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2017-18 Men's Basketball News

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2016-17 Little East Conference Men's Basketball News

  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins Little East Presidents’ Cup for 2016-17
    June 23, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – Eastern Connecticut State University has won its third consecutive Little East Conference Presidents’ Cup for its overall academic performance during the 2016-17 season. The Warriors registered a cumulative grade point average of 3.12 for both the fall 2016 and spring 2017 academic calendar.
  • Eastern Connecticut State Wins LEC Commissioner’s Cup
    June 14, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – For the first time in the 17-year history of the Little East Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors claimed the league’s top honor for overall institutional performance on the competitive playing field. The Warriors accumulated a point average of 5.735 in the 2016-17 season.
  • PODCAST #10 | NCAA Postseason Success
    April 21, 2017
    The Little East Conference discussed postseason success with some of its student-athletes, including members of the Elite Eight Keene State Men's Basketball and UMass Dartmouth Women's Basketball programs. Also sat down with UMass Boston's freshman National Champion, Wadeline Jonathas and Southern Maine's Dan Del Gallo.
  • HUGH LINDO OF EASTERN IS M-BASKETBALL ALL-AMERICA
    March 16, 2017
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior forward Hugh Lindo (Enfield) has culminated his four-year men’s basketball career by being named third-team Division III All-America by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
  • D3hoops.com 2016-17 men's All-Northeast Region team
    March 15, 2017
    The Little East Conference is well represented with four student-athletes earning D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region honors.
  • Warriors' Lindo Named NABC All-District First Team
    March 15, 2017
    KANSAS CITY, MO. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2017 NABC Coaches' Division III All-District teams and coaches, recognizing the best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes and coaches in the division, selected by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | Keene State Men’s Basketball Advanced to Elite Eight
    March 10, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Keene State men’s basketball team far exceeded expectations during the 2003-04 season as the program won its first-ever Little East Conference Championship with a win over Plymouth State. What happened next was a Cinderella run into the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament, a feat the current 2016-17 Owls team is looking to accomplish once again this weekend.
  • Former UMass Dartmouth Men’s Basketball Standout Kevin Kolek Named LEC Influencer
    March 03, 2017
    Named LEC Influencer PAWTUCKET, RI- UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball has had many standout players since it joined the Little East Conference. Few have matched what Kevin Kolek did during his time with the program.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | Epic 2005 LEC Men’s Basketball Championship
    March 03, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. -The Little East Conference has always prided itself on being a competitive basketball conference. While there have been many exciting games during the league’s 30-year existence, few can match the excitement of the 2005 men’s basketball championship game, a double overtime 135-130 thriller between Western Connecticut State and Plymouth State on February 26, 2005.
  • Little East Conference Launches Official Roku Streaming Channel
    March 02, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference through partnership with their official web-streaming broadcast partner, Stretch Internet, has announced the release of the official Little East Conference Roku channel. The free subscription to the Little East Conference Roku channel allows fans access to all LEC games live or on-demand and can be found by searching for “Little East Conference” on the Roku Channel Store.
  • Eastern Connecticut Sweeps Men’s Basketball Major Awards
    February 28, 2017
    PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Little East Conference has announced the 2016-17 men’s basketball major awards and all-conference selections, as voted on by the LEC head coaches. The Eastern Connecticut State Warriors completed the sweep by earning all four of the Little East Conference major awards to become the first institution since 2000 (Southern Maine) to win all of the major awards in a single season.
  • Welcome to the Tournament! Eastern Connecticut and Keene State in NCAAD3 Postseason
    February 27, 2017
    The 2017 Little East Conference men’s basketball champions Eastern Connecticut State and the LEC Runner-up, Keene State are on to the NCAA Division III postseason as reported by NCAA.com Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Show today at 12:30 p.m.
  • Eastern Connecticut State Men's Basketball Wins LEC Title
    February 25, 2017
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Freshman point guard Carlos Gonzalez scored 16 second-half points to lead top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University back from a 13-point first-half deficit for a 72-70 win over second-seeded Keene State College in the championship game of the 2017 Little East Conference tournament Saturday afternoon at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Former Western Connecticut Coach, Bob Campbell Named LEC Influencer
    February 24, 2017
    The name Bob Campbell has become synonymous with Western Connecticut State men’s basketball since he arrived on the Danbury, Connecticut campus in 1980-81 as a part-time coach before taking over the men’s basketball program in 1984 and solidify the Colonials success throughout the Little East Conference and the New England region.
  • PODCAST #5 | LEC Men's Basketball Tournament Preview
    February 21, 2017
    This edition of the Little East Conference podcast is a preview of the 2017 LEC Men's Basketball Championship tournament. We interviewed several LEC men's head basketball coaches to discuss their expectations of this year's tournament.
  • Little East Conference Announces Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
    February 20, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut State's Tarchee Brown and Rhode Island College's Chris Farrington were named this week'sLEC Players of the Week!
  • Moses Jean Pierre Named Little East Conference Influencer
    February 17, 2017
    Over the last 30 years since the Little East Conference was formed as a basketball only conference, there have been several dominating players that have passed through the LEC institutions. One of the most dominating men’s basketball student-athletes to ever put on a Plymouth State University uniform was Moses Jean Pierre between 1990-1994.
  • MBB PREVIEW | Keene State @ Eastern Connecticut (Tomorrow, 7:30PM)
    February 14, 2017
    The Little East Conference continues its winter sports Game of the Season schedule Wednesday, February 15th when the Keene State Owls travel to Willimantic to take on the Eastern Connecticut State Warriors. The winning team will be in the driver’s seat for the 2017 LEC men’s basketball regular season championship and the opportunity to host throughout the entire Tournament next week.
  • Little East Conference Announces Men's Basketball Players of the Week
    February 13, 2017
    UMass Dartmouth's Mert Sert earns second straight rookie of the week honor and Keene State's Jeff Lunn earns first Player of the Week honor.
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | RIC Men’s Basketball Bob Walsh Era
    February 10, 2017
    Walsh found instant success when he was hired before the 2004-05 season, bringing the Anchormen back to its winning ways, finishing with a winning record in each of his nine seasons for a career record of 204-63 at RIC.
  • UMass Dartmouth Sweeps Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
    February 06, 2017
    The Little East Conference recognized Tucker Bouchard and Mert Sert as this week's Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week. The Corsairs upset No. 9 Tufts last week.
  • Nichols and Gonzalez Garners Little East Player of the Week Honors
    January 30, 2017
    Ty Nichols (Keene State) was named LEC Player of the Week for the third time this season and Carlos Gonzalez (Eastern Connecticut) was named Rookie of the Week for the fifth straight week (six overall).
  • Keene State's Matt Ozzella Named LEC Player of the Week
    January 23, 2017
    The Little East Conference has announced its Men's Basketball weekly awards for the week ending on January 22, 2017.
  • Brian Baptiste Named Little East Conference Influencer
    January 20, 2017
    UMass Dartmouth’s head basketball coach has been a staple on the Corsairs’ sideline since 1983. Since then, Coach Baptiste has surpassed the 600-career win mark, captured 11 Little East Conference Championships with appearances in the NCAA Division III National Semifinals, Regional Semifinals and one ECAC New England Championship in 18 career postseason berths
  • #LEC30 Top Moment | Eastern Connecticut Men’s Basketball 2013-14
    January 20, 2017
    The Eastern Connecticut State men’s basketball program in 2013-14 accomplished something that hasn’t been done in the Little East Conference in 21 seasons, finish the LEC regular season undefeated with a perfect 14-0 conference record.
  • LEC Announces Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
    January 16, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut State sweeps Little East Conference Men's Basketball WeeklY Awards with Lindo and Gonzalez.
  • Charlie Titus Named Little East Conference Influencer
    January 13, 2017
    In 1986, Titus left his mark on college basketball as one of the founding fathers of the Little East Conference, playing an integral role in bringing institutions from around New England to form a new basketball only conference.
  • Little East Conference Announces Weekly Men's Basketball Awards
    January 09, 2017
    Keene State's Ty Nichols and Eastern Connecticut State's Carlos Gonzalez garners weekly Little East Conference awards for their play last week.
  • LEC Announces Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
    January 02, 2017
    Eastern Connecticut State's Tarchee Brown and Carlos Gonzalez Garners Weekly Awards.
  • LEC Announces Men's Basketball Weekly Awards
    December 19, 2016
    The Little East Conference named UMass Boston's Iser Barnes Player of the Week after his 24 point performance in a win over Suffolk.
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2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • Warriors Push Into NCAA Second Round, 81-75
    March 08, 2014
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -- Senior forward Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) shook off first-half foul trouble to score 19 of his 20 points in the second half as the Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team ended Husson University's 12-game winning streak with an 81-75 victory in the opening round of the 2014 NCAA Division III tournament at Memorial Gymnasium on the campus of SUNY Plattsburgh.
  • Little East Announces Its 2014 Men’s Basketball Major Awards
    March 04, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) became the first Warrior to headline the annual Little East Conference Men’s Basketball major awards program this afternoon, when he earned the coveted 2013-14 Player of the Year Award.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #14
    March 03, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior Chris Burton (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 Little East Men's Basketball Championship this past weekend.
  • Rhode Island College Repeats As Men's Basketball Champions
    March 01, 2014
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Rhode Island college men's basketball team avenged two losses to regular-season champion Eastern Connecticut State University – running off 11 straight points in the final eight minutes – to secure a 70-61 victory in the championship game of the 2014 Little East Conference tournament Saturday evening at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #13
    February 24, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University junior Joe Groski (New Milford, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • 2014 Little East Men's Basketball Championship Field Set
    February 23, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University became the first men's basketball team to post a perfect 14-0 record inside the conference circuit to earn the top seed in the 2014 Little East Men's Basketball Championship tournament. The Warriors earned the No. 1 seed for the second time in the past three seasons.
  • Eastern Connecticut Clinches No. 1 Seed In Men's Basketball Championship
    February 15, 2014
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team clinched the No. 1 seed in the Little East Conference tournament for the second time in three years Saturday, shooting 52 percent in the second half to post a 79-73 victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Smith Named To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
    February 12, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior Victor Smith (Providence, R.I.) was selected to the prestigious D3Hoops.com Team of the Week after leading the Anchormen to an overtime victory over Little East Conference rival Keene State College on Feb. 8.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #11
    February 10, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior Victor Smith (Providence, R.I.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #10
    February 03, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #9
    January 27, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Tom Doyle (Wallingford, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #8
    January 20, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College junior Tom Doyle (Wallingford, Conn.) was tabbed as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #7
    January 13, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior Brian Salzillo (North Haven, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #6
    January 06, 2014
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Eastern Connecticut Moves Into D3Hoops.com National Poll
    December 17, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - The Eastern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team moved into the D3Hoops.com Top 25 Tuesday and is ranked 22nd in the fourth poll of the season, through games of Dec. 15
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #5
    December 16, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College freshman Austin Cilley (Westerly, R.I.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #4
    December 09, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College sophomore Nate Howard (Cheshire, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #3
    December 02, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University freshman Curtis Arsenault (Berlin, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week for helping the Panthers edge Castleton State on Nov. 26.
  • Salzillo Named To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
    November 29, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior guard Brian Salzillo (North Haven, Conn.) has been named to the first D3Hoops.com men’s basketball Team-of-the-Week for 2013-14.
  • Charlie Titus Earns 300th Career Victory
    November 29, 2013
    BOSTON, Mass. - UMass Boston men's basketball overcame a 13-point first-half deficit to help head coach Charlie Titus earn win No. 300 at the varsity level Friday afternoon, with a 84-68 win over the St. Joseph College in Vermont (3-3) at the Clark Athletic Center Gymnasium as part of the 29th Annual Harbor Invitational.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #2
    November 25, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Carl Joseph (Brockton, Mass.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013-14 Little East Men's Basketball Report #1
    November 18, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Dartmouth freshman Ryan Walsh (North Dighton, Mass.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Rhode Island College Anchored As 2013-14 Men's Basketball Preseason Pick
    November 14, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College has been projected as the preseason favorite to capture the Little East men’s basketball regular-season title, according to the 2013-14 coaches’ poll that was released by the conference office this afternoon. The Anchormen are making their seventh appearance in the past nine seasons atop the coaches’ survey with six first-place votes and a total of 60 points.
  • Keene State's Wright Signs Professional Basketball Contract
    September 25, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. - For the second time in the last two months the Keene State College men’s basketball team is sending a player to the pros.
  • Martin Selected 19th In 2013 NBL Canada Draft
    August 20, 2013
    KEENE, N.H. -- Traditionally, the athletic journey of a graduating Division III athlete ends that last game of their senior year. However, recently graduated Keene State College point guard Ryan Martin has bucked that trend after being drafted 19th overall by the Island Storm of the Canadian Basketball League.

2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • Walsh Named Finalist For Glenn Robinson Coach of the Year Award
    April 01, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Walsh was named a finalist for the 2013 Glenn Robinson National Coach of the Year on Monday afternoon.
  • Carter Named To NABC and D3Hoops.com All-America Teams
    March 28, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) became the first Anchorman in program history to be honored on the D3Hoops.com All-America teams, earning a spot on the 2013 third-team this evening. Seven days ago, Carter was selected by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) as a second-team All-American.
  • Carter Named To D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region 1st Team
    March 13, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named to the 2012-13 D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region first team this afternoon by the national publication.
  • Vote For Tahrike Carter To Play In Div. 3 All-Star Game
    March 11, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - D3Hoops.com is conducting an on-line fan vote to select two players to play in the 2013 Reese’s NABC Div. III All-Star game at the Salem Civic Center (Va.) prior to the NCAA Div. III men’s basketball championship semifinal games on March 23.
  • Eastern Connecticut Captures ECAC Championship
    March 03, 2013
    WESTFIELD, Mass. -- Following a slow start, the third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team rode a 22-6 scoring run over the final nine minutes of the first half on the way to a 74-60 victory over top-seeded Westfield State University Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the 2013 ECAC New England Division III Tournament at the Woodward Center.
  • Rhode Island College Edges Hobart In OT
    March 02, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore All-Little East forward Chris Burton (New Rochelle, N.Y.) registered 10 rebounds, seven points, four assists, five steals and two blocks as Rhode Island College defeated Hobart, 62-59, in overtime in NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament First Round action played at The Murray Center on Saturday night.
  • 2012-13 Little East Winter All-Academic Teams Released
    February 28, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office announced its 2012-13 Winter All-Academic Teams this afternoon. The conference honored a total of 103 student-athletes in its five championship sponsored sports: men's and women's basketball, men's and women's indoor track and field, and women's swimming and diving.
  • Eastern Connecticut Charges Past Johnson & Wales In ECACs
    February 27, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Senior forward Chris Robitaille (Canton, Conn.) improved his career-high point total for the second straight game with 31 points, shooting 14-for-18 from the floor in leading the No. 3 seeded Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team to an 85-64 victory over No. 6 seed Johnson & Wales University in the opening round of the 2013 ECAC New England Division III Tournament at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium Wednesday evening.
  • 2012-13 All-Little East Men's Basketball Teams Announced
    February 26, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) became just the second men’s basketball player in conference history to be named both the Little East Player of the Year and the Defensive Player of the Year this afternoon, when the conference office announced its awards program for the 2012-13 season.
  • Rhode Island College To Host Hobart In NCAAs
    February 25, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Rhode Island College will host Hobart College in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship on Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. The 2013 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee announced the 62-team national tournament field this afternoon on NCAAsports.com.
  • Eastern Connecticut To Host ECAC Opener
    February 25, 2013
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - The Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team has been selected as the No. 3 seed in the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England Division III Tournament and will host a first-round game Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • 2013 Little East Men's Basketball Report #13
    February 25, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Little East Men's Basketball Championship this past weekend.
  • Southern Maine Earns ECAC Bid
    February 25, 2013
    GORHAM, Maine — The University of Southern Maine Huskies' men's basketball team has earned a berth into the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Championship tournament. The Huskies' earned the seventh seed in the tournament and will travel to second-seeded Anna Maria College on Wednesday (7 p.m.).
  • Rhode Island College Captures 5th Little East Championship
    February 23, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) scored 13 points and was named the Most Outstanding Player as top-seeded Rhode Island College defeated third-seeded Keene State, 60-53, in the Championship Game to claim the 2013 Little East Conference Tournament title.
  • Rhode Island College Advances To 7th Straight Men's Championship Game
    February 22, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Senior guard Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) poured in 12 points, gathered eight rebounds and dished out four assists to lead top-seeded Rhode Island College to a 61-47 victory over fourth-seeded Southern Maine in the semifinals of the 2013 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament, played at The Murray Center on Friday night.
  • Keene State Upsets Eastern Connecticut To Reach Final
    February 22, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - For the first time in six years, the Keene State College men's basketball team is headed back to the Little East Conference finals.
  • Rhode Island Col. To Host 2013 Men's Basketball Championship
    February 22, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College will serve as the host for the semifinal and championship rounds of the 2013 Little East Men’s Basketball Championship tournament at The Murray Center in Providence, R.I. between February 22 and 23, 2013. The Anchormen has earned the right to host the men’s basketball semifinal and championship rounds five out of the past seven seasons.
  • 2012-13 Little East Mens Basketball Report #12
    February 18, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College senior Tahrike Carter (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was chosen as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2013 Little East Men's Basketball Seeding Announced
    February 16, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode island College captured the 2013 Little East regular-season title with a victory at rival Keene State College this evening to earn the top seed in the 2013 Little East Men’s Basketball Championship.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #11
    February 11, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Rahshjeem Benson (Boston, Mass.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #10
    February 04, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College sophomore Chris Burton (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was named the Little East Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #9
    January 28, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts sophomore guard Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fla.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #8
    January 21, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Keene State College senior forward Anthony Mariano (Naugatuck, Conn.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #7
    January 14, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University freshman guard Phil Starks (Bloomfield, Conn.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • Mariano Becomes 29th Keene State Player To Score1,000th-Career Points
    January 12, 2013
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Junior Tom DeCiantis (North Kingstown, R.I.) buried a deep three-point basket from the top of the circle with 2.7 seconds to play to give Rhode Island College a 58-55 Little East Conference men's basketball victory over Keene State College at the Murray Athletic Center on Saturday.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #6
    January 07, 2013
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine junior Conor Sullivan (Scarborough, Maine) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #5
    December 17, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --University of Massachusetts Boston freshman Jahleel Moise (Brockton, Mass.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
  • 2012-13 Little East Men's Basketball Report #4
    December 10, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University sophomore Alex Burt (Dover, N.H.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week this afternoon, sharing the honor with Keene State College senior Ryan Martin (Wayne, Maine).
  • Martin Scores 1,000th Career Point In Keene State Win
    December 09, 2012
    KEENE, N.H. – Senior Ryan Martin (Wayne, Maine) scored his 1,000th career point and triggered a second half comeback, leading the Keene State College men's basketball team to a thrilling 80-76 Little East Conference win over UMass Boston at Spaulding Gym on Saturday.
  • 2012 Little East Men's Basketball Report #3
    December 03, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- University of Massachusetts Boston junior Rahshjeem Benson (Boston, Mass.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon by the conference office.
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2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • Ives, Kohn Represent Eastern On NABC Honors Court
    July 12, 2012
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Eastern Connecticut State University senior forward Jamie Kohn (Columbia, Conn.) and junior point guard Joe Ives (Avon, Conn.) represent Eastern Connecticut State University on the 2011-12 National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court.
  • Keene State's Ferry Appointed Duquesne Men's Basketball Coach
    April 11, 2012
    PITTSBURGH - Jim Ferry, who led LIU Brooklyn to its second consecutive NCAA Championship appearance this March, has been named men's basketball coach at Duquesne University, Director of Athletics Greg Amodio announced today.
  • Brooks Earns NABC Division III All-America Honors
    March 15, 2012
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced today the 2012 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-America teams. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America.
  • Brooks, Geitner Headline NABC All-New England Teams
    March 14, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the 2011-12 National Coaches Association of Basketball Division III Men's Basketball Northeast All-District Player of the Year, while Eastern Connecticut State University boss Bill Geitner was selected as the Coach of the Year this afternoon.
  • 2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball Report #15
    March 12, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior guard Nick Nedwick (Irvington, N.Y.) was named as the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon after scoring 31 points in the NCAA Division III tournament game against Cabrini.
  • 2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball Report #14
    March 05, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Year Week after scoring the second most points in a NCAA tournament contest against No. 25 Christopher Newport on Friday night.
  • Eastern Connecticut Advances To NCAA Sweet 16
    March 03, 2012
    OSWEGO, N.Y. -- Eastern Connecticut State University sophomore guard Brian Salzillo (North Haven, Conn.) didn't miss a shot all night, but it was his final basket with 2.7 seconds left in the second overtime which gave the Warriors a thrilling 70-69 double overtime victory over SUNY Oswego in the second round of the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament Saturday night at Max Ziel Gymnasium.
  • Eastern Advances To NCAA Second Round With 66-51 Win
    March 02, 2012
    OSWEGO, N.Y. -- The Eastern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team held Medaille College 25 points below its season scoring average in recording its first NCAA Division III Tournament victory in 19 years with a 66-51 victory in a first-round game Friday night at Max Ziel Gymnasium on the SUNY Oswego campus.
  • Rhode Island College Races Past Salem State
    March 02, 2012
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.- Sophomore guard Tom DeCiantis (North Kingstown, R.I.) posted a team-high 16 points on 6-of-6 shooting as the Rhode Island College men’s basketball team knocked off Salem State, 77-60, in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Div. III Tournament hosted by the College of Staten Island on Friday evening.
  • Brooks Nets 52 Points To Lift Western Into NCAA Second Round
    March 02, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. — Senior All-American candidate DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA) scored a career-high 52 points, including 45 in the second half, to lift the Western men's basketball team to a 94-84 victory over Christopher Newport in the first round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Championships at Mayser Center on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College on Friday night.
  • 2011-12 All-Little East Men's Basketball Teams Announced
    February 28, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) became the most decorated men’s basketball player in Little East Conference history this afternoon, when the conference office announced its 2011-2012 major award winners and All-Little East teams.
  • 3 Little East Teams Advance To NCAA Division III Tournament
    February 27, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- For the first time in conference history, the Little East Conference earned three berths into the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament when the NCAA Division III Selection Committee announced the pairings for the 62-team field.
  • 2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball Report #13
    February 27, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior guard Jamie Kohn (Columbia, Conn.) was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Little East Men's Basketball tournament this past weekend after leading the Warriors to the conference title.
  • Choice Caps Comeback Win; Anchormen Make 6th Little East Final
    February 25, 2012
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Senior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) hit a pair of free throws to take the lead with 8.6 seconds left on the clock as Rhode Island College overcame an 11 point deficit in the final three minutes to top Western Connecticut, 75-74, in the semifinal of the 2012 Little East Men’s Basketball Tournament at Geissler Gymnasium on Friday night.
  • Eastern Connecticut Captures Men's Basketball Championship
    February 25, 2012
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – The Eastern Connecticut State University men’s basketball team shot 55 percent from the floor in the second half to pull away from two-time defending tournament champion Rhode Island College, 82-60, in the Little East Conference championship game Saturday at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Eastern Hosts 2012 Little East Men's Basketball Tournament
    February 24, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Eastern Connecticut State University captured the program’s first men’s basketball regular-season title to earn the top seed and right to host the semifinal and championship rounds of the 2012 Little East tournament at the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Eastern Edges Keene State In 2OT Thriller, 81-76
    February 24, 2012
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University senior guard Jamie Kohn (Columbia, Conn.) sank three of his final four free throw attempts as the top-seeded Warriors rallied to edge fourth-seeded Keene State College in the first semifinal of the 2012 Little East Men's Basketball tournament this evening at the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Akinrola Earns 1,000th Point; Anchormen Advance To Semifinals
    February 21, 2012
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Senior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) posted a game-high 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting, to go along with 12 rebounds and three assists, while classmate center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) scored his 1,000th career point as the Rhode Island College men’s basketball team cruised past Plymouth State, 79-48, in the First Round of the 2012 Little East Conference Championship.
  • Keene State Holds Off UMass Dartmouth In Men's 1st Round
    February 21, 2012
    KEENE, N.H. – With their backs against the wall, a re-energized Keene State men’s basketball team showed some life, holding off a tough UMass Dartmouth team 75-64 in a first round Little East Conference tournament game played at Spaulding Gym on Tuesday night.
  • 2011-2012 Little East Men's Basketball Report #12
    February 20, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Plymouth State University sophomore guard Petey Skevas (Wethersfield, Conn.) was selected as the Little East Men's Basketball Co-Player of the Week this afternoon.
  • 2012 Little East Men's Basketball Pairings Announced
    February 18, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Three Little East men’s basketball teams had an opportunity to claim the regular-season championship this afternoon, and when the dust settled, Eastern Connecticut State University sat atop the mountain for the first time in program history. The Warriors captured the regular-season title with an 11-3 mark, and earned the right to host the semifinals and finals of the 2012 Little East tournament at the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium between February 24 -25.
  • 2012 NCAA Division III New England Regional Rankings
    February 15, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference boasts three of the top-six teams in New England, according to the latest edition of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball New England Regional Poll distributed this afternoon by the NCAA Division III Selection Committee. Western Connecticut State University is currently ranked third in the 12-team field, while Keene State College and Rhode Island College are seeded fifth and sixth, respectively. Eastern Connecticut State University is also ninth in the regional poll.
  • Brooks, DeLucia Named To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
    February 13, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) and University of Massachusetts Boston freshman guard Vinny DeLucia (Miami, Fla.) were selected to the latest edition of the D3Hoops.com Team of the Week this evening.
  • 2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball Report #11
    February 13, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon after leading the Colonials to a 2-0 mark.
  • 2012 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Regional Rankings
    February 08, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference has four of the top eight teams ranked in New England, according to the first edition of the 2012 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Regional Poll that was distributed by the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee this afternoon. Rhode Island College is the highest ranking team in the conference at No. 3, while Western Connecticut State University is just one spot behind the Anchormen. Eastern Connecticut State University and Keene State College debuted at No. 6 and No. 8, respectively.
  • Brooks Selected To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
    February 07, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) has been selected to the five-member D3Hoops.com Men's Basketball Team of the Week this morning.
  • 2011-12 Little East Men's Basketball Report #10
    February 06, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Little East Men's Basketball Player of the Week this afternoon after averaging 34.5 points per game.
  • Keene State Ranked No. 21 In D3Hoops.com Poll
    February 06, 2012
    KEENE, N.H. — An upset win over previously top ranked and undefeated Middlebury College and a season best eight game winning streak has catapulted the Keene State College men’s basketball team into the 21st spot in the D3Hoops.com poll announced on Monday.
  • Brooks Surpasses 2,000 points in Western’s 78-62 win over Conn. College
    February 02, 2012
    DANBURY, CT - Senior DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA) reached a career milestone Tuesday night, surpassing 2,000 total points for his career as the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team topped in-state rival Connecticut College 78-62 at Feldman Arena. Brooks finished with 47 points on 17-27 shooting on the night.
  • Akinrola Selected To D3Hoops.com Team of the Week
    January 31, 2012
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College senior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) was named to the D3Hoops.com Men’s Basketball Team of the Week this morning. Less than 24 hours earlier, he was selected as the Little East Player of the Week.
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2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • CollegeInsider.com Tabs Walsh As 1 of the Top 25 Coaches
    July 21, 2011
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—CollegeInsider.com has named Rhode Island College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Walsh as one of the top 25 coaches in the nation from the Div. II, III and NAIA ranks. He was one of only six Div. III coaches listed from this prestigious list.
  • Novick Named Plymouth State Men's Basketball Coach
    July 13, 2011
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University Athletics staff has a new member with the naming of a head men’s basketball coach for the 2011-12 season. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon on the PSU Athletics Facebook page and its website athletics.plymouth.edu.
  • Akinrola Part of D3Hoops.com All Star Trip To Europe
    May 24, 2011
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island College junior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) is part of the D3hoops.com All-Star Team, which is headed to Europe from May 21-30.
  • Martin Leads Division III In Free Throw Percentage
    March 22, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Like most basketball coaches, Rob Colbert is a creature of habit. One of his many rituals as coach of the Keene State men's basketball team occurs at the conclusion of practice, when a player must step to the line and knock down a pair of free throws.
  • Choice Scores 1,000th Career Point In NCAA Tournament
    March 11, 2011
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Senior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) equaled the game-high with 22 points and junior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) scored his 1,000th career point as Rhode Island College saw its season come to an end in a 78-74 loss to Amherst College in the Sectional Semifinals of the 2011 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament played at Williams College.
  • 2010-11 Little East All-Academic Teams Announced
    March 09, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – One hundred and fourteen student-athletes were honored this afternoon when the 2010-11 Little East Conference All-Academic Teams were announced by the conference office. The Little East sponsored five winter sports—men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, and women’s swimming and diving—during the 2010-11 academic year.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #14
    March 07, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College swept the latest edition of the Little East men's basketball weekly awards this afternoon after posting a 2-0 record in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Junior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) was named the Player of the Week, while freshman center Ashton Watkins (Providence, R.I.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
  • Rhode Island College Reaches Sweet 16
    March 05, 2011
    OSWEGO, N.Y.—Rhode Island College junior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) had 17 points, four assists and two rebounds as the Anchormen defeated Oswego State, 71-63, in second round action of the 2011 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament played at Max Ziel Gymnasium
  • Gray Reaches 1,000 Point Plateau; Anchormen Advance
    March 04, 2011
    OSWEGO, N.Y.—Rhode Island College senior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) scored his 1,000th career point as the Anchormen defeated Penn State Behrend, 83-54, in first round action of the 2011 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament played at Oswego State's Max Ziel Gymnasium.
  • Western Connecticut Earns NCAA Tournament Win
    March 03, 2011
    DANBURY, Conn. — The Western Connecticut State University men's basketball team, behind DaQuan Brooks' (Atlanta, Ga.) 27 points, defeated Salve Regina University, 89-67 in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championships at Feldman Arena on Thursday night.
  • 2010-11 All-Little East Men's Basketball Teams
    March 01, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –Western Connecticut State University earned three of the five major awards when the 2010-11 All-Little East Men’s Basketball teams were announced by the conference office this afternoon. Junior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) repeated as the Player of the Year, while freshman guard Jengodi Gates (New Haven, Conn.) was chosen as the Rookie of the Year. Bob Campbell was selected as the Coach of the Year by his peers to complete the Colonials’ major honorees. Eastern Connecticut State University junior guard Nick Nedwick (Irvington, N.Y.) was named the Defensive Player of the Year, while the University of Massachusetts Boston was tabbed as the Team Sportsmanship recipient.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #13
    February 28, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Rhode Island College junior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) was named the Little East Most Outstanding Player of the 2011 tournament this past weekend.
  • Rhode Island College, WestConn Earn NCAA Tournament Berths
    February 28, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the fourth time in the past five years, the Little East Conference received a pair of invitations to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. The NCAA Division III Selection Committee announced Rhode Island College and Western Connecticut State University as participants in the 61-team field this afternoon.
  • Little East Announces 25th Anniversary Men's Basketball Team
    February 27, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – As part of its Silver Anniversary celebration, the Little East 25th Anniversary Men’s Basketball Team was announced this afternoon by the conference office. The 25- student-athlete and one coach squad was voted upon by athletic administrators and current coaches. The highly-decorated team is highlighted by 19 player of the year award winners, including eight multiple honorees, and seven rookie of the year award recipients.
  • Rhode Island College Raises Little East Men's Basketball Trophy
    February 26, 2011
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Junior center Mike Akinrola (Woonsocket, R.I.) was named the Most Outstanding Player as Rhode Island College captured the 2011 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship with a dominant defensive effort, taking out third-seeded Eastern Connecticut, 62-49, at The Murray Center.
  • Eastern Connecticut Upsets Western Connecticut, 94-70
    February 25, 2011
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Sophomore guard Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) scored a team-high 23 points to lead third-seeded Eastern Connecticut past second-seeded Western Connecticut, 94-70, in semifinal action of the 2011 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament played at Rhode Island College’s The Murray Center on Friday evening.
  • Anchormen Sink Owls In Epic 2OT Victory, 102-92
    February 25, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) scored seven of his 22 points in the second overtime as top-seeded Rhode Island College held off upset-minded fourth-seeded Keene State College in dramatic fashion, 102-92, this evening in the semifinal round of the 2011 Little East Men’s Basketball Championship at The Murray Center. The Anchormen clamped down on the defensive end and did not allow the Owls to score over the final five minutes.
  • 2011 Little East Men's Basketball Semifinals Set
    February 23, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College will serve as the host of the semifinal and championship rounds of the Little East Men’s Basketball Championship for the third time in the past four seasons between Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26. The Anchormen will be joined by Western Connecticut State University, Eastern Connecticut State University, and Keene State College at The Murray Center for an opportunity to earn an automatic berth into the 2011 NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • Little East To Broadcast Basketball Championship First Round Contests
    February 22, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference, in partnership with EZStream, will provide its basketball fans with full coverage of the first round of the 2011 Little East Basketball Championships this evening on its three sponsored Web sites. Fans will be able to watch each of the four contests from the comfort of their computers on LittleEast.tv or via their mobile smart phones on LittleEast.mobi.
  • Ives Lifts Eastern Connecticut Past Plymouth State, 59-58
    February 22, 2011
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. -- Sophomore guard Joe Ives (Avon, Conn.) scored a career-high 17 points - sinking four of the team's season-tying eight three-point field goals -- as the third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team erased a 13-point second-half deficit for a 59-58 first-round Little East Conference victory over sixth-seeded Plymouth State University Tuesday evening at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.
  • Keene State Earns Berth In Little East Semifinals With OT Win
    February 22, 2011
    KEENE, N.H. – Rashad Wright (Agawam, Mass.) did the dunking and Ryan Martin (Wayne, Maine) did the free throw shooting in overtime to lead the fourth seeded Keene State College men's basketball team to a thrilling 96-88 win over fifth seed UMass-Dartmouth in a Little East Conference quarterfinal tournament game played at Spaulding Gym on Tuesday night. The pair combined for 10 of the Owls 17 points in the extra period.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #12
    February 21, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University swept both of the Little East men's basketball weekly awards this afternoon. Junior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, Ga.) was named the Player of the Week, while freshman guard Jengodi Gates (New Haven, Conn.) was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
  • Little East Announces 2011 Men's Basketball Tournament Pairings
    February 19, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College has earned the No. 1 seed in the 2011 Little East Men’s Basketball Championship for the fourth time in the past five years this afternoon with a victory at Plymouth State University. The Anchormen will host the semifinal and championship rounds of the conference tournament between Friday, Feb. 25 and Saturday, Feb. 26 at The Murray Center.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #11
    February 14, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Rhode Island College junior forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) was selected as the Little East Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while Western Connecticut State University freshman guard Jengodji Gates (New Haven, Conn.) was named the Rookie of the Week this afternoon.
  • Kohn Earns Academic All-District Honors
    February 10, 2011
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Jamie Kohn (Columbia), Conn., a junior guard on the Eastern Connecticut State University men's basketball team, has become the program's first selection to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Capital One College Division Academic All-District 1 team.
  • Rhode Island College Rises In NCAA Northeast Regional Poll
    February 09, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Rhode Island College moved up three spots in the latest edition of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Northeast Regional rankings, according to the weekly survey released by the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee this afternoon. The Anchormen leapfrogged Brandeis University and Bowdoin College for the No. 8 position, while Western Connecticut State University held steady in the fourth slot.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #10
    February 07, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University swept the latest edition of the Little East men's basketball weekly awards program.
  • 3 Little East Men's Basketball Teams Ranked In Northeast Region
    February 02, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference placed three teams in the first 2010-11 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Northeast Regional rankings this afternoon, according to the NCAA Division III Selection Committee. Western Connecticut State University leads the conference contingent at No. 4, while Eastern Connecticut State University and Rhode Island College are eighth and 11th, respectively.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #9
    January 31, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- The Little East Conference office honored three student-athletes in the sport of men's basketball this afternoon.
  • 2010-11 Little East Men's Basketball Report #8
    January 24, 2011
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Western Connecticut State University swept the latest edition of the Little East men's basketball weekly awards program.
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2009-10 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • Strahorn Named Plymouth State Basketball Coach
    August 02, 2010
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Plymouth State University has filled the vacancy in its men’s basketball office with the announcement of a new head coach to take over the Panther program. Damien Strahorn, an assistant coach at Columbia University the past four years, has been named the 12th head coach in the 64-year history of the Panther men’s basketball program. Strahorn is a former all-star player at Colby College in Maine, where he also served four years as an assistant coach before joining the staff at Columbia. Strahorn takes over from John Scheinman, who stepped down in May to take a position in PSU’s Advancement office.
  • Grimes, Walsh Honored By R.I. Basketball Media
    March 30, 2010
    Rhode Island College senior guard Jake Grimes (Providence, R.I.), Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Walsh and the 2009-10 RIC Men’s Basketball Team were honored at the annual Cox Sports Rhode Island Basketball Media Awards at the Radisson Airport Hotel on Monday afternoon.
  • Brooks, Stephens Honored By NABC
    March 20, 2010
    Western Connecticut State University sophomore guard DaQuan Brooks (Danbury, Conn.) and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth junior forward Brandon Stephens (Dorchester, Mass.) were recently named to the 2010 National Basketball Coaches' Association Division III All-Northeast Region teams. Brooks represented the Colonials on the first team, while Stephens was a second-team honoree.
  • Providence Journal: Meet Rhode Island's Real College Basketball Team
    March 11, 2010
    PROVIDENCE – Here’s the question: Who is Rhode Island’s real college basketball team? Is it the state university that has no in-state players? Is it Providence College, with no Rhode Island residents on its roster? Who is this state’s real college basketball team?
  • How Sweet It Is: Anchormen Advance To Sweet 16
    March 06, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Juniors Carl Lee (Warwick, R.I.) and Nick Manson (Newport, R.I.) led Rhode Island College to a 75-59 win over regional host Middlebury in the second round to reach the Sweet 16 of the 2010 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament. RIC (22-7) will face Brandeis (21-6) with a chance to reach the Elite Eight for the second time in four years on Friday, March 12 at host Williams (27-1). The Anchormen defeated the Judges in the second round of the 2007 NCAA Tournament and lost in regular season action last season.
  • Gray, Grimes Lead Anchormen Into 2nd Round
    March 05, 2010
    MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Junior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) and senior backcourt mate Jake Grimes (Providence, R.I.) each scored 19 points to lead Rhode Island College past Rutgers-Newark, 72-60, in first round action of the 2010 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament played at Middlebury College. RIC advances to face the winner of the Gordon College vs. regional site host Middlebury (8 p.m.) tomorrow at 7 p.m. Tickets will be reserved at the Middlebury College box office for RIC fans only from 6 to 6:15 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 6 before being released to the general public.
  • 2010 Little East Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams
    March 02, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference announced its annual men’s basketball all-conference teams and end of the season award winners this afternoon after a vote by the conference’s eight coaches. Western Connecticut State University sophomore guard DaQuan Brooks (Danbury, Conn.) was named the player of the year, while Keene State College freshman guard Anthony Mariano (Naugatuck, Conn.) was tabbed as the rookie of the year.
  • Plymouth State Earns No. 3 Seed In ECAC Tournament
    March 01, 2010
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The Plymouth State University men's basketball team will make its first post-season appearance in four years this week after receiving a bid to the 2010 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III New England Tournament. The Panthers, 16-10 overall, earned the third seed in this year's tournament and will host sixth-seeded Husson College, 15-11, in a first-round game this Wednesday, Mar. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Foley Gymnasium. PSU returns to the post-season for the first time since making five straight appearances from 2002-06, and participating nine times in 11 years from 1996-2006.
  • Anchormen Face Rutgers-Newark In NCAA First Round
    March 01, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The Rhode Island College men's basketball team will face Rutgers-Newark in first round action of the 2010 NCAA Div. III Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday, Mar. 5 at Middlebury College. The Anchormen (20-7), who won their third Little East Conference Tournament title in four years, will face the Scarlet Raiders (20-7) on Friday night.
  • 2010 Little East Men's Basketball Championship Set
    February 27, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass – Top-seeded Rhode Island College will host second-seeded Western Connecticut State University for the 2010 Little East Men’s Basketball Championship and right to the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Tournament this evening at 5 p.m. at The Murray Center. The Anchormen are hosting the annual tournament for the third time in the past four years. Rhode Island College (19-7) and Western Connecticut (19-6) are meeting for just the fourth time in tournament history with the Colonials holding a 2-1 advantage.
  • Anchormen Captured 3rd Little East Championship
    February 27, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Junior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:06 left to lead top-seeded Rhode Island College past second-seeded Western Connecticut, 81-80, in the Championship Game of the 2010 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. RIC advances to make its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Div. III Tournament. The Anchormen will find out on Monday, Mar. 1 who they will face in the Big Dance.
  • Anchormen Raise Men's Basketball Tournament Trophy
    February 27, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:06 left to lead top-seeded Rhode Island College past second-seeded Western Connecticut, 81-80, in the Championship Game of the 2010 Little East Conference Men¹s Basketball Tournament. RIC advances to make its fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Div. III Tournament. Head Coach Bob Walsh¹s team has played in the LEC Tournament championship game in each of the past four seasons and this year¹s win marks the third time RIC has come away with the title.
  • Eastern Connecticut Wins 1st Tourney Game in 10 Years
    February 23, 2010
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. - Sophomore forward Hamilton Levy (Woodbury) and freshman guard Mike Garrow (Terryville, Conn.) came off the bench to spark a 61-point second half as third-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University won a Little East Conference tournament game for the first time in 10 years, 99-75, over sixth-seeded Keene State College Tuesday night at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.A winner of five of six since a four-game losing streak, Eastern (18-8) faces No. 2 seed Western Connecticut State University (18-6) Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the second of two semifinal games at Rhode Island College.
  • UMass Dartmouth Rallies Past Plymouth State
    February 23, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team used a 24-2 run midway through the second half to erase a 15-point deficit and went on to defeat visiting Plymouth State, 77-67, in a first round playoff game in the Little East Conference Tournament at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening. Junior forward Brandon Stephens (Dorchester, Mass.) ignited the run with a three-pointer, then added a trey and a jumper. A three-pointer by Stephens put UMD ahead for good, 56-55 with 6:20 remaining.
  • Little East Men's Basketball Championship Pairings
    February 20, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – For the third time in the past four years, Rhode Island College earned the top seed and home-court advantage throughout the Little East Men’s Basketball Championship. The Anchormen completed the 14-game conference circuit with a 12-2 mark to stand alone atop the conference standings to receive a first-round bye and right to host the semifinal and championship rounds at The Murray Center. Western Connecticut State University (18-6) joins Rhode Island College (18-7) in the semifinal round on Friday, Feb. 26 as the No. 2 seed in the six-team field.
  • Brooks Earns ECAC Division III New England Award
    February 16, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. --- Western Connecticut State University sophomore guard DaQuan Brooks (Danbury, Conn.) earned his second weekly award this afternoon, when the Eastern College Athletic College (ECAC) named him the Division III New England player of the week. Twenty-four hours earlier, he was named the Little East player of the week.
  • Anchormen Clinch No. 1 Seed In Men's Tournament
    February 16, 2010
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—Rhode Island College clinched the outright 2010 Little East Conference Men's Basketball Regular Season Championship with a 92-78 win over UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday evening at the Tripp Athletic Center. RIC, which assured itself of at least share of the regular season title with an 84-53 win at Southern Maine on Feb. 13, raises its overall record to 17-7 and its league mark to 11-2. It is the third outright regular season title (2010, '09, '07) for the program in four years and its fourth overall ('05-share) in the past six years.
  • Shelton Hits Game-Winning 3, Stephens Joins 1,000-Point Club
    January 26, 2010
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Senior forward Brandon Shelton (Cambridge, Mass.) connected on a three-pointer from the top of the key with seven seconds remaining to give the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team a come from behind, 91-89 victory over host Rhode Island College in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Murray Center Tuesday evening.
  • Colberts Earns 200th Win Against UMass Boston
    January 23, 2010
    KEENE, N.H. - Sophomore forward Derek D'Amours (Agawam, Mass.) scored a game-high 25 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead Keene State College to a 86-78 win over UMass-Boston in Little East Conference men's basketball action at Spaulding Gym on Saturday afternoon. It was the 200th career win for Keene State Coach Rob Colbert, a native of Warwick, R.I.
  • Chergey, O’Keefe Reach 1,000 in Plymouth State Win
    January 19, 2010
    GORHAM, Maine - Senior guard Jason O'Keefe (Everett, Mass.) and senior forward Mike Chergey (Bow, N.H.) combined to score 31 points and each collected their 1,000th career point Tuesday evening as the Plymouth State University Panthers rallied from a nine-point deficit midway through the second half to earn a 73-69 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a Little East Conference men's basketball game at Hill Gymnasium. Plymouth State remained hot with its fifth straight victory, improving to 11-5 overall and 4-2 in the Little East.
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2008-09 Little East Men's Basketball News

  • Tyler Kathan Signs Professional Basketball Contract To Play in England
    August 06, 2009
    KEENE, N.H. -- Former Keene State College men's basketball player Tyler Kathan, signed a contract to split time between the Leicester Warriors and the Northampton Neptunes of the England Basketball League (EBL) Wednesday afternoon. The Warriors will make the transition from Division II to Division I, while the Neptunes compete in Division II for the 2009-2010 season. The Ludlow, Vermont native isn't nervous about going to play in England and has his family's blessing too. "I'm just really excited," said Kathan.
  • Kathan, Bailey Earn D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Regional Honors
    March 19, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The top-two Little East Conference men’s basketball players were named to the D3Hoops.com All-Northeast Region teams this morning after the sports information directors in each region casted their votes. Keene State College senior forward Tyler Kathan (Ludlow, Vt.) was selected to the first-team, while Rhode Island College senior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, Mass.) was tabbed second-team. D3Hoops.com honored five-student-athletes on each of their three teams.
  • 3 Little East Men's Basketball Player Named To NABC Northeast Teams
    March 19, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - A trio of Little East Conference men's basketball players were named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division III Northeast All-District teams. Rhode Island College senior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, Mass.) was selected to the first-team, while Keene State College senior forward Tyler Kathan (Ludlow, Vt.) and University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior guard Reece Freeman (Cambridge, Mass.) earned second team honors.
  • Little East Championship Game DVDs Now Available in LEC Store
    March 10, 2009
    The Little East Conference Store is open and ready for you to reserve your DVD copy today of the 2009 Little East Conference Men's and Women's Championship Games. Each DVD captures the championship contests that crowned a champion and is on sale for $14.95. To order, simply click on the LEC Store icon on www.littleeast.com. The DVDs are the television-quality production that was supplied by DCTV (Dartmouth, Mass.) and BTV9 (Bridgewater, Mass.).
  • Corsairs Advance To NCAA Division III Tournament Sectional Semifinals
    March 07, 2009
    WORCESTER, Mass. --- Matt Walker (Brockton, Mass.) 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. WPI's season, the sixth straight in which it has reached the NCAA tournament, comes to an end with a 21-6 record. Sites for the sectionals will be announced late Sunday evening or early Monday morning.
  • 2009 Little East All-Conference Men's Basketball Teams
    March 03, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Little East Conference office announced it annual men’s basketball all-conference teams this afternoon after each of the eight head coaches casted their votes. Rhode Island College senior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, Mass.) earned a pair of the major awards, earning Defensive Player of the Year, while Keene State College senior Tyler Kathan (Ludlow, Vt.) shared the conference’s top player award with Bailey.
  • Little East Earns 2 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Invitations
    March 02, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee invited a pair of Little East Conference teams to the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth earned the automatic qualifier into the 60-team field, while Rhode Island College earned an at-large berth. Since the inception of the Little East Conference in 1987, the conference has received multiple invitations 11 times.
  • Little East Basketball Championship Tournament Broadcasts
    February 28, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Tip off for the 2009 Little East Championship Tournament Broadcasts are just a few hours away. The women's championship game, featuring third-seeded University of Southern Maine and top-seeded Eastern Connecticut, is scheduled for 4 p.m. in Willimantic, Conn. No. 1 Rhode Island College and No. 2 UMass Dartmouth will square off in the men's championship contest an hour later live from Providence, R.I.
  • Gray Helps Anchormen Advance To Little East Championship
    February 27, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sophomore guard Antone Gray (Providence, R.I.) scored a game-high 19 points to lead No. 17 and top-seeded Rhode Island College past fourth-seeded Keene State, 78-50, in the semifinals of the 2009 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament at The Murray Center. The Anchormen (23-4) establish a new program record with their 14th consecutive win. Keene State (12-14), which was held to its lowest offensive output this winter, ends its season with the loss.
  • Corsairs Earn 11th Little East Men's Basketball Championship
    February 27, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Second-seeded UMass Dartmouth upset top-seeded Rhode Island College, 62-53, in the Championship Game of the 2009 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center. The Corsairs (25-3) win their 11th LEC tourney title and avenge a season sweep by Regular Season Champions. The loss snaps a program-record 14-game winning streak by the Anchormen (23-5).
  • Baptiste earns 500th victory as Corsairs advance to semifinals
    February 24, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team outscored visiting UMass Boston by eight points in each half and methodically defeated the Beacons, 79-63, in a Little East Conference quarterfinal playoff game at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening. The win was the 500th career victory for Head Coach Brian Baptiste, who is now 500-213 in his 26th season at UMass Dartmouth.
  • Little East Men's Basketball Semifinals Set
    February 24, 2009
    Rhode Island College will host the 2009 Little East Men’s Basketball Tournament semifinal and championship rounds at The Murray Center between Feb. 27-28. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Keene State College, and Western Connecticut State University each advanced to the semifinals with a victory this evening to join the Anchormen. Top-seeded Rhode Island College and fourth-seeded Keene State College will square off at 6 p.m. on Friday night, while second-seeded UMass Dartmouth and sixth-seeded Western Connecticut State University will play in the nightcap approximately 8 p.m.
  • Rhode Island College Earns Top Seed In Little East Men's Basketball Tournament
    February 21, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team has earned the top seed in the 2009 Little East Conference Championship Tournament for the second time in the program’s history after setting an Anchorman record with 13 conference victories. Rhode Island College has raised the past two Little East Conference Championship Tournament trophies and earned the automatic qualifier into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
  • 2009 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Northeast Region Poll
    February 18, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee announced its third regional rankings this evening, and Rhode Island College and the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth are each ranked in the 10-team Northeast Region. The Anchormen continued their steady climb up the charts to fourth, while the Corsairs slip to sixth. WPI regain the top ranking in the regional poll with a pair of road victories, coupled with a loss by Middlebury College and UMass Dartmouth.
  • Rhode Island College Clinches Top Seed for LEC Men's Basketball Tournament
    February 18, 2009
    Freshman forward Mason Choice (Newport, RI) made two free throws with 5.8 seconds left to help No. 18 Rhode Island College clinch at least a share of the 2009 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Regular Season Championship in a 70-68 win over Western Connecticut on Tuesday night at Feldman Arena. It is the third LEC regular season title for the program in the past five years. The Anchormen win their 11th straight game and raise their record to 20-4 overall and 12-1 in the Little East Conference.
  • LittleEast.tv To Make Debut In Danbury, Conn.
    February 16, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – LittleEast.tv will make its final broadcast prior to the 2009 Little East Conference Basketball Championship Tournaments on Tuesday, Feb. 17 from the Stephen Feldman Arena in Danbury, Conn. The tandem of John Stone and Sean Riddle will broadcast the men’s and women’s basketball conference doubleheaders, beginning at 5:20 p.m. with the women’s tip. The Anchormen and Colonials will square off approximately two hours later.
  • Jennings Reaches 1,000th Career Point In OT Win
    February 14, 2009
    DANBURY, Conn. – Junior Tyshawn Gillespie (Hartford, Conn.) went scoreless in regulation, but had nine points in overtime to help the Western Connecticut State University men’s basketball team defeat Little East Conference rival Keene State 107-103 Saturday afternoon at Feldman Arena. Freshman guard Daquan Brooks (Bristol, Conn.) scored 33 points to lead a balanced WestConn offensive attack that saw four different players score in double figures. Senior guard Dashon Jennings (Bridgeport, Conn.) scored 25, including the 1,000th point of his four-year WestConn career late in the regulation.
  • Ortiz Nets 1,000th Career Point at UMass Dartmouth
    February 14, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team used a 15-0 run early in the first half to erase an eight-point deficit and went on to defeat visiting Eastern Connecticut State University, 100-88, in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday afternoon. Ortiz became the 22nd player in program history to score 1,000 points. He entered the game with 990 and reached and went over 1,000 points with a three-point field goal with 13:45 left in the game.
  • LittleEast.tv headed to Vacationland for Valentine's Day
    February 12, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The LittleEast.tv crew is touring its fourth state in the New England Region in the past two weeks, when LittleEast.tv and EZStream.com partner to broadcast a Valentine’s Day Little East Conference men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader from Vacationland. Rhode Island College and the University of Southern Maine will square off in the penultimate weekend of the conference circuit in Gorham, Maine on Feb. 14.
  • Johnson's double-double puts No. 25 Anchormen in 1st place
    February 10, 2009
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Senior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, Conn.) scored 15 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to lead No. 25 Rhode Island College past No. 15 UMass Dartmouth, 82-71, in a battle of Little East Conference heavyweights on Tuesday night in front of a packed Murray Center crowd. The Anchormen (17-4, 10-1 LEC) sweep the season series from the Corsairs (19-3, 9-2 LEC), who suffer just their third loss of the season. The win puts the hosts into first place in the LEC with three league contests remaining.
  • LittleEast.tv To Broadcast Granite State Rivalry
    February 09, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – LittleEast.tv, powered by EZStream.com, will broadcast the latest episode in the Granite State rivalry, when Plymouth State University travels to Keene State College for a men’s and women’s conference basketball doubleheader on Tuesday, Feb. 10 live from Spaulding Gymnasium. Keene State College veteran play-by-play announcer, Gino Vallante, will have the call, while Christian Harrison will provide the color commentary for each contest. The women's broadcast is scheduled to begin at 5:20 p.m., while the men's basketball game will be aired approximately two hours later.
  • LittleEast.tv To Broadcast Huskies at Warriors
    February 06, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.—The Little East Conference and EZStream.com will partner to video broadcast the University of Southern Maine at Eastern Connecticut State University men’s and women’s basketball conference doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 live from the Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium in Willimantic, Conn. The first Little East Conference twinbill will feature a full production shoot: a high quality video resolution with audio and visual graphics. Eastern Connecticut senior tandem of Tristan Hobbes and Nick Magoulas ...
  • NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Northeast Rankings Released
    February 04, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. –The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee released its first edition of the Northeast Regional rankings this afternoon. The top-two teams in the Little East Conference standings are featured in the 10-team field. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth debuted at No. 3, while Rhode Island College is five spots behind in the eighth position. Worcester Polytechnic (16-3) sits atop the Northeast Region, followed by Middlebury College (18-2) and the Corsairs (17-2).
  • Southern Maine To Honor 1989 Men's Basketball Team
    January 21, 2009
    GORHAM, Maine – The University of Southern Maine Department of Athletics will be hosting a halftime presentation and post-game reception to honor the 20th anniversary of the Huskies’ 1989 Men’s Basketball Final Four Team. Former members of the team, friends and family are invited to join the USM Department of Athletics to recognize the achievements of the 1988-1989 team which finished third overall at the 1989 NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament.
  • Kathan Nets ECAC Co-Player of the Week Award
    January 20, 2009
    CENTERVILLE, Mass. - Keene State College senior forward Tyler Kathan (Ludlow, Vt.) was named the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Co-Player of the Week after leading the Owls to victories over Little East Conference foes Western Connecticut and UMass Boston. Kathan shared the regional award with Emerson College junior forward Bryan Rouse (East Greenwich, R.I.). Kathan averaged 27 points and 7.5 rebounds as Keene State raised its overall record to 8-6 and 4-1 in the conference circuit.
  • Choice's Career-High 22 Points Helps Anchormen Upset No. 14 Corsairs
    January 20, 2009
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-Visiting Rhode Island College made 11 of 12 free throws in the final 1:23 to hold off the No. 14 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team, 69-66, in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening. Freshman forward Mason Choice (Newport, R.I.) scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the second half to snap the Corsairs' nine-game winning streak.
  • Shelton Named Division III News Player of the Month
    January 05, 2009
    BEAVERTON, Ore. - Junior forward Brandon Shelton (Cambridge, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team has received a national honor. Shelton has been named Division III Player of the Month for the month of December by Division III News. Shelton led the Corsairs in scoring during the month of December, averaging 18.4 points per game while making 52.1 per cent of his shots from the field.
  • Hill Nets 1,000th-Point As Anchormen Fend Off Pride, 68-60
    December 11, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. —Senior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, N.Y.) became the 28th member of the Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball 1,000 Point Club as the Anchormen downed Springfield, 68-60, at The Murray Center on Thursday evening. RIC raises its record to 5-2, while the Pride fall to 6-3.
  • NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Expanded To 60 Teams
    December 02, 2008
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Division III men's basketball NCAA Tournament is expanding from 59 to 60 teams this season, according to a memo the association sent Division III member schools this afternoon. This means four teams will receive first-round byes, instead of the previous five. The number of teams in the tournament is a ratio of the number of Division III member schools that sponsor men's basketball and is set as one tournament spot for every 6.5 programs.
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  • Durgin Signs Professional Basketball Contract In Denmark
    August 12, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Former Rhode Island College guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, Maine) has signed on to play professionally with Lemvig Basket of the First Division in Denmark. Durgin starred at RIC from 2003-07, playing in a school record 115 games, starting 98 of them. He totaled 1,290 career points, 472 rebounds, 308 assists and 131 steals. He averaged 11.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.1 steals per game for his career.
  • All-Stater Kohn To Join Warriors Men's Basketball Program
    August 05, 2008
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn. – Jamie Kohn, who captained the Coventry High School boys’ basketball team to an undefeated regular season last year, has enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University with the intent of continuing his basketball career and majoring in Health and Physical Education. The 6-foot-4 inch, 200-pound Kohn averaged 20.8 points and 10.4 rebounds last year at Coventry, leading the Patriots to the 14-team North Central Connecticut Conference (NCCC) regular season and playoff titles, 24 consecutive wins, and a final record of 24-1.
  • Little East Basketball Goes International: Sweeps 5-Game Series in Europe
    July 15, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. – Recently returning from a 10-day, five-game, trip to Europe, Keene State men’s basketball coach Rob Colbert said he was initially concerned how his team would gel on the court. Traveling to Greece and Italy on a tour run by USA Athletes International, Colbert was comforted by having three of his former Owl players; Travon Little, Kevin Ritter and Matt Hickey on his nine-man squad.
  • Dan Holbrook earns D3Hoops.com All-America honors
    April 07, 2008
    STERLING, VA- Senior center Dan Holbrook (Lexington, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team has received another prestigious honor.Holbrook has been named an honorable mention D3hoops.com Division III All-American. Holbrook is the fourth Corsair All-American, joining Kevin Kolek, who was honored in 1989, Waldemar Sender, who received the award in 1991, and Steve Haynes, who was honored in both 1992 and 1993.
  • Dan Holbrook is UMass Dartmouth's 5th Men's Basketball All-American
    March 25, 2008
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Senior center Dan Holbrook (Lexington, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's basketball team has received another prestigious honor. Holbrook has been named a second team State Farm Division III All-American by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In receiving the award, Holbrook becomes the fourth Corsair to be so honored, joining Kevin Kolek, who was honored in 1989, Waldemar Sender, who received the award in 1991, and Steve Haynes, who was honored in both 1992 and 1993.
  • Holbrook earns All-Northeast accolades
    March 20, 2008
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Senior center Dan Holbrook (Lexington, Mass.) of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men’s basketball team has received two more post-season honors. Holbrook has been named first team All-Northeast Region by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. He has also been named first team All-Northeast Region by D3hoops.com. The NABC award was selected in a vote of coaches in the region, while the D3hoops.com award winners were chosen by region sports information directors.
  • Bob Walsh Interview For ESPN The Magazine Article
    March 18, 2008
    A lot of March Madness is about the coaches. Makes sense. Collegiate rosters change more than ever from year to year, allowing little time for allegiances to form. Coaches inevitably become the famous faces and most constant voices for their programs. Tom Izzo. John Calipari. Coach K. You see too much of them yelling from the sidelines this time of year, and you hear a lot of former coaches analyzing them on TV. Bob Knight. Digger Phelps. Billy Packer. The voice that echoes when college basketball is speaking—be it as loud as Dick Vitale's or as soft as John Wooden's—tends to be soaked in the perspective and sensibilities of the adults who walk the sidelines.
  • Ten Little East Conference Hoopsters Recognized by N.H. Coaches Association
    March 12, 2008
    Tyler Kathan from Keene State College was named the NH NCAA Division III Basketball Coaches Association as the player of the year in Men's Basketball. Jeff Carpenter from Rivier College was named to the first team as well as Duncan Szeliga from Colby-Sawyer College. Rounding out the first team were Ryan Jaziri from New England College and Ben Huntington from Plymouth State.
  • UMass Dartmouth sweeps men's basketball season awards
    March 04, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The 10th-ranked UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball swept the three major Little East Conference men’s basketball regular season awards this afternoon after a vote by the conference’s eight head coaches.
  • SELECTION MONDAY: Corsairs and Anchormen NCAA Tournament bound
    March 03, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- UMass Dartmouth and Rhode Island College each earned bids to the 2008 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament this afternoon when the NCAA Selection Committee announced the national pairings.
  • Anchormen capture 2nd straight conference crown
    March 01, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Visiting Rhode Island College led virtually the entire game and held off a late rally to defeat the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team, 55-52, in the championship game of the Little East Conference Tournament at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday.
  • UMass Dartmouth and Rhode Island College Advance to LEC Men's Basketball Final
    February 29, 2008
    The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team broke a 56-56 tie with a 13-3 run midway late in the second half and went on to defeat stubborn Southern Maine, 75-69, in the second semi-final game of the Little East Conference Tournament at the Tripp Athletic Center Friday night. The Corsairs will play Rhode Island College in the championship game.
  • Corsairs hold steady in Northeast Region; Anchormen slip to No. 6
    February 27, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the third consecutive week, the Little East Conference has two representatives in the Northeast Region poll, released this afternoon by the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee.
  • Corsairs host semifinal round for 11th time
    February 27, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The UMass Dartmouth men’s basketball team will host the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament for the 11th in the program’s history at the Tripp Athletic Center on Feb. 29 and March 1. Joining the Corsairs are second-seeded Rhode Island College, third-seeded Keene State College, and fourth-seeded University of Southern Maine.
  • Basketball Tournament semifinal pairings announced
    February 26, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The Little East Conference office announced the semifinal pairings for the 2008 Little East Conference Men's and Women's Basketball Championship Tournament this evening.
  • Corsairs clinch top seed in Little East Conference Tournament
    February 23, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team used a 16-3 run early in the second half to take command and went on to an 80-67 victory over visiting Plymouth State in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Saturday afternoon.
  • Holbrook earns ECAC praise
    February 21, 2008
    CENTERVILLE, Mass.- UMass Dartmouth senior center Dan Holbrook (Lexington, Mass.) was recognized with his second weekly award this afternoon, earning ECAC Division III New England Co-Player of the Week honors.
  • Corsairs and Anchormen ranked regionally
    February 13, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Two Little East Conference men’s basketball teams were listed in the first edition of the NCAA Northeast Regional rankings this afternoon. UMass Dartmouth earned the second ranking, while Rhode Island College debuted at No. 8.
  • Stewart and Anchormen upset No. 5 Corsairs
    February 12, 2008
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.-Cameron Stewart’s (Newport, R.I.) layup with 3:23 remaining allowed visiting Rhode Island College to take the lead for good, and the Anchormen outscored the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s men’s basketball team, 13-5 in the final three and a half minutes and went on to a 79-72 victory in the second game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening.
  • D3Hoops.com features Little East Conference basketball
    February 09, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-The No. 1 resource for Division III basketball, D3Hoops.com, recently featured two Little East Conference matchups in the latest edition of the weekly "Around the Nation" profile.
  • Keene State upsets No. 2 UMass Dartmouth
    February 09, 2008
    KEENE, N.H. 2/9/08 – Kept in check most of the game, junior forward Tyler Kathan (Ludlow, Vt.) hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:01 to play in overtime as Keene State College, before a packed “White-Out” crowd of just under 2,000 fans, went on to upset #2 UMass-Dartmouth 92-85 in a Little East Conference men’s basketball game played Saturday at Spaulding Gym.
  • Night In Review- Feb. 6, 2008
    February 07, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The Little East Conference posted a 2-1 mark this evening in men's and women's basketball games. The second-ranked UMass Dartmouth men's basketball team raised its overall record to 20-0, while the Rhode Island College women's basketball squad earned its second straight victory at Mitchell College.
  • Night In Review-Feb. 7, 2008
    February 07, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.-Plymouth State University posted a pair of victories at Lyndon State, while UMass Boston's women's basketball team fell at Framingham State College this evening.
  • Owls looking to "White Out" No. 2 Corsairs
    February 06, 2008
    KEENE, N.H., 2/6/08 - The forecast for Saturday, February 9, might call for the possibility of a light snow accumulation, but inside Spaulding Gym there's going to be a complete "white out."
  • Plymouth State basketball games pushed back
    February 06, 2008
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University men’s and women’s basketball games, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Lyndon State College, have been postponed due to weather and travel conditions in northern New England.
  • Rhode Island College honored at Words Unlimited dinner
    February 06, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Words Unlimited will honor Rhode Island College’s 2006-07 men’s basketball team and the 2007 softball team at its annual banquet on Sunday, Feb. 17 at the Radisson Airport Hotel in Warwick beginning a 6:30 p.m.
  • Anchormen travel to No. 1 Amherst College
    February 05, 2008
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.- The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team travels to newly-crowned No. 1 Amherst College this evening for a rematch of the 2007 NCAA Division III Tournament regional finals.
  • Corsairs ranked No. 2 in D3Hoops.com national poll
    February 05, 2008
    STERLING, Va.-For the sixth week in succession, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's basketball team is ranked in a national poll.
  • Men's basketball night in review
    January 31, 2008
    DANBURY, Conn.- Junior guard Dashon Jennings (Bridgeport, Conn.) hit the game-winning jumper as time expired in regulation as Western Connecticut State University snatched victory from the jaws of defeat—edging Newbury College 74-73—this evening in non-conference men’s basketball at Feldman Arena.
  • D3Hoops.com; UMass Dartmouth running
    January 24, 2008
    If you showed up late for the 6 a.m. September pickup games at Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and didn’t call ahead with a good excuse, the punishment was to do two minutes of “crabs.”
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  • No. 21 Anchormen edged by No. 6 Amherst in NCAA Tournament
    March 10, 2007
    Amherst, Mass.—The No. 21 Rhode Island College men’s basketball team saw its season come to a close in an 81-69 loss to sixth-ranked Amherst College in the Sectional Final of the 2007 NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening. The Anchormen conclude a magical 2006-07 campaign, which saw the team establish new school records for wins in a season, while reaching the Elite Eight for the first time.
  • Owls feeling Sweet-16 again
    March 05, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. 3/5/07 - For the second time in four years, the Keene State College men's basketball team is feeling "Sweet-16." The Owls, who advanced to the "Sweet-16" of the NCAA Division III tournament with a heart-stopping 76-75 win over Salem State on Saturday, will face a familiar foe in the next round - Rhode Island College. The two Little East rivals will hook up for the fourth time this season on Friday in a 6 p.m. game at Amherst College.
  • Rhode Island College battles conference rival Keene State in NCAA Sectional Round
    March 04, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Rhode Island College Anchormen advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament with a 70-67 win over Brandeis in the Second Round on Saturday, Mar. 3.
  • Owls set sail for Salem State
    March 03, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. 3/2/07 - Tickets for Keene State's second-round NCAA Division III men's tournament game at Salem State ( Sat., 7 p.m.) will go on sale from 10 a.m. - Noon Saturday at Spaulding Gym. The ticket window will close prior to Noon if all tickets have been sold.
  • Owls win thriller over Salem State, 76-75
    March 03, 2007
    SALEM, MASS. 3/3/07 - Junior forward Nick Drouin's (Weare, NH) layup with just four seconds to play gave Keene State College (25-5) a thrilling 76-75 victory over Salem State College (24-3) in an NCAA Division 3 Men's Basketball Tournament second round game played at James Twohig Gymnasium.
  • Rhode Island College hosts opening rounds of NCAA Tournament
    February 26, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee selected Rhode Island College as one of the 11 national sites to host four teams in first and second-round competition of the 2007 NCAA Tournament on March 2-3. Joining the Anchormen at The Murray Center will be Brandeis University, Coast Guard, and Trinity College (Conn.).
  • Rhode Island College wins Little East Conference Tournament: Anchormen headed to NCAA's
    February 24, 2007
    PROVIDENCE,R.I.—Top-seeded Rhode Island College defeated second-seeded Keene State College, 87-75, in the Championship Game of the 2007 Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. It is the first Little East title in the program’s history and the Anchormen will be dancing into the NCAA Div. III Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in 28 years (1979). Head Coach Bob Walsh’s team is 24-3 overall, matching the school record for the most wins in the program’s history, previously established by the 1968-69 edition.
  • Manager to suit up for Owls hoop team
    February 16, 2007
    KEENE, N.H. 2/16/07 - There will be a new player sitting on the bench in Keene State's final regular season men's basketball game against Southern Maine on Saturday. But he will be no stranger to the coaching staff or players.
  • Devin Ruocco named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team
    February 08, 2007
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – One of the senior captains on the Plymouth State University men’s basketball team has been honored for his successful accomplishments in the classroom as well as on the basketball court.
  • Official Boston Celtics mascot entertain Plymouth State fans
    February 01, 2007
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Come out to the Plymouth State University women’s & men’s basketball games on Tuesday, Feb. 6, against University of Southern Maine, when all are invited to attend the PSU Annual “Spirit Night”.
  • Anchormen crack D3Hoops.com national poll
    January 16, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team debuted at No. 22 in the latest edition of the D3hoops.com national poll this morning, marking the program’s first national ranking. The Anchormen have been on the verge of cracking the national standings all season, receiving recognition in the “Others Receiving Votes” section in all previous seven listings.
  • Kinsey Durgin receives regional recognition
    January 10, 2007
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Rhode Island College senior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, Maine) was named to the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) honor roll for his impressive performances during the week ending Jan. 7. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, Durgin was selected as the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the conference office. He averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 65 minutes of action.
  • Devin Ruocco receives ECAC recognition
    December 06, 2006
    PLYMOUTH, N.H. – A Plymouth State University men’s student-athlete has been recognized by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) for this accomplishments on the hardwood this past week.
  • Warrior walking a fine line in conference
    November 15, 2006
    WILLIMANTIC, Conn.--When it comes to the sport of men’s basketball and the Little East Conference, there has always been a fine line between winning and losing. In his four seasons in the conference as head coach, Bill Geitner has witnessed that first hand.
  • Anthony Pierlioni attends NCAA leadership conference
    June 02, 2006
    PROVIDENCE, R.I.--Rhode Island College junior men’s basketball player Anthony Pierlioni (Plainville, Conn.) participated in the 2006 NCAA Leadership Conference “Today’s Student-Athletes, Tomorrow’s Leaders”, which was held May 28-June 1 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.