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Where you read it first | Tuesday, May 21, 2024



Electrifying start to second half earns Jumbos top seed in NESCAC for third consecutive year

With the right to host a NESCAC quarterfinal matchup and an undefeated home record on the line, the No. 4 women’s basketball team was in a must-win situation against No. 18 Bowdoin -- the only other unbeaten team in the conference -- on Saturday. An electrifying start to the second half, in which the Jumbos turned a 10-point halftime lead into a 21-point game within four minutes, sealed the runaway 66-55 victory.


Tufts clinches No. 4 seed in NESCAC tournament

Sitting at 5-3 in the NESCAC with two conference games to play, the men’s basketball team went north to Maine over the long weekend to conclude its regular season. On Friday, Tufts beat Colby 72-64 before dropping a nail-biter at Bowdoin on Saturday, 57-5. The Jumbos finished their season at 13-11 ...


Fan the Fire debuts the Blue Zone on Saturday

The Student Athletic Advisory Council (SAAC) unveiled the newly designated student cheering section this Saturday as part of the Fan the Fire event featuring the men’s basketball team's game against Williams College. Students swarmed the stands for the game to celebrate the inaugural day of ...

The Setonian

Jumbos stay above .500 after weekend split

Fans coming to the Cousens Gym Friday night hoping to see Linsanity 2.0 -- courtesy of NBA point guard Jeremy Lin's younger brother Joseph -- were disappointed. Instead, they witnessed Tufts put together a solid team performance in its 70-63 win over Lin and his Hamilton Continentals.However, fans ...


Foley hits 1,000-point milestone as Tufts downs RIC

Senior tri-captain Hannah Foley connected on a 3-pointer with one-and-a-half minutes elapsed in No. 4 Tufts' final non-league game of the season, against Rhode Island College (RIC), Tuesday night, leaving her just three points shy of the 1,000-point mark as a Jumbo. Fans and teammates awaiting ...

The Setonian

Jumbos earn two more NESCAC wins on the road

Tufts went on the road this past weekend, taking on Conn. College on Friday and Wesleyan on Saturday. The squad defeated both teams easily, extending its record of 20+ winning point margins to seven straight with a 69-48 victory over Conn. College and a 77-53 win over Wesleyan.On Saturday, Tufts ...


Following Sabety injury, Jumbos stay afloat in NESCAC

Before its two-game homestand this past weekend, in which it split games against Wesleyan and Conn. College, the men's basketball team received news of the biggest loss -- both literally and figuratively -- of its season when 6' 8" sophomore center Hunter Sabety suffered an apparently serious ...


Tufts back to .500 following three-game winning streak

The men’s basketball team defeated Trinity College on Saturday 59-55 to improve to 7-7 on the season and increase its current win streak to three. Two sophomores, center Hunter Sabety and guard Tarik Smith, led the way with 14 points apiece. This comes just a day after Tufts, led by 18 points from ...


Tufts steamrolls Amherst, Trinity with strong second halves

Heading into the crucial NESCAC stretch of the season, the No. 7 women’s basketball team established its dominance in the conference early with a 65-42 victory over No. 3 Amherst on Friday and a 70-46 routing of Trinity on Saturday. With the pair of wins, the Jumbos move to 14-1 on the season and ...


Jumbos take two of three over winter break

After a dispiriting 3-6 start to what the men's basketball team had hoped would be a promising season, the Jumbos used their time off this winter break to regroup before returning to campus early. They then played three games over eight days, winning two, including their biggest win of the season ...


Jumbos bounce back after dropping first game of break

The women's basketball team started last season 21-0 before losing its first contest of the year to Babson in mid-February. While the No. 7 Jumbos have certainly started this year's campaign with similarly commanding play, winning 11 of their first 13 games by double-digit margins, they suffered their ...

Track And Field

Women's sports winter break preview

Women's BasketballCurrently in the midst of a seven-game winning streak to begin the season, the team is coming off an 88-48 thrashing of Fitchburg State, besting its season-high point total by 10 points. The team will take on Bridgewater State tomorrow at 7 p.m. before going on an extended ...


Jumbos fall to tough competition

After two straight wins against Emerson and Wentworth, the men’s basketball team played two consecutive games against nationally ranked competition. The Jumbos went on the road to face No. 11 MIT before Thanksgiving break and faced No. 13 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) at home on Wednesday ...


Jumbos' 45-point first half carries team to 6-0 start

Fueled by a season-high 45 points in the first half, Tufts improved to 6-0 on the season after handing the 4-0 Wheaton College team its first loss of the season on Monday night. The Jumbos shot 47.4 percent (18-for-38) from the field and 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from distance in the first half to ...


No. 11 Engineers outlast Jumbos in overtime battle

The men's basketball team dropped to 2-3 last Tuesday, losing to Massachusetts Institute of Technology 71-64 in overtime before the Thanksgiving break. Although the loss may have left an empty feeling in the team's stomach that not even turkey and stuffing could fill, there were many positives ...


Tufts holds steady to secure win over ECSU

The women's basketball team continued its undefeated start to the season with a 63-51 win over Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU) on Tuesday, winning its 11th consecutive road game to continue a streak that began last season. The win improved the Jumbos' record to 5-0 while ...