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 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 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 earn two midweek road wins

After a 3–3 start, the Jumbos have started to steer their season in the right direction with three straight victories. Following a buzzer-beating three-pointer by senior quad-captain Vincent Pace against Brandeis last weekend, Tufts rattled off back-to-back mid-week road wins against Emerson and UMass-Boston. Though both games show up equally in the win column, the Jumbos […]

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, […]

Men’s basketball upset by Williams in NESCAC semifinals, await likely NCAA at-large bid

A strong NESCAC tournament run from the men’s basketball team came to a disappointing end in the conference semifinal round for the second straight season on Saturday as the Jumbos were upset by the Williams Ephs in Cousens Gym by an 81-65 margin. Williams, who had upset Amherst the prior week in the quarterfinals, was the sixth seed […]

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 […]