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Hammel Unveils 2013-14 Men’s Basketball Slate
Warriors to play 26 regular season contests - including 11 at Hammel Court - in 2013-14

Men’s Basketball Honors Seniors at Awards Banquet; Clifford Tabbed MVP
Mike Clifford named Team MVP at end-of-year Awards Banquet

Men's Basketball to Host Annual Summer Basketball Camp July 15-18
Information for beginners camp (ages 5-8, boys and girls) and boys basketball camp (ages 8-15)

Clifford, Solano Highlight Men’s Basketball Conference Honorees
Senior Mike Clifford and freshman Gelvis Solano earned all-conference honors from the NE-10.

Men’s Basketball Hosts Franklin Pierce Aiming for Upset on Senior Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Needing a win and some help to qualify for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship, the Merrimack men’s basketball team welcomes conference rival Franklin Pierce to North Andover, as the Warriors will look to close out the regular season on a high note on Senior Night at Hammel Court.

Men’s Basketball Clips Ravens, 69-62, on Senior Night to Cap Off 2012-13 on High Note
Warriors cool off Ravens to end season on a winning note.

Men's Basketball Looks for Three Straight at SNHU Saturday Afternoon
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking for the season sweep and a huge conference win with two games to go in the regular season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team makes the quick trek up to Manchester, N.H., to battle Southern New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon.

Men’s Late Rally Stifled in Final Minutes; SNHU downs Merrimack, 71-67
MANCHESTER, N.H. – Down by five late in the second half, the Merrimack men’s basketball team nearly completed a rally from what was once a 17-point deficit, but that magic fell short in the waning moments of regulation, as the Warriors fell, 71-67, to Southern New Hampshire in a Northeast-10 Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at the SNHU Fieldhouse.

Men's Basketball Tackles Saint Michael's Wednesday Night in Vermont
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Sitting one game back of a playoff spot with three games remaining in the regular season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team kicks off a two-game road trip starting with a Wednesday night Northeast-10 Conference battle at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt.

Strickland, Solano Lead Men's Hoops to 71-57 Road Victory at Saint Michael’s
COLCHESTER, Vt. – Trailing by seven points at the break, the Merrimack men’s basketball team outscored Saint Michael’s by 21 points in the second half, as the Warriors picked up an important 71-57 road victory – their first win of the season outside North Andover – to remain in the playoff hunt on Wednesday night at the Ross Sports Center.

Clifford Earns Second NE-10 Player of the Week Honor
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After leading the Merrimack men’s basketball team to a huge 83-80 victory over UMass Lowell at Hammel Court on Saturday afternoon, as well as pacing the Warrior offense over the course of the week, senior forward Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.) has earned his second Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week award this season, as announced by the conference Monday afternoon.

Men's Basketball Welcomes River Hawks for Final Regular-Season Showdown Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With four games to go in the regular season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to the friendly confines of Hammel Court to play host to Northeast-10 Conference rival UMass Lowell on Saturday afternoon.

Clifford Powers Men to Thrilling 83-80 Toppling of Lowell in Final Regular Season Showdown
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Playing against each other for the final time ever at the Division II level in the regular season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team closed out a historic rivalry against UMass Lowell with a thrilling 83-80 victory in front of its home court, as the Warriors toppled the River Hawks in the final meeting – barring a postseason matchup – between the two storied rivals in front of a packed house on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Travels to First-Place, 15th-ranked Saint Anselm Wednesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to bounce back from a heartbreaking loss against Stonehill, the Merrimack men’s basketball team will be shooting for an upset bid when it travels to No. 15 Saint Anselm for a Wednesday night Northeast-10 Conference battle at Stoutenburgh Gym.

Men's Basketball Battles Valiantly; #10 Saint A’s Pulls Ahead Late in 94-83 Defeat
MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Merrimack men’s basketball team found itself trailing by just three points late in regulation against the 10th-best team in the country, but Saint Anselm caught fire from downtown in the waning minutes of the game, as the Warriors fell, 94-83, in a Northeast-10 Conference road thriller on Wednesday night at Stoutenburgh Gym.

Men's Basketball Eyes Key Road Win at Stonehill Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Facing a team that it is tied in the conference standings with for the second consecutive game, the Merrimack men’s basketball team will look to finally tally its first road win of the year when it travels to Stonehill for a Sunday afternoon showdown at Merkert Gymnasium.

Last-Second Shot Stuns Men's Basketball, 58-56, at Stonehill Sunday Night
EASTON, Mass. – Leading by nine with just over six minutes to play, the Merrimack men’s basketball team watched its lead evaporate into a two-point deficit before freshman Gelvis Solano (New York, N.Y.) tied it up at 56-56 with 24 seconds to go. But Stonehill came down and on the final possession Josh Heyliger tipped a missed layup into the basket as the buzzer sounded, as the Skyhawks stunned the Warriors, 58-56, in a wild Northeast-10 Conference matchup on Sunday night at Merkert Gymnasium.

SATURDAY SCHEDULE CHANGES: Merrimack/Stonehill Doubleheader Moved to Sunday
Saturday's men's/women's NE-10 doubleheader at Stonehill has been bumped up to Sunday (Feb. 10) due to weather concerns.

Men’s Hoops Looks to End Drought vs. Bentley on Coaches vs. Cancer Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In a battle of two teams tied in the league standings, the Merrimack men’s basketball team hosts archrival Bentley in a key Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Wednesday night at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Snaps Drought Against Bentley, Tops Falcons, 71-62, Wednesday Night at Home
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After going winless in 18 consecutive contests against Bentley, the Merrimack men’s basketball team earned its long-awaited victory over the Falcons, as the Warriors picked up a huge, 71-62 Northeast-10 Conference victory to propel themselves back into the playoff race on Wednesday night at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Set for Road Showdown at Assumption Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – With exactly eight games remaining in the regular season as the calendar turns to February, the Merrimack men’s basketball team kicks off the home stretch with a huge road conference matchup at Assumption on Saturday afternoon.

First-Place Assumption Too Much for Men's Hoops; Warriors Fall, 70-50
WORCESTER, Mass. – Tied for first place in the Northeast-10 Conference standings heading into the contest, Assumption proved too much for visiting Merrimack, as the Warriors fell, 70-50, in a league battle on Saturday afternoon at Laska Gym.

Men's Basketball Rounds Out January Against Pace Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to close out January on a high note, the Merrimack men’s basketball team closes out the month with a home conference showdown against Pace University on Tuesday night at Hammel Court.

Warriors Snap Streak, Top Pace, 70-63, Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Down by six early in the second half, the Merrimack men’s basketball team responded in a big way Tuesday night, as the Warriors snapped a three-game skid with an important Northeast-10 Conference victory against Pace at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Welcomes AIC Saturday; Part of Take a Kid to the Game Weekend!
'Take a Kid to the Game' Weekend at Merrimack - All youth accompanied by a paying adult ($5) will receive free admission to basketball doubleheader!

Warriors Stunned by AIC, 78-74, in Overtime Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After a dramatic, last-second 3-pointer by freshman Gelvis Solano (New York, N.Y.) sent the contest to overtime, the Merrimack men’s basketball team ran out of gas, as visiting AIC outscored the Warriors by four in the extra session to eventually prevail, 78-74, in a wild Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Battles Saint Rose in NE-10 Road Tilt Wednesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking for its first road win of the season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team rounds out a two-game trip away from home with a trip out to Albany to face Saint Rose on Wednesday night.

Men Clipped by Golden Knights, 76-72, Wednesday Night in Albany
ALBANY, N.Y. – The Merrimack men’s basketball team held a 10-point lead midway through the second half, but host Saint Rose pushed ahead in the waning minutes and withheld a late charge by the visitors, as the Warriors dropped a 76-72 decision to remain winless on the road in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday night at Daniel P. Nolan Gymnasium.

Men's Hoops Searches for First Road Win at Southern Connecticut Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In search of back-to-back wins and with a chance to move back to .500 on the year, the Merrimack men’s basketball team heads to Southern Connecticut State to begin a two-game road trip on Saturday afternoon.

Owls Charge Past Men's Basketball, 73-69, Saturday Afternoon
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Despite a career-high 19-point performance from junior Kevin Regan (Philadelphia, Pa.), as well as an impressive 50 percent shooting clip from the floor, the Merrimack men’s basketball team could not recover from a game-deciding second-half run from host Southern Connecticut, as the Owls handed the Warriors a 73-69 setback in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Moore Field House.

Men's Basketball Welcomes Le Moyne Hoping to Bounce Back Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to right the ship and snap a two-game losing streak, the Merrimack men’s basketball team continues a two-game homestand, welcoming Northeast-10 Conference rival Le Moyne for a Tuesday night tilt at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Holds Off Le Moyne in 65-59 Thriller Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After squandering a 20-point halftime lead and a game-high 23-point cushion early in the second half, allowing visiting Le Moyne to take a seven-point advantage with under five minutes to play, the Merrimack men’s basketball team dug deep and responded with a game-deciding 13-0 run to close out the contest, as the Warriors survived a dramatic rally from the Dolphins to come out on top, 65-59, in an exhilarating Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Tuesday night at Hammel Court.

Warriors Continue NE-10 Action Saturday Against New Haven
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After seeing its season-high four-game winning streak snapped on the road against Adelphi on Wednesday night, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns home for back-to-back league tilts in North Andover, starting with a Saturday afternoon showdown against New Haven.

Warriors’ Comeback Falls Short; New Haven Tops Merrimack, 65-57
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After falling behind by 13 points midway through the first half, the Merrimack men’s basketball team mounted a furious comeback that saw them take the lead with about 10 minutes to play, but visiting New Haven pulled away in the closing minutes en route to handing the Warriors’ their second straight loss, 65-57, in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Travels to Adelphi Looking to Extend Win Streak Wednesday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Winners of a season-high four straight contests, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to the hardwood for its first road trip in over a month, traveling to Garden City, N.Y., to battle the Adelphi University Panthers on Wednesday night.

Adelphi’s Hot Shooting Ends Men's Basketball's Win Streak; Warriors Fall, 85-74
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Down by 10 at the break, the Merrimack men’s basketball team nearly completed a furious rally and cut the deficit to one (65-64), but host Adelphi responded with a late run to close out the contest, as the Warriors saw a season-high four-game winning streak come to a close in an 85-74 defeat to the Panthers on Wednesday night at the Center for Recreation and Sport.

Clifford Tabbed NE-10 Player of the Week
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After leading the Merrimack men’s basketball team in scoring and shooting percentage en route to a 2-0 week, senior forward Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.) has earned the team’s first weekly honor of the 2012-13 season after being named the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Week, as announced Monday.

Men's Basketball Returns to NE-10 Slate with Stonehill Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After closing out December with a non-conference victory and finishing the final month of 2012 with a 3-1 record, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to Northeast-10 Conference play when it opens up its 2013 slate against league foe Stonehill on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Notches Fourth Straight Win in 73-58 Victory Over Stonehill
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Led by a combined 29 points from freshmen guards Gelvis Solano (New York, N.Y.) and JT Strickland (Laurel, Md.), the Merrimack men’s basketball team notched its season-high fourth consecutive victory, as the Warriors moved back to .500 on the season by means of a 73-59 victory over league foe Stonehill in a Northeast-10 Conference showdown on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Young, Strickland Propel Warriors to 87-69 Thrashing of Bloomfield
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Highlighted by double-double performances from senior Tyler Young (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and rookie JT Strickland (Laurel, Md.), the Merrimack men’s basketball team ran up its winning streak to a season-high third in a row, as the Warriors scored the contest’s first 15 points en route to a comfortable 87-69 victory in their non-conference finale on Monday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Closes 2012 with Non-Conference Tilt Vs. Bloomfield Monday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to close out the month of December and ring in the New Year on a winning note, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to action after a three-week hiatus and closes its non-conference (and 2012) schedule against Bloomfield.

Men’s Basketball Hosts Christmas Party with Lawrence B&G Club
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Continuing what has become an annual tradition with the nearby Lawrence Boys and Girls Club, the Merrimack men’s basketball team hosted its annual Christmas Party with several young Warriors last weekend.

Men's Hoops Looks for Second Straight 'W' Against SNHU Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Back in the win column for the first time since the second game of the season, the Merrimack men’s basketball team looks to match a previous season-high two-game winning streak against Southern New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Closes Out First Half With 80-58 Victory Over Southern N.H.
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After taking an 11-point lead into the locker room, the Merrimack men’s basketball team pulled away midway through the second half after benefitting from four consecutive technical fouls whistled against Southern New Hampshire, as the Warriors closed out the semester with a 80-58 victory in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Returns Home to Face Saint Mike's Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to avoid its first seven-game losing streak in six years, the Merrimack men’s basketball team welcomes Saint Michael’s College to its home hardwood for a Tuesday night Northeast-10 Conference battle.

Men's Hoops Earns Gritty 43-36 Victory over Saint Michael’s Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In a gritty, gutsy and physical showdown against the best defensive team in the league, the Merrimack men’s basketball team dug deep and overcame a subpar shooting performance from the floor and benefitted from its best defensive showing of the year, as the Warriors outmuscled visiting Saint Michael’s in a 43-36 victory in front of their home crowd, snapping a six-game losing streak in the process in a Northeast-10 Conference battle on Tuesday night at Hammel Court.

Warriors Open December With Trip to UMass-Lowell
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After dropping its final five games in the month of November after beginning the season 2-0, the Merrimack men’s basketball team opens its four-game December slate with a trip to nearby conference rival UMass-Lowell for a Saturday afternoon NE-10 battle.

Men's Hoops Dominated by River Hawks in 100-73 Setback
LOWELL, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s basketball team could not withhold the host UMass-Lowell River Hawks and their lights-out shooting from the floor, as the Warriors fell, 100-73, in Northeast-10 Conference action on Saturday afternoon at the Costello Athletic Center.

Men's Baskeball Welcomes Saint A’s for Conference Home Tilt Wednesday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to avoid its first five-game losing streak in a year and a half, the Merrimack College men’s basketball team looks to rebound when it returns to Northeast-10 Conference play, as the Warriors host Saint Anselm College on Wednesday night at Hammel Court.

Solano, Clifford Eclipse 25 Points in 98-83 Defeat to Saint A’s
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Freshman point guard Gelvis Solano (New York, N.Y.) and senior forward Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.) both topped the 25-point mark – including a career- and team-high 28-point effort by the former – but that would not be enough, as the Merrimack men’s basketball team was outscored by 22 points in the second half, as visiting Saint Anselm handed the Warriors a 98-83 defeat in Northeast-10 Conference action on Wednesday night at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Welcome LIU-Post Sunday Looking to Snap Skid
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College men’s basketball team returns to Hammel Court to take on the LIU-Post Pioneers for a Sunday afternoon clash, as both teams look to snap three-game losing streaks heading into the match

Men's Hoops Suffers Heartbreaking 74-72 Defeat to LIU Post
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Despite owning a 10-point lead with exactly five minutes to play, the Merrimack men’s basketball team could not hold on to its late advantage, as visiting LIU Post stormed back by means of a 12-0 run to close it out, as the Pioneers handed Merrimack a heartbreaking 74-72 defeat on Sunday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Hoops Set to Visit NE-10 Foe Bentley Tuesday Night
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to return to its winning ways after dropping back-to-back contests, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to conference play to take on nearby rival Bentley University on Tuesday night at the Dana Athletic Center.

Bentley Uses Second-Half Run to Hand Men's Hoops 62-56 Setback Tuesday Night
WALTHAM, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s basketball team trailed by just five heading into the break, but the host Bentley Falcons used a late run to take a 19-point lead that proved to be the difference, as Warriors fell, 62-56, in a Northeast-10 Conference clash on Tuesday night at the Dana Center.

Men’s Hoops Welcomes Concordia For 2012-13 Home Opener Saturday
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Looking to rebound after a tough loss against No. 10 Franklin Pierce, the Merrimack men’s basketball team returns to action on Saturday, welcoming CACC foe Concordia College in its 2012-13 home opener at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Edged by Clippers, 79-76, in 2012-13 Home Opener
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – After cutting a second-half deficit from 13 points to just three with seconds to play, the Merrimack men’s basketball team nearly completed an incredible rally to tie the game, but rookie guard Gelvis Salano (New York, N.Y.) just missed on a potential buzzer-beating, game-tying 3-pointer, as the Warriors fell, 79-76, to Concordia in their home opener on Saturday afternoon at Hammel Court.

Men's Basketball Opens NE-10 Slate at #10 Franklin Pierce
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – In a clash of undefeated conference rivals, the Merrimack College men’s basketball team opens up its Northeast-10 Conference schedule with one of its toughest tests of the young season, as the Warriors travel to No. 10 Franklin Pierce for a Wednesday night showdown. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Fieldhouse in Rindge, N.H.

#10 Ravens Hand Men's Basketball 86-69 Setback Wednesday
RINDGE, N.H. – In a battle of unbeatens, the Merrimack men’s basketball team could not sustain the continued scoring touch from No. 10 Franklin Pierce, as the Warriors dropped their Northeast-10 Conference opener, 86-69, on Wednesday night at the Fieldhouse in Rindge, N.H.

Hot-Shooting Men's Hoops Cruise By Caldwell, 75-62, Saturday Night
WALTHAM, Mass. – For the second straight night, four players recorded double-digit scoring outputs – including a career-best 11 points off the bench from rookie guard Anthony Barry (Uxbridge, Mass.) and a game-high 19 points from senior forward Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.), as the Merrimack men’s basketball team built a big first-half lead and never looked back en route to a 75-62 victory over Caldwell in the final game of the Bentley Tip-Off Classic on Saturday night at the Dana Center.

Men’s Basketball Opens 2012-13 Campaign Friday Night in Bentley Tip-Off Classic
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack College men’s basketball team opens up the 2012-13 campaign on the road, taking on a pair of neutral-site opponents as part of the Bentley Tip-Off Classic.

Clifford’s Double-Double Leads Warriors Over Chargers, 81-76, In Season-Opener
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Led by a career night from senior captain Mike Clifford (Danvers, Mass.), the Merrimack men’s basketball team edged a strong Dominican College squad, 81-76, in the season-opener in the first round of the Bentley Tip-Off Classic on Friday night at the Dana Center in Waltham, Mass.

Men's Hoops Picked 16th in NE-10 Preseason Coaches' Poll
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – The Merrimack men’s basketball team was picked to finish 16th in the Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the league announced Tuesday afternoon.

Men's Basketball Exhibition Vs. Laval CANCELED
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. – Due to the impending storm traveling toward the region, the Merrimack men's basketball team's scheduled exhibition against Laval University has been canceled.

Midnight Madness Set for October 12 at Hammel Court
For the first time since 1999, Merrimack College will host Midnight Madness on October 12 beginning at 10:30 p.m.

Dee Mency signs with the St. John Mill Rats
Former Warrior standout was selected 13th overall by the St. John Mill Rats of the NBL last week

Where Are They Now: Kenny Jones
Former Merrimack men’s basketball player Kenny Jones (2003-07) took a very unique career path after graduation in 2007. Jones went from Northeast-10 Defensive Player of the Year to a model and actor.

Merrimack Men's Basketball Golf Classic Rescheduled For August 7
NORTH ANDOVER, MA - The 9th annual Merrimack College men's basketball golf classic has been rescheduled to August 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Welcomes Seven New Players for 2012-13
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Merrimack men’s basketball coach, Bert Hammel, who enters his 33rd season in 2012, announced the addition of seven players to the Warriors on Tuesday.