2018-19 Men's Basketball News

  • Panther Profile - Sophomore Peter Carlson
    March 04, 2020
    Peter Carlson is a sophomore on the Middlebury men's basketball team. A physics major and computer science and film minor, he is involved in the Maker Space Club on campus. 
  • Longtime Coach/Administrator Russ Reilly Passes Away
    July 25, 2019
    Middlebury Athletics is sad to announce the death of longtime coach and administrator Russ Reilly, who passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Reilly worked full time for the Middlebury College Athletics Department for 29 years. In the year before his retirement, he returned to coaching men’s basketball–as a volunteer assistant–and continued in this role for the last 13 seasons.
  • Panther Men's Basketball to Offer Elite Prospect and Youth Camps
    May 14, 2019
    The Middlebury men's basketball program will offer both an Elite Prospect Camp and Youth Boys' Basketball Camp this summer.
  • Farrell Selected to D3hoops.com All-Region Team
    March 14, 2019
    Middlebury College men's basketball player Jack Farrell (Verona, N.J.) has been named a D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Third-Team selection. The sophomore helped guide the Panthers to an 18-8 mark, the NESCAC Tournament’s top seed and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Sportsmanship Teams Announced
    March 13, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) 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.
  • NESCAC Winter All-Academic Team Members Honored
    March 12, 2019
    The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) has announced its 2018-19 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 3.50. A transfer student must have completed one year of study at the institution. The following are Middlebury's 124 representatives, the highest among the 11 conference institutions.
  • Panthers Edged by No. 14 Nichols in NCAA Tournament First Round
    March 01, 2019
    Middlebury battled No. 14 Nichols in a back-and-forth NCAA Tournament opening round contest, as the Bison edged the Panthers 74-71 on Friday in Rowan’s Esby Gymnasium. Middlebury finishes its season at 18-8, while Nichols (26-2) advances to Saturday's regional final and plays the winner of Friday's second game between Emerson and the host Profs.
  • Farrell Garners First-Team All-NESCAC Accolade
    February 27, 2019
    Middlebury College men's basketball player Jack Farrell (Verona, N.J.) has garnered a First-Team All-NESCAC selection. The sophomore picks up his first career postseason accolade. Farrell and his teammates have an 18-7 record this season and will play Nichols in the first round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend at a regional hosted by Rowan.
  • Men’s Basketball Receives At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament
    February 25, 2019
    The Middlebury men's basketball team will make its 10th trip in the last 12 years to the NCAA Tournament when it takes part in a regional this weekend hosted by Rowan. The Panthers (18-7) will play Nichols (25-2) in a first-round game on Friday, March 1 at 5:30 p.m., while the other matchup features the hosts from Rowan (21-6) against Emerson (16-11) at 7:30 p.m. The winners meet on Saturday night in an NCAA Regional Final contest at 7:00 p.m.
  • McCord Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District Honoree
    February 22, 2019
    Middlebury men’s basketball forward Eric McCord (Westford, Mass.) 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 Panthers to an 18-7 overall record and a 7-3 mark in the NESCAC this winter. The Panthers are awaiting to see if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament when the field is announced on Monday at 12:30 p.m.
  • No. 25 Middlebury Falls to Tufts in NESCAC Quarters
    February 16, 2019
    Top-seeded Middlebury held a 72-67 lead with 5:32 left in Saturday’s back-and-forth NESCAC Quarterfinal, but eighth-seeded Tufts closed with an 18-4 run and earned an 85-76 win inside Pepin Gymnasium. The contest featured 14 ties and 12 lead changes. The 25th-ranked Panthers fall to 18-7 overall and will hope for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while the Jumbos (12-13) advance to next weekend’s semifinal round. 
  • Men’s Basketball Earns NESCAC’s Top Seed, Hosts Tufts in Quarters
    February 14, 2019
    Middlebury, winners of two of the last three and four overall NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championships, has earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. The NESCAC Quarterfinals are set for Saturday, February 16, as the Panthers will host No. 8 seed Tufts at 3:00 p.m. The semifinals will take place on February 23 with the championship game scheduled for February 24, with all three games being played on the campus of the highest remaining seed. The league’s champion garners an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
  • Men's Basketball to Host NESCAC Quarterfinal Game - Ticket Info.
    February 12, 2019
    Middlebury will host Colby/Tufts in a NESCAC Quarterfinal game on Saturday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m. (time subject to change). Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, February 13 at 9:55 a.m. and are priced at $5 for adults and $2 for students. They are available at the Mahaney and McCullough box offices or by calling 802-443-6433.
  • Middlebury Edged By No. 19 Amherst in Regular-Season Finale
    February 09, 2019
    Middlebury battled No. 19 Amherst in a back-and-forth NESCAC contest on Saturday in Pepin Gymnasium, as the Mammoths tallied the final five points for a 97-93 victory over the Panthers. The Panthers (18-6, 7-3) currently sit in second place in the NESCAC standings, as Amherst (20-3, 7-2) and Hamilton will play a makeup game on Tuesday in Clinton, New York at 6:00 p.m. that will determine the final league standings.
  • Bosco’s Late Three Lifts Middlebury Over No. 8 Hamilton
    February 08, 2019
    Max Bosco knocked down a three with 2.4 seconds left, propelling Middlebury to an 80-79 victory over No. 8 Hamilton (19-3, 5-3) Friday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (18-5, 7-2) controls their own destiny, as a win tomorrow against 19th-ranked Amherst at 3:00 p.m. would clinch the top seed for the upcoming NESCAC Tournament. The Continentals play on the road Saturday at 10th-ranked Williams at 3:00 p.m.
  • Second-Half Run Pushes Panthers Past Colby
    February 02, 2019
    Middlebury rattled off a 15-0 run covering 4:19 of the second half, turning a tight contest into an 81-68 victory at Colby (15-7, 3-5) Saturday in Wadsworth Gymnasium. The Panthers (17-5, 6-2) move into a tie atop the NESCAC standings with the victory and return to action on Friday when they host 11th-ranked Hamilton for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.
  • Men’s Basketball Defeats Bowdoin on the Road
    February 01, 2019
    Middlebury limited host Bowdoin to just 19 first-half points and added a balanced offensive effort during a 63-51 victory over the Polar Bears (12-8, 2-5) Friday in Morrell Gymnasium. The Panthers (16-5, 5-2) return to action on Saturday when they travel to Colby for a 3:00 p.m. tipoff.
  • Balanced Offense and Stout Defense Lead Panthers Past Trinity
    January 27, 2019
    Middlebury coupled a balanced scoring output with a stout defensive effort, limiting Trinity to just 15 first-half points, during a 75-38 victory over the Bantams (13-7, 2-4) Sunday in Pepin Gymnasium. The Panthers (15-5, 4-2) return to action on Friday when they travel to Bowdoin for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff, while Trinity plays at Wesleyan at the same time.
  • Farrell Named NESCAC Player of the Week
    January 21, 2019
    Middlebury College men’s basketball player Jack Farrell (Verona, N.J.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The sophomore averaged 23.5 points and 4.0 assists per game while shooting 60.7 percent from the floor in a 2-0 week for the Panthers. During a road victory at third-ranked Williams, Farrell scored 24 points on 9-14 shooting and dished out five assists in 26 minutes of action. He added 23 points, three assists and two steals in a road win over Albertus Magnus.
  • Panther Men Knock Off Third-Ranked Williams
    January 19, 2019
    Middlebury used a 12-2 run midway through the first half to open up a tight contest and held off a late comeback attempt by third-ranked Williams (15-2, 4-1) for an 80-66 victory on Saturday. The Panthers (14-5, 3-2) return to action on Sunday, January 27 when they host Trinity for NESCAC action beginning at 2:00 p.m.
  • 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.
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