The Explorers score three runs in the final two innings to down the Minutemen in game two.
The Minutemen score eight unanswered in game one to best Explorers, but falter in game two after blowing a 3-2 lead in the eighth inning.
The Minutewomen are not taking Richmond or Virginia Commonwealth lightly despite poor records.
The Minutewomen have seven players on their roster with at least 17 goals with three games remaining in the regular season.
With Nicole Troost missing the second consecutive game with a wrist injury, Hannah Burnett stepped up in her absence, finishing with four goals and an assist against the Explorers.
Davis scored 20 points in the first half while Hinds added 12 in the second to lead the Minutemen out of the bottom four of the Atlantic 10 standings.
The Minutewomen earned their sixth straight win, beating the Explorers for the second time in five days in the opening round of the A-10 tournament.
The Minutewomen take on La Salle in the first round of the conference tournament, in what will be a rubber match between the two teams this year.
In her final home game for UMass women’s basketball, senior forward Rashida Timbilla finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a 80-57 win for the Minutewomen.
After losing the first 11 games of the Atlantic 10 schedule, the Minutewomen have ended the season winning five games in a row.
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.
Jabarie Hinds’ play will be the key to success for the Minutemen moving forward alongside both Donte Clark and Trey Davis.
With the Minutewomen’s 66-57 loss against the Explorers, UMass drops to sole possession of last place in the Atlantic 10.
The Minutewomen and Explorers are tied for last in the Atlantic 10 with a conference record of 0-10.
UMass men’s and women’s track and field set to perform this weekend in preparation for the Atlantic 10 championships
The Minutewomen will travel to Kingston, Rhode Island to participate in the Coaches against Domestic Violence tribute meet, while the Minutemen will participate in the Giegengack Invitational.
Seth Berger finished with a career-high 15 points and added seven rebounds in his second start of the season.
UMass’s depth and St. Joseph’s high scorer means Friday’s semifinal has potential for a possible shootout.
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.