Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part one of a 10-part series that will chronicle the 2013-14 men's basketball season. In part one, the Middlebury filmmakers focus on the program's standard-bearer, Head Coach Jeff Brown.
Middlebury College men’s basketball player Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named a pre-season All-American by D3Hoops.com. The Panther guard is coming off a year in which he averaged 14.3 points and nearly five assists per game on a senior-laden squad that reached the NCAA quarterfinals.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 77-65 loss to North Central in the NCAA Quarterfinals in Salem, Virgina. The Panthers end their season with a 25-4 record, as the senior class graduates with more wins than any other group in school history (104). The Cardinals improve to 28-3 and will meet Amherst in the semifinals on Saturday night
The Middlebury College men’s basketball team has earned a spot in the elite eight for the second time in the last three seasons. The Panthers will travel to Salem, Virginia to take on North Central (Ill.) in an NCAA Quarterfinal game on Friday, March 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Three games will proceed Middlebury’s contest, with the winners advancing to the final four on Saturday night.
Middlebury College men’s basketball player Nolan Thompson (Akron, Ohio) has earned a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District team. The senior was earlier this season named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year. He and his teammates are preparing for a trip to Salem, Virginia where they will play in the quarterfinals on Friday night.
Middlebury’s Jake Wolfin and Nolan Thompson each went 6-10 from three-point range to lead the Panthers to a 73-72 win over Ithaca in an NCAA sweet 16 game before a sold out crowd in Pepin Gym. The Panthers improved to 25-3 on the season and advanced to next weekend’s quarterfinal/semifinal round in Salem, Virginia. Middlebury will meet North Central (Ill.) on Friday, March 22nd at 8:00 p.m.
The Middlebury College men's basketball team will host a third-round game on Saturday, March 16th at 4:00 p.m. in Pepin Gym. Tickets are priced at $7 for adults, $4 for students and are on sale now. CLICK HERE to purchase online. You may also call 802-443-6433 or stop by the McCullough or Mahaney box offices during normal business hours.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 67-63 road win at Cortland. The Panthers (24-3) will return to action on Saturday the 16th, when they take on Ithaca at a site and time to be determined.
The Middlebury College men’s basketball team will visit Cortland State for an NCAA second-round game on Saturday, March 9th at 3:00 p.m. The winner of the game will advance to round of 16 on Saturday, March 16th. Middlebury is making its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, earning an at-large bid after falling in the NESCAC semifinals. The Panthers had advanced to the NESCAC title game in the previous four years, with championships in ’09 and ’11.
Middlebury 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 meet Cortland, an 85-59 winner over Elms, in a second-round game next Saturday with the site to be determined. Middlebury’s Joey Kizel became the third Panther this season and the 19th all-time to surpass the 1,000-point mark, now owning 1,010 points as a junior. The Colonels finish their season with a record of 21-8.
The Middlebury College men's basketball team will makes its sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance when they host a first-round game on Saturday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in Pepin Gym. The Panthers will battle Curry (21-7) with the winner advancing to next Saturday’s second-round against the winner of the Cortland/Elms contest. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults, $3 for students and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26th. CLICK HERE to purchase online. You may also call 802-443-6433 or stop by the McCullough or Mahaney box offices during normal business hours.
Middlebury College men’s basketball players Nolan Thompson (Akron, Ohio) and Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) have both been selected as first-team All-NESCAC honorees. Thompson was also the fourth Panther in five years to be named the league's Defensive Player of the Year. The duo have helped lead the team to a 22-3 mark this season, as they prepare to host Curry in an NCAA first-round game on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
Middlebury dropped an 87-80 overtime contest to Williams in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Amherst. The fourth-ranked Panthers fall to 22-3 on the season, while the seventh-ranked Ephs move to 23-3. Two of Middlebury’s three losses this season have come in overtime (Amherst/Williams), with the other being a one-point loss at Williams on January 26th. The Panthers will look for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when the pairings are announced on Monday, February 25th.
The Panther men's basketball team will take part in the NESCAC Championship weekend at Amherst. Middlebury will take on Williams on Saturday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m., with the host school meeting Tufts at 1:00 p.m. The winners will battle for the NESCAC title at noon on Sunday.
Amherst clinched the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament with an epic 104-101 triple-overtime victory at Middlebury on Tuesday. Middlebury (21-2, 8-2) earns the third seed and will host sixth-seeded Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals. The top-seeded Jeffs (22-2, 10-0) will entertain #8 Hamilton on Saturday as well. The setback for the Panthers snaps a 15-game NESCAC regular season home winning streak, dating back to a loss to Williams on January 30th of 2010.
Middlebury (22-2) advanced to the NESCAC semifinals for the sixth straight season following a 61-49 win over Wesleyan (12-13) at Pepin Gym in a conference quarterfinal match-up. The third-seeded Panthers will play second-seeded Williams, an 88-79 winner over Bates, at Amherst on Saturday, February 23, as the hosts face Tufts.
The Middlebury College basketball teams will host NESCAC Quarterfinal games on Saturday, February 16th. The men will take on Wesleyan at 2:00 p.m., with the women to host Bates at 4:00 p.m. Tickets, which gain you admission to both games, are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for students.
Middlebury’s Jake Wolfin became the 18th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau, as the fifth-ranked Panthers (20-1) cruised to an 89-59 win over Lyndon State (9-11). Wolfin, who now has 1,004 points in 108 games, becomes the second player this season to join the 1,000-point club after Nolan Thompson did so on January 18th.
Middlebury won its fifth straight game as the fifth-ranked Panthers (21-1, 8-1) defeated Trinity (9-14, 2-7) 66-59 in Pepin Gym. The game had little flow with 52 fouls, 39 turnovers and 58 free throws taken in the contest. Middlebury will wrap up its regular season on Tuesday night when they host sixth-ranked Amherst at 7:00 p.m. A Panther win would leave the top seed in a three-way tie with Amherst, Williams and Middlebury, while a win by the Jeffs would secure them the top slot for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament.
Due to the impending storm expected to blanket the northeast, several schedule changes have occurred for Middlebury College Athletic events. The men’s and women’s NESCAC basketball games scheduled for Friday, February 8th vs. Trinity have been moved to Sunday, February 10th. The men will play at 5:00 and the women will follow at 7:00. Saturday’s games vs. Amherst have now also been postponed. The men’s game will be made up on Tuesday, February 12th at 7:00 p.m., while the women will play on Wednesday, February 13th at 7:00 p.m.
Middlebury jumped out to a 38-20 halftime lead over visiting Keene State and cruised to a 81-53 win over the Owls in Pepin Gym. With the victory, the sixth-ranked Panthers (17-1) avenged a 77-76 loss at Keene State last season when Middlebury was the top-ranked team in the nation.
Middlebury completed a weekend sweep in Maine as the Panthers (19-1, 8-0) earned an 85-62 NESCAC road win at Colby (6-15, 2-6). The sixth-ranked Panthers shot 53.4% from the floor and forced 21 Colby turnovers in the game, resulting in 22 points. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday when they host Lyndon State at 7:30.
The sixth-ranked Middlebury College men's basketball team built a 13-point halftime cushion and held off Bowdoin in a 72-61 win on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium. The Panthers improve to 18-1 (6-1 NESCAC) while the Polar Bears fall to 12-7 (3-4 NESCAC).
Middlebury suffered its first loss of the season as the third-ranked Panthers (16-1, 5-1) fell 64-63 at ninth ranked Williams (17-2, 6-0). The Panthers will look to bounce back on Tuesday night when they host Keene State at 7:00 p.m.
Third-ranked Middlebury picked up a 75-46 road win at St. Joseph’s of Vermont on Wednesday night, improving to 16-0 on the season. Peter Lynch led the Panthers with another impressive shooting performance, going 9-11 for 22 points on the night.
Third-ranked Middlebury moved to 14-0 on the season with a 54-38 victory at Castleton State in Glenbrook Gym on Tuesday. The Spartans (7-7) took the air out of the ball and held the Panthers to 30 points less than their season average, but Middlebury still shot 47.9 percent from the field and outrebounded the Spartans 34-22.
Middlebury’s Nolan Thompson became the 17th player in Middlebury College men’s basketball history to surpass the 1,000 point plateau as the third-ranked Panthers (15-0, 5-0) earned a 66-47 NESCAC win over Hamilton (8-9, 1-4) in Pepin Gym. Thompson finished the contest with a game-high 18 points to bring his career total to 1,015 in 98 career games.
Middlebury College men’s basketball player Nolan Thompson (Akron, Ohio) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. Thompson averaged 20.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in a perfect 2-0 week for Middlebury. Over the course of the week, he connected on 65.0% (13-20) of his shots from the floor, 62.5% (5-8) of his three-point attempts and all nine of his free throws.
Middlebury’s Jake Wolfin became the school’s all-time assist leader as the third-ranked Panthers (12-0, 3-0) remained undefeated with an 85-68 win over Connecticut College (5-9, 0-3) in Pepin Gym. Wolfin finished the game with six assists to bring his career total to 463, surpassing Ben Rudin’s 460 from ’06-’09.
Middlebury survived an overtime scare from Wesleyan, as the Panthers (13-0, 4-0) emerged with a 78-77 win over the Cardinals (7-8, 1-3) in a NESCAC contest in Pepin Gym. Third-ranked Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday night with a short road trip to in-state foe Castleton.
Second-ranked Middlebury overcame a 13-point second-half deficit and got a last-second block by junior James Jensen to secure a 70-69 win at Tufts in NESCAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym. The Panthers remained unbeaten, improving to 11-0 overall and 2-0 in the league.
Second-ranked Middlebury (10-0, 1-0 NESCAC) stayed undefeated, topping host Bates 59-56 in the NESCAC opener for both teams. Bates (5-8, 0-1) kept it close throughout the contest, as the Bobcats never trailed by more than six, and had a chance to send the game to overtime on the game’s final shot.
Middlebury stymied the up-tempo, full court-pressing Engineers of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) 105-86 in Pepin Gym. The 9-0 Panthers, who never trailed in the contest, used a combination of crisp passing and spacing to get easy buckets with a solid half-court game, using their size to draw 24 fouls that turned into 26 points from the free throw line.
Third-ranked Middlebury shot .586 from the floor and held a 51-22 rebounding advantage on its way to a 103-67 win over Johnson State (3-5) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (7-0) wrap up their semester on Saturday when they host Skidmore at 4:00 p.m.
Middlebury used excellent long distance shooting (7-14) and perfection from the free throw line (17-17) to pull away from visiting Skidmore in a non-league contest 74-53 in Pepin Gym. Trailing by as many as eight points early in the game, Middlebury (8-0) closed out the half shooting 70% from the floor, including a perfect 5-5 from behind the arc, turning an eight-point deficit into a five-point lead at the break.
Middlebury connected on 11 of 17 (.647) from three-point range on its way to a 96-60 win over Southern Vermont (0-4) in their home-opener in Pepin Gym. The fourth-ranked Panthers (5-0) saw Peter Lynch and Jack Roberts combine to score 39 points on 18-21 shooting from the floor in the win. Middlebury returns to action on Sunday, when they visit Johnson & Wales.
Middlebury improved to 6-0 on the season with a 79-71 road win at Johnson & Wales (2-4) on Sunday afternoon. The fourth-ranked Panthers return to action on Thursday when they host Johnson State at 7:00 p.m.
Lynch racked up 23.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in a perfect 2-0 week for Middlebury. The forward was nearly unstoppable for the undefeated Panthers, converting 77.3% (17-22) of his shots from the field and 80.0% (12-15) of his free throws.
Middlebury made it four straight wins to open the season as the fourth-ranked Panthers picked up an 80-73 road win at 2-1 Plattsburgh. Middlebury nailed 27-47 shots (57.4 percent) and used a 56-44 scoring advantage in the second half to hand Plattsburgh its first loss of the season via an 80-73 tally.
Middlebury scored 69 second half points on its way to a 117-81 win at Green Mountain. The fourth-ranked Panthers improve to 3-0 on the season, while the Eagles fall to 1-2. Middlebury jumped out to an early lead in the game off of five straight points from Peter Lynch.
Nationally-ranked Middlebury put four players in double figures as the fourth-ranked Panthers (1-0) handed Ursinus (0-1) a 78-73 loss Friday night in the opening game of the 20th annual Rinso Marquette Tournament hosted by Lebanon Valley College. The Panthers will play in the championship game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
The Middlebury men’s basketball team captured the Rinso Marquette Tournament by defeating the host school Lebanon Valley, 72-63. Nolan Thompson earned tournament MVP honors with 18 points on 6-12 shooting in the title game.
Former Middlebury College men's basketball player Ryan Sharry (Braintree, Mass.) has signed a one year contact with T71 Dudelange Basketball in the Diekirch League, Luxembourg’s top division. T71 won league champions for two consecutive seasons in 2010 and 2011, before losing in the championship series last season to Sparta.
Middlebury will offer the "Get Better Basketball Academy" with four sessions taking place in October and November. The camp is geared towards players from 7-18 and will take place on Sunday mornings. CLICK HERE for the camp brochure and CLICK HERE to fill out the medical release form.