Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen upset Memphis, 73-72, at TD Bank Garden

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

December 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

BOSTON --  Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. But as long as the desired results come, Ricky Harris and the Massachusetts men’s basketball team will take it just as they did on a broken play that resulted in UMass u...

Vinson’s double-double leads UMass to victory

By David Brinch

December 12, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

No Ricky Harris. No Freddie Riley. No problem. The Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated Grambling State, 81-58, behind key performances from freshman forward Terrell Vinson and junior guard Gary Correia. Vinson had...

UMass prepping for hard schedule

By Adam Miller

December 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

The schedule over winter break could be pretty frustrating for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team based on its schedule and how it’s done against other quality opponents. However, UMass coach Derek Kellogg believes...

Schedule rough on Minutemen

By David Brinch

December 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

After playing three games in one week, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is feeling the effects of back-to-back games on the road, including four of its past five away from the Mullins Center. Freshman guard Freddie...

Minutemen facing tough opponents over Winter Break

By Adam Miller

December 9, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg wanted most of his team’s games in neutral sites or on the road during winter break so the Minutemen would get to play at the Mullins Center plenty of times once students...

Minutemen lose to undefeated Seton Hall

By David Brinch

December 8, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

After putting together its best performance so far this season on Saturday, the Massachusetts basketball team fell way short against Seton Hall on the road Monday night, 86-68, snapping its two-game winning streak. The Minutemen...

Hashim Bailey working his way a significant role with UMass

By Adam Miller

December 6, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

WORCESTER, Mass. — One of the bigger questions that surrounded center Hashim Bailey’s effectiveness was how long he can play without getting tired. At Memphis, he never averaged more than three minutes per game and ...

Minutemen defeat Holy Cross in DCU Center

By Geena Lombardi

December 6, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

WORCESTER, Mass. — Building on momentum from a victory over Quinnipiac, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team defeated Holy Cross at the DCU Center this Saturday. UMass came into the game with an 8-1 record at the f...

UMass looks to make it two-straight victories

By David Brinch

December 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Last season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team used senior leadership from Tony Gaffney and Chris Lowe in order to defeat in-state rival Holy Cross. This season, senior guard Ricky Harris and the rest of the Minutem...

Kellogg puts Harris in control of the dribble-drive offense

By Adam Miller

December 4, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

When former Memphis coach John Calipari introduced the dribble-drive motion offense to his basketball team before the 2005-06 season, he had the benefit of having two point guards who possessed solid ball-handling ability and a...

Minutemen rally past Bobcats for third win of the year

By Pete Vasquez

December 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Ricky Harris scored 15 of the Massachusetts basketball team’s first 19 points, and the Minutemen held off a late rally by Quinnipiac for a 62-58 victory on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. “We needed that win bad,...

Harris embracing new role as point guard

By Nick O'Malley

December 3, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Ricky Harris’ recent move to point guard is looking more and more permanent, after Harris scored 15 of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s first 19 points, and finished with 19 points and six assists. What started...