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 outpace Cardinals behind Vinny’s 37 points

The Tufts Jumbos (22-6) vanquished the St. John Fisher Cardinals (23-6) on Saturday night in the second round of the Div. III NCAA men’s basketball tournament, 94-81. With the victory, Tufts now advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season. Meeting them there will be the Babson Beavers (27-2), the No. 3 team […]

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 […]

Breaking out of slow-paced start, Tufts takes down Hamilton

Despite a slow first half, the Jumbos (20-5) turned it on in the second half to charge out to a safe 81-63 home win over the eighth-seeded Hamilton Continentals (16-9) on Saturday afternoon. The NESCAC quarterfinal victory earned the Jumbos a berth in the conference semifinals for a second consecutive season, but this year the team will be […]

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 […]

Jumbos remain undefeated, extend win streak to 9

Over the weekend, the Jumbos extended their domination of the NESCAC, tallying two wins over Wesleyan and Conn. College to remain the only undefeated team in the league and extending their win streak to nine. On Friday, the Jumbos overcame the Wesleyan Cardinals 77-73 in front of a huge crowd at Cousens Gym in what […]

Tufts 1-1 at New England Big Four Challenge

Though No. 3 Tufts saw off a challenge from the Brandeis University Judges 74-72 on Friday night, the Jumbos lost their first game of the season in the final of the New England Big Four Challenge held in Waltham, Mass. on Saturday. Tufts was unable to stop the Babson Beavers’ offense, losing 91-78. With the loss, the Jumbos moved […]

Jumbos seize first at John K. Adams Classic

The Jumbos (2-0) prevailed in both of their games at the John K. Adams Tip-Off Classic at The Golden Dome in Newark, N.J. en route to winning their first tournament of the regular season. Senior co-captain guard Tarik Smith led the way for Tufts and received the tournament’s Most Valuable Player award after averaging 13.0 points, […]