Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen look for third consecutive win

By Adam Miller

February 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

While the top half of the Atlantic 10 has been battling for a potential NCAA Tournament berth, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was worrying about just making the one for its own conference. The Minutemen (10-15, 4-7...

Rebounding translates into wins for the Minutemen

By David Brinch

February 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

When teams rebound the basketball at a higher rate than their opponents, they can generate boards into scoring opportunities and have a better chance of winning games. Just ask the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. The...

Harris making the most of senior year

By Adam Miller

February 16, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli said after his team’s loss on Sunday that seniors have a “tattoo” at the end of the year that shows the record of their last season. Ricky Harris is a perfect example of someone who Martelli...

Minutemen win second straight over St. Joseph’s

By Dan Gigliotti

February 14, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team employed an 11-minute defensive stand and held on down the stretch against Saint Joseph’s to earn itself a 70-62 victory and its first back-to-back wins this year. “I’m happy...

UMass beats Duquesne in overtime

By David Brinch

February 12, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team finally did something they have wanted to do all season: win from behind on the road. The Minutemen (9-15, 3-7 Atlantic 10) won their second conference game on the road this season...

Correia, Riley, Farrell filling in for injured Gibbs

By Adam Miller

February 10, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

There are sometimes when a player’s contribution to a team goes beyond a stat-line. David Gibbs is one of those players. The sophomore guard averaged 2.6 points and 2.4 assists per game, while averaging nearly 20 minutes...

Minutemen hope to get back to winning ways against Dukes

By David Brinch

February 10, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts basketball team hopes their match-up with Duquesne Thursday night has a more successful ending than last season’s first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutemen (8-15, 2-7 A-10) saw their season...

Flyers, Spiders pull off upsets

By David Brinch

February 8, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

With the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament just over a month away, the weekend was filled with down-to-the-wire thrillers, and a major upset could change the landscape drastically for the conference seeding. Dayton improved...

Steep second-half deficit once again too much for UMass

By David Brinch

February 7, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

For the second straight game, the Massachusetts basketball team could not overcome a steep halftime deficit in order to defeat a conference opponent. The Minutemen (8-15, 2-7 Atlantic 10) fell to Rhode Island (19-3, 7-2 A-...

Minutemen face third-straight tough opponent in URI

By Adam Miller

February 5, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team will complete what coach Derek Kellogg considers the toughest three-game stretch in his coaching career at UMass on Saturday against Rhode Island. UMass (8-14, 2-6 Atlantic 10) is coming...

Scoring inconsistencies hurting Minutemen

By Adam Miller

February 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

If it wasn’t for the name on the visiting team’s jersey, last night’s game would be oddly familiar to the one the Massachusetts men’s basketball team played less than a week ago. It goes on a run against a competitive opponent, but eventually shoots itself out of the ...

Late surge by Minutemen comes up short

By David Brinch

February 4, 2010

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team was almost there. A big second half comeback, improved shooting, and stout defense nearly came together for the Minutemen against Xavier Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. UMass (8-14, 2-6 Atlantic 10), however, couldn’t hold...