The Middlebury College men’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a 68-66 win over Curry before a capacity crowd of 1,200 in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (23-3) will travel to Cortland, an 85-59 winner over Elms, in a second-round game on Saturday. Middlebury’s junior Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) became the third Panther this season and the 19th all-time to surpass the 1,000-point mark, now owning 1,010 points.
Bowdoin won its third NESCAC Championship and first since ’04 with a 2-1 victory over Middlebury in Kenyon Arena. The Polar Bears (21-4-2) earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament while the Panthers have earned an at-large bid. Middlebury will travel to Norwich to face their in-state foes on Saturday, March 9th.
The Middlebury College men's hockey team saw its season come to an end with a 4-2 loss in the NESCAC semifinals at Bowdoin. Danny Palumbo scored a pair of first-period goals to lead Bowdoin to the win on Saturday afternoon at Watson Arena. The fifth-seeded Panthers end their season with a mark of 13-11-2.
The Panther indoor track teams were in action on Saturday, competing at the ECAC Championships hosted by N.Y. Armory and the Tufts Last Chance meet. Middlebury broke two school records over the weekend, with athletes looking to qualify for the NCAA Championships.
Two Middlebury College women’s divers competed at the NCAA Division III Diving Regional this weekend at Springfield College. Junior Colleen Harper (Evanston, Ill.) earned a bid to nationals, recording sixth and 13th-place finishes, while senior Hannah King (Paget, Bermuda) posted ninth and 20th-place finishes at the event.