2016-17 Amherst Men's Basketball News

  • Hopkins Named Head Men's Basketball Coach at Muhlenberg
    April 12, 2017
    Former Amherst College men's basketball player and assistant coach, Kevin Hopkins '08, was recently named the head men's basketball coach at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa.
  • McCarthy Earns NABC/D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Honors
    March 15, 2017
    Johnny McCarthy ’18 of the Amherst College men’s basketball team has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Northeast District First Team and a D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third Team honors as announced by the organization Wednesday.
  • Men’s Basketball Edged by Keene State, 69-66 in NCAA First Round
    March 03, 2017
    The Amherst College men’s basketball team received a 19-point effort from Jayde Dawson ’18, but Ty Nichols hit a three-pointer with two seconds left to lift Keene State College to a thrilling, 69-66 victory over the Purple & White in Friday afternoon’s NCAA Division III Championship First Round men’s basketball game at the Bradley Center in Mahwah, N.J.
  • McCarthy, Dawson Garner All-NESCAC Praise
    March 01, 2017
    Amherst College men’s basketball juniors Johnny McCarthy and Jayde Dawson were named All-NESCAC as announced by the league office on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Travel to Ramapo College for NCAA Action
    March 01, 2017
    The Amherst College men's basketball team is set to travel to Ramapo College for NCAA Championship First and Second Round action this Friday-Saturday, March 3-4. The Purple & White will face Keene State on Friday beginning at 5:30 p.m. in a First Round matchup, while No. 5 Ramapo and Misericordia will battle the second opening round game at 7:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Division III Championship
    February 27, 2017
    The Amherst College men's basketball team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship with first and second round action set for March 3-4 at pod host Ramapo College.
  • No. 3 Men’s Basketball Downed by No. 6 Williams, 76-69
    February 18, 2017
    The No. 3 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a combined 29 points from Johnny McCarthy ’18 and Jayde Dawson ’18, but sixth-seeded Williams College used a game-high 22-point, eight rebound effort from Daniel Aronowitz to help lift the Ephs to an upset win over the Purple & White in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC Championship Quarterfinal contest at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 3 Men’s Basketball Set to Host No. 6 Williams in NESCAC Quarterfinal Tilt
    February 15, 2017
    The third-seeded Amherst College men’s basketball team will host sixth-seeded and archrival Williams College Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. in NESCAC Championship quarterfinal action at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 8 Men’s Basketball Downs Hamilton, 86-75
    February 11, 2017
    No. 8 Amherst College men’s basketball had four starters score in double figures, led by a game-high 30-point effort from Jayde Dawson ’18 as the Purple & White secured an 86-75 victory over Hamilton College Saturday afternoon in Clinton, N.Y.
  • Dawson Scores 1,000th Point, No. 8 Men’s Basketball Falls at No. 13 Middlebury
    February 10, 2017
    No. 8 Amherst College used a team-high 24-point effort from Jayde Dawson ’18 who also scored his 1,000th point at Amherst during the process, but No. 13 Middlebury College used a game-high 31 points from Matt St. Amour and the Panthers scored 59 first half points to help seal a 106-91 victory in Friday evening’s pivotal NESCAC tilt in Middlebury, Vt.
  • No. 8 Men’s Basketball Edged by Wesleyan 73-72 in Overtime
    February 07, 2017
    No. 8 Amherst College’s second half rally falls short as Wesleyan University held on for a hard-fought, 73-72 overtime victory in Tuesday evenNo. 8 Amherst College’s second half rally falls short as Wesleyan University held on for a hard-fought, 73-72 overtime victory in Tuesday evening’s Little III men’s basketball game at LeFrak Gymnasium. ing’s Little III men’s basketball game at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • McCarthy Garners NESCAC Player of the Week Laurels
    February 06, 2017
    Amherst College junior men's basketball player Johnny McCarthy was named the NESCAC Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
  • Riopel Sparks No. 11 Men’s Basketball Past No. 9 Tufts, 84-71
    February 04, 2017
    No. 11 Amherst College used a game-high 19-point effort from Michael Riopel ’18, including a 5-for-7 showing from three-point range to help spark the Purple & White to a 84-71 victory over Tufts University in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s basketball game at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • McCarthy Nets 1,000th Point, No. 11 Men’s Basketball Bests Bates, 74-65
    February 03, 2017
    Amherst College junior Johnny McCarthy netted his 1,000th-career point and Jayde Dawson ’18 scored a game-high 27 points as the 11th-ranked Purple & White used a 41-point second half to post an impressive comeback win over NESCAC rival Bates College Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Join the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge Today!
    January 31, 2017
    The Amherst College men’s basketball team is participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer 3-Point Challenge program created jointly by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • Men's Basketball Game at Rhode Island College Postponed
    January 31, 2017
    The scheduled men's basketball game between No. 11 Amherst College and Rhode Island College on Tuesday, Jan. 31 has been postponed due to inclement weather. A makeup date is yet to be determined.
  • No. 14 Men’s Basketball Pulls Away From Trinity, 66-53
    January 28, 2017
    The No. 14 Amherst College men’s basketball team used a 17-point effort from Jayde Dawson ’18 and shot 81.8% from the free throw line to help the Purple & White pull away to a 66-53 victory over NESCAC rival Trinity College Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 14 Men’s Basketball Bests Archrival Williams, 72-64
    January 25, 2017
    No. 14 Amherst College used a team-high 21 points from Jayde Dawson ’18 and a 12-point, four assist effort from Reid Berman ’17 off the bench to help pace the Purple & White to a 72-64 victory over archrival Williams College in Little III action Wednesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 16 Men’s Basketball Downs Colby, 81-67
    January 21, 2017
    No. 16 Amherst College used a team-high 19-point effort from Johnny McCarthy ’18 who led four starters in double figures as the Purple & White notched an 81-67 victory over Colby College in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s basketball game at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • McCarthy’s Buzzer Beater Lifts No. 16 Men’s Basketball Over Bowdoin, 66-64
    January 20, 2017
    With just one second remaining in regulation and trailing 64-63, No. 16 Amherst College used a deep trey from Johnny McCarthy ’18 to lift the Purple & White to a thrilling, come-from-behind victory over Bowdoin College in Friday evening’s NESCAC men’s basketball game LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 5 Men’s Basketball Falls to Conn. College, 83-76 in Overtime
    January 14, 2017
    No. 5 Amherst College’s Johnny McCarthy ’18 scored a team-high 19 points, but Connecticut College erased a 17-point deficit at halftime, and rallied to force overtime en route to posting an 83-76 victory over the Purple & White in Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s basketball game in New London, Conn.
  • Wesleyan Rallies Past No. 5 Men’s Basketball, 73-59
    January 13, 2017
    Jayde Dawson ’18 scored a team-high 17 points but Wesleyan University erased a 32-23 halftime deficit and scored 50 points in the second half to help lift the Cardinals to a 73-59 over the No. 5 Amherst College men’s basketball team in Friday evening’s NESCAC tilt at Silloway Gymnasium in Middletown, Conn.
  • No. 3 Men’s Basketball Downs No. 25 Williams, 80-72
    January 06, 2017
    No. 3 Amherst College used a team-high 19-point effort from Jayde Dawson ’18, while the Purple & White bench contributed 30 points, to help lift the Purple & White to a 80-72 win over No. 25 Williams College in Friday evening’s NESCAC opener in Williamstown, Mass.
  • No. 3 Men’s Basketball Falls at Eastern Conn. State, 87-75
    January 03, 2017
    The No. 3 Amherst College men’s basketball team erased an 11-point deficit in the first half, but a strong second half effort by Eastern Connecticut State University allowed the Warriors to pull away to a 87-75 victory over the Purple & White in Tuesday evening’s non-conference contest in Willimantic, Conn.
  • No. 3 Men’s Basketball Surges Past Keystone, 119-69
    December 31, 2016
    The No. 3 Amherst College men’s basketball team scored 68 points in the first half, connected on 15 three-pointers, and totaled 33 assists as the Purple & White posted a convincing, 119-69 victory over Keystone College Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 1 Men’s Basketball Comeback Falls Short, Edged by Springfield, 71-70
    December 14, 2016
    No. 1 Amherst College used a game-high 25-point, nine-rebound effort from Johnny McCarthy ’18, and the Purple & White clawed back from a 10-point second half deficit, but fell 71-70 to Springfield College in Wednesday evening’s non-conference men’s basketball game at Blake Arena in Springfield, Mass.
  • Dawson Named USBWA Division III National Player of the Week
    December 13, 2016
    Amherst College junior men’s basketball player Jayde Dawson was named the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Division III Men’s National Player of the Week as announced by the organization, Tuesday.
  • Dawson Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    December 12, 2016
    Amherst College junior guard Jayde Dawson was named the NESCAC Player of the Week in men's basketball as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon.
  • Late Rally Lifts No. 1 Men’s Basketball Past Lasell, 92-68
    December 10, 2016
    Amherst College used a game-high and collegiate career-best effort from Jayde Dawson ’18, and a 10-point, 13-rebound effort from David George ’17 to help the top-ranked Purple & White battle past Lasell College Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Clutch Shooting Lifts No. 1 Men’s Basketball Past No. 2 Babson, 99-97 (2OT)
    December 08, 2016
    Johnny McCarthy ’18 swished a pair of crucial three-pointers and Jayde Dawson ’18 provided a scintillating layup as time expired to help lift the No. 1 Amherst College men’s basketball team to a sensational, 99-97 double overtime victory over No. 2 Babson College Thursday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
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