Amherst Lord Jeffs

All times Eastern
Overall: 27-4 - Conference: 9-1
11/16 at Brooklyn W, 96-78 BX RC
11/22 vs. Newbury W, 99-65 BX
11/23 vs. Nichols W, 114-86 BX
12/3 at Westfield State W, 83-59 BX RC
12/5 vs. Anna Maria W, 97-65 BX PH
12/7 at Emerson L, 90-79 BX
12/10 at Brandeis W, 75-70 BX RC
12/12 at Babson W, 90-77 BX RC RC PH PH
1/1 at Nova Southeastern L, 105-101 BX
1/7 vs. Eastern Connecticut W, 94-81 BX PH PH PH PH
1/10 vs. Hamilton * • W, 91-73 BX RC
1/11 vs. Williams * • W, 84-73 BX RC PH PH PH
1/14 at Wesleyan W, 76-62 BX
1/17 at Tufts * • W, 75-67 BX PH PH
1/18 at Bates * • W, 82-71 BX PH
1/22 at Williams W, 82-70 BX RC PH PH
1/25 at Trinity (Conn.) * • W, 67-61 BX RC
1/29 vs. Rhode Island College W, 80-60 BX RC PH
1/31 at Colby * • L, 80-75 BX RC
2/1 at Bowdoin * • W, 70-67 BX PH
2/4 at Lasell W, 95-74 BX
2/7 vs. Connecticut College * • W, 77-65 BX PH
2/8 vs. Wesleyan * • W, 81-56 BX
2/16 vs. Middlebury * • W, 84-67 BX RC
2/22 vs. Colby W, 82-72 BX PH
3/1 vs. Trinity (Conn.) W, 80-62 BX RC PH
3/2 vs. Williams W, 93-82 BX PH PH
3/8 vs. York (N.Y.) W, 63-51 BX RC
3/14 vs. Plattsburgh State W, 87-63 BX PH
3/15 vs. Morrisville State W, 84-74 BX
3/21 vs. Williams L, 98-69 BX RC PH PH
@ Salem Civic Center; Salem, Va.

(* Conference; • Region)
All times Eastern
Overall: 27-4 - Conference: 9-1
1/10 vs. Hamilton * • W, 91-73 BX RC
1/11 vs. Williams * • W, 84-73 BX RC PH PH PH
1/17 at Tufts * • W, 75-67 BX PH PH
1/18 at Bates * • W, 82-71 BX PH
1/25 at Trinity (Conn.) * • W, 67-61 BX RC
1/31 at Colby * • L, 80-75 BX RC
2/1 at Bowdoin * • W, 70-67 BX PH
2/7 vs. Connecticut College * • W, 77-65 BX PH
2/8 vs. Wesleyan * • W, 81-56 BX
2/16 vs. Middlebury * • W, 84-67 BX RC

(* Conference; • Region)
/conf/NESCAC/Men/2013-14/standings-div1 : /conf/NESCAC/Men/2013-14/standings-div2 : /conf/NESCAC/Men/2013-14/standings


Amherst 9-1 27-4
Williams 9-1 28-5
Bowdoin 6-4 19-6
Middlebury 6-4 17-9
Trinity (Conn.) 5-5 15-11
Hamilton 5-5 14-11
Colby 4-6 14-11
Tufts 4-6 13-12
Wesleyan 4-6 11-13
Connecticut College 2-8 9-14
Bates 1-9 11-13

Past Records

2015-16 (26-6, 8-2 NESCAC)
2014-15 (21-8, 6-4 NESCAC)
2013-14 (27-4, 9-1 NESCAC)
2012-13 (30-2, 10-0 NESCAC)
2011-12 (26-3, 10-0 NESCAC)
2010-11 (25-4, 7-2 NESCAC)
2009-10 (14-11, 3-6 NESCAC)
2008-09 (21-7, 7-2 NESCAC)
2007-08 (27-4, 9-0 NESCAC)
2006-07 (30-2, 8-1 NESCAC)

Team Quick Facts

Coach: David Hixon
Conference: NESCAC


Enrollment (FT undergrads): 1792
Location: Amherst, MA
Colors: Purple, White, Black
Region: Northeast
Arena: LeFrak Gymnasium (1800)
Official Website: Men | Women
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News Releases

November 13, 2016
14th Hoopsville Season Debut
The basketball season is about to tip-off, but not without Hoopsville hitting the air first! Tuesday...
October 31, 2016
Preseason poll: Bring your A game
Amherst leads a wide-open men's preseason poll with fellow national semifinalist Christopher Newport...
March 16, 2016
'How did that happen?'
Amherst survived a close first two rounds and got through the sectionals to get to Salem, leading...
March 13, 2016
Hoopsville: Only the Elite
Sunday night on Hoopsville, Dave McHugh recapped a terrific weekend of basketball while hearing from...
March 12, 2016
UST knocks off Augie; CNU, Benedictine make first trip
St. Thomas, Christopher Newport, Benedictine and Amherst each punched tickets to the national...
March 10, 2016
Hoopsville: Sectionals Preview
Which eight teams of the 32 left can get the job done and march on to the championship weekends?...
March 5, 2016
Close encounters of the second kind
The second round of the 2016 men's basketball tournament was filled with nail biters. Oswego State...
January 30, 2016
Saturday men: Familiar faces in first
Virginia Wesleyan defeated Roanoke to claim first place in the ODAC while St. Norbert swept Carroll...
January 8, 2016
Friday: NESCAC joins the fun
NESCAC play began tonight with big nights for the men and women at Amherst and Tufts. Plus the...
January 2, 2016
Saturday men: Knocking the rust off
Not too many Division III men's basketball teams go the entirety of their winter break without...
April 28, 2015
Amherst assistant gets head coaching job
Matt Goldsmith, who was on four NCAA Tournament teams as a player at Amherst and was an assistant...
January 21, 2015
Jeffs Rally Late to Win Overtime Thriller over Rival Williams, 86-76
Connor Green ’16 scored 10 of his season-high 30 points in overtime to help secure the Amherst...
January 19, 2015
Long Top 25 streak snapped
It has been nearly 13 years since we've seen a men's basketball Top 25 poll, regular...
January 4, 2015
Hoopsville: Busy few weeks
Hoopsville returned to the air with the season's first Sunday edition. Dave McHugh talked exclusivel...
December 23, 2014
Hixon's Jeffs seeking an identity
With a new lineup and a deeper rotation, Dave Hixon is spending his 38th season at Amherst looking...
March 21, 2014
Williams, Whitewater advance to men's final
The fourth time was the charm for the Ephs, who crushed archrival Amherst, while KJ Evans' career...
March 20, 2014
A different look for Lord Jeffs in Salem
With Aaron Toomey as the floor leader and the constant, the rest of the Amherst cast has stepped up...
March 15, 2014
Rivals return to Salem
Amherst and Williams will meet for a fourth time this season, in the national semifinals, while...
March 9, 2014
Sweet 16 hosts announced
The NCAA announced schools that will be hosting next weekend's sectionals: the rounds of 16 and 8....
February 16, 2014
Hoopsville on demand: Another crazy week
Pat Coleman came on to talk about interesting coaching moves. Guests also included Castleton State...
January 22, 2014
Men's wrap: On a roll on the road
Amherst won at rival Williams and UW-Stevens Point took care of UW-Platteville on the road on...
December 13, 2013
Hixon wins 700th game
Amherst coach Dave Hixon reached the milestone with a win at Babson on Tuesday night, becoming just...
December 12, 2013
Hixon Wins 700th, Jeffs Defeat Babson, 90-77
David Hixon notched his 700th career victory as head coach of the Amherst men’s basketball...
November 14, 2013
Amherst's title defense features new faces
The Jeffs’ biggest question mark will be how to fill the role of big man Peter Kaasila, after...
April 20, 2013
Amherst alum: Let's stay together
There aren't many people who played for a title in Salem and watched their school win another in...
April 8, 2013
Hoopsville Season Finale
Dave McHugh is joined by Pat Coleman and Gordon Mann to recap the men's title game in Atlanta....
April 7, 2013
Williamson's March eases February sting
Allen Williamson didn't even make the NESCAC all-conference team. But he showed them by winning the...
April 7, 2013
Lord Jeffs seize second title
Amherst ended the Cinderella run by Mary Hardin-Baylor and wrapped up its second national title,...
April 4, 2013
Amherst in a familiar place
The Lord Jeffs have never played for the title in Atlanta before, but the program has been on the...
April 4, 2013
UMHB gets its shot of a lifetime
Mary Hardin-Baylor wasn't given much of a chance to compete for the title national title when the...
April 4, 2013
Your guide to the Division III championship game
Whether you're watching a D-III title game for the first time, or you're a D-III veteran, here's...
April 2, 2013
Scouting the Lord Jeffs
We asked coaches who have seen Amherst and Mary Hardin-Baylor to break the teams down for us. We...
March 31, 2013
Hoopsville: Waiting for Atlanta
As we continue to wait to decide the men's champion, Dave chats with those in and around the UMHB...
March 24, 2013
Hoopsville: On to Atlanta
The big weekend of basketball in Salem is over and Amherst and Mary Hardin-Baylor survive. Dave...
March 23, 2013
UMHB rallies, will join Amherst in Atlanta
St. Thomas led by as many as 14 in the second half, but unranked Mary Hardin-Baylor kept its roll...
March 22, 2013
Final Four is set
St. Thomas came back from a 12-point deficit to knock off Williams and make the semifinals, while...
March 9, 2013
Rochester out; NESCAC advances
All three NESCAC teams in the tournament moved on but John DiBartolomeo was held to two points and...
March 6, 2013
A pair of rivals
Amherst and Williams are not only both alive in both tournaments, they're hosting in both. Brian...
February 27, 2013
2013 men's tournament preview
Who will be the surprise teams and the disappointments in this year's men's bracket? Who will make...
February 12, 2013
Amherst survives 3OT barnburner
Willy Workman made what could be the play of the year in D-III men's basketball in the second...
February 10, 2013
Sunday: WPI gets first loss, rivals split
Springfield handed the No. 2 Engineers their first loss of the season, while Amherst and Williams...
February 10, 2013
Sunday: Springfield dumps WPI, Amherst rolls rival
WPI lost for the first time, while Amherst cruised past Williams and the Rochester women pulled off...
January 29, 2013
Tuesday wrap: Cru's control
Mary Hardin-Baylor controlled its showdown with Concordia (Texas). Plus the Amherst men beat RIC on...
January 23, 2013
Wednesday men: Amherst, WPI, UWSP win
The Lord Jeffs dumped their archrival, WPI won a key conference game and UW-Stevens Point and...
May 20, 2012 All-Star tour setting off
The second annual All-Star Team is embarking on a nine-day, seven-game jaunt across...
March 1, 2012
Ithaca gets off the mat
Roster defections, injuries and a last-place seed in the Empire 8 tournament nearly derailed the...
February 26, 2012
Straight A's for Amherst, but upsets elsewhere
The Lord Jeffs won both sides of the NESCAC, but bubble teams got more bad news on Sunday. Who else...
February 16, 2012
At Amherst, LeFrak is jumping
The most exciting weekend for Amherst men's basketball fans in four years gave Lord Jeff fans some...
February 11, 2012
Men's wrap: Jeffs win again
No. 6 Amherst knocked off No. 2 Middlebury, meaning top-ranked Hope is the only top four team...
February 10, 2012
Friday's wrap: One rivalry down
Aaron Toomey's bucket in the paint in the closing seconds gave Amherst a win against Williams, while...
February 1, 2012
Amherst-RIC Highlights
Check out highlights from Amherst's 79-69 win over Rhode Island College.
January 25, 2012
Wednesday wrap: Jeffs beat Ephs
Amherst beats its archrivals in a non-conference showdown. Plus UW-Stevens Point cools off UW-Whitew...
December 2, 2011
Hope wins D3 debut
The Hope men played their first Division III opponent of the season and it was a good one. Plus...
July 28, 2011
Amherst assistant takes over reins at New Paltz
Mike Rejniak brings seven years of Division III coaching experience, having served as an assistant...
March 4, 2011
Amherst Downs Skidmore in NCAA Division III First Round
Worcester, MA --- Freshman Aaron Toomey led all scorers with 16 points in a balanced scoring attack...
January 8, 2011
Rivalry gets a look at its future
Last season Amherst lost both men's basketball games to archrival Williams and Williams returned to...
January 8, 2011
Wooster, Amherst survive Saturday showdowns
The top-ranked Scots picked a bad time to have a scoring drought but held on at No. 7 Wabash, while...
December 27, 2010
Getting to Know B
From "B-stings" to championship rings, Ron Buelow has been an integral part of the Amherst...
November 15, 2010
Amherst men's basketball ready for return to NCAA Tournament
Amherst is unranked in the Top 25 Preseason Poll for the first time since 2000-01, but...
October 30, 2010
Amherst takes over top spot
Last spring Amherst went 32-1, losing to the eventual national champion in overtime. All five...
May 12, 2010
Former assistant returns to U of R
Luke Flockerzi, a former Rochester and Amherst assistant who built Skidmore into a Liberty League...
March 1, 2008
2008 tournament preview
In this preview, we pick a Cinderella story (a road team likely to make the Sweet 16) and a team...
March 19, 2007
Amherst sets its monkey free
Chalk up another piece of evidence for considering the NESCAC a power conference. While the league...
April 30, 2001
W. New England to host area classic
Western New England College's Alumni Healthful Living Center will be the site of the inaugural...
January 24, 2001
Williams returns the favor
Trailing by as many as 14 in the second half, No. 3 Williams picked away at the lead over the last...