2016-17 Bentley University Men's Basketball News

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    March 20, 2017
    Richmond Earns 2nd-Team All-East Honors from NABC Bentley University guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate HS), whose sophomore season culminated with the highest scoring game ever by a Falcon, was named to the 2016-17 National Association of Basketball Coaches Division II All-District second team.
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    February 24, 2017
    Richmond Scores School Record 45 Points, but Bentley Falls to Hot-Shooting Adelphi, 101-91, in NE10’s Bentley University guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) closed out his sophomore season with a school record 45 points, but saw his team fall to a red-hot shooting Adelphi University Panther squad, 101-91, in the first round of the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championships Friday night at the Center for Recreation and Sports.
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    February 23, 2017
    Richmond Receives 2nd-Team All-Northeast-10 Honors Bentley University sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./ Thomson Collegiate), who is tied for third in the conference in scoring, has been selected for the 2016-17 All-Northeast-10 men’s basketball second team.
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    February 23, 2017
    Bentley Carries Three-Game Winning Streak into NE10 Postseason After securing the number five seed out of the Northeast Division when sophomore All-Conference guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) connected from deep with 1.8 seconds in the regular season finale, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will carry a three-game winning streak into Friday’s first round Northeast-10 Conference tournament game at Adelphi University.
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    February 21, 2017
    Richmond’s Banked-In 3 Gives Bentley 86-84 Win & Berth in NE10 Postseason Junior guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) banked in a 25-foot three-pointer with 1.8 seconds left to give Bentley University an 86-84 victory over Merrimack College in a Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball game the Falcons needed to win to qualify for the conference championship tournament.
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    February 20, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Finish Regular Season on Winning Note & Lock Up Postseason Berth Officially, the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championship tournament begins Friday night. However, for the Bentley University Falcons, it essentially gets underway Tuesday night when the Falcons close out the regular season with a 7:30 pm game at Merrimack College. A free webcast will be available at www.merrimackathletics.tv.
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    February 18, 2017
    Richmond Erupts for 34, Including 25 in 2nd Half, as Bentley Rallies Past Saint Anselm, 91-85 Sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate HS) scored 34 points, including five during a game-ending 10-2 run, and classmate Kyle Bouchard (Houlton, Maine/Houlton HS) matched his career-high with 18 as Bentley University pulled out a 91-85 Senior Day win over Saint Anselm College Saturday afternoon.
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    February 17, 2017
    Bentley, in Battle for NE10 Playoff Berth, Hosts Saint Anselm on Senior Day With its postseason future still to be determined, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will face a difficult assignment Saturday afternoon (3:30 pm) when they host Saint Anselm College in the final home game of the season. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    February 15, 2017
    Bentley Uses 70% Shooting to Turn 11-Point Halftime Deficit into 93-75 Win After trailing by as many as 15 in the first half and 11 at the break, the Bentley University Falcons shot a sizzling 70 percent over the final 20 minutes to register a 93-75 win over St. Michael’s College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night at the Ross Sports Center.
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    February 14, 2017
    Bentley Visits St. Michael’s, Looking to Strengthen NE10 Postseason Chances After coming up short against Franklin Pierce University, the Bentley University men’s basketball team faces a difficult challenge over the next week as it strives to qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference championships.
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    February 11, 2017
    Hot Shooting, including Late 3, Carries Franklin Pierce Past Bentley, 88-84 Franklin Pierce University senior guard Matt Banton (Brooklyn, N.Y.) buried a 25-foot three-pointer, his sixth of the day, to give his team the lead with 20.1 seconds left and the visiting Ravens went on to post an 88-84 win over Bentley University in men’s college basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    February 10, 2017
    Bentley Hosts Franklin Pierce in Key Battle for Northeast-10 Playoff Positioning With only four regular season games remaining, the Bentley University Falcons can take a large stride towards gaining a berth in the Northeast-10 Conference Men’s Basketball Championships when they host Franklin Pierce University Saturday afternoon. A webcast for the 3:30 contest will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    February 08, 2017
    Richmond, Wheeler Combine for 42 as Bentley Upends Southern New Hampshire, 76-65 Sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) scored 25 points, giving him 117 in his last four games, and junior forward Brandon Wheeler (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic HS) added 17, all in the second half, as Bentley University posted a 76-65 win over first-place Southern New Hampshire University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night.
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    February 07, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Knock off 1st-Place Southern New England & Earn 9th Home Win After posting a win at Assumption on Saturday, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be looking to gain a split of the season series with Southern New Hampshire University when the Falcons host the division-leading Penmen Wednesday at 7:30 pm.
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    February 04, 2017
    Richmond Scores 27 as Bentley Finishes Strong for 70-63 Win at Assumption Sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate), coming off a 39-point performance on Wednesday, scored 27 points, including ten in the final 4:10, as Bentley University pulled out a 70-63 win over Assumption College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    February 03, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Get Back on Track Saturday at Assumption The Bentley University men’s basketball team will be looking to get back on track and complete a sweep of the season series when the Falcons take on Assumption College Saturday afternoon at the Hounds’ Laska Gymnasium. Scheduled time is 3 pm with a free webcast available at www.assumptiongreyhounds.tv.
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    February 01, 2017
    Stonehill Outlasts Bentley in OT, 108-101; Richmond Erupts for 39 for Falcons After tying the game with seven-tenths of a second left in regulation by making one of two from the line, Stonehill College scored 19 points in overtime to top Bentley University, 108-101, in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball at the Dana Center Wednesday night.
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    January 31, 2017
    Shot for Life Night at Bentley Wednesday Night It will be “A Shot for Life” night at Bentley University when the Falcons host Stonehill College in a Northeast-10 Conference basketball doubleheader Wednesday at the Dana Center. The women’s game is set for 5:30 pm and the men will follow at 7:30 pm.
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    January 31, 2017
    Bentley Returns to Dana Center for Wednesday Night Encounter with Stonehill After a pair of road losses to two of the top teams in the Northeast-10 Conference’s Southwest Division, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be back in the Dana Center Wednesday night, taking on Stonehill College in the first of seven straight against Northeast Division teams.
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    January 28, 2017
    Richmond Scores 26, but Cold-Shooting Falcons Fall to Southern Connecticut, 79-67 Despite 26 points and eight rebounds from sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate), the Bentley University Falcons dropped a 79-67 decision to Southern Connecticut State University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Moore Field House.
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    January 27, 2017
    Bentley, Southern Connecticut Set to Meet Saturday Afternoon The Bentley University men’s basketball team has won five of its last seven games. Southern Connecticut State owns a 6-2 record over its last eight. They’ll meet up for the only time during the regular season on Saturday at Southern’s Moore Field House (3:30 pm, link to video at www.bentleyfalcons.com) as crossover play in the Northeast-10 Conference comes to an end.
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    January 25, 2017
    Al Shields, Bentley’s 1st Athletic Director and Basketball Coach, Dies at 80 Elwood N. “Al” Shields, the father of Bentley University athletics, passed away Tuesday afternoon at the age of 80. According to the family, the cause was complications from Alzheimer’s. After coaching the basketball team during a non-varsity season in 1962-63, Shields was named the first athletics director and basketball coach at what was then Bentley College in 1963. He remained as basketball coach until 1978 and was the college’s athletics director until October 1991.
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    January 25, 2017
    Bentley Comeback Falls Short at Saint Rose as Falcons Lose for Just 2nd Time in 7 Games The Bentley University men’s basketball team staged a major comeback Wednesday night against The College of Saint Rose, but came up short against the Golden Knights, losing for just the second time in seven games.
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    January 24, 2017
    After Ending Le Moyne’s Win Streak, Bentley Faces Another Tough Test Wednesday at Saint Rose On Saturday, the Bentley University men’s basketball team won for the fifth time in six games while bringing Le Moyne College’s ten-game winning streak to an end. Coach Jay Lawson’s team will face another difficult test on Wednesday when the Falcons travel to Albany, N.Y. to face The College of Saint Rose.
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    January 21, 2017
    Bentley Shoots Past Le Moyne, 79-71, to Snap Dolphins’ 10-Game Win Streak Sophomores Zach Gilpin (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) and Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) combined for 39 points and senior guard Matt Barr (Stratham, N.H./Cushing Academy) knocked down four of six from deep as Bentley University led throughout en route to a 79-71 win over Le Moyne College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    January 20, 2017
    After Winning 4 of Last 5, Bentley Looks to Cool Off Streaking Le Moyne A difficult three-game stretch for the Bentley University men’s basketball team will get underway Saturday when the Falcons host streaking Le Moyne College in the finale of a three-game homestand. Game time at the Dana Center is set for 3:30 pm with a free webcast available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 18, 2017
    Dominating 2nd Half Propels Bentley to 84-59 Win over Pace; Falcons’ 4th Win in Last 5 Games Senior forward Brandon Wheeler (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic HS) and sophomores Zach Gilpin (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) and Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./ Thomson Collegiate HS) combined for 60, including 37 in a 48-22 second half, as Bentley University recorded its fourth win in its last five games, 84-59 over Pace University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball at the Dana Center Wednesday evening.
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    January 17, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Make it 4 Wins in 5 Games Wednesday against Pace Coming off a wire-to-wire 77-65 victory over American International College, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be looking for its fourth win in a span of five games when it hosts Pace University Wednesday at 7:30 pm. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 14, 2017
    5 Score in Doubles as Bentley Wins for 3rd Time in Last 4 Games, 77-65 over AIC Sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) scored 20 points and four teammates joined him in doubles as Bentley University went wire-to-wire for a 77-65 win over American International College in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    January 13, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Bounce Back Saturday against AIC After falling in overtime at Adelphi University Wednesday, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be looking to earn its third win in its last four games, and avenge an earlier non-conference loss to American International College, when it hosts the Yellow Jackets Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm. A free webcast will be available at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    January 11, 2017
    Adelphi Shoots Past Bentley in OT Despite 26 by Richmond Six-foot-ten junior Manny Suarez (Cliffside Park, N.Y.), scored 30 points, including a tying three-pointer late in regulation and a go-ahead triple in the extra session, to lead Adelphi University to an 88-82 overtime win over Bentley University in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Wednesday night at the Center for Recreation and Sport.
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    January 10, 2017
    Bentley Looks to Make it 3 Straight Wednesday at Adelphi After pulling out an overtime victory over the University of New Haven on Saturday, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will look to gain its third straight win when it plays at Adelphi University Wednesday night. The 7:30 pm game at the Center for Recreation and Sport will be webcast at www.aupanthers.tv.
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    January 07, 2017
    Richmond Pours in 28 as Bentley Bests New Haven in OT, 78-74 Sophomore guard Ryan Richmond (Toronto, Ont./Thomson Collegiate) poured in 28 points, including two game-tying free throws with 0.4 seconds left in regulation, as Bentley University rallied for a 78-74 overtime win over the University of New Haven in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball Saturday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    January 06, 2017
    Bentley Resumes Northeast-10 Action Saturday against New Haven Northeast-10 Conference play for the Bentley University men’s basketball team will resume on Saturday afternoon when the Falcons host the University of New Haven in their first game of 2017. Tip-off is slated for 3:30 pm with a free webcast at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    December 30, 2016
    Gilpin & Wheeler Lead Bentley as Falcons Close Out 2016 with 81-74 Win over Bridgeport Sophomore forward Zach Gilpin (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) scored a career-high 22 points and junior forward Brandon Wheeler (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic HS) put up a 16-point, 15-rebound double-double as Bentley University closed out 2016 with an 81-74 win over the University of Bridgeport in non-conference men’s basketball Friday afternoon at the Dana Center.
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    December 29, 2016
    Bentley Back in Action Friday, Looking to Close Out 2016 on Winning Note After playing only once since Dec. 11, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be back in action Friday afternoon when it closes out the 2016 portion of the schedule by hosting the University of Bridgeport at the Dana Center. Game time for the Falcons’ final non-conference game of the season is 3 pm with a free webcast at www.bentleyfalcons.tv.
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    December 19, 2016
    Despite 6 3’s by Barr and 17 Rebounds from Wheeler, Bentley Falls at AIC, 88-82 Bentley University senior guard Matt Barr (Stratham, N.H./Cushing Academy) knocked down six three-pointer and junior forward Brandon Wheeler (Stamford, Conn./ Trinity Catholic HS) put up a 14-point, 17-rebound double-double, but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons dropped an 88-82 non-conference decision to American International College in men’s college basketball action Monday night at the Butova Gym.
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    December 18, 2016
    Bentley Returns to Action Monday at American International Following two losses by a total of three points and an eight-day break for exams, the Bentley University men’s basketball team will be back in action Monday night when the Falcons visit American International College for a non-conference contest. Tip-off is slated for 6 pm with a free webcast available at aicyellowjackets.tv.
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    December 10, 2016
    Bentley Storms Back From 23 Down Before Being Denied in the End, 82-80 at Stonehill Bentley University erased a 23-point second-half deficit but came up just short in the end when Stonehill College sophomore guard Michael Boen (Mansfield) knocked down two free throws with 1.9 seconds left to give his team an 82-80 win in Northeast-10 Conference men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon at the Merkert Gymnasium.
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    December 09, 2016
    Bentley, Stonehill Renew Acquaintances Saturday After 2 Postseason Encounters Last Year After seeing each other twice during the postseason last March, the men’s basketball teams from Bentley University and Stonehill College will meet for the first time this season on Saturday at Stonehill’s Merkert Gymnasium (3:30 pm, www.stonehillskyhawks.tv).
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