2017-18 Amherst Men's Basketball News

  • Men’s Basketball Goes Global for Team Bonding Experience
    August 27, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- The Amherst College men’s basketball team is back in the states, following a 10-day trip to Greece and Italy, aimed at growing the team’s cohesion on and off the court.
  • Former Amherst Hoopster Connor Johnson to Lead Delaware Blue Coats
    June 18, 2018
    WILMINGTON, Del. -- Connor Johnson, a four-year member of the Amherst College men's basketball team, has been named the Head Coach of the Delaware Blue Coats, the 76ers’ G League affiliate franchise, announced by Blue Coats General Manager Elton Brand.
  • Amherst Finishes Ninth in 2018 Learfield Directors’ Cup
    May 31, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College athletic department has completed another outstanding season, finishing 9th in the nation in the final Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup standings, which ranks schools who have reached the national level of competition in each NCAA sport.
  • Hixon Honored with VanderZwaag Distinguished Alumni Award
    April 25, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College men's basketball coach David Hixon was one of eight alumni and 26 students who received honors at the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management's Annual Awards Banquet on April 10th.
  • More than 100 Mammoths Earn NESCAC Academic All-Conference
    March 13, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. –  A total of 1,033 student-athletes, including 104 from Amherst College, have been named to the 2018 NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team by the conference office today.
  • Riopel, McCarthy Go Out As All-NESCAC Honorees
    February 28, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. – Amherst College seniors Michael Riopel and Johnny McCarthy saw their collegiate basketball careers come to a close this weekend, and on Wednesday afternoon it was announced that each of them would go out as members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball All-Conference teams for 2018.
  • Heartbreak Hits Amherst in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 24, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College led their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball semifinals against Wesleyan University with seven seconds to play, but a deep three-pointer by Nathan Krill sent the Cardinals to Sunday’s championship game with a 65-63 victory over the host Mammoths at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Ticket and Entry Information for 2018 NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships
    February 20, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- Amherst College will host the remaining rounds of the NESCAC Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships at LeFrak Gymnasium on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25.
  • 2018 NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship Central & Team Preview
    February 20, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. -- The top seeded Amherst College men's basketball team will host the New England Small College Athletic Conference post season tournament this Saturday and Sunday. No. 1 Amherst will face off against No. 4 Wesleyan with the winner taking on the winner of No. 2 Williams vs. No. 3 Hamilton on Sunday for the championship.
  • McCarthy's Quarterfinals Show Earns Weekly Honor
    February 19, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. -- Johnny McCarthy '18 was brilliant in Amherst College's thrilling quarterfinal win against Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon, and for his efforts he has been named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men's basketball Player of the Week.
  • Chery’s Late Layup Puts Mammoths Through to NESCAC Semifinals
    February 17, 2018
    AMHERST, MA. – Josh Chery ’20 converted a layup with three seconds to play and the number one Amherst College men’s basketball team held off a pesky #8 seeded Bowdoin College 71-70 in Saturday afternoon’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) quarterfinal at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Quarterfinals Preview: #1 Amherst Faces #8 Bowdoin
    February 16, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – After a dramatic final weekend in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball play, the top-seeded Amherst Mammoths will host #8 Bowdoin College in a quarterfinals game on Saturday at 4:00 pm at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Seniors Hackley & Riopel Garner Final NESCAC Player of the Week Awards
    February 12, 2018
    HADLEY, Mass. – As the final regular seasons for Amherst College basketball players Hannah Hackley and Michael Riopel came to a close, the pair of seniors turned in outstanding performances, leading each to be named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Player of the Week.
  • Senior Day Magic: Mammoths Knock off No. 5 Panthers to Win NESCAC as Hixon Collects No. 800
    February 10, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – There were lots of reasons to celebrate at LeFrak Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon, as the Amherst College men’s basketball team defeated No. 5 Middlebury College 80-68 on Senior Day to clinch the number one seed in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) and hand legendary coach Dave Hixon his 800th career win.
  • Mammoths Knock Off No. 8 Williams in Rivalry Showdown
    February 09, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team notched an impressive 72-57 victory over rivals Williams College in a New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) game on Friday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • No. 22 Wesleyan Deals Mammoths Little 3 Setback
    February 06, 2018
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team suffered a 71-57 defeat to No. 22 Wesleyan University in a non-league game on Tuesday evening.
  • Schneider's Career Day Leads Mammoths to Conference Win
    February 03, 2018
    LEWISTON, Maine -- The difference in Saturday's NESCAC men's basketball between Amherst College and Bates College proved to be little more than the difference in reach between Amherst junior Joseph Schneider and everyone else.
  • Men’s Basketball’s Win Streak Halted by Jumbos
    February 02, 2018
    MEDFORD – Amherst College men’s basketball saw their four-game winning streak come to a close with a 60-56 defeat to Tufts University on Friday night in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) action at Cousens Gym.
  • Twelve Mammoths Get into Scorebook in Non-Conference Win
    January 30, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College opened up a big lead in the opening minutes of Tuesday evening’s non-conference men’s basketball game against Rhode Island College at LeFrak Gymnasium, and were able to employ their entire roster in a 75-36 victory over the Anchormen for their fourth straight victory.
  • Amherst Takes Early Lead, Holds Off Bowdoin In Men's Basketball
    January 27, 2018
    BRUNSWICK, Maine - Michael Riopel ’18 led five Amherst players in double figures as the Mammoths men's basketball won a 75-60 contest at Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.
  • Mammoths Make it Back to Back NESCAC Victories
    January 26, 2018
    WATERVILLE, Maine -- Grant Robinson '21 and Michael Riopel '18 both had 19 points for Amherst College as the Mammoths held on for an 82-77 win over Colby College in NESCAC men's basketball Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium.
  • Mammoths End No. 14 Hamilton’s Perfect Season with NESCAC Upset
    January 20, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – It was only a matter of time until a close game against a ranked opponent went Amherst’s way this year, and the Mammoths left nothing to chance on Saturday afternoon, blowing out Hamilton College 75-49 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball actiion, ending the Continental’s perfect start to the season at 15 games.
  • Mammoths Fall Just Short in Upset Bid of No. 11 Williams
    January 17, 2018
    Williamstown, MA – Amherst College went toe to toe with No. 11 Williams College on Wednesday night, but their bid to upset the Ephs came up just short, as the Mammoths fell 72-69 in a non-league Little 3 men’s basketball matchup.
  • Amherst Comes Up Short in Tussle with No. 14 Wesleyan
    January 13, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College and Wesleyan University men’s basketball teams went back and forth in their New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) game on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium, but it was the No. 14 Cardinals who did just enough to emerge with a 70-66 victory over the Mammoths.
  • Mammoths Topple Camels for 1st NESCAC Victory
    January 12, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – With a walk-off three-pointer by senior Johnny McCarthy at the first half buzzer, Amherst College took a double-digit lead against Connecticut College, and they rode that momentum into a 72-57 win on Friday night at LeFrak Gymnasium, their first New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball win of the season.
  • Mammoths Hit Triple Digits in Win Over Judges
    January 08, 2018
    WALTHAM, Mass.  – For the first time this season, the Amherst College men’s basketball team scored 100+ points, as they defeated Brandeis University 102-82 in a non-league game on Monday night at Red Auerbach Arena.
  • Trinity Takes NESCAC Opener from Men's Basketball
    January 05, 2018
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Rookie guard Grant Robinson led all scorers with 19 points, but Amherst College fell 69-63 to Trinity College in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) men’s basketball opener for both teams this evening at Oosting Gymnasium.
  • Hot Shooting Can’t Get Mammoths Past Eastern
    January 02, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College shot 57% from the floor and got 25 points from Johnny McCarthy ’18, but it wasn’t enough to get the Mammoths past Eastern Connecticut State, as the Warriors handed them their second straight loss, 95-92, in a non-conference affair on Tuesday evening at LeFrak Gymnasium.
  • Mammoths Dealt Blow by NAIA Program Southeastern
    December 30, 2017
    LAKELAND, Fla. – Amherst College men’s basketball suffered their second loss of the year on Saturday afternoon, a 76-65 defeat at the hands of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) members Southeastern University.
  • No. 23 Mammoths Break Away from Springfield In Final Minutes, 71-66
    December 12, 2017
    The No. 23 Amherst College Men’s Basketball team got back to their winning ways Tuesday evening at Lefrak Gymnasium, breaking away from non-conference foe Springfield College in the final minutes to claim a 71-66 victory over the Pride.
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