Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Year for the '05-'06 season. Rudin helped lead the Panthers to a 7-0 start this season for the first time since the inaugural year of the program in 1917-18.
The Middlebury College men's basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 78-64 loss at Colby. The Panthers finish the season at 12-12 overall.
Bowdoin held off a late Middlebury rally to take a key 58-56 NESCAC victory over the Panthers on Friday evening. The Polar Bears clinch a playoff berth with the victory, while Middlebury wraps up its season tomorrow at Colby.
Kris Gibbs-Smith scored 33 points on 13 of 16 shooting to lead visiting Plattsburgh to an 86-76 win over Middlebury. The Panthers return to action this weekend when they travel to Bowdoin and Colby to wrap up the regular season.
Tenth-ranked Amherst pulled away from Middlebury in the first half to win 86-78 at Pepin Gym this afternoon. Both teams shot above 50 percent from the floor, but the Jeffs controlled the backboards garnering a 40-29 advantage in rebounds. Amherst improves to 19-2, (6-1 NESCAC) as Middlebury falls to 12-9 (1-6). The Panthers return to action for their final home regular season game against Plattsburgh Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.
Trinity's Tyler Rhoten, the NESCAC's leading scorer, helped the Bantams fend off a Middlebury surge late in the second half to preserve a 79-68 win at Pepin Gym. The Panthers will look to bounce back tomorrow against fifth-ranked Amherst tomorrow at 3 p.m. at Pepin Gym while the Bantams head to Williams on Saturday.
The Middlebury men's basketball team suffered a 65-61 NESCAC road loss at Williams on Saturday. The Panthers shot just .324 from the floor and 4 of 20 from behind the arc, but were in the game until the final buzzer.
Middlebury had little trouble at Green Mountain as they handed the winless Eagles a 94-37 defeat. The Panthers closed the first half on a 20-2 run to take a 54-20 lead into the intermission.
The Panthers dropped their second straight game as the men's basketball team fell 80-63 at Tufts in NESCAC play. Middlebury shot just 28 percent from the floor, with Tufts holding a 57-44 advantage on the boards.
Middlebury dropped to 11-5 and 1-2 in NESCAC play as they suffered a 69-47 loss at Bates. The Bobcats controlled the boards, holding a 43-28 advantage on the night.
Middlebury improved to 11-4 overall and 1-1 in NESCAC play as they defeated Wesleyan (6-8, 0-2) 82-72 in the Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action next weekend at Bates and Tufts.
Connecticut College took its only lead of the game when Jeff Young knocked down a pair of free throws with five seconds left, boosting the Camels a 68-67 win over Middlebury in the NESCAC opener for both teams.
The Middlebury men's basketball team moved to 10-3 on the season as they defeated Colby-Sawyer 79-74 in the Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action this Friday and Saturday when they host Connecticut College and Wesleyan in the opening weekend of NESCAC play.
Middlebury moved to 9-3 on the year with a 61-50 win over the University of New England in the first ever meeting between the two teams. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday when they play the second game of a double header at 7:30 p.m. against Colby-Sawyer in the Pepin Gym.
The Middlebury College men's basketball team improved to 8-3 overall as they picked up a 64-48 road win at Skidmore.
Norwich held Middlebury to just .207 shooting from the floor in the first half, and .306 in the game as the Cadets picked up a 76-59 road win at Middlebury.
Middlebury opened up its second semester with a road loss to an 8-1 Plymouth State team. The Panthers fall to 7-2 on the season.
12/10/05 - Middlebury saw its seven-game winning streak to start the season come to an end as they fell to Hamilton (7-0), 92-84. The game was played before a crowd of 825 fans at the Pepin Gym, that saw the Panthers end their semester at 7-1.
12/8/05 - Middlebury tied the school record for its best ever start as they moved to 7-0 with a convincing 81-57 win at <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Johnson State. The seven straight wins to open the season equal the effort of the 1917-18 squad, which finished the season at 7-0. The Panther will try to break the mark when they host undefeated Hamilton on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
12/6/05 - Middlebury earned another victory as they picked a 69-65 road win at Rensselaer. The Panthers move to 6-0 and improve on their best start since the 1917-18 team finished at 7-0.
12/3/05 - The Middlebury College men's basketball team improved to 5-0 on the season with a 68-64 win over <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Union (2-1). With the win, the Panthers are now 5-0 for the first time since the team's inaugural season in 1917-18.
12/2/05 - Middlebury moved to 4-0 for the first time since the 1944-45 season, with a 76-62 road win over Southern Vermont. The Panthers return to action when they host Union on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
11/29/05 - Middlebury placed five players in double figures with an 88-63 win over Castleton State in the Pepin Gym. The Panthers broke open a tight game in the second half with a 21-1 run to take a commanding 62-39 lead with 11:58 remaining. Middlebury shot well from the floor, connecting on .516 percent of its shots, while forcing 23 Castleton turnovers.
11/27/05 - Middlebury's Mike Walsh scored in the paint with 35 seconds remaining, giving Middlebury a 68-66 lead over St. Lawrence which they would not relinquish. The Panthers move to 2-0 on the season, while the Saints fall to 1-3.
11/22/05 - Middlebury won its season-opener as they earned a 74-57 win at St. Joseph's of Vermont. The Panthers opened the game on a 15-2 run, sparked by seven points from Evan Thompson. St. Joseph's hung tough and trailed 34-23 at the half. Middlebury extended its lead to 13 in the second half before a 7-2 run cut the lead to six with 11:04 left to play. The Panthers slowly increased their lead, leading by 10 or more for the remainder of the game.