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Men's Basketball

First-year forward Guillermo Gasset Ruiz shoots against Coast Guard on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023. (Ashlyn Wang/Beacon Staff)

Men’s basketball falls to Coast Guard in NEWMAC home opener

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published December 14, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team entered their Thursday afternoon practice less than 24 hours after their NEWMAC opener, where Babson handed them their...

Emerson fans cheering on the mens basketball team during their 2022 NEWMAC Semifinals game vs. Babson.

Is Emerson a sports school?

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published November 30, 2023

Emerson College is known for a lot of great things—from its creative programs, outstanding alumni network, or even as the school Nancy Wheeler chooses...

Senior guard Trevor Arico (5) shoots against Salem State on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023.

Men’s basketball wins home opener, falls at Suffolk for 2-3 start

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published November 22, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team began non-conference play on Nov. 10. They came out of a weekend tournament with a 1-1 record—beating host Colby...

The Emerson mens basketball team visited the Cambridge Basketball Lab on Wednesday, Nov. 8. (Photo courtesy of Matt Meyersohn)

Men’s basketball supports youth basketball camp in Cambridge

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published November 15, 2023

As the Emerson men’s basketball team continued preparing for their season, they decided to take an opportunity to give back. The team spent their Wednesday...

Sophomore guard Brendan McNamara shoots over a Babson defender in the 2023 NEWMAC Semifinals

Heart over height: Men’s basketball ready for challenging season

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published October 19, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team officially began practicing this week, with a mix of new and returning players all ready to make an impact when the...

Emerson mens basketball assistant coach Sean Coman 23 (right) next to head coach Bill Curley.

Men’s basketball fleshes out coaching staff with alum Sean Coman ’23

By Abigail Lott
Published October 11, 2023

When looking for a new assistant coach for the men’s basketball team, Head Coach Bill Curley elected to add a familiar face who knows the team: former...

Emerson alum Jarred Houston ’23 goes for a layup against Worcester State on Dec. 3, 2022.

Men’s basketball alum Jarred Houston ’23 joins NBA G League as assistant coach

By Jordan Pagkalinawan, Sports Editor
Published October 11, 2023

For those who know him, Emerson graduate Jarred Houston ‘23 lives and breathes basketball. After a decorated five-year career as a Lion—one that...

Emersons 14 athletics programs shone in a variety of ways in 2022-23

The Year of the Lions: Highlights from Emerson athletics’ 2022-23 season

The 2022-23 Emerson Lions have a lot to be proud of: across all 14 athletic programs, the Lions captured a bevy of accolades, including five major individual...

Graduate Center Jarred Houston will be leaving Emerson as its most decorated mens basketball player.

Jarred Houston earns NEWMAC Athlete of the Year & Defensive Athlete of the Year

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published March 22, 2023

Emerson men’s basketball veteran Jarred Houston ended his dominant 2022-23 campaign with some notable hardware: in addition to making the All-Conference...

Graduate center Jarred Houston drives to the rim against Coast Guard.

Senior spotlights: Men’s basketball seniors and grads built winning culture

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published March 9, 2023

Following a historic season that saw a program-record 11 NEWMAC victories, the Emerson men’s basketball team fell to Babson in the conference championship...

Graduate center Jarred Houston throws some interference in front of a Babson Beaver. Thursdays match-up against the Beavers was Houstons last as a Lion.

Men’s basketball falls to Babson in NEWMAC semifinals

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published February 26, 2023

Playing at home in front of a packed house—some students were literally turned away at the doors—a spirited effort from the Emerson men’s basketball...

Mens basketball seniors and grad students line up in front of the scoreboard after a win over Springfield on Senior Night.

Seniors steal the spotlight in men’s basketball victory over Springfield

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published February 16, 2023

Following a gritty win over the Coast Guard Bears, the Emerson men’s basketball team took their home floor for the final time in the regular season Saturday,...

The Emerson womens basketball team leaves the court after a 73-68 win over Clark University at the Mental Health Awareness Game on Wednesday.

Emerson basketball comes together for mental health awareness games

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published February 9, 2023

In the middle of Emerson’s busy basketball season, Ava Salti, junior guard of women’s basketball, decided that both the men’s and women’s team...

Senior guard Max Davis scored a season-high 31 points in the Lions win.

Men’s basketball defeats WPI behind Davis’s 31 points

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published February 1, 2023

WPI and Emerson, sitting at No. 1 and No. 2 in the conference respectively, have built a storied history in recent years—Emerson beat WPI in the 2019...

The womens basketball team is 7-12 this season.

Winter sports update: Men’s and women’s basketball chug along, milestones, and more

By Leo Kagan, Sports Editor
Published January 30, 2023

While the majority of Emerson’s student body wasn’t strolling on campus for the entirety of the winter holiday break, a few athletes stayed behind,...

The Lions pulled ahead of Wheaton and MIT this past week.

Men’s basketball sweeps two-game homestand after thriller v. Wheaton, improves to 10-7

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published January 25, 2023

The Emerson men’s basketball team looked to build off their strong start in conference play following their loss to reigning NEWMAC champions WPI on...

Graduate center Jarred Houston makes a layup

Men’s basketball defeats Worcester State 80-72 for second straight win

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published December 7, 2022

Fresh off a dominant win over Plymouth State, the Lions continued the momentum with an 80-72 win over the Worcester State Lancers at the Bobbi Brown &...

Graduate student and guard Jarred Houston goes up for a lay-up.

Men’s basketball loses thriller to Bridgewater State 81-79

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published November 19, 2022

The Emerson men’s basketball team was defeated by Bridgewater State on Wednesday night in a competitive thriller, 81-79—the team’s second consecutive...

First-year PG Jacob Armant drives through the Fighting Scots defense.

Basketball doubleheader yields wins for men’s and women’s squads

By Leo Kagan and Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published November 10, 2022

The Emerson men’s and women’s basketball teams each secured season-opening victories Tuesday night—the men steamrolled Gordon College 95-51 and the...

Graduate guard Nate Martin will be rejoining the Lions along with fellow grad and center Jarred Houston (Beacon Archives)

Returning men’s basketball seniors reflect on time at Emerson

By Jordan Pagkalinawan
Published October 26, 2022

Graduates Jarred Houston and Nate Martin will return for their fifth years at Emerson, hoping to continue momentum from their appearance in the NCAA DIII...

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