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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Connecticut Part II

Friday night’s game against Wesleyan demonstrated why it’s still too early to count Middlebury in our out this year. On the one hand, Middlebury came away with a 77-75 victory in a NESCAC game on the road, but on the other, the same issues that have plagued Middlebury all season long were present once again […]

Breaking Down Bowdoin

22nd-ranked Bowdoin has been the surprise team of the NESCAC so far this season. Despite an injury to arguably their most important player, point guard Bryan Hurley, the Polar Bears have found steady footing this year behind the play of center John Swords and an overachieving starting lineup. In preparation for today’s NESCAC showdown betwee […]

Wesleyan

This preview was contributed by Peter Lindholm ‘17.5, a long-time follower of Middlebury basketball.  For the first time in this frustrating 2014 season, the magic of the last four years was palpable in Pepin Gym on Sunday night.  The first half of Sunday’s game against Tufts followed the same formula as the clinically depressing Bates […]

Tufts

January 12, 2014, 4:00 pm Middlebury (6-5, 0-1) vs. Tufts (6-5, 0-0) Listen here Over the past three seasons, there has been a clear cream of the NESCAC crop. Between the 2010-2013 seasons, Middlebury, Amherst and Williams combined for eight top-three finishes and all three conference championships. This year a handful of squads look to […]

Nothing NESCAC Play Can’t Solve

Through its first 10 games this season the Middlebury men’s basketball team is 6-4 and decidedly mediocre. Just how atypical has this season been in the context of recent history? Prior to this season, Middlebury had gone five straight seasons without dropping a game in the first semester of play. And to find the last […]