With the Massachusetts crew team finishing second in the Atlantic 10 Championships a few weeks ago, the Minutemen had a doubleheader this weekend on the Connecticut River. UMass competed against local rivals Amherst and Vermont.
Fordham defeated Temple this past weekend as a part of a 13-game winning streak for the Rams. The win was due to a combination of offensive and defensive production.
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.
Despite fighting back from a 17-point halftime deficit, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team couldn’t hold on to a lead to close out the game. The Minutemen fell to Atlantic 10 opponent Xavier, 87-79, on Leaman Legacy Night at the Mullins Center, dropping their conference record to 2-6.