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Where you read it first | Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Live Stream: NESCAC Men's Basketball Quarterfinal 2015 - Tufts Jumbos vs. Amherst Lord Jeffs

Sophomore guard Tarik Smith had little room to work with against a tough Amherst defense.


Jumbos start the game with an inside basket from sophomore tri-captain Tom Palleschi. Tufts follows it up with a steal on defense.

18:11 - Junior Connor Green scores six straight for the Lord Jeffs. Amherst leads 6-4.

9:41 - Amherst takes the lead 27-13 on a pair of free throws after sophomore Hunter Sabety picks up his first foul.

8:37 - Another 3 from Amherst extends the lead to 16. Jumbos unable to slow hot shooting from the visitors.

8:00 - And-one layup from first-year Jayde Dawson pushes Amherst lead to 19.

7:37 - Slam from Sabety revitalizes the Tufts crowd as Jumbos look to build momentum for an end-of-the-half run.

6:40 - Jumbos start to chip away at Lord Jeffs' lead. Senior tri-captain Ben Ferris hits a 3, 36-19 Amherst.

1:39 - Jumbos crawling their way back with help from Ferris, Palleschi and Sabety on offense.

HALFTIME: Amherst leads 53-37. Jumbos start to build momentum, but the story of the first is undoubtedly Amherst shooting: 58.1 percent from the floor and 8-of-10 from beyond the arc.

Halftime Stats: Green leads Amherst with 14 points, Palleschi leads Tufts with 13. Six Amherst players have converted on a 3-point shot.

Second Half:

16:50 - Another 3 for Green. Amherst leads by 19.

10:25 - Amherst begins to run away with it: Green hit his fifth 3-pointer (24 points overall) to put the Lord Jeffs up 73-47.

1:54 - Jumbos keep pushing, but work down low from Amherst sophomore David George keeps Lord Jeffs in control. His slam dunk pushes Amherst lead to 90-64.

Final: Amherst defeats Tufts in NESCAC quarterfinals 92-66. The Lord Jeffs shot an incredible 13-of-19 from beyond the arc (68.4 percent).

Earlier in the season, the Jumbos downed the Lord Jeffs at Amherst 80-53. Today, Amherst got its revenge, shooting the lights out as the visitors at Cousens Gym.