Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Loss to Maine moves UMass hockey out of the playoff picture

By Nick Canelas

February 23, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Just three weeks ago, the Massachusetts hockey team had its sights set on as high as the fifth seed in the Hockey East playoffs. Now the Minutemen would be happy just to make it. On the back of an improbable 30-save ...

UMass gearing up for pivotal two-game series with Maine

By Patrick Strohecker

February 22, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

This weekend could prove to be now or never for the Massachusetts hockey team, as it gets set for a two-game series against Maine at the Mullins Center. Coming off a 5-4 overtime loss Tuesday night against Northeastern and in the midst of a four-game losing streak, the Minutemen (10-16...

UMass men’s hoops tries to right ship against Dayton

By Stephen Sellner

February 22, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Thirteen days ago, all was looking bright for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. UMass had just stomped Saint Joseph’s on Feb. 9 at the Mullins Center to bump its record to 16-6 overall, and 6-3 in the Atlantic 10,...

Mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, UMass hosts Duquesne

By Peter Cappiello

February 22, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

For the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, the math is final. With three games left, UMass (3-23, 1-10 Atlantic 10) has statistically been eliminated from the Atlantic 10 Tournament conversation. Even if the Minutewomen win out the rest of the season, they would lose a head-to-he...

UMass men’s basketball suffers third straight loss at St. Bonaventure

By Stephen Hewitt

February 21, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With under two minutes left and the game tied at 85, Massachusetts men’s basketball forward Terrell Vinson corralled a defensive rebound and pushed it up court, where Sampson Carter eventually made a layup to complete a 7-0 UMass run and give his team a two-point lead. In a back-...

UMass women’s basketball lose 10th straight

By Daniel Malone

February 21, 2013

Filed under Archives, Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Not much has gone right for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team this season. Now looking up at the other 15 Atlantic 10 teams and with its losing streak stretched to double-digits, there’s ample reason for pessimism about the ...

UMass women’s basketball shows life in blowout loss

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 21, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Following the Massachusetts women’s basketball team’s 45-42 defeat to Rhode Island just a day prior, Jasmine Harris had one thing to say about fatigue: “If you ask us tomorrow after our game, we’ll definitely be more fatigued,...

BC, Merrimack both skate to ties on Sunday

By Mark Chiarelli

February 21, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Merrimack hockey team needed a crucial third-period goal escape with a 2-2 tie against Providence, and maintain its one-point lead atop the Hockey East standings. Freshman forward Vinny Scotti answered the bell for the...

Minutewomen tumble to ninth straight defeat

By Jeffrey Okerman

February 20, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

KINGSTON, R.I. – Jasmine Harris could not buy a bucket in the first half of Tuesday’s game against Rhode Island, but in the second half, for 19 minutes, 50 seconds, she didn’t need to. However, in those last 10 seconds,...

UMass men’s hoops looks to get back on track at St. Bonaventure

By Stephen Sellner

February 20, 2013

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

When the clock hit all zeros in Saturday's 1-point loss to Temple, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s likelihood of making the NCAA Tournament as an at-large bid took a major hit. Losses at Virginia Commonwe...

Lack of energy, focus late costs UMass in OT loss to Northeastern

By Patrick Strohecker

February 20, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

For the first half of Tuesday’s game against Northeastern, the Massachusetts hockey team looked like the playoff-hungry team that was fighting to hold on to its playoff spot. But midway through the second period the Minutemen...

UMass club hockey loses in semifinals

By Jason Kates

February 20, 2013

Filed under Club Sports, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts club hockey team’s championship hopes came to an end Saturday when they lost 4-2 to Bryant in the NECHA playoff semifinals. It was the third time UMass had lost to the Bulldogs this season. Sophomores Mike...