Massachusetts Daily Collegian

A-10 names 2 Players of the Week

By Herb Scribner

December 1, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The Atlantic 10 men’s basketball division named its two Players of the Week yesterday. Sophomore Andrew Nicholson and junior Shamari Spears received the awards after stunning performances from their respective games. Nicholson earned the award after he scored 22 points and nabbed 13 rebounds for...

Bonnies extend winning streak

By Ben Lambert

November 30, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team defeated Bryant, 66-43, on Sunday afternoon to reach 6-0 for the first time in the history of the program. The six-game winning streak is the longest since December 2007-08, when the program also won six consecutive games. The run is also the fourth longe...

Hockey East standings get tighter

By Dan Gigliotti

November 30, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

After winning handily in two games this week, the Maine hockey team improves to .500 in conference play to move up in the standings. The Black Bears (6-7-1, 4-4-1 Hockey East) captured a win at No. 3 UMass Lowell, 3-1 and another at home against St. Lawrence, 10-1. Against St. Lawrence, Maine sped...

Tar Heels survive against Wolf Pack to get back in AP top 10

By Pete Vasquez

November 30, 2009


Filed under Conference Notebooks

Seven months after cutting down the nets in the NCAA Championship game, North Carolina men’s basketball coach Roy Williams continues to make history. Williams earned his 600th career win on Sunday as the No. 10 Tar Heels prevailed, 80-73, against the Nevada Wolf Pack. Williams became the 33...

Comas makes impact as a freshman

By Chris Shores

November 30, 2009


Filed under Tennis

Julia Comas, the 5’11” freshman from Barcelona, wasted no time in making an impact on the Massachusetts tennis team this fall. In the team’s first official match of the season versus Holy Cross, Comas was absolutely dominant. She joined with last year’s Atlantic-10 Most Outstanding Rook...

Minutemen ready to end break with Military Appreciation Night

By Herb Scribner

November 30, 2009


Filed under Club Sports

The Massachusetts club hockey team is in the midst of its two week break. This Friday, the break will end with Military Appreciation Night at the Mullins Center. “[Military Appreciation Night] serves a couple of functions,” UMass coach Robert Talloni said. “One is to honor the military and the...

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...