Middlebury

March 19, 2014

Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released the final part in a series that chronicled the 2013-14 men's basketball season. The season has come to a close, cutting their NCAA Tournament hopes a bit short. But the Road to Salem was never a guarantee, nor was it limited to one season. The future is bright for the men's basketball program and the Road to Salem may be just around the bend.

March 19, 2014

Following a successful senior season on the hardcourt, Middlebury College men’s basketball player Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named a second-team All-District honoree by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and a second-team All-Region recipient by D3hoops.com. The postseason laurels are the first from the organizations of Kizel’s career.

March 7, 2014

Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part seven in a series the chronicles the 2013-14 men's basketball season. To guarantee themselves a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Middlebury men's basketball team needs to win three straight NESCAC tournament games and claim the conference crown. The Road to Salem follows the team for a week as they fight to keep their season alive.

March 6, 2014

Middlebury College men’s basketball player Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been selected as a first-team All-NESCAC honoree. The senior captain helped lead the team to a record of 17-9 this winter and advanced to the NESCAC Tournament semifinals with a home quarterfinal win against Hamilton in Pepin Gym.

March 1, 2014

Middlebury dropped a thrilling 78-75 contest to Williams in the semifinals of the NESCAC Tournament at Amherst in LeFrak Gymnasium. The third-seeded Panthers fall to 17-9 for the season, while the ninth-ranked and second-seeded Ephs improve to 23-3. 

February 27, 2014

Middlebury will look for its third NESCAC Championship when it continues postseason play on Saturday, March 1st at 4:00 p.m. The Panthers will battle Williams in a semifinal match-up at Amherst in LeFrak Gymnasium. Middlebury (17-8, 6-4 NESCAC), the tournament’s No. 3 seed earned NESCAC titles in 2009 and 2011 and has posted an impressive 12-3 tournament mark over the last five years.

February 24, 2014

Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part six of a 10-part series chronicles the 2013-14 men's basketball season. In part six, you'll see that Joey Kizel has never shied away from the biggest names or the biggest games, especially when it comes to fellow All-American Aaron Toomey and the defending national champions, Amherst.

February 22, 2014

Middlebury saw a comfortable 22-point lead over Hamilton dwindle into a late, one-possession advantage as the host hung on for an 81-77 NESCAC quarterfinal win at Pepin Gym. Middlebury (17-8), the third seed in the conference tourney, will take on second-seeded Williams next Saturday at Amherst. The host school will face Trinity in the other semifinal match-up. 

February 20, 2014

Middlebury College men's basketball player Joey Kizel will be interviewed on the internet radio show "Hoopsville," tonight. The show, the only dedicated to Division III basketball, runs from 7-9:30 p.m. tonight. Kizel's appearance will happen around 9:00.

February 18, 2014

Middlebury will look for its third NESCAC Championship when they begin post-season play on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. The Panthers will host Hamilton in a quarterfinal match-up in Pepin Gym at 1:00 p.m. Middlebury (16-8, 6-4 NESCAC) earned the No. 3 seed over Bowdoin courtesy of the Panthers’ dramatic 69-66 victory on Feb. 9. 

February 17, 2014

The Middlebury men's basketball team will host a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 22nd at 1:00 p.m. against Hamilton. Tickets are priced at $6 for adults, $3 for students and will go on sale Tuesday, February 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the Mahaney and McCullough box offices. You may also purchase tickets by clicking here or by calling 802-443-6433.

February 16, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team ended its regular season with an 84-67 loss to seventh-ranked Amherst (21-3, 9-1) on Sunday afternoon. The Panthers (16-8, 6-4) have secured the third seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament, and will hosted sixth-seeded Hamilton on Saturday, February 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

February 14, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team clinched a NESCAC Quarterfinal home game with a 53-45 road win at Trinity (14-10, 5-5). The Panthers (16-7, 6-3) will wrap up their regular season with a game at Amherst on Sunday afternoon.

February 10, 2014

Middlebury College men’s basketball player Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior averaged 24.0 points and 6.3 assists per game while shooting 54.8 percent from the floor and 61.1 percent from three-point range in a 3-0 week for Middlebury. 

February 9, 2014

Middlebury edged by Bowdoin in a tightly-contested game by a 69-66 score Sunday afternoon and picked up a key NESCAC victory in its regular season home finale. The Panthers improve to 15-7 overall and move into a tie for third place in the conference with the Polar Bears at 5-3, while Bowdoin, ranked No. 18 nationally, falls to 18-3 and 5-3. The Panthers take to the road and will play Trinity on Friday at 8:00 p.m., while Bowdoin visits Bates at 8:00 p.m.

February 7, 2014

Joey Kizel tied a career-high with 30 points Friday evening lifting Middlebury to an 85-64 NESCAC victory over Colby in Pepin Gym. The Panthers (14-7, 4-3) complete the home portion of their regular season schedule Sunday afternoon when they play host to Bowdoin at 3:00 p.m., while Colby takes on Maine-Presque Isle on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

February 6, 2014

Middlebury College men’s basketball student-athlete Joey Kizel (Short Hills, N.J.) has been named a District I Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The senior majors in economics and boasts a 3.47 GPA. He will now be placed on the national ballot for voting to be conducted later this month.

February 4, 2014

Dylan Sinnickson scored a career-high 26 points and hauled in 14 rebounds to lead Middlebury to a 92-86 win over Keene State College in a non-conference men's basketball game in Spaulding Gym on Tuesday night. Middlebury will host Colby College at 8:00 p.m. on Friday.

February 2, 2014

Hamilton’s Greg Newton nailed an 18-foot jumper with six seconds left that lifted the Continentals to a 76-74 NESCAC win Sunday afternoon against Middlebury in Margaret Bundy Scott Field House. The Continentals (11-9, 2-4 NESCAC) had lost their last seven games against Middlebury but they still lead the all-time series, 22-18.

January 31, 2014

Williams came back from an 18-point deficit early in the second half to earn a 64-61 road win at Middlebury (12-6, 3-2) on Friday night. The 11th-ranked Ephs (16-3, 5-1) took their first lead since the opening bucket with just 39 seconds remaining.

January 23, 2014

Joey Kizel paced Middlebury with a career-high 12 assists in a 115-74 victory over the College of St. Joseph’s. With the win, the Panthers improve to 12-5 overall and hold a sparkling 14-0 advantage in the series with the Fighting Saints (8-10). Middlebury, winners of six-straight games, return to the hardcourt on January 31st to face NESCAC rival Williams in Pepin Gym.

January 21, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team pulled away in the early stages of the second half en route to a 95-65 road victory against host Johnson State. The Panthers have won five-straight games and improve to 11-5 overall, while the Badgers fall to 3-10.

January 19, 2014

Dylan Sinnickson netted a three-pointer with three seconds left to lift Middlebury to a 64-61 victory at Connecticut College on Sunday. Sinnickson finished with a team-high 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers, shooting 7-14 from the field and 4-8 from long-distance. 

January 17, 2014

Matt St. Amour knocked down a pair of free throws with eight seconds left in the second overtime lifting the Middlebury men’s basketball team to a thrilling 77-75 victory against Wesleyan (6-9, 0-3) Friday evening in Silloway Gym. 

January 16, 2014

Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part three of a 10-part series that will chronicle the 2013-14 men's basketball season. In part three, you'll meet Albert Nascimento, a player not likely to make the highlight reel, but he may just be the key to getting the team back on the Road to Salem.

January 14, 2014

Middlebury improved to 8-5 on the year with an 81-69 road win at Lyndon State (3-10) on Tuesday night. The Panthers scored 24 points on 19 Hornet turnovers en route to the victory. Middlebury returns to action on Friday night with a NESCAC contest at Wesleyan.

January 12, 2014

Middlebury held Tufts without a field goal for the game’s final 8:31 as the Panthers (7-5, 1-1) earned an 80-66 win over the Jumbos (6-6, 0-1) in a NESCAC contest played in Pepin Gym. Middlebury returns to action on Tuesday night at Lyndon State, while Tufts visits Newbury.

January 10, 2014

The Middlebury College men’s basketball led nearly the entire NESCAC opener against Bates Friday evening, but a late three-pointer from well behind the arc by Graham Safford lifted the Bobcats to a 64-61 victory in Pepin Gym. The Panthers continue NESCAC action Sunday afternoon when they play host to Tufts at 4:00 p.m.

January 7, 2014

Plattsburgh connected on 10-of-21 three pointers on its way to a 63-47 win over Middlebury at Pepin Gym. The 47 points are the fewest scored by the Panthers since 2008, when Middlebury scored 43 in an NCAA tournament game versus Rochester. Middlebury (6-4) opens up NESCAC play on Friday hosting Bates.

January 2, 2014

Middlebury did not open the New Year the way they wanted, dropping a 76-69 game at Salve Regina. A 20-4 run late in the second half sparked the Seahawks (7-2) to the upset victory over the #19 Panthers (6-3) at the Rodgers Recreation Center.

December 16, 2013

Middlebury students Kyle Finck '14, Sasha Schell '16, and Damon Hathaway '13.5 have released part two of a 10-part series that will chronicle the 2013-14 men's basketball season. In part two, the Middlebury filmmakers focus on the senior class and assistant coach Kyle Dudley.

December 7, 2013

Matt St. Amour scored a career-high 27 points to lead Middlebury past Skidmore 89-84 on the road. The Panthers (6-2) built a comfortable lead late in the game before the Thoroughbreds made it a one-possession game in the final seconds. A Panther dunk by Jack Roberts with eight seconds left gave Middlebury some needed breathing room to secure the win.

December 3, 2013

Middlebury placed five players in double figures and shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half, on its way to a 90-80 win over Castleton State (1-3) in Pepin Gym. The Panthers wrap up their semester on Saturday with a 4:00 p.m. game at Skidmore.

December 1, 2013

Hunter Merryman scored 23 points with 13 rebounds - both game-highs - to lead Middlebury to a 92-79 victory over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in a non-league game at East Campus Arena. The 19th-ranked Panthers, who used a 16-7 run early in the second half to build a double-digit lead, improve to 4-2. The Engineers fall to 0-4.

November 24, 2013

In an early match-up of top-20 teams, 10th ranked St. Mary’s held off 18th ranked Middlebury 81-78 in overtime at the 10-team Hoopsville Classic in Owings Mills, Md. Joey Kizel, who hit a buzzer-beating three to send it to overtime,  finished with a game-high 26 points, earning all-tournament honors. Middlebury (3-2) returns to action on December 1st, with a road contest at Rensselaer.

November 22, 2013

Middlebury dropped its first game of the season as the 18th-ranked Panthers (3-1) fell 80-69 at Stevenson in the Hoopsville Classic. Stevenson (2-0) scored 29 points on 25 Panther turnovers in the game to come away with the victory. The Panthers, who forced 19 turnovers of their own, return to action on Sunday when they face St. Mary’s.

November 19, 2013

Middlebury had little trouble with Green Mountain, as the 18th-ranked Panthers picked up a 94-53 win over the Eagles (0-1) in the team’s home-opener in Pepin Gym. The Panthers shot 55.1% from the floor with 14 different players entering the scoring column. Middlebury returns to action on Friday night at Stevenson.

November 16, 2013

Middlebury led by as many 18 points in the first half against Baruch en route to a 96-89 win in the championship game of the Rotary Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The Bearcats made it a one possession game in the final minutes, but timely free throw shooting by the Panthers  down the stretch sealed the win.

November 15, 2013

Middlebury’s Matt Daley scored a game-high 24 points, adding 11 rebounds as the Panthers topped Alvernia 81-71 in the opening game of Franklin and Marshall’s Rotary Tip-Off Tournament in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

November 15, 2013

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.

November 12, 2013

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.