While teams are trying to lock up auto bids to the NCAA tournaments, other teams are already on the at-large bubble. We celebrated the excitement of conference tournaments and the nerves of wondering if one qualifies on Hoopsville. Watch On Demand or listen to the podcast now.
The clichés about kids of coaches tend to be true, and while Griffin Kornaker, Jamie Boeheim and Mark Turgeon won't get to play for their dads, they are bringing that experience to their Division III basketball teams. Ryan Scott has more in Around the Nation.
The snowstorm which made travel difficult across much of the midwest and led to official travel bans in Pennsylvania led to many rescheduled games on Saturday, but Carleton and Middlebury would be among the teams glad they got their games in, as they each defeated top 10 teams in Division III men's basketball action.
Swarthmore claimed the top seed in the Centennial Conference with a two-point win vs. F&M while Wittenberg won a thriller over rival Wooster thanks to two game-saving shots by Jacob Bertemes. Elsewhere Middlebury and New Jersey City were bounced from their tournaments and St. John's swept rival St. Thomas.
Wittenberg? No longer unbeaten. Middlebury? Fell again. MIT? Still reeling. Plus Swarthmore went down in double overtime, Lyco lost its third in four games, York fell at home and the top 10 didn't agree with Eastern Connecticut so much. More in the wrapup.
No. 16 Middlebury held off No. 11 Williams 70-66 and took over first in the NESCAC with help from Amherst. Mary Washington knocked York (Pa.) off the list of unbeatens and John Carroll rolled over Marietta. Stevens Point widened its lead in the WIAC race. Get the men's recap here.
With highly ranked teams losing on Saturday, there were lots of votes up for grabs near the top of the pole. Middlebury moves up, Wesleyan moves in and Baldwin Wallace makes its first appearance in the national rankings in more than a decade.
Babson's Joey Flannery has the rare distinction of being a three-time Regional Player of the Year, while Jake Ross of Springfield follows in his footsteps with the Rookie of the Year honor. Middlebury's Jeff Brown takes Coach of the Year honors.
Hanover and Rochester won thrillers at Hope and Rochester in the sectional semifinals on Friday night, while Keene State avenged last year's tournament loss to Christopher Newport and the NESCAC guaranteed itself another national semifinalist. Get the recap from tonight's action.
The Roads to Grand Rapids and Salem have been laid out in front of 128 teams... now the only question remaining: who will be crowned champions? On Thursday night's Hoopsville, Dave gave his tournament preview including chats with six programs from across the brackets. Watch On Demand.
The Salem Rotary Club announced the 20 finalists for Division III's premier award recognizing excellence on and off the court. The men's and women's award winner will be introduced on Thursday, March 16.
The New Year brings a new Top 25 poll with four new teams entering the rankings. The NJAC has two teams ranked, including New Jersey City, and the NESCAC has five with Middlebury and Williams joining the fun. Get the full rankings here.
St. Thomas beat Hope on a neutral floor while Trinity outlasted George Fox at home in Texas. Plus Williams and Middlebury scored big wins for the NESCAC and Stevens Point continued its recovery from a slow start.
The Roads to Indianapolis and Salem have been laid out in front of 126 teams... now it's time to start down those roads to champions. Who has a chance? Who will upset? Who is too tough at home? Watch Hoopsville On Demand here:
Middlebury completed its run through the NESCAC tournament, earning itself a bid and busting someone else's hopes for an at-large bid, as did St. Olaf in the MIAC. Lancaster Bible ensured we won't find out if a 26-1 will really miss the tournament while the NCAA women's tournament will be a little Sluggish.
George Fox defended its home court against Whitman in a showdown of ranked NWC women's teams. On the men's side, No. 1 Whitworth's game against Willamette was a lot closer than their records would suggest while Emory knocked NYU off the unbeaten list. That and more in the Friday wrap.
It has been nearly 13 years since we've seen a D3hoops.com men's basketball Top 25 poll, regular season, preseason or postseason, that looked like this. For the first time since 2002, no NESCAC teams are ranked.
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.
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.
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.
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, awaits the results of three other NESCAC contests to decipher its next opponent and location, while Hamilton (14-11) ends its season.
Dave McHugh hit teams still in the hunt. Whether sitting pretty as a top seed like the Whitworth and Central men, in the hunt like the St. Mary's (Minn.) and Haverford women, or trying to get a home game, or just qualify. Plus one hardy group of seven players has a 16-hour bus ride ahead of them. Find out who.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.