While we were away

While we were away, many of the Jumbos’ seasons stretched into the summer. Here’s what went down: Postseason success for women’s tennis After finishing its regular season with an impressive 11–5 record and respectable performances in the NESCAC and NCAA tournaments, two members of the women’s tennis team progressed to the NCAA Individual Championships in […]

Tufts takes eighth in 2017–18 Learfield Directors’ Cup

After a year of achievement, triumph and at times heartbreak for Tufts athletics, the Jumbos finished eighth in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for the 2017–18 school year. The Directors’ Cup, which ranks colleges based on their performance in up to 18 sports that must include men’s and women’s basketball and soccer, was won by Williams for […]

Baptista, Dillon reflect on storied careers

The ever-competitive Tufts women’s basketball team will be losing two of its decorated graduating seniors, guard Lauren Dillon and forward Melissa Baptista. Both players have factored greatly into the team’s dominance over the last few years, which included playing in back-to-back NCAA championship games in 2016 and 2017, and both earned First Team All-NESCAC honors this year. Dillon […]

Jumbos’ postseason run ends with 66–48 loss to Polar Bears in Elite Eight

Playing in the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament on Saturday night, the Tufts women’s basketball team fell to a familiar foe: Bowdoin. The Jumbos defeated the Polar Bears in the NESCAC tournament semifinals on Feb. 24, with a decisive 60–48 victory. That win was redemption for Tufts, as Bowdoin won 66–53 in the teams’ regular-season matchup on Jan. […]

Jumbos advance to Sweet Sixteen for seventh straight year

No. 8 Tufts (25–4) is through to its seventh consecutive NCAA Div. III tournament Sweet Sixteen appearance after it comprehensively saw off the challenges of Westfield State (19–8) and Ithaca (21–8) at Cousens Gym this weekend. On Saturday, the Jumbos defeated the Ithaca Bombers, 61–39. Tufts’ defense was on display, as Ithaca scored fewer than 40 points […]

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 dispatches Conn. College, advances to NESCAC semifinals

The Tufts women’s basketball team’s offensive production was on display on Saturday, as it saw off Conn. College for the second time in three weeks, defeating the visitors 85–48 in the first round of the NESCAC tournament. The 85 points that third-seeded Tufts put up on Saturday afternoon was its highest tally since defeating University of New […]

Jumbos see off Bantams in final regular season game

In the final game of its regular season, the Tufts women’s basketball team crashed Trinity’s Senior Day celebrations, defeating its hosts 59–40. The Jumbos demonstrated their defensive resilience, holding the Bantams to more than 20 points below their season scoring average. Tufts first-year guard/forward Emily Briggs said the positive result reflects the team’s preparation. “Leading up to the game … […]

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 falls to Amherst in national championship rematch, defeats Hamilton

In a rematch of last year’s Div. III championship game, No. 9 Tufts (20–3) traveled to No. 1 Amherst (22–0) on Friday with hopes of avenging that loss and overthrowing the hosts as the top team in the NESCAC standings just weeks before the conference tournament. Despite a second half rally, the Jumbos fell to their Mammoth rivals, 50–43. […]