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Eph Hoops on d3cast

Williams’ young but talented men’s basketball team has had an amazing run in the postseason after an up-and-down season. They upset Trinity in dramatic fashion in the NESCAC semifinals last night, and play Amherst (ranked second in the country) on the road today at noon for the NESCAC title. You can watch the game via a webcast at this link. Williams will be a huge underdog, as the Ephs start two first years and no seniors, and they are up against a well-rested, junior and senior dominated Amherst team that has beaten the Ephs six times in a row.

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#1 Comment By David On February 25, 2007 @ 11:40 am

If Jeff (or anyone) is watching this game, they ought to live blog it. We need more informed sports coverage at EphBlog! Or perhaps a student is already doing so. If so, where?

#2 Comment By David On February 25, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

8-0 Amherst. Maybe not such a fun live-blogging after all . . .

#3 Comment By Whitney Wilson ’90 On February 25, 2007 @ 12:35 pm

The quality of the feed is not very good (or perhaps its my connection), but its pretty hard to complain. The fact that its available at all is remarkable. A nice run to end the half has the Ephs down 28-34.

#4 Comment By Jeff Z. On February 25, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

Yeah, alas, not working at all now.

#5 Comment By Whitney Wilson ’90 On February 25, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

Williams is now up 66-64 with about 3 minutes to play….

#6 Comment By Anonymous On February 25, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

ephs win 70-69!

#7 Comment By Whitney Wilson ’90 On February 25, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

Williams wins 70-69! Nice comeback after falling behind 15-0.

Congrats team!

#8 Comment By Jeff Z. On February 25, 2007 @ 1:51 pm

Congrats to the Ephs on an unbelievable win. Too bad more students weren’t there to see this as it’s hard to imagine a more dramatic athletic moment for Williams — breaking a string 6 straight losses to a nearly unbeatable Amherst squad, on the road, after an exhausting win over a tourney-bound Trinity team, down 20-5, they just would not quit and hit clutch shot afer clutch shot to win the NESCAC tourney and head for the NCAA’s. Wherever next week’s game is, I hope there is a big turnout of Eph fans. Students have been a little slow to catch on that the glory days of Eph hoops have returned one season earlier than anyone thought …

#9 Comment By Diana On February 25, 2007 @ 1:52 pm

#10 Comment By current eph On February 25, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

I watched from my computer…

#11 Comment By Jeff Z. On February 25, 2007 @ 7:34 pm

Great photo of Paulsen cutting down the nets at Amherst in that link Diana. Tonight are the NCAA selections for both men’s and women’s basketball. Men are automatically in with today’s win, women are expected to be selected for the second straight year as well.

#12 Comment By David On February 25, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

Someone (current eph? Whitney? Jeff?) should have live-blogged this! Perhaps during the tournament . . .

#13 Comment By Loweeel On February 25, 2007 @ 9:27 pm

Bill McGrath, Max Kaganov, and I channeled up some serious George Mason tournament mojo. I guess it worked.

#14 Comment By melissa On February 28, 2007 @ 9:53 am

Great article on the game by Tim Layden ’78 on SI.com – Tim was at the game. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/tim_layden/02/26/williams.amherst/index.html