2016-17 Wesleyan University Men's Basketball News

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    March 15, 2017
    Rafferty Named Fourth Team All-Northeast Region 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.
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    March 03, 2017
    Wesleyan Falls Short in First Round of NCAA Tournament to Union, 89-83 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Wesleyan to Play Union College in NCAA First Round Action 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.
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    March 01, 2017
    Harry Rafferty '17 Named Second Team All-NESCAC 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.
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    February 27, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Championships 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.
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    February 18, 2017
    No. 4 Wesleyan Loses on Last Second Shot to No. 5 Trinity in NESCAC Quarterfinal Thriller, 51-49 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.
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    February 16, 2017
    Men's Basketball Earns No. 4 Seed at NESCAC Championships, will Host No. 5 Trinity Saturday 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.
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    February 11, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Rallies in Second Half to Cruise Past Colby in Regular-Season Finale, 82-67 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.
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    February 10, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Cruises to 93-73 Win Over Bowdoin 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.
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    February 07, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Wins Little Three Title with Thrilling 73-72 OT Win on the Road Against No. 8 Amherst 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.
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    February 03, 2017
    Wesleyan Edged by Archrival Williams on the Road, 62-60 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.
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    January 28, 2017
    Men’s Basketball Pulls Away Late to Defeat Conn. College, 85-75 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.
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    January 21, 2017
    Rafferty Reaches 1,000-Point Club as Men’s Basketball Rallies to Defeat Bates in NESCAC Thriller, 67-64 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.
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    January 20, 2017
    No. 24 Men’s Basketball Edged by No. 4 Tufts, 77-73 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.
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    January 18, 2017
    No. 24 Men's Basketball Cruises to 80-50 Win Over Emmanuel 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.
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    January 18, 2017
    Coach Herb Kenny to be Inducted into Middletown Sports Hall of Fame Former men’s head basketball coach Herb Kenny will be inducted to the Middletown Sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 26.
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    January 14, 2017
    Men's Basketball Holds on to Defeat Trinity, 65-61 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.
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    January 13, 2017
    Wesleyan Rallies from Halftime Deficit to Defeat No. 5 Amherst, 73-59 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.
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    January 07, 2017
    No. 9 Wesleyan Loses to Hamilton, 92-76 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.
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    January 06, 2017
    No. 9 Wesleyan Falls to No. 22 Middlebury, 83-65 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.
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    January 06, 2017
    Wesleyan Men's Basketball in the News 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.
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    January 03, 2017
    Wesleyan's Historic Run Comes to an End as Cardinals Fall to RIC, 62-55 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.
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    January 03, 2017
    Kuo Named NESCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week 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.
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    December 21, 2016
    No. 17 Wesleyan Knocks Off No. 4 Marietta to Remain Perfect, 81-65 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.
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    December 20, 2016
    No. 17 Wesleyan Extends Win Streak, Defeats Washington & Lee, 66-61 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.
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    December 10, 2016
    Wesleyan Extends Winning Streak, Routs Westfield State 90-52 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.
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    December 09, 2016
    Men's Basketball Featured in Middletown Press 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.
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    December 07, 2016
    Wesleyan Cruises to 77-53 Win Over Vassar 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.
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    December 03, 2016
    Men's Basketball Remains Undefeated with 72-62 Win Over Williams 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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    December 01, 2016
    Wesleyan Routs MCLA, 94-60 Andrew Gardiner ’19 scored a career- and game-high 27 points to help lead the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to a commanding 94-60 non-conference road win Thursday night against MCLA.
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    November 27, 2016
    Wesleyan Defeats RIT, 83-65 to Claim Harold Brodie Tournament Title The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team shot 57.1% (8-14) from three-point range en route to a commanding 83-65 win in the championship game of the RIT Tournament Sunday over host school, RIT.
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    November 26, 2016
    Wesleyan Rallies from Early Deficit to Defeat Hartwick, 91-79 Five players scored in double-figures Saturday night as the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team defeated Hartwick College in the first game of the RIT Tournament, 91-79.
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    November 22, 2016
    Rafferty Hits Clutch Three As Cardinals Defeat Bard, 66-58 Harry Rafferty ’17 hit a crucial three-pointer with just 1:20 remaining in regulation to give the Wesleyan University men’s basketball a four-point lead as it held on to defeat non-conference foe Bard College Tuesday night, 66-58.
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    November 19, 2016
    Wesleyan Comes From Behind to Defeat Western New England, 88-80 Trailing by nine points at halftime, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team rallied in the final 20 minutes of regulation to defeat Western New England University, 88-80, and claim the Herb Kenny Tournament title.
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    November 18, 2016
    Green Scores Career-High 21; Leads Wesleyan Past So. Maine, 84-63 Ahead by two at halftime, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team outscored the University of Southern Maine, 44-25 in the second half en route to a commanding 84-63 win Friday night in its 2016-17 season opener. The game was also the first of four contests in the annual two-day Herb Kenny Tournament, hosted by the Cardinals.
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    November 16, 2016
    Wesleyan Men's Basketball 2016-17 Season Preview After posting the best back-to-back winning seasons in program history – which included trips to the NESCAC Tournament, the NCAA Championships, a conference title, and a share of the Little Three crown – the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team eyes another successful season when it opens the 2016-17 campaign Friday, Nov. 18 with the annual Herb Kenny Tournament sponsored by Radisson Hotel Cromwell.
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    November 16, 2016
    Men’s Basketball Gives Back The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team spent the evening of Friday, November 11 giving back as part of the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mobile pack operation. All 17 players and three coaches spent two hours measuring, packing, sealing and boxing food to be sent to malnourished children in impoverished areas.
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    November 16, 2016
    Men’s Basketball Hosts Alumni Game Over 15 former Wesleyan Cardinals stepped back onto the court in Silloway Gymnasium Saturday morning to challenge the current squad and give back to their alma mater as part of the men’s basketball program’s alumni day.
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    October 03, 2016
    Wesleyan Announces 2016-17 Schedule The Wesleyan University men’s basketball team has released its schedule for the upcoming 2016-17 campaign. Entering a ninth season under head coach Joe Reilly, this year’s Cardinals will face a 24-game slate made up of formidable non-conference opponents and the usual NESCAC gauntlet.