Women’s basketball wins NESCAC Championship over undefeated Bowdoin

For the first time since the 2014–2015 season, the No. 6 ranked Jumbos (25–2) are once again NESCAC champions. En route to the title, Tufts saw off the only two teams that they had lost to in the regular season. On Saturday, the Jumbos beat the No. 4 ranked Amherst College Mammoths (23–3) by one point, finding […]

Women’s basketball prepares for semifinal against rival Amherst

It’s been 10,000 years since the legendary mammoth and the mighty elephant coexisted on Earth. But on Saturday, the two behemoths clash again as the juggernaut No. 6-ranked Tufts Jumbos Women’s Basketball team (23–2) travels to Brunswick, Maine to face off against their rivals, the No. 4-ranked Amherst College Mammoths (23–2). The stakes have not been higher […]

Women’s basketball defeats Williams in NESCAC quarterfinal play

Tufts saw off Williams on Saturday at Cousens Gym and moved on to the NESCAC semi-finals for the sixth straight season with a 75–51 victory over its sixth-seeded rivals. Despite beating Williams twice already this season, Tufts did not take anything for granted. “We knew we were playing them for the third time and we knew that […]

Women’s basketball earns NESCAC victory after defensive loss

Prior to Super Bowl Sunday, the No. 4 Tufts women’s basketball team (20–2) demonstrated the importance of playing strong, defensive basketball on the collegiate court. Nowhere is defensive play more important than in the NESCAC — a conference that currently hosts three of the top five teams in the nation — and this weekend, the Jumbos welcomed two […]

Women’s basketball displays defensive prowess in key conference victories

Tufts consolidated its defensive turnaround since the start of the year with a home victory over Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and two important conference road wins to keep pace with the NESCAC leaders Bowdoin. With the three wins, the Jumbos move up to fourth in the nation and sit at 19–1, just one game behind […]

Women’s basketball victorious in back-to-back defensive games

This past weekend brought huge victories for a praised New England dynasty, led by a head coach who has been at the helm since the early 2000s. The 16–1 Jumbos rumbled on this week, picking up a 65–49 win over the Worcester State Lancers (12–5) on Wednesday and a 72–51 victory over the Bates Bobcats (7–8) […]

Women’s basketball prepares for season opener

Winter is coming for Tufts sports, and with the change of season comes the opening games of several of Tufts’ most successful sports teams. Sitting high among these is the Tufts women’s basketball team, currently ranked No. 6 in the country. The Jumbos have proven time and time again in recent years why they are one […]

Who’s Who in the NESCAC

Hamilton College Chartered in 1812, Hamilton College is the only New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) school located outside of New England, calling Clinton, N.Y. home. Hamilton College pays homage to founding father Alexander Hamilton, the namesake of the school. Hamilton’s school colors are buff and blue, in reference to the colors of the New […]

Tufts comes up just short in NESCAC Championship game for third straight year

The Tufts women’s basketball team continued its run through the NESCAC tournament over the weekend. On Saturday, Tufts defeated Bowdoin to advance to its fifth straight NESCAC Championship game the following day, where it fell just short in a low-scoring contest to a familiar foe: Amherst. The Mammoths and Jumbos have met in the conference championship in four of the last five […]

Tufts basketball teams prepare for conference tournament

Women’s Basketball After both teams ended their regular season action with wins, the men’s and women’s teams embark on their postseason journeys this weekend with the commencement of the NESCAC tournament. The women’s team wrapped up its regular season at Trinity last week, winning 59–40. The victory pushed the Jumbos’ record to 21–3 on the season, with an 8–2 […]