Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s basketball learns from exhibition, prepares for BC

By Patrick Strohecker

November 9, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

There were plenty of positives and negatives that the Massachusetts men's basketball team took away from Tuesday night's exhibition game against American International College. To start, UMass coach Derek Kellogg liked the...

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 7, 2013 Basketball Special Issue

November 7, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Special Issues, Sports, Web-Exclusive

Massachusetts Daily Collegian: Nov. 7, 2013 - Basketball Special Issue ...

UMass men’s basketball enters 2013-14 season with heightened expectations

By Patrick Strohecker

November 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

It’s finally time. In the month and a half since official practices started in late September, the buzz and energy surrounding the Massachusetts men’s basketball team has continued to grow. And with Sunday’s season...

The final act: Chaz Williams looks to leave his mark at UMass

By Patrick Strohecker

November 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

When you think of Massachusetts men’s basketball legends, the names of Julius Erving, Lou Roe and Marcus Camby are the first ones to come to mind. Chaz Williams has a chance to be viewed in the same light. A redshirt senior from Bro...

Chiarelli: UMass has chance to revitalize fanbase

By Mark Chiarelli

November 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

On Sunday, at 3 p.m., the waiting game finally ends. For fans of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, college basketball purists and those sick of the never-ending preseason hype machine, basketball is finally back. Playing ...

Refocused: Raphiael Putney hopes to bounce back with strong senior season

By Mark Chiarelli

November 7, 2013

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

Raphiael Putney is a seafood guy. Apart of the program Athletes in Action this summer, a religious-based basketball retreat, Putney traveled to Spain for a two-week stint and participated in the program’s basketball tour...

Back where he belongs: Derrick Gordon ready to finally step in for UMass

By Patrick Strohecker

November 7, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The last time Massachusetts men’s basketball guard Derrick Gordon played in an NCAA game, he was on the nation’s biggest stage. As a freshman at Western Kentucky in 2012, Gordon led the Hilltoppers to the second round of the NCA...

Building his palace: Cady Lalanne primed for big season with Minutemen

By Mark Chiarelli

November 7, 2013

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

Cady Lalanne receives a bounce pass from point guard Chaz Williams in the post, standing with his back to the basket on the left block. Williams’ pass is threaded dangerously, reaching around a defender as he practic...

Season predictions: Beat writers weigh in on Minutemen’s chances in 2013-14

By Collegian Sports Staff

November 7, 2013

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

Collegian beat writers Patrick Strohecker and Mark Chiarelli weighed in on the UMass men's basketball team's chances to make the NCAA Tournament this season. Check out their predictions below. For live updates and UMass basketball...

Veterans provide boost for UMass in exhibition

By Mark Chiarelli

November 6, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

If the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plans to be a national contender, it will need production from a stable of veterans. Tuesday’s performance from Sampson Carter, Derrick Gordon and Cady Lalanne offered the first step...

Youth and leadership keys to women’s basketball success this season

By Joey Saade

November 6, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team is ready to turn the page. After a disappointing 3-26 finish to last season—their worst in 23 years—the Minutewomen are focused on flipping the switch and reversing th...