Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Boston College to drop UMass from hoop schedule

By Stephen Hewitt

April 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

The annual “Commonwealth Classic” basketball game between Massachusetts and Boston College has been put to a halt – at least for the time being. According to a Daily Hampshire Gazette report, UMass athletic directo...

UMass basketball: Final report card

By Stephen Hewitt

April 3, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

It was a magical season for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team as the Minutemen experienced a remarkable turnaround. UMass finished the year 25-12 – a 10-win improvement from a year ago when the team finished wit...

Minutemen stopped by Stanford in NIT semifinals last night

By Jackson Alexander

March 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

NEW YORK – Massachusetts men’s basketball team coach Derek Kellogg had one last word for his team out of the locker room last night. “How you feel now, don’t let it happen again.” Last night, the Minutemen’...

UMass magic runs out down the stretch at MSG in NIT semifinal

By Stephen Sellner

March 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

NEW YORK – During its magical run in the National Invitation Tournament, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has hung its hat on its ability to close out games and outlast its opposition. But last night in the NIT se...

Minutemen learning how to play away from Mullins

By Stephen Hewitt

March 21, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

After the NCAA tournament selection committee announced the 68-team field for the Big Dance on March 11, it was reported that there was one spot open for six teams had St. Bonaventure not won in the Atlantic 10 tournament...

UMass basketball enters NIT Final Four after beating Drexel

By Stephen Sellner

March 20, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Trailing by 17 at Drexel with 16 minutes, 29 seconds, it appeared all the magic had run out for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team this season. And had the season ended on Tuesday night, it would’ve left the progra...

UMass tops Seton Hall, advances to NIT quarterfinals

By Stephen Hewitt

March 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Even an early 11 a.m. start time couldn’t prevent the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season from continuing. Playing in yet another win or go home situation, UMass (24-11) prevailed, as it knocked off top-se...

Vinson clutch down the stretch again for UMass

By Stephen Sellner

March 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Terrell Vinson may not be the most outspoken player on the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, but in the crunch time, his big-shot making ability is doing all the talking for him. Such was the case on Saturday when he scored eight of hi...

A-10 teams fall in NIT opening round

By Jackson Alexander

March 16, 2012

Filed under Archives, Basketball, Sports

With 1.3 seconds remaining and the score tied at 65, Northern Iowa’s Seth Tuttle sunk a pair of free throws and secured an National Invitation Tournament first round win over Saint Joseph’s, 67-65, on Wednesday. Tuttle,...

UMass outlasts MSU in NIT 1st round

By Stephen Sellner

March 13, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

The speed and tenacity of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team finally got the best of the larger, more physical Mississippi State last night. It just took two overtime periods. UMass (23-11) won its first playoff game und...

UMass finally grabs signature road victory

By Stephen Hewitt

March 13, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

It may have taken until it advanced to the postseason, but the Massachusetts men’s basketball team may have finally claimed its first signature road victory it was searching for all season long. During the regular season, UM...

Late rally falls short; Bonnies bounce UMass from A-10 tournament

By Stephen Hewitt

March 10, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – With its back against the wall and St. Bonaventure tasting victory, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team didn’t give up. Unfortunately for UMass (22-11, 9-7 Atlantic 10), it wasn’t enough, as it fell, 84-8...