• Babson to Host NEBCA Division III Senior All-Star Game
    April 16, 2010
    The New England Basketball Coaches Association (NEBCA) will hold their annual Division III Senior All-Star Game this Sunday, April 18, at Babson College, with all proceeds benefitting the Coaches vs. Cancer campaign. The game will feature many stars who have garnered All-America status as well as All-Region, All-Conference, and Conference Player of the Year honors. The teams will play at Staake Gymnasium on the campus of Babson College this Sunday, April 18 at 1:00pm. Admission into the game is free.
  • Springfield Tops Men's Basketball, 71-65, In NEWMAC Quarterfinals
    February 24, 2010
    Matt Cavalieri recorded a double-double, leading five players in double figures, as the Springfield College men's basketball team advanced past Babson College, 71-65, on Wednesday evening in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament Quarterfinal. With the loss, the Beavers see their season come to a close with a record of 10-16. Alex Rudolph and Marcus McDermott each tallied 12 points in the loss, while Dana Mauro came off the bench to pump in 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Matt Florio snagged a team-best seven rebounds and McDermott dished out five helpers.
  • Four Winter Teams Set For Postseason Play
    February 23, 2010
    Four of Babson's winter sports are set to head into postseason play this week, as men's and women's basketball, ice hockey, and men's swimming and diving enter their respective conference championships. Headlining this week's competition will be the women's basketball team, which finished the regular season with a record of 22-3 overall and became the first team in NEWMAC history to go 18-0 in league play. The Beavers, who have won 14 straight games - the second longest streak in program history - are the top seed in the NEWMAC Tournament, and will begin their defense of their 2009 NEWMAC title with a home quarterfinal game against eighth-seeded Coast Guard Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Tickets will be $4 for adults, $2 for senior citizens, and $1 for students with IDs, with Babson students being admitted free of charge courtesy of the Student Government Association.
  • Framingham State Fends Off Babson, 74-66
    February 20, 2010
    Framingham State College used an 8-2 run to close the first half and a 9-0 spurt to start the second to claim an eventual 74-66 victory over host Babson College in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Rams finish the regular season with a record of 15-9, while the Beavers enter the postseason with a mark of 10-15. Babson was led by first-years Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) and Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who both scored 12 points. Junior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) each added 10 points in the loss, while sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) and first-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) tossed in eight apiece. McDermott also led the team with five assists, while he and Edwards each grabbed four rebounds.
  • McDermott, Edwards Lead Balanced Attack As Men's Hoops Tops Clark, 65-57
    February 17, 2010
    Visiting Babson College opened the second half on a 10-2 run to turn a even game at halftime into an eight-point lead en route to a 65-57 win in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Kneller Athletic Center. The Beavers wrap up their conference slate with a 3-9 ledger and a 10-14 overall mark with Saturday’s non-league tilt against Framingham State still on their regular season docket. Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) led a quartet of Beavers in double figures with 14 points and four assists and Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) added 11 points, seven boards and a one-handed dunk in the first half that helped erase an early Clark lead.
  • Men’s Basketball Falls to WPI, 64-49
    February 13, 2010
    Jerome Stewart (Bloomfield, Conn.) led all players with a season-best 17 points to lift host WPI to a 64-49 victory over Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball conference contest on Saturday afternoon. With the win, WPI ups its record to 17-5 overall and 6-4 in conference play, assuring itself a home game in the NEWMAC quarterfinals. Babson falls to 9-14 on the season and 2-9 in NEWMAC action. First-year Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) and sophomore Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) led Babson with 11 points each.
  • Wheaton Pulls Away From Men's Hoops, 70-65
    February 11, 2010
    Sophomore Brendan Dengan (Narragansett, R.I.) and junior co-captain Anthony Coppola (Watertown, Mass.) both hit clutch shots in the final 2:07 to lift the visiting Wheaton College men’s basketball team to a 70-65 win over host Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference contest at Staake Gymnasium on Thursday night. Babson was paced by first-year Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who finished with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with eight rebounds. Junior co-captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) and sophomore Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) each contributed nine points, sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) netted eight points, and first-year Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) added five points, four boards, and four assists.
  • Springfield Nudges Men's Hoops, 71-68
    February 06, 2010
    Pat Crean recorded 19 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 21 seconds remaining, as the Springfield College men's basketball team rallied in the final minutes to beat Babson College, 71-68, in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday night. The win boosts Springfield's record to 11-10, 7-2 in league action, while the Beavers drop to 9-12 overall and 2-7 in league play. Junior Dana Mauro came off the bench to pace the Beavers with 13 points and eight rebounds, while junior captain Matt Zoia provided a team-best 15 points and six assists. Sophomore Matt Florio pumped in 10 points for Babson, which drilled eight three pointers, including four by Zoia.
  • #12 MIT Too Strong For Men's Hoops
    February 03, 2010
    The No. 12 ranked MIT men's basketball squad used 59.5% shooting from the field to overcome visiting Babson College, 67-49, in New England Women's and Men's Conference (NEWMAC) action on Wednesday night. The Engineers made 7-of-10 shots in the second half, including all four from beyond the arc, to improve to 19-2, including 7-1 in NEWMAC play. With the loss, Babson falls to 9-11 on the campaign and 2-6 in the conference. Junior co-captain Matt Zoia paced Babson with nine points, while sophomore Tom Lavin netted eight.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Coast Guard, 62-55
    January 30, 2010
    The Babson College men’s basketball team fell to the United States Coast Guard Academy, 62-55, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Coast Guard made a comeback late in the second half to take the lead with just over seven minutes remaining and never trailed thereafter. Coast Guard was led by senior Eric Hudson (Pasadena, Calif.) who tallied 15 points and a team high five rebounds. Babson was led by sophomores Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) and Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) who each finished with 11 points. With the win, Coast Guard improved to 7-10, 4-3 in the NEWMAC while the Beavers drop to 9-10, 2-5 in the NEWMAC.
  • Men's Hoops to Join Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend
    January 29, 2010
    On Saturday, January 29th, Babson Men’s Basketball will be participating in the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Weekend in their game against New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opponent The United States Coast Guard Academy. Both coaching staffs will be sporting sneakers to show their support for the fight against cancer. The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and the American Cancer Society are joining together to encourage coaching staffs from across the country to participate in Suits and Sneakers Weekend for cancer awareness. For more information about this event and how you can help support the fight against cancer, please visit cancer.org/coaches.
  • Men's Basketball Shuts Down WPI, 72-58
    January 27, 2010
    Babson College used a suffocating defensive effort to force 22 turnovers en route to a 72-58 victory over visiting WPI in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. With the win, the Beavers improved to 9-9 overall and 2-4 in the conference, while the Engineers dropped to 14-4 and 3-3 in the NEWMAC. First-year Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and junior co-captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) both had spectacular games for Babson. Braithwaite scored a career-high 21 points on 9-of-11 shooting while also pulling down five rebounds, and Zoia drained 4-of-7 from three-point range on his way to a 19-point night. First-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) contributed nine points and eight rebounds, and sophomore Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) grabbed seven boards.
  • Clark Outlasts Men's Hoops, 64-55
    January 23, 2010
    Visiting Clark University used an 11-0 run in the closing minutes of the second half to secure a 64-55 victory over host Babson College in a NEWMAC men’s basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Cougars improve to 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the conference, while the Beavers fall to 8-9 overall and 1-4 in league play. Babson was led by first-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.), who scored 10 points and recorded a game-high four steals, and sophomore Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), who finished with nine points and nine rebounds.
  • Babson Athletics To Accept Donations Toward Haiti Relief Effort At Saturday's Basketball Doubleheader
    January 22, 2010
    The Babson College men's and women's basketball teams have announced that they will be taking donations at this weekend's double-header to help relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Haiti. The women's team will kick off the day with a 1 p.m. matchup against Springfield, with the men's team following with a game against Clark at 3 p.m. As part of this event, which is part of a larger campus-wide relief effort spearheaded by the Bernon Center, Babson will be collecting donations of clothing, medical supplies, and cash to be given to GHESKIO to purchase medicine and other necessary supplies in Haiti.
  • Rudolph’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Babson Past Bowdoin, 63-60
    January 19, 2010
    Babson College first-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) drained a three-pointer from the right wing as time expired to lift the Beavers to a dramatic 63-60 victory over visiting Bowdoin College in a non-conference men’s basketball matchup at Babson’s Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. This was the second straight victory for the Beavers, who evened their record at 8-8, while the Polar Bears lost their second in a row to fall to 8-5.
  • Braithwaite, Mauro Help Men's Hoops Grab Much-Needed Win At Wheaton
    January 16, 2010
    Freshman Russell Braithwaite's (Brooklyn, NY/Saint Mark's School) driving lay-up with 0.9 seconds remaining lifted Babson College past Wheaton College, 74-73 in New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men's basketball action on Saturday in Emerson Gymnasium. With the much-needed victory, the Beavers improved to 7-8 overall and 1-3 in the conference, while the Lyons are now 5-9 overall and 1-3 in NEMWAC play. Junior forward Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, CT/Wethersfield) led Babson with a career-high 19 points - 13 of which came in the second half - and seven rebounds, while freshman Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, FL/Miami Country Day School) tallied 18 points. Sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, NY/East Hampton School) scored 10 off the bench.
  • Coast Guard Denies Men's Basketball, 69-61
    January 13, 2010
    Freshman Greg Marshall led all scorers with a career-high 20 points as Coast Guard beat Babson 69-61 in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Wednesday night. First-year Alex Rudolph led the Beavers (6-8, 0-3 NEWMAC) in defeat with 14 points and six rebounds, while junior co-captain Matt Zoia added 12 points. The big difference in the game came at the free throw line, where Coast Guard hit 19 of 21 while Babson hit just six of 14.
  • Men's Basketball Stuns #9 Amherst, 65-59
    January 11, 2010
    The Babson College men’s basketball team used a brilliant defensive effort to record its biggest win of the season on Monday night, as the Beavers upset nationally-ranked Amherst College, 65-59, in a non-conference game at Staake Gymnasium. With the win, Babson snapped a two-game slide and improved to 6-7 overall, while the Lord Jeffs, who began the week ranked ninth in the nation by D3hoops.com, lost their second in a row to fall to 8-3. Babson was led by sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) and first-year Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.), who netted 13 points apiece. Edwards shot 6-for-10 from the field, while Braithwaite hit 6-of-12 while also grabbing six rebounds. First-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) chipped in with nine points for the Beavers, sophomore Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) added a game-high 10 boards, and sophomore Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) contributed six points, three assists, and two steals.
  • #15 MIT Pulls Away From Men's Basketball, 72-45
    January 09, 2010
    MIT outscored host Babson College, 45-19, in the second half, including a 31-6 run to close the game, to earn a 72-45 victory over the Beavers in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball matchup at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Engineers, ranked 15th in the nation in the most recent D3hoops.com poll, improve to 13-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while Babson drops its second in a row to fall to 5-7 overall and 0-2 in the NEWMAC. Ten different players scored points for Babson, but no Beavers reached double figures. First-year Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) led the way with eight points apiece, while junior Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) scored six points. First-year Alex Rudolph (Bal Harbour, Fla.) led the Beavers with five rebounds in the loss.
  • Springfield Edges Babson, 72-70, In NEWMAC Regular Season Opener
    January 06, 2010
    Springfield College senior captain Pat Crean (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) hit the go-ahead lay-up with 1:13 remaining in regulation to propel the visiting Pride to a dramatic 72-70 win over host Babson College in the first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game of the season for both teams on Wednesday night. With its third straight victory, Springfield improved to 5-8 overall (1-0 NEWMAC), while the Beavers fell to 5-6 (0-1 NEWMAC) after their first loss in three games.
  • Tourney MVP McDermott Powers Men's Basketball To 73-72 Win Over Salem State
    December 30, 2009
    First-year Marcus McDermott's (Milton, MA) scored his team's final 11 points, including a clutch three-point play with 7.9 seconds remaining - to propel Babson to an incredible 73-72 comeback victory over Salem State Wednesday night as part of the Vikings' own Holiday Classic. McDermott, who was named Classic MVP, finished with 16 points - 15 of which came in the second half. The win improved Babson to 5-5, while the snake-bitten Vikings have now lost four straight, all by five points or less, to fall to 1-10.
  • Depth, Free-Throw Shooting Help Men's Hoops Down Becker, 98-87, At Salem State
    December 29, 2009
    The Babson College men's basketball team resumed its 2009-10 season with a 98-87 victory over Becker College in the first round of the Salem State Holiday Classic on Tuesday afternoon. With the win, the Beavers improved to 4-5 on the year. Babson's deep bench proved critical in Tuesday's win, as the contest featured a total of 60 personal fouls and six disqualifications. As a result, a total of 11 Beavers saw action, 10 of which played at least 10 minutes. Junior Dana Mauro paced the Green and White with 18 points and five rebounds, while sophomore Marcus Edwards also netted 18 despite being limited to just 18 minutes off the bench due to foul trouble. First-year Marcus McDermott tossed in 17 points to go with eight rebounds and eight assists, and junior captain Matt Zoia finished with 16 points while hitting 4-of-5 from three-point range.
  • Men's Basketball Suffers Fourth Straight Defeat, 72-61, At Lasell
    December 10, 2009
    Lasell College used a 13-0 run midway through the half to take control of the contest as the host Lasers defeated visiting Babson College, 72-61, in non-conference men's hoop action on Thurdsay night. It was the fourth straight defeat for the Beavers, who saw their record dip to 3-5, while Lasell improved to 3-4. For Babson, Marcus McDermott (Milton, MA) led the Beavers in scoring with 13 followed by Russell Braithwaite (Brooklyn, NY), who scored 10 points and collected nine rebounds. Junior Dana Mauro chipped in with six points and seven boards, while junior captains Matt Zoia and Eric White each netted nine points in the loss.
  • Men's Basketball Comeback Falls Short In 94-89 Loss To Salem State
    December 06, 2009
    The Babson College men's basketball team nearly rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit before finally falling to Salem State College, 94-89, in the consolation game of the New England Big Four Challenge hosted by Tufts University on Sunday afternoon. With loss, the Beavers fall to 3-4 on the year, while the win was the first of the season for Salem State (1-6). Junior captain Eric White shot 7-for-11 from the field for a season-high 17 points in the loss for Babson, while first-year Russell Braithwaite finished with 16 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore Kris Noonan also hit double figures with 13 points and five boards, and junior Shelton Ladson added 11 points.
  • Tufts Defeats Men's Basketball In Big Four Challenge Semifinals
    December 05, 2009
    The Tufts University Jumbos led wire-to-wire as they claimed a 66-45 victory over the Babson College Beavers on Saturday night in a "Big Four Challenge" men's basketball semifinal game at Cousens Gym. Junior guard Shelton Ladson (New York, NY) was the only Beaver in double figures with 11 points. Sophomore forward Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, ME) scored eight with five rebounds and three blocks, while junior guard Matt Zoia (Nashua, NH) and junior forward Dana Mauro (Wetersfield, CT) each added seven points.
  • Trinity Overpowers Men's Basketball
    November 29, 2009
    Sophomore forward Jon Pike scored 29 points in his first career start to lead the Trinity College Bantams to an 85-59 win over the Babson College Beavers in men's basketball action on Stan Ogrodnik Court at Ray Oosting Gymnasium this afternoon. Trinity improves to 2-2 while Babson falls to 3-2 on the season. Junior captain Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.), the younger brother of Trinity assistant coach Zach Zoia, scored nine points, collected four rebounds and added four steals to highlight the Babson roster, and freshmen Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) and Russell Brathwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) combined for 20 points to lead the Beavers in scoring.
  • Balanced Attack Sends Men's Hoops Past Emerson, 77-69
    November 24, 2009
    Four different players scored in double figures as the Babson College men's basketball team defeated host Emerson College, 77-69, on Tuesday night. With the win, the Beavers improved to 3-1 on the year, while the Lions dipped to 1-2. Sophomore Matt Florio paced Babson's balanced scoring attack with 16 points on 4-of-5 shooting form the field and a 6-of-6 clip from the free throw line. Florio also hit 2-of-3 from beyond the three-point arc while adding six steals and five rebounds. First-year Marcus McDermott and sophomore Kris Noonan each added 15 points in the win, with Noonan shooting 6-for-9 from the floor and grabbing six rebounds. First-year Russell Braithwaite was the Beavers' fourth double-digit scorer, netting 10 points and grabbing five boards, and fellow rookie Alex Rudolph chipped in with nine points and five caroms.
  • Men's Basketball Falls to Stevens, 75-60
    November 22, 2009
    The Babson College men’s basketball team fell to host Stevens Institute of Technology, 75-60, in the final game of the Stevens Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday afternoon. Four of five Duck (2-1) starters scored in double figures and the defense held Babson to 36.1 percent shooting on the day as Stevens finished its own tournament 2-0. Stevens sophomore guard Mike Cutri led all scorers with 18 points and senior guard George Greco scored 13 points and racked up seven assists. Babson was led by junior Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) who tallied 16 points with five rebounds. The Beavers return to action Tuesday night when they travel to Emerson for a 5:30pm game.
  • Men’s Basketball Defeats King’s, 74-66
    November 21, 2009
    The Babson College men’s basketball team defeated King’s College of Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon at the Stevens Institute of Technology Tip-Off Tournament, 74-66. Leading the way for the Beavers were sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) with 20 points and first-year guard Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) with 13 points. With the win, the Beavers improve their overall record to 2-0 on the season and the Monarchs of King’s College drop to 0-3 on the season. The Beavers will take on host Stevens Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
  • Men's Basketball Opens With 76-58 Victory Over Curry
    November 18, 2009
    The Babson College men’s basketball team held visiting Curry College to just 34.4 percent shooting in the second half as the Beavers pulled away for a 76-58 victory over the Colonels in front of a packed house at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. It was the first game of the season for Babson (1-0), while Curry fell to 0-2 with the loss. Sophomore Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) scored 17 points to go with four steals in the win for the Beavers, while first-year Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) tossed in 14 points in his collegiate debut, including 12 during an 18-2 second-half run that put the game away. Sophomore Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) netted 10 points while joining first-year Russ Braithwaite (Brooklyn, N.Y.) with a team-high nine rebounds, and junior Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) turned in a tremendous effort off the bench, scoring 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 21 minutes of action.
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