Brandeis Men's Basketball 2011-12 News

May 2, 2012
Announcing the 2012 Departmental Award Winners!
Twelve outstanding student-athletes were recognized on May 2 at the 2012 Brandeis Department of Athletics Awards Dinner. Read about the award winners here!

March 2, 2012
Kriskus, Hughes, and Dascy earn All-UAA honors for Men's Basketball
Senior guard Vytas Kriskus earned an All-UAA first-team honor while senior guard Tyrone Hughes and sophomore center Youri Dascy were awarded All-UAA honorable mentions

February 25, 2012
Kriskus, Hughes can't fend off NYU rally on Senior Day
Despite 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds from Vytas Kriskus and seven points and six assists from Tyrone Hughes in their final games, the Violets rallied past the Judges, 65-63, for the win. Brandeis closes its season at 13-12, 7-7 in the UAA.

February 19, 2012
Senior guard Vytas Kriskus joins the 1,000 point club but Brandeis Men's basketball falls to Chicago 80-66
Vytas Kriskus led the Judges with 19 points to reach the 1,000 point plateau and sophomore center Youri Dascy added 15, but it was not enough to stop 12 Chicago 3-pointers as the Judges lost.

February 17, 2012
Balanced attack and hot second half leads men past #24 WashU, 79-69
Four players scored in double figures, led by Youri Dascy's 16 points and eight rebounds, and the Judges shot 57 percent from the field in the second half. Brandeis scored seven points in less than a minute to snap a 62-62 tie.

February 12, 2012
Rally falls just short for men at No. 23 Emory, 65-62
Despite 13 points and 10 rebounds and a game-tying trifecta from senior Vytas Kriskus to help rally the team from a 12-point deficit, the host Eagles hit a 3-pointer with three seconds to go to escape with the win.

February 10, 2012
Men fall two games back in UAA race with 76-61setback at Rochester
Three different Judges scored in double figures tonight, paced by Vytas Kriskus's 21 points and 12 off the bench by Jay Freeman, but it wasn't enough to offset 27 points from the 'Jackets John DiBartolomeo.

February 5, 2012
Brandeis Men's basketball stuns Carnegie Mellon at the buzzer for a 77-76 overtime win
Senior guard Tyrone Hughes beat the buzzer for the second time this year, but this time it was to send the Judges to a one-point overtime victory at Carnegie Mellon.

February 3, 2012
Strong second half leads Case past men, 91-68
Youri Dascy had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocked shots, but it was Case who hit 70 percent from the field in the second half as their senior Tom Summers finished with 31 points to hand the Judges a UAA loss.

January 29, 2012
Brandeis Men's Basketball wins third straight UAA contest 80-67 over Carnegie Mellon
The Judges put five players in double figures for the second straight game as they downed the Carnegie Mellon Tartans with red hot shooting and a balance attack led by senior guard Vytas Kriskus.

January 27, 2012
Judges win second-straight overtime contest, 78-74, over Case
With a balanced attack that saw five players score in double figures, the men's basketball team prevailed in a game that saw four ties and 17 lead changes. Brandeis improves to 10-7 overall, 4-2 in the UAA and 3-0 in overtime this season.

January 15, 2012
Men can't pull second top-five upset, fall to Emory, 95-58
Despite 12 points and seven rebounds of the bench from sophomore Alex Stoyle, the Brandeis men couldn't hand the No. 4 Eagles their second-straight loss. EU hit 60% in the first half, including 9-of-10 from downtown.

January 13, 2012
Men race past Rochester, 78-64, with big second half
The Judges shot 61 percent after the break, snapping a 37-37 with eight straight points and never looking back as they topped the Yellowjackets.Vytas Kriskus had 15 points and 8 boards and Ben Bartoldus 12 of his 14 points in the second half.

January 7, 2012
Men knock NYU from ranks of unbeatens, 52-49, in UAA opener
Behind 12 points from sophomore Ben Bartoldus and career-highs of nine points and seven rebounds off the bench from junior center Wouter van der Eng, the Judges got a huge road conference win.

December 30, 2011
Men scorch nets from long distance to defeat Bates, 86-72
Thanks to five 3-pointers each from Ben Bartoldus and Vytas Kriskus, the Judges connected on 75 percent from beyond the arc (15-20), including 10-of-11 in the second. They take a 6-5 record into UAA play.

December 10, 2011
Bartoldus, Brandeis men knock off No. 2 Amherst, 76-61
Sophomore Ben Bartoldus scored 11 of his career-high 23 points in the first seven minutes of the second half, and the Judges never trailed after the break in defeating the second-ranked Lord Jeffs.

December 7, 2011
Judges lead wire-to-wire in 83-68 win at MCLA
Brandeis shot 10-of-19 from downtown to defeat the Trailblazers in a rematch of last season's ECAC Tournament semifinal. Ben Bartoldus scored a season-high 22 points and Derek Retos had 21.

December 4, 2011
Meehan gets win No. 300 as men down Babson, 61-53
In their fifth attempt to get him to the milestone victory, the Judges defeated their local rivals in a back-and-forth second half. Derek Retos finished with 17 points and Youri Dascy had another double-double.

December 3, 2011
Men fall in Big 4 Challenge semifinal at Salem State, 65-57
Despite 18 points from Ben Bartoldus, a season high, the Judges couldn't quite overcome the host Vikings. Brandeis will face Babson tomorrow in the consolation game.

November 29, 2011
Announcing the 2012 Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Six standout athletes whose careers spanned the first half-century of Brandeis’ sports history will be inducted into the 14th class of the Joseph Linsey Brandeis Athletic Hall of Fame during ceremonies on March 31 in the Gosman Sports and Convocation Center on campus, Director of Athletics Sheryl Sousa ’90 and Friends of Brandeis Athletics (FOBA) President Jim Leahy '85 announced.

November 29, 2011
Judges can't get Meehan 300th win against his alma mater in 74-55 loss at Clark
Despite another fine 3-point performance from Derek Retos (4-for-7) and a career-high 11 from rookie Ishmael Kalilou in his first start, the Brandeis men dropped their third straight contest.

November 27, 2011
Men fall to RIC, 61-50, despite 18 more from Retos
Sophomore sharpshooter Derek Retos hit 6-of-12 from downtown, but no other Brandeis player scored in double figures as the Judges fell to 2-3 on the season.

November 22, 2011
Dascy scores 20, but UMass Dartmouth hands men 68-54 loss in road opener
In their first foray away from Auerbach Arena, the Judges were on the wrong end of a 19-4 run in the first half, denying head coach Brian Meehan his 300th career victory.

November 19, 2011
Retos scores 28, including game-winner, in 77-76 OT thriller over Becker
The sophomore sharpshooter connected on 8-of-13 from downtown, but it was his lay-up with 16 seconds left in OT that proved the clincher.

November 17, 2011
Brandeis men bounce back with 78-50 win over Emerson
Junior sharpshooter Derek Retos scored 11 of his game-high 17 points in the first half, while the Judges opened the second on a 20-4 run to put the game out of reach.

November 15, 2011
Brandeis Basketball 2011-12 Season Previews
Senior Tyrone Hughes leads the Brandeis men's basketball team into battle in the 2011-12 season. The campaign kicks off tonight against local rival Lasell.

November 15, 2011
Cold shooting costs men in opener, 91-82, against Lasell
Youri Dascy (18 p, 12 r) and Vytas Kriskus (17 p, 11 r) each had double-doubles, but the Judges couldn't overcome 20 percent shooting in the first half.