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 look to avenge Dec. 3 loss in Sweet-Sixteen

Having earned their second consecutive Sweet Sixteen berth, the No. 14-ranked Tufts Jumbos (22-6) continue their NCAA Div. III men’s basketball tournament campaign against the No. 3-ranked Babson Beavers (27-2) Friday. The contest will serve as a rematch of the final game of the Big Four Classic in Waltham, Mass., when Babson overcame Tufts, 91-78. […]


From Seattle to Somerville: KJ Garrett’s journey to brown and blue

After finishing high school in Los Angeles, Calif., junior KJ Garrett went to the University of Washington to play Div. I men’s basketball for the Huskies (9-21). After two years of frustration, however, he decided to transfer across the country. Garrett’s transfer was not just one from the University of Washington to Tufts, but one from the […]


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 […]


Tufts falls short against Amherst again, looks forward to NCAA tournament

A 21-point blitz by No. 1 Amherst in the third quarter was the key factor that drove the team to its second consecutive NESCAC championship title on Sunday as it defeated No. 3 Tufts 41-37, finishing the season undefeated. The championship game was played at a frenetic pace, with 21 turnovers in the first half. […]


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 […]


Tufts not throwing away its shot against Hamilton

Having secured the No. 1 seed in the NESCAC tournament for the first time in team history, the Tufts Jumbos (19-5) will host the Hamilton Continentals (16-8) on Saturday in their quarterfinals matchup. According to coach Bob Sheldon, the regular season feat carries significant emotional importance. “[The players] were excited. They actually did the Gatorade pour […]


Tufts completes regular season with two dominant victories

Tufts (23-1) recovered from its narrow 36-35 loss at home to Amherst on Feb. 4 with two victories to wrap up its regular season. The team limited its opponents to just 27 points on both nights, with a 61-27 victory at Williams (15-9) on Friday night and a 74-27 victory over visiting Rhode Island College (5-18) […]


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 […]


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