Jumbos suffer early exit from NESCAC tournament

The Tufts men’s basketball team suffered a potential season-ending loss on Saturday at Hamilton in the first round of the conference tournament. The 91–82 defeat makes it unlikely that the Jumbos will receive a bid to the NCAA tournament. If they don’t get a bid, the Jumbos will end the year with a 17–8 record overall and […]

Tufts basketball teams prepare for regular season finales

Men’s basketball The Tufts men’s basketball team approaches the final game of the regular season with a record of 16–7. With a NESCAC record of 5–4, the sixth-place Jumbos have a lot to play for in their Sunday matchup with the Trinity Bantams (15–7): The top six teams in the NESCAC are only a handful of games apart, so the […]

Tufts cruises to home victory over UMass Dartmouth

The Tufts men’s basketball team took full advantage of its break in conference play on Tuesday night with a 111–76 win over UMass Dartmouth. In a prolific display of scoring, the Jumbos shot over 55 percent from the field and passed the century mark in points for the first time this season. Tufts quickly jumped out to a […]

Jumbos earn two midweek road wins

After a 3–3 start, the Jumbos have started to steer their season in the right direction with three straight victories. Following a buzzer-beating three-pointer by senior quad-captain Vincent Pace against Brandeis last weekend, Tufts rattled off back-to-back mid-week road wins against Emerson and UMass-Boston. Though both games show up equally in the win column, the Jumbos […]

Seasoned Jumbos set to tip off in St. Louis

No. 6 Tufts’ men’s basketball squad enters the 2017–18 season with high expectations, having compiled two straight seasons with over 20 wins and a run in the NCAA Div. III National Tournament. The Jumbos posted a 22–7 record last season and reached the Sweet Sixteen before falling to the eventual national champions, the Babson Beavers. The year before, […]

Jumbos fall to Beavers in Sweet Sixteen

On Friday, the Tufts Jumbos (22-7) concluded their 2016–2017 season with a 87-80 defeat at the hands of their hosts, the Babson Beavers (29-2). The team’s Sweet Sixteen exit ties them with the 2005–2006 squad for the second-most successful NCAA Div. III men’s basketball tournament run in program history. “It was a very exciting atmosphere […]

Tufts not throwing away its shot against Hamilton

Having secured the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC tournament for the first time in team history, the Tufts Jumbos (19-5) will host the Hamilton Continentals (16-8) on Saturday in their quarterfinals matchup. According to coach Bob Sheldon, the regular season feat carries significant emotional importance. “[The players] were excited. They actually did the Gatorade pour […]

Jumbos down Ephs to earn No. 1 seed in NESCAC for first time in program history

The men’s basketball team recorded a resounding win over Williams on Friday night to end their regular season and lock up the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC for the first time in program history. Five Jumbos scored in double digits, with three of those players coming off the bench. The team matched its regular season record from last year with […]

Jumbos put up triple digits in penultimate game of the season

The Tufts Jumbos (18-5) comfortably outpaced the Pine Manor Gators (15-8) 106-87 on Tuesday. Last year’s matchup in Chestnut Hill, Mass. was a tenser affair, as Tufts needed 26 points and 17 rebounds from senior tri-captain center Tom Palleschi to secure a 105-98 overtime victory. This year, however, the Jumbos never led by fewer than […]

Jumbos look to get back on track after road losses

Poor shooting from behind the three-point line has condemned the Jumbos (16-4) to two consecutive road defeats. According to sophomore guard Ethan Feldman, the team is now struggling through the most serious slump of the season. “This is the first time we’ve had two games in a row where we’re not shooting well, [and] where we’re […]