Women’s basketball falls to Scranton in Elite Eight

The Tufts Jumbos’ national championship hopes ended on Saturday after it was unceremoniously knocked out by the University of Scranton Royals in the Elite Eight. While the team defeated Messiah College 55–41 on Friday in the Sweet Sixteen, Tufts fell 44–40 to the sectional hosts the next day. This is the second straight year the Jumbos […]

Women’s basketball advances to Sweet 16

This weekend, the No. 4 Jumbos (27–2), fresh off of its NESCAC championship victory, competed in the first and second round of the NCAA Championship Tournament. In Tufts’ 11th successive trip to the NCAA tournament, the team defeated Western New England and Haverford to secure their ninth Sweet 16 appearance in program history. Junior guard/forward and […]

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 prepares for NESCAC quarter-final against Williams

The Jumbos will face the Williams Ephs this season for the third time, but on this occasion, the fate of both teams’ seasons on the line. Given the familiarity that both teams now have with each other, senior guard and co-captain Jac Knapp recognized that Tufts will have to be at the top of its game. […]

Women’s basketball closes out regular season with strong home victory over Trinity

Tufts closed out its regular season with a 60–48 home victory over Trinity College (18–6, 6–4 in NESCAC) on Sunday, sealing the third seed in the NESCAC with a 22–2 overall and 8–2 in-conference record. With Middlebury and Williams both suffering road defeats at Amherst, coupled with Trinity’s victory at Bates on Friday, both Tufts […]

After victory over Babson, women’s basketball prepares for final game of regular season

As temperatures in New England soared above those in Los Angeles, Calif. this week, the Tufts women’s basketball team (21–2) continued to play with fiery passion in their penultimate regular season game. Currently ranked at No. 6 in the nation, the Jumbos have never lost fewer than three games in a single season in program history.  […]

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 […]