Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Temple Stays Afloat in Conference Play, VCU Edges Charlotte

By Mark Chiarelli

February 12, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite a 15-7 record heading into Saturday’s matchup with Dayton, the Temple men’s basketball team possessed a mediocre 4-4 Atlantic 10 Conference record. Looking to break away from the pack, the Owls simply couldn’t afford a loss to a Flyers squad in the midst of a down season. Behind Khalif Wyatt’s 20 points, Temple (16-7, 5-4 A-10) stormed back fr...

UMass fails to stop Saint Louis Thursday, skid stretches to 7

By Peter Cappiello

February 12, 2013


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team had its losing streak stretched to seven games Thursday night, falling at Saint Louis, 59-50, during a nationally televised affair aired on CBS Sports Network. Senior center Jasmine Watson headlined the Minutewomen’s effort, leading the squad with 20 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks, while fres...

Notre Dame prevails in 5OT thriller, Miami handles UNC

By Tom Mulherin

February 12, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Those in attendance for the Notre Dame and No. 11 Louisville men’s basketball teams sat through the end of the regulation as both sides headed into extra time. Five overtimes and a three-point differential later, the Fighting Irish (19-5, 7-4 Big East) pulled off the 104-101 upset over the Cardinals...

Unlikely heroes lift UMass men’s lacrosse to season-opening win

By Nick Canelas

February 11, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

. The No. 13 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team emphasized throughout the preseason the importance of putting the past behind, and focusing on being the 2013 team. With a number of key players from last year’s roster gone due to graduation, UMass coach Greg Cannella called upon some of the less expe...

UMass basketball soars to 80-62 victory over Saint Joseph’s

By Stephen Hewitt

February 11, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

There may have been a slight change in schedule, but the results were what the Massachusetts men’s basketball team envisioned all along. A record storm that dumped up to 2 feet of snow on the Pioneer Valley this weekend pushed the start time back five hours, but the Minutemen never missed a beat,...

UMass gives up three straight goals in loss to No. 20 Merrimack

By Patrick Strohecker

February 11, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports

The story of the Massachusetts hockey team’s season is one filled with the inability to protect leads and the constant squandering of games in the third period. That story proved to be true once again in Sunday’s 4-2 loss at No. 20 Merrimack. The Minutemen (10-13-2, 7-10-1 Hockey East Association) found themsel...

Dunks, alley-oops lift UMass men’s hoops past St. Joe’s

By Stephen Sellner

February 11, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

From the opening tip, it was clear as day that the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had highlight reel plays in its sight. Raphiael Putney tipped the jump ball to Chaz Williams, who took two dribbles and lobbed the ball up to a streaking Putney, who grabbed the pass and tried to throw it ...

UMass hockey, men’s lacrosse, men’s basketball games postponed

By Collegian Sports Staff

February 8, 2013


Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

Both of the Massachusetts hockey team’s games this weekend have been postponed to a later date due to an impending snowstorm. The Minutemen were scheduled to face Northeastern tonight at 7 p.m. and then travel to No. 20 Merrimack on Saturday. Friday’s game against the Huskies was moved to Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s gam...

UMass basketball set for A-10 clash with Saint Joseph’s

By Stephen Hewitt

February 8, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Winter Sports

During the early minutes of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s practice Thursday afternoon at Curry Hicks Cage, the Minutemen had themselves a little fun. Fresh off its 81-53 blowout victory over Rhode Island, UMass (15-6, 5-3 Atlantic 10) began practice with a layup line that quickl...

UMass opens 2013 season against Army at Garber Field

By Cameron McDonough

February 8, 2013


Filed under Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

Expect there to be first-game jitters for the No. 13 Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team when it takes the field for a new season. And that’s OK, according to UMass coach Greg Cannella. “There should be. I mean if you’re not nervous then you don’t care,” Cannella said. “We just hope that guys can get past that. You don’t want your t...

Minutewomen lacrosse ready to kick off 2013 season

By Patrick Strohecker

February 8, 2013


Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The 2013 season could not have come fast enough for the Massachusetts women’s lacrosse team. With the disappointment of their first round NCAA Tournament loss last year to Maryland in the rear-view mirror, the Minutewomen, who finished last season with a 19-2 record overall and an unblemished 8-0 record in the Atlantic 10 Conference, head into the new ...

UMass men’s lacrosse changes focus to 2013 after disappointing end to last season

By Nick Canelas

February 8, 2013


Filed under Lacrosse, Men's Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

Last season didn’t end the way the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team had envisioned. The Minutemen were in the midst of an improbable run that included a 15-0 start, a No. 1 national ranking, a Colonial Athletic Association Championship and a bid in the NCAA Tournament. But that all came to a...