Date: February 10, 2003


MEDFORD – Tufts University senior guard Mike McGlynn (Medford, MA/Arlington Catholic) was named the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the period ending February 9. He is the first Jumbo to win the award since Dan Flaherty was honored on December 11, 2000.

After a 95-79 loss at Keene State on Tuesday (Feb. 4), the Jumbos posted two important conference victories against Bowdoin on Friday (Feb. 7) and against Colby on Saturday (Feb. 8). The victories put Tufts alone in third place entering the final week of the regular season. They locked up a berth into the NESCAC tournament that starts on February 22.

McGlynn led Tufts with 19.3 points per game during the week. In Saturday's 89-71 win over Colby, he connected on the 300th three-pointer of his career in the first half. It was Seniors' Day at Tufts for the last regular-season home game, so he reached the milestone in front of a large contingent of family and friends. Finishing with four threes in the game, his current career total stands at 302. With his next trifecta, he will break into the NCAA Division III all-time top 20 for three-pointers made in a career.

McGlynn scored a game-high 23 points with five three-pointers in the loss at Keene State. He then scored 16 points, including four three-pointers, and had six rebounds in a 75-65 win over Bowdoin. Against Colby he was the game-high scorer with 19 points.

For the season, McGlynn is averaging 18.0 points per game for fourth in the conference. He has connected on 62 of 169 three-point attempts (36.9 percent) and is an 81-percent free throw shooter (55/68). Tufts is 11-10 overall entering the final two games of the regular season at Middlebury on Friday and at Williams on Saturday. The Jumbos are looking to finish in the top four of NESCAC to host a playoff game in the first round.