Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass falls one step short, suffers first home loss

By Stephen Hewitt

February 21, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Saturday marked a night of firsts for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, but not in the variety it would hope for. Not only did the Minutemen (18-8, 7-5 Atlantic 10) lose two consecutive games for the first time this se...

Esho bringing depth to decimated frontcourt

By Stephen Sellner

February 21, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

After injuries to Cady Lalanne and Sampson Carter, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team found itself in dire need of frontcourt depth. The Minutemen may have found their answer on Saturday night in Maxie Esho. The freshman...

2nd-half runs lift Minutemen past Bonnies

By Stephen Sellner

February 9, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s been a reoccurring theme for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team all season long. At times, it can look rattled and seem destined for a long night. But all it takes is a shift in momentum and the Minutemen unle...

Morgan catches fire to lead UM to win

By Jackson Alexander

February 9, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

What a difference a year makes. On Feb. 8, 2011, Jesse Morgan had played in just six of UMass’ 22 games and scored a total of 13 points all season. On Feb. 8, 2012, Morgan led his team to a 76-67 win over St. Bonave...

UMass welcomes St. Bonaventure with home undefeated streak at 11

By Stephen Hewitt

February 8, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Three months ago, not many saw this coming. Ranked 12th out of 14 in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was supposed to be in rebuilding mode this season, following the potentially damaging loss of Ant...

Vinson providing experience, versatility for Minutemen

By Stephen Sellner

February 8, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

After any given game, some people may go straight to the stat sheet to try and make an assessment on who played well and who didn’t bring their best game to the floor. In some cases, it’s an effective and simple method. However if it’...

URI shocks UMass, 81-78, in OT

By Stephen Hewitt

February 2, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Four days after its biggest win of the season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team learned the hard way just how grueling the Atlantic 10 can be. The Minutemen (16-6, 5-3 A-10) squandered opportunity after opportunity on...

Putney staying out of foul trouble; leads team in def. rebounds, blocks

By Jackson Alexander

February 1, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

With almost half of the Atlantic 10 season in the books for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, one thing has become evident; it’s a different team with Raphiael Putney on the court. Last Saturday, the 6-foot-9 forward...

UM hits road fresh off signature win

By Stephen Sellner

February 1, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Fresh off its signature win over Saint Louis, the first place Massachusetts men’s basketball team returns to action at last place Rhode Island tonight as the Minutemen continue on with its Atlantic 10 schedule. UMass...

UMass notches signature win, outlasts Saint Louis, 72-59

By Jackson Alexander

January 30, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

On Saturday afternoon, 8,399 fans packed into the Mullins Center to see the Massachusetts men’s basketball team win its biggest game in recent memory. The Minutemen (16-5, 5-2 Atlantic 10) used a monster first half to defeat Saint Louis (16-5, 4-3 A-10), 72-59, and move in...

Dayton takes early Atlantic 10 lead

By Taylor C. Snow

January 24, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Prior to winter break, the Atlantic 10 conference standings stood unscathed, with all 14 teams posting zeros in their conference win-loss columns. By the break’s end, each team had made its mark on the conference, with all trying...

Minutemen tied for 2nd in A-10 following winter break

By Stephen Hewitt

January 22, 2012

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

Following its victory on the road at Richmond on Saturday, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team currently sits in a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 with Xavier after a winter break that saw the team go a solid 7-2. ...