2018-19 Men's Basketball News

  • Panthers Use Balanced Output to Edge Albertus Magnus, Brown Wins 400th
    January 15, 2019
    Middlebury used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures on Tuesday, pulling away in the second half for a 103-92 victory at Albertus Magnus (10-5). With the triumph, Panther head coach Jeff Brown earned his 400th career win. Brown, who is in his 22nd season at Middlebury, improved his career mark to 400-237 and 370-201 with the Panthers. Middlebury (13-5) returns to action on Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. NESCAC game at third-ranked Williams.
  • Men's Basketball Falls on Late Shot at Tufts
    January 12, 2019
    Brennan Morris hit a 15-foot baseline jumper with seven seconds remaining, lifting Tufts (8-9, 2-2) to an 86-84 win over Middlebury (12-5, 2-2) Saturday in Cousens Gym. The Panthers return to action on Tuesday night with a 7:00 p.m. start at Albertus Magnus.
  • Men's Basketball With Five in Double Figures in Win at Bates
    January 11, 2019
    Middlebury shot 50 percent from the floor en route to a 100-91 win over Bates (4-11, 1-2) on Friday night in Alumni Gym. The Panthers (12-4, 2-1) return to action on Saturday with a 3:00 p.m. start at Tufts.
  • Second-Half Runs Propel Middlebury Past Widener
    January 08, 2019
    Middlebury took advantage of 12-2 and 14-2 runs during Tuesday’s second half, turning a tight game into a 95-75 victory at Widener. The contest was the first meeting between the two programs. The Panthers (11-4) return to action on Friday with a 7:00 p.m. NESCAC game at Bates.  
  • No. 24 Middlebury Falls at Home to Wesleyan
    January 05, 2019
    Wesleyan hung on for an 80-77 win over #24 Middlebury (10-3, 1-1) in NESCAC action Saturday afternoon in Pepin Gym. The Panthers return to action at Widener on Tuesday, while the Cardinals (9-4, 1-1) will host Hamilton on Friday.
  • Late Run Leads No. 24 Middlebury Past Conn. College
    January 04, 2019
    Middlebury utilized a 12-2 run to end Friday’s NESCAC opener, earning a 92-80 home victory over Connecticut College (4-7, 0-1) in Pepin Gymnasium. The 24th-ranked Panthers (10-3, 1-0) return to action on Saturday when they host Wesleyan starting at 3:00 p.m., while the Camels travel to Williams at the same time.
  • Balanced Scoring Leads No. 24 Middlebury Past SUNY Canton
    January 01, 2019
    Middlebury utilized a balanced scoring output that saw six players in double figures and pulled away from SUNY Canton during a 100-66 victory Tuesday in Pepin Gymnasium. The 24th-ranked Panthers (9-3) open NESCAC play on Friday when they host Connecticut College at 7:00 p.m., while the Kangaroos (6-7) entertain Maine Maritime Academy on the same day.
  • No. 24 Middlebury Edged on the Road by No. 23 Swarthmore
    December 30, 2018
    In a battle of top-25 foes, No. 24 Middlebury put together a furious second-half comeback attempt Sunday at 23rd-ranked Swarthmore (8-2), but the hosts tallied the final seven points for an 82-80 victory in Tarble Pavilion. Middlebury (8-3) returns to action Tuesday at home against SUNY Canton at 3:00 p.m. Sunday’s contest was Middlebury’s first contest after 12 days off for the semester break.
  • Second-Half Comeback Lifts No. 24 Middlebury Over Hilbert
    December 18, 2018
    Middlebury trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, but it put together a furious comeback en route to a 95-87 road victory Tuesday over Hilbert (4-8). The 24th-ranked Panthers end their first semester of action at 8-2 and are idle until Sunday, December 30, when they travel to No. 23 Swarthmore for a 3:00 p.m. contest.
  • Second-Half Defense Leads No. 25 Panthers Past Pitt-Bradford
    December 17, 2018
    Middlebury trailed by seven at halftime of Monday’s contest at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (2-7), but the visitors held the hosts to just 17 second-half points and pulled away during a 72-53 victory. The 25th-ranked Panthers (7-2) return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Hilbert for a 3:00 p.m. contest.
  • No. 18 Panthers Utilize First-Half Runs in Win Over Skidmore
    December 08, 2018
    Behind a pair of first-half runs, Middlebury eased away from visiting Skidmore for a 71-54 victory Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium. The 18th-ranked Panthers (6-2) return to action on Monday, December 17 when they travel to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford for a 2:00 p.m. contest, while the Thoroughbreds (4-3) host Vassar on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • No. 18 Middlebury Falls at 10th-Ranked Plattsburgh State
    December 04, 2018
    Middlebury went back and forth in a tight game with host Plattsburgh State (7-0) on Tuesday evening, but the 10th-ranked Cardinals pulled away in the second half for a 92-83 victory. The 18th-ranked Panthers (5-2) return to action on Saturday afternoon when they host Skidmore at 4:00 p.m.
  • 12th-Ranked Panther Men Fall to Keene State
    December 01, 2018
    Trailing by 10 at the halftime break, the Middlebury men’s basketball team mounted a comeback attempt in the second half, but fell to visiting Keene State 93-88 Saturday afternoon in Pepin Gymnasium. Playing their third game in five days, the 12th-ranked Panthers (5-1) return to action Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at No. 13 Plattsburgh State. The Owls (4-2) host Rhode Island College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. The setback snapped a modest 10-game home winning streak for the Panthers.
  • Hot Shooting Leads Men's Basketball Past NEC
    November 29, 2018
    Middlebury shot .556 from long range on its way to a 97-68 win at New England College (4-1) on Thursday night. The 12th-ranked Panthers improve to 5-0 on the season and will host Keene State on Saturday at 3:00 p.m.
  • #12 Middlebury Improves to 4-0
    November 27, 2018
    Middlebury improved to 4-0 on the season with a 78-63 road win at Morrisville State (3-2) on Tuesday night. The 12th-ranked Panthers return to action on Thursday with a road contest at New England College.
  • Second-Half Run Leads No. 17 Panthers Past Endicott
    November 25, 2018
    Middlebury utilized a 20-4 run spanning 4:20 of action en route to a thrilling 101-96 victory Sunday over Endicott in Pepin Gymnasium. The 17th-ranked Panthers (3-0) return to action on Tuesday evening when they travel to Morrisville State at 5:30 p.m., while the Gulls (4-1) host Curry on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Cruises Past Northern Vermont-Johnson
    November 20, 2018
    Middlebury placed five players in double figures on its way to an 83-37 win over Northern Vermont University-Johnson (0-4) on Tuesday night in Pepin Gym. The 17th-ranked Panthers (2-0) return to action on Sunday when they host Endicott at 2:00 p.m., while the Badgers host Green Mountain on November 28th.
  • No. 17 Panthers Cruise Past Vermont Tech in Season Opener
    November 18, 2018
    The Middlebury men's basketball team opened its 2018-19 season with a 99-65 home victory over Vermont Tech on Sunday in Pepin Gymnasium. The 17th-ranked Panthers (1-0) return to action on Tuesday evening when they host Northern Vermont-Johnson at 5:00 p.m., while the Knights host Fisher on the same day at 2:00 p.m.
  • 2018-19 Men's Basketball Season Preview
    November 13, 2018
    Much like previous seasons, the 2018-19 edition of the Middlebury men’s basketball team is a talented group laden with depth at every position. Over the past 11 seasons, the program has accumulated 247 victories against just 64 losses for a .794 winning percentage with three appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals. With the loss of just three seniors from last year’s team, the squad has its eyes on contending for its third NESCAC Championship in the last four seasons and another deep NCAA Tournament run.
  • Merrill Tabbed Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach
    August 01, 2018
    Middlebury College has announced the hiring of Connor Merrill as an assistant men’s basketball coach. The Panton, Vermont native joins the Panther program after spending the last two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Springfield (Mass.).