2011-12 Men's Basketball News

March 20, 2012
Clark Center Gym to Begin Major Renovation
Gymnasium to receive major update this summer in preparation for the 2012-2013 season.

March 13, 2012
Morrison and DeLucia Named D3Hoops.com Northeast Region Rookies of the Year
Freshmen named Rookies of the Year for the Northeast Region by D3Hoops.com.

February 28, 2012
DeLucia Named Little East Rookie of the Year; Joseph All-Rookie Team Selection
Freshman Vinny DeLucia was named Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-Rookie team alongside Carl Joseph.

February 21, 2012
Three Earn Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
Kirsten Morrison (Women's Basketball), Vinny DeLucia (Men's Basketball) and Kebba Nasso (Track and Field) earn conference weekly honors for their respective sports.

February 18, 2012
Eastern Connecticut Sneaks by Men's Basketball in Season Finale
Beacons nearly pull off the upset of regular season champs

February 14, 2012
UMass Dartmouth Downs Men's Basketball in Conference Play
BOSTON, Mass. – With five different players finishing in double-figures and team field goal percentage of 53.5% the Corsairs of UMass Dartmouth defeated men’s basketball by the final score of 92-72 in a Little East Conference contest Tuesday evening at the Clark Athletic Center.

February 14, 2012
DeLucia Named to D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
Freshman earns first national weekly honor after averaging 26.5 points per game last week for men's basketball.

February 13, 2012
Trio Earns Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
Tylor Hart (Track and Field), Vinny DeLucia (Men's Basketball), and Kirsten Morrison (Women's Basketball) named Little East Conference Rookies of the Week

February 11, 2012
Panthers Claw Past Men's Basketball, 82-72
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Four out of five starters scored in double figures Saturday afternoon as Plymouth State University defeated men’s basketball, 82-72, in Little East Conference men’s basketball action on Senior Day at Foley Gym.

February 7, 2012
Southern Maine Slips by Men's Basketball, 77-72
Vinny DeLucia goes off for a career-best 29 points in the conference loss to the Huskies

February 6, 2012
Nasso and Caceres Garner LEC Rookie of the Week Honors
Kebba Nasso named LEC Rookie of the Week for track and field; Mike Caceres named LEC Rookie of the Week for men's basketball

February 4, 2012
Rhode Island College Uses Strong Second Half to Defeat Men’s Basketball
Mike Caceres scored a team-high 15 points in Saturday's conference loss to Rhode Island College.

January 30, 2012
Joseph and Nasso Earn Little East Conference Rookie of the Week Honors
Men's basketball player Carl Joseph named Rookie of the Week for first time this season; Sprinter Kebba Nasso named Track Rookie of the Week for the second time this year.

January 28, 2012
Keene State Holds Off Men's Basketball
KEENE, N.H. - Led by junior Eric Fazio's game-high 20 points the Keene State College men's basketball team defeated men's basketball by the final score of 86-70 Saturday afternoon at Spaulding Gym in a Little East Conference match-up.

January 26, 2012
Jumbos Shoot Past Men's Basketball, 84-60
Tufts University shoots 52.9% in the first half and 47.0% on the night to earn 84-60 decision over men's basketball.

January 24, 2012
Bench Pushes UMass Dartmouth Over Men's Basketball
Dontreal Thomas leads all scorers with 19 points off the Beacons bench in conference loss to Corsairs.

January 21, 2012
Western Conn. Sneaks by Men's Basketball in Conference Play
Freshman Mike Caceres scored a team-high 22 pionts in the 82-73 Little East Conference loss to Western Connecticut State University.

January 17, 2012
Southern Maine's Buzzer Beater Stuns Men's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. - Tied at 69-69, freshman Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fla.) would give the Beacons a two-point lead on a jumper with five seconds left on the clock. Unfortunatley Southern Maine would steal the win from the Beacons on the game-winning 3-point buzzer beater Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

January 14, 2012
Eastern Conn. Remains Undefeated in Conference Play with 82-52 Win over Men’s Basketball
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Led by Nick Nedwick and Tyler Hundley, the Warriors of Eastern Connecticut State University (12-1, 5-0 Little East) took over sole possession of the conference standings following their 82-52 win over men’s basketball (5-10, 1-4 Little East) Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.

January 12, 2012
Bridgewater St. Uses Strong Second Half to Down Men’s Basketball
BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – With a combined 64.3% shooting from the field and 75.0% shooting from the line in the second half, the host Bears of Bridgewater State University (6-6) were able to defeat men’s basketball (5-9) by the final score of 71-53 Thursday evening at Adrian Tinsley Center.

January 10, 2012
Men's Basketball Rallies to Earn First Conference Win
BOSTON, Mass. – Down by four with less than two minutes to play, freshman Quadry Allen (White Castle, La.) would score five straight points to give men’s basketball at 53-52 lead. Moments later, Mike Caceres (Opa-Locka, Fla.) would deliver on lay-up and a free throw, and Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) would seal the win at the line as UMass Boston (5-8, 1-3 Little East) rallied to defeat Plymouth State University (4-8, 0-4 Little East) by the final score of 57-52 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

January 7, 2012
No. 24 Rhode Island College Downs Men’s Basketball in Conference Play
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – With three players finishing in double-figures the 24th ranked Anchorman of Rhode Island College (11-1, 2-1 Little East) handed men’s basketball (4-8, 0-3 Little East) a 88-51 Little East Conference loss Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center.

January 2, 2012
Allen Named Little East Rookie of the Week
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – After two standout performances in New Orleans, Louisiana freshman guard Quadry Allen (White Castle, La.) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the conference office.

January 2, 2012
Colorado College Downs Men's Basketball, 64-56 in Louisiana
WESTWEGO, Louisiana – With 13 of his game-high 21 points coming in the first half, Ryan Milne led Colorado College to a 64-56 non-conference win over men's basketball (4-7) Friday evening on the final day of the 2011 Big Easy Challenge in the Alario Center.

December 29, 2011
Men's Basketball Steals 62-61 Win from Eastern University
WESTWEGO, Louisiana – With just seven seconds remaining on the clock a made free throw by Quadry Allen (White Castle, La.), and then a huge defensive stop by the Beacons capped off a last minute rally as men’s basketball defeated Eastern University by the final score of 62-61 on the first day of the 2011 Big Easy Challenge in New Orleans, Louisiana.

December 12, 2011
Clarke Named LEC Rookie of the Week
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Freshman forward Brian Clarke (Miramar, Fla.) earned his first collegiate honor on Monday, as the Florida native was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week for his standout play last week

December 10, 2011
Bench Lifts Keene State to Conference Win Over Men's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Derek D’Amours team-best 25 points, 13 of which came in the second half, the Owls of Keene State College (6-2, 2-0 Little East) defeated men’s basketball (3-6, 0-2 Little East) by the final score of 89-65 Saturday afternoon in a Little East Conference match-up in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 8, 2011
Men's Basketball Rolls Past Lesley, 78-57
BOSTON, Mass. – Led by Brian Clarke’s (Miramar, Fl.) double-double of 13 points and 17 rebounds, and senior Isaac Jenkins’ (Pordenone, Italy) game-high 25 points, men’s basketball (3-5) recorded a 78-57 non-conference win over Lesley University (3-5) Thursday evening in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 7, 2011
Jenkins Named ECAC New England Co-Player of the Week
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – For the first time in his collegiate career senior Isaac Jenkins (Pordenone, Italy) has been named the ECAC Division III New England Player of the Week, for his standout play in which he averaged 32.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.

December 6, 2011
No. 7 MIT Defeats Men's Basketball in Non-Conference Action
BOSTON, Mass. – With a combined 55.2% (32-for-58) shooting from the field, and 50.0% (12-for-24) shooting from 3-point range the seventh ranked Engineers of MIT (9-0) defeated men’s basketball (2-5) by the final score of 90-47 Tuesday evening in the Clark Athletic Cente

December 5, 2011
Three from Basketball Earn Conference Weekly Honors
NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference has announced that senior men’s basketball player Isaac Jenkins (Pordenone, Italy) has been named the conference Player of the Week, while freshman Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fl.) and Kirsten Morrison (North Reading, Mass.) have each been named Rookie of the Week for their respective teams.

December 3, 2011
Second Half Rally Falls Just Short for Men's Basketball
BOSTON, Mass. – Trailing by as much as 17 points with 8:45 left in the second half, men’s basketball (2-4, 0-1 Little East) mounted a hard fought comeback and nearly pulled out the victory in the closing seconds, but the Colonials of Western Connecticut State University (6-1, 1-0 Little East) managed to hang on to earn the 68-65 Little East Conference win Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center.

December 1, 2011
Men's Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller at Suffolk
BOSTON, Mass. – Less than a week after scoring a career-high 33 points, senior guard Isaac Jenkins (Pordenone, Italy) improved on his career-mark as he scored a combined 39 points to lead men’s basketball (2-3) to a 100-98 overtime win at Suffolk University (3-3) Thursday evening.

November 26, 2011
Jenkins Scores 33 as Men's Basketball Earns 74-70 Win over Framingham St.

November 25, 2011
Wheelock Defeats Men's Basketball in First Round of Harbor Invitational

November 22, 2011
Falcons Squeeze by Men's Basketball, 87-81

November 21, 2011
Edmond Named LEC Rookie of the Week for Men's Basketball

November 16, 2011
Roadrunners Run Past Men's Basketball in Season Opener

November 15, 2011
UMass Boston Athletics to take part in

October 31, 2011
Men's Basketball Shows Their Support for the Boys and Girls Club

March 1, 2011
THOMAS NAMED TO LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

February 19, 2011
SIX PLAYERS POST DOUBLE FIGURES TO LEAD WESTERN CT STATE OVER MEN'S BASKETBALL, 97-86

February 15, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO SOUTHERN MAINE, 72-54

February 12, 2011
PLYMOUTH STATE TOPS MEN'S BASKETBALL, 73-41

February 8, 2011
UMASS DARTMOUTH DOWNS MEN'S BASKETBALL, 79-57

February 5, 2011
STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS EASTERN CT OVER MEN'S BASKETBALL, 75-63

February 1, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS IN NON-CONFERENCE GAME TO TUFTS, 69-39

January 29, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO RIC, 81-52

January 25, 2011
JENKINS' 3-POINTER WITH 0.6 SECONDS LEFT LIFTS MEN'S BASKETBALL OVER SOUTHERN MAINE, 76-75

January 22, 2011
KEENE STATE HOLDS ON FOR 95-84 VICTORY OVER MEN'S BASKETBALL

January 19, 2011
MEN'S HOOPS NOTCHES 73-62 WIN OVER UMASS DARTMOUTH

January 15, 2011
WESTERN CT STATE BALANCED OFFENSIVE ATTACK TOPS MEN'S BASKETBALL, 87-72

January 13, 2011
CONNOR'S 25 FIRST-HALF POINTS CARRY BRIDGEWATER STATE PAST MEN'S BASKETBALL, 84-68

January 11, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO PLYMOUTH STATE, 81-64

January 8, 2011
EASTERN CT STATE TOPS MEN'S BASKETBALL, 59-56

January 4, 2011
MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BALDWIN-WALLACE, 82-71, IN ECAC HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

January 2, 2011
JOSEPH LEADS MEN'S BASKETBALL OVER COLBY, 69-65, IN ECAC HOLIDAY FESTIVAL

December 11, 2010
BALANCED OFFENSIVE ATTACK LEADS RIC OVER MEN'S BASKETBALL, 76-54

December 10, 2010
SHARP SHOOTING LEADS MEN'S BASKETBALL OVER LESLEY UNIVERSITY, 88-78

December 8, 2010
DAVIS SHINES AS NO. 21 MIT DEFEATS MEN'S BASKETBALL, 92-68

December 4, 2010
MEN'S BASKETBALL DROPS DECISION TO KEENE STATE, 87-64

December 2, 2010
MEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNS SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY IN OVERTIME, 81-78

November 29, 2010
JOSEPH NAMED LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK

November 27, 2010
JENKINS LEADS MEN'S BASKETBALL PAST NICHOLS COLLEGE, 70-57, IN HARBOR INVITATIONAL CONSOLATION GAME

November 26, 2010
MEDINA POWERS FRAMINGHAM STATE PAST MEN'S BASKETBALL, 76-60, IN OPENING ROUND OF THE UMASS BOSTON HARBOR INVITATIONAL

November 23, 2010
STRONG SECOND HALF LIFTS MEN'S BASKETBALL OVER FITCHBURG, 80-59

November 19, 2010
MEN'S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH 69-67 VICTORY OVER EASTERN NAZARENE