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 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 weekend results against Amherst and Hamilton

With its regular season and NESCAC schedule coming to a close, the Tufts men’s basketball team squared off against Amherst and Hamilton on Friday and Saturday, finishing the weekend with a win and a loss. On Saturday, the Jumbos hosted the No. 21 Hamilton Continentals (19–2) in what was likely their biggest remaining test on the regular season […]

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 […]

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 rebound from loss to Bates with win against Lesley

The Tufts men’s basketball team, ranked third in the Northeast region, split its last two games, pushing its overall record to 13–5 (3–2 NESCAC). Tufts suffered a disheartening home loss to Bates on Saturday, then responded with a dominant road win over Lesley two days later. The resilience and grit which the Jumbos have displayed all season, through […]

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 […]

Men’s basketball overcomes struggles and soldiers forward at 4–3

The Jumbos capped off a 2–1 stretch of emotional highs and lows with a last-second win over the Brandeis Judges, punched home by senior captain guard Vincent Pace’s buzzer-beating three-pointer. The shot granted the team a 4–3 record, as well as a third-place finish at the New England Big Four Challenge. The Jumbos’ defensive struggles in this […]

Men’s basketball drops to 1-2 with loss to MIT

On the night senior captain guard Vincent Pace scored his 1000th career point, the sixth-ranked Tufts Jumbos fell to the MIT Engineers, dropping their second straight game of the early season and bringing them to a modest 1-2 record. After giving up 98 points in a losing effort to Washington University, the injury-riddled Jumbos struggled defensively again in the 93-83 […]

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, […]