January 30, 2015

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John McCutcheon reflects on his time at UMass, admits its time for change -

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UMass downs Dayton in bounce-back win -

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UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to take job at UCSB -

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UMass encourages responsible celebrating, modifies guest policy ahead of Super Bowl -

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UMass basketball returns home to Mullins Center with matchup against Dayton -

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Microsoft introduces Windows 10, Codename Spartan and the HoloLens -

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Cheap gas, a speed bump for the planet -

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Friday night a chance at redemption for UMass hockey -

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Beautiful focuses on body image and loving oneself -

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Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies -

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UMass basketball seeks more consistency out of its veterans -

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UMass hockey hopes to ride momentum into Friday’s matchup against Boston University -

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Tips for maintain and transitioning to a healthier lifestyle -

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MASSPIRG urges McDonalds to stop purchasing meat raised with antibiotics -

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How to avoid, treat and prevent Computer Vision Syndrome as a college student -

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Obama and Modi strengthen ties between U.S. and India -

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UMass receives research honor from the Carnegie Foundation -

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Islamophobia is a form of racism that needs to be stopped -

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Björk gets personal on breakup album, ‘Vulnicura’ -

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UMass Dining nominated for Seafood Champion Award -

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Why UMass basketball isn’t a good brand of basketball

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Although watching the Minutemen play might be entertaining to watch, at its core UMass basketball isn’t a good fundamental brand of basketball.

UMass basketball prepares for early start in nationally televised game Tuesday morning against Manhattan

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

The Minutemen will look to use their speed and quickness to neutralize the size advantages of the Jaspers in an 11 a.m. start on ESPN.

UMass men’s basketball player Derrick Gordon comes out as gay

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass’ Derrick Gordon possesses opportunity to be a role model

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

After publicly sharing he’s gay, Derrick Gordon now has an opportunity to impact lives off the basketball court.

Strohecker: UMass hoops player’s support of Derrick Gordon exemplifies ‘brotherhood’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.”

Teammates, students react to UMass’ Derrick Gordon’s announcement he is gay

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

Campus buzzed on Wednesday as both the Massachusetts men’s basketball team and students responded to Gordon’s public announcement.

UMass men’s basketball set for first round of A-10 Tournament

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass men’s basketball prepares for possibility of four games in four days

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass basketball seniors have one more shot at bringing back hardware

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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 lifts UMass basketball to 78-74 win at Duquesne


Trey Davis scored UMass’ final 10 points on Wednesday, pulling the Minutemen past Duquesne 78-74 with a career-high with 20 points.

UMass basketball edges URI

Tony Bolduc from UMass Sports Weekly gives the highlights from the Minutemen’s 70-67 victory over the Rams.

Double trouble: UMass ready to defend Munford, Matthews

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

The Minutemen must prepare for a URI team on Wednesday night led by two of the best scoring guards in the conference.

Consistent guard play pacing UMass basketball down the stretch

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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

UMass welcomes VCU to the ‘House of P.A.I.N.’

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Strohecker: UMass basketball can cement itself among A-10’s best teams with win over VCU

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

Minutemen prepared to deal with “Havoc” defense

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

VCU prides itself on playing a ferocious, pressing style of defense—something that UMass will have to overcome in order to defeat the Rams.

UMass basketball players seek revenge when VCU visits on Friday

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass falls in clunker to George Mason

The Minutemen fell to the Patriots by a score of 91-80 Wednesday night. Here are the highlights.

UMass falls in clunker to George Mason

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.

Postgame basketball talk: UMass gets back in win column with victory over La Salle

VIDEO: Men’s basketball beat writers Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli recap UMass’ 79-67 victory against La Salle.

UMass basketball rebounds against La Salle

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

Five different UMass players scored in double digits as the Minutemen used increased energy and defensive pressure to beat the Explorers.

Increased energy sets tone for UMass basketball in win over La Salle

Nicole Evangelista/Daily Collegian

The men’s basketball team recorded nine blocks and forced 11 steals in its latest victory over La Salle.

UMass basketball falls to Bonnies in sloppy fashion

Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass basketball falls short at Richmond

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

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.

UMass basketball closes out non-conference play with win at Elon

Maria Uminski/Daily Collegian

Chaz Williams and Cady Lalanne combined for 43 points as the Minutemen led wire-to-wire in their 84-74 win over Elon.

Campus perspectives: Will UMass make the NCAA Tournament?

UMass students weigh in on the UMass men’s basketball team’s chances of ending its 15-year NCAA Tournament drought this season.

UMass stuns George Mason with last-minute rally


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.

Trey Davis emerging in increased role

As the first guard of the bench, Trey Davis is quickly becoming a consistent offensive option for Derek Kellogg.

Derrick Gordon tips UMass men’s basketball past PC in overtime

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.

UMass withstands game filled with unpredictable outcomes

The UMass men’s basketball team used depth and a knack for timely plays to defeat Providence despite a bevy of unexpected developments.

FSU hands UMass men’s basketball its first loss of the season

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.

UMass men’s basketball’s offense shines in win over Ohio

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.

Clyde Santee makes most of opportunity for UMass men’s basketball

Freshman Clyde Santee scored 13 points off the bench for UMass men’s basketball in its 80-54 rout of Northern Illinois.

Cady Lalanne, Clyde Santee shine for UMass in win over NIU

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.

UMass men’s basketball getting production throughout the roster

The UMass men’s basketball team is becoming more than just a one-man show this season, leading to its perfect 8-0 start.

UMass men’s basketball’s offense firing at efficient levels

The UMass men’s basketball team is off to a high-octane start offensively, a trend bolstered by the depth at the forward position.

Chaz Williams adds yet another signature performance in UMass’ win

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.

UMass men’s basketball remains unbeaten with win over BYU

The Minutemen eclipsed the 100-point mark for the first time since 2008 in an offensive explosion against Brigham Young.

UMass men’s basketball ready for high-scoring showdown with BYU

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.

UMass men’s basketball heads to Eastern Michigan after eight-day layoff

Coming off an eight-day layoff, the Minutemen get set to take on Eastern Michigan in their first true road contest.

Chiarelli: For at least this instant, UMass basketball back in national fold

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.

UMass cracks AP Top 25 poll at No. 24

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.

C.J. Anderson, Rashaan Holloway officially sign with UMass

UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg announced the names of two players who signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Minutemen on Monday.

Video Highlights: Men’s Basketball knocks off feisty Youngstown State

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.

Minutemen ready for under the radar Youngstown State

UMass needs to remain aggressive and play its own brand of basketball in order to remain undefeated against a solid Youngstown State squad.

Sampson Carter living up to offensive potential for UMass

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.

Three Man Weave: Episode 1

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.

Fouls play major role UMass men’s basketball’s win over LSU

UMass men’s basketball and Louisiana State combined for 54 fouls in Tuesday’s late-morning shootout at Mullins Center.

Video Highlights: UMass men’s basketball beats LSU in wild affair

The Minutemen held on to beat the Tigers in their home opener by a score of 92-90. Here are the highlights.

UMass men’s basketball hangs on to beat LSU in wild affair

Sampson Carter iced the 92-90 victory for UMass men’s basketball with four late free throws in an exciting, foul-filled game.

UMass prepares for morning affair with LSU in home opener

Despite limited time to prepare, the UMass men’s basketball team returns to action against an LSU team with similar postseason aspirations.

Williams, Lalanne offer UMass a stabilizing force in second half vs. BC

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.

Big second half run pushes UMass men’s basketball past BC

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.

UMass men’s basketball learns from exhibition, prepares for BC

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

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 7, 2013 Basketball Special Issue.

Season predictions: Beat writers weigh in on Minutemen’s chances in 2013-14

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.

Time to dance: 2013-2014 Basketball special issue


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…

Youth making considerable impact as practices resume

UMass men’s basketball begins practices with four new freshmen, all attempting to crack a proven rotation.

Morning Wood: UMass men’s basketball to go on tour with the Harlem Globetrotters

The UMass men’s basketball team announced it will leave the NCAA to shoot 4-pointers against the Harlem Globetrotters.

Buying into “The Brotherhood”

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.

Chaz Williams named to All-Atlantic 10 first team

UMass point guard Chaz Williams was selected to the Atlantic 10’s first team on Tuesday.

UMass basketball uses hot 3-point shooting to edge Xavier

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.

UMass basketball set for pivotal road test against Xavier

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.

Video highlights: UMass basketball snaps losing skid with win over Dayton

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.

UMass basketball snaps losing skid with 76-66 win over Dayton

With the help of a career game from Cady Lalanne, the Minutemen ended their three-game losing streak Saturday at the Mullins Center.

UMass men’s hoops tries to right ship against Dayton

UMass tries to end its three-game losing streak against Dayton on Saturday afternoon at the Mullins Center.

UMass men’s hoops looks to get back on track at St. Bonaventure

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.

Hewitt: Time running out on UMass basketball’s NCAA tournament chances

The UMass men’s basketball team’s window of opportunity to make the Big Dance is quickly dwindling.

Second half collapse costs UMass men’s hoops at VCU

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.

UMass hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s basketball games postponed

The UMass hockey, men’s lacrosse and men’s basketball games have been postponed due to the impending storm.

UMass basketball set for A-10 clash with Saint Joseph’s

The Minutemen host Saint Joseph’s at 7 p.m. Saturday on ESPN3.

UMass basketball not overlooking URI in rivalry game

The Minutemen will welcome rival Rhode Island to the Mullins Center for a 7 p.m. tip Wednesday night.

Sellner: UMass men’s hoops playing smarter without Morgan

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.

UMass men’s hoops looks to keep foot on the gas pedal at Charlotte

The UMass men’s basketball team travels to Charlotte on Saturday for yet another difficult test in Atlantic 10 play.

Chaz Williams delivers again in final seconds to lift UMass basketball

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.

Raphiael Putney submits strong outing in UMass men’s basketball’s win over La Salle

UMass forward Raphiael Putney scored a team-high 17 points in the Minutemen’s triumph over La Salle Wednesday night.

UMass men’s basketball travels to Philly to take on red-hot La Salle

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.

Backcourt battle looms for UMass men’s basketball against La Salle

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.

Video highlights: UMass men’s hoops sprints past Richmond

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.

UMass basketball welcomes red-hot Richmond to Mullins

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.

UMass men’s hoops addressing 2nd half lapses

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 basketball retires Marcus Camby’s No. 21

UMass men’s basketball great Marcus Camby was honored Saturday afternoon as his No. 21 jersey was retired in the Mullins Center rafters.

UMass men’s hoops pulls away late to top Duquesne

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 basketball guard Jesse Morgan out for the season with torn ACL

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.

UMass hoops escapes at Fordham for first conference victory

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.

Trey Davis logs quality minutes in UMass basketball win over Fordham

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.

UMass men’s hoops outlasted at Saint Louis in conference opener

The UMass men’s basketball team dropped its Atlantic 10 opener Thursday night when it fell at Saint Louis, 70-62.

Men’s basketball vs Eastern Michigan press conference

Coach Derek Kellogg and guards Chaz Williams and Freddie Riley speak after UMass’ 75-61 victory over Eastern Michigan.

UMass men’s hoops survives at Miami (Ohio)

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).

Jesse Morgan rides hottest streak of his career in win over 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.

Miami (Fla.) outlasts UMass men’s hoops

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.

Men’s basketball at Siena live blog

The Daily Collegian men’s basketball beat writers are in Albany, NY covering the UMass game against Siena and are live blogging via Twitter.

UMass wins again at the buzzer to escape Providence

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.

UMass men’s hoops travels south for Puerto Rico Tip-Off

The UMass men’s basketball team takes on Providence Thursday night in its first game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

Jesse Morgan makes strong case to return to starting lineup with big game

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.

Reloaded: UMass men’s basketball has its eyes on the prize in 2012-13

The Minutemen return nine lettermen, including four starters, in a season full of sky-high expectations.

Sellner: Time is now for UMass men’s basketball

The UMass men’s basketball team faces greater expectations after its strong season a year ago.

2012-13 men’s basketball staff predictions

The Daily Collegian’s Massachusetts men’s basketball beat writers share their thoughts and predictions about this year’s team.

Cady Lalanne has big shoes, role to fill

Sophomore center Cady Lalanne will have to replace the energy of graduated center Sean Carter while also filling a void in the post.

UMass men’s basketball announces 2012-13 schedule

After arguably its strongest season under coach Derek Kellogg, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is challenged by 12 postseason teams from last season.

UMass takes on Stanford in NIT semifinals at MSG

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season continues on tonight at Madison Square Garden in the NIT semifinals against Stanford.

UMass faces Seton Hall in second round of NIT

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will play Seton Hall in the second round of the NIT tournament on Saturday morning.

Basketball Podcast: UM to face Miss. St. in first round of NIT

Assistant Sports Editors Stephen Sellner and Jackson Alexander preview tonight’s matchup against a formerly nationally ranked Mississippi State team.

Podcast: UMass vs. Temple – Win or go home

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.

UM gets another crack at Temple in A-10 quarterfinals

UMass tips off with Temple in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals just nine days removed from its overtime loss to the Owls.

Win by win, Kellogg trying to rebuild foundation

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.

UMass hosts Duquesne in A-10 tournament 1st round

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.

Successful season, leads to eight seed for Minutemen

The Massachusetts men’s basketball finished eight in the A-10 standings despite their 9-7 record in conference play.

Men’s Basketball Podcast: Carter, Morgan beat URI, A-10 Tourney next

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.

UMass drops OT heartbreaker at No. 23 Temple

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 Podcast: UMass crushed by Dayton, 76-43

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 .

UMass begins crucial road trip at Dayton

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.

Minutemen search for signature road win

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.

Minutemen will have to fight to make it to the NCAA tournament

Nate Luippold looks at the Minutemen’s chances at making the NCAA tournament, after a decade without seeing a tournament game.

Highlights: UMass Basketball defeats Xavier 80-73

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.

Esho bringing depth to decimated frontcourt

Freshman forward Maxie Esho shined for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team in its loss to La Salle on Saturday night.

Exploring for revenge, UMass clashes with La Salle

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.

Defending beyond the arc pivotal in rematch with Explorers

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.

Minutemen roll into rematch with Saint Joseph’s Hawks on Sat.

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.

Esho making an impact for Minutemen

Due to injuries in the frontcourt, freshman forward Maxie Esho has been forced into action, and responded well.

2nd-half runs lift Minutemen past Bonnies

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team reversed a sloppy start to extend its perfect home mark for the season.

Morgan catches fire to lead UM to win

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.

Duquesne get revenge vs. Richmond

For the first time in their last 14 meetings, Duquesne defeated Richmond at home, 81-72.

Podcast: Minutemen unseasonably warm

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.

Minutemen bounce back, run by GW

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.

UMass continues on at GW fresh off tough loss

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.

Free throws, ball insecurity cause for attention

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.

URI shocks UMass, 81-78, in OT

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.

Winter Break Sports Highlights (Part 3 of 5): UMass beats Charlotte despite late collapse

On Jan. 11, UMass defeated Charlotte, escaping a 20-point 49er comeback in the second half.

Men’s hoops hosts surging Billikens

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.

Home is where the wins are

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.

Men’s hoops holds on, defeats East Carolina

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.

Minutemen welcomed to Miami

On Saturday, the Minutemen will throw down against Miami, a game which will be a homecoming for a few UMass players.

Lalanne molding into shape

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.

Minutemen host Towson tonight

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.

Fast-paced games leading to dry spells for UM

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.

Minutemen take 6th place in Battle 4 Atlantis

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 captures Battle 4 Atlantis title

Harvard defeated Central Florida, 59-49, on Saturday to win the inaugural Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas.

For 2nd-straight year, UMass undefeated streak on the line against BC

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.

Battle with Boston College presents road game issues

With the Minutemen travelling to Boston College Monday night, worries of playing on the road have sprung up within the team.

UMass defeats NJIT, improves to 3-0

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.

Despite the win, Kellogg disappointed with shot selection

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.

Offense in full swing as Minutemen cruise to 83-67 victory

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s offense was in full swing once again on Monday night.

Sloppy play plagues UMass despite win

Despite defeating Northeastern 83-67 on Monday night, the Minutemen fell victim to sloppy play consistently throughout the game.

Minutemen’s season ends in blowout loss to Dayton

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the Atlantic-10 Tournament Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.

Lack of offense spells Minutemen

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.

Minutemen face Dayton in first-round of A-10 Tournament

It’s all on the line on Tuesday night, as the Minutemen host Dayton to kick off the conference playoffs.

Minutemen host Temple in home season finale

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will host No. 24 Temple on Wednesday night in the home regular season finale.

Senior Night for Gurley, Correia, Big City

The Minutemen will commemorate their seniors on Wednesday, with Anthony Gurley, Gary Correia and Hashim “Big City” Bailey being celebrated.

Minutemen fall big to Explorers on road

After back-to-back wins, UMass fell to La Salle, as Anthony Gurley was held to a season-low four points.

Minutemen look to make it two in a row

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.

UMass basketball drops third-straight to Colonials

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.

Offense sluggish for sinking Minutemen

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.

Kellogg asks for fans to return

Now that the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has returned to Amherst, coach Derek Kellogg is asking fans to do the same thing.

Hawks soar past Minutemen Saturday, 67-64

Despite numerous comeback attempts, UMass fell to lowly SJU on Saturday, dropping its second A-10 game on the road in a row.

Highlights: UMass basketball defeats URI

UMass basketball defeated the University of Rhode Island, 64-54 at home Sunday, Jan. 30. Videography by Scott Cournoyer.

UMass offense has cooled off

After winning its first seven games of the year, UMass’ offensive attack has seen signs of slowing down in recent games.

UMass defeats Dayton, 55-50, in first conference game

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.

Undefeated streak comes to an end

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.

Rough first half dooms Minutemen

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

UMass extends unbeaten streak with victory in the Cage

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.

Sean Carter reclaims starting spot and contributes to UMass wins

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.

Minutemen extend winning streak to three games

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.

Improved defense crucial in win over Aggies

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.

Men’s Basketball Preview: Kellogg’s Kids

Derek Kellogg discusses his thoughts heading into his third season of coaching.

Men’s Basketball Preview: Carrying the load

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.

UMass Basketball Season Preview 2010-2011

DailyCollegian.com’s comprehensive preview for the 2010-2011 UMass Minutmen basketball season.

UMass alums finding work in the pros

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.

Minutemen need to take big step forward

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.

A look at the 2010-11 Minutemen

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.

Derek Kellogg uses past relationship in recruiting with Minutemen

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.

Anthony Gurley looks to lead in senior year

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.

Playing hoops with Derek Kellogg

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.

Walk-ons show promise, potential

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.

Sophomores primed to make jump

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.

Minutemen looking for improvement in third season under Derek Kellogg

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.

Senior Gary Correia mentoring freshman Daryl Traynham

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.

Bonnie Otto begins 24th year at UMass

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.