Middlebury College men's basketball player Andrew Harris (Waterbury Center, Vt.) has been selected to play in the New England Division III Senior Men's Basketball All-Star game. The contest will take place on Sunday, April 13 (3:00 p.m.), at Babson College, with all proceeds benefiting the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign.
The Middlebury men's basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to an end as they fell 56-43 at the University of Rochester in an NCAA Tournament first-round game. The Panthers, who were making their first NCAA Tournament appearance, end the season with a school-record 19 wins and eight losses. The Yellowjackets (21-5) are making their 12th NCAA Tourney appearance, and will take on Penn. State-Behrend in the regional final on Saturday.
Middlebury College men's basketball player Aaron Smith (W. Hartford, Conn.) has earned second-team All-NESCAC honors. The junior forward helped lead the Panthers to their first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance this season, as the Panthers travel to Rochester this weekend. Middlebury has also set a school record with 19 wins this season, against just seven losses, six to NCAA Tournament teams.
The Middlebury men's basketball team will makes its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday, March 7th at the University of Rochester. The Panthers will take on the host school, while Farmingdale State meets Penn St.-Behrend in the other contest. The winners will meet in a regional final on Saturday. Tickets are priced at $6 for general admission, $3 for students with ID, senior citizens, and children.
Trinity closed the game on a 15-3 run as the Bantams picked up a 72-63 win over Middlebury in a NESCAC semifinal game played at Amherst. The Panthers move to 19-7 on the season and will have a shot of an NCAA at-large bid when the pairings are announced on Monday. Middlebury was making its first appearance in the semifinal round of the tournament, boasting a school-record 19 wins.
The Middlebury men's basketball team will make its first trip to the NESCAC Championship weekend on March 1st and 2nd at Amherst. The Panthers will take on Trinity on Saturday at 8:00 p.m., while the host school meets Bowdoin at 6:00 p.m. The NESCAC Championship game will take place on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Amherst is also the host site for the women's championship the same weekend.
Middlebury out-scored Williams 36-5 in the final 11:33 of the second half as the Panthers picked up their first-ever NESCAC Tournament victory with a 96-59 thumping of the Ephs. The Panthers placed six players in double figures, shot an impressive .583 from the floor and never trailed in the game. Middlebury advances to the NESCAC semifinals next weekend at Amherst and will take on Trinity at 8:00 p.m., while Bowdoin meets the host school in the other contest at 6:00 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2:30. Middlebury improves on its school record with its 19th win of the year, against just six losses, while Williams ends its season with a 17-8 mark.
For the second consecutive season, the Middlebury College men's basketball team will host a NESCAC Tournament quarterfinal game when Williams visits Pepin Gym on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00 p.m. The third-seeded Panthers will meet the sixth-seeded Ephs in one of four NESCAC quarterfinals contests taking place that afternoon.
Middlebury wrapped up its regular season with a 93-86 loss to Connecticut College. The Panthers have earned the third seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and will host #6 Williams next Saturday in a first-round contest in Pepin Gym. The Camels have also secured a spot in the tournament and will be the seventh seed and visit #2 Trinity next Saturday. Middlebury moves to 18-6 overall and finishes NESCAC play with a 6-3 mark, while Connecticut College is now 17-7 with a 4-5 mark in league play. The Camels shot a remarkable 82 percent from the floor in the second half.
Middlebury set a school record with its 18th win of the season, as the Panthers (18-5) picked up a 75-71 win over Wesleyan (8-15) in Pepin Gym. With the win, Middlebury guarantees itself a first-round home game when the NESCAC Tournament begins next Saturday. The Panthers wrap-up their regular season when they host Connecticut College on Saturday, while the Cardinals play at Williams.
Middlebury College men's basketball player Andrew Harris (Waterbury Center, Vt.) has been named a District I Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). The senior is a molecular biology/biochemistry major at Middlebury, earning a spot on the first team for the second consecutive year. He will now be placed on a national ballot, with the team being named on February 27th.
Middlebury College men's basketball player Aaron Smith (W. Hartford, Conn.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Smith averaged 18.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while shooting 53.7 percent from the floor (22-for-41) during a 2-1 week for the Panthers. Smith started the week with a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds in a setback to 14th-ranked Plattsburgh St. on Tuesday evening, then contributed another 16 points and 14 boards in a road win at Tufts on Friday. He closed out the week on Saturday with a game-high 23 points on 10-of-13 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds in a victory at Bates. Saturday's win over the Bobcats, the 17th this season for the Panthers, tied the program record.
Middlebury (17-5, 5-2) tied the school record for wins with their 17th of the season as the Panthers picked up a 92-71 road win at Bates (15-6, 4-3). The visiting Panthers shot 57.1 percent from the field, including 64.3% from behind the three-point arc, while snapping Bates' six-game win streak with a 92-71 NESCAC victory at Alumni Gymnasium. It was the highest point total allowed by Bates since Feb. 28, 2004.
Ben Rudin scored 17 points and classmate Aaron Smith added 16 points and 14 rebounds as Middlebury stayed a step ahead of Tufts University all night for an 85-76 NESCAC victory on Friday at Cousens Gymnasium. Middlebury reaches the 16 win plateau for the first time since the 1974-75 season.
Plattsburgh came from 22 points down as the 14th ranked Cardinals earned a 78-74 road win at Middlebury (15-5). The Cardinals (18-2) shot a red-hot 71 percent from the floor in the second half to earn the victory. Plattsburgh went 19 of 25 from the free throw line, while Middlebury held a 39-29 edge on the boards.
Middlebury earned its first win at Williams since a 78-65 overtime victory in '89 as the Panthers won a 63-60 hard-fought contest. The Ephs fell to 15-5, 2-3 in the league, while Middlebury improves to 15-4, 3-2 in NESCAC play.
Aaron Smith poured in 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds on 11 of 15 shooting to lead Middlebury to a 107-79 road win at Southern Vermont. Adding to Smith's efforts on the night was Andrew Locke, who came off the bench and pumped home 17 points in 15 minutes of action. Mike Walsh scored 12 points in the win, while Kyle Dudley and Ben Rudin (7 assists) added 10 points apiece. The Panthers shot 55 percent from the floor in the win.
Trinity held off a last minute charge by Middlebury to escape with a 74-71 win in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (13-4, 2-2) connected on just 32 percent of their shots in the second half and went 4 of 16 from behind the arc in the game. The Bantams (14-4, 3-1) overcame 18 turnovers forced by the Middlebury defense and converted 15 of 19 free throws on the afternoon.
Amherst (14-2, 3-0) shot 49 percent from the floor and put four players in double-figures as they earned an 83-66 NESCAC road win at Middlebury (13-3, 2-1). The win is the eighth straight for the Jeffs, who return to action at Williams on Saturday. The Panthers see their five-game winning streak come to an end, as they host Trinity on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Defending national champion Amherst entered the game ranked third nationally, as they topped the Panthers before a crowd of 955 in Pepin Gym.
Middlebury completed a weekend sweep in Maine, defeating Bowdoin 69-52 in NESCAC action on Saturday. The Panthers, who defeated Colby Friday evening, improve to 13-2 (2-0 NESCAC) while Bowdoin (13-3, 1-1) sees their program-record nine-game winning streak come to end.
Ashton Coghlan scored 19 points off the bench to lift Middlebury to a 65-60 win at Colby in the NESCAC opener for both teams. The Panthers improve to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the conference heading into Saturday's road game at Bowdoin. Colby falls to 9-6 overall and 0-1 in the league.
Middlebury moved to 11-2 on the season with a 93-76 victory at Johnson State College on Tuesday behind a career-high 28 points from Kyle Dudley. The junior went 10-14 from the floor, including 6-7 from 3-point range, to give the Panthers the offensive boost.
Andrew Harris and Tim Edwards netted 20 points apiece to lead Middlebury to a 64-53 win over Colby-Sawyer (5-5) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers are idle for a week, when the visit Johnson next Tuesday, while the Chargers travel to Regis Saturday.
Middleburyimproved to 9-2 on the season as they earned a 71-52 road victory at Skidmore. The Panthers held a 50-36 advantage on the boards, holding the Thoroughbreds to 30 percent from the floor.
The Middlebury men's basketball saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end, as they fell 80-71 to Ursinus. The game took place on day two of the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The Middlebury men's basketball team opened the second semester with a 63-54 win over McDaniel at the Land of Magic Classic in Daytona Beach, Florida. The Panthers outscored their opponent 37-28 in the second half after a 26-26 tie at the break.
Middlebury handed Hamilton its first loss of the season as the Panthers ended their first semester of play with a 73-62 win over the Continentals. Middlebury (7-1) held a 49-35 rebounding advantage over Hamilton (4-1), while blocking 13 shots in the game.
Middlebury (6-1) outscored Norwich 30-3 over the final 11:18 of the first half and never looked back, as the Panthers picked up an 84-49 win over in-state foe Norwich (4-2). Middlebury shot .474 from the floor in the win, including .485 from behind the arc. The Panthers wrap up their semester on Saturday when they host Hamilton at 4:00, while Norwich plays its final game of '07 at Mt. Ida.
Rookie Ashton Coghlan's career-high 31 points, including eight three's, highlighted Middlebury's 92-65 win over visiting Union at Pepin Gym. The Panthers (5-1) shot 50% from the floor, while holding the Dutchmen (1-3) to just 35%.
Middlebury moved to 4-1 on the season as they picked up a 63-54 win at Rensselaer. The Panthers trailed by five at the half, but out-scored the Red Hawks 45-31 in the second half to earn the win.
Andrew Harris scored a game-high 26 points, including six three's, as Middlebury moved to 3-1 with a 91-74 win over Castleton State. The Panthers controlled the boards in the game, holding a 54-36 advantage. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when they host Union, while Castleton hosts Skidmore on Saturday.
Middlebury placed five players in double figures as they picked up an 86-67 win over St. Lawrence in their home-opener. The Panthers shot 50% from the floor and forced 17 turnovers on the night. Middlebury returns to action a week from tonight when they host Castleton at 7:30.
The men's basketball team lost to the host school from Stevens, 73-63 in the finals of their tournament in N.J. Andrew Harris and Mike Walsh were named to the all-tournament team.
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