Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Scribner: UMass slowly gaining more national attention

By Herb Scribner

January 22, 2012

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

I’ve been a member of the Daily Collegian sports staff since 2009 and for all of those years, I’ve seen the sports teams come and go with a common phrase shared between them: “maybe next year.” Time and time again, throug...

Asser: Don’t look now but here come the Minutemen

By Jay Asser

January 22, 2012

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

Massachusetts fans have had to bear recent struggles, but it appears the men’s basketball team is finally starting to give reason for hope for a return to prominence. Ever since I arrived to the University of Massachu...

Putney making big strides

By Stephen Sellner

January 22, 2012

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

He may just be the most complete player on the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. And his name isn’t Chaz Williams. It’s the man who’s spent most of the first 19 games soaring above the rim with his thunderous slams and...

UMass narrowly defeats rolling Rams in Atlantic 10 opener

By Stephen Sellner

January 8, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

If Thursday night’s win over Fordham is a testament of things to come for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, its Atlantic 10 schedule will be no cake walk. The game featured 10 lead changes in the first half alone wi...

Minutemen head into winter break with similar state of mind as 2010 team

By Jackson Alexander

December 12, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Entering winter break, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team finds itself in a similar situation as last year. After 11 games, the Minutemen are 8-3 and have three non-conference games remaining until Atlantic 10 play begins. Similarly,...

Riley goes off in UMass basketball’s thrilling win over Siena

By Jackson Alexander

December 12, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Friday night’s game against Siena emphasized an early season trend -- Freddie Riley goes off, so too does the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. Riley poured in 20 points, including six 3-pointers as the Minutemen (8-3)...

Riley, Williams big in UMass’ nail-biting victory over Siena

By Stephen Sellner

December 11, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Five minutes into the second half, it seemed like the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had forgotten to show up. After all, Siena was dominating the paint, handling UMass’ full-court pressure without difficulty and...

Men’s hoops holds on, defeats East Carolina

By Jackson Alexander

December 7, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

After putting together one of the best offensive and defensive first halves of the season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team nearly lost the 19-point halftime lead it had built. The Minutemen (7-3) earned their ugliest win ...

Minutemen travel to face East Carolina

By Stephen Sellner

December 6, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team looks to rebound from its tough loss at Miami (Fla.) with a date with East Carolina on Tuesday night in Greenville, N.C. UMass (6-3) found itself on the verge of overtaking the H...

Forcing turnovers key to Minutemen success

By Stephen Hewitt

December 6, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

When Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg installed a new up-tempo, run-and-press style of play during the offseason, he did it with many factors in mind. One of those factors was the fact that he has one...

Fast-paced games leading to dry spells for UM

By Stephen Sellner

November 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Through its first four games, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was able to pull away from its opposition using a series of runs in which the Minutemen dominated. In the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, the squad got a tast...

Minutewomen fall short on the road at Quinnipiac

By Michael Counos

November 30, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Sports

Despite holding Quinnipiac to 33 percent shooting, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team fell to the Bobcats, 66-63, on Tuesday night. With just under a minute and a half remaining in the game, UMass trailed by two, and forced...