2009-2010 University of Maine at Farmington Men's Basketball News

  • Baseball, men's basketball coaching positions restructured
    May 20, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington announces organizational restructuring that allows a separation of responsibilities for coaching baseball and men’s basketball. Longtime coach and educator Dick Meader will continue to coach men’s basketball. Additionally, Meader will continue to instruct in the coaching minor, and assist the department more in event management and special projects in admissions/development.
  • Tanguay awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
    May 06, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior men's basketball player Josh Tanguay (Gorham, ME) was awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship by the NCAA Wednesday. The NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship was created in 1964 to promote and encourage postgraduate education by rewarding the Association's most accomplished student-athletes through their participation in NCAA championship and/or emerging sports. Athletics and academic achievements, as well as campus involvement, community service, volunteer activities and demonstrated leadership, are evaluated.
  • Tanguay honored as Outstanding Student Leader
    May 04, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior center Josh Tanguay (Gorham, ME) recently received the Outstanding Student Leader award from the University's Center for Student Involvement. The award recognizes a student leader who has: demonstrated leadership at UMF, been involved on campus and in the community, showed a commitment to academic success, served as a role model for their peers, practiced ethical leadership and fostered inclusion and collaboration.
  • Meader, Taylor receive state honors
    March 15, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington junior forward Eric Taylor (Oakland, ME) earned All-State First Team honors and head coach Dick Meader was named the MMBCWA Coach of the Year as announced by Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association today. After starting the season 0-8, the Beavers (15-12) bounced back to win their first North Atlantic Conference title and berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Farmington knocked off Bridgewater State College 64-63 in the opening round before bowing out in the second round 83-64 to Williams College.
  • Men's basketball hangs with, falls to Williams
    March 06, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington's run in the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament came to an end tonight as the Beavers fell to Williams College 83-64 in a second-round matchup. Farmington, the North Atlantic Conference regular-season and tournament champion, finished its season at 15-2. With the win, Williams improved to 27-1 on the year and won its 18th straight game.
  • Men's basketball advances in NCAA Tournament
    March 04, 2010
    Eric Taylor (Oakland, ME) posted a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the University of Maine at Farmington to a 64-63 victory over Bridgewater State College in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament. Farmington (15-11), which was making its first NCAA Tournament appearance, will advance to play Williams College in second round action on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Williamstown, Mass. Williams (26-1) earned a first round bye.
  • Tanguay earns conference, state awards
    March 01, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior center Josh Tanguay (Gorham, ME) was named the North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week and the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week today. Tanguay was named the North Atlantic Conference Tournament MVP after helping the Beavers to the NAC title. The senior scored 25 points with 10 rebounds in the semifinals versus Green Mountain and added seven points and six rebounds versus Castleton in the championship.
  • Men's basketball to face Bridgewater State in NCAAs
    March 01, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team is scheduled to visit Bridgewater State College for an NCAA Division III First Round matchup on Thursday at 7 p.m. The tournament seedings were announced this morning by the NCAA.
  • Men's basketball captures conference crown
    February 27, 2010
    The University of Maine of Farmington claimed its first-ever conference postseason men's basketball title with a 65-51 win over Castleton State College in the North Atlantic Conference Championship Game at Dearborn Gymnasium this afternoon. With the win, the Beavers (14-11) receive the NAC's automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament.
  • Farmington, Castleton set for men's basketball final
    February 26, 2010
    The University of Maine of Farmington and Castleton State College advanced to the North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship Game with semifinal victories tonight at Dearborn Gymnasium. The NAC title game is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. at Dearborn Gymnasium. Adult admission is $4 per person per day, while senior citizens, non-UMF college students and middle/high school students are $2 apiece per day. Admission is free for UMF students, faculty and staff as well as children under the age of 12. Tickets for the semifinals will go on sale and the gym will open for seating on Friday at 5 p.m. There will be no advance sales of tickets.
  • NAC men's basketball semifinal preview
    February 25, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington is scheduled to host the North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Championship Round Friday and Saturday at Dearborn Gymnasium. The top-seeded Beavers (12-12) will face No. 5 Green Mountain College (9-16) in the NAC semifinals on Friday at 6 p.m. No. 2 Castleton State College (16-9) and No. 3 Thomas College (18-7) will follow in Friday's other semifinal at 8 p.m.
  • Lelansky, Taylor receive All-NAC First Team nods
    February 24, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior guard Eric Lelansky (Portland, ME) and junior forward Eric Taylor (Oakland, ME) were named to the All-North Atlantic Conference First Team as announced by the conference today. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
  • Men's basketball secures NAC top seed
    February 20, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team claimed the top seed in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference tournament with an 88-64 victory over Lyndon State College this afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium. Boasting their first top regular-season finish in the NAC since joining in 2003, the Beavers (12-11 overall, 12-2 in the NAC) are scheduled to host the NAC semifinals and finals next Friday and Saturday. The Hornets finished their season at 8-16 (4-10).
  • Men's basketball scores win over Johnson
    February 19, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team ran its record to 11-2 in the North Atlantic Conference with a 75-50 victory over Johnson State College tonight in Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers (11-12 overall, 11-2 in the NAC) are scheduled to close out their regular season Saturday at home against Lyndon State College (women at 2 p.m., men to follow).
  • Dean, men's basketball close out win over Castleton
    February 13, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington used a 12-4 run late in the second half and converted 14 straight from the free-throw line down the stretch to earn a 76-70 win over Castleton in a battle for the top spot in the North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball standings. The Beavers (10-11 overall, 10-2 in the NAC) are scheduled to host Johnson State College on Friday (women at 5:30 p.m., men to follow). Castleton fell to 15-8 (9-3).
  • Men's basketball nipped at Green Mountain
    February 12, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team fell short at Green Mountain College as the Eagles notched a 63-61 victory over the Beavers in North Atlantic Conference action tonight. The Beavers (9-11 overall, 9-2 in the NAC) are scheduled to visit Castleton State College Saturday (women at 2 p.m., men to follow). Green Mountain improved to 7-13 (4-7).
  • Lelansky recognized by d3hoops.com
    February 11, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior guard Eric Lelansky (Portland, ME) was named to the d3hoops.com Team of the Week as announced by the web site today. Lelansky shot 18 for 28 from the floor and 13 for 25 from three-point range in a 3-0 week for Farmington. He averaged 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals.
  • Men's basketball rallies by Maine Maritime
    February 06, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington overcame a double-digit deficit with 3:53 left in the second half to come back for a 69-65 win over Maine Maritime Academy in North Atlantic Conference men's basketball action this afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers -- winners of eight of their last nine contests -- improved to 9-10 overall and 9-1 in the NAC. Farmington is slated to visit Green Mountain College Friday (women at 6 p.m., men to follow). The Mariners (5-15, 1-8) are scheduled to host Husson University Tuesday.
  • Tanguay receives Academic All-District accolades
    February 04, 2010
    University of Maine at Farmington senior center Josh Tanguay (Gorham, ME) was recognized on the ESPN The Magazine/COSIDA Academic All-District 1 Men's Basketball Team as announced by COSIDA today. To be nominated, a student-athlete must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), have participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games and has completed one full calendar year at his/her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility.
  • Taylor layup takes men's basketball by Thomas
    February 04, 2010
    An Eric Taylor (Oakland, ME) layup with 10 seconds left in the game lifted the University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team to a 71-70 North Atlantic Conference victory over Thomas College tonight at Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers (8-10 overall) ran their record to 8-1 in the NAC and are scheduled to host Maine Maritime Academy Saturday (women at 1 p.m., men to follow). The Terriers (13-5, 5-4) are scheduled to visit Husson University Saturday (women at 2 p.m., men to follow.
  • Men's basketball takes down Husson
    February 02, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team bolstered its North Atlantic Conference record to 7-1 as the Beavers held off Husson University 65-60 in North Atlantic Conference action tonight in Newman Gymnasium. The Beavers (7-10 overall), who are slated to host Maine Maritime Academy Saturday with the women's game at 1 p.m. and the men to follow. The Eagles dropped to 12-7 (6-2).
  • Men's basketball notches win over Green Mountain
    January 30, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team improved to 6-1 in the North Atlantic Conference with a 68-45 victory over Green Mountain College this afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers (6-10 overall) are scheduled to face Husson University in Bangor on Tuesday with the women's game at 5:30 p.m. and the men to follow. Husson also stands at 6-1 in the NAC. The Eagles (5-11, 2-5) are scheduled to host Lyndon State Tuesday.
  • Lelansky, men's basketball downs Castleton
    January 29, 2010
    Eric Lelansky (Portland, ME)scored 16 of his game-high 27 points in the opening half as the University of Maine at Farmington downed Castleton State College 75-53 in North Atlantic Conference men's basketball action tonight at Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers (5-10 overall, 5-1 in the NAC) are scheduled to host Green Mountain College Saturday (men at 2 p.m., women to follow). The Spartans (10-7, 4-2) are slated to visit Thomas College Saturday.
  • Men's basketball falls to late Bates run
    January 26, 2010
    Bates College used an 18-0 second-half run to rally for a 77-64 win over the University of Maine at Farmington in non-conference men's basketball action tonight in Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers (4-10) are scheduled to return to action Friday when they host Castleton State College (men at 5:30 p.m., women to follow). The Bobcats (8-10) are slated to visit Connecticut College Friday.
  • Men's basketball stifles Johnson State
    January 23, 2010
    The University of Maine-Farmington used a strong defensive effort to shutdown host Johnson State College 69-48 on Saturday in North Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action. The Beavers allowed on 19 second half points as they moved to 4-9 overall and 4-1 in the NAC. Farmington is slated to host Bates College Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Johnson fell to 4-11, 0-4 NAC.
  • Men's basketball pulls away past Lyndon State
    January 22, 2010
    The University of Maine at Farmington outscored Lyndon State College 19-5 over the final 8:32 of the first half to take an 81-61 North Atlantic Conference win over the Hornets tonight. The Beavers (3-9 overall, 3-1 in the NAC) are scheduled to return to action Saturday at Johnson State College. The men's game is tabbed for a 2 p.m. start with the women to follow. The Hornets slipped to 5-8 (1-2).
  • Men's basketball collects first victory
    January 12, 2010
    Andrew Dean (Gorham, ME) netted a career-high 31 points as the University of Maine at Farmington men's basketball team defeated Maine Maritime Academy 65-54 in North Atlantic Conference action for its first win of the season. The Beavers (1-8 overall, 1-0 in the NAC) ended an eight-game slide with the victory. Farmington is scheduled to visit Thomas College Saturday for a NAC twinbill (men at 2 p.m., women to follow). The Mariners slipped to 4-7 (0-1).
  • Men's basketball beaten at Bowdoin
    January 09, 2010
    Bowdoin College set down the University of Maine at Farmington 66-46 in non-conference men's basketball action. The Beavers (0-8) are scheduled to open North Atlantic Conference action Tuesday at Maine Maritime Academy. The men's game is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. with the women to follow.
  • Men's basketball held off by Plymouth State
    January 07, 2010
    Plymouth State University ran out to an early lead and held off the University of Maine at Farmington for a 76-59 non-conference men's basketball victory this afternoon at Dearborn Gymnasium. The Beavers remained winless at 0-7 and are slated to visit Bowdoin College Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest, while the Panthers upped their record to 7-5 with Western Connecticut at home Saturday at 3 p.m.
  • Taylor receives NAC, MMBCWA accolades
    December 14, 2009
    University of Maine at Farmington junior forward Eric Taylor (Oakland, ME) was named the North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week and the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches Association Player of the Week today. Taylor averaged 25.5 points and 10.5 rebounds with a .769 field-goal percentage (20-26) in an 0-2 week for the Beavers. The junior poured in a career-high 40 points in a loss to Southern Maine -- the most by a Farmington player since Daren Meader '00 set the program single-game standard at 44 in 2000.
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