Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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 over UMass (2-3) on Saturday proved, it’s going to be a while before the M...

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 Minuteman uniform and sixth man Anthon...

Mass Atack lose overtime thriller to Quinnipiac

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

The Massachusetts hockey team overcame an early three-goal deficit Saturday afternoon, but did not have a chance to over come two late goals by Brandon Wong as it fell in overtime, 5-4, at Quinnipiac. The Minutemen took a 4-3 lead – overcoming three first period goals by the No. 9 Bobcats – on Micha...

Minutewomen fall short against Hurricanes

By Neil Carroll

November 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Kristina Danella’s 14 points and nine rebounds were not enough as the Massachusetts women’s basketball team fell 63-57 to host Miami in the championship round of the Wyndham Miami Thanksgiving Tournament on Sunday night. Danella, who compiled 35 points and 14 rebounds in UMass’ two games over t...

First period hurting Minutemen

By Jay Asser

November 29, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Despite receiving contributions from the usual suspects, the Massachusetts hockey team couldn’t dig itself out of an early first period hole. The Minutemen defense surrendered three goals to No. 9 Quinnipiac in the first period as the Bobcats (12-1-0, 7-0-0 Eastern College Athletic Conference) pelted ...

Danella contributing with improved free throw shooting

By Neil Carroll

November 29, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Concentration and confidence is the mantra that the Massachusetts women’s basketball team coaching staff tells Kristina Danella to think about when she steps to the foul line. This year, as a sophomore, Danella already has taken 47 free throw attempts for the Minutewomen. She has almost 20 attempts...

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 up and put them in during his off night. “I’m going to have nights like ...

Wellman nets hat trick as UMass beats No. 18 UVM

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

November 24, 2009


Filed under Hockey

Behind a second-period hat trick by Casey Wellman and five assists by James Marcou, the Massachusetts hockey team overcame two deficits at Vermont to come out with a 6-2 win on Tuesday night. After the Minutemen (9-2-0, 5-2-0 Hockey East) fell behind 1-0 three minutes, six seconds into the second period...

Minutewomen open Miami Thanksgiving Tournament with Rice

By Mike Mastone

November 24, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off a victory over a strong Villanova squad, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will travel to Florida and try for its second consecutive victory in an attempt to jump over the .500-mark as it takes on Rice in the first round of the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament. The Minutewomen (2-2)...

Nicole Jones leading UMass at both ends of the court

By Steve Levine

November 24, 2009


Filed under Women's Basketball

Questions surrounded the Minutewomen coming into the season, but Nicole Jones was not one of them. Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko believes that her team’s success will rely heavily on defense throughout the season. Jones, a 6-foot-2 center from Rochester, N.Y., has provid...

Minutewomen split with Rhode Island

By Geena Lombardi

November 24, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

After four consecutive wins, the Massachusetts women’s hockey team could not keep the streak alive with a 7-2 loss to Rhode Island Friday night, followed by a 2-1 win Saturday night to wrap up the two-game series. Friday’s game began evenly played, with neither team scoring for the majority of...

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 Center during the game against the Terriers (0-4), despite a final score...