Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen face tough road test

By Steve Levine

January 19, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

A tough start to the conference schedule is about to get tougher. The Massachusetts women’s basketball team travels to Pittsburgh tonight for a game against league-leading Duquesne. Duquesne (13-5, 3-0 Atlantic 10) looks to continue its confident play after defeating Fordham, 69-63, in a nationally ...

Minutewomen thriving at free-throw line

By Mike Mastone

January 19, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

Although the Massachusetts women’s basketball team has trouble finding a rhythm offensively, the team continues to be extremely effective and consistent from the free-throw line. UMass (7-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) enters tonight’s match-up at Duquesne, ranked 10th in the nation in free throw percentage,...

Minutemen hoping to snap losing streak

By Adam Miller

January 19, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

The last time the Massachusetts men’s basketball team played a team with a prominent shot-blocker was against Richmond on Jan. 13 when forward Darrius Garrett recorded a career-high 14 blocks against the Minutemen as they lost 70-63 in overtime. UMass coach Derek Kellogg doesn’t think any player...

Minutemen stumble through winter break

By Adam Miller

January 19, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

While students were on break, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team started its Atlantic 10 schedule after closing out the non-conference games. Although UMass (7-10, 1-3 A-10) finished winter break 2-5, coach Derek Kellogg remains positive about his team’s progress over winter break. Here...

Correia seeing more time for Minutemen

By David Brinch

January 18, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

After coming off the bench in 29 of 30 games last season, junior guard Gary Correia was very close to transferring to Boston University in 2009. Correia had backed up guard Chris Lowe during his first two seasons in Amherst, and didn’t know what his role with the Massachusetts basketball team really ...

Minutemen finish winter break on three-game winning streak

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

January 18, 2010


Filed under Hockey

With more wins this January (3) than the past two Januaries combined (2), the Massachusetts hockey team silenced all questions its critics had entering this year’s winter break. Despite a three-game losing streak, the No. 19 Minutemen (14-8-0, 9-6-0 Hockey East) finished their winter break with ...

Minutemen dealing with inconsistencies

By Jay Asser

January 18, 2010


Filed under Hockey

During winter term, the Massachusetts hockey team continued problems from the first half of the season, along with adding inconsistencies on both sides of the puck to begin 2010. The Minutemen (14-8-0, 7-6-0 Hockey East), who have struggled to play a full 60 minutes of hockey at times this season, had tr...

Minutewomen struggle over break to 2-5 record

By Neil Carroll

January 18, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

Winter break was not easy on the Massachusetts women’s basketball team as it went 2-5 including a four-game losing streak. Here is a recap of the Minutewomen’s (7-11, 1-2 Atlantic 10) games over break. Jan. 16: Richmond 73 – UMass 62 Although Kristina Danella played in the game, she was not...

Ricky Harris still affected by ankle injury

By Adam Miller

January 18, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

One of the questions surrounding the Massachusetts men’s basketball team this season was going to be who could step up if captain Ricky Harris wasn’t having a good game or was injured. Since Harris’s ankle injury before the game against Grambling State, the Minutemen (7-10, 1-3 Atlantic 10) have...

Gurley leading despite recent struggles

By David Brinch

January 18, 2010


Filed under Men's Basketball

Going into the 2009-10 basketball season, Massachusetts basketball coach Derek Kellogg knew that with a young and inexperienced team, he would need his older players to step up and set the tone for the Minutemen to have success. With Ricky Harris, the team’s only senior and captain, there was no...

UMass silences questions about January play

By Jeffrey R. Larnard

January 18, 2010


Filed under Hockey

Despite a No. 15 ranking and a 10-5-0 record after a recent three-game skid, the Massachusetts hockey team faced questions about how the team would do come January, even before winter break began. As UMass’ (14-8-0, 9-6-0 Hockey East) winter break comes to a close with a three-game winning streak ...

Danella leading Minutewomen on offensive end

By Mike Mastone

January 18, 2010


Filed under Women's Basketball

Amid an up-and-down season for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, forward Kristina Danella continues to shine and prove that she is one of the best offensive talents in the Atlantic 10. After showing promise during her freshman campaign, Danella is taking advantage of her increased playin...