The Minutemen must prepare for a URI team on Wednesday night led by two of the best scoring guards in the conference.
The triple-threat play of guards Chaz Williams, Derrick Gordon and Trey Davis has the men’s basketball team poised for a deep postseason run
The best photos from Friday night’s men’s basketball game between UMass and VCU at the Mullins Center. Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. Photos by Taylor C. Snow, Cade Belisle and James Jesson.
The Minutewomen picked up their first Atlantic 10 win of the season on Sunday with a 69-56 win over the Rams.
The men’s basketball team used clutch second-half shooting to overcome VCU’s “Havoc” defense, en route to an 80-75 win.
Some were ready to pull the plug on the Minutemen as a legitimate contender after they fell to George Mason 91-80. But after Friday’s 80-75 victory over VCU, fans shouldn’t be going anywhere.
UMass delivered a signature victory over conference-rival VCU on Friday in front of the strongest crowd of the season.
The Minutemen believe intensified defense and protecting the basketball are crucial ingredients to delivering a home win to a projected sold-out Mullins Center crowd.
In past seasons, men’s basketball has had mixed results in home contests against the Atlantic 10’s top teams, but with a win over VCU, the Minutemen can finally put UMass in that top tier.
VCU prides itself on playing a ferocious, pressing style of defense—something that UMass will have to overcome in order to defeat the Rams.