On May 5, the Brandeis Department of Athletics held its annual End-Of-Year banquet. Eight outstanding senior student-athletes were presented awards, while two others were honored as senior speakers. Click the headline to read more!
Junior guard Tyrone Hughes and rookie center Youri Dascy represented the Brandeis men's basketball team on the 2011 All-University Athletic Association team. Hughes was a second-team All-Association honoree, while Dascy earned honorable mention. The Judges finished the season 19-9 after winning the 2011 ECAC Division III New England championship.
The sixth-seeded Brandeis men's basketball team took to the road and claimed the third ECAC Division III New England title in program history today defeating top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University, 65-50, in Willimantic, Conn. The Judges join the 1974 and 1992 squads with ECAC titles and finish the season with a 19-9 record. Rookie Ben Bartoldus was named tourney MVP.
For the second night in a row, the Brandeis men's basketball team closed the game on a big run, outscoring Mass. College of Liberal Arts, 13-3, over the final 4:32 to earn a 76-66 win in the semifinals of the ECAC Division III New England tournament. The Judges improve to 18-9 on the season and will meet host Eastern Connecticut State University Sunday at 1 p.m. for the title.
Junior guard Vytas Kriskus scored 17 points in the second half, including eight in a 59-second span, to help the Judges erase a seven-point deficit and take an 84-77 victory at Keene State in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Division III New England tournament. The Judges will take on Mass. College of Liberal Arts on Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed.
The Brandeis men's basketball team will be headed to its first ECAC tournament since 1995 this week. The Judges, who finished 16-9, 6-8 and fifth place in the University Athletic Association, garnered the sixth seed and will travel to Keene State College for a 7 p.m. tip on Wednesday, March 2. More details will follow.
The Brandeis men's basketball team got off to a hot start from deep, but the host NYU Violets were able to erase the memory of the Judges' come-from-behind dramatics from earlier this season to take a 70-54 victory in the regular-season finale for both teams. The Judges close the season at 16-9 and await word of a possible ECAC tournament berth.
Despite a career-high-tying 22 points from junior Tyrone Hughes, the Brandeis men's basketball team couldn't quite complete a 12-point comeback today, falling at Washington University, 77-75, in a University Athletic Association contest. Hughes had a fantastic first half with 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting with four 3-pointers.
A season-high five different Brandeis men's basketball players scored in double figures tonight to lead the Judges past Chicago, 71-63, in a University Athletic Association contest. The win was the Judges' first on the road in UAA play and marked their second-straight season sweep of the Maroons.
Sophomore Jay Freeman paced the Brandeis bench to a 29-8 advantage over their counterparts from Case Western Reserve as the Judges defeated the Spartans, 55-53, in their final home contest of the regular season. The Judges came from nine points behind thanks to 10 points from Freeman and 11 from starter Youri Dascy, but 11 different Judges hit field goals.
Four different players scored in double figures, including a career-high 16 points from sophomore transfer Anthony Trapasso, as the Brandeis men topped Carnegie Mellon, 80-63. The Judges had their highest scoring regulation and best shooting performance (57.7%) since November in snapping a four-game skid.
The Brandeis men trailed by as many as 21 points in the second half. They trimmed that margin to as little as seven points with just under four minutes to go, but could not complete the comeback against the third-ranked team in the nation, Amherst College, in a 79-65 defeat. Ben Bartoldus had 12 points and Alex Schmidt (pictured) had 11 for the Judges.
Despite 17 points from rookie Ben Bartoldus and eight assists from junior Tyrone Hughes, the Brandeis men couldn't withstand a second-half onslaught for the second game in a row, falling to Rochester, 77-57. The Yellowjackets shot 56 percent, including 63 percent in the second half.
The Brandeis men traded blows with host Emory in the first half and trailed by just two at the break, but the Eagles connected on 61 percent from the floor in the second to claim an 85-70 win and earn a split with the Judges. Rookie Youri Dascy scored 18 points and grabbed five boards, but couldn't offset five EU players in double figures.
The Brandeis men's basketball team lost their third-straight game on a Sunday afternoon today, dropping a 77-64 decision to Rochester. The Judges were paced by Derek Retos with 15 points and 14 from Youri Dascy, but could not overcome 19 turnovers and a 25-9 deficit in points off those miscues.
Four different Brandeis players scored in double figures, including a career-high 22 from junior guard Tyrone Hughes, but it was a key 3-pointer and rebound from sophomore Jay Freeman that handed the Judges an 86-82 overtime victory over visiting Emory in a University Athletic Association contest tonight. The Judges move to 13-3 with the win.
The Brandeis men had their worst game of the season on offense and defense today as the Judges suffered a 70-36 defeat at the hands of Washington University. Rookie Youri Dascy had eight points, while sophomore Wouter van der Eng (pictured) grabbed a career-high five rebounds.
Rookie Ben Bartoldus scored 15 of his team-high 20 points in the second half, including 10 in the first eight minutes, to lead the Judges past Chicago, 59-53, in University Athletic Association action today. The Judges snapped a two-game losing streak and sit just a game back in the UAA standings. Bartoldus is the fourth different Brandeis player to score 20 in a game this season.
Rookie guard Ruben Kanya scored 15 of his career-high 20 points in the second half of his first collegiate start, but the 13th-ranked Brandeis men's basketball team couldn't come all the way back from a 11-point halftime deficit in a 66-63 loss to Case Western Reserve. The loss was the Judges' second in a row after winning their first 11.
Thanks to a tough 4-for-22 shooting performance in the second half, the Brandeis men suffered their first loss of the season, 53-52, at the hands of Carnegie Mellon. The defeat halted the best start in school history at 11-0. The Judges had a chance to win on their final possession for the third time this season, but Ben Bartoldus's jumper in the lane was blocked. Tyrone Hughes led all scorers with 13 points.
On the heels of their dramatic buzzer-beating win over NYU, Brian Meehan and the men's basketball team are 10-0 for only the second time in school history. Scott Souza of the Waltham News Tribune sat down with Meehan for a feature story.
Behind 13 points from senior Christian Yemga and seven assists and six rebounds by junior guard Tyrone Hughes, the Brandeis men's basketball team defeated a pesky Bates College squad, 53-50, in Lewiston, Maine. With the win, the 13th-ranked Judges set a new record for best start to a season at 11-0, surpassing the 1956-57 squad.
For the second time this season, the Brandeis men's basketball team won a game at the buzzer. Rookie Derek Retos hit a 3-pointer from the corner to top NYU, 61-59, and improve the Judges to 10-0 on the season. Here's the footage of Retos's trey.
Looking to match the 1956-57 team for the best start in school history, the men's basketball team needed all 40 minutes to defeat rival NYU, 61-59. Trailing by 18 points with 10:50 to go, the Judges ended the game on a 23-3 run, capped by rookie Derek Retos's buzzer-beating 3-pointer from the corner that gave Brandeis its first lead of the contest.
Rookie Youri Dascy led all players with his first collegiate double-double, tallying 21 points and 11 rebounds as the Judges defeated Emerson, 65-54, in a tune-up for Saturday's UAA opener against NYU. Junior Tyrone Hughes added 15 points and rookie Ben Bartoldus had 11 in the victory.
While Brandeis students and teams have been largely dormant over the winter break while recharging for the spring semester -– women's basketball's 63-46 win over Husson on New Year's Eve excepted -– it's a good time to catch up with successful Brandeis Athletic alumni.
Junior guard Tyrone Hughes had eight assists and seven points in the title game and averaged seven helpers per game as the Judges successfully defended their New England Big Four title with a 60-52 win over Tufts today. Rookie Youri Dascy reached double figures for the second-straight game with 14 points to also claim All-Tournament honors.
Rookie Youri Dascy and junior Vytas Kriskus each scored a game-high 17 points to lead the 19th-ranked Brandeis men past Babson, 59-53, in the opener of the second annual New England Big Four tournament. The Judges try to defend their title against rival Tufts on Sunday
On November 30, the 19th-ranked Brandeis men defeated Clark, 67-65, in overtime. Junior Tyrone Hughes went the length of the court to hit the game-winning shot, now you can see it on YouTube. Ian Cutler from our friends at WBRS, 100.1-FM is on the call.
Eleven different Brandeis players broke into the scoring column tonight as the 19th-ranked Judges trounced visiting Framingham State, 73-47. Rookie Alex Stoyle (pictured) had a thunderous dunk in the second half as part of his career-high 10 points. Classmate Youri Dascy also had 10 for a career-best, tying Stoyle for team-high honors.