2017-18 Men's Basketball News

  • Pettway Joins 1,000-Point Club as Golden Bears Roll to 101-83 Victory over Gordon
    January 18, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 18, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team was able to build a 25-point lead in the second half on its way to a comfortable 101-83 victory over Gordon College on Thursday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
  • Zach Tavitian Named CCC Rookie of the Week for the Third Time This Season
    January 16, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 16, 2018) – For the third time this season, Western New England University freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Tuesday.
  • Wentworth Edges Western New England with Late Run, 72-71
    January 16, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 16, 2018) – The Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s basketball team used an 11-0 run over the final 4:31 of regulation to edge Western New England University, 72-71, on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
  • Tavitian Records First Career Double-Double in Western New England’s 102-86 Loss at UNE
    January 13, 2018
    BIDDEFORD, Maine (January 13, 2018) – Freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) posted his first career double-double with 29 points and ten rebounds, but the Western New England University men’s basketball team dropped a 102-86 decision to the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Harold Alfond Forum. 
  • Western New England Cruises to 98-64 Victory Over Curry
    January 11, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 11, 2018) -  The Western New England University men’s basketball team established a 15-point halftime lead and pulled away in the second half to earn a 98-64 victory over Curry College on Thursday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
  • Endicott Rallies Past Western New England with Second Half Run, 69-59
    January 09, 2018
    BEVERLY, Mass. (January 9, 2018) – Endicott College used an 18-0 run early in the second half to take control on its way to a 69-59 victory over Western New England University on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s basketball action at MacDonald Gymnasium. 
  • Pettway & Tavitian Earn Weekly CCC Awards Following Saturday’s Win at Nichols
    January 08, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 8, 2018) – Junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) and freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team have both been recognized with weekly awards from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) following the Golden Bears’ overtime victory at No. 21 Nichols College on Saturday. 
  • Golden Bears Knock Off No. 21 Nichols in Overtime, 100-94
    January 06, 2018
    DUDLEY, Mass. (January 6, 2018) – Led by a career effort from junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.), the Western New England University men’s basketball team knocked off Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) preseason favorite and No. 21 nationally ranked Nichols College 100-94 in overtime on Saturday at the Nichols Athletic Center. 
  • Mikey Pettway Named to D3hoops.com Team of the Week
    December 12, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 12, 2017) – One day after being named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week for the first time in his career, junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team has earned national recognition with his selection to the D3hoops.com Team of the Week.
  • Mikey Pettway Earns First Career CCC Player of the Week Award
    December 11, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 11, 2017) – Junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Player of the Week for the first time in his career, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 
  • Golden Bears Secure 92-83 Victory over Westfield State with Strong Second Half Effort
    December 09, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 9, 2017) – Another strong second half shooting performance sparked the Western New England University men’s basketball team to a 92-83 victory over Westfield State University on Saturday afternoon in non-conference action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England Tops Connecticut College with Hot Shooting Second Half, 90-76
    December 07, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 7, 2017) – Five Golden Bears scored in double figures as the Western New England University men’s basketball team rolled to a 90-76 victory over Connecticut College on Thursday evening in non-conference action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England Picks up First CCC Win at Eastern Nazarene, 89-79
    December 05, 2017
    QUINCY, Mass. (December 5, 2017) – A strong second half effort powered the Western New England University men’s basketball team to an 89-79 victory over Eastern Nazarene College on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Lahue Physical Education Center. 
  • Zach Tavitian Named CCC Rookie of the Week
    December 04, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 4, 2017) – Freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Rookie of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 
  • Seahawks Surge Past Golden Bears, 82-75
    December 02, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (December 2, 2017) – Salve Regina University surged past Western New England University in the second half to earn an 82-75 victory on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s basketball action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Western New England Drops CCC Opener to Roger Williams, 82-76
    November 29, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 29, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team opened Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play with an 82-76 loss to Roger Williams University on Wednesday evening at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Hawks Edge Golden Bears with Second Half Run, 72-68
    November 26, 2017
    LEICESTER, Mass. (November 26, 2017) – The Becker College men’s basketball team used a 10-0 run late in the second half to edge Western New England University, 72-68, on Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Leicester Gymnasium.   
  • Western New England Falls to Amherst in Ken Wright Invitational Championship, 73-61
    November 18, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. (November 18, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team fell to Amherst College, 73-61, in the championship game of the Ken Wright Invitational Tournament on Saturday afternoon at LeFrak Gymnasium. 
  • Western New England Defeats MCLA in Ken Wright Invitational Opener, 78-60
    November 17, 2017
    AMHERST, Mass. (November 17, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team established a 38-21 halftime lead on its way to a 78-60 victory over the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) on Friday evening in the opening round of the Ken Wright Invitational at Amherst College’s LeFrak Gymnasum. 
  • Western New England Falls to Springfield College in Season Opener, 88-70
    November 15, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 15, 2017) – The Springfield College men’s basketball team pulled away from Western New England University in the second half on its way to an 88-70 win on Wednesday evening in the season opener for both teams at Blake Arena. 
  • Western New England Predicted to Finish Sixth in CCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll
    November 08, 2017
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (November 8, 2017) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team has been selected to finish sixth in the 2017-18 Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Preseason Coaches’ Poll, which was released on Wednesday afternoon by the league office.