2019-20 Tartan Men's Basketball News

  • Three Tartans Named to the All-UAA Men’s Basketball Team
    March 05, 2020
    Senior Trent Suddeth (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep), senior Zach Howarth (Freehold, N.J./St. John Vianney) and senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) of the Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team were named to the All-University Athletic Association (UAA) Men's Basketball Team when the Association announced its postseason accolades on Thursday. Suddeth found a spot on the second team while Howarth and McNeil were named honorable mention. This marks Howarth’s third straight All-UAA honor, as he appeared on the second team the previous two seasons.
  • Tartans Send Seniors Off With 87-65 Win Over Case Western Reserve
    February 29, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team ended the season on Saturday with an 87-65 win over the visiting Spartans of Case Western Reserve University. The University Athletic Association (UAA) finale for both teams was played on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium.
  • Howarth and McNeil Leave an Impact and Legacy
    February 26, 2020
    Making it into the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball records book is a difficult feat. A team during a season will rarely have a player etch his name in team history. Yet, senior guards Zach Howarth and Colin McNeil both have done so during the Tartans’ 2019-20 season.
  • McNeil Breaks All-Time Assist Record in Tartans’ 82-81 Overtime Loss to Rochester
    February 23, 2020
    Senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) becomes Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball all-time leader in assists during the Tartans’ 82-81 overtime setback to the visiting Yellowjackets of the University of Rochester on Sunday afternoon in Skibo Gymnasium. The Tartans are now 10-14 overall and 3-10 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play while the Yellowjackets move to 16-8, 7-6.
  • Nakasian Scores Career-High in Tartans’ 98-86 Setback to #8 Emory
    February 21, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team host the eighth-ranked Eagles of Emory University Friday night on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium and fell by the score of 98-86. The University Athletic Association (UAA) setback leaves Carnegie Mellon’s overall record to 10-13 and 3-9 in league play, while Emory is now 20-3, 10-2.
  • McNeil Named CoSIDA Academic All-District
    February 20, 2020
    Carnegie Mellon University senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Men’s Basketball Team, as announced by the association. McNeil is one of five players on the District 4 team. To be nominated for the award, a student-athlete must be a starter or significant reserve and maintain a GPA of 3.3 or better.
  • Tartans Drop Final UAA Road Contest to #16 WASHU
    February 16, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team concluded its away University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule on Sunday at 16th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis and dropped a 99-68 contest. Carnegie Mellon is now 10-12 overall and 3-8 in UAA play while WASHU improves to 18-4 and 9-2.
  • Tartans Sweep Season Series After 84-73 Win at Chicago
    February 14, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to Chicago on Friday night and swept the season series with an 84-73 win over the Maroons of the University of Chicago in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. Carnegie Mellon is now 10-11 overall and 3-7 in the UAA. Chicago moves to 9-12, 4-6.
  • Tartans First Half Lead Doesn't Hold in 77-70 Loss to #25 Brandeis
    February 09, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted #25 Brandeis University on Sunday in University Athletic Association (UAA) play, falling to the Judges, 77-70. Carnegie Mellon is now 9-11 overall and 2-7 in UAA play. Brandeis moves to 15-5 and 7-2.
  • Potential Game Winner Bounces Off Rim as Tartans Fall to NYU, 80-79
    February 07, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball team hosted New York University (NYU) on Friday, February 7 in University Athletic Association (UAA) play, falling to the Violets, 80-79, after a shot by junior Daniel Weiss (Marlboro, N.J. / Marlboro) bounced off the rim with seconds remaining.
  • Tartans End Road Trip with an 87-68 Loss at #25 Brandeis
    February 02, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team continued University Athletic Association (UAA) play in Sunday afternoon at 25th-ranked Brandeis University and dropped an 87-68 contest. Carnegie Mellon is now 9-9 overall and 2-5 in UAA play. Brandeis moves to 14-4 and 6-1.
  • McNeil Ties UAA Single-Game Assist Record with 17 in 84-71 Win at NYU
    January 31, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to the Big Apple for a University Athletic Association (UAA) contest on Friday night against the Violets of New York University. Senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) tied the UAA single-game assist record with 17, as the Tartans won 84-71. The Tartans are now 9-8 overall and 2-4 in UAA play while the Violets move to 7-10, 0-6.
  • Tartans Drop UAA Game at Rochester, 78-62
    January 26, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team fell on the road to the University of Rochester on Sunday, January 26 by a 78-62 score in University Athletic Association (UAA) play. The Tartans are now 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the UAA while the Yellowjackets move to 12-4 and 3-2.
  • Cold Second Half Keeps Tartans From Finishing Upset at #8 Emory
    January 24, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to eighth-ranked Emory University for a Friday evening University Athletic Association (UAA) contest. The Eagles rallied in the second half and outshot the Tartans with eight more made baskets in the second period to win 91-72. The Tartans are now 8-7 for the season and 1-3 in the UAA while the Eagles move to 13-2 and 3-1.
  • Late Run by #13 WashU Stops Tartans Upset Bid at Home
    January 19, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men's basketball team held a three-point lead with four minutes to play but a late run by the 13th-ranked Washington University in St. Louis Bears ended the home squad's upset bid and propelled the visitors to a 80-72 win against the Tartans on Sunday, January 19. The Tartans are now 8-6 overall and 1-2 in the University Athletic Association (UAA) while the Bears move to 12-2 and 3-0.
  • Nakasian Matches Season-High in Tartans 71-62 Win Over Chicago
    January 17, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team opened its home University Athletic Association (UAA) schedule on Friday with a 71-62 win over the Maroons of the University of Chicago. Carnegie Mellon is now 8-5 overall and evens its mark at 1-1 in UAA play while Chicago moves to 5-8 and 0-2.
  • Close Game Down the Stretch Favors Case Western Reserve in UAA Opener
    January 11, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to Case Western Reserve University for the first University Athletic Association (UAA) game of the season on Saturday, January 11. The Tartans dropped the contest by an 88-81 score to move to 7-5 on the year.
  • Banner Fall for Student-Athletes in the Classroom
    January 08, 2020
    It was a memorable fall for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Program, as five of six fall teams advanced to postseason play, the basketball and swimming and diving teams got off to great starts, and the women’s golf team earned a number one national ranking. Four teams competed in the NCAA postseason, including the women’s soccer team’s run to the national semifinals, and the Tartans once again finished the fall 16th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. On top of the competitive success, 104 student-athletes achieved 4.0 grade-point averages (GPA) and more than 60 percent of the student-athletes earned a 3.50 GPA or better.
  • Tartans Fall at Buzzer, 86-85, to Drew University
    January 06, 2020
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to Madison, New Jersey on Monday afternoon for its final non-conference contest against the Rangers of Drew University. Drew’s Riley Collins floater in the lane as time expired lifted the Rangers to an 86-85 win. Carnegie Mellon will enter University Athletic Association (UAA) play with an overall record of 7-4 while Drew moves to 10-2.
  • Tartans End 2019 with 92-72 Loss at Division II Walsh University
    December 31, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to North Canton, Ohio on Tuesday afternoon to play Division II Walsh University. The Cavaliers won 92-72, as Carnegie Mellon is now 7-3 overall while Walsh moves to 10-2.
  • Tartans Lead Wire-to-Wire in 86-64 Win Over Chatham
    December 21, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted Chatham University on Saturday afternoon on the hardwood of Skibo Gymnasium and defeated the Cougars 86-64. The win marks the seventh straight for Carnegie Mellon and pushes its record to 7-2 while Chatham is now 7-4.
  • Howarth Scores 1,000th Career Point in 87-70 Win Over Washington & Jefferson
    December 19, 2019
    Senior Zach Howarth (Freehold, N.J./St. John Vianney) becomes the 20th Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball player to score 1,000 points as a Tartan after pouring in 16 points in an 87-70 win over visiting Washington & Jefferson College on Thursday. Howarth now has 1,011 career points. The win moves the Tartans overall mark to 6-2 while W&J is now 7-4.
  • Tartans Win Fifth Straight With 69-66 Victory Over Penn State Behrend
    December 07, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted Penn State Behrend on Saturday afternoon and snapped a seven-game losing streak to the Lions with a 69-66 victory. The win moves Carnegie Mellon’s overall record to 5-2, as Behrend is now 4-3.
  • McNeil Records Programs First Triple-Double in 76-73 Win Over La Roche
    December 04, 2019
    Senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) of the Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team recorded the programs first triple-double, as the Tartans defeated the visiting Redhawks of La Roche University Wednesday, 76-73. The win marks the Tartans fourth straight as they improve to 4-2. La Roche is now 1-5 on the season.
  • Tartans Win Opening Game of DoubleTree Invitational, 71-70, Over Salisbury
    November 30, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team opened the 29th Annual Carnegie Mellon DoubleTree Green Tree Invitational on Saturday with a 71-70 win over the visiting Sea Gulls of Salisbury University. The win marks the third straight for the Tartans, as they improve to 3-2 the Sea Gulls move to 3-5.
  • Tartans Even Record with an 83-70 Win at Marymount
    November 23, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to Arlington, Virginia on Saturday afternoon and left with an 83-70 victory over Marymount University. The Tartans are now 2-2 on the young season while the Saint move to 3-2.
  • Six Tartans Score in Double Figures in 87-84 Win Over Bethany
    November 20, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team hosted the Bison of Bethany College on Wednesday night and tied a school record with six players scoring in double figures in an 87-84 win. Carnegie Mellon moves to 1-2 while Bethany is now 0-5.
  • Tartans Unable to Overcome Raiders First Half Run
    November 15, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team traveled to Alliance, Ohio on Friday night and dropped a 94-72 contest to the University of Mount Union. The Tartans are now 0-2 while the Raiders move to 2-0.
  • McNeil Breaks Single-Game Assist Mark in Tartans Season Opener
    November 12, 2019
    The Carnegie Mellon University men’s basketball team opened its season with an 86-81 setback to the visiting Gators of Allegheny College on Tuesday night. Senior Colin McNeil (Ringoes, N.J./Hunterdon Central Regional) recorded his first career double-double with a school record 13 assists while adding 13 points. His 13 assists ties him for fifth all-time in program history with 288 for his career.