2016-17 Wesleyan University Men's Basketball News

  • Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach Max Sass Named Under Armour 30-Under-30 Honoree
    April 18, 2017
    Wesleyan University men’s basketball assistant coach Max Sass has been recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), and was named a 2016-17 Under Armour 30-under-30 honoree, as announced Tuesday by the NABC.
  • Rafferty Named Fourth Team All-Northeast Region
    March 15, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior guard Harry Rafferty of the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was named a Fourth Team All-Northeast Region selection by D3hoops.com for his stellar performance throughout the 2016-17 season.
  • Wesleyan Falls Short in First Round of NCAA Tournament to Union, 89-83
    March 03, 2017
    Senior Harry Rafferty scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, but the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was unable to overcome a first half deficit as the Cardinals lost to Union College in the First Round of the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships Friday night, 89-83.
  • Wesleyan to Play Union College in NCAA First Round Action
    March 01, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – For the second time in the past three years, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team is headed to the NCAA Division III Championships. The Cardinals, with a 19-6 overall record, earned their first-ever at-large bid into the tournament and will play Union College (16-10) – the Liberty League Champions – this Friday, March 3 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Harry Rafferty '17 Named Second Team All-NESCAC
    March 01, 2017
    HADLEY, Mass. – Senior guard Harry Rafferty of the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team has been named a Second Team All-NESCAC selection, as voted on by the conference coaches and announced Wednesday by the league office.
  • Men’s Basketball Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships
    February 27, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team earned its first-ever at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Division III Championships, and will play Union College (16-10) in the First Round on Friday, March 3 in Rochester, N.Y.
  • No. 4 Wesleyan Loses on Last Second Shot to No. 5 Trinity in NESCAC Quarterfinal Thriller, 51-49
    February 18, 2017
    Trailing for the majority of the game, fifth-seeded Trinity College slowly cut into the deficit in the second half and Ed Ogundeko hit a game-winning jumper with :01 on the clock to hand the fourth-seeded Wesleyan University men’s basketball team a heartbreaking loss in the NESCAC Quarterfinals, 51-49.
  • Men's Basketball Earns No. 4 Seed at NESCAC Championships, will Host No. 5 Trinity Saturday
    February 16, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The 24th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team earned the No. 4 seed in the NESCAC Championships and will host in-state rival and fifth-seeded Trinity College Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. The Cardinals are hosting their first conference tournament game since 2012 after posting a 6-4 league mark during regular season play. Admission for the game will be free to all fans.
  • Men’s Basketball Rallies in Second Half to Cruise Past Colby in Regular-Season Finale, 82-67
    February 11, 2017
    Tied 33-33 at halftime, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team rallied in the second half as it cruised to a commanding 82-67 win over Colby College Saturday afternoon in the team’s 2016-17 regular-season finale.
  • Men’s Basketball Cruises to 93-73 Win Over Bowdoin
    February 10, 2017
    Joseph Kuo ’17 posted a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, and Harry Rafferty ’17 recorded game-highs of 19 points and seven assists as the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team cruised to a commanding 93-72 win over Bowdoin College Friday night in a critical NESCAC matchup at Silloway Gymnasium.
  • Men’s Basketball Wins Little Three Title with Thrilling 73-72 OT Win on the Road Against No. 8 Amherst
    February 07, 2017
    Jordan Bonner ’19 knocked down a three-point buzzer-beater to send the game into overtime, and then hit the game-winning free throws to help guide the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to a thrilling 73-72 OT win on the road against No. 8 Amherst College Tuesday night in non-conference action. With the win, the Cardinals snapped Amherst’s 30-game home winning streak and claimed the Little Three title outright.
  • Wesleyan Edged by Archrival Williams on the Road, 62-60
    February 03, 2017
    Harry Rafferty ’19 scored a game-high 23 points but it wasn’t enough as the No. 23 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was edged by Little Three rival Williams College on the road Friday night, 62-60.
  • Men’s Basketball Pulls Away Late to Defeat Conn. College, 85-75
    January 28, 2017
    Seniors Joseph Kuo and Harry Rafferty, as well as sophomore Jordan Bonner each scored at least 20 points as the No. 25 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team pulled away late to defeat Connecticut College on the road Saturday afternoon, 85-75.
  • Rafferty Reaches 1,000-Point Club as Men’s Basketball Rallies to Defeat Bates in NESCAC Thriller, 67-64
    January 21, 2017
    Trailing at halftime, the 24th-ranked Wesleyan University men's basketball team rallied in the second half to edge Bates College on the road, 67-64, as senior Harry Rafferty scored 15 points to reach the 1,000-point club.
  • No. 24 Men’s Basketball Edged by No. 4 Tufts, 77-73
    January 20, 2017
    The 24th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team dropped a difficult NESCAC matchup on the road at No. 4 Tufts University Friday night, 77-73.
  • No. 24 Men's Basketball Cruises to 80-50 Win Over Emmanuel
    January 18, 2017
    The 24th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team cruised to a commanding 80-50 win over Emmanuel College Wednesday night as the Cardinals improved to 8-1 at Silloway Gymnasium this season.
  • Coach Herb Kenny to be Inducted into Middletown Sports Hall of Fame
    January 18, 2017
    Former men’s head basketball coach Herb Kenny will be inducted to the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 26.
  • Men's Basketball Holds on to Defeat Trinity, 65-61
    January 14, 2017
    Joseph Kuo ’17 recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team held on to defeat in-state rival Trinity College in a NESCAC thriller Saturday at home, 65-61.
  • Wesleyan Rallies from Halftime Deficit to Defeat No. 5 Amherst, 73-59
    January 13, 2017
    Trailing by nine at halftime, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team went on an incredible 25-6 run to open the second half as the Cardinals rallied to defeat Little Three rival and No. 5 Amherst College, 73-59. Friday night’s game counted towards the NESCAC standings, as Wesleyan earned its second win against a top-5 opponent this season.
  • No. 9 Wesleyan Loses to Hamilton, 92-76
    January 07, 2017
    Nathan Krill ’18 and Kevin O’Brien ’19 each scored 20 points, both career-highs, but the ninth-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team fell to Hamilton College Saturday on the road, 92-76.
  • No. 9 Wesleyan Falls to No. 22 Middlebury, 83-65
    January 06, 2017
    Joseph Kuo ’17 and Salim Green ’19 of the No. 9 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team each scored 18 points, but the Cardinals dropped its NESCAC opener on the road against No. 22 Middlebury, 83-65.
  • Wesleyan Men's Basketball in the News
    January 06, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The nationally-ranked No. 9 Wesleyan University men's basketball team earned its way into the top-10 of the D3hoops.com Top 25 poll for the first time in program history, and have garnered local and regional recognition from several media outlets for its outstanding 11-1 start to the season.
  • Wesleyan's Historic Run Comes to an End as Cardinals Fall to RIC, 62-55
    January 03, 2017
    The ninth-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team saw its 11-game win streak come to an end Tuesday night as the Cardinals were edged by non-conference foe Rhode Island College, 62-55. Wesleyan’s impressive 11-straight wins to start the season was its second-best start in program history, trailing only the 1911-12 Cardinals squad that finished the year with a perfect 13-0 mark.
  • Kuo Named NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
    January 03, 2017
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Senior forward Joseph Kuo of the No. 9 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for his stellar performance in two wins over Washington and Lee University, 66-61, and then-No. 4 Marietta College, 81-65, during the Daytona Beach Shootout.
  • No. 17 Wesleyan Knocks Off No. 4 Marietta to Remain Perfect, 81-65
    December 21, 2016
    The 17th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team continued its historic run Wednesday night by defeating fourth-ranked Marietta College, 81-65, and remains perfect this season with an 11-0 record.
  • No. 17 Wesleyan Extends Win Streak, Defeats Washington & Lee, 66-61
    December 20, 2016
    The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team – which earned its way into the top-25 D3hoops.com Poll this week with a No. 17 ranking – increased its win streak to 10 games as the Cardinals rallied in the second half to defeat Washington & Lee, 66-61 in Daytona Beach, Fla.
  • Wesleyan Extends Winning Streak, Routs Westfield State 90-52
    December 10, 2016
    Harry Rafferty ’17 went 7-of-9 from three-point range to help the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team extend its winning streak to nine consecutive games with a decisive 90-52 win on the road against Westfield State.
  • Men's Basketball Featured in Middletown Press
    December 09, 2016
    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - Following its 77-53 win over Vassar College, the Wesleyan University men's basketball team extended its win streak to eight games. The Cardinals' perfect 8-0 record is the program's best start to a season in 80 years, and featured a story in the Middletown Press by author Jimmy Zanor.
  • Wesleyan Cruises to 77-53 Win Over Vassar
    December 07, 2016
    The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team, led by a team-high 15 points from Salim Green ’19, cruised to a commanding 77-53 win over non-conference opponent Vassar College Wednesday night.
  • Men's Basketball Remains Undefeated with 72-62 Win Over Williams
    December 03, 2016
    Five players scored in double-figures for the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team as the Cardinals remained undefeated with a 72-62 win over Little Three rival Williams College Saturday night.
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