Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Trey Davis emerging in increased role

By Mark Chiarelli

December 31, 2013

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

As the old adage goes, what a difference a year makes. And as the New Year comes and goes, the growth for Massachusetts guard Trey Davis is substantial. A season ago, he averaged just six minutes per game through the first...

UMass stopped by UConn in consolation game

By Nick Canelas

December 30, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

By playing in Monday's consolation game, the Massachusetts hockey team had no chance of achieving its goal of winning a championship at the UConn Hockey Classic. However, it didn't mean the Minutemen weren't looking for...

UMass falls to Quinnipiac in shootout at UConn Hockey Classic

By Cameron McDonough

December 29, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It’s only been a month since the Massachusetts hockey team got thumped by Quinnipiac 6-1, but clearly a lot has changed for the Minutemen since then. This time, UMass officially earned a 2-2 tie against the No. 8 Bobcats ...

Derrick Gordon tips UMass men’s basketball past PC in overtime

By Cameron McDonough

December 28, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

With the game tied in the final seconds of overtime, the ball would usually be in the hands of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s ultra-reliable point guard, Chaz Williams. But there was one slight problem. Williams wa...

UMass withstands game filled with unpredictable outcomes

By Mark Chiarelli

December 28, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

By the final possession of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s 69-67 victory over Providence on Saturday, the 9,493 in attendance could anticipate only two things. First, the outcome would produce a raucous re...

UMass hockey kicks off second half at UConn Hockey Classic

By Nick Canelas

December 28, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The tale of the first half of the Massachusetts hockey team's season could be told in three very unique chapters. In the first chapter, the Minutemen were an every-other-weekend team over four weeks. They went winless in the first and third weekends of the season, while earning points in both games of the se...

FSU hands UMass men’s basketball its first loss of the season

By Patrick Strohecker

December 21, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

And just like that, the winning streak is over. Playing in its last game before the Christmas break, the No. 22 Massachusetts men’s basketball team gave Florida State an early gift on Saturday, shooting just 35 percent from...

Canelas: Play of top line essential to UMass hockey’s success

By Nick Canelas

December 19, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It was a 3-1 game. Denver had snatched momentum from the Massachusetts hockey team with a pair of goals in the second period, and seemed well on its way to snapping the Minutemen's three-game winning streak. Then The Big Three stepped...

UMass men’s basketball’s offense shines in win over Ohio

By Patrick Strohecker

December 18, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Entering the season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s up-tempo, high-flying offense was the talk of the town. On Wednesday night, it proved why. On the road against an Ohio squad that hadn’t lost at home in six gam...

UMass hockey’s three-game winning streak snapped by Denver

By Nick Canelas

December 17, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team has a much-needed 10-day holiday break coming up, but that'll be a long time to think about the opportunity it let slip away Tuesday night. Trailing 3-2 to start the third period, the Minutemen fai...

UMass hockey uses a little luck to complete weekend sweep of Colgate

By Nick Canelas

December 15, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Massachusetts hockey team had its share of ugly losses during its eight-game winless streak, but the Minutemen also felt they were often on the wrong side of luck in that stretch. It started with offsidesgate against Boston C...

UMass hockey wins second straight with road victory against Colgate

By Cameron McDonough

December 14, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

It took over a month for the Massachusetts hockey team to find its way back into the win column with a victory at Notre Dame last weekend. Instead of waiting that long again, the Minutemen came back a week later to make it two...