Middlebury

Men's Basketball Set To Host NESCAC Quarterfinal - Watch Live!

February 16, 2010

The Middlebury College men's basketball team will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 20th at 3:00 p.m. against Trinity. Tickets are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students and are currently on sale at: http://boxoffice.middlebury.edu/index.php. You may also call 802-443-6433 or stop by the McCullough box office. You can watch the game live for free at: http://www.gomidd.tv/login.php, while livestats will be available at:
http://cat.middlebury.edu/~sports/livestats/basketball/xlive.htm.

The teams last met on Friday (2/12), when Middlebury earned a 71-57 win in Hartford. The victory was the third straight for the Panthers over the Bantams, after 12 straight losses. Middlebury shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) from the field in the second half and 66.7 percent (8-for-12) from beyond the three-point line in the second half to earn the win. Junior Ryan Wholey and sophomore Ryan Sharry came off the bench to score 15 points each, while rookie Jake Wolfin added 13 points and five assists. Senior Tim Edwards dished out a game-high eight assists, while junior Andrew Locke contributed six rebounds and three blocked shots. Ian Fels scored a team-high 11 points for Trinity, while Luke MacDougall totaled 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds for the Bantams.

Middlebury enters the game leading the nation with a .363 field goal percentage defense, while ranking second nationally with 7.4 blocks/game. Middlebury leads the NESCAC in scoring defense, allowing just 61.7 points/game this season. The Panthers have an overall record of 46-6 (.885) over the past two seasons, seventh-highest winning percentage in Division III.

Sharry leads a balanced scoring attack with 13.2 ppg, followed by Wolfin (10.8 ppg), rookie Nolan Thompson (10.6 ppg), Wholey (9.5 ppg), Locke (9.0 ppg) and Edwards (8.3 ppg). Sharry is the team's leader on the boards (8.0 rpg), followed by Edwards (7.2 rpg) and Locke (5.5 rpg). Edwards paces the team and NESCAC in both assists (5.55/game) and steals (2.16/game). Locke is second in the nation in blocked shots with 3.58/game, Sharry is third in the league with 1.86/game. The duo also pace the team in FG%, with Locke shooting .622 and Sharry at .545.

Trinity dropped five of six NESCAC games to end the season. MacDougall leads the team in scoring (12.7 ppg) and is second with 6.4 rebounds/game. Fels (10.1 ppg) and Jon Pike (10.0 ppg) round out the leading scorers, while Salah Abdo averages 4.43 assists and 1.65 steals/game.

2010 NESCAC Men's Basketball Tournament
#8 Wesleyan (11-13, 3-6) @ #1 Williams (23-1, 9-0) - 4:00
#7 Trinity (10-13, 3-6) @ #2 Middlebury (21-2, 8-1) - 3:00
#6 Amherst (14-10, 3-6) @ #3 Colby (18-5, 6-3) - 4:00
#5 Bowdoin (13-11, 4-5) @ #4 Bates (13-11, 5-4) - 3:00

Saturday, February 27th at highest remaining seed
Semifinal #1 - 2:00
Semifinal #2 - 4:00

Sunday, February 28th - Championship - 12:00