2011-12 Merrimack Men's Basketball News

April 17, 2012
Merrimack Announces Team Finalists for Community Service Award; Vote Online Today
The men’s basketball, women’s basketball, hockey and men’s lacrosse teams have been named finalists for the 2011-12 Merrimack Team Community Service Award winner.

March 30, 2012
Season Recap: Men’s Hoops Highlights 2011-12 with 10th-Straight Playoff Trip
The Merrimack men’s basketball team reached the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament for the 10th-consecutive season to cap off the 2011-12 campaign. The Warriors posted a 15-12 overall record with a 12-10 mark in league action this winter and a 9-4 record at home.

March 28, 2012
Men’s Basketball’s Wayne Mack Earns Division II Bulletin All-America Honorable Mention
Senior captain Wayne Mack of the Merrimack men's basketball team has been recognized as an All-America Honorable Mention by Division II Bulletin. He was one of just two players from the Northeast-10 Conference to be recognized by Division II Bulletin.

March 26, 2012
Men’s Basketball Announces 2012 Golf Classic
The Merrimack men’s basketball team is set to host the ninth annual Merrimack College men’s basketball golf classic June 25. The tournament will be held at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, MA.

March 23, 2012
Wayne Mack Adds NABC All-Region Honors
Senior captain Wayne Mack of the Merrimack men's basketball team has been selected to the NABC All-East Region first team. He has also garnered Daktronics All-Region accolades this season.

March 14, 2012
Mack Garners Daktronics All-Region Second Team Accolades
Senior captain Wayne Mack (Paterson, NJ) of the Merrimack men's basketball team has been named to the Daktronics All-East Region second team.

March 12, 2012
Men’s Basketball Adds 13th Player Through Team IMPACT
Nick Napolitano was paired up with the Merrimack men’s basketball team through Team IMPACT, a Massachusetts-based organization which matches children with critical illnesses with collegiate athletic teams.

March 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Not Selected to NCAA Tournament
The Merrimack men’s basketball team was not selected to the NCAA Tournament, announced Sunday evening by the NCAA.

February 26, 2012
Men’s Basketball Endures 85-66 Loss at Stonehill in Northeast-10 Quarters
EASTON, MA- The Merrimack men's basketball team suffered an 85-66 loss at Stonehill in the quarterfinals of the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Sunday afternoon at Merkert Gymnasium.

February 25, 2012
Men's Hoops to Meet Stonehill in Northeast-10 Quarterfinals Sunday
Seeded sixth in the Northeast-10 Tournament, the Merrimack men's basketball team will travel to square off against third-seeded Stonehill in quarterfinal action Sunday afternoon.

February 24, 2012
Wayne Mack Earns Northeast-10 All-Conference First Team Honors
SOUTH EASTON, MA- Senior captain Wayne Mack (Paterson, NJ) of the Merrimack men's basketball team has been named to the Northeast-10 All-Conference first team. This marks the second all-conference nod in his career as he was tabbed to the All-Rookie squad as a freshman.

February 23, 2012
Men’s Basketball Climbs to Seventh in East Regional Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, IN- The Merrimack men's basketball team moved up to seventh in the East Region as the second regional rankings of the 2011-12 season were released Wednesday afternoon.

February 21, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls at Franklin Pierce; Will Take On Stonehill in Quarterfinals Sunday
RINDGE, NH- The Merrimack men’s basketball team suffered a 73-60 loss at Franklin Pierce to wrap up the regular season Tuesday evening.

February 20, 2012
Men's Hoops Wraps Up Regular Season at Franklin Pierce Tuesday
Riding a five-game winning streak, the Merrimack men's basketball team travels to second-place Franklin Pierce for the final regular season game Tuesday evening.

February 18, 2012
Men's Basketball to Host Southern NH on Senior Day Saturday
The Merrimack men's basketball will take on Southern New Hampshire in the final regular season home game of the 2011-12 season Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

February 18, 2012
Men’s Basketball Fends Off Southern NH on Senior Day, 62-59
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team logged its fifth-consecutive victory Saturday afternoon, edging Southern New Hampshire 62-59 at Bert Hammel Court on Senior Day.

February 16, 2012
Men’s Basketball Ninth in Season’s First Regional Rankings
INDIANAPOLIS, IN- The Merrimack men’s basketball team is ranked ninth in the East Region as the first regional rankings of the 2011-12 season were released Wednesday evening. The Warriors are one of six teams from the Northeast-10 Conference to appear in the regional rankings.

February 14, 2012
Men's Basketball Set to Host Saint Michael's in Tuesday Night Tilt
The Merrimack men's basketball team will look to secure its fourth-consecutive victory as it welcomes Saint Michael's to Bert Hammel Court February 14.

February 14, 2012
Second-Half Surge Lifts Men’s Basketball Past Saint Michael’s, 56-48
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team engineered a second-half comeback to secure its fourth-straight victory Tuesday evening, topping Saint Michael’s 56-48 at Bert Hammel Court.

February 11, 2012
Men’s Basketball Wins Third-Straight, Overpowers UMass Lowell 74-57
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team defeated UMass Lowell for the first time since March 13, 2010, claiming a 74-57 victory Saturday afternoon at Bert Hammel Court.

February 10, 2012
Men's Hoops Eyes Third-Straight Win, Hosts UMass Lowell Saturday
Riding a two-game winning streak, the Merrimack men's basketball team continues its five-game home stretch as it hosts UMass Lowell Saturday afternoon at Bert Hammel Court.

February 8, 2012
Men’s Basketball Heats Up in 67-60 Victory over Saint Anselm
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Three players scored in double-figures as the Merrimack men’s basketball team captured a 67-60 win over Saint Anselm Wednesday evening at Bert Hammel Court.

February 7, 2012
Men's Hoops Continues Homestand with Pivotal Bout against St. Anselm
The Merrimack men's basketball team will host Saint Anselm Wednesday in the second of a series of five-straight home games. The Warriors and Hawks are tied for eighth in the Northeast-10 Conference.

February 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Staves Off Stonehill to Claim a 51-43 Victory at Hammel Court
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Four players provided all the offense needed as the Merrimack men’s basketball team silenced Stonehill to claim a 51-43 win Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

February 3, 2012
Men's Hoops Hosts Stonehill Saturday to Kick Off Five-Game Homestand
The Merrimack men's basketball begins a stretch of five-straight home contests Saturday as it hosts Stonehill at Hammel Court.

January 31, 2012
Strothers Sinks 1,000th Point as Men’s Basketball Drops Narrow Decision at Bentley
WALTHAM, MA- Senior Aaron Strothers became the 39th player in program history to score 1,000 career points as he finished with 15 points in the Merrimack men’s basketball team’s 81-78 loss to Bentley at the Dana Center Tuesday evening.

January 30, 2012
Men's Hoops to Visit Bentley Tuesday for Crucial Conference Contest
The Merrimack men's basketball team will travel to Bentley Tuesday for the 83rd meeting on the hardwood between the two institutions.

January 28, 2012
Men’s Basketball Triumphs at Home over Assumption, 70-64
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team hung on for a 70-64 victory over Assumption Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

January 27, 2012
Men's Hoops Heads Home to Host Assumption Saturday Afternoon
The Merrimack men's basketball team returns to Hammel Court to take on Assumption in a crucial Northeast-10 Conference game January 28.

January 25, 2012
Men’s Basketball Edged on the Road at Pace, 71-67
PLEASANTVILLE, NY- The Merrimack men’s basketball team dropped a slim decision on the road at Pace Wednesday evening.

January 24, 2012
Men's Hoops Hits the Road to Face Pace in Key Midweek Battle
The Merrimack men's basketball team looks to claim its third-straight victory as it travels to Pace for a Wednesday-evening tilt January 25. The Warriors are coming off of back-to-back wins over Saint Rose and American International.

January 21, 2012
Mack, Clifford Spark Men’s Hoops to 62-49 Victory at American International
SPRINGFIELD, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team cruised to a 62-49 victory over American International Saturday afternoon at Butova Gymnasium.

January 20, 2012
Men's Hoops Heads West to Challenge American International Saturday Afternoon
The Merrimack men's basketball visits American International for a weekend match-up January 21.

January 17, 2012
Red-Hot Shooting Carries Men’s Basketball to 63-56 Victory Over Saint Rose
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- Fueled by a career-performance by Wilfredo Pagan, the Merrimack men’s basketball team captured a 63-56 victory over Saint Rose Tuesday evening at Bert Hammel Court.

January 16, 2012
Men's Hoops to Host The College of Saint Rose in Midweek Clash
The Merrimack men's basketball team will welcome The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights to Bert Hammel Court Tuesday evening.

January 14, 2012
Men's Hoops Set to Square Off Against Southern Connecticut State Saturday at Home
Merrimack returns home to face Southern Connecticut State January 14. The Warriors enter the game with a 7-7 overall record with a 4-6 mark in the conference.

January 14, 2012
Men’s Basketball Drops Nail-Biter to Southern Connecticut, 60-57
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team was dealt a narrow 60-57 loss by Southern Connecticut State Saturday afternoon at Bert Hammel Court.

January 11, 2012
Men’s Basketball Endures 81-63 Setback at Le Moyne
SYRACUSE, NY- The Merrimack men’s basketball team suffered an 81-63 loss at Le Moyne Wednesday evening.

January 10, 2012
Midweek Clash at Le Moyne On Tap for Men's Basketball
Coming off of its first win of 2012, the Merrimack men's basketball team travels to Syracuse, NY to square off against Le Moyne Wednesday evening.

January 7, 2012
Men’s Hoops Prevails on the Road at New Haven, 85-74
WEST HAVEN, CT- Sparked by double-figure scoring from Mike Clifford, Roland Davis and Aaron Strothers, the Merrimack men’s basketball team claimed its first victory of 2012. The Warrior topped New Haven 85-74 Saturday afternoon on the road to improve to 7-6 on the year and 4-5 in the Northeast-10 Conference.

January 6, 2012
Merrimack Announces Time Changes of Basketball Doubleheader on January 14
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Saturday, January 14 Merrimack basketball doubleheader has been moved to 12 and 2 p.m. The Warriors will host Southern Connecticut at Bert Hammel Court with the women taking the court first.

January 6, 2012
Men's Basketball Visits New Haven for Key Matchup Saturday
Merrimack heads to New Haven for a critical contest January 7. The Warriors enter the game with a 6-6 overall record with a 3-5 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. The Chargers are 10-2 on the year and 6-2 in league play.

January 3, 2012
Men's Basketball Returns to Hardwood to Face Adelphi Tuesday Evening at Hammel Court
Merrimack returns from a 23-day hiatus to host league-leading Adelphi January 3 at Bert Hammel Court. The Warriors are 6-5 on the year and 3-4 in the Northeast-10.

January 3, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls to League-Leading Adelphi, 64-55
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team dropped a 64-55 decision to Adelphi Tuesday evening at Bert Hammel Court. The Warriors sink to 6-6 overall and 3-5 in the Northeast-10 Conference with the loss.

December 26, 2011
Men’s Hoops Hosts Annual Holiday Party with Lawrence Boys and Girls Club
The Merrimack men’s basketball team recently hosted the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club for the annual Christmas Party. Members of the team spent time with nearly 60 underprivileged children from the club.

December 10, 2011
Men’s Basketball Stymied at Southern NH, Falls 70-63
MANCHESTER, NH- The Merrimack men’s basketball team dropped a 70-63 decision to Southern New Hampshire Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Fieldhouse.

December 9, 2011
Men's Hoops Wraps Up Five-Game Tour at Southern NH Saturday
The Merrimack men's basketball team will close out the 2011 portion of the schedule with its fifth-straight road contest when it heads to Southern NH Saturday afternoon.

December 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Travels to St. Michael's for Tuesday Night Tip-Off
The Merrimack men's basketball team remains on the road as it heads to the Green Mountain State to square off against Saint Michael's December 6.

December 6, 2011
Men’s Basketball Triumphs on the Road at Saint Michael’s, 68-60
COLCHESTER, VT- The Merrimack men’s basketball team claimed a 68-60 victory at Saint Michael’s Tuesday evening at the Ross Sports Center. The Warriors rise to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the Northeast-10 Conference with the win.

December 5, 2011
Wayne Mack Garners Northeast-10 Player of the Week Accolades
Senior Wayne Mack (Paterson, NJ) of the Merrimack men’s basketball team earned Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week honors, in an announcement made by the league office Monday afternoon.

December 3, 2011
Men’s Basketball Falls to Lowell at Tsongas Center by Slim Margin
LOWELL, MA- Despite a career-high 30 points by Wayne Mack, the Merrimack men’s basketball dropped a 68-66 decision to UMass Lowell at the Tsongas Center Saturday afternoon.

December 2, 2011
Second Annual Hoop Slam at Tsongas Center On Tap for Men's Hoops Saturday
For the second year in a row, the Merrimack men's basketball team will square off against UMass Lowell at the Tsongas Center December 3.

November 30, 2011
Mack, Strothers Combine for 55 as Men’s Hoops Soars Past Saint Anselm, 81-68
MANCHESTER, NH- The Merrimack men’s basketball team topped Saint Anselm 81-68 in the 100th installment of the rivalry Wednesday evening at the Stoutenburgh Gym.

November 29, 2011
Men's Basketball Travels for 100th Matchup Against Saint Anselm Wednesday
The Merrimack men's basketball team will meet Saint Anselm for the 100th time in program history Wednesday evening in Manchester, NH.

November 27, 2011
Men’s Basketball Clipped by Stonehill in Overtime, 73-64
EASTON, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team suffered a 73-64 overtime-loss at Stonehill in the 103rd meeting between the two squads Sunday afternoon at Merkert Gymnasium.

November 26, 2011
Men's Basketball Set for 103rd Meeting at Stonehill Sunday
The Merrimack men's basketball team travels to take on Stonehill Sunday afternoon at 3:30 pm. Both squads are 1-1 in league action heading into the contest.

November 22, 2011
Men’s Basketball Drops 74-63 Decision to Bentley
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team suffered a 74-63 loss to Bentley Tuesday evening at Bert Hammel Court.

November 21, 2011
Men's Basketball Ready to Battle Bentley at Hammel Court Tuesday
The Merrimack men's basketball team will resume Northeast-10 Conference play as it hosts Bentley University at Bert Hammel Court Tuesday evening at 7:30 pm.

November 20, 2011
Men’s Basketball Prevails over Philadelphia, 63-58
The Merrimack men’s basketball team topped Philadelphia University 63-58 Sunday afternoon in non-conference action at Bert Hammel Court. The Warriors improved to 4-1 overall with the win.

November 19, 2011
Men's Hoops Looks to Return to Winning Ways as Philadelphia Visits Hammel Court Sunday
The Merrimack men's basketball team looks to rebound from its first loss of the 2011-12 season as it gets set to host Philadelphia University at Bert Hammel Court November 20 at 1 pm.

November 18, 2011
Men's Hoops Returns to Hardwood to Face Holy Family Friday
The Merrimack men's basketball team will welcome Holy Family University to Bert Hammel Court for the first time November 18. The Warriors enter the non-league matchup boasting a 3-0 overall record.

November 18, 2011
Men’s Basketball Endures First Loss, Falls to Holy Family 84-71
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2011-12 campaign, an 84-71 decision to Holy Family Friday night in non-conference action at Bert Hammel Court.

November 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Set to Face Franklin Pierce in Home Opener at Hammel Court
The Merrimack men's basketball team will host Franklin Pierce University in the 2011-12 home opener and first conference game of the year. The Warriors head into league play with a 2-0 record.

November 16, 2011
Mack Scores 1,000th Point as Men’s Hoops Tops Franklin Pierce in Home Opener, 85-75
Wayne Mack became the 38th player in program history and second this season to record 1,000 career points as the Merrimack men’s basketball team claimed an 85-75 victory over Franklin Pierce in the 2011-12 home-opener Wednesday evening at Bert Hammel Court.

November 14, 2011
Roland Davis Named Northeast-10 Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
Senior Roland Davis of the Merrimack men’s basketball team has been tabbed the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, in an announcement made Monday afternoon by the league office.

November 12, 2011
Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Felician 87-53, Home-Opener Set for Wednesday
The Merrimack men’s basketball team defeated Felician 87-53 Saturday evening at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic.

November 11, 2011
Men’s Basketball Starts 2011-12 Campaign with Pair of Non-League Games
The Merrimack men’s basketball team opens the 2011-12 season at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic for the second-straight year. The Warriors will take on non-conference foes Felician and Bloomfield in Waltham, MA.

November 11, 2011
Men’s Hoops Tops Bloomfield 87-79 in Season-Opener, Davis Nets 1,000th Career Point
BLOOMSBURG, PA- With a 33-point effort, Roland Davis (Deer Park, NY) became the newest member of the 1,000 point club at Merrimack while leading the Merrimack men’s basketball team to a season-opening 87-79 victory over Bloomfield Friday evening at the Bentley Tip-Off Classic.

November 10, 2011
Eagle Tribune Feature: Proud Pagan Perseveres
It took the quiet time, off the court on his own in his early days here at Merrimack College, for Pagan to understand responsibility. Like many freshmen, Pagan stumbled on the court and labored off it, losing himself in his own freedom.

October 28, 2011
Men’s Basketball Picked 7th in Northeast-10 Preseason Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- The Merrimack men’s basketball team has been tabbed to finish seventh in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Poll released Friday afternoon.

October 22, 2011
Merrimack Dedicates Bert Hammel Court during Homecoming
NORTH ANDOVER, MA- As part of a special dedication ceremony during Homecoming Saturday, Merrimack renamed its basketball court Bert Hammel Court, in honor of its longtime men’s basketball coach, in front of 500 family, friends and alumni.

October 21, 2011
Merrimack to Name Basketball Court in Honor of Bert Hammel Saturday at 11 a.m.
Merrimack College will honor long-time men’s basketball head coach Bert Hammel by naming the Volpe Gymnasium court Bert Hammel Court in a special on-court ceremony Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, October 22, at 11 am.

August 16, 2011
Salem News: Coming home Former Fenwick star transfers to Merrimack
Bert Hammel has been the head coach for the Merrimack College men's basketball team for 31 years, and in that time he's learned that no matter how good a recruiting pitch may be, sometimes there's a higher power at work.

August 9, 2011
Hammel’s ABA Camp a Fixture in Community after 31 Years
After his first season at the helm of the Merrimack men’s basketball program in 1980-81, Bert Hammel partnered with the Lawrence Boys and Girls Club to start the Academic Basketball Awareness Camp.

July 26, 2011
Men’s Basketball Unveils 2011-12 Schedule
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Led by head coach Bert Hammel, who will enter his 32nd year at Merrimack, the Warriors announced the 2011-12 men’s basketball schedule.