Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Dunks, alley-oops lift UMass men’s hoops past St. Joe’s

By Stephen Sellner

February 11, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

From the opening tip, it was clear as day that the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had highlight reel plays in its sight. Raphiael Putney tipped the jump ball to Chaz Williams, who took two dribbles and lobbed the ball up to a streaking Putney, who grabbed the pass and tried to th...

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

By Stephen Hewitt

February 8, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Winter Sports

During the early minutes of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s practice Thursday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage, the Minutemen had themselves a little fun. Fresh off its 81-53 blowout victory over Rhode Island...

UMass men’s basketball finally delivers second half knockout punch in win over URI

By Stephen Hewitt

February 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

It was an all too familiar story with the Massachusetts men’s basketball team this season. Get out to a fast start, get a sizable halftime lead and let it all slip away in the matter of minutes in the second half before somehow prevai...

Butler regains winning form, Saint Louis continues winning streak

By Mark Chiarelli

February 6, 2013

Filed under Archives, Basketball, Sports

A strong second half performance by junior standout Rotnei Clarke returned No. 9 Butler to the win column with a 75-68 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Clarke’s 23 points led all scorers, as the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-2 Atlantic ...

Late rally falls short in UMass basketball loss to Charlotte

By Stephen Hewitt

February 2, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Down one with possession and time running out, Chaz Williams received the ball and looked to score yet another game-winner. The Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard, who made the winning layup in the team’s one-point thrill...

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

By Stephen Hewitt

January 31, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

PHILADELPHIA – It was the game from Raphiael Putney that Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg had been waiting for. Putney, who came into this season with big expectations following a successful sophomore campaign in which he finished second on the team in scoring w...

Freddie Riley thriving with new attitude, basketball mentality

By Stephen Sellner

January 29, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

During Sunday’s win over Richmond, Massachusetts men’s basketball starting guard Freddie Riley was tacked with the assignment of neutralizing Spiders’ leading-scorer Darien Brothers. Brothers came into the game shooting lights ou...

Virginia Commonwealth loses rank, Charlotte gets blown out

By Tom Mulherin

January 29, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

After finally hoisting a spot in the Top 25 following a nearly 30-year drought, No. 19 Virginia Commonwealth fell out of the rankings following a home loss to Atlantic 10 foe La Salle, 69-61, on Saturday. The Rams (16-5, 4-2...

UMass men’s hoops sprints past Richmond

By Stephen Sellner

January 28, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Video by Peter Cappiello. During its eight-day layoff between games, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg stressed defensive intensity in practice. His decision loomed large on Sunday. UMass (13-5, 3-...

Hewitt: Strong inside presence emerging for UMass basketball

By Stephen Hewitt

January 28, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

When starting shooting guard Jesse Morgan went down for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee on Jan. 10 at Saint Louis, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season took a major turn. Not only did the Minutemen lose th...

UMass basketball welcomes red-hot Richmond to Mullins

By Stephen Hewitt

January 25, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

During Wednesday afternoon’s practice at the Mullins Center, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg took a seat in the stands, rather than his usual spot on the court, to observe his team. While it was unusual, it had a pur...

UMass men’s hoops addressing 2nd half lapses

By Stephen Sellner

January 25, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

As Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard Chaz Williams tried to pinpoint the core of the Minutemen’s recurring struggles coming out of halftime, he shook his head in uncertainty. He couldn’t place all the blame on the effort of ...