Middlebury

March 30, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has become the school's first men's basketball All-American. The senior earned second-team honors by the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches), after being a first-team All-Northeast District selection. Earlier this winter, Rudin was named the NESCAC Player of the Year while earning a spot on the league's first-team. The point guard led the Panthers to their most successful season in school history, winning the NESCAC Championship with a school-best record of 24-4. The Panthers also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

March 23, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and head coach Jeff Brown have been honored by the NABC (National Association of Basketball Coaches). Rudin was a first-team All-District selection, while Brown was named the district's coach of the year. Rudin was also a first-team All-Northeast Region selection from D3Hoops.com. The tandem led the Panthers to their most successful season in school history, winning the NESCAC Championship with a school-best record of 24-4. The Panthers also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season.

March 7, 2009

Bridgewater State's Stace Garrick hit two clutch three-pointers in the final 37 seconds of the game to lift the Bears to a 78-76 victory over Middlebury in a sold-out Pepin Gym (1,200). Bridgewater (22-6) earns its school-record 22nd win of the season and third NCAA Tournament victory, as they advance to the NCAA sectionals next weekend. Middlebury (24-4) ends the year with a school-record 24 victories and its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The loss was the first this season for Middlebury in Pepin Gym (13-1).

March 6, 2009

The Middlebury men's basketball team will make its second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after capturing its first NESCAC title. The Panthers drew a first-round bye and will host Bridgewater State, a 95-79 winner over St. Josephs, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are sold out for the game.

March 4, 2009

The NESCAC released its post-season awards today, with Middlebury claiming several of its top honors. Senior Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was named the league's Player of the Year, junior Tim Edwards (Greenwich, Conn.) earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, while head coach Jeff Brown was named the NESCAC Coach of the Year. Rudin also earned a spot as a first-team All-NESCAC selection. The group is preparing for Middlebury's second straight NCAA Tournament appearance this weekend, as they host a second-round game on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.

March 2, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the third time this season. Rudin averaged 24.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game to lead the Panthers to the 2009 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship, the first title in program history for Middlebury. During Saturday's 76-46 win over Bowdoin, Rudin scored a career-high 30 points. He followed on Sunday with 18 points and nine rebounds in a 77-68 victory against Amherst, setting a tournament record for total points with 77.

March 1, 2009

Middlebury captured its first NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship as the Panthers earned a 77-68 victory over Amherst. The Panthers improve on their school record with their 24th win of the season against just three losses. Middlebury earns the NESCAC's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will make their second straight appearance in the tourney when the pairings are announced on Monday afternoon. Amherst falls to 21-6 overall and is in good shape to receive an at-large bid. The win avenges a loss in the regular season finale at Amherst for Middlebury, also snapping a seven-game losing streak against the Jeffs. Middlebury has now won NESCAC Championships in 16 different sports.

February 28, 2009

Middlebury will make its first appearance in the NESCAC Championship game after a 76-46 win over Bowdoin in a semifinal contest in Pepin Gym. The Panthers improve to 23-3 on the season, while the Polar Bears end their season at 17-9. The game was played in front of a packed house of 1,200 fans in Pepin Gym. Middlebury will host Amherst in the NESCAC Championship game at noon on Sunday. Tickets go on sale one hour before gametime at 11:00 a.m.

February 23, 2009

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will host the 2009 NESCAC Championship in Pepin Gym. The Panthers will battle Bowdoin on Saturday, February 28th at 2:00 p.m., while rivals Williams and Amherst will meet at 4:00 p.m. The NESCAC Championship game is slated for Sunday, March 1st at noon, with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tourney on the line. This will mark the first time the Panthers have hosted the championship weekend and their second straight appearance in the semifinals. All three games can be viewed live over the internet at www.d3cast.com.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are priced at $5/day for adults and $2/day for students. Tickets will go on sale at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.

February 21, 2009

Ben Rudin tied his career-high with 29 points to lead Middlebury to a 78-62 win over Connecticut College in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game. The Panthers will host the NESCAC semifinals and finals next Saturday and Sunday in Pepin Gym. Middlebury will host Bowdoin at 2:00 p.m., while Amherst meets Williams at 4:00 p.m. The winners will meet on Sunday at noon for the NESCAC Championship. Today's game was played in front of a jam-packed crowd of 1,031 fans in Pepin Gym.

February 16, 2009

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will host Connecticut College in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m. If victorious, the Panthers will host the NESCAC semifinals and finals in Pepin Gym on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st.

February 14, 2009

The Middlebury men's basketball team saw its winning streak come to an end as the Panthers dropped their final game of the regular season by a score of 71-64 at Amherst. Middlebury ends the regular season at 21-3, 9-1 in NESCAC play, capturing the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament for the first time in school history. The loss snaps a school-record 17-game winning streak for the Panthers, as well as a 10-game NESCAC road streak that dates back to '06'-07. Middlebury will host Connecticut College in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m.

February 13, 2009

The Middlebury men's basketball team clinched to top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament for the first time in school history. The Panthers earned the right after a 78-76 double-overtime win at Trinity. The win extends Middlebury's school-record winning streak to 17 games. The Panthers (21-2, 8-0) will wrap up their regular season on Saturday at Amherst (18-5, 6-2), before coming home to host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game next Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

February 11, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Aaron Smith (W. Hartford, Conn.) has been named a District I Second-Team Academic All-American by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors Association). The senior is a film/media culture major at Middlebury, currently boasting a 3.69 GPA. Smith is entering his final weekend of NESCAC play, as the 20-2 Panthers head to Trinity and Amherst this weekend.

February 10, 2009

You can watch the Middlebury @ Amherst men's basketball clash live over the internet on Saturday afternoon at 3:00. CLICK HERE to watch.

February 9, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. Rudin led his team to a pair of victories - improving the Panthers' program-best winning streak to 16 games - by averaging 26.0 points and 3.5 assists per game on 13-of-25 shooting (.520) and 23-of-28 (.821) from the foul line.

February 9, 2009

Middlebury men's basketball players Ben Rudin and Kyle Dudley were recently featured in an Addison Independent article written by Andy Kirkaldy.

MIDDLEBURY - Fifteen years ago, Middlebury College senior Ben Rudin's family moved from New York City to suburban Scarsdale, N.Y. Rudin was the new kid at Quaker Ridge Elementary School.

Fortunately, it didn't take too long for him to make new best friends with fellow second-grader Kyle Dudley and his twin brother, Kevin.

Kyle Dudley, now Rudin's teammate on the best Middlebury men's basketball team in program history, remembers meeting Rudin in the gym. 

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

February 7, 2009

Middlebury (20-2, 7-0) set a new school record with its 20th win of the season as they picked up a 78-73 win over Colby (14-7, 4-3) in Pepin Gym. The 16th ranked Panthers remain the only undefeated team in the NESCAC as they improve to 10-0 at home, extending their school-record winning streak to 16 games. The Panthers shot a red-hot .568 from the floor in the game, holding a 23-12 edge on the free throw line.

February 6, 2009

Middlebury tied a school record with its 19th win of the season against just two losses, as the Panthers earned a 62-50 NESCAC win over Bowdoin (13-7, 2-4). The 16th ranked Panthers remain unbeaten in NESCAC play at 6-0, upping their school-record winning streak to 15 games.

January 31, 2009

Middlebury never trailed on their way to a 67-62 win over Williams at Pepin Gym on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Panthers extend their school-record winning streak to 14, while their Pepin Gym winning streak improves to nine in a row, dating back to last season's 96-59 win over Williams in the NESCAC Tournament. The win leaves Middlebury (18-2, 5-0) atop the NESCAC standings, while Williams (14-6, 4-1) suffers their first conference loss of the season.

January 27, 2009

Ben Rudin became the 15th player in school history to surpass the 1,000 point mark, as 19th ranked Middlebury topped Southern Vermont 92-47 in Pepin Gym. Rudin, who recently became the school's all-time assist leader (421), is now the only player in the 92-year history of the program to have over 1,000 points and 400 assists in a career. Middlebury improves on its school-best 13-game winning streak as they move to 17-2 on year, 7-0 in Pepin Gym.

January 24, 2009

Middlebury's Ben Rudin became the school's all-time leader in assists as he led the Panthers to a 67-60 NESCAC road win at Wesleyan. Rudin now has 415 career helpers, surpassing Mike Faucher '99, who earned 410 assists from 1996-99. Middlebury remained atop the NESCAC standings by improving to 4-0 in conference play and 16-2 overall.

January 23, 2009

Ben Rudin scored 11 of his game-high 14 points in the first half, leading 25th ranked Middlebury College (15-2, 3-0) to a 69-50 NESCAC victory at Connecticut College (9-7, 0-3) Friday night. It was a school-record 11th straight win for the surging Panthers, who held a 39-28 advantage on the backboards in the victory. Tim Edwards chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds for the visitors, while Andrew Locke added eight points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

January 19, 2009

Middlebury College men's basketball player Ben Rudin (Scarsdale, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Rudin averaged 20.0 points, 9.0 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game with a 6.0 assist-to-turnover ratio over a 2-0 NESCAC weekend for the Panthers. Friday night against Bates, Rudin scored a career-high 28 points while grabbing six rebounds in a 73-65 overtime win. Saturday afternoon against Tufts, Rudin had 12 points and a career-best 14 assists while only playing in 24 minutes as the Panthers posted a 108-64 victory. Rudin finished the week shooting an even .500 from the field (15-for-30) and .800 from the line (8-for-10).

January 17, 2009

Middlebury went on a 32-6 run in the first half, breaking open a tie game, en route to an impressive 108-64 victory over Tufts at Pepin Gym on Saturday afternoon. The Panthers shot nearly 55 percent from the floor and were 17-20 from the free throw line during the game. Ben Rudin, after scoring a career-high 28 points the previous night, notched a career-best 14 assists for Middlebury. The win gives the Panthers a sparkling 14-2 overall record and a 2-0 mark in NESCAC play.

January 16, 2009

Ben Rudin scored a career-high 28 points to lead Middlebury to a 73-65 win over Bates in the NESCAC opener for both teams. The Panthers overcame 18-31 free throw shooting with a strong surge late in the game, forcing the contest into OT. Middlebury returns to action on Saturday when they host Tufts, while Bates visits Williams.

January 10, 2009

Make it eight straight wins for the Middlebury men's basketball team as the Panthers picked up a 72-62 win over Skidmore in Pepin Gym. The Panthers open up NESCAC play next weekend when they host Bates and Tufts, while the Thoroughbreds host Union on Tuesday.

January 8, 2009

Middlebury outscored Colby-Sawyer 44-27 in the second half on its way to a 65-55 road win over the Chargers. The Panthers shot a red-hot 55% from the floor as they won their seventh straight to improve to 11-2 on the season.

January 6, 2009

Middlebury moved to 10-2 on the season with a 68-64 victory at Plattsburgh. The Panthers fell behind several times in the game, but continued to battle back. Middlebury overcame poor shooting from downtown, going just 5 of 32 from behind the arc, while hitting just 9 of 20 free throws. The Panthers combined for 22 assists and eight blocked shots on the night, as they trailed 33-27 at the half.

January 3, 2009

Kyle Dudley drained 6-of-7 shots from three-point range and finished with a game-high 24 points to lead visiting Middlebury to a 73-49 non-conference win at Hamilton. The senior went 9 of 12 from the floor in the game, scoring his most points since pouring in 28 a year ago against Johnson. The Panthers won their fifth straight to move to 9-2 overall with their third straight win over the Continentals.

December 30, 2008

Middlebury won its fourth straight game as the Panthers opened up the second half of the season with a 62-46 win over Rensselaer in Pepin Gym. Middlebury held RPI (4-4) to just 4-29 (.138) shooting from the floor in the second half, including 0-10 from three-point range, as they improve to 8-2 on the year.

December 6, 2008

Middlebury entered the semester break with a 7-2 record as they picked up a 68-52 road win at Union. The Panthers return to action on December 30th when they host Rensselaer at 7:00 p.m.

December 4, 2008

Middlebury raced out to an early 23-2 lead against visiting Johnson State en route to a 80-54 victory at Pepin Gym Thursday night. The Panthers (6-2) controlled the glass the entire game, out-rebounding the Badgers 56-33, including 24 offensive boards. Middlebury travels to Union College on Saturday for an afternoon match-up.

December 3, 2008

Campus radio 91.1 FM WRMC has announced its winter sports schedule. CLICK HERE to listen.

December 2, 2008

Middlebury raced out to a 49-28 halftime lead and never looked back en route to a 103-71 win at Castleton. The Panthers placed 12 players in the scoring column, including six in double-figures to improve to 5-2 on the season.

November 25, 2008

Middlebury entered the Thanksgiving break with an 84-71 road loss at St. Lawrence. The Panthers shot an impressive .475 from the floor, but it wasn't enough as the Saints controlled the boards 51-31.

November 22, 2008

Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as the Panthers fell to the host school in the finals of the Manhattanville Tournament, 74-63. The Valiants shot 52% from the floor in the win, while Middlebury was just 2 of 18 from behind the arc.

November 21, 2008

The Middlebury men's basketball team moved to 4-0 on the year with a 61-58 win over Richard Stockton at the Manhattanville Tournament. The Panthers return to action on Saturday in the championship game of the tournament at 8:00 p.m.

November 21, 2008

The Middlebury men's basketball is headed to Manhattanville for a tournament this weekend. Click on the link below for live stats and more information.

http://www.govaliants.com/classic/

November 19, 2008

Middlebury improved to 3-0 on the season as the Panthers picked up a 91-68 win over Lyndon State in Pepin Gym. The game marked the first-ever meeting between the two schools, as the Panthers were victorious in their home-opener. Middlebury shot .484 from the floor on the night, including 49 second half points.

November 16, 2008

The Panther men's basketball team is off to a 2-0 start after a 59-41 win over Norwich at the St. Michael's Classic Tournament. The Middlebury defense forced 24 turnovers in the game and used a balanced scoring attack en route to the victory. Ben Rudin led the team with 12 points and five assists, Aaron Smith scored nine, while Tim Edwards netted eight. Andrew Locke scored six in the game to go along with seven blocked shots and eight rebounds.

November 15, 2008




The Middlebury men's basketball team opened up its season with an impressive 60-59 win over Bloomsburg at the St. Michael's Classic. Aaron Smith went 8 of 12 from the floor for a team-high 16 points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Kevin Kelleher and Ryan Sharry each scored eight, while Tim Edwards dished out assists and grabbed seven boards. The Panthers shot .448 from the floor on the night. The Panther bench outscored Bloomsburg 26-11 on the afternoon.