2014-15 Men's Basketball News

  • Best of Babson Athletics 2014-15: Moment #2
    August 20, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Following a 29-3 season that featured a program-best 17-game winning streak and the first top-five national ranking in school history, the Babson College men's basketball team's improbable run to the NCAA Division III Final Four was selected as the number two moment in the Best of Babson Athletics 2014-15 countdown.
  • Dean, Sheldon Named To NABC Honors Court
    July 29, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The Babson College men's basketball program had two players recognized for their work in the classroom on Thursday as Eric Dean (Gilford, N.H.) and rising senior Travis Sheldon (Woodstock, N.Y.) were both named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Honors Court. Dean was honored for the second consecutive season, while Sheldon was selected to the team for the first time.
  • Best of Babson Athletics 2014-15: Moment #8
    July 15, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) poured in a game-high 27 points, including 17 after halftime, to set a Babson College single-season scoring record with 689 total points in the fourth-ranked Beavers’ 68-48 loss to sixth-ranked Augustana College in a Division III Men’s Basketball Tournament National Semifinal on March 20 at the Salem Civic Center in Salem, Va.
  • Best of Babson Athletics 2014-15: Moment #11
    July 01, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) poured in a game-high 30 points, including seven straight during a key second-half run, as fifth-ranked Babson College claimed its first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEMWAC) men’s basketball tournament championship since 2004 with a 72-62 win over Springfield College on March 1.
  • Men Finish Third In NEWMAC Presidents Cup Standings
    June 18, 2015
    BOSTON—After claiming three regular-season league titles and a pair of conference tournament championships, the Babson College men finished third for the second straight year in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Presidents Cup standings, which were released on Wednesday.
  • Babson Athletics Posts Highest Ranking In 20-Year History Of Directors’ Cup
    June 04, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College Department of Athletics and Recreation capped off one of its most successful years in school history with its highest finish in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings on Thursday, as the Beavers’ 68th-place standing ranks among the top 15 percent of all NCAA Division III institutions.
  • Babson Honors Class of 2015 at 34th Annual Senior Awards Banquet
    May 01, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College Athletics Department held its 34th Annual Senior Awards Banquet on Friday night where nine individuals were honored, highlighted by the selections of cross country and track student-athlete Marina Capalbo (Gainesville, Va.) as Female Athlete of the Class, and Mike Driscoll (Milton, Mass.) of ice hockey and basketball’s John Wickey (Manchester, N.H.) as the Male Co-Athletes of the Class.
  • Flannery Named To D3hoops.com All-America First Team
    March 21, 2015
    SALEM, Va.—After helping lead the program to its first NCAA Division III Final Four in program history, Babson College sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) was selected as a D3hoops.com All-America first team on Saturday afternoon prior to the national championship game.
  • Babson College Set For Division 3 Final Four Test
    March 20, 2015
    WELLESLEY — Last spring, as the Babson men’s basketball team tried to shake off the sting of a first-round NCAA tournament loss, a group consisting of captains John Wickey, Eric Dean and David Mack, as well as Joey Flannery and Andrew Sheldon, got together to get on the same page for the new season.
  • No. 4 Men's Hoops Falls To No. 6 Augustana In National Semifinals
    March 20, 2015
    SALEM, Va.—Junior Hunter Hill (Byron, Ill.) scored 12 of his 18 points in the second half, and Augustana College closed the game on a 25-3 run over the final seven minutes to defeat fourth-ranked Babson College, 68-48, in a NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament National Semifinal on Friday night at the Salem Civic Center.
  • Babson Men's Basketball NCAA Final Four Trip
    March 20, 2015
    Day two of the Babson men's basketball team's NCAA Final Four trip included media day, team practice, community service and the student-athlete banquet.
  • NCAA Tournament National Semifinal Preview: No. 4 Men's Basketball vs. No. 6 Augustana
    March 19, 2015
    MAKING HISTORY: Babson is making its first NCAA Tournament Final Four appearance in program history, and the school's first national semifinal appearance in any sport since 1991.
  • Flannery Named To NABC All-America First Team
    March 19, 2015
    KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) was recognized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) for the second consecutive day on Thursday as he was named to the All-America first team.
  • Babson Men In Division 3 Final Four
    March 19, 2015
    While March Madness will begin in earnest for the men’s and women’s teams involved in the Division 1 NCAA basketball tournament, it will reach its zenith for the Tufts women and Babson men, both of whom will be playing in the Division 3 Final Four this weekend.
  • Final Four Q&A With Babson Head Coach Stephen Brennan
    March 19, 2015
    Stephen Brennan arrived at Babson College as an assistant men’s basketball coach in 1989, the same year that exactly zero of his current players were even alive.
  • Road To The D3 Men’s Final Four: Babson Beavers
    March 19, 2015
    Babson is ready to put their 17-game winning streak on the line against Augustana (Ill.) Friday at 5:30 PM in the D3 Men’s Basketball Final Four.
  • Babson College Hoops Reaches Final Four
    March 18, 2015
    The Babson College men’s basketball team had worked hard all season to ensure it would have a home court advantage in the NCAA tournament and and when the Beavers took the court in the Elite Eight they where not disappointed.
  • Babson: A Team Of Leaders
    March 17, 2015
    The Babson men’s basketball program traces its history to 1931. Over the next 83 years, the Beavers won exactly two NCAA tournament games – the same number they won in each of the past two weekends.
  • Brennan, Flannery, Wickey Earn D3hoops.com All-Northeast Region Honors
    March 16, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—In the midst of its best season in program history, the Babson College men's basketball team continued to add to its postseason awards on Monday as head coach Stephen Brennan was selected as the D3hoops.com Northeast Region Coach of the Year, while sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) was tabbed as the Northeast Region Player of the Year. Senior John Wickey (Manchester, N.H.) was also honored, earning an all-region fourth-team nod.
  • NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Final Four Central
    March 16, 2015
    GAMES: Fourth-ranked Babson (29-2) will take on sixth-ranked Augustana (26-4) at 5:30 p.m. in the first national semifinal, while eighth-ranked Wisconsin-Stevens Point (25-5) will face ninth-ranked Virginia Wesleyan (27-5) in the second semifinal at 8 p.m. Friday's winners will meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday in the Division III national championship game.
  • Granite State Pair Leading Babson Men's Basketball To New Heights
    March 15, 2015
    MANCHESTER'S John Wickey and Eric Dean of Gilford have come a long way since their days as AAU teammates with the Granite State Jayhawks.
  • Brennan To Talk About Upcoming Final Four Appearance on Hoopsville
    March 15, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Fresh off Saturday's 76-69 overtime victory over Trinity College in the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Sectional Championship, Babson College head men's basketball coach Stephen Brennan's post-game interview with Pat Coleman of D3hoops.com will be aired on Hoopsville at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Sunday night.
  • No. 4 Men’s Basketball Rallies Past Trinity, 76-69, In OT To Reach Division III Final Four
    March 14, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Matthew Droney (Canton, Mass.) knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer with 54 seconds left in regulation as fourth-ranked Babson College rallied to defeat Trinity College, 76-69, in an NCAA Tournament Sectional Final on Saturday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • NCAA Tournament Sectional Final Preview: No. 4 Men's Basketball vs. Trinity
    March 14, 2015
    THE SERIES: Babson and Trinity will meet for the 10th time on Saturday night in a series that dates back to the 1984 season. The Bantams are 8-1 all-time against the Beavers and have won each of the last six matchups between the two teams going back to 2004.
  • No. 4 Men's Hoops Holds Off No. 15 John Hopkins, 49-47, To Reach Elite 8
    March 13, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) scored 13 of his game-high 21 points over the final nine minutes, including the go-ahead free throws with 1:50 to go in the game, as fourth-ranked Babson College defeated 15th-ranked Johns Hopkins University, 49-47, in an NCAA Tournament Sectional Semifinal on Friday night at Staake Gymnasium.
  • NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Preview - Babson Park Sectional
    March 11, 2015
    THE SETUP: Fourth-ranked Babson College, which is making its first NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 appearance since 2002, welcomes Bates College, Johns Hopkins University and Trinity College to Staake Gymnasium for the sectional semifinals and finals of the Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. This weekend's sectional champion will earn a spot in the Division III Final Four to be played in Salem, Va., on March 20-21.
  • 2015 Babson Men's Basketball NCAA Sectional Preview
    March 11, 2015
    A preview of the Babson men's basketball team in the NCAA Sweet 16. The Beavers host Johns Hopkins in a sectional semifinal on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
  • No. 4 Men's Hoops To Host Sectional Round of NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament
    March 08, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass.—Fresh off its 54-47 second round victory over No. 21 University of Scranton on Saturday night, fourth-ranked Babson College men’s basketball team has been selected to host the sectional round of the 2015 NCAA Division III Championship.
  • NCAA Tournament Second Round Preview: No. 4 Men's Basketball vs. No. 21 Scranton
    March 07, 2015
    THE SERIES: Babson and Scranton will meet for the first time in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday night.
  • Fourth-Ranked Men's Hoops Edges No. 21 Scranton, 54-47, To Advance To Sweet 16
    March 07, 2015
    BABSON PARK, Mass—Sophomore Joey Flannery (Acton, Mass.) scored a game-high 19 points, while senior Eric Dean (Gilford, N.H.) added 15 as fourth-ranked Babson College defeated 21st-ranked University of Scranton, 54-47, in an NCAA Tournament Second Round contest on Saturday night at Staake Gymnasium.
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