• 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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