Men’s basketball sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as an openly gay athlete, making him the first active player in Division-I basketball to do so.
After publicly sharing he’s gay, Derrick Gordon now has an opportunity to impact lives off the basketball court.
After sophomore Derrick Gordon came out as gay to his teammates on the men’s basketball team, the team showed its support for him, truly exemplifying “brotherhood.”
Campus buzzed on Wednesday as both the Massachusetts men’s basketball team and students responded to Gordon’s public announcement.
After narrowly defeating Rhode Island in the two meetings during the regular season, the UMass men’s basketball team is now set to take on the Rams for the third time this season in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament.
If the men’s basketball team wants to claim its first Atlantic 10 Conference title in 16 years, it will need to win four games in four days to do so.
Sampson Carter, Raphiael Putney and Chaz Williams played a crucial role in building UMass basketball. Now, the trio looks to finally achieve postseason success.
Trey Davis scored UMass’ final 10 points on Wednesday, pulling the Minutemen past Duquesne 78-74 with a career-high with 20 points.
Tony Bolduc from UMass Sports Weekly gives the highlights from the Minutemen’s 70-67 victory over the Rams.
The Minutemen must prepare for a URI team on Wednesday night led by two of the best scoring guards in the conference.
The triple-threat play of guards Chaz Williams, Derrick Gordon and Trey Davis has the men’s basketball team poised for a deep postseason run
The Minutemen believe intensified defense and protecting the basketball are crucial ingredients to delivering a home win to a projected sold-out Mullins Center crowd.
In past seasons, men’s basketball has had mixed results in home contests against the Atlantic 10’s top teams, but with a win over VCU, the Minutemen can finally put UMass in that top tier.
VCU prides itself on playing a ferocious, pressing style of defense—something that UMass will have to overcome in order to defeat the Rams.
After losing both meetings to VCU last year, the men’s basketball team takes Friday’s game more personally, looking to avenge last year’s defeats.
The Minutemen fell to the Patriots by a score of 91-80 Wednesday night. Here are the highlights.
The Minutemen trailed the Patriots by 17 points in the second half and couldn’t manufacture another comeback, dropping their third game in their last five appearances.
VIDEO: Men’s basketball beat writers Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli recap UMass’ 79-67 victory against La Salle.
Five different UMass players scored in double digits as the Minutemen used increased energy and defensive pressure to beat the Explorers.
The men’s basketball team recorded nine blocks and forced 11 steals in its latest victory over La Salle.
UMass allows 20 offensive rebounds in a loss to St. Bonaventure on the road, its second loss at the Reilly Center in as many years.
The UMass men’s basketball team shot 40 percent from the field and tied a season-low with 55 points in its second loss of the season at Richmond on Wednesday night.
Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne combined for 43 points as the Minutemen led wire-to-wire in their 84-74 win over Elon.
UMass students weigh in on the UMass men’s basketball team’s chances of ending its 15-year NCAA Tournament drought this season.
The Minutemen rallied back from five points down with 41 seconds left to complete an improbable 88-87 win over the George Mason University Patriots on Wednesday night.
As the first guard of the bench, Trey Davis is quickly becoming a consistent offensive option for Derek Kellogg.
The UMass men’s basketball team defeated 69-67 Providence without Chaz Williams in overtime on Saturday evening in front of a sold-out crowd.
The UMass men’s basketball team used depth and a knack for timely plays to defeat Providence despite a bevy of unexpected developments.
The No. 22 UMass men’s basketball team fell to Florida State on Saturday following a controversial call at the end of the game, resulting in the Minutemen’s first loss of the season.
The UMass men’s basketball team shot 60 percent from the floor Wednesday night in its 83-71 win over Ohio, remaining perfect to start the season.
Freshman Clyde Santee scored 13 points off the bench for UMass men’s basketball in its 80-54 rout of Northern Illinois.
Freshman Clyde Santee scored 13 second-half points off the bench in UMass men’s basketball’s 80-54 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday.
The UMass men’s basketball team is becoming more than just a one-man show this season, leading to its perfect 8-0 start.
The UMass men’s basketball team is off to a high-octane start offensively, a trend bolstered by the depth at the forward position.
In a fast-paced game, Chaz Williams stood tall, scoring 32 points and adding 15 assists while guiding UMass to its eighth victory of the season.
The Minutemen eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time since 2008 in an offensive explosion against Brigham Young.
With national implications in play, the UMass men’s basketball team and BYU feature two high-scoring offenses ready to record a signature win in Springfield.
Coming off an eight-day layoff, the Minutemen get set to take on Eastern Michigan in their first true road contest.
In a college basketball world dominated by the one-and-done and instant gratification, UMass basketball is methodically building a winner using old-school tactics.
The UMass men’s basketball team ended a 15-year drought in the national rankings on Monday when it cracked the AP Top 25 poll at No. 24.
UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg announced the names of two players who signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Minutemen on Monday.
The Minutemen pulled away late in the game to defeat the Penguins 85-69 and improve to 3-0 on the season. Here are the highlights.
UMass needs to remain aggressive and play its own brand of basketball in order to remain undefeated against a solid Youngstown State squad.
Two games into the young season, senior Sampson Carter is averaging 14.5 points per game and quickly becoming a viable option on offense for UMass men’s basketball.
Stephen Hewitt, Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli discuss the Minutemen’s performance thus far, particularly the play of Cady Lalanne, Sampson Carter and Derrick Gordon, and look ahead to their next matchup against Youngstown State in the first episode of Three Man Weave.
UMass men’s basketball and Louisiana State combined for 54 fouls in Tuesday’s late-morning shootout at Mullins Center.
The Minutemen held on to beat the Tigers in their home opener by a score of 92-90. Here are the highlights.
Sampson Carter iced the 92-90 victory for UMass men’s basketball with four late free throws in an exciting, foul-filled game.
Despite limited time to prepare, the UMass men’s basketball team returns to action against an LSU team with similar postseason aspirations.
Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne combined for 47 points, leading UMass men’s basketball to a come-from-behind victory over Boston College to open the season.
Chaz Williams goes 5-for-5 on 3-pointers and Cady Lalanne records his seventh career double-double in UMass men’s basketball’s 86-73 victory over Boston College on Sunday.
After earning mixed results in its 89-76 win in an exhibition game against AIC, the UMass men’s basketball team now turns its focus to its season-opening game against Boston College.
Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 7, 2013 Basketball Special Issue.
Collegian beat writers Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli weighed in on the UMass men’s basketball team’s chances to make the NCAA Tournament this season.
The Massachusetts Daily Collegian released its annual basketball special issue to campus newsstands on Thursday. If you’re around campus, be sure to find the print edition, and check out all the stories, predictions and multimedia from the issue below. View a PDF online version of the basketball issue here. UMass men’s basketball enters 2013-14 season with heightened expectations The UMass men’s basketball team will look to end a 15-year drought of not making the NCAA Tournament this season under a cloud of heavy expectations. The final act: Chaz Williams looks to leave his mark at UMass As a senior leader…
UMass men’s basketball begins practices with four new freshmen, all attempting to crack a proven rotation.
The UMass men’s basketball team announced it will leave the NCAA to shoot 4-pointers against the Harlem Globetrotters.
The UMass men’s basketball team possesses a unique form of chemistry in the Derek Kellogg era, and each year, young players must buy into the concept in order to ensure success.
UMass point guard Chaz Williams was selected to the Atlantic 10’s first team on Tuesday.
The Minutemen went 13-for-25 — including 9-for-13 in the second half — from beyond the arc in a big road victory over the Musketeers on Saturday.
With three regular season games left, the Minutemen head to Xavier for a 2 p.m. tip at the Cintas Center against the Musketeers, which will be televised on CBS Sports Network.
The UMass men’s basketball team snapped a 3-game losing streak with a 77-66 win over the Dayton Flyers. Here are the highlights.
With the help of a career game from Cady Lalanne, the Minutemen ended their three-game losing streak Saturday at the Mullins Center.
UMass tries to end its three-game losing streak against Dayton on Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center.
With it’s NCAA Tournament at-large hopes fading, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team travels to St. Bonaventure to take on the struggling Bonnies.
The UMass men’s basketball team’s window of opportunity to make the Big Dance is quickly dwindling.
UMass allowed a 17-1 run to VCU to start to the second half, erasing a five-point halftime lead to fall to the Rams, 86-68, Thursday night.
The UMass hockey, men’s lacrosse and men’s basketball games have been postponed due to the impending storm.
The Minutemen host Saint Joseph’s at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.
The Minutemen will welcome rival Rhode Island to the Mullins Center for a 7 p.m. tip Wednesday night.
The UMass men’s basketball team may have lost one of its best players in guard Jesse Morgan, but the Minutemen have picked it up in his absence.
The UMass men’s basketball team travels to Charlotte on Saturday for yet another difficult test in Atlantic 10 play.
The UMass men’s basketball team won yet another game at the last-second on Wednesday night in a 61-60 thriller over La Salle.
UMass forward Raphiael Putney scored a team-high 17 points in the Minutemen’s triumph over La Salle Wednesday night.
The UMass men’s basketball team looks to avenge its 0-2 showing against La Salle last season when it takes on the Explorers in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Facing guard-heavy La Salle on Wednesday night in Philadelphia, UMass will need to ignore its fast-paced instincts in order to come away with a win.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team didn’t allow a field goal in the final six minutes to come back and hold off Richmond, 70-65, Sunday at the Mullins Center.
The UMass men’s basketball team will try to get back on the winning track on Sunday afternoon against a Spiders team that just beat No. 19 VCU.
The UMass men’s basketball team has struggled coming out of the locker room to start the second half in four of its last five games.
UMass men’s basketball great Marcus Camby was honored Saturday afternoon as his No. 21 jersey was retired in the Mullins Center rafters.
The UMass men’s basketball team used a 14-2 run down the stretch to turn a one possession game into a 15-point lead as the Minutemen beat Duquesne Thursday night at the Mullins Center.
UMass men’s basketball guard Jesse Morgan will miss the remainder of the 2012-13 season with a torn ACL that he suffered on Jan. 10.
The UMass men’s basketball team nearly coughed up a 14-point second half lead at Fordham, but clutch play down the stretch helped the Minutemen escape with a 77-73 win.
Playing in a more increased role in Sunday’s win over Fordham, UMass freshman Trey Davis answered the call with a career game off the bench.
The UMass men’s basketball team dropped its Atlantic 10 opener Thursday night when it fell at Saint Louis, 70-62.
Coach Derek Kellogg and guards Chaz Williams and Freddie Riley speak after UMass’ 75-61 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Chaz Williams hit a go-ahead bucket down the stretch to give the UMass men’s basketball team another thrilling victory, this time at Miami (Ohio).
The UMass men’s basketball team rode Jesse Morgan’s career-best 35-point effort and
challenging defensive assignment to an impressive home win over Ohio Wednesday night.
The Hurricanes closed Saturday’s tilt on a 24-10 run to top the UMass men’s basketball team, 75-62, at the Mullins Center.
The Daily Collegian men’s basketball beat writers are in Albany, NY covering the UMass game against Siena and are live blogging via Twitter.
Terrell Vinson’s tip-in at the buzzer lifted the UMass men’s basketball team to another thrilling victory over the Friars on Thursday in Puerto Rico.
The UMass men’s basketball team takes on Providence Thursday night in its first game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
UMass junior guard Jesse Morgan made a statement on both ends of the floor in the Minutemen’s season-opening win over Harvard on Tuesday.
The Minutemen return nine lettermen, including four starters, in a season full of sky-high expectations.
The UMass men’s basketball team faces greater expectations after its strong season a year ago.
The Daily Collegian’s Massachusetts men’s basketball beat writers share their thoughts and predictions about this year’s team.
Sophomore center Cady Lalanne will have to replace the energy of graduated center Sean Carter while also filling a void in the post.
After arguably its strongest season under coach Derek Kellogg, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is challenged by 12 postseason teams from last season.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season continues on tonight at Madison Square Garden in the NIT semifinals against Stanford.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will play Seton Hall in the second round of the NIT tournament on Saturday morning.
Assistant Sports Editors Stephen Sellner and Jackson Alexander preview tonight’s matchup against a formerly nationally ranked Mississippi State team.
Assistant Sports Editors Stephen Sellner, Jackson Alexander, and Stephen Hewitt preview today’s game vs. Temple, and make predictions for the entire A-10 tourney.
UMass tips off with Temple in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals just nine days removed from its overtime loss to the Owls.
Nearly two decades since last suiting up as a player for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team during the glory days of the 1990s, Derek Kellogg is beginning to see a return to that mentality and a program that is on the verge of doing something special.
With the regular season behind them, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team will begin its quest to try and make the NCAA tournament on Tuesday night when it hosts Duquesne in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball finished eight in the A-10 standings despite their 9-7 record in conference play.
Assistant Sports Editors Stephen Sellner, Jackson Alexander, and Stephen Hewitt discuss the latest 89-83 hoops victory over Rhode Island, and preview UMass’ matchup against Duquesne in the opening round of the A-10 tournament.
Despite overcoming a 10-point deficit with just over two minutes left in regulation and controlling a six-point lead in overtime, the Massachusetts men’s basketball suffered a tough 90-88 loss to Temple on Wednesday night.
Men’s basketball beat writers Stephen Sellner, Jackson Alexander, and Stephen Hewitt discuss UMass’ worst loss of the year, and why the Minutemen should stay positive going into Temple on Wednesday .
With each remaining game carrying high stakes and postseason implications, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team travels to Dayton on Saturday for a tough road test.
The UMass men’s basketball team is yet to come away with a signature win on the road this season. That could change Saturday when they hit the road to face Dayton.
Nate Luippold looks at the Minutemen’s chances at making the NCAA tournament, after a decade without seeing a tournament game.
Defeating Xavier for the first time in six years, UMass was able to move right back into the mix of things near the top of the A-10.
Freshman forward Maxie Esho shined for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team in its loss to La Salle on Saturday night.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will look to avenge its loss to La Salle earlier this season as the Explorers visit the Mullins Center on Saturday night.
In its last matchup against La Salle, this season, UMass fell to the Explorers’ strong 3-point shooting night. Defending the arc is one of the many key factors in Saturday’s rematch.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team heads to the city of brotherly love on Saturday night for its second and final meeting with Saint Joseph’s.
Due to injuries in the frontcourt, freshman forward Maxie Esho has been forced into action, and responded well.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team reversed a sloppy start to extend its perfect home mark for the season.
Jesse Morgan provided the lift the Massachusetts men’s basketball team needed as he converted six 3-pointers to give the Minutemen a 76-67 win over St. Bonaventure.
For the first time in their last 14 meetings, Duquesne defeated Richmond at home, 81-72.
Collegian sports writers Stephen Sellner, Jackson Alexander and Stephen Hewitt discuss the hot season for UMass men’s basketball and predict what is ahead for the rest of the season.
Just three days following a damaging loss to URI, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team got back on its feet with a win at George Washington on Saturday.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team tries to rebound from its overtime loss at Rhode Island with a Saturday night tip off at George Washington.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will need to improve at the free throw line and in securing the basketball if it wants to have postseason success this season.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball missed a golden opportunity to take sole possession of first place in the Atlantic 10 on Wednesday night, falling to URI in an overtime heartbreaker on the road.
On Jan. 11, UMass defeated Charlotte, escaping a 20-point 49er comeback in the second half.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will take on a streaking Saint Louis team on Saturday at the Mullins Center in a clash of two first-place Atlantic 10 squads.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is 10-0 at home this season, but its toughest home tests remain amidst a grueling Atlantic 10 schedule.
After commanding a 19-point halftime lead, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team nearly choked a way a victory, but escaped with a 63-58 win on the road at East Carolina.
On Saturday, the Minutemen will throw down against Miami, a game which will be a homecoming for a few UMass players.
With a team-leading 6.3 rebounds-per-game, Cady Lalanne is slowly showing why he was selected as a member of the Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Rookie Team.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will take on Towson tonight and will look to rebound from its 1-2 mark in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament last week.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team competed early but streaks by the opposition put the games out of reach to earn its first two losses.
Over Thanksgiving break, the Minutemen didn’t fare as well as they hoped, winning one of three games in the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.
Harvard defeated Central Florida, 59-49, on Saturday to win the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will look to make it in four in a row tonight as it travels to Chestnut Hill to take on intrastate-rival Boston College.
With the Minutemen travelling to Boston College Monday night, worries of playing on the road have sprung up within the team.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated the New Jersey Insitute of Technology, 79-58, Thursday night at the Mullins Center to retain its undefeated season.
Although the Massachusetts basketball team used the 3-pointer to build a sizable lead in the first half, UMass coach Derek Kellogg thought his team should have utilized the paint more.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s offense was in full swing once again on Monday night.
Despite defeating Northeastern 83-67 on Monday night, the Minutemen fell victim to sloppy play consistently throughout the game.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the Atlantic-10 Tournament Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.
Poor shooting proved to be the overwhelming reason behind the Massachusetts men’s basketball team first round Atlantic 10 playoff loss to Dayton on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.
It’s all on the line on Tuesday night, as the Minutemen host Dayton to kick off the conference playoffs.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will host No. 24 Temple on Wednesday night in the home regular season finale.
The Minutemen will commemorate their seniors on Wednesday, with Anthony Gurley, Gary Correia and Hashim “Big City” Bailey being celebrated.
After back-to-back wins, UMass fell to La Salle, as Anthony Gurley was held to a season-low four points.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball takes on Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday at the Mullins Center after defeating Rhode Island to break a four-game losing streak.
The Minutemen made costly mistakes, resulting in 19 turnovers and couldn’t find the bottom of the net from any of its offensive threats, falling to visiting GW, 59-51.
For the second-straight game, UMass could not find its offensive rhythm, as Anthony Gurley was held to seven points, the second consecutive game he has been held to under 10 points.
Now that the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has returned to Amherst, coach Derek Kellogg is asking fans to do the same thing.
Despite numerous comeback attempts, UMass fell to lowly SJU on Saturday, dropping its second A-10 game on the road in a row.
UMass basketball defeated the University of Rhode Island, 64-54 at home Sunday, Jan. 30. Videography by Scott Cournoyer.
After winning its first seven games of the year, UMass’ offensive attack has seen signs of slowing down in recent games.
After losing five of its last six games, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team found a way to victory over last season’s National Invitational Tournament champions, Dayton, on Sunday. The Minutemen earned the win after persistent defensive work and a strong showing from the charity stripe.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team lost its first game of the season to Boston College, 76-71, at the TD Garden Saturday. Anthony Gurley led with a team-high 22 points.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team got off to a slow start against Boston College in Saturday’s game, which ultimately led to its first loss. The Eagles went on a 15-5 run in the final 6:24 of the first half
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team continued its unbeaten streak with a seven-point victory over Holy Cross on Saturday night. The Minutemen played the Crusaders inside the Curry Hicks Cage.
After center Hashim Bailey took hold of his starting spot, Sean Carter returned to the UMass lineup against Holy Cross and American International and added 12 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes of play against the Crusaders.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated New Mexico State, 71-57, on Saturday at the MassMutual Center. The Aggies made the NCAA tournament last season.
In the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s win over New Mexico State, it relied mostly on defense to win the game. The Minutemen succeeded in their goal of holding the Aggies’ best player (Troy Gillenwater) to 13 points.
Derek Kellogg discusses his thoughts heading into his third season of coaching.
With only a handful of upperclassmen and a slew of inexperienced talent, the 2010-11 Minutemen are tasked with getting results now as they program continues to build for the long run.
DailyCollegian.com’s comprehensive preview for the 2010-2011 UMass Minutmen basketball season.
Gary Forbes, now a member of the Denver Nuggets, is the most successful example who recently came from the Massachusetts men’s basketball team and currently has work as a professional basketball player. He is averaging seven points per game for the Nuggets.
This Massachusetts men’s basketball team isn’t meant to revolve around players like Anthony Gurley and Gary Correia, but Collegian columnist Adam Miller believes they need to help the younger players develop a winning environment in order to turn the program around.
As the Massachusetts men’s basketball team looks to begin its 2010-11 season, it will have to cope with the loss of Ricky Harris to graduation. Here is a look at how this year’s roster shapes up.
Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg said he wouldn’t trade anyone on his team for any other players in the nation. That is because before he became coach of the Minutemen, he was building relationships with many of the players currently on his team.
Massachusetts men’s basketball senior guard Anthony Gurley hopes to live up to the hype he recieved after his transfer from Wake Forest. Gurley is the top-returning scorer from last year’s team and looks to make up a lot of the lost production from Ricky Harris’s departure.
Three times a week, Collegian columnist David Brinch plays basketball with Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg at the recreation center. Brinch sees Kellogg’s participation in these games as a way of connecting with students.
Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg believes he has a potentially great player in Andrew McCarthy, the third 7-footer in team history to play for the Minutemen. Kellogg is also looking forward to having his godson, Jordan Couture, as part of the team.
After gaining a year of experience, sophomores Freddie Riley, Terrell Vinson, Sampson Carter and Javorn Farrell, along with redshirt freshman Raphiael Putney, are ready to elevate their games. For the Massachusetts men’s basketball team to have success, coach Derek Kellogg realizes their growth and development will be key.
The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is looking to improve in its third season with Derek Kellogg with last year’s five freshmen a year older. The Minutemen will rely on redshirt senior Anthony Gurley to take on the main scoring and leadership role.
Although Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg selected Gary Correia as his starter at point guard, he likes to see his newest guard, Daryl Traynham, battle Correia at practice. The 5-9 guard is learning about how to get the ball to his teammates from the more experienced guard.
Twenty-four years and five head coaches later, Bonnie Otto’s basketball knowledge has increased from when she first began working as the secretary for the Massachusetts basketball team.