Men's Basketball Drops League Contest at Tufts

Jack Simonds had 14 points and six rebounds in the loss at Tufts
Jack Simonds had 14 points and six rebounds in the loss at Tufts

MEDFORD, Mass. - The Tufts University men's basketball team used a late run in the opening half and pulled away for a 87-65 victory over Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

Winners of eight straight, Tufts is now 11-3 this season and 2-0 in NESCAC play.  Bowdoin falls to 9-3 with the setback and 1-1 in NESCAC play. 

Game Highlights

  • The Jumbos got out to a good start, scoring the first seven points of the game. But, the Polar Bears scored the next seven to tie the game. 
  • With things locked at 19 the Jumbos got two free throws from senior Vincent Pace to take the lead, and would never trail again.
  • Later in the half, Jack Simonds made a three for the Polar Bears to bring them within one, 23-22.  But that was as close as the Polar Bears would get, as the Jumbos answered with a Luke Rogers layup, followed by a three from Dayton. A layup from Pace and a three from Dayton right at the end of the half gave Tufts a 41-29 lead at the break.
  • The Jumbos rolled off an 18-0 run in the second half to put the contest out of reach. Tufts would lead by as many as 32 in the second half, picking up the 87-65 win.

By The Numbers

  • David Reynolds was the point leader for the Polar Bears with 16 points and four rebounds. Jack Simonds added 14 points and six boards.  
  • The Polar Bears had 11 players score points and got 37 points from their bench. 
  • Vincent Pace finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds, along with five assists.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will play on Tuesday when they travel to Maine-Presque Isle for a 1 pm game.