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Noontime Basketball: 10 Games To Watch (Dec. 7-9)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Welcome to Friday, everyone – we made it!

Friday’s usually mean 10 Games to Watch on Noontime Sports, so let’s kick-off a brand new weekend with new slate of games we will be watching this weekend (Dec. 7-9).

Last Week: We finished 7-3, which isn’t bad, but we hold ourselves to high standards, so let’s see if we can improve on that mark this weekend and go 10-0! 


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Corey Sherman and the Brandeis Judges host Wesleyan in an important December clash on Saturday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Sportspix.com / Mike Broglio)

Men’s Basketball: Wesleyan Univ. at Brandeis University (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): The Judges’ starting five has been impressive this season, especially Collin Sawyer, Corey Sherman and Chandler Jones. Look for this trio to carry the Blue and White to an important non-conference win on Saturday. PREDICTION: Brandeis Univ. 

Men’s Basketball: WPI at Salem State (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): The Engineers scored a hard-fought win earlier this week against Framingham State, thanks to Jake Wisniewski‘s double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Look for the junior to carry the Red and White to their eighth win on Saturday. PREDICTION: WPI 

Men’s Basketball: Pine Manor at St. Joseph’s (Conn.) (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1p.m.): Since falling to Rhode Island College, the Blue Jays have won three-straight, including a 108-63 win over MCLA. Look for Jim Calhoun‘s squad to pick-up their sixth win of the season against the Gators. PREDICTION: St. Joseph’s (CT)

Men’s Basketball: UMass Boston at Western Conn. (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 3 p.m.): The Colonials scored an impressive win earlier this week over Eastern Connecticut, which should provide the Blue and Orange with enough momentum to slow down the Beacons. PREDICTION: Western Conn. 

Men’s Basketball: Trinity College at Anna Maria (Saturday, Dec. 9th | 2 p.m.): The Bantams will place twice this weekend, including Sunday when they visit Anna Maria. Trinity has won three-straight, including a 69-52 win over Springfield College. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

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MIT’s Taylor V’Dovec netted a season-best 22 points on Wednesday in her team’s win over WPI. (PHOTO COURTESY: Dave Silverman)

Fitchburg State at So. Vermont (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 12 p.m.): Daniel Nagle‘s Falcons almost defeated Suffolk University on Thursday, but fell short (the Falcons lost to the Rams, 74-71). Look for the Green and Gold to bounce back on Saturday. PREDICTION: Fitchburg State 

Conn. College at Trinity College (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): This one won’t count in the NESCAC standings, but it is a BIG one for both teams. The Bantams enter the game with some momentum, while Connecticut College will also enter the important clash with some momentum from a recent win over Roger Williams. PREDICTION: Conn. College 

Framingham State at Suffolk University (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): These two teams needed an extra session last season to determine a winner, so don’t be surprised if some extra basketball occurs on Saturday in Boston. PREDICTION: Suffolk Univ. 

Skidmore at Middlebury College (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 2 p.m.): The Panthers have certainly been a team to watch thus far and should continue their early season success  against the Thoroughbreds. Keep an eye on Middlebury’s Catherine Harrison in this match-up. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Emmanuel College at MIT (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 3 p.m.): Since falling to Amherst College last month, the Saints have appeared unstoppable, winning three-straight, including a 79-67 win over Connecticut College. They should certainly provide some challenges for the Engineers, who will need big games from Kara Holinski and Taylor V’Dovec to secure an important non-conference win. PREDICTION: MIT 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Nov. 19th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

A few New England D3 men’s basketball games have been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our second poll of the season, which finds Endicott College in the top spot followed by Williams College and Hamilton College.

The Gulls appear to be the team to beat (and watch) thus far following impressive wins over Babson College and MIT. Endicott erased an 18-point deficit on Sunday to beat the Beavers on the road, and seem to have some serious momentum heading into the week.

Keep an eye on MIT and Tufts University, which are scheduled to meet Tuesday in Cambridge. The Engineers rebounded from a difficult season-opening loss to the Gulls with a win over Eastern Nazarene, while the Jumbos enters the early week clash winners of two-straight.

Lastly, it appears if WPI has gained some early season momentum with wins over Albertus MagnusSUNY Potsdam and William Patterson.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Nov. 19th, 2018 

1. Endicott College

4-0, 0-0 CCC

2. Williams College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

3. Hamilton College

2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
4. Middlebury College 1-0, 0-0 NESCAC
5. MIT  1-1, 0-0 NEWMAC 
6.  Tufts University  2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
7.  Nichols College 2-0, 0-0 CCC
8. WPI 3-0, 0-0 NEWMAC
9. Amherst College  2-0, 0-0 NESCAC
10. Wesleyan University 2-0, 0-0 NESCAC

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (3-1), Coast Guard Academy (4-0), Salem State (2-2), Springfield College (2-2), St. Joseph’s Conn. (3-0) and UMass Boston (3-0) 


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