Baldwin City, Kan. - April 24, 2018 -Small College Basketball announced that Springfield College's Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was one of 13 finalists from across the nation for the 2018 Bevo Francis Award, which recognizes the finest men's basketball player in the country who competes in the affiliations of NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA Division I, NAIA Division II, USCAA and NCCAA.
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Springfield College head men's basketball coach Charlie Brock has been named the recipient of the 2018 Glenn Robinson Award, which is presented annually to the top Division III coach in the nation.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Springfield College's Jake Ross (Northampton, Mass.) was selected to the D3hoops.com All-America Second Team after a tremendous season with the Pride. The 2018 D3hoops.com All-America team is in its 21st year, and is selected by D3hoops.com staff from nominees for D3hoops.com All-Region.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Springfield College head basketball coach Charlie Brock succeeded University of Kansas head coach Bill Self as president of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) on Sunday night during the annual NABC convention, held in conjunction with the 2018 NCAA® Division I Men's Final Four®.
SALEM, Va. - The Springfield College men's basketball team was topped by Nebraska Wesleyan, 90-78, in overtime at the NCAA Division III Championship Semifinals on Friday evening in the Salem Civic Center in front of over 1,900 fans.
AUSTIN, Texas - MIT junior forward Tim Roberts (Oak Bluffs, Mass.) has been named as a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Division III Second Team Academic All-America selection. This is the first career Academic All-America honor for Roberts as he is the 12th all-time selection for MIT men's basketball and the first since the 2012-13 season.
The Lead: Ramapo's Christopher Moseley knocked down two free throws with 0.9 seconds left in the game to defeat No. 19 MIT by a 68-66 final in the Elite Eight of the 2018 NCAA Division III Tournament. This marked the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - For the first time in program history, the Springfield College men's basketball team punched its ticket to the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four after besting No. 14 Swarthmore, 74-62, in the NCAA Division III Championship Elite 8 on Saturday night in Tarble Pavilion at Lamb Miller Field House.
The Lead: In a game that was a single-possession contest for much of the second half, the No. 19 ranked MIT men's basketball team rallied past No. 18 Middlebury on Friday night to advance to the 2018 NCAA Division III Elite Eight. This is just the second Elite Eight appearance in program history and the first time since the 2011-12 season that saw MIT end up in the Final Four. This was the team's first meeting with Middlebury since the opener of the 2006-07 season as the Engineers now hold a 13-6 advantage over the Panthers.
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Springfield College men's basketball team pulled off thrilling come-from-behind victory over No. 13 Hamilton, 92-90, in the NCAA Division III Championship Sweet 16 on Friday evening in Tarble Pavilion in Lamb Miller Field House on the campus of Swarthmore College.
RADNOR, Pa. - The Springfield College men's basketball team toppled No. 22 Cabrini, 96-88, in the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday evening in Nerney Field House on the campus of Cabrini University.
The Lead: In a game that saw the lead go back and forth throughout, the No. 19 ranked MIT men's basketball team used a late 9-1 run to come away with a 62-54 win over No. 12 Johns Hopkins to advance to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament. This is just the second Sweet 16 appearance in program history and the first time since the 2011-12 season that saw MIT end up in the Final Four. This is the fourth all-time meeting between the two schools and the first since 1984-85 as MIT now holds a 3-1 advantage over the Blue Jays.
The Lead: Led by four players in double figures and clutch shooting from three, the No. 19 ranked MIT men's basketball team advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament with an 81-67 win over Brockport on Friday night at Johns Hopkins. This marks the eighth NCAA Tournament for the Engineers under 23rd-year head coach Larry Anderson and the fourth time MIT has advanced to the second round.
RADNOR, Pa. - The Springfield College men's basketball team held on for an 88-86 victory over Albright in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Championship on Friday evening in Nerney Field House on the campus of Cabrini University.
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the Men’s Basketball All-Conference and Postseason Awards on Tuesday morning. Sitting atop the leaderboard in multiple statistical categories, Springfield’s Jake Ross has been named the Athlete of the Year while he also shares the honor of Defensive Player of the Year with MIT’s Nacho Nwana. Nwana helped the Engineers claim their second conference crown over the weekend along with his teammate Hamilton Forsythe who garnered Rookie of the Year honors.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The NCAA released the field of 64 for the upcoming Men's Basketball National Championship on Monday afternoon. The NEWMAC will see two representatives in the championship with MIT earning the AQ while Springfield was the 64th team announced during the selection show with an At-Large bid.
The Lead: Led by four players in double figures and a 16-point outing from Tournament Most Outstanding Player AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), the No. 3 seeded MIT men’s basketball captured the NEWMAC Championship with a 63-57 win over WPI on Sunday in Springfield. This is the sixth NEWMAC Championship for the Engineers under head coach Larry Anderson and will be the team’s eighth NCAA Tournament appearance. MIT has now defeated WPI in the NEWMAC Tournament for three straight seasons, including last year’s semifinal game at Babson.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Reid Walker (Lithia, FL) tied his career-high with 23 points, including the final free throw, and Chris Rodgers(Franklin, MA) forced overtime with a late layup as fourth-seeded WPI knocked off top-seeded Springfield, 84-80, in the NEWMAC Men's Basketball Championship semifinals held in Blake Arena. Kahleb Downing (Middleton, CT) canned a key 3-pointer and a jumper in the extra session.
The Lead: Led by a 23-point, 11-assist double-double from junior AJ Jurko (Weston, Fla.), the No. 3 seeded MIT men's basketball team advanced to the NEWMAC Championship Game with a 70-61 win over No. 2 seeded Babson College on Saturday afternoon. MIT will now take on WPI for the league title on Sunday afternoon after the Engineers upset top-seeded Springfield College in overtime in the first semifinal.
WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Jake Wisniewski (West Brookfield, MA) was a rebound shy of a double-double in the first half and went on to tie his career-bests of 17 points and 10 rebounds without a turnover and senior Aaron Todd (York, ME) shared game-high honors with a career-best 21 points as fourth-seeded WPI advanced to its 15th consecutive NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Championship semifinal with a 95-76 victory over fifth-seeded Wheaton Wednesday night in Harrington Auditorium.
In a 2-0 week for the Engineers, Jurko averaged a double-double with 19 points and 11.5 assists per game to go along with five rebounds and 2.5 steals per contest. Post anchored a Springfield defensive unit that helped the Pride earn two more conference victories en route to earning the top seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Championship and their first-ever outright regular season NEWMAC title.
WESTWOOD, Mass. – With the conclusion of the 2018 men’s basketball regular season this evening, the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) has released the bracket for the 2018 NEWMAC Men’s Basketball Championship. The men’s bracket consists of five teams that will compete for the crown which will begin on Wednesday, February 21st with the quarterfinal round.
Bruno led Wheaton to two big NEWMAC wins last week, defeating the conferences top ranked team Springfield at home, followed by a road win at Babson. Fitz made his impact felt on both ends of the floor this week after helping the Lions to a huge overtime victory over Clark.
WESTWOOD, Mass. – The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) is pleased to announce the 2017-18 NEWMAC Men's Basketball Academic All-Conference Team. The NEWMAC men's basketball student-athletes totaled 24 honorees this year.
In a pair of games, Jurko averaged 26.5 points, 7.5 assists and six rebounds while shooting 58.8 percent from the field, 63.6 percent from three (7 for 11) and 85.7 percent from the free throw line. The sophomore averaged 18.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game while shooting 48.4% (15-for-31) from the field.