Needing a win on senior day to earn a bid to the conference tournament, UMass fell 3-1 to Dayton Sunday.
The Minutemen, projected to finish eight, earned a second place spot in the Atlantic 10 championship.
The Minutewomen scored twice in the second half to secure a tie, and a much-needed point, on the road Sunday afternoon.
The Minutewomen defeated the Explorers 5-0 behind a strong offensive attack in the first half and good defense down the stretch.
Senior Will Ellis scored two penalty kicks, giving the Minutemen their third win in four games. They are now tied with Dayton atop the Atlantic-10 with 10 points.
The Minutemen welcome the Explorers to Rudd Field Thursday for a conference affair.
UMass field hockey’s senior day dampened by loss to BC.
Freshman Kevin Boino scored both goals for the Minutemen in a conference win over St. Bonaventure.
The Minutewomen look to build upon their three-game win streak this weekend in conference play.
NEW YORK –– The ending of Thursday’s game for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was one it has grown too familiar with throughout the course of the season. UMass came out of the gates strong and made some runs in the second half. However, in the end, it just fell flat on its face and didn’t have enough left in the tank to pull away. Unless the Minutemen receive an invitation to the National Invitation Tournament, their season likely ended Thursday in a 76-69 loss to La Salle in the second round of the Atlantic 10 tournament at Barclay’s Center….
UMass coach Derek Kellogg said the team will likely “call it a year” if the Minutemen don’t receive an invitation to the NIT.
Here are the Daily Collegian’s best photos from the Atlantic 10 Tournament where UMass took on La Salle at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn New York.
UMass nearly erased a nine-point La Salle lead, but late heroics from Explorers guard Khalid Smith doomed the Minutemen.
Minutemen look to beat La Salle for third time this season in first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday.
The freshman guard showed his offensive capability Sunday (23 points) after a stretch of inefficient shooting.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore has played 12 minutes in each of UMass’ last two games, which is a season high.
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.
Led by a game-high 19 points from Maxie Esho, the Minutemen used quickened tempo and a full team effort to down the Explorers 71-65 Wednesday night.
The Minutemen travel to Philadelphia to face La Salle in their first conference road game of the season.