Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Sampson Carter emerges as unlikely hero in season-opening win

By Stephen Hewitt

November 13, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

It hadn’t exactly gone according to script. Sampson Carter has never been the most athletic or talkative player in the gym in his time in Amherst. Calmly and quietly, the Massachusetts men’s basketball forward has gon...

UMass beats Harvard at buzzer in ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off game

By Stephen Sellner

November 13, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

For almost 39 minutes, 59 seconds, Sampson Carter couldn’t buy a basket. He was 0-for-2 from the field, including a missed lay-up, and after missing the final 30 games of last year with a hip injury and not suiting up for ...

UMass basketball takes on Harvard in season opener

By Stephen Hewitt

November 12, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Chaz Williams admitted he hasn’t been able to sleep much in the last few days. Aside from watching some basketball games on television over the weekend, the Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard can’t stop thinking about hi...

UMass basketball prepares for exhibition game against AIC

By Stephen Hewitt

November 2, 2012

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

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg has a few ideas in mind of what his starting five may look like, but he’s not completely sure just yet. It may not be indicative of what it will look like in the team’s season op...

UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg signs extension through 2016-17

By Stephen Hewitt

October 19, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Rumors of a new contract extension that had been circulating for over a month were put to bed on Thursday as Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg signed a deal that will keep him in Amherst through the 201...

UMass men’s basketball has first practice open to public

By Stephen Sellner

October 15, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

When Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg blew the whistle to start practice, the Minutemen darted to center court. Kellogg and the rest of the squad started clapping and cheering, embracing in high fives as if they’d just won their first game of the season. ...

Hewitt: UMass basketball should start holding Midnight Madness

By Stephen Hewitt

October 11, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On early Friday morning at colleges across the country, the official beginning of the college basketball season begins. Why do you care? Well, unlike any other collegiate sport, the start of the college basketball season is something t...

UMass men’s basketball tabbed fifth in Atlantic 10 preseason poll

By Stephen Hewitt

October 4, 2012

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

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was picked fifth out of 16 teams in the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 preseason poll, which was announced at the conference’s media day on Thursday at the newly constructed Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. With 434 points and 11 first place votes, Saint Joseph...

Preseason report: Sampson Carter practices, UMass still trying to complete schedule

By Stephen Hewitt

September 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was back at practice Thursday at the Curry Hicks Cage, where a familiar face joined them on the court for drills and workouts. Five days after resorting to pedaling on a stationary...

Preseason report: UMass men’s basketball near full strength

By Stephen Hewitt

September 24, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s opener is still about a month and a half away, but the team is hard at work preparing for a season that is full of expectations. The Minutemen practiced for about an hour on Saturda...

UMass basketball lands two new commitments

By Stephen Sellner

September 15, 2012

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

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg landed a pair of commitments Friday night, according to a report by The Daily Hampshire Gazette’s Matt Vautour. Seth Berger (6-foot-7, 210 pounds), a small forward from Ballard Hig...

UMass men’s basketball announces 2012-13 schedule

By Nick Canelas

September 7, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

One of the few consequences of having a successful season in any sport is the difficult schedule that follows. That appears to be the case for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. After arguably their best season under...