Colin Liotta Staffwriter
It’s a slam dunk!
For the first time in school history, the Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team won the UAA conference championship and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III playoffs by defeating conference rival Rochester 78–68 on Saturday. This marks only the second time in school history that the team has gone to the NCAA Tournament; the last berth came in 1977.Sports | February 27, 2006
Fate of University Athletic Association top honors lies in the Tartans’ final game
“No comment.” That was all junior Brad Matta had to say about the men’s basketball team’s disappointing 88–74 loss against Emory in Atlanta last Friday.
The Tartans entered the night in sole possession of the UAA lead and were looking to pull ahead of the rest of the conference with a little over a week left in the regular season.Sports | February 20, 2006
Tartan men remain on top
Despite fighting back in the second half from a 35–27 deficit, the Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team came up just short Friday night against UAA opponent New York University on a buzzer-beating shot at the end of regulation.
In front of another packed crowd at Skibo Gymnasium, the Tartans came out fighting against the Violets of NYU, who were itching to avenge a loss to Carnegie Mellon in dou...Sports | February 13, 2006
Another two UAA triumphs
For the second time in less than a week, the Carnegie Mellon men’s basketball team defeated UAA arch-rival Washington University in St. Louis Friday night 79–72 to regain the top spot in the UAA standings.
The Tartans came out slow to start the game, taking their first lead off of junior Brad Matta’s basket, which put the Tartans up 20–19. But the Bears of Washington University quickly put up a...Sports | February 6, 2006
Men's basketball enjoys hoop dream season
Carnegie Mellon has long been known as being one of the top universities for computer science and business, but now the school can add another honor to that list: a nationally ranked basketball team.News | January 23, 2006