UMass travels to Fairfax, Virginia to face George Mason Sunday at 1 p.m.
Shane Walsh’s game-winning goal, assisted by Steven Iacobellis, completed a UMass third period comeback in a 3-2 win over Maine.
The UMass guard scored nine points in 17 minutes off the bench against La Salle after being in the starting lineup the previous six games.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg lauded the play of his bench following a 71-65 victory over La Salle Wednesday night.
Vatrano scored six goals and tallied three assists in five games in December.
The senior forward will miss the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.
UMass’ offense posted a season low in points (55) and shot only 35 percent from the field in a loss to St. Bonaventure Saturday.
St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt and center Youssou Ndoye spoke on the Bonnies’ impressive success in a 69-55 win over UMass basketball.
Schmidt, who tore his Achilles tendon and uses a scooter to move around, fell off his scooter in the post game handshake line.
UMass coach Derek Kellogg cited rebounding limitations and foul trouble as areas of concern following a 69-55 loss to St. Bonaventure.
Despite erasing a 3-1 UConn lead in the third period, UMass dropped a tight affair with UConn 4-3 at the Mullins Center.
Trey Davis finished with 25 points on 10-for-11 shooting while Derrick Gordon chipped in with 19 in Minutemen’s 87-82 win on Tuesday.
The Minutemen used late heroics from Derrick Gordon and Donte Clark, combined with a 25-point performance from Trey Davis, to beat Iona Tuesday Night.
The Minutemen netted four unanswered goals and boasted an improved defense in its first victory since Nov. 28.
The Minutemen have lost five of their last six games and return to the Mullins Center to face the Gaels in the final non-conference game of the season.
After cutting the Providence lead to 2-1, the Minutemen allowed two third period goals which thwarted any potential comeback.
The Minutemen open the second half of their season following a winter break with games against Providence and Air Force at the Catamount Cup in Vermont.
Inconsistent play and missed opportunities hurt the Minutemen in Tuesday’s 77-71 overtime loss to the Cougars.
The Minutemen have lost four of their last five games and head to Provo, Utah in hopes of turning around a disappointing start to the season.
UMass walked away from an 85-65 loss to Providence frustrated and unhappy with how it played.