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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Emerson Sports Roundup: Jan. 23-29

The week in Emerson men's basketball, women's basketball and men's volleyball games.

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400th win just a number to O'Brien

Although tracking total career wins may be important to other head coaches, Jim O’Brien said he wasn’t even aware that he was pursuing career win No. 400 when the men's basketball team hosted Wheaton College eight days ago on Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Emerson Sports Roundup: Jan. 16-22

After leading by eight points at the break, Emerson was able to withstand a late rally from the visiting Lyons (7-7, 2-3) and go above the .500 mark in conference.

Pinckney academically ineligible to play

After playing the third-most minutes on the team in the Lions’ landmark win over the Jeffs, and participating in the remaining fall semester practices, Pinckney was named academically ineligible after fall grades were tallied.

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Carbone faces likely season-ending injury

During a routine game of five-on-five in practice last week, Carbone was driving to the basket and collided in mid-air with a teammate, landed awkwardly, and screamed in pain.

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Athletic Department innovates with QR codes

A posting on the official Emerson athletics website on Dec. 18 announced that as of Jan. 4, all game-day programs are accessible on phones, tablets, and laptops via QR codes.

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Men’s volleyball team looks to improve in 2014

The Emerson men’s volleyball team took big strides during its 2013 season with a team made up of seven freshmen and four upperclassmen.

Emerson sports roundup: Jan. 4-15

A roundup of Emerson games between January 4-15.

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Men's basketball players have big impact on Little Brothers

Last February, Thomas Bentley of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay contacted Jim O’Brien, third-year head coach of Emerson’s men’s basketball team, to propose a potential partnership with his team. After an extensive interview process last August, eight players were selected and paired with their Little Brothers from the Josiah Quincy School.

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Men's basketball upsets reigning national champion Amherst

Facing Amherst College, the reigning Division 3 champions, and ranked the No. 1 Division 3 team in the nation this season by d3hoops.com, Emerson pulled off an upset on par with any other in the program's past, snapping the Lord Jeffs' 29-game win streak with a 91-79 victory at Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym.

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Men’s basketball players are Big Brothers off the court

The life of a student-athlete can be exceedingly busy — especially for an in-season basketball player with practices or games nearly every day of the week. But five members of the Emerson men’s basketball team have made time for a cause they believe in.

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Emerson Sports Roundup: Nov. 21 - Dec. 4

The past two weeks in Emerson sports.

Emerson sports roundup: Nov. 14-20

This week in Emerson sports.

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Men’s basketball bounces back after opening loss

After a disappointing loss in its season opener on Nov. 15, the Emerson men’s basketball team overcame a double-digit deficit — led by senior captain Jon Goldberg — to win the consolation of the Emerson Tip-Off Classic on Saturday at Brown and Plofker Gym.

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Lady Lions stay undefeated, take victory in NEWMAC opener

Four other Emerson sports teams had tried and came up on the short end in their first New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference games, but the women’s basketball team penned a different ending Wednesday night at home.