Oklahoma dominated Oregon behind strong shooting from Buddy Hield, while Villanova narrowly defeated Kansas.
The Minutemen trailed by as much as 26 points as the No. 2 seed Rams blew by UMass behind a loud, pro-VCU crowd in Brooklyn.
Clutch Trey Davis 3-pointer helps UMass avoid second half meltdown in second round of A-10 tournament
Davis’ step-back 3 with 33 seconds left in regulation clinched the Minutemen’s victory over Rhode Island in Brooklyn.
UMass men’s basketball takes care of La Salle in regular season finale, clinches No. 10 seed in A-10 tournament
The Minutemen will take on No. 7 seed Rhode Island in a rubber match on Thursday in the second round of the conference tournament.
The Minutemen scored 12 first half points against the Rams Thursday and couldn’t dig out of the early hole in a 68-50 loss.
The Minutemen dropped the backend of a two-game homestand this week with a 74-57 loss to the Hawks.
Four Minutemen scored at least nine points Sunday in UMass’ 70-64 win at Mullins Center.
Fordham hit seven 3s during a 27-0 run in the first half and beat the Minutemen 76-66 in the Bronx.
Leading by as many as 15 in the second half, Donte Clark hit a corner 3-pointer with the game tied at 52 to lift the Minutemen past the Rams.
After missing two free throws in the final minute of regulation, Davis scored five points in the extra period to put the game out of reach for Rhode Island.
Seth Berger scored a career-high 17 points after Minutemen coach Derek Kellogg removed him from the starting lineup prior to the game.
The addition of Flowers, who verbally committed Monday night, gives the Minutemen five highly-touted incoming freshmen next season.
The Minutemen suffered their largest loss of the season at UD Arena against a very deep and talented Flyers team.
The transfer senior practiced with the Minutemen Saturday after missing the first 10 games to ‘attend to a private matter.’
View photos of Wednesday night’s halftime celebration of former UMass coach John Calipari.
The Minutemen beat the Privateers on former head coach John Calipari’s banner raising night with members of the 1996 Final Four team in attendance.
The senior guard led the Minutemen in their losing streak-breaking victory Wednesday over the Privateers.
Current UMass players haven’t talked much about the Calipari and Final Four year and deferred most of their focus to New Orleans and bouncing back from three straight losses.
Despite having almost an entirely different lineup from their 2013 NCAA tournament team, the Eagles still pose as a difficult road test for the Minutemen.
The Minutemen dropped their second game of the season in Springfield for the annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase matchup with the Rebels.