Minutemen look to build off win on Saturday to top Dukes in battle of teams near bottom of the A-10.
The Billikens currently sit in second in the A-10 coming into their matchup with the Minutemen winners of their last three.
Wednesday’s win was the first for the Minutemen in A-10 conference play.
In a back and forth game, it was the Minutewomen defense who stepped up when they needed to in order to win the game.
Strong 3-point shooting and a large second half run led the Dragons to a win over the Minutewomen Wednesday, losing for the second time in as many days at the FIU Holiday Classic.
Captain Megan Burke leads a well-respected senior class.
The Minutemen have two shutouts in their last four games, earning a 2-1-1 record over that span.
The Minutemen were picked to finish 10th this season after finishing in a tie for fourth in 2015, with the defending conference champions coming to Rudd Field this Saturday.
Minutemen coach Ken O’Brien expects them to finish in the middle of the pack in the A-10 championship, hoping for fourth place finish.
Minutewomen look to deal with size advantage of Dayton in Wednesday’s contest
UMass women’s basketball reacts to first conference win, ready to repeat success against Dayton Wednesday
Snapping an 11-game losing streak with a win over St. Bonaventure, the Minutewomen will look to win back-to-back games for the first time since non-conference play.
Despite the departure of former head coach Shaka Smart, the Rams are currently second in the Atlantic 10.
The Minutemen plan to attack the post to counter the Rams’ high-pressure half-court defense Thursday.
Minutemen coach Derek Kellogg has a career record of 1-4 at St. Joe’s Hagan Arena with his last win coming in 2010.
After coming off the bench for the first 95 games of his Minutemen career, the senior got his first starting nod on Jan. 9.
A buzzer-beating layup from Ben Bentil lifted the Friars over the Rams Saturday, while Dayton outlasted North Florida.
Needing a win on senior day to earn a bid to the conference tournament, UMass fell 3-1 to Dayton Sunday.
The Flyers’ offensive attack proved too much for the Minutewomen in Sunday’s regular season finale.
The Minutemen were defeated 4-1 in a road trip to Dayton, ending their four-game points streak.
The Minutewomen scored twice in the second half to secure a tie, and a much-needed point, on the road Sunday afternoon.