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Men’s Basketball Stays Perfect

By Andrew Rigas

December 3, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team was able to stay unbeaten on the season, defeating Rensselaer 87-78 in its home opener on Sunday Nov. 30 to advance to 5-0 on the season. After a week of rest, the Panthers were ready from the get-go as Matt St. Amour ’17 opened the scoring with a three-point...

Men’s Basketball Preview

By Andrew Rigas

December 3, 2014

2013-14 record: 17-9 Captains: Dean Brierley ’15 & Hunter Merryman ’15 At first glance, it is easy to assume that this is a rebuilding year for the Middlebury men’s basketball team since it lost six seniors to graduation, including three-time all-NESCAC recipient and the program’s fourth...

Men’s Hoops Opens Season with Two Wins

By Andrew Rigas

November 19, 2014

The Middlebury men’s basketball team began its season as well as it could have by winning the Ramada Roundball Invitational this past weekend, Nov. 15-16. On Saturday, the Panthers routed Mitchell College 101-71, setting up a matchup with the host University of New England in the final. The squad squeak...

Men’s Basketball Heartbroken at Final Buzzer in NESCAC

Jack Roberts ’14 soared through the air  to try to block this Ephs three-pointer. Williams proved too much for Middlebury in the second half of a 78-75 Ephs win. (Jeff Patterson)

By Joe MacDonald

March 5, 2014

The men’s basketball season ended in disappointment with a 78-75 loss in the NESCAC semifinals against Williams on Saturday, March 1. Knowing they needed a win to extend their season, the Panthers had arguably their best offensive first half of the season, scoring 50 points against the number-nine...

Men’s Basketball Avoids Second Half Upset with Continental Victory

By Joe MacDonald

February 26, 2014

Middlebury (17-8, 6-4) kept its season alive with an 81-75 defeat of the Hamilton College Continentals (14-11, 5-5) in Pepin Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 22. The game marked the eighth straight season in which Middlebury had hosted a NESCAC playoff game by earning one of the top four seeds by virtue of...

Men’s Basketball Will Host Continentals

By Joe MacDonald

February 19, 2014

It was the best of times and the worst of times for the men’s basketball team (16-8, 6-4) last weekend. The Panthers entered the final weekend of NESCAC play with their playoff plans far from settled, needing to win at least one of two final road matchups – against Trinity on Friday, Feb. 14 and...

Men’s Basketball Secures Key NESCAC Wins After Falter

With the season hanging by a thread, Joey Kizel ’14 had a career-making weekend, scoring 30 on Friday, Feb. 7, and sinking a last second free throw (above) to seal the deal against Bowdoin on Sunday. (Campus/Kyle Finck)

By Joe MacDonald

February 12, 2014

The Panthers split their four conference matchups sandwiching February break, dropping a home game against Williams and a road game at Hamilton, over the weekend of Feb. 1. However, the following weekend the Panthers rebounded with two victories at home against Colby and Bowdoin on Feb. 7 and 9. In between,...

Men’s Hoops Grabs a Pair at the Buzzer in Connecticut

By Joe MacDonald

January 23, 2014

Middlebury squeaked out two conferences wins over the weekend by a total of five points, then hammered Johnson State on the road in a 95-65 victory on Tuesday, Jan. 21. For the second straight year, 40 minutes were not enough to decide the outcome between the Panthers and the Wesleyan Cardinals. Last...

Panthers Drop Three Straight to Tip Off New Year

Following a loss to Bates (above) in the final seconds, the Panthers bounced back with a resilient 80-66 victory against Tufts, but the team has plenty to prove in NESCAC play.  (Anthea Viragh)

By Joe MacDonald

January 16, 2014

The men’s basketball team (8-5 overall, 1-1 in NESCAC) went into winter break on a high note with a nail-biting 89-84 victory at Skidmore, but the long layoff did not favor the Panthers, who opened 2014 with three straight losses, including the NESCAC opener on Friday, Jan. 10 against Bates. Middlebury...

Men’s Hoops Falls Twice at Hoopsville Classic

By Joe MacDonald

December 4, 2013

The Middlebury men’s basketball team hoped to have plenty to be thankful for over the break with two games in the Hoopsville National Invitational Classic on Friday, Nov. 22 and Sunday, Nov. 24. Unfortunately the Panthers fell short in both contests, first by being upset by the host Stevenson Mustangs...

Men’s Basketball Wins Tip-Off Tournament

By Joe MacDonald

November 20, 2013

The Middlebury men’s basketball team opened the season with a perfect weekend to win the Rotary Tip-Off Tournament hosted by Franklin & Marshall in Lancaster, Pa. on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16.  On Friday, the Panthers won their season-opener by defeating the 21st-ranked Alvernia Crusaders...

North Central Topples Panthers 67-55 in Elite Eight

The Panthers fell in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 22 with a 67-55 defeat from North Central (Naperville, Ill.). The 2013-14 season will see the return of Joey Kizel '14, pictured above, a two-time first team All-NESCAC selection, among other talented players. (Courtesy / Keith Lucas)

By Damon Hatheway

March 25, 2013

  The Middlebury men’s basketball team fell 67-55 to North Central (Naperville, Ill.) in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 22. The 12-point loss marked Middlebury’s largest margin of defeat since the Panthers were ousted from the 2010 tournament by Rhode Island College, 75-59. “I feel like we ran...

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