2017-18 Men's Basketball News

  • Zach Tavitian Competing for Armenia at FIBA U20 European Championships in Bulgaria
    July 13, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (July 13, 2018) – Rising sophomore forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team is competing for the Armenian national team at the FIBA U20 European Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria over the next ten days.
  • Zach Tavitian Receives Fifth CCC Rookie of the Week Award
    February 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – For the fifth 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. 
  • Western New England Falls to No. 22 Nichols in CCC Quarterfinals, 100-68
    February 20, 2018
    DUDLEY, Mass. (February 20, 2018) – Eighth-seeded Western New England University was eliminated from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Tournament with an 100-68 loss to top-seeded and No. 22 ranked Nichols College on Tuesday night at the Nichols Athletic Center. 
  • Pettway Earns All-CCC Second Team Honors, Tavitian Named CCC Rookie of the Year
    February 19, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 19, 2018) – Junior guard Mikey Pettway (Bridgeport, Conn.) and freshman forward Zach Tavitian (Milford, Conn.) of the Western New England University men’s basketball team were both recognized when the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) announced its major award winners and All-CCC selections on Monday afternoon.
  • Western New England Overpowers UNE on Senior Day, 111-89
    February 17, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 17, 2018) – Seven Golden Bears posted double-figure scoring efforts as Western New England University registered a 111-89 victory over the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s basketball action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Wentworth Rallies Past Western New England in Overtime, 67-64
    February 13, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. (February 13, 2018) – The Wentworth Institute of Technology men’s basketball team rallied past Western New England University in overtime, 67-64, on Tuesday night in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Tansey Gymnasium. 
  • Zach Tavitian Collects Fourth CCC Rookie of the Week Honor
    February 12, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 12, 2018) – 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 for the fourth time this season, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 
  • Western New England Falters Late in 73-61 Loss to Nichols
    February 10, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 2, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team was held scoreless over the final five minutes of regulation in a 73-61 loss to Nichols College on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Golden Bears Use Second Half Run to Defeat Curry, 78-60
    February 08, 2018
    MILTON, Mass. (February 8, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team posted a 15-0 run midway through the second half on its way to a 78-60 victory over Curry College on Thursday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Katz Gymnasium.
  • EJ Day Named CCC Rookie of the Week
    February 05, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 5, 2018) – Freshman guard EJ Day (Norwalk, 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. 
  • Western New England Overcomes Second Half Deficit Before Falling to Gordon, 84-77
    February 03, 2018
    WENHAM, Mass. (February 3, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team erased a 16-point second half deficit before eventually falling to Gordon College, 84-77, on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Bennett Center.
  • Western New England Tops Dean 91-79 in Non-Conference Action
    February 01, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (February 1, 2018) – The Western New England University men's basketball team wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 91-79 victory over Dean College on Thursday evening at the Alumni Healthful Living Center.
  • Gulls Shoot Past Golden Bears, 92-85
    January 30, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 30, 2018) – Endicott College used a strong second half offensive performance to pick up a 92-85 win over Western New England University on Tuesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) men’s basketball action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • Salve Regina Overtakes Western New England Down the Stretch for 71-67 Win
    January 27, 2018
    NEWPORT, R.I. (January 27, 2018) – The Salve Regina University men’s basketball team outscored Western New England University 24-9 over the final ten and a half minutes of regulation on its way to a 71-67 win on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at Rodgers Recreation Center. 
  • Hawks Pull Away from Golden Bears in Second Half for 81-58 Win
    January 24, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 24, 2018) – The Roger Williams University men’s basketball team used a strong second half performance to earn an 81-58 victory over Western New England University on Wednesday evening in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Campus Recreation Center. 
  • Western New England Posts Wire-to-Wire Win over Eastern Nazarene, 92-81
    January 20, 2018
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (January 20, 2018) – The Western New England University men’s basketball team established a 17-point halftime lead and held off a late Eastern Nazarene College rally to earn a 92-81 victory over the Lions on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action at the Alumni Healthful Living Center. 
  • 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. 
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