgrims established a new program-record for consecutive wins (10) one week ago with a 112-97 victory over Becker College. Look for their winning streak to continue on Saturday before they head into the NECC Tournament as the team to beat. PREDICTION: New England College 

Wheaton College at Clark University (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: Look for the Cougars to deliver coach Paul Phillips his final win before he heads into retirement. PREDICTION: Clark University 

Maine Maritime at Thomas College (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Terriers beat Maine Maritime at home one week ago before capping their 2018-19 slate with a 90-76 win over UMaine-Farmington. Look for Thomas to find a way past the Mariners and advance to the NAC semifinals next Friday. PREDICTION: Thomas College 

MIT at Coast Guard Academy (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: This a must-win for the Bears, who hope to clinch a spot in next week’s NEWMAC Tournament. MIT rebounded from a tough loss to Smith with a big win on Wednesday over Wheaton. A win for the Engineers would provide them with some additional momentum heading into the postseason. PREDICTION: MIT 

UMass Boston at Rhode Island College (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 1 p.m.: The Beacons suffered a heartbreaker the other evening with a one-point loss to UMass Dartmouth (60-59). Look for the Blue and White to bounce back on Saturday with an end of season victory before heading into the LEC Tournament. PREDICTION: UMass Boston 

Wheaton College at Smith College (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 2 p.m.: A win for the Pioneers would provide coach Lynn Hersey with her 200th win at Smith. Additionally, a victory would keep the Pioneers’ momentum going into the NEWMAC Tournament. PREDICTION: Smith College 

UMaine-Farmington at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (WBB) | February 16th at 2 p.m.: This is an enticing opening round NAC Tournament tilt between two teams that both beat each other earlier this winter. NVY-Lyndon may have some momentum heading into this win or go home clash, thanks to a pair of recent victories over SUNY Canton and Northern Vermont-Johnson. PREDICTION: Northern Vermont Univ.-Lyndon 

Babson at WPI (WBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 3 p.m.: The Beavers clinched a share of the NEWMAC crown earlier this week with a 62-40 win over Wellesley College. WPI needs to win to keep their postseason hopes alive, so this is a playoff game for the Engineers. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Eastern Connecticut at Keene State (MBB) | Saturday, February 16th at 3 p.m.: The Owls soar into their final contest of the season as one of the hottest teams in New England. Keene State has won nine-straight and needs this win to keep their momentum going into the LEC Tournament next week. PREDICTION: Keene State 


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D3Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 11th-13th)

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Kylie Gallagher and the MIT women’s basketball team will look to continue their current momentum on Saturday when they visit Springfield College. (PHOTO COURTESY: DSPics.com)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Another weekend has officially arrived, which means it is time for a brand new edition of Noontime Sports‘ 10 Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops.

Last week, we went 7-3 to bump our overall record to 28-12 overall (the week before we went 9-1, so let’s see if we can match it!).

As always, make sure to stay connected with @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter for news, scores and more!

 


Trinity College at Bowdoin College (WBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: This is a good test for the Bantams, who enter tonight’s clash at 11-2 overall. Trinity struggled it seemed against Amherst College last week, so it will be interesting to see how they do against the Polar Bears on the road. PREDICTION: Bowdoin 

Bates College at Middlebury College (WBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: The Panthers look to bounce back from a non-conference setback earlier this week against Westfield State. As for the Bobcats, they should provide challenges on both ends of the court for these Panthers, so look for Middlebury to win this game by two or three points. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Williams College at Tufts University (MBB) | Friday, Jan. 11th at 7 p.m.: The Ephs arrive in Medford as the region’s best team. But can they continue their current momentum against a Jumbos squad, which looked pretty good earlier this week against UMass Boston? PREDICTION: Tufts University 

MIT at Springfield College (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 1 p.m. : The Engineers have won eight-straight contest dating back to last month. They went on the road last week and scored an important league win over Smith College. We expect the same result this week against the Pride in Springfield. PREDICTION: MIT 

Rhode Island College at UMass Boston (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 1 p.m.: Since falling to Bridgewater State earlier this month, the Beacons have been unstoppable, winning three-straight, including a pair of conference meetings against Plymouth State and UMass Dartmouth. Their momentum should certainly continue on Saturday in Boston. PREDICTION: UMass Boston 

Emerson College at Springfield College (MBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: The Lions have won three-straight, including a recent 84-65 win over MIT. Look for the Lions to make it four-straight on the road with a win in Springfield. PREDICTION: Emerson College 

Westfield State at Bridgewater State (WBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: The Owls scored an impressive win over Middlebury College earlier this week and should find a way to beat the Bears, who enter Saturday’s meeting on a three-game winning streak. PREDICTION: Westfield State 

Plymouth State at Western Conn. (MBB) | Saturday, Jan. 12th at 3 p.m.: Both teams will look to bounce back from recent conference setbacks with the edge going to the Colonials of Western Connecticut being at home. PREDICTION: Western Conn. 

Brandies University at Case Western (MBB) | Sunday, Jan. 13th at 12 p.m.: The Judges will look to bounce back from a recent setback to Amherst on Friday when they visit Carnegie Mellon. Two days later, they will look to cap the weekend with a win over the Spartans. PREDICTION: Brandeis University

Colby College at Trinity College (MBB) | Sunday, Jan. 13th at 2 p.m.: The Mules are one of our teams to watch going forward, and should find a way to top the Bantams on the road. PREDICTION: Colby College 


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

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another week of New England D3 men’s basketball is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Williams College in the top spot followed the second-straight week followed by Nichols College and Hamilton College.

Movers: WPI was our biggest mover as the Engineers moved into the top five after picking-up their eighth-straight win. WPI has now won four road games after starting its 2018-19 campaign with four-straight home wins. The Engineers host Husson University on Sunday before enjoying a short break prior to their trip to Tampa, Florida.

Newcomers: We welcomed a pair of teams to this week’s poll, including Babson College, which has won four games this season against New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) teams. They recently defeated Amherst College, which is currently on the rise.

Additionally, Gordon College joined the poll after recently beating Colby College, which is one of a few teams to watch over the next few weeks and months. The Fighting Scots have also scored some impressive regional wins against Johnson & Wales and Salem State. They Blue and White are in action this week when they visit Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday and Framingham State on Friday.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Dec. 10th, 2018 

1. Williams College

9-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1 
2. Nichols College  8-0, 3-0 CCC Last Week: No. 2
3. Hamilton College 9-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
4. MIT  8-1, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 4
5. WPI 8-0, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
6. Endicott College 6-2, 1-1 CCC Last Week: No. 6
7. Middlebury College  6-2, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
8. Brandeis University 6-2, 0-0 UAA Last Week: No. 8 
9. Babson College 6-3, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: NR
10. Gordon College 8-1, 3-0 CCC Last Week: No. NR

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (8-3), Amherst College (6-1), Colby College (8-2), Eastern Conn. (6-2, 3-1), Keene State (5-3, 2-1), Rhode Island College (9-3, 2-2-) and Wheaton College (9-1)


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Dec. 3rd)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another week of New England D3 men’s basketball is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Bowdoin College in the top spot followed by Tufts University and Amherst College for the second consecutive week.

Additionally, our fourth (St. Joseph’s (Maine)) and fifth teams (Conn. College) remained in the same position for a second-straight week, while Middlebury College and UMass Dartmouth each moved-up.

Eastern Connecticut State and Trinity College became the newest members of this week’s polls – both squads have earned impressive wins to start their respective campaigns. The Bantams scored an impressive win over Stevens on Saturday and should continue their early season momentum this week against Coast Guard Academy and Johnson & Wales.

Trinity and Conn. College are set to meet on Saturday, December 8th in an enticing early season match-up. You can bet we will be keeping our eyes on this contest.

Finally, don’t sleep on Smith College, which scored its fifth win of the season on Saturday against Babson College, thanks to some impressive shooting, both inside and outside the half circle.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Dec. 3rd, 2018 

1. Bowdoin College

5-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Tufts University

6-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Amherst College 5-1, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine)  6-0, 0-0 GNAC  Last Week: No. 4
5. Conn. College 7-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
6. Middlebury College 6-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7
7. UMass Dartmouth  6-0, 0-0 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
8.  Eastern Conn. State  4-2, 0-0 LEC Last Week: NR
9. Trinity College  5-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: NR
10. Smith College 5-2, 1-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8

On The Rise: Emmanuel College (4-1), Hamilton College (7-0), Rhode Island College (7-1) and UMass Boston (5-1), 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Nov. 26th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another week of New England D3 men’s basketball is in the books, which means its time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Williams College in the top spot followed by Middlebury College and Hamilton College.

The Ephs, who were second in last week’s poll, capped their Thanksgiving Weekend with back-to-back wins over Manhattanville (85-73) and Yeshiva (85-64). Williams travels to Fitchburg State on Thursday before visiting Wesleyan University on Saturday.

Nichols College moved up two spots following impressive wins over Wesleyan and Trinity College. Marcos Echevarria led Nichols with a team-high 29 points in his team’s fourth win over Trinity, while Matt Morrow produced a double-double of 10 points and 11 rebounds. Both student-athletes will be players to watch this week as Nichols faces Salve Regina on Wednesday and fourth-ranked Endicott College on Saturday.

Finally, Eastern Connecticut joined this week’s poll, thanks to a current three-game winning streak, which includes wins over SUNY PotsdamConnecticut College and Wesleyan. The Warriors face Rhode Island College and UMass Boston this week.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 26th, 2018 

1. Williams College

5-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

2. Middlebury College

3-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

3. Hamilton College

5-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

4. Endicott College

4-1, 0-0 CCC

Last Week: No. 1 

5. Nichols College

4-0, 0-0 CCC

Last Week: No. 7 

6. MIT 

3-1, 0-0 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 5

7. Tufts University

2-1, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6 

8. WPI 

4-0, 0-0 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 8 

9. Amherst College

3-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 9 

10. Eastern Conn. 

3-1, 0-0 LEC

Last Week: NR 

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (4-2), Babson College (3-2), Rhode Island College (6-1) and UMass Boston (4-0)


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One 


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