2019-20 Amherst College Men's Basketball News

  • Amherst Men's Basketball Tops 100 Points in Demanding 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.
  • Amherst Into Ken Wright Invitational Championship After Best Defensive Game Since 2012
    November 22, 2019
    AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College men’s basketball team held visiting Elmira College to the lowest scoring output of any opponent since 2012 and advanced to the championship game of the 2019 Ken Wright ’52 Invitational tournament with an 89-33 win in their home opener at LeFrak Gymnasium on Friday evening.
  • Amherst Opens Season with Rout of Lasers
    November 19, 2019
    NEWTON, Mass. – Eric Sellew ’20 recorded a double-double as #4 Amherst College opened the 2019-20 season with an 86-48 victory over Lasell College in non-conference men’s basketball action Tuesday night at Lasell Gymnasium.
  • 2019-20 Amherst College Men's Basketball Preview
    November 18, 2019
    The Mammoths made a run to the Sweet Sixteen last year, and return several veterans, including senior captains Josh Chery and Eric Sellew!
  • STATEMENT FROM DON FAULSTICK, AMHERST COLLEGE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
    September 16, 2019
    Amherst College Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Hixon ‘75 will be taking a well-deserved leave from the program during the 2019-20 season. Having dedicated the last 42 uninterrupted years to Amherst College basketball, Coach Hixon will use this break to spend time with his father and reconnect with former players still involved in all levels of the game. David‘s commitment to family has been consistently reflected in the way he leads his teams, and we are happy he will have this opportunity. Aaron Toomey ‘14, in his fifth year as an assistant coach, will serve as interim head coach, effective immediately.