Men's Basketball

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2018-19 Amherst College Men's Basketball News

  • Sellew’s Double-Double Helps Amherst Top Warriors
    January 22, 2019
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eric Sellew ’20 scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help lead Amherst College men’s basketball to an 82-61 win over Eastern Connecticut State University in non-conference action Tuesday evening at Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Impending Snow Causes Schedule Changes
    January 17, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- The impending snowstorm predicted for this coming Saturday night into Sunday has caused the following schedule changes:
  • Mammoths Topple Previously Undefeated Ephs with Hixon in their Thoughts
    January 16, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – With their head coach absent from the sidelines for the first time in 42 years, Amherst College men’s basketball pulled off an exciting 63-62 win over their bitter rival, handing Williams College their first loss of the year on Wednesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Mammoths Downed in Final Seconds after Overcoming 12-Point Deficit
    January 12, 2019
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Trailing by twelve points after the first half, ­­No. 24 Amherst College came all the way back to tie Wesleyan University at 60 with 11 seconds remaining, only to have Austin Hutcherson score a game-winning layup as the Cardinals knocked off Amherst 62-60 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Sil­­­­loway Gimnasium.
  • No. 24 Amherst Runs Past Camels in NESCAC Road Test
    January 11, 2019
    NEW LONDON, Conn. – The No. 24 Amherst College men's basketball team topped Connecticut College by an 88-60 decision in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Friday evening at the Charles B. Luce Field House. 
  • Mammoths Win Fifth Straight, Top Judges 65-52
    January 07, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College outlasted Brandeis University 65-52 on Monday evening in a defensive-minded non-conference men’s basketball affair at LeFrak Gymnasium. The win is the 812th for Head Coach Dave Hixon, who passes legendary baseball coach Bill Thurston for the most wins at Amherst College with a single team.
  • Defensive Energy on Display as Mammoths Win NESCAC Opener
    January 04, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team held their opponent under 60 points for the fifth time this season and scored 22 points off of 19 Trinity College turnovers, defeating the Bantams 84-55 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opener for both teams on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Controls the Glass for First Win of 2019
    January 02, 2019
    LA PLUME, Pa. – With a decisive rebounding advantage, including 20 offensive boards, Amherst College used their size and strength for a 88-61 victory over Keystone College in non-conference men’s basketball action Wednesday afternoon at Ace Spalding Arena.
  • Amherst Approaches Record Margin of Victory in Rout of Hawks
    December 30, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – A 96-41 victory over Hunter College this afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium ranks among the biggest margins of victory in Amherst College men’s basketball program history.
  • Learfield Directors' Cup Standings Released; Amherst Among Top 20
    December 21, 2018
    CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Amherst College is one of nine New Engalnd Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) schools ranked in the final fall standings of the 2018-19 Division III Learfield Sports Directors' Cup.
  • Amherst Runs Out to Big Lead, Fends Off Pride 76-67
    December 11, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass -- The Amherst College men’s basketball team opened up an 18 point lead over Springfield College at halftime on Tuesday evening and then held off a second-half charge by the Pride for a 76-67 non-conference win in Blake Arena.
  • Amherst Uses Second Half Explosion to Get Back in Win Column
    December 08, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – After fight to get back in front just before halftime on Saturday afternoon, the Amherst College men’s basketball team exploded for 53 points in the second half to rout Lasell College 91-64 in non-conference action at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Winning Streak Stopped Again by Beavers, 68-55
    December 06, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – For the second straight season, Amherst College men’s basketball’s five-game winning streak to open the year has come to an end at the hand of Babson College. The Beavers handed Amherst a 68-55 defeat on Thursday night in non-conference action at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Starts Season 5-0 for 9th Consecutive Year
    December 01, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College defeated Emerson College 85-62 on Saturday afternoon in non-conference men’s basketball action at LeFrak Gymnasium, as the Mammoths improved to 5-0 for the ninth consecutive season.
  • Day's Touch Helps Mammoths Topple Amcats
    November 28, 2018
    PAXTON, Mass. – Garrett Day ‘21 scored a career high 21 points on 4-7 shooting from behind the three-point line and Amherst College improved to 4-0 with a 98-58 victory over Anna Maria in non-conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Fuller Center.
  • Mammoths Top 100 Points for Second Straight Game
    November 20, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College men’s basketball scored 101 points for the second game in a row and improved to 3-0 with a 101-72 victory over Westfield State in non-conference men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Blistering Hot Second Half Nets Amherst Ken Wright ’52 Invitational Championship
    November 17, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College led Saturday’s Ken Wright ’52 Invitational men’s basketball championship game Kean College at LeFrak Gymnasium by 14 points at halftime. The Mammoths then proceeded to make eleven three-pointers in the second half and blow open the game on their way to a 101-52 victory and the 2018 Ken Wright ’52 Invitational title.
  • Mammoths Shoot Their Way into Ken Wright Championship Game
    November 16, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Shooting 58.1% from the floor in the first half and 52.5% for the game, the Amherst College men’s basketball team opened the 2018-19 season with a 96-62 win over Framingham State in the first round of the Ken Wright ’52 Memorial Invitational Tournament on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • 2018-19 Men’s Basketball Season Preview
    November 14, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – It would be fair to say that the Amherst College men’s basketball flew under the radar for a good portion of last season, but when the dust settled the Mammoths had defeated two nationally ranked teams on the final weekend and were the #1 seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament.