2010-11 Saint Michael's Men's Basketball News

  • Men's Basketball's Brandstetter, Hurley Named Lanteri Award Winners
    May 10, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball head coach Michael Harding has announced that seniors Sebastian Brandstetter (Newport, Vt./North Country Union) and Chris Hurley (Watertown, Mass./Boston College HS) are the recipients of the 2011 Jerry Lanteri Award, honoring exemplary members the Purple Knights’ men’s basketball squad annually. To receive the award, candidates must attain an esteemed academic stature, closely resemble the ideals of the true student-athlete, and be highly regarded for their leadership qualities.
  • Men's Basketball's Michael Harding Interviewed By Sporting Vermont
    April 06, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball head coach Michael Harding, coming off of a successful first season at the helm of the Purple Knights, was featured in an interview by the online publication Sporting Vermont on Tuesday. Coach Harding was interviewed by Sporting Vermont editor Matt Moore.
  • Holton Named To Men's Basketball NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll
    February 28, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's men's basketball freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced on Monday. Holton fueled a comeback win over Le Moyne in the First Round of the NE-10 Tournament with 24 second-half points on Saturday.
  • Men's Basketball's Season Ends In NE-10 Quarterfinals At Bentley, 67-54
    February 28, 2011
    WALTHAM, Mass. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (13-15) saw its most successful season in four years come to an end on Monday, as the ninth-seeded Purple Knights fell to top-seeded and 24th-ranked Bentley University, 67-54, in the Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals at the Dana Center. Sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville), battling a stomach bug throughout the day, added 18 points and six rebounds, connecting on 6-of-10 3-pointers.
  • Men's Basketball Wins At Le Moyne, 66-60, In First Round of NE-10 Tournament
    February 26, 2011
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (13-14) made its first playoff game in four years one to remember on Saturday, as the ninth-seeded Purple Knights won at eighth-seeded Le Moyne College, 66-60, in the First Round of the NE-10 Tournament. With the win, Saint Michael's advances to the NE-10 Quarterfinals, where the Purple Knights will visit top-seeded and nationally-ranked Bentley University on Monday at 7 p.m. Saint Michael's upset Bentley, 54-42, on February 5.
  • Holton, Jr. Lands On NE-10 Men's Basketball All-Rookie Team
    February 25, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) landed on the Northeast-10 Conference All-Rookie Team, it was announced by the league office this afternoon. Holton Jr. is third in the NE-10 among freshmen (and 14th overall) with 15.3 points per game. He leads Saint Michael's (12-14, 10-12 NE-10) into the First Round of the NE-10 Tournament at Le Moyne College on Saturday at 1 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Opens Playoff Run At Le Moyne On Saturday
    February 25, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (12-14, 10-12 Northeast-10 Conference) will play its first postseason game in four seasons on Saturday at 1 p.m. when the ninth-seeded Purple Knights visit eighth-seeded Le Moyne College (12-14, 10-12 NE-10) in the First Round of the NE-10 Tournament at Ted Grant Court in Syracuse, N.Y.
  • Men's Basketball Ends Regular Season With 62-46 Loss At Saint Anselm
    February 23, 2011
    MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (12-14, 10-12 Northeast-10 Conference) ended its regular season on Wednesday with a 62-46 loss at Saint Anselm College. Saint Michael’s enters the NE-10 Tournament as the ninth seed, and will play at eighth-seeded Le Moyne College in the First Round on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) recorded a team-best 12 points in the loss.
  • Men's Basketball Outscored At Merrimack, 80-68
    February 19, 2011
    NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (12-13, 10-11 Northeast-10 Conference) allowed its most points in two months on Saturday in an 80-68 setback at Merrimack College. Junior Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) had a solid game for the Purple Knights with 15 points and nine rebounds. Saint Michael's closes the regular season on Wednesday with a 7:30 p.m. game at Saint Anselm College.
  • Men's Basketball Clinches Playoff Berth With 62-52 Win At Southern N.H.
    February 16, 2011
    MANCHESTER, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (12-12, 10-10 Northeast-10 Conference) led from start to finish in a 62-52 win at Southern New Hampshire University on Wednesday evening. Freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) scored a game-high 16 points to help the Purple Knights clinch the program's first playoff berth since 2007. Saint Michael's returns to action on Saturday with a 3 p.m. game at Merrimack College.
  • Men's Basketball Drops 59-51 "Senior Day" Decision To Stonehill
    February 12, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (11-12, 9-10 Northeast-10 Conference) fell 59-51 on “Senior Day” to Stonehill College on Saturday at the Ross Sports Center. Prior to the game, Saint Michael’s honored four seniors playing in their final regular-season home game: Nate Birr (Burnsville, Minn./St. Thomas Academy), Sebastian Brandstetter (Newport, Vt./North Country Union), Chris Hurley (Watertown, Mass./Boston College HS), and Matt Natoli (Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville-Dewitt). Saint Michael’s next game is on Wednesday at Southern New Hampshire at 7:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Wins Third Straight, Bests Merrimack, 71-62
    February 10, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (11-11, 9-9 Northeast-10 Conference) ended the game on a 12-3 run to earn its third straight win, 71-62, versus Merrimack College on Thursday at the Ross Sports Center. Freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) netted a game-high 26 points, including the final nine for Saint Michael’s. Saint Michael’s returns to action on Saturday, as the Purple Knights host their final game of the regular season versus Stonehill College at 3:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Cruises To 77-52 Home Win Versus Franklin Pierce
    February 08, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (10-11, 8-9 Northeast-10 Conference) pulled away for a 77-52 victory versus Franklin Pierce University in league action on Tuesday at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) netted a game-high 22 points as Saint Michael’s won for the seventh time in its last 11 contests. Saint Michael’s returns to action on Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. home game against Merrimack College.
  • Pintka Lands On NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll
    February 07, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's basketball senior Logan Pintka (Schenectady, N.Y./Colonie Central) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced on Monday. Pintka averaged 16 points, seven rebounds and two blocks per game in a 1-1 week. She dumped in 17 points in a home win over UMass Lowell on Thursday, then had a team-high 15 points in a road loss at nationally-ranked Bentley on Saturday. Pintka moved into 12th place on the Saint Michael's all-time scoring list with 1,075 career points.
  • Schilling Earns NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll Nod
    February 07, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball junior Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced on Monday. Schilling posted back-to-back double-doubles to boost his total to seven on the season. The junior forward averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field last week, and used 12 points and 12 boards to help lift the Purple Knights to a 54-42 upset victory over league-leading Bentley on the road on Saturday.
  • Men's Basketball Shocks League-Leading Bentley, 54-42
    February 05, 2011
    WALTHAM, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (9-11, 7-9 Northeast-10 Conference) earned its second road win of the season in surprising fashion on Saturday, upsetting league-leading Bentley University, 54-42. Junior Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) tallied a game-high 12 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Purple Knights, who are back in action on Tuesday with a 7:30 p.m. home game versus Franklin Pierce University at the Ross Sports Center.
  • Men's Basketball Falls Just Short Against UMass Lowell, 75-71
    February 03, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (8-11, 6-9 Northeast-10 Conference) put a scare into the University of Massachusetts Lowell before falling to the River Hawks, 75-71, in league action on Thursday at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, sophomore Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) posted his sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Both teams return to conference action on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., with Saint Michael’s visiting league-leading Bentley University.
  • Men's Basketball Earns Another Home Win, 60-53, Versus Adelphi
    January 29, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (8-10, 6-8 Northeast-10 Conference) won its fourth straight home game on Saturday, 60-53, versus Adelphi University in league action at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) tallied a game-high 17 points, making 6-of-10 shots from the field. Both teams return to conference action on Wednesday, with Saint Michael’s hosting the University of Massachusetts Lowell at 7:30 p.m,
  • Men's Basketball Loses Late Lead, Falls At AIC, 61-54
    January 25, 2011
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (7-10, 5-8 Northeast-10 Conference) scored just three points in the final 10 minutes, allowing American International College to rally for a 61-54 win on Tuesday evening. Junior Tyler Schilling (Excelsior, Minn./Minnetonka) earned a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the loss. Saint Michael's is back in action on Saturday, hosting Adelphi University at 3:30 p.m. at the Ross Sports Center.
  • Warech Earns NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll Accolades
    January 24, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced Monday. Warech averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds and three assists per game in a 2-0 week for the Purple Knights.
  • Men's Basketball Earns Dramatic 62-57 Win Versus Assumption
    January 22, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (7-9, 5-7 Northeast-10 Conference) used late-game heroics to win its second straight game, 62-57, versus Assumption College in league action on Saturday at the Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) scored 15 points, none bigger than his 3-pointer with eight seconds remaining that snapped a 57-all tie. Saint Michael’s returns to action on Tuesday at American International College at 7:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Earns First Road Win Of Season, 63-56, At New Haven
    January 19, 2011
    WEST HAVEN, Conn. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (6-9, 4-7 Northeast-10 Conference) picked up its first away victory of the season on Wednesday, besting the University of New Haven, 63-56. Sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) tallied 17 points and six rebounds for the Purple Knights, who return to action on Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. home contest versus league-rival Assumption College at the Ross Sports Center.
  • Men's Basketball Can't Keep Up With Pace, 75-57
    January 15, 2011
    PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. - Poor second-half shooting doomed the Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (5-9, 3-7 Northeast-10 Conference) in a 75-57 loss at Pace University on Saturday. Freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) led the Purple Knights with 16 points. Saint Michael's will look for its first road win of the season on Wednesday with a 5:30 p.m. game at the University of New Haven.
  • Men's Basketball Locks Down Defensively, Bests SCSU, 62-43
    January 11, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (5-8, 3-6 Northeast-10 Conference) had its best defensive showing in more than two years on Tuesday, besting Southern Connecticut State University, 62-43, in league action at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) tallied a game-high 17 points and three blocks, and added eight rebounds. Both teams return to conference action on Saturday, with Saint Michael’s visiting league-rival Pace University at 3:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Drops Nailbiter At Le Moyne, 53-52
    January 08, 2011
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's basketball team (4-8, 2-6 Northeast-10 Conference) suffered a heartbreaking 53-52 loss at Le Moyne College on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Travis Warech (Pine Brook, N.J./Montville) tallied a game-high 14 points and added six rebounds and two blocks in the loss, dropping the Purple Knights to 0-5 in away games this season. Saint Michael's next plays on Tuesday, hosting league-rival Southern Connecticut State University at 7:30 p.m. at the Ross Sports Center.
  • Men's Basketball Snaps Skid, Bests Saint Rose, 66-55
    January 05, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (4-7, 2-5 Northeast-10 Conference) snapped a three-game losing skid with a 66-55 victory versus the College of Saint Rose in league action on Wednesday at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) led a balanced scored attack with 14 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Both teams return to conference action on Saturday, with Saint Michael’s visiting Le Moyne College at 3 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Hall Of Famer Bob Hoehl '63 Named Burlington Free Press Vermonter Of The Year
    January 04, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball Hall of Famer Bob Hoehl '63 was named the Burlington Free Press 2010 Vermonter of the Year, it was announced on Saturday. Hoehl, who passed away on November 7 at age 68, was honored for his philanthropic contributions throughout the state, as he used his success in business to donate millions of dollars to community causes.
  • Ward Shoots Way Onto NE-10 Men's Basketball Honor Roll
    January 03, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Men's basketball junior Tom Ward (Brighton, East Sussex, England/Canarias Basketball Academy/Saint Francis (N.Y.)) earned Northeast-10 Conference Honor Roll accolades for his long range shooting prowess on Sunday against Bentley, it was announced on Monday. Ward scored a team-high 20 points on 6-of-8 shooting from beyond the arc. The Purple Knights return to action on Wednesday when Ward will look to power Saint Michael's to a conference win over Saint Rose at 7:30 p.m.
  • Men's Basketball Outshot By 24th-Ranked Bentley, 77-71
    January 02, 2011
    COLCHESTER, Vt. – The Saint Michael’s College men’s basketball team (3-7, 1-5 Northeast-10 Conference) couldn’t quite rally from a 10-point second half deficit in a 77-71 loss to Bentley University on Sunday afternoon in league action at the Vincent C. Ross Sports Center. For the Purple Knights, junior Tom Ward (Brighton, East Sussex, England/Canarias Basketball Academy/Saint Francis (N.Y.)) netted a season-best 20 points off the bench, draining 6-of-8 3-pointers. Saint Michael’s returns to action on Wednesday, hosting the College of Saint Rose at 7:30 p.m.
  • Holton, Jr. Lands On NE-10 Men's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
    December 20, 2010
    COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's basketball freshman Michael Holton, Jr. (Portland, Ore./Sunset/The Winchendon School) earned a spot on the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll, it was announced on Monday. Holton scored a team-high 20 points in Sunday's 81-72 overtime loss at Queens (N.Y.) College, his third 20-point game of the season. Saint Michael's (3-6, 1-4 NE-10) returns to action on Sunday, January 2, with a 3:30 p.m. home game versus league-rival Bentley University at the Ross Sports Center.
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