Worcester, MA --- Senior guards Adam Lirette and Jerome Kirkland were chosen to compete in the 2009 New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) Division III Senior All-Star Game at Babson College on Sunday, April 19. This game was designed to showcase some of the most skilled players in the region. The rosters were selected by several committees made up of area college coaches.
Worcester, MA --- Matt Walker scored 16 of his 20 points in the first half, leading UMass Dartmouth to a 81-68 win over WPI in the second round of the NCAA Division III Tournament Saturday evening at Harrington Auditorium. The win pushes UMD (27-3) into the sectionals next weekend. WPIs season, the fifth straight in which it has reached the NCAA tournament, comes to an end with a 21-6 record.
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Kirkland drained 13 of his game-high 15 points in the first half, leading WPI to a 86-57 victory over Husson in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening at Harrington Auditorium. WPI moved on to the tournament's second round, where they will take on UMass Dartmouth, 82-72 winners over Baruch, Saturday at 7pm.
Worcester, MA --- Matt Walker led four Corsairs in double figures, registering a team-high 19 points and seven rebounds, leading UMass Dartmouth to a 82-72 win in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday evening at WPI's Harrington Auditorium. The Corsairs, now 26-3, will face WPI (21-5) in the tournament's second round, scheduled for Saturday at 7pm. Baruch sees its season come to a close with a 23-6 record.
Worcester, MA --- WPI is proud to host the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament this weekend at Harrington Auditorium. The tournament will begin with first and second round games Friday and Saturday, March 6th/7th. WPI (21-5) will face the winner of Friday's 8pm game between UMass Dartmouth (25-3) and Baruch (23-5).
Babson Park, MA --- Three WPI men's basketball student-athletes have been named to the 2008-09 NEWMAC Men's Basketball All-Academic team. The Engineers had the most student-athletes selected for the All-Academic team. Ben Etten, Will Lyons and Jeffrey Robinson were selected to the team.
Babson Park, MA --- Three WPI men's basketball players received postseason awards from the New England Men's and Women's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tuesday afternoon. Jerome Kirkland received an all-NEWMAC first team selection, while Ben Etten and Adam Lirette each were named to the all-NEWMAC second team.
Worcester, MA --- For the third consecutive year, the WPI men's basketball team has earned a coveted at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championships and will host the first and second rounds of the tournament. The selection marks WPI's fifth straight appearance in the tournament overall. WPI (20-5) will take on Husson (16-11), the winners of the NAC Tournament in the first round on Friday at 6pm.
Worcester, MA --- Jimmy Bartolotta drained a 2009 NEWMAC Tournament-best 37 points, 21 in the first half, to lead second-seeded MIT to a 76-50 victory in the NEWMAC Mens Basketball Tournament Championship game. The win marks the Engineers first NEWMAC title in their second appearance in the championship game. MIT was the runner-up to WPI in the 2006 NEWMAC Tournament. Springfields season came to a close with the defeat. The Pride finished with a record of 15-13.
Worcester, MA --- Matthew Cavalieri had a career-high 19 points and Pat Crean recorded a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds, to lead #4 Springfield to a 61-46 upset victory over #1 WPI in the NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal Saturday at Harrington Auditorium. The win gives Springfield a berth in the NEWMAC Championship Game. WPI falls to 20-5 on the season, failing to make their fifth consecutive NEWMAC tournament final.
Worcester, MA --- With the score knotted at 39 apiece, MIT scored the final 11 points of the game to move on to the NEWMAC Tournament Championship game with a 50-39 win over sixth-seeded Babson at WPIs Harrington Auditorium Saturday Evening. Jimmy Bartolotta scored six of his team-high 13 points in the final 3:22 to key the win for the Engineers. MIT (19-8) will now face fourth-seeded Springfield in the tournament final Sunday at 2:30pm. Babsons season ends with a 13-14 record.
Worcester, MA --- WPI is once again proud to host the NEWMAC Men's Basketball Tournament. The Engineers earned a quarterfinal bye and will play the winner of Wednesday's game between fourth-seeded Springfield and fifth-seeded Clark in the semifinals. Eighth-year head coach Chris Bartley has guided the Engineers to a 20-4 record (11-1 NEWMAC), the 6th straight year the Crimson and Gray have captured the NEWMAC regular season crown.
Babson Park, MA --- Fernando Perez led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds, lifting men's basketball past Babson, 72-42, in a NEWMAC contest on Saturday. With the win, WPI's senior class set a new conference record for total victories and winning percentage in their career, as the Engineers have now posted a spectacular 42-6 (.875) mark in league play over the last four seasons. It also marks the sixth straight 20-win campaign for WPI.
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Kirkland poured in a team-best 21 points to help lift WPI to a 85-68 victory over visiting Wheaton in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening. With the win, the Engineers, the top ranked team in the latest NCAA Division III Northeast regional poll, improve to 19-4 on the season and 10-1 in conference play. Wheaton is now 13-11 overall and 5-6 in NEWMAC action.
Babson Park, MA --- Senior men's basketball guard Jerome Kirkland has been named NEWMAC Player of the Week for the week ending February 15. Kirkland averaged 18.5 points and four rebounds per game to lead WPI to road wins versus conference rivals Springfield and MIT that wrapped up the regular season NEWMAC title for the Engineers. It marks the sixth consecutive regular season NEWMAC championship for WPI.
Cambridge, MA --- Adam Lirette equaled his career-high with 17 points to help WPI defeat host MIT 72-55 in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at Rockwell Cage. With the win, WPI clinches its sixth straight NEWMAC regular season title and earns a NEWMAC Tournament first round bye and the right to host semifinals and championship in two weeks.
Springfield, MA --- Jerome Kirkland and Jeffrey Robinson combined for 34 points to help lift visiting WPI to a tight 66-62 victory over Springfield in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening. With the win, the Enigneers, ranked fourth in the latest NCAA New England regional rankings, improve to 17-4 overall and 8-1 in conference play. The Pride drops to 10-12 on the season and 2-7 in league play.
Worcester, MA --- Junior Jack Minister and freshman Brian Vayda had career-highs of 27 points and 15 rebounds, respectively, to lead Clark to a 68-56 victory over nationally ranked WPI in NEWMAC men's basketball action at the Kneller Athletic Center on Tuesday night. Ranked 22nd in the latest D3hoops.com national poll, WPI (16-4, 7-1 NEWMAC) saw its eight-game win streak come to an end and suffered its first NEWMAC loss of the season.
Babson Park, MA --- Senior men's basketball guard Jerome Kirkland has been named NEWMAC Player of the Week for the week ending February 1. Kirkland averaged 14.5 points on 60% shooting from the floor to lead WPI to home wins versus conference rivals MIT and Coast Guard that helped the Engineers remain undefeated and in first-place in the conference.
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Kirkland tossed in 13 of his team-high 17 points in the first half to lead WPI to a 66-57 win over visiting Coast Guard in NEWMAC men's basketball action Saturday afternoon. Ben Etten and Jeffrey Robinson each added 10 for the Engineers who, in winning their eighth straight, improved to 16-3 and 7-0 in conference play.
Worcester, MA --- Jeffrey Robinson came off the bench to net a team-high 17 points to help propel host WPI to a 68-55 victory over MIT in a battle of teams with undefeated NEWMAC records on Wednesday evening. With its seventh straight win, WPI improves to 15-3 overall and 6-0 atop the NEWMAC. MIT slips to 13-5 on the season and 5-1 in conference play.
Worcester, MA --- Despite a winter weather system that hit the Worcester area this morning, the WPI Men's Basketball contest this evening vs. MIT is still on. WPI and MIT are currently tied for first place in the NEWMAC. Tipoff is at 7pm. Come on down to Harrington Auditorium to support the Engineers for this pivotal men's basketball game!
Norton, MA --- WPI Men's Basketball extended their winning streak to six in a row and remained in first place and undefeated in NEWMAC play, defeating Wheaton on the road 84-69 Saturday afternoon. The Engineers, who are receiving votes in the D3hoops.com national poll, improved to 14-3 and 5-0 in the NEWMAC. Wheaton falls to 11-7 (3-2 NEWMAC).
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Kirkland and Ben Etten each registered 15 points to help lift host WPI to a hard-earned 69-65 win over Babson in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Wednesday evening. With the victory, WPI ups its record to 13-3 overall and remains undefeated (4-0) in conference play. Babson evens its record at 8-8 on the year and dips to 0-4 in NEWMAC action.
Worcester, MA --- Ben Etten tossed in a career-high 26 points to help propel WPI to a hard-fought 91-82 victory over visiting Clark in a battle of teams with undefeated NEWMAC records on Saturday afternoon. With the win, WPI improves to 12-3 overall and 3-0 in conference play while Clark falls to 9-6 on the season and 3-1 in NEWMAC action.
Hartford, CT --- Sophomore guard Kyle Nadeau hit a clutch three-pointer late in the second half, one of his three on the night, to lead men's basketball to a 62-54 win over Trinity in non conference men's basketball action on Tuesday evening. Tied at 47-47 with 6:58 to go, the Engineers went on an 8-0 run over the next 4:36 to pull away for the win. With the victory, WPI improves to 11-3 on the season.
Worcester, MA --- Jerome Kirkland and Jeffrey Robinson combined for 33 points off the bench to help spark host WPI to a 76-55 win over Springfield in NEWMAC men's basketball action on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, WPI improves to 10-3 on the year and 2-0 in conference play while Springfield dips to 7-6 overall and 0-1 in NEWMAC action.
New London, CT --- NT Izuchi totaled a team-high 12 points and Ben Etten notched his first career double-double to lift WPI to a 59-55 victory over host Coast Guard Wednesday evening in the NEWMAC opener for both teams. WPI ups its record to 9-3 while the Bears fall to 7-4. Jerome Stewart led an impressive WPI effort of the bench with 10 points as the WPI reserves outscored their Coast Guard counterparts 24-6.
Austin, TX --- Concordia University (TX) picked up an 86-85 victory against WPI in non-conference action on Wednesday afternoon at the Concordia Field House in Austin, TX. The Tornados improve to 4-5, while the Engineers fall to 8-3. Jerome Kirkland led WPI with 26 points in a losing effort.
Worcester, MA --- Aswad Thomas led all scorers with 19 points while Ellis Jones contributed 13 of his own to lead No. 16 Elms to a 77-61 win over No. 19 WPI in non-conference men's basketball action at Harrington Auditorium on Sunday. The Blazers are now 9-0 and have won 19 straight regular season games dating back to last season. Fernando Perez led WPI (8-2) with 15 points.