2019-20 Amherst College Men's Basketball News

  • Marlon Sears Is Named Head Coach of Men's Basketball at Amherst College
    June 09, 2020
    Marlon Sears has been named the head coach of the Amherst College men's basketball program, it was announced today by Director of Athletics Don Faulstick. Sears was, most recently, the associate head coach at NCAA Division I Columbia University. The appointment is effective July 1.
  • Legendary Amherst College Men’s Basketball Coach David Hixon ’75 to Retire
    April 13, 2020
    Legendary Amherst College head men’s basketball coach David Hixon ’75, who holds the record for number of wins in a single sport while coaching at Amherst, has decided to retire, Director of Athletics Donald Faulstick announced today. During his storied 42-season career at his alma mater, Hixon was the third coach in men’s basketball history across all National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) divisions to surpass the 800-win mark. His overall record of 826-293 places him 15th on the NCAA’s list of most wins in men’s collegiate basketball.
  • Day Named First Team All-NESCAC
    March 13, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Junior guard Garrett Day of Amherst College men's basketball was named to the 2019-20 All-NESCAC First Team after an impressive third-year campaign that saw the Mammoths advance to the NESCAC semifinals.
  • Men's Basketball's NESCAC Run Ends in Semifinals
    February 29, 2020
    MEDFORD, Mass. – Despite a pair of early runs from third-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball, second-seed Colby College topped the Mammoths, 65-61, in semifinals action of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday night at Cousens Gymnasium.
  • NESCAC PREVIEW: No. 3 Seed Men's Basketball Gears up for Semifinals Action
    February 26, 2020
    Following a thrilling overtime win in their quarterfinals bout, the third-seeded Amherst College men's basketball is now set to battle No. 2 seed Colby College in semifinals action of the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m on the campus of Tufts University.
  • Mammoths End Williams' NESCAC Run with Thrilling Overtime Victory
    February 22, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Clutch shots from Garrett Day ’21 and pivotal free-throws from Josh Chery ’20 helped lift Amherst College men’s basketball over Williams, 89-86, in a thrilling quarterfinals bout in the 2020 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship on Saturday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • NESCAC Preview: Men's Basketball Begins Title Defense with Quarterfinals Bout Against Williams
    February 19, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Having played in every New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship, Amherst men's basketball begins their NESCAC title defense as the No. 3 seed and will face No. 6 seed Williams in a quarterfinals bout on Saturday at 4:00 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Men's Basketball Celebrates Senior Day with 76-67 Win over Connecticut College
    February 15, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Down three at the half, Amherst College men’s basketball went on a 15-0 run midway through the second to conclude their 2019-20 regular season with a 76-67 win over Connecticut College in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action on Senior Day at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men's Basketball Tripped Up by Trinity, 89-85
    February 14, 2020
    Garrett Day ’21 and Eric Sellew ’20 each reached the 20-point plateau for the Mammoths, however the home team was unable to overcome a strong start by the Bantams as the Amherst College men’s basketball team suffered a 89-85 loss to Trinity College Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Day Scores Consecutive Game-Highs, Earns NESCAC Player of the Week
    February 10, 2020
    HADLEY, Mass. – For his efforts in scoring consecutive game-highs, junior guard Garrett Day ’21 of Amherst College men’s basketball was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon.
  • Men’s Basketball Concludes Road Trip with Key Win over Colby, 87-69
    February 08, 2020
    WATERVILLE, Maine – With both teams battling for seeding in upcoming conference tournament, Amherst men’s basketball used a 13-point halftime lead to best No. 9 Colby College, 87-69, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action in a key road victory Saturday afternoon.
  • Five Players Reach Double-Figures as Mammoths Notch 91-80 Win over Polar Bears
    February 07, 2020
    BRUNSWICK, Maine – Outscoring the Polar Bears 49-30 in the opening half, five Mammoths reached double-figures on Friday night as Amherst College men’s basketball topped Bowdoin in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action at Morrell Gymnasium
  • Day Drains Career-High 29 Points as Mammoths Down Wesleyan, 75-54
    February 01, 2020
    The Mammoths came out on top in a battle of the NESCAC’s top-two scoring defenses, as junior guard Garrett Day netted a career-high 29 points to headline the Mammoths’ offense during a decisive 32-8 run and lead the Amherst College men’s basketball team to a 75-54 victory over Little III foe Wesleyan University Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Rolls Past Vikings in Final Non-Conference Tune-Up
    January 29, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Overcoming a seven-point deficit and regaining the lead through a 16-0 run late in the first half, Amherst men’s basketball cruised past non-conference opponent Salem State, 95-67, in the Mammoths’ final tune-up on Wednesday night  at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Chery’s Double-Double Helps Lift Amherst over Hamilton, 76-69
    January 25, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Overcoming a nine-point deficit in the second half, Amherst men’s basketball toppled Hamilton College, 76-69, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play on Saturday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Suffers 62-60 Road Loss to Williams
    January 22, 2020
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Amherst College men’s basketball suffered their sixth loss on the season as Williams College overcame a 14 point first half deficit to take down the Mammoths, 62-60, in Little Three action on Wednesday night.
  • No. 22 Men's Basketball Downed By Tufts in NESCAC Battle
    January 18, 2020
    The first team to top 90 points against the Mammoths this season, an efficient shooting day by the home team got the Jumbos in the win column as the No. 22 Amherst College men’s basketball team suffered a 96-78 loss to Tufts University Saturday afternoon at Cousens Gym.
  • Stout Second Half Scoring Paves Way for 85-71 Triumph over Bates
    January 17, 2020
    LEWISTON, Maine – Only up two heading into halftime, No. 22 Amherst men’s basketball outscored Bates College 52-40 in the second half to secure their 11th win on the season, 85-71, in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play Friday night at Alumni Gym.
  • Williams Edges No. 15 Mammoths in First Conference Loss, 72-69
    January 11, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Despite a 21-2 surge and being outscored in the second half by eight points, Williams College was able to hold on to take down No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball, 72-69, handing the Mammoths their first conference loss on the season in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 15 Men’s Basketball Hands No. 3 Middlebury First Loss of the Season
    January 10, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Only up three points heading into the halftime break, No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball rattled off a 13-0 run halfway through the second to top No. 3 Middlebury, 81-69, handing the Panthers their first loss on the season in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 15 Men’s Basketball Stunned by Little Three Rival Wesleyan
    January 07, 2020
    HARTFORD, Conn. – A pair of free-throws with five seconds remaining proved to be decisive as Wesleyan (Conn.) handed No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball their third loss on the season in a 79-77 setback on Tuesday evening at the Silloway Gym.
  • Men's Basketball Scores Highest Point Total Since 2016 in Win over Lynx
    January 04, 2020
    AMHERST, Mass. – Netting their highest total since 2016, No. 20 Amherst College men’s basketball cruised past non-conference opponent Lesley in their first game of the New Year, posting a decisive 116-44 victory on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 20 Men's Basketball Closes Out the Decade With Win Against Warhawks
    December 30, 2019
    Finishing off the two-game sweep down south, the No. 20 Amherst College men's basketball team closed out the decade with a bang as the Mammoths pulled away from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is the second half to clinch a 76-54 win Monday evening at the D3 Naples Shootout hosted at the Community School of Naples.
  • No. 20 Amherst Sinks 50 First Half Points to Power Past Baruch, 89-63
    December 29, 2019
    Juniors Garrett Day and Tim McCarthy came off the bench to lead the Mammoths’ attack with 20 and 18 points, respectively, as the No. 20 Amherst College men’s basketball team shot  62.5% from the floor in the first half to cruise past Baruch College, 89-63, Sunday afternoon at the D3 Naples Shootout hosted at the Community School of Naples.
  • Amherst Men's Basketball Tops 100 Points in Commanding Win over Gators
    December 12, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. -- In their final competition before the holiday break, Amherst College men's basketball reached the 100-point plateau for the first time since Nov. 20, 2018, to cruise past Pine Manor College by an 101-51 margin Thursday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • #25 Amherst Deals #21 Springfield First Loss of the Season
    December 10, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team earned their biggest victory of the year so far on Tuesday night when they defeated #21 Springfield College 76-70, handing the Pride their first loss of the year after a wildly entertaining game at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Back in the Win Column with Victory Over Lions
    December 07, 2019
    BOSTON, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team stopped a two-game skid with a 97-86 victory over Emerson College in non-conference basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Brown & Plofker Gym. 
  • Beavers Prevail Over #14 Amherst After Lights Out First Half
    December 04, 2019
    BABSON PARK, Mass. – In another entertaining and tightly contested Amherst vs Babson men’s basketball contest, the host Beavers handed Amherst their second straight defeat, 87-82 on Wednesday evening at Staake Gymnasium.
  • Owls Shock #3 Amherst on Last Second Driving Layup
    November 26, 2019
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Westfield State University senior forward Jauch Green, Jr. scored on a drive with 3.7 seconds left to lift the Owls to a 68-67 victory over #3 Amherst in non-conference action at the Woodward Center on Tuesday night. 
  • Amherst Tops Fitchburg State to Win 19th Ken Wright Invitational
    November 23, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College won the 19th Ken Wright Invitational with an 84-62 victory over Fitchburg State University in non-conference basketball action on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
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