2015-16 Amherst Men's Basketball News

  • No. 15 Amherst Edged by No. 2 Benedictine, 63-60 in NCAA Semifinal
    March 18, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team fell to No. 2 Benedictine University, 63-60 in Friday evening’s hard-fought, NCAA Division III Championship Final Four contest at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.
  • No. 15 Amherst Set for NCAA Final Four Action Versus No. 2 Benedictine
    March 15, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team is returning to the NCAA Division III Final Four for the third time in the last four seasons thanks to an 86-73 victory over No. 20 Tufts University Saturday evening in an NCAA Quarterfinal tilt at Cousens Gymnasium in Medford, Mass.
  • Green Earns D3hoops.com All-Region Honors
    March 15, 2016
    Amherst College men’s basketball player Connor Green ’16 earned D3hoops.com All-Region recognition as recently announced by the website.
  • FINAL FOUR BOUND! No. 15 Amherst Downs No. 20 Tufts, 86-73
    March 12, 2016
    Connor Green ’16 scored a game-high 25 points as the 15th-ranked Amherst College men’s basketball team posted an 86-73 victory over No. 20 Tufts University in Saturday evening’s NCAA Division III Championship Sectional Final at Cousens Gymnasium in Medford, Mass.
  • No. 15 Amherst Pulls Away From No. 16 Babson, 88-76
    March 11, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team shot 52.5% from the field and cashed in on nine three-pointers to help the Purple & White seal an 88-76 victory over No. 16 Babson College in Friday evening’s NCAA Division III Championship Sweet Sixteen contest at Cousens Gymnasium on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
  • Listen Live to Coach Hixon on Hoopsville!
    March 10, 2016
    Amherst College head men's basketball coach David Hixon '75 will be featured on Hoopsville tonight at 8:15 p.m. ahead of the Purple & White's NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen game against No. 16 Babson College at 5 p.m. at Cousens Gymnasium on the campus of Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
  • Amherst Gears Up for Babson
    March 09, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team is set to take on No. 16 Babson College in the NCAA Division III Sweet Sixteen Friday, March 11 at 5 p.m. at Cousens Gymnasium on the campus of Sectional host Tufts University in Medford, Mass.
  • Amherst Travels to Tufts for NCAA Sectionals
    March 06, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men's basketball team travels to Tufts University for the NCAA Division III Championship Sectionals Friday and Saturday, March 11-12 and will take on Babson College in a Sweet Sixteen contest.
  • McCarthy’s Clutch Free Throws Lift No. 15 Amherst Over SUNY Cortland, 69-68
    March 05, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a pair of Johnny McCarthy ’18 free throws with five seconds remaining in regulation to lift the Purple & White to a sensational, 69-68 victory over SUNY Cortland in Saturday evening’s NCAA Division III Championship Second Round game at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 15 Amherst Advances Past Husson, 74-72
    March 04, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a go-ahead three-pointer by Jeff Racy ’17 with 15 seconds left, as the Purple & White notched a thrilling, 74-72 victory over Husson University in Friday evening’s NCAA Division III First Round tilt at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Green Named Second Team All-NESCAC
    March 02, 2016
    Amherst College senior guard Connor Green was named Second Team All-NESCAC as announced by the league office Wednesday afternoon.
  • Amherst Set to Host NCAA First and Second Rounds
    March 02, 2016
    The No. 15 Amherst College men's basketball team is set to host NCAA Division III First and Second Round games Friday and Saturday, March 4-5 at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Amherst Set to Host Husson in NCAA First Round
    February 29, 2016
    The Amherst College men's basketball team garnered an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship and will host Husson University in the First Round on Friday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. at LeFrak Gymnasium. The other first round matchup features WPI and SUNY Cortland at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.
  • Amherst Edged by Middlebury, 81-79 in NESCAC Title Game
    February 28, 2016
    The No. 13 and second-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team fell to fourth-seeded Middlebury College, 81-79 in Sunday afternoon’s hard-fought NESCAC Championship title contest at top-seeded Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
  • Amherst Outlasts Tufts, 86-83, Advances to NESCAC Title Game
    February 27, 2016
    Michael Riopel ’18 swished a trey with 17 seconds left, and Jayde Dawson ’18 drained a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left, as the No. 13 and second-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team held on for a thrilling, 86-83 victory over third-seed Tufts University in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC Semifinal tilt at top-seeded Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.
  • Amherst Ready for NESCAC Semifinals
    February 25, 2016
    The No. 13 and second-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team is set for its NESCAC Championship semifinal showdown with third-seeded Tufts University Saturday, February 27 at 4 p.m. on the campus of top-seeded Trinity College at Oosting Gymnasium.
  • Green Named NESCAC Co-Player of the Week
    February 22, 2016
    Connor Green ’16 of the No. 13 Amherst College men’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Co-Player of the Week for men’s basketball as announced by the league office Monday.
  • Green Nets 29 as Amherst Fends Off Bowdoin, 83-76
    February 20, 2016
    Connor Green ’16 scored 29 points on the strength of six treys to help lift the No. 16 and second-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team to an 83-76 victory over seventh-seeded Bowdoin College in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC Quarterfinal contest at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 16 Amherst Ready to Host Bowdoin College in NESCAC Quarterfinal
    February 18, 2016
    The No. 16 Amherst College men’s basketball team finished the 2015-16 regular season with a 20-4 overall record and an 8-2 mark in league action and earned the second seed in the upcoming NESCAC Championship tournament. The Purple & White will host seventh-seeded Bowdoin College Saturday at 4 p.m. at LeFrak Gymnasium in quarterfinal play.
  • Stellar Three-Point Shooting Sparks No. 19 Amherst Past Hamilton, 65-53
    February 13, 2016
    The No. 19 Amherst College men’s basketball team used four treys from Connor Green ’16 and Jeff Racy ’17, and three triples from Jayde Dawson ’18, to help pace the Purple & White to a 65-53 victory over Hamilton College in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s basketball regular season finale at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Racy Hits Six Treys to Lift No. 19 Amherst Past Middlebury, 83-70
    February 12, 2016
    Amherst College junior Jeff Racy was 6-for-6 from three-point range and finished with a team-high 18 points to help spark the 19th-ranked Purple & White to an 83-70 victory over Middlebury College in Friday evening’s NESCAC tilt at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 11 Amherst Falls to Tufts, 84-73
    February 06, 2016
    The No. 11 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a 28-point, nine rebound effort from Connor Green ’16, but Tufts University held a 45-31 lead at halftime and fended off a late run by the Purple & White to help the Jumbos to an 84-73 victory in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC tilt in Medford, Mass.
  • McCarthy Drops 25 as No. 11 Amherst Downs Bates, 88-69
    February 05, 2016
    Amherst College sophomore Johnny McCarthy netted a game-high 25 points and pulled in a game-best 13 boards to help spark the 11th-ranked Purple & White to an 88-69 NESCAC victory over Bates College Friday evening at Alumni Gymnasium in Lewiston, Maine.
  • No. 11 Amherst Uses Strong Second Half to Down Rhode Island College, 88-51
    February 02, 2016
    No. 11 Amherst College used a 21-point, nine-rebound effort from Connor Green ’16, and the Purple & White shot 53.3% from the floor to help secure an 88-51 victory over Rhode Island College Tuesday evening in non-conference play at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 14 Amherst Outlasts Trinity, 89-82
    January 30, 2016
    Sophomores Jayde Dawson and Johnny McCarthy combined to score 45 points as the No. 14 Amherst College men’s basketball team fended off a late 12-5 run by Trinity College with less than two minutes to play as the Purple & White earned an 89-82 NESCAC victory over the Bantams Saturday afternoon in Hartford, Conn.
  • Strong First Half Lifts No. 14 Amherst Past Williams, 71-50
    January 27, 2016
    Amherst College used a strong first half, and a stellar performance on the glass to help pace the 14th-ranked Purple & White to a 71-50 victory over NESCAC and Little III rival Williams College Wednesday evening in non-league action in Williamstown, Mass.
  • No. 8 Amherst Edged by Colby, 66-64
    January 23, 2016
    Connor Green ’16 scored a team-high 13 points and hauled in a game-best nine rebounds, while Reid Berman ’17 dished out seven assists and scored 10 points off the bench, but clutch free throw shooting by John Gallego with less than a minute to play lifted Colby College to a hard-fought, 66-64 victory over No. 8 Amherst College in Saturday afternoon’s men’s basketball contest in Waterville, Maine.
  • No. 8 Amherst's Strong Second Half Seals Comeback Win Over Bowdoin
    January 22, 2016
    The No. 8 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a 27-point effort from Connor Green ’16, and the Purple & White erased an 11-point halftime deficit to post a thrilling, 92-78 come-from-behind victory over Bowdoin College in Friday evening’s NESCAC tilt in Brunswick, Maine.
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