2006-07 Men's Basketball News

  • Amherst Wins 2007 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
    March 17, 2007
    SALEM, Va. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team faced defending national champion Virginia-Wesleyan College in the 2007 NCAA Division III National Championship game this evening at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, VA. Amherst made free throws down the stretch to seal the program’s first national title with an 80-67 win.
  • Amherst Moves Past Wooster, 67-60, in NCAA Men's Basketball Semifinals
    March 16, 2007
    SALEM, Va. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team faced a tough squad from The College of Wooster this evening in the National Semifinal game at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va. Amherst came away with the 67-60 victory, sealing the program’s first-ever shot at a national title.
  • Amherst Tops Rhode Island College, Headed to Salem for Second-Straight Year
    March 10, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team is heading to Salem, Va. for its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship, as the Lord Jeffs defeated Rhode Island College, 81-69, in front of a packed LeFrak Gymnasium. Amherst will face The College of Wooster Friday, Mar. 16 at either 6 p.m. or 8 p.m. with a trip to the championship game on the line.
  • Amherst Takes Stevens Tech 97-74 in NCAA Men's Basketball
    March 09, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team is one win away from a second consecutive trip to Salem, VA and back-to-back Final Fours after a 97-74 win over visiting Stevens Institute of Technology. In the earlier Sectional Semifinal Rhode Island College completed a come-from-behind win over their conference rival Keene State, to advance to tomorrow night’s Sectional Final against Amherst. The two teams squared off on Jan. 30 at R.I.C., with Amherst winning that match-up 62-48.
  • Amherst Earns 87-70 Victory Over Widener in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament
    March 03, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team escaped the second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament unharmed, as the Lord Jeffs took down visiting Widener University 87-70 to advance to the “Round of 16.” Amherst junior center Kevin Hopkins (Greenfield Center, N.Y.) stole the show, leading all scorers with 24 points in just 22 minutes of action.
  • Brandeis Upends Trinity in Overtime in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, 77-70
    March 02, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior forward Steven DeLuca (Merrimack, N.H.) scored a game-high 24 points, including 10 in overtime, to lead the Brandeis University Judges to a 77-70 win over the Trinity College Bantams in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this evening at Rhode Island College. Trinity, ranked No. 20 in the nation, closes the season with a 21-5 record, while the Judges improve to 20-6.
  • Williams Falls to Brockport St. in First Round of NCAA Tournament, 74-66
    March 02, 2007
    CANTON, N.Y. - Brockport State had five players score in double figures Friday night as it eliminated the Williams College men's basketball team from the NCAA Tournament with a 74-66 first round decision at St. Lawrence University.
  • 2007 NESCAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams Announced
    February 28, 2007
    HADLEY, Mass. - Spurred by a record-setting year, Amherst junior guard Andrew Olson (San Diego, Calif.) has been named the 2007 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as determined by the conference coaches. Olson helped the Lord Jeffs earn 23 consecutive victories this season, the most in program history, along with a 25-2 overall record and a first place finish in the NESCAC standings. Olson is the third Amherst player to receive the conference’s top honor in the last five years and the first guard to come away with the award since Trinity’s Colin Tabb earned the honor in 2002.
  • Williams Claims 2007 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship with 70-69 Victory
    February 25, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – Less than 24 hours after upending second-seeded Trinity College in a grueling back-and-forth semifinal match-up, the Williams College men’s basketball team dug itself out of a deep hole early in the championship game to storm back to win the 2007 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship, its third NESCAC title overall, defeating archrival Amherst College 70-69 in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Advances to Men's Basketball Championship with 82-55 Win
    February 24, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – The top-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team defeated fifth-seeded Colby College 82-55 to advance to its seventh NESCAC Championship game in as many years.
  • Williams Advances to Championship with 91-89 Win Over Trinity
    February 24, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – In the second semifinal game, third-seeded Williams College upset second-seeded Trinity College 91-89 to advance to its first championship game since 2004. This will be the third time the Lord Jeffs and Ephs pair up in the finals.
  • Amherst in Search of Third-Straight Men's Basketball Crown
    February 20, 2007
    HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst College, the two-time defending NESCAC Men’s Basketball Champions, will look to add a fifth NESCAC title to its collection this weekend when the Lord Jeffs host the final rounds of the 2007 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championship at LeFrak Gymnasium in Amherst, Mass. The semifinals begin on Saturday, Feb, 24 with top-seeded Amherst taking on fifth-seeded Colby at 2:00 p.m., followed shortly afterwards by second-seeded Trinity facing third-seeded Williams at 4:00 p.m. The 2007 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championship concludes with the final on Sunday, Feb. 26 at 12:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday’s semifinals and Sunday’s championship are $5 for adults and $2 for students.
  • Amherst Survives Bates in Men's Basketball Quarterfinals, 72-68
    February 17, 2007
    AMHERST, Mass. – The top-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team edged out eighth-seeded Bates College 72-68 in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Championship at LeFrak Gymnasium. The visiting Bobcats led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Lord Jeffs used the opening five minutes of the second half to regain control of the game and take a lead they would not surrender.
  • Trinity Earns 77-67 Victory Over Bowdoin in Men's Basketball Quarterfinals
    February 17, 2007
    HARTFORD, Conn. – Junior center Russ Martin (East Longmeadow, Mass.) had a team-high 16 points and eight rebounds to lead the Trinity College Bantams to a 77-67 win over the visiting Bowdoin College Polar Bears in the quarterfinal round of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this afternoon at Oosting Gymnasium. Trinity improves to 21-3 and will face Williams College, which downed Tufts, 84-72, in its quarterfinal game today, in the tourney semifinals on Saturday, February 24 at Amherst College. The finals of the tournament will be Sunday, February 25 at Amherst. Amherst and Colby College will play in the semifinal game next Saturday.
  • Williams Moves Past Tufts, 84-72, in Men's Basketball Quarterfinals
    February 17, 2007
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – No. 3 Williams (14-11, 6-3 NESCAC) earned an 84-72 victory over No. 6 Tufts (15-10, 5-4 NESCAC) in the 2007 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship quarterfinals at home on Saturday afternoon. For the first time since the 2003-04 season, Williams is headed to the NESCAC semifinals.
  • Colby Outlasts Middlebury in Overtime, 91-79, in Men's Basketball Quarterfinals
    February 17, 2007
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Colby (15-10) advanced to the NESCAC semifinal round with a 91-79 overtime win at Middlebury (15-10). The Mules outscored the Panthers 19-7 in overtime, behind 11 of 13 foul shooting, while Middlebury went 3-12 from the floor.
  • NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship Field Set
    February 10, 2007
    HADLEY, Mass. - Amherst College, the two-time defending NESCAC Men’s Basketball Champions, will begin its quest for a fifth NESCAC title when the quarterfinals of the 2007 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championship kick off on Saturday, Feb. 17, at the top four seeds. Amherst, the number-one seed for the third-consecutive year, will host a first round matchup along with Trinity, Williams and Middlebury, as the Panthers’ earned the right to host a quarterfinal game for the first time in tournament history this year.