2018-19 Amherst College Men's Basketball News

  • Toomey Named to 2019 Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team
    April 16, 2019
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (April 16, 2019) – The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2019 Under Armour 30-Under-30 Team, representing 30 of the most outstanding men’s college basketball coaches under the age of 30, and Amherst College men’s basketball assistant Aaron Toomey ’14 was among the honorees. 
  • Amherst Places 111 Student-Athletes on All-Academic Team, Eight Named All-Sportsmanship Selections
    March 14, 2019
    HADLEY, Mass. - Last Friday, 111 Amherst College student-athletes were named to the 2019 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Winter All-Academic team for their success in the classroom, while eight Mammoths were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team.
  • Spotlight on Robinson, Coach Hixon as Regional Hoops Awards Announced
    March 13, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – As the 2018-19 basketball season nears its completion, the regional awards for both the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and D3hoops.com were announced this week.
  • Men’s Basketball Falls to Nichols in Sweet Sixteen
    March 08, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – A 2018-19 season that included the program’s record eighth New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) title came to a close on Friday evening as the Amherst College men’s basketball team fell 62-58 in the Sweet Sixteen of the 2019 NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament.
  • Men's Basketball NCAA Sectionals Preview & Tournament Central
    March 04, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College will host the Sectional Rounds of the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball tournament, March 8-9 at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst College Holds Off Rochester Rally to Advance to Sectional Semifinals in Men’s Basketball
    March 02, 2019
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Amherst College advanced into the Sectional Semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championships after posting a 75-67 victory over the University of Rochester at the Louis Alexander Palestra on Saturday evening. 
  • Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Ravens, Moves to 2nd Round in Rochester
    March 01, 2019
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Amherst College earned their first NCAA Tournament win since 2016 with an 84-53 victory over Rosemont College in the First Round on Friday evening at Louis Alexander Palestra.
  • Men’s Basketball Opens NCAA Play Against Rosemont at the Palestra
    February 28, 2019
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Amherst College, champion of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), will face Rosemont College of Pennsylvania on Friday evening as the University of Rochester hosts the first two rounds of the 2018-19 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Playoffs.
  • Hixon Named NESCAC Coach of the Year, Robinson & Sellew Earn All-Conference
    February 27, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball champion Amherst Mammoths had three individuals honored when the league office announced their All-Conference selections on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Men’s Basketball Headed to Rochester to Open NCAA Tournament Play
    February 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men's basketball team will travel to the University of Rochester this weekend for the opening pod of the 2019 NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament.
  • Schneider and Robinson Share Player of the Week Honors For NESCAC Champs
    February 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The contributions of both Joseph Schneider ’19 and Grant Robinson ’21 to Amherst’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball championship could not be separated, and as a result the pair will share this week’s NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award, the final weekly accolades of the season.
  • Back on Top! Mammoths Win Record Eighth NESCAC Crown
    February 24, 2019
    CLINTON, N.Y. – Amherst College clinched the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball championship for a record eighth time with a 62-56 victory over Hamilton College on Sunday afternoon.
  • Amherst Completes Triple-Sweep of Williams, Advances to NESCAC Title Game
    February 23, 2019
    CLINTON, N.Y. -- Sophomore Grant Robinson scored a career-high 32 points as Amherst College defeated Williams College 74-69 in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Scott Field House on the campus of Hamilton College.
  • Che's Career Game Rewarded with NESCAC Player of the Week Award
    February 18, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College sophomore Fru Che has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball Player of the Week after a career game against Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.
  • Fru’s Thirty-Point Night Sends Mammoths to Championship Weekend
    February 16, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team will play on championship weekend after the third-seeded Mammoths defeated #6 Wesleyan University 63-56 in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinal on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals Preview: #3 Amherst Hosts #6 Wesleyan
    February 15, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The No. 11 ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team is the #3 seed in this weekend’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament and will host Little Three rival Wesleyan on Saturday at 2:00 PM in the quarterfinal round.
  • Amherst Edged by Hamilton in Battle of Top-15 Teams
    February 13, 2019
    CLINTON, N.Y. – The No. 11 Amherst College men’s basketball team battled No. 10 Hamilton College to the final whistle, but Hamilton held serve on their home court, handing the Mammoths an 81-77 defeat in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) regular season finale on Wednesday evening.
  • Sellew Snags NESCAC Player of the Week Award
    February 11, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Eric Sellew ’20 has been selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball Player of the Week, announced Monday afternoon by the conference office.
  • Top Seed in Amherst’s Hands After Comeback Win over Middlebury
    February 09, 2019
    MIDDLEBURY, Vermont – The final three games of the Amherst College men’s basketball regular season may be the toughest stretch on the schedule, but the Mammoths have won each of the first two road tests this weekend and now control their own destiny for the top-seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) standings after a 97-93 come-from-behind win over Middlebury on Saturday afternoon.
  • Amherst Sweeps Williams, Captures Little 3 Title Outright
    February 08, 2019
    Williamstown, MA – No. 19 Amherst College defeated No. 10 Williams 84-79 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball, as the Mammoths swept the season series from the Ephs and won the Little Three title outright for the first time since 2014-15.
  • Mammoths Break Through Against Cardinals in Little 3 Thriller
    February 05, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. –Eric Sellew ’20 hit a pair of free throws to give No. 19 Amherst a lead with seconds remaining and the Mammoths made an incredible defensive stand on the final possession to claim a 61-60 victory over Wesleyan University in Little Three men’s basketball action on Tuesday night in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Celebrates Senior Day with 11-Point Win over Bobcats
    February 02, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – CJ Bachmann, Joe Schneider and Dylan Groff were recognized for their careers as members of the graduating class for the Amherst men’s basketball program before the Mammoths topped Bates College 75-64 in a New England Small College Athletic Confernece (NESCAC) men’s basketball contest on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Five Players in Double Figures as Mammoths Top Jumbos
    February 01, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Five Mammoths, including two off the bench, scored in double-figures on Friday evening as Amherst College defeated Tufts University 85-55 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball action at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Join Amherst’s 3-Point Challenge Team to Help Men’s Basketball Fight Against Cancer
    January 29, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – As the calendar turns to February this weekend, Amherst College men’s basketball game will be shooting for a NESCAC and NCAA championship. Every time they hit a three-pointer in the month of February, however, they will be working towards an ever more important goal – a world without cancer.
  • Defensive Stability Returns as Mammoths Win Coaches vs Cancer Finale
    January 26, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – As the Amherst College men’s basketball coaches wrapped up their observation of Coaches vs Cancer’s “Suits and Sneakers” week, the Amherst men’s basketball team found their defensive footing in an 86-62 victory over Bowdoin College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Colby Posts Top Scoring Night in Victory over No. 19 Amherst
    January 25, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Visiting Colby College had the best offensive performance by any team against the Amherst College men’s basketball team this season and handed Amherst just their third loss of the year, an 83-73 setback in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • 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.
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