2015-16 Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Basketball to Offer Youth Boys' Basketball Camp
    April 21, 2016
    The Middlebury men's basketball program will offer a Youth Boys' Basketball Camp from August 1-4 intended for players entering grades two through nine in the fall. 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. Please CLICK HERE to read more and to sign up.
  • Men's Basketball to Offer Elite Prospect Camp
    April 12, 2016
    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 June 26 session has been cancelled, but the August 21 camp will be held as scheduled. CLICK HERE to read more and to sign up.
  • St. Amour Selected Second-Team All-Region
    March 15, 2016
    Following a successful junior season on the hardcourt, Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named a second-team All-Northeast Region recipient by d3hoops.com. The guard racked up 566 points for his junior season, the second-highest total for a campaign in the program’s history behind John Humphrey’s (1988) total of 621.
  • Late Comeback Bid Just Short as Middlebury Falls to Keene State in NCAA Tournament
    March 05, 2016
    A comeback attempt by Middlebury in the final minutes came up just short, falling to Keene State by a 74-72 score during the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in a contest played Saturday at Stockton (N.J.). The game was the eighth meeting between the two programs and the first in the NCAA Tournament, as both teams have recorded four victories. Middlebury ends its season at 18-11, while the Owls improve to 20-10 and advance to play Christopher Newport in next weekend’s “Sweet Sixteen.”
  • Panthers Win NCAA First-Round Game Over Salisbury, St. Amour Eclipses 1,000-Point Plateau
    March 04, 2016
    Middlebury moved on to the second round in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with a thrilling 75-73 win over #24 Salisbury in a contest played at Stockton (N.J.). Matt St. Amour scored a game-high 27 points, becoming the 20th player in program history to surpass the 1,000-career point plateau with 1,006. The contest was the first-ever meeting between the two programs, as Middlebury improves to 18-10 with the victory. The Panthers advance to play Keene State, a 72-71 winner in overtime over Stockton in the night's second game. Salisbury ends its season at 21-7.
  • Men’s Basketball to Play Salisbury in NCAA First-Round Game at Stockton
    March 04, 2016
    The Middlebury men's basketball team will make its seventh trip in the last nine years to the NCAA Tournament when it takes part in a regional hosted by Stockton University in New Jersey. The Panthers (17-10) will play Salisbury (21-6) in a first-round game on Friday, March 4 at 5:30 p.m. The second game features the hosts from Stockton (21-6) against Keene State (18-10) at 7:30 p.m. The winners meet on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m. in an NCAA Regional Final contest. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $5 for students, seniors and children. They will go on sale at The Sports Center approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the first game on Friday and single game on Saturday.
  • St. Amour Named All-NESCAC First Team, Brown Tabbed Coach of the Year
    March 02, 2016
    Middlebury College men's basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been selected as a first-team All-NESCAC honoree. The junior picks up his first career postseason accolade after helping lead the team to a record of 17-10 this winter. Middlebury head coach Jeff Brown was tabbed the NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers for the fourth time in his 19 years. The pair helped guide Middlebury to a NESCAC Championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2012-13.
  • St. Amour Earns NESCAC Honors
    February 29, 2016
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week for the second time this season. The junior led Middlebury to its third NESCAC Championship by averaging 21.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in wins over top-seeded Trinity and second-seeded Amherst.
  • Middlebury Wins NESCAC Title With Win Over Amherst
    February 28, 2016
    Middlebury claimed its third NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship with an exciting 81-79 win over second-seeded Amherst in the title game played at Trinity. The back-and-forth game featured 23 lead changes and 10 ties. The fourth-seeded Panthers earn the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will make their seventh trip in the last nine years when the pairings are announced Monday afternoon. Middlebury improves to 17-10 with the win, while Amherst falls to 22-5 and is expected to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers also claimed NESCAC Tournament titles in 2009 and 2011.
  • Panthers Knock Off Top-Seeded Trinity; Will Play For NESCAC Title
    February 27, 2016
    The Middlebury men's basketball team advanced to the NESCAC Championship game for the fifth time after knocking off top-seeded Trinity (19-7) by a 70-58 score in a game played at Oosting Gym in Connecticut. The fourth-seeded Panthers (16-10) will meet #2 Amherst, an 86-83 winner over #3 Tufts, in the championship game at noon on Sunday. Middlebury returns to the title game for the first time since 2012, when it capped a four-year run after earning titles in 2009 and 2011.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Play Trinity in NESCAC Semifinals
    February 25, 2016
    Middlebury continues its quest for a third NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship when it takes on top-seeded Trinity in a NESCAC Semifinal game on Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 p.m. in Oosting Gymnasium. The game between the fourth-seeded Panthers and #1 Trinity will be followed by a match-up between second-seeded Amherst and third-seeded Tufts at 4:00 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.
  • Middlebury Advances to NESCAC Semis Via Win Over Wesleyan
    February 20, 2016
    Middlebury held off a late surge by Wesleyan, picking up an 86-74 NESCAC men’s basketball quarterfinal win inside a raucous Pepin Gymnasium. Fourth-seeded Middlebury (15-10) advances to play top-seeded Trinity next weekend in Connecticut at 2:00 p.m. The other conference semifinal features #3 Tufts and #2 Amherst at 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Set to Host Wesleyan in NESCAC Quarters/Ticket Info
    February 18, 2016
    Middlebury will look for its third NESCAC Men's Basketball Championship when it hosts Wesleyan in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available to be purchased for the game with the winner advancing to the semifinal round next weekend at the highest remaining seed and the champion earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Tickets for Saturday's quarterfinal are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.
  • Middlebury Men’s Basketball Falls at Trinity
    February 13, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team fell in its regular-season finale at Trinity 97-86 on Saturday. The Panthers (14-10, 6-4) have earned the fourth seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament and hosts fifth-seeded Wesleyan in a quarterfinal next Saturday. Middlebury posted an 86-76 road win over the Cardinals on January 8. Trinity (18-6, 9-1) secured the top seed in tournament.
  • Men's Basketball Falls at #19 Amherst, Panthers Secure Home NESCAC Quarterfinal
    February 12, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team suffered an 83-70 road loss at #19 Amherst (19-4, 7-2) on Friday night. Despite the loss, the Panthers have wrapped up a home NESCAC Quarterfinal game next Saturday. Middlebury (14-9, 6-3) wraps up its regular season on Saturday when it visits Trinity for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.
  • Run in Final Minutes Gives Middlebury Win Over Bowdoin
    February 07, 2016
    A 7-0 run by Middlebury covering 2:38 late in the second half Sunday turned a 67-67 tie into a 74-67 lead, as the Panthers earned a 78-69 NESCAC victory over Bowdoin in Pepin Gymnasium. Before Sunday’s game, which was moved back a day because of weather-related issues, the Panthers honored the program’s three seniors. Middlebury (14-8, 6-2), who moves into a second-place tie with Amherst, is idle until it hits the road next Friday for a 7:00 p.m. game with the Purple & White, while Bowdoin (9-10, 2-6) hosts Bates on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
  • Late Layup Lifts Middlebury to NESCAC Win Over Colby
    February 06, 2016
    A fast-break layup by Middlebury's Jack Daly with 15 seconds left on Saturday proved to be the difference in a 67-65 NESCAC victory over Colby in Pepin Gymnasium. The visitors had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds, but a three-point field goal from the left wing rimmed out in a contest that was moved back a day because of weather-related issues. The Panthers (13-8, 5-2) are back on the court Sunday for a home game against Bowdoin at 1:00 p.m., while Colby (13-8, 1-6) travels to Hamilton for a contest at the same time.
  • Men's Basketball Games Against Colby and Bowdoin Postponed
    February 05, 2016
    Due to weather and travel conditions, the NESCAC men's basketball game featuring Colby at Middlebury scheduled for Friday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. has been postponed. The game will be played on Saturday, February 6 at 3:00 p.m., moving Saturday’s originally scheduled contest against Bowdoin to Sunday the 7th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Nets 83-74 Road Win at Keene State
    February 02, 2016
    The Middlebury men's basketball team wrapped up the non-conference portion of its schedule with an 83-74 road victory at Keene State on Tuesday as Matt St. Amour led all scorers with 32 points. The Panthers used a 14-2 run to start the second half and made 10-12 free throws in the final 1:08 to wrap up the win. Middlebury (12-8) returns to NESCAC play on Friday, hosting Colby in Pepin Gym at 7:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Falls at Hamilton on Last-Second Basket
    January 30, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team saw its four-game winning streak come to an end as Hamilton scored with 0.8 seconds left in regulation to post a 64-62 win on Saturday in Scott Field House. Andrew Groll made the deciding basket from inside the paint to lift the Continentals. The Panthers (11-8, 4-2) look to bounce back on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. when they visit Keene State, while the Continentals (10-9, 1-5) host Union on Monday at 8:00 p.m.
  • Middlebury Holds Off Lyndon State for Fourth-Straight Victory
    January 26, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team extended its winning streak to four-straight games, as the Panthers earned an 85-74 road win at Lyndon State on Tuesday. Middlebury pulled away from the Hornets in the final seven minutes with an 18-9 run, including a 6-6 performance from the foul line in the final 1:13. The Panthers (11-7) return to NESCAC play on Saturday, as they travel to Hamilton for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off, while Lyndon State (6-10) hosts Maine-Farmington on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Middlebury Pulls Away Late in Victory Over Williams
    January 24, 2016
    Middlebury outscored Williams by an 8-2 count over the final 3:06 on its way to a 75-69 NESCAC victory Sunday in Pepin Gymnasium. With the victory, the Panthers snap a five-game losing skid to the Ephs in the 108th meeting between the two programs. The Panthers (10-7, 4-1), winners of their last three contests, move into a tie for second in the league standings and will hit the road for a 7:00 p.m. non-conference game Tuesday at Lyndon State. Williams (12-6, 3-3) hosts Amherst on Wednesday in a non-conference contest at 7:00 p.m.
  • St. Amour Garners NESCAC Player of the Week Honors
    January 18, 2016
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Matt St. Amour (Swanton, Vt.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The junior averaged 17.0 points and 5.0 rebounds last week in a pair of NESCAC wins at home. In Middlebury’s 85-82 win over Tufts, he scored the Panthers’ first eight points in overtime before finishing the frame with nine of his team-high 17 points.
  • Men's Hoops Tops Bates as Brown Wins His 300th Game
    January 16, 2016
    Middlebury won its second-straight NESCAC contest as the Panthers (9-7, 3-1) defeated Bates 73-61 in Pepin Gym. The win was the 300th at Middlebury for head coach Jeff Brown, who now owns a 300-181 mark in his 19th season on the bench. The Panthers are idle until next Sunday when they host Williams at 3:00 p.m., while Bates (9-7, 2-2) visits Connecticut College next Friday.
  • Panthers Slip Past #18 Tufts in NESCAC Overtime Thriller
    January 15, 2016
    Middlebury scored the first six points of overtime and held off a late Tufts’ rally for a thrilling 85-82 NESCAC victory Friday over the 18th-ranked Jumbos in a boisterous Pepin Gymnasium. The visitors had a chance to tie at the buzzer in the extra period, but a corner three-point field goal rimmed out. The Panthers (8-7, 2-1) are back on the court Saturday for a home game against Bates at 3:00 p.m., while Tufts (11-3, 2-1) travels to Hamilton for a contest at the same time.
  • Middlebury Edged by Connecticut College on Late Basket
    January 09, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team dropped a close 82-81 decision at Connecticut College on Saturday, as the Panthers just missed coming away with the win. The Camels scored the deciding basket with 16.1 seconds remaining in regulation, while Middlebury’s last-second shot hit the rim and bounced out. The Panthers (7-7, 1-1) are back on the court on Friday with a home game against Tufts at 7:00 p.m., while the Camels (9-3, 2-0) head to City College of New York on Tuesday for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off.
  • Middlebury Pulls Away Late in NESCAC-Opening Win Over Wesleyan
    January 08, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team closed Friday’s NESCAC opener on a 16-5 run, including converting 11-12 free throws over the final 3:35, on its way to an 86-76 road victory over Wesleyan. The Panthers (7-6, 1-0) return to the court Saturday afternoon when they remain in Connecticut for a 3:00 p.m. game against Connecticut College.
  • Balanced Attack Leads Middlebury Past Southern Vermont, 92-74
    January 04, 2016
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team erupted for 55 points in the first half as the Panthers snapped Southern Vermont’s seven-game winning streak with a 92-74 victory on Monday in Pepin Gymnasium. The hosts had plenty of balance in the win, as four players reached double figures in scoring, while three posted double-doubles. The Panthers (6-6) are on the road this Friday with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off at Wesleyan, while the Mountaineers (8-3) are home on Saturday, hosting Mitchell at 3:00 p.m.
  • Late Men’s Basketball Surge Comes Up Just Short at Endicott
    January 02, 2016
    Middlebury mounted a late comeback attempt in its first game of 2016, but host Endicott knocked down its free throws over the final minutes for an 82-76 victory Saturday afternoon inside MacDonald Gymnasium. Middlebury (5-6) returns to the court Monday when it hosts Southern Vermont at 6:00 p.m., while the Gulls (5-5) travel to face Curry on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Defensive Effort Propels Men’s Basketball Past Plattsburgh State
    December 12, 2015
    The Middlebury men’s basketball team had all 13 players score, and held visiting Plattsburgh State to just 27.3 percent from the field (18-66) during a 71-49 victory Saturday afternoon over the Cardinals. The Panthers, who concluded their first-semester schedule with a 5-5 record, return to the court on Saturday, January 2, when they travel to Endicott for a 2:00 p.m. game, while Plattsburgh State (4-2) plays Stevenson next Saturday in Florida.
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