Worcester, MA --- WPI men’s basketball standout Antoine Coleman has been chosen to represent the institution at the 2007 NCAA National Leadership Conference to be held May 27 through 31 at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Coleman will be the first WPI student-athlete to participate in the conference.
Babson Park, MA - After a three-year absence the Division III New England Basketball Coaches Association has resurrected its Senior All-Star Game with all proceeds benefiting the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign. The game will be played at Babson's Staake Gymnasium this Sunday, April 22, at 5 p.m.
Amherst, MA - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the members of the 2007 All-Northeast District Team, with two members of the Amherst College squad earning the honor. Junior point guard Andrew Olson (San Diego, CA) and senior quad-captain Dan Wheeler (Bloomington, MN) were each named to the Northeast First Team, while Olson was also named the Northeast Player of the Year. Amherst head coach Dave Hixon was named the district’s Coach of the Year.
Mahwah, NJ - The first round of the 2007 NCAA DIII Men's Basketball tournament commenced at the Bradley Center on the campus of Ramapo College tonight in Mahwah. In the opening game, Stevens Institute of Technology defeated Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 68-57 advancing to play the winner of Ramapo/York (NY). Stevens improves to 22-6 on the year while WPI wraps up the 2006-2007 season standing at 22-4.
Worcester, MA - The WPI men's basketball team has been selected to the NCAA Division III Championships for the third consecutive season. The Engineers will travel to Mahwah, NJ where they will meet Stevens (NJ) in a first round contest on Friday evening. The host Roadrunners (21-7) will face York (NY) (18-10) in Friday's other game with the two winners meeting on Saturday night.
Worcester, MA - Coast Guard won its first-ever NEWMAC Tournament title and earned its first trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championships, as the seventh-seeded Bears upset the top-seeded WPI Engineers 71-66 at Harrington Auditorium on Sunday afternoon.
New Lonon, CT - Ryan Cain became WPI's all-time leading scorer as he led the Engineers with 17 points and head coach Chris Bartley won his 100th career game as WPI beat Coast Guard 67-57 in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season finale for both teams.
Worcester, MA - Lone WPI senior Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) led all scorers with 28 points to help the Engineers defeat visiting Wheaton 73-57 in Senior Night action at Harrington Auditorium. Cain now has 1,756 career points, one behind WPI career leader Orville Bailey.
Worcester, MA - Jim Marois (Worcester, MA) poured in a season-high 23 points to help host WPI defeat MIT 68-47 in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon. With the win, WPI improves to 19-2 overall and 9-1 in NEWMAC action while MIT drops to 12-11 and 5-6 in conference play.
Worcester, MA - Five different WPI players scored in double figures as the host Engineers registered a season-high in points in a 89-67 victory over UMass-Boston in non-conference men's basketball action on Thursday evening. The match-up featured two teams that participated in the 2006 NCAA Division III Championships.
Babson Park, MA - The Babson College men's basketball team handed visiting WPI just its second loss of the season on Saturday, as the Beavers recorded a huge 79-69 victory in a matchup of New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) rivals. With the win, Babson improved to 13-8 overall and 6-2 in the conference, while the Engineers, ranked 15th in the nation by D3Hoops.com, fell to 17-2 overall and 8-1 in the NEWMAC.
Worcester, MA - Sophomore point guard Adam Lirette (Dover, NH) netted a career-best 13 points to help WPI defeat visiting Clark 77-53 in NEWMAC's men's basketball action on Wednesday evening. The meeting was the 125th of the storied rivalry between the crosstown squads, with WPI now enjoying a slim 63-62 advantage.
Norton, MA - The Wheaton College men's basketball team's last-ditch three-point attempt fell off the mark, and nationally-ranked Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) narrowly averted the upset with a 67-64 win on Saturday in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action at Emerson Gymnasium. The Lyons fell to 9-9 overall and 2-5 in the league, while the Engineers moved to 16-1 and 7-0. WPI, which is ranked 17th by D3hoops.com, set a school record with its 13th straight win.
Worcester, MA - Sparked by Antoine Coleman's (Everett, MA) 17 second-half points, the nationally ranked WPI men's basketball team was able to hold off streaking Coast Guard 76-68 in a NEWMAC contest at Harrington Auditorium on Wednesday evening.
Worcester, MA --- The WPI men's basketball team earned its eleventh consecutive victory of the 2006-07 campaign on Saturday afternoon, as it defeated NEWMAC rival Springfield 76-56 at Harrington Auditorium. The winning streak equals the second longest in school history. The 2003-04 squad holds the record with 12 straight wins.
Cambridge, MA - Twelve players contributed to WPI's offensive attack and its defense was sensational as the defending league champions bested MIT in a rematch of last season's NEWMAC Championship, 64-43. WPI (13-1, 4-0) forced the Engineers into 27 turnovers and its bench outscored MIT (8-8, 2-3), 29-2.
Worcester, MA - Senior guard Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) had 27 points, his ninth straight 20-point game, to lead Worcester Polytechnic Institute to a 77-61 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory over Clark University in front of an Alumni Day crowd at the Kneller Athletic Center on Saturday.
Worcester, MA - Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) paced all scorers with 22 points as host WPI defeated Babson 59-53 in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Thursday evening. The win is WPI's eighth consecutive triumph and improves the Engineers' record to 11-1 (2-0 NEWMAC), while Babson drops to 8-6 (2-1).
Springfeld, MA - Springfield College sophomore center John Strawson (Torrington, CT) scored a career-high 18 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor and pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds to go along with two blocks in 34 minutes of action this evening, but it was the Engineers of WPI which defeated the Pride, 82-75, in SC's New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) home opener.
Worcester, MA - Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) highlighted four players in double digits to help host WPI pull out a hard-earned 75-64 win over Lasell in a non-conference men's basketball action at Harrington Auditorium on Saturday afternoon. The Engineers improve to 9-1, while the Lasers drop to 5-5.
Worcester, MA - The WPI Men’s Basketball team is off to another outstanding start this season. The Engineers, under the tutelage of sixth-year coach Chris Bartley, are off to a blazing 8-1 start with tournament championships at the Worcester County Classic and the Milwaukee School of Engineering Classic. The program has enjoyed national recognition as senior Ryan Cain was named a first team preseason All-American by D3Hoops.com and the team is currently just outside the national top 25 poll.
Milwaukee, WI -- Tournament MVP Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) poured in a game-high 25 points to help WPI overcome an eight-point second half deficit Sunday afternoon and defeat host Milwaukee School of Engineering in the championship game of the Raiders Engineers Classic. WPI, which has now won five straight, improves to 8-1 on the season while MOSE drops to 7-2.
Milwaukee, WI - WPI advanced to the championship game of the Raiders Engineers Classic with a 83-72 victory over Case Western Reserve on Saturday afternoon. WPI will face host Milwaukee School of Engineering in Sunday's championship game beginning at 4pm Eastern.
Worcester, MA - Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) poured in a season-high 30 points and Antoine Coleman (Everett, MA) added 23 to help WPI defeat visiting Endicott 81-70 in non-conference men's basketball action Thursday evening. WPI, winners of three straight, improve to 6-1 on the season while the Gulls dip to 2-5.
Worcester, MA - Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) tallied a game-best 26 points and Jerome Kirkland (Boston, MA), Antoine Coleman (Everett, MA) and R.C. Grady (Shirley, MA) all added 13 to help WPI defeat visiting Elms 83-65 in non-conference men's basketball action on Wednesday evening. The contest featured a pair of teams that have participated in the past two NCAA Division III Championship Tournaments.
Salem, MA - Salem State posted its second win in three games this season after defeating the Engineers of Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 87-78, in a Division 3 non-conference game played at James Twohig Gymnasium.
Bridgewater, MA - In college men's basketball action, senior guard Ryan Cain (Webster, MA) poured in a season-high 28 points to lead the visiting Engineers of WPI to a 75-61 non-conference win over Bridgewater State College this evening at the Tinsley Center in Bridgewater.
Worcester, MA - WPI senior Men's Basketball Ryan Cain has been named a preseason All-American by D3Hoops.com. He is the first player under sixth-year head coach Chris Bartley to receive a preseason All-American honor.