Though the Massachusetts women’s basketball team stifled the Atlantic 10’s leading scorer Brittani Shells to nine points, they couldn’t conjure up enough offense to defeat Richmond. The Minutewomen got knocked out of the postseason with a 54-47 opening round loss to the Spiders, who pulled down 20 offensive rebounds.
The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will start the Atlantic 10 Tournament on Friday. Here is a look at the rest of the field looking for the postseason championship.
In their final regular game of the season, UMass fell to Charlotte Sunday afternoon 85-51. Meghan Zullo led UMass with 11 points. UMass takes on eighth seeded Richmond this Friday in the opening round of the A-10 tournament.
After suffering its largest loss of the season, UMass took the loss to the Musketeers as a learning lesson. Despite losing by 33, the Minutewomen saw what they need to do to play like a nationally ranked team.
In order to create more shot opportunities this season, Massachusetts men’s lacrosse coach Greg Canella has instituted an offensive strategy built on extra passing. The style of play paid off against Sacred Heart in the first game of the season when the Minutemen came back from a deficit to win, 15-12.
Alone in ninth place in the Atlantic 10, the Massachusetts women’s team is in a good position to make the conference tournament. However, in order to make the postseason, the Minutewomen need to come up with a victory against La Salle tonight when they travel to Philadelphia for the second week in a row.
The Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team escaped a third-quarter rally by Sacred Heart in the season-opener to win, 15-12, on Saturday. Anthony Biscardi finished the game with two goals and two assists.
The Massachusetts women’s basketball team had three scorers in double-digits, but it was not enough to stop Dayton in its 74-60 victory. UMass shot 42.3 percent from the field.
Although Temple is typically not a great shooting team, it found its touch on Wednesday night in a 66-54 victory over UMass. The Minutewomen play on Saturday against Dayton.
After competing in the ECAC for a number of years, the Minutemen head to a more competitive CAA along with Penn State and Hofstra to compete against teams like Towson and Delaware. The Minutemen open their conference schedule on March 27 against Hofstra.
Thanks to an average of 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in two games last week against Fordham and St. Bonaventure, Jasmine Watson earned her second A-10 Rookie of the Week award.
After winning their first game at the Mullins Center since Nov. 22, UMass coach Marnie Dacko is noticing that her team is starting to play much harder against opponents. She is also impressed with the improved play of freshman Jasmine Watson.
With a change in its pre-game events, UMass earned its third win at home this season, the first one since a win over Villanova on Nov. 22.
When it hosts Fordham on Saturday at the Mullins Center, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will look to grab its third home win of the season. The game will be played on National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the Minutewomen, along with other UMass women’s teams, will offer a free clinic at Boyden Gymnasium beforehand.
Hot shooting by St. Bonaventure kept the Minutewomen out of the game on Tuesday night as the Bonnies rolled to a 69-54 victory. SBU finished with 57 percent shooting from 3-point range.
Fresh off a 71-61 victory over Rhode Island, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team hopes to make it two in a row against Atlantic 10 opponents when it takes on St. Bonaventure Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.
Despite injuries, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team is not getting any sympathy from the coaching staff as it dropped its contest to George Washington on Wednesday. With the loss, the Minutewomen are now 1-4 in the Atlantic 10 and have fallen out of the top 10 in the standings.
Despite not being at full strength, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team rallied from an 11-point deficit before losing to Duquesne, 63-54. Kristina Danella, the leading scorer for the Minutewomen, had 18 points on 5-of-6 three-point shooting, while guard Diatiema Hill scored 11 points and had seven rebounds and three assists.
A 2-5 record was not how the Minutewomen wanted to finish its winter break, but despite the poor record started out its conference schedule with some strong play.
The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has seen freshmen Jasmine Watson, Shakia Robinson and Dee Montgomery shine in their new roles with the Minutewomen. Watson has played an important part in improving the team’s defense.