2011-2012 Men's Basketball News

July 17, 2012
25 Rams Named to Spring 2012 MASCAC All-Academic Team
Buzzards Bay, Mass. — A total of 520 student-athletes, including 25 from Framingham State University, have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) with selection to the league’s Spring 2012 All-Academic Team as announced by MASCAC Commissioner Angela Baumann.

March 12, 2012
11 Rams Named to Winter 2011-12 MASCAC All-Academic Team
Buzzards Bay, Mass. — A total of 320 student-athletes, including 11 from Framingham State University, have been honored by the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference with selection to the league’s Winter 2011-12 All-Academic Team as announced by MASCAC Commissioner Angela Baumann.

February 22, 2012
Figueroa Named Second Team All-MASCAC
Buzzards Bay, Mass. – Framingham State University junior guard Tyrone Figueroa (Revere, Mass.) has been selected to the 2011-2012 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men’s Basketball All-Conference Second Team in voting conducted by the league’s seven coaches and announced by the conference office this morning.

February 14, 2012
Men's Basketball Closes Season with 73-52 Loss at Westfield State
Westfield, Mass. – Junior center Matt Devine (Pembroke, Mass.) led Westfield State University’s balanced attack with game-highs of 19 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Owls to a 73-52 victory over Framingham State University on Tuesday evening in MASCAC men’s basketball action.

February 11, 2012
Men's Basketball Snaps Three Game Slide with 71-68 Win Over MCLA
North Adams, Mass. - The visiting Framingham State University Rams used solid second half performances from junior guard Rico DePaolis (Watertown, Mass.) and freshman forward Andre Santana (Worcester, Mass.) to knock off the MCLA Trailblazers 71-68 Saturday afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action.

February 7, 2012
Men’s Basketball Loses Thriller to Salem State 91-84
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team battled the first place Salem State Vikings hard all night but were eventually defeated 91-84 by the Vikings in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

February 4, 2012
Men's Basketball Falls to Fitchburg State
Fitchburg, Mass. – Junior Zach Valliere (Douglas, Mass.) led the Fitchburg State men’s basketball team with a double-double as the Falcons downed Framingham State University, 84-72 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) action this afternoon.

January 31, 2012
Bridgewater State Too Much for Men’s Basketball
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team started slowly and could not recover as the Rams were defeated 69-55 by Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action tonight at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

January 28, 2012
Men's Basketball Rallies for Overtime Win over Worcester State
Worcester, Mass. - Sophomore Tyrone Figueroa (Revere, Mass.) scored 22 points and logged a career-best seven steals to lead the Framingham State University men’s basketball team to an 82-73 triumph in overtime over Worcester State this evening in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action at the Lancer Gym.

January 24, 2012
Men's Basketball Edged by Colby-Sawyer, 69-65
New London, N.H. – The Colby-Sawyer men’s basketball team avenged an earlier season loss to Framingham State University by defeating the Rams 69-65 in non-conference action on Tuesday evening at the Hogan Sports Center.

January 21, 2012
Men’s Basketball Defeats Conference Leader Westfield State 73-69
Framingham, Mass. – Freshman forward Andre Santana (Worcester, Mass.) led four Rams in double figures as the Framingham State University men’s basketball team overcame a 13-point first half deficit to defeat conference leader Westfield State 73-69 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action tonight at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

January 19, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls to MCLA 68-59
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team lost their fifth in a row as the Rams were defeated 68-59 by MCLA in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action tonight at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

January 17, 2012
Salem State Downs Men's Basketball 71-58
Salem, Mass - Senior forward Brian Clark (Deerfield, Mass.) racked up a double-double with 22 points to and 11 rebounds as Salem State University defeated Framingham State 71-58 in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action on Tuesday evening at Twohig Gymnasium.

January 14, 2012
Late Comeback Falls Short as Fitchburg State Defeats Men's Basketball 94-81
Framingham, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University men’s basketball team had five players record double figures as they held off the Framingham State University Rams second half comeback for a 94-81 victory this afternoon in Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

January 10, 2012
Men's Basketball Falls Short at Bridgewater State, 72-68
Bridgewater, Mass. – In Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) men’s basketball action, the Bridgewater State University Bears edged the visiting Framingham State University Rams, 72-68, on Tuesday night at the Tinsley Center in Bridgewater.

January 7, 2012
Worcester State Uses Late Run to Defeat Men’s Basketball 66-55 in MASCAC Opener
Framingham, Mass. – The Worcester State University men’s basketball team closed the game with a 14-2 run over the final seven minutes to defeat the Framingham State University Rams in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) opener for both schools this evening at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

January 5, 2012
Men’s Basketball Opens Second Semester with 71-55 Victory over Emmanuel
Framingham, Mass. – Sophomore guard Tyrone Figueroa (Revere, Mass.) tallied a game-high 26 points as the Framingham State University men’s basketball team opened second semester action with a 71-55 victory this evening over Emmanuel College in non-conference action at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

December 15, 2011
Boston Globe - Revere’s Tyrone Figueroa has found a home on gridiron, court at Framingham State
For Tyrone Figueroa, the road from rough-edged East Boston to the calm of the suburban school on the hill, at Framingham State University, was not paved with gold.

December 10, 2011
Men's Basketball Closes First Semester with 51-41 Victory over Mt. Ida
Newton, Mass. – Sophomore forward Tyrone Figueroa (Revere, Mass.) picked up his second double double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Framingham State University men’s basketball team to a 51-41 non-conference victory over Mount Ida this afternoon.

December 8, 2011
Men’s Basketball Falls to Western Connecticut 78-73
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team encountered a hot-shooting Western Connecticut State University team this evening and were defeated 78-73 in non-conference action at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

December 6, 2011
Men’s Basketball Uses Late Spurt to Down Wheaton 75-58
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team used a 13-0 late in the second half to break open a three point game and cruise to a 75-58 victory over Wheaton College in non-conference action this evening at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

November 29, 2011
Men's Basketball Defeated 88-76 by Wesleyan
Middletown, Conn. - Junior Shasha Brown scored 20 points, 18 during the second half, to become the fastest player in Wesleyan men's basketball history to reach 1,000 career points as Wesleyan overcame a 10-point deficit in each period to defeat Framingham State 88-76 this evening.

November 26, 2011
Figueroa Selected to All-Tournament Team as Men's Basketball Falls to UMass Boston
Boston, Mass. – Senior guard Isaac Jenkins (Pordenone, Italy) scored a career-best 33 points to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men’s basketball (1-3) to their first win of the season 74-70 over Framingham State University (3-4) in the consolation game of the 27th Annual UMass Boston Harbor Invitational, Saturday afternoon in the Clark Athletic Center.

November 25, 2011
Men's Basketball Defeated by Trinity in Opening Round of Harbor Tournament
Boston, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team was defeated this afternoon 64-38 by Trinity College in the opening round of the 2011 University of Massachusetts Boston Harbor Tournament.

November 22, 2011
Men’s Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller 86-85 Over Colby-Sawyer
Framingham, Mass. – Sophomore forward Tyrone Figueroa (Revere, Mass.) drove the lane and sank a layup in traffic with five seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Framingham State University men’s basketball team to an 86-85 victory over the Colby-Sawyer Chargers in non-conference action this evening at Framingham’s Athletic Center.

November 19, 2011
Santana's 17 Leads Men's Basketball Past Rivier, 78-64
Nashua, N.H. - Freshman Andre Santana (Worcester, Mass.) scored a game-high 17 points off the bench as the Framingham State University Rams defeated the Rivier College Raiders 78-64 in the 2011 Rivier College-All Metals Industries Men’s Basketball Classic this afternoon.

November 18, 2011
Men's Basketball Wins Overtime Thriller 92-89 Over Daniel Webster
Nashua, N.H. – Senior guard Marcus McLaurin (Braintree, Mass.) poured in 30 points as the Framingham State University men’s basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a 92-89 victory over Daniel Webster College at Rivier College’s Tournament this evening in New Hampshire.

November 17, 2011
Men's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker at Babson 61-59
Babson Park, Mass. – Junior Marcus McDermott (Milton, Mass.) hit the go-ahead lay-up with 42 seconds left in regulation and sophomore Matt Palazini (Franklin, Mass.) added a huge defensive play with 10.9 remaining as the Babson College men’s basketball team held on to defeat visiting Framingham State University, 61-59

November 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Edged by Newbury in Season Opener 76-72
Brookline, Mass. – Freshman forward Andre Santana (Worcester, Mass.) recorded a double double of 20 points and 12 boards off the bench, but the Framingham State men’s basketball team was defeated 76-72 on the road by Newbury College in the season opener for both schools.

November 8, 2011
Men’s Basketball Picked to Finish Fifth in MASCAC Pre-season Poll
Buzzards Bay, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team has been selected to finish fifth and the Vikings of Salem State University are the unanimous pre-season pick to win the 2011-12 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Men’s Basketball Championship in a vote of the league’s coaches.

September 5, 2011
2011-12 Men’s Basketball General Interest Meeting
Framingham, Mass. – The Framingham State University men’s basketball team will be holding a general interest meeting on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:30 p.m. in the Athletic Center. Anyone interested in playing men’s basketball during the 2011-12 academic year should plan on attending the meeting. Questions can be directed to head coach Paul Wholey at mensbasketbal@framingham.edu.