The men’s hoops team had a dramatic road victory against Amherst last Friday night to clinch their first outright Little Three title since 1996 — a testament to just how competitive the rivalry is, considering the Ephs won a national championship and played in four final fours during that time period.  The Ephs were sparked off the bench by young guns Troy Whittington and frosh Australian import James Wang (both of whom at least one commentator would like to see garner more playing time).  Unfortunately, the up-and-down Ephs fell back to earth against Trinity the following day.  You can watch the Ephs host Bates in the first round of the NESCAC tourney live on  your computer.  If the Ephs win, they will likely face Amherst again in a NESCAC semifinals rubber match.  Meanwhile, the Eph women face the daunting task of trying to win at perennial power Bowdoin in the first round of the women’s NESCAC tourney.  That game will likewise be webcast.

Two more basketball related tidbits.  First, here is a nice article on Pat Duquette ’93, longtime associate head coach of BC and the Eph next in line for a D-I head coaching gig.  Second, who knew that one current Eph was victimized in this classic Youtube clip?  (NB, there was a feature article about the kid in this video, now a first year Eph, in last week’s record, but the archives seem not to be functioning).

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