The champions have been crowned and NCAA bids are on the horizon. Check back later today once the basketball fields have been announced for full NESCAC analysis, but let’s get to the links ASAP:
NESCAC Sports | A weekend four-bagger for Amherst (via MassLive.com)
Ice Hockey | ECAC East/NESCAC wrap: Feb. 27 (via USCHO.com)
Women’s Basketball | Lord forbid: Amherst cracks down in second half to earn title (via Tufts Daily)
An upset appeared on the horizon at halftime. Minutes later, the opportunity vanished.
Coming off back-to-back dominant efforts in its first two playoff games, the women’s basketball team lost to No. 1 Amherst in the finals of the NESCAC tournament yesterday afternoon. Despite a great first-half performance, in which the Jumbos kept pace with the undefeated Lord Jeffs, the visitors collapsed in the second period, ultimately losing 65-39. The Jumbos had not allowed that many points since their second game of the season on Nov. 20.
Ice Hockey | Season ends in overtime thriller for Jumbos (via Tufts Daily)
The Jumbos thought that they had won.
Moments into the 20-minute overtime period of Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal game at Malden Forum, Tufts briefly celebrated what looked to be the game-winning goal against Williams. But as the players prepared to clear the bench, the officials waved off the goal because the net had come out of place in the scuffle. Just minutes later, the visiting Ephs walked away victorious, besting the Jumbos 4-3.
NESCAC & Oscar Interlude (via WKTV)
LOS ANGELES, C.A. – Among those receiving Oscars at Sunday night’s Academy Award ceremony was a Hamilton College graduate.
Actor and screenwriter Nat Faxon, of the Class of 1997, won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants during the February 26 Academy Awards.
The award, which he received with co-writers Alexander Payne and Jim Rash, is given to the writer of a screenplay adapted from another source (usually a novel, play, short story, or TV show but also sometimes another film).