Men’s basketball set to take on Saint Joseph’s in season opener

The Jumbos open their season this weekend in the Courtyard by Marriott tournament at Roger Williams University (RWU). The team will play two matches, first against Saint Joseph’s (Maine) on Friday night before taking on the winner of the Anna Maria-RWU matchup on Saturday. The team looks to build upon last year’s success where it reached […]

Tufts defeats Trinity in regular season finale

Wrapping up its regular season with a final home win before the NESCAC playoffs, Tufts (6–4 in the NESCAC) hosted Trinity (4–6) in a Sunday afternoon game. With the Jumbos sitting at sixth in the conference and the Bantams seventh, the game had the potential to flip the standings ahead of the NESCAC tournament, but the hosts pulled out […]

Tufts splits road trip, now 4–3 in NESCAC

The Tufts men’s basketball team went into the weekend with a heightened sense of urgency, as it prepared to face two in-conference opponents on the road. The Jumbos held a 3–2 record in the NESCAC and dropped slightly in the conference standings with a 4–3 record after splitting the weekend matchups. The team currently sits sixth in the […]

Jumbos go 3–1 to start NESCAC play during successful winter break run

With winter recess in session, the Jumbos were able to put down the books for a few weeks and pick up some key wins as conference play in the NESCAC began. The team played six games during break, putting up a 5–1 record and most recently losing to Middlebury — a loss that snapped Tufts’ nine-game […]

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 […]

Jumbos look to avenge Dec. 3 loss in Sweet-Sixteen

Having earned their second consecutive Sweet Sixteen berth, the No. 14-ranked Tufts Jumbos (22-6) continue their NCAA Div. III men’s basketball tournament campaign against the No. 3-ranked Babson Beavers (27-2) Friday. The contest will serve as a rematch of the final game of the Big Four Classic in Waltham, Mass., when Babson overcame Tufts, 91-78. […]

From Seattle to Somerville: KJ Garrett’s journey to brown and blue

After finishing high school in Los Angeles, Calif., junior KJ Garrett went to the University of Washington to play Div. I men’s basketball for the Huskies (9-21). After two years of frustration, however, he decided to transfer across the country. Garrett’s transfer was not just one from the University of Washington to Tufts, but one from the […]

Tufts to face Salem State in NCAA first round

Despite falling to the Williams Ephs (19-8) in the semifinals of the NESCAC tournament, the Tufts Jumbos (20-6) secured a spot in the Div. III NCAA men’s basketball tournament for the second consecutive year. The Jumbos will travel to Bobby Wanzer Court in Pittsford, N.Y. to face off against the Salem State Vikings (17-10). According to […]

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 […]