2016-17 Men's Basketball News

  • Three Panthers Land On NABC Honors Court
    August 03, 2017
    Three Middlebury College men’s basketball players landed spots on the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. Recent graduate Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) along with rising senior Jack Daly (Eastchester, N.Y.) and rising junior Eric McCord (Westford, Mass.) each found a place on the team.
  • Men's Basketball to Offer Youth Boys' Basketball Camp
    May 04, 2017
    The Middlebury men's basketball program will offer a Youth Boys' Basketball Camp from July 31-August 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. It is intended for players entering fifth grade through junior status in the fall and will serve to introduce athletes to instruction and drills that are implemented at Middlebury College, as well as one-on-one instruction with the Middlebury College coaching staff and current players. Please CLICK HERE to read more and to sign up.
  • Panther Men's Basketball to Offer Elite Prospect Camp
    April 14, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s basketball program will offer an Elite Prospect Camp intended for players that have a strong desire to compete and aspire to play at the collegiate level. The camp will serve to introduce athletes to instruction and drills that are implemented at Middlebury College, as well as one-on-one instruction with the Middlebury College coaching staff and current players. The camp will be held on Sunday, August 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • St. Amour Tabbed D3hoops.com All-American
    March 22, 2017
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) continues to rake in the postseason awards, earning a spot as a D3hoops.com Second-Team All-American. The accolade comes days after he was selected as a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III First-Team All-District and Second-Team All-American. Earlier this month, St. Amour was named a First-Team D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region recipient. St. Amour helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 mark, the second-most victories in the program’s history. The senior and his teammates also set numerous team single-season records.
  • St. Amour Selected NABC Coaches' All-American
    March 16, 2017
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named a National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III First-Team All-District and Second-Team All-American by the organization. The award comes just days after he was selected a First-Team All-Northeast Region recipient by D3hoops.com. St. Amour helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 mark, the second-most victories in the program’s history. The senior and his teammates also set numerous team single-season records. St. Amour becomes the third All-American in the program’s history, joining Ben Rudin ’09 and two-time recipient Ryan Sharry ’12.
  • St. Amour Garners D3hoops.com All-Region Honors, Brown Named Coach of the Year
    March 15, 2017
    After a successful career on the hardcourt, Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named a First-Team All-Northeast Region recipient by D3hoops.com. The senior guard moves up after being recognized as a second-team selection a season ago. Head coach Jeff Brown was also selected as the region’s Coach of the Year. Brown and St. Amour helped lead the Panthers to a 27-4 mark, the second-most victories in the program’s history, as well as set numerous single-season records.
  • Men's Basketball Comes Up Short In NCAA Quarterfinals
    March 11, 2017
    Middlebury had a pair of chances to tie Williams in the final 10 seconds, but the Ephs held off the Panthers and made two late free throws for a 79-75 win on Saturday in the NCAA Division III Quarterfinals in Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury (27-4) saw its 14-game winning streak come to an end, earning the second-most wins in program history. Williams (23-8) advances to the national semifinals next weekend to face Augustana.
  • Middlebury Thumps Endicott, Will Face Williams in NCAA Quarters
    March 10, 2017
    Middlebury put together a 32-8 run over the final 10 minutes of the first half, pulling away from visiting Endicott for an 89-60 triumph in NCAA Tournament action on Friday in a sold-out Pepin Gymnasium. Sixth-ranked Middlebury advances into the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second time in the last five years and will play NESCAC opponent Williams, a 78-61 winner over Susquehanna in the night's opening game, in the sectional final on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team Members Honored
    March 09, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2016-17 Winter All-Academic Selections. To be honored, a student-athlete must have reached sophomore academic standing and be a varsity letter winner with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 128 representatives, the highest among the 11 conference institutions.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    March 08, 2017
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference announced its Winter All-Sportsmanship Team for each winter sport sponsored by the conference. The All-Sportsmanship Team is composed of one student-athlete from each institution for each sport and is selected by the players and coaches from their respective team for their positive contributions to sportsmanship. The student-athlete selected must be in good academic standing and a member of the team at the conclusion of the season in order to be eligible for selection.
  • Men's Basketball Awarded an NCAA Sectional - Games Are Sold Out!
    March 05, 2017
    The Middlebury men's basketball team has been awarded an NCAA Sectional. The Panthers will host Endicott on Friday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m., with Williams and Susquehanna meeting in the first game at 5:30 p.m. The winners will battle on Saturday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. with a trip to the final four on the line. All games are sold out.
  • Middlebury Tops Lycoming to Win NCAA Regional
    March 04, 2017
    Matt St. Amour scored a game-high 30 points as Middlebury advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 2017 NCAA Basketball Tournament with a 95-76 triumph over Lycoming in a sold out Pepin Gymnasium. The sixth-ranked Panthers (26-3) move into the third round of the tournament for the first time in four years, facing Endicott at a site to be determined on Sunday. The other match-up in the sectional will be Susquehanna taking on Williams. Fifteenth-ranked Lycoming finishes its season at 24-5.
  • Middlebury Downs Farmingdale State to Advance in NCAA Tourney
    March 03, 2017
    Middlebury had three players finish with 18 points as the Panthers advanced to the second round in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with an 84-75 triumph over Farmingdale State on Friday in a sold out Pepin Gymnasium. Middlebury will play Lycoming, an 86-70 winner over Cabrini in the night's opening game, in the regional final on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. The sixth-ranked Panthers (25-3) extended their winning streak to 12-straight games, while the Rams cap their season at 20-8.
  • Men's Basketball Awarded NCAA Regional
    March 02, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team will make its eighth trip in the last 10 years to the NCAA Tournament when it hosts an NCAA Regional on March 3-4 in Pepin Gym. The Panthers will take on Farmingdale State at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening, with Lycoming and Cabrini meeting beforehand at 5:30 p.m. The winners will play on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in an NCAA Regional Final contest.
  • St. Amour Selected as a Finalist for Jostens Trophy
    March 01, 2017
    Middlebury men’s basketball senior Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named one of 10 finalists for the prestigious Jostens Trophy. The award is given to an outstanding NCAA Division III men’s and women’s basketball player who excels on the court, in the classroom and in the community. This season marks the 20th presentation of the awards, with the inaugural trophies bestowed in 1998. St. Amour is the second Panther men’s player to be named a finalist along with Ryan Sharry ’12.
  • St. Amour Named NESCAC Player of the Year, Brown Coach of the Year; Jake Brown Earns Second-Team Honors
    March 01, 2017
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been the NESCAC Player of the Year as well as a First-Team All-NESCAC selection for the second-straight season. Classmate Jake Brown (Hawley, Pa.) earned a spot on the second-team, while head coach Jeff Brown was named the conference’s Coach of the Year. St. Amour is the third Middlebury player to be recognized as the NESCAC Player of the Year, joining Ben Rudin (2009) and Ryan Sharry (2012). The group has earned a record of 24-3 this season and will host an NCAA Regional in Pepin Gym on March 3-4.
  • St. Amour Named CoSIDA Academic All-American
    February 28, 2017
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-American third team by the organization. The senior is an economics major at Middlebury, currently boasting a 3.45 grade point average.
  • St. Amour Wins Third-Straight NESCAC Player of the Week Honor
    February 27, 2017
    For the third-consecutive week, Middlebury men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. St. Amour helped lead Middlebury to its second-straight NESCAC Championship, averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of tournament wins. The senior shot .600 from the floor and made 6-13 (.462) from three-point range and currently leads the NESCAC with 22.0 points per game.
  • Middlebury Claims Second-Straight NESCAC Title With Win Over Williams
    February 26, 2017
    Middlebury claimed its second-consecutive NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship and fourth overall with an 84-62 win over sixth-seeded Williams in the title game played at Tufts. The Panthers outscored the Ephs 48-22 in the second half, including a 16-0 run to start the stanza. Second-seeded Middlebury earns the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will make their eighth trip in the last 10 years when the pairings are announced Monday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. The ninth-ranked Panthers, who enter the NCAA Tournament riding an 11-game winning streak, improve to 24-3 with the win, while Williams falls to 19-8. Middlebury also claimed NESCAC Tournament titles in 2009, 2011 and 2016.
  • Panthers Pull Away From Trinity; Will Play Williams For NESCAC Title
    February 25, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the second-straight season and sixth time overall after defeating fifth-seeded Trinity (16-10) by a 76-60 score in a game played at Tufts’ Cousens Gymnasium. The second-seeded and ninth-ranked Panthers (23-3), who claimed the 2016 NESCAC Championship, will meet sixth-seeded Williams, an 81-65 winner over the top-seeded Jumbos, in the championship game at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Play Trinity in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 22, 2017
    Middlebury continues its quest for a second-straight NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship and fourth overall when it takes on fifth-seeded Trinity in a NESCAC Semifinal game on Saturday, February 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Tufts’ Cousens Gymnasium. The game between the second-seeded Panthers and #5 Trinity will be preceded by a match-up between the top-seeded Jumbos and sixth-seeded Williams at 2:00 p.m. Semifinal winners will square off in the conference final on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. with an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament at stake.
  • St. Amour Earns Second-Straight NESCAC Player of the Week Award
    February 20, 2017
    Middlebury men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second-straight week. The senior scored a career-high 34 points on 11-21 shooting, leading Middlebury to an 88-84 win over Bates in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. He went 7-15 from behind the arc, while grabbing four rebounds to go along with five assists. Earlier in the week, he netted 30 points in a road win at Plattsburgh State, going 11-15 from the floor.
  • #10 Middlebury Advances With 88-84 Win Over Bates
    February 18, 2017
    Middlebury broke a 66-66 tie with 6:05 remaining and never relinquished that advantage, earning an 88-84 NESCAC quarterfinal win Saturday inside a boisterous Pepin Gymnasium. Second-seeded Middlebury (22-3) advances to conference semifinals and will face fifth-seeded Trinity next Saturday at Tufts. The top-seeded Jumbos play sixth-seeded Williams in the other semifinal matchup.
  • Middlebury Wins Regular-Season Finale at Plattsburgh State
    February 14, 2017
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team won its final regular-season game, downing Plattsburgh State (11-12) by a 91-70 score on the road Tuesday night. The 10th-ranked Panthers (21-3) return to action on Saturday when they host Bates in a NESCAC Quarterfinal contest at 2:00 p.m.
  • St. Amour Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    February 13, 2017
    Middlebury men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The senior had a big week for the Panthers, averaging 29.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game in wins over Amherst and Trinity. He shot 58.8 percent from the floor and from three-point range, connecting on 10-17 from beyond the arc. St. Amour also moved into fourth place all-time in the program's history at Middlebury with 1,515 points.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Host Bates in NESCAC Quarters/Ticket Info
    February 13, 2017
    Middlebury, the reigning NESCAC Men's Basketball Champions, will begin its quest for its fourth title in the program's history when it hosts Bates in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 18 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for Saturday's quarterfinal are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens and are good for both the men's and women's games. Please CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The winner advances to the semifinal round next weekend at the highest remaining seed and the champion earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • #13 Middlebury Tallies NESCAC Victory Over Trinity
    February 11, 2017
    Middlebury utilized a 21-5 run over a span of 5:27 in the latter stages of the first half on its way to a 97-80 win over Trinity on Saturday afternoon in Pepin Gym. With the victory, 13th-ranked Middlebury (20-3, 8-2) finished tied for first with Tufts in the NESCAC standings (8-2) and will be the #2 seed in the upcoming NESCAC Tournament due to the Jumbos victory on January 13. The Panthers will host a NESCAC quarterfinal game next weekend with an opponent and time to be determined. Middlebury concludes the regular-season portion of their schedule with a 5:30 p.m. tipoff on Tuesday at Plattsburgh State, while Trinity (15-9, 6-4) will play in a NESCAC Quarterfinal next weekend.
  • Men's Basketball Earns Key NESCAC Win Over #8 Amherst
    February 10, 2017
    Middlebury jumped out to a 19-point halftime lead behind 61.1 percent shooting from the floor and Amherst never got within single digits, as the Panthers picked up a 106-91 win on Friday night in Pepin Gym. With the victory, 13th-ranked Middlebury (19-3, 7-2) has secured a home NESCAC Quarterfinal game next weekend. The Panthers return to action on Saturday when they host Trinity at 3:00 p.m., while eighth-ranked Amherst (16-6, 6-3) visits Hamilton at the same time.
  • St. Amour Featured in Burlington Free Press Article
    February 09, 2017
    Middlebury senior guard Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) was recently featured in a Burlington Free Press article written by Alex Abrami. St. Amour talks about his work on the court as well as finding time to balance academics and community service in his routine.
  • St. Amour Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree
    February 09, 2017
    Middlebury men’s basketball guard Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named a College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) District I First-Team Academic All-District selection by the organization. The senior has guided the 13th-ranked Panthers to an 18-3 record and a 6-2 mark in the NESCAC, hosting #8 Amherst and Trinity in conference play this weekend in Pepin Gymnasium.
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