The men’s track and field team had a busy weekend, competing on Friday afternoon in the non-scoring Silfen Invitational at Connecticut College and the next day in the nine-team UMass-Amherst Minuteman Invitational.

On Friday, the impressive Amherst long-distance runners were on display, with junior Steven Lucey battling to a fourth place finish in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 3:57.87.

The men’s basketball team continued their impressive postseason run over the break, beating Tufts University for a second time this season to move on to the Final Four, where they lost a hard fought matchup to the top ranked team in the country, Benedictine University.

The Amherst women’s track and field team impressed in the ECAC championship meet this weekend at the Ocean Breeze Atlantic Complex in Staten Island, New York. The purple and white, despite posting an overall 31st -place finish out of 50 teams, set several personal records after numerous strong individual performances.

Men’s basketball faced tough competition in the NESCAC tournament last weekend, where they won an exciting matchup over Tufts last Saturday and then dropped a close game to fourth-seeded Middlebury in the championship game on Sunday. This performance by the 13th-ranked purple and white was enough to earn them an at-large bid for their 18th appearance in the NCAA tournament, their sixth-straight since 2011.

The number two seeded Amherst men’s basketball team matched up against seventh-seed Bowdoin in last weekend’s NESCAC quarterfinal action. The purple and white pulled a win out of a closely contested game against the 12-11 Polar Bears with the help of a spectacular performance by senior Connor Green, named co-NESCAC player of the week after his 29-point effort.

With two big wins over conference opponents this weekend, the Amherst men’s basketball team solidified their number two seed going into the NESCAC tournament next Saturday. Friday night saw a shootout in LeFrak when Amherst took down a talented 14-9 Middlebury team, 83-70. This key win was followed up by a successful purple and white senior day, when Amherst took on Hamilton in a low-scoring, defensive battle, ultimately defeating the Continentals, 65-53.

The Amherst men’s basketball team split its two conference games this week, beating Bates easily on Friday night and falling in a close matchup with Tufts on Saturday afternoon. The men’s performances this weekend dropped them in the league standings to second place, behind Trinity and tied with next Friday’s opponent Middlebury for second place.