Inside the Park with Marky Mark: February 17, 2015

Today on Inside the Park, Marc and Jesse discuss whether the ban should be lifted from Pete Rose’s Hall of Fame candidacy. Can George Karl lead the Sacramento Kings to the NBA playoffs within the next four years? Massachusetts Daily Collegian women’s basketball correspondent Arthur Hayden joins the show to talk about the UMass Minutewomen’s season. And can anyone take down the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team?

A look ahead: UMass women’s basketball prepares for three-game home stand

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Recent struggles against Atlantic 10 opponents have the Minutewomen hungry to get back to winning ways.

UMass women’s basketball takes a step back amid losing streak

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

After surging to an 8-8 record, the Minutewomen have lost four straight games within the Atlantic 10 Conference.

St. Bonaventure pulls away to top UMass women’s basketball on Saturday

(Christina Yacono/Daily Collegian)

Kim Pierre-Louis scored 14 points while Emily Mital added 10, but the Minutewomen extended their losing streak to four games with a 77-57 loss to St. Bonaventure.

Minutewomen ousted by Fordham

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

Shooting struggles plague UMass in the loss.

Minutewomen hit the road for pair of conference games

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass women’s basketball continues stretch against tough competition this week with games against Fordham and Richmond.

UMass women’s basketball faces off against tenacious Fordham defense

(Cade Belisle/Daily Collegian)

UMass puts its offensive efficiency to the test against the Atlantic-10’s top scoring defense.

Getting up to speed with the UMass women’s basketball team

Collegian File Photo

The Minutewomen posted a 4-4 record over the winter recess and continue to show marked improvement in comparison to recent years.

Cierra Dillard emerging as a star for UMass women’s basketball

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Dillard is leading pack of promising young Minutewomen as they enjoy increased success from recent years.

Minutewomen take care of business against American

22 points from Kim Pierre-Louis and 18 from Cierra Dillard bump the Minutewomen back up to 0.500 as they defeat American University 71-61 at the Mullins Center on Saturday.

UMass women’s basketball falls 75-62 to Harvard in first home loss of season

(Shannon Broderick/Daily Collegian)

Shooting struggles plague Minutewomen, Crimson light it up form outside in Wednesday’s loss to Harvard.

Minutewomen’s bench plays a key factor in new-look season

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Consistent bench play proves to be the spark that’s helping turn women’s basketball around in Massachusetts.

UMass women’s basketball splits weekend series in Hospitality Hill Challenge

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen put together a two-game winning streak before dropping Sunday’s contest against Florida State in their trip to Texas.

UMass women’s basketball uses size and speed en route to its first win against Maine

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

The Minutewomen dominated the paint and forced the Black Bears to shoot 36 3-pointers in their first win of the season.

UMass women’s basketball secures first victory of the season against Maine

(Judith Gibson-Okunieff/Daily Collegian)

Kim Pierre-Louis finished with a game-high 19 points while Rashida Timbilla chimed in with 14 of her own in the Minutewomen’s win.

UMass women’s basketball hosts Maine seeking first win

(Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian)

Despite being 0-2, the Minutewomen believe they are close to finding a winning formula heading into their home opener Wednesday.

By the numbers: Free throws, turnovers plague Minutewomen

(Maria Uminski/Collegian File Photo)

Despite impressive defense and standout freshmen play, fundamentals haunted UMass women’s basketball in its opening weekend.

Minutewomen rally late, fall short

(Collegian File Photo/Nicole Evangelista)

UMass displayed strong defense but ultimately fell to Central Michigan.

George Washington women’s basketball takes down A-10 leading Dayton

The Flyers, boasting the best record in the league, fell to the Colonials, while Dayton’s Andrea Hoover won individual hardware.

UMass women’s basketball drops season finale 87-68 against Saint Louis

Robert Rigo/Daily Collegian

Early foul trouble hurts the Minutewomen in their 87-68 loss to Saint Louis in the 2013-14 season finale.