Freshman guard Austin Hutcherson dropped 33 points on 13-of-17 shooting while going 7-of-9 from downtown to help guide the No. 15 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to a decisive 101-71 win over Southern Vermont in the first round of the NCAA Division III Championships Friday night in Silloway Gym.
Jordan Sears ’18 of the 15th-ranked Wesleyan men’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year and Austin Hutcherson ’21 was named the Rookie of the Year, as voted on by the conference coaches, while Jordan Bonner ’18 received Second Team praise when the league office released its All-Conference Teams on Wednesday.
Senior forward Maddie Bledsoe of the Wesleyan women’s basketball team and junior guard Jordan Bonner of the men’s basketball team have been named College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District® First Team selections for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom.
The No. 15-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team has earned its second consecutive at-large bid into the NCAA Division III Championship and will host first and second round games this Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3, in Silloway Gymnasium.
Jordan Bonner ’19 scored 15 points and Nathan Krill ’18 dropped 12 but the fourth-seeded Wesleyan men’s basketball team lost a defensive battle against second-seeded Williams in the NESCAC Championship game Sunday afternoon in LeFrak Gymnasium at Amherst College, 69-58.
Nathan Kill ’18 hit the game-winner from deep with :01.7 left on the clock to lift the fourth-seed and nationally-ranked No. 14 Wesleyan men’s basketball team to a thrilling 65-63 win over Little Three archrival and top-seeded Amherst on Saturday night in LeFrak Gymnasium. Krill posted a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds while hitting an incredible 7-of-11 shots from three-point range.
Wesleyan (20-5)—seeded fourth in the NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championships and ranked No. 14 nationally—will play at top-seeded Amherst (17-8) this Saturday, Feb. 24 in the conference semifinals beginning at 5:30 p.m. in LeFrak Gymnasium. The winner of Saturday’s showdown will advance to the finals where they will face the winner of No. 2 Williams (20-5) versus No. 3 Hamilton (22-3) on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2:30 p.m.
The fourth-seeded Wesleyan University men’s basketball team advanced to the NESCAC Semifinals following an impressive second half rally led by Jordan Sears ’18 and Kevin O’Brien ’19 as the Cardinals defeated fifth-seeded Middlebury College, 73-65, on Saturday afternoon in a packed Silloway Gymnasium.
No. 17 Wesleyan University (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC) earned the No. 4 seed in the 2018 NESCAC Men’s Basketball Championships and will host fifth-seeded and nationally-ranked No. 13 Middlebury College (19-5, 7-3 NESCAC) on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. in Silloway Gymnasium.
On Friday, Feb. 9, the Wesleyan University men’s basketball team claimed its second-consecutive Little Three Championship outright and has now won at least a share of the crown in each of the past three seasons.
Trailing by 13 in the first half and six at halftime, the 22nd-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team rallied in the final 20 minutes of regulation en route to a pivotal NESCAC win over Colby College, 87-71.
A three-pointer by Austin Hutcherson ’21 at the 17:03 mark of the first half gave the No. 22 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team a 5-3 lead, and the Cardinals never looked back as they cruised to a 71-57 win over Little Three archrival Amherst College Tuesday night in non-conference action.
Three players scored in double-figures for the No. 17 Wesleyan University men’s basketball team but it wasn’t enough as the Cardinals were defeated by in-state NESCAC rival Trinity College on the road Friday night, 73-60.
Junior guard Jordan Bonner of the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team was named the NESCAC Player of the Week for his stellar performance during a 3-1 stretch that included back-to-back conference wins over Bates and Tufts, respectively. Monday’s announcement by the league office marks his second weekly honor this season.
The 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team led roughly the entire game Saturday afternoon, but Tufts University rallied late to close the gap and take its first and only lead with 3:12 remaining. However, the Cardinals held the Jumbos scoreless the rest of the way en route to a thrilling 60-52 win on Senior Day in Silloway Gymnasium.
JR Bascom ’18 recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds as the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team cruised to a 68-50 win over Bates College Friday night in NESCAC action.
Jordan Bonner ’19 and Nathan Krill ’18 combined for 47 points on 18-of-29 shooting, including 9-of-15 from downtown, to help guide the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to an 86-71 win over non-conference foe Farmingdale State College on Wednesday night.
Jordan Bonner '19 hit a pair of free throws to tie the game at 68-68 with only 0.06 on the clock, but Michael Soffer of Purchase College caught an inbounds pass that was thrown the length of the court and instantly got the shot off as he banked in the buzzer-beater to defeat the No. 14 Wesleyan University men's basketball team, 71-68 on Monday night.
Saturday afternoon’s NESCAC men’s basketball matchup between No. 19 Wesleyan University and Connecticut College proved to be a tale of two halves as the Cardinals outscored the Camels 49-19 in the final 20 minutes of regulation en route to the commanding 89-51 victory.
Four players scored in double-figures, led by freshman guard Austin Hutcherson’s 21 points, as the 19th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team cruised to a 69-45 win over Johnson & Wales University in non-conference action Thursday night.
Freshman Austin Hutcherson was a perfect 5-of-5 from three-point range and finished with a game-high 19 points, and seniors JR Bascom and Nathan Krill each recorded double-doubles to help lead the 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to an impressive road win over Little Three archrival Amherst College, 70-66.
The 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team came up short against 18th-ranked Hamilton College on the road Friday night, 76-70. The Cardinals, led by freshman guard Antone Walker’s 17 points off the bench, drop to 10-3 overall and 1-2 in the NESCAC. The win for the Continentals’ keeps Hamilton’s unbeaten streak intact as it improves to 13-0 overall and 2-0 in league play.
The 14th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team defeated No. 4 Middlebury College Saturday afternoon in Silloway Gymnasium, 80-70. Three players scored in double-figures for the Cardinals, who led most of the game, as they improve to 10-2 overall and 1-1 in the NESCAC. Following the loss, the Panthers drop to 8-3 on the season and 1-1 in league play.
Friday night’s NESCAC opener featured another overtime thriller between Little Three archrivals Wesleyan University and Williams College, however, the 11th-ranked Ephs came out on top this time as they overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the 14th-ranked Cardinals, 76-68. The loss is the first for Wesleyan in Silloway Gymnasium this season as it drops to 9-2 overall and 0-1 in league play. Williams is now 10-2 on the year and 1-0 in the conference. It was the second meeting between the two programs this year with the Cardinals claiming a 72-67 win in OT on Dec. 2 in Williamstown, Mass.
The 12th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team lost its first game of the 2017-18 season Sunday night against Springfield College, 72-67, at the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic. The Cardinals won at least nine-straight games to open the year for the second consecutive season—they won 11 in a row last year—and are now 9-1 overall. With the win, the Pride improves to 6-5.
Nathan Krill ’18 led all players with 17 points and nine rebounds to help lead the 12th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team to a 79-62 win over Fitchburg State Saturday night at the Springfield/Naismith Classic hosted by Springfield College.
The 18th-ranked Wesleyan University men’s basketball team overcame an early 15-0 deficit to rally and defeat Brandeis University on Saturday afternoon, 71-61. Freshman Austin Hutcherson finished with a season-high 27 points as he went 7-of-9 from downtown.