Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen hoping to bounce back from loss to Michigan State

By Adam Miller

December 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Saturday’s loss to No. 9 Michigan State could have two very different effects on the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, according to coach Derek Kellogg. Either the Minutemen (2-4) will be inspired by seeing what a Final...

UMass feeling effects of back-to-back games

By David Brinch

December 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

After two tough losses this past weekend in the Legends Classic, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is feeling the effects of playing back-to-back contests on the road to strong teams early in the season. “It was a...

Spartans thrash Minutemen

By Adam Miller

November 29, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Since taking the head coaching job, Derek Kellogg has always wanted the Massachusetts men’s basketball team to play a national schedule against the country’s top teams. But as No. 2 Michigan State’s 106-68 drubbing ove...

Kellogg makes lineup changes

By David Brinch

November 29, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

In its loss to No. 2 Michigan State on Saturday, there were a lot of firsts for some members of the Massachusetts basketball team. Senior captain Ricky Harris started his first career game at point guard, center Hashim Bailey started his first ever career game in a Minutem...

Minutemen full of shooters in early part of season

By Adam Miller

November 25, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

If Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg had not figured it out yet, he now knows his team is a shooting one. Despite guard Ricky Harris’ shooting 33 percent with a season-low 10 points, several players stepped...

UMass topple Terriers, on to Legends Classic Championships

By Herb Scribner

November 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Coming off a blow-out victory over Arkansas-Fort Smith, the Massachusetts basketball team was looking to keep its winning ways alive, and did just that with a 85-63 victory over Saint Francis. A thick drama filled the Mullins C...

Kellogg sees signs of maturity from freshmen

By Adam Miller

November 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

When it comes to putting together a basketball team, inexperience cuts two ways. On one hand, a coach knows that there is plenty of time to get the new players accustomed to the system and there is usually plenty of promise. On...

UMass seeks back-to-back wins

By David Brinch

November 24, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg and the rest of the Minutemen will have a lot to be thankful for with a victory over St. Francis College tonight at the Mullins Center at 7 p.m. UMass is coming off a 94-68 victory...

Gurley, Riley give spark off bench for Minutemen

By David Brinch

November 22, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

In order for any basketball team to be successful, it must have a bench it can rely on to generate offense when the starting five is not in the game, or struggling to create opportunities. The Massachusetts basketball team d...

UMass blows out Arkansas-Fort Smith

By Adam Miller

November 21, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

Anthony Gurley’s 15-point first half pushed the Massachusetts men’s basketball team out to a 15-point lead at halftime, and it never lost the lead during its 94-68 rout over Arkansas-Fort Smith. Despite 40 second-half points to go ...

Minutemen drop home opener to Big Red

By Dan Gigliotti

November 18, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball

The University of Massachusetts men’s basketball team tangled with the Ivy League’s defending champions last night, and played formidably in a 74-61 loss against a more experienced and disciplined Cornell team. The Minutemen were never out of contention, as ...

Riley improving shot selection, Groebe contributes for Big Red

By Adam Miller

November 18, 2009

Filed under Basketball

In Freddie Riley’s first game as a collegiate athlete, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg couldn’t wait long enough to pull his freshman out of the game. After going 1-for-9 in the exhibition game against Do...