The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s offense was in full swing once again on Monday night.
On Nov. 11, the Minutemen’s wishes were granted as the team finished with a 85-67 win in its season opener.
In his UMass debut on Friday night against Elon, point guard Chaz Williams didn’t waste any time in proving what he can bring to the table.
A long history between the Minutemen and the Rams suggests that Saturday’s game will be a close, nail-biting affair.
Following the recent victory against St. Bonaventure, UMass coach Derek Kellogg admitted his Maroon and White team are growing up.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is returning home on Sunday afternoon after a week that featured travel woes, practice in an airport with a shoe instead of a ball and a win against Atlantic 10-opponent St. Bonaventure. Now that the smoke has cleared, UMass returns back to the Mullins Center with a victory under its belt following a surreal experience on the flight out to SBU. The delayed landing left them practicing in an airport with a shoe, and out of their usual routine. “It could have been easy for it to be a distraction,” senior guard Anthony Gurley said,…
While the strength of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team may lay in the backcourt, Terrell Vinson and Sean Carter are proving in the conference schedule that the team’s big men should not be overlooked. Both Vinson and Carter have picked up their play in games against Atlantic 10 opponents, helping the Minutemen to a 3-1 league record and an 11-6 mark overall. Though it’s been the guards, mainly Anthony Gurley, doing the majority of the scoring, Vinson and Carter have added another element with their post offense and rebounding. Vinson is averaging seven points and just over five rebounds per…
David Gibbs suffered yet another setback when he slipped and tore his ACL after slipping on UMass coach Derek Kellogg’s hair gel, which had fallen onto the court at the Mullins Center. Kentucky coach and former UMass coach John Calipari was the first on the scene, as Gibbs was taken out on a stretcher.
Despite losing three of their last four games, UMass coach Marnie Dacko is hoping that being at the Mullins Center will reverse her team’s fortunes.
The Massachusetts women’s basketball team has five players plagued with injuries. As a result, the Minutewomen have lost the last two games.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will play its second straight road game against the Hawks tonight in Philadelphia. The Minutemen are looking to turn around a five-game losing streak.
Despite the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s struggles, rebounding continues to be one of the team’s strengths. Sean Carter and Hashim Bailey are shouldering much of the scoring load.
Even in the 74-61 loss to Cornell, freshman guard Freddie Riley vastly improved his shot selection, showing glimpses of potential for the future of the Minutemen program. Max Groebe, a former UMass player who transferred to Cornell, had six points against his former team.
Tony Gaffney had to work his way up just to start for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. That same work ethic has now earned him a shot at making the Los Angeles Lakers’ roster.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team hope to have more televised games with opponents such as Memphis and Boston College. The Minutemen will also compete in the Legends Classic from Nov. 27-28.
Sophomore Raphiael Putney has excelled as of late with his increasing minutes as a result of refraining from picking up soft fouls.