Massachusetts Daily Collegian

UMass men’s hoops kicks off A-10 Tournament Thursday against GW

By Stephen Sellner

March 13, 2013

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

Massachusetts men’s basketball guard Chaz Williams was watching the Ohio Valley Conference Championship Game on Saturday night when Belmont shocked Murray State in overtime. With the loss, the Racers were denied their automatic...

For Chaz Williams, Atlantic 10 Tournament means a return back home

By Stephen Hewitt

March 13, 2013

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

Never in his wildest dreams could Chaz Williams have imagined that the area of land across from the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower in Brooklyn would one day become the Barclays Center. Growing up, when Williams was a part of the New York Gauchos AAU team, he a...

Winning four games in four days no easy task for UMass basketball

By Stephen Hewitt

March 13, 2013

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

For coach Derek Kellogg and the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, the task is straightforward, but far from easy. As the No. 6 seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which starts Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,...

Minutemen end season on a high note with shutout victory over Merrimack

By Patrick Strohecker

March 10, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Saturday night served as one last hurrah for the seniors on the Massachusetts hockey team. With the playoffs out of the picture, the Minutemen (12-19-3, 9-16-2 Hockey East Association) sent their four seniors –Rocco Car...

Chaz Williams uses aggressiveness, swagger in bounce-back performance

By Stephen Sellner

March 9, 2013

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

KINGSTON, R.I. — Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard Chaz Williams hadn’t been playing like his normal self. Thursday night saw Butler swarm the junior with constant doses of double-screens that forced the ball...

UMass basketball closes regular season with victory at URI

By Stephen Hewitt

March 9, 2013

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

KINGSTON, R.I. — After Thursday night's loss against Butler, Massachusetts men's basketball point guard Chaz Williams said he had a long talk with senior guard Freddie Riley. “I told him we're gonna need him to step up ...

UMass hockey eliminated from playoff contention in loss to Merrimack

By Cameron McDonough

March 8, 2013

Filed under Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

NORTH ANDOVER - For a moment, it looked like the Massachusetts hockey team had accomplished an unthinkable feat. After trailing for most of Friday’s game against Merrimack, the Minutemen (11-19-13, 8-16-2 Hockey East Association)...

UMass basketball ready for highly anticipated showdown with Butler

By Stephen Hewitt

March 7, 2013

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

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg says he’s just trying to go through this week like it’s any other ordinary one. This week, however, is not any ordinary week. In a season that’s been full of big games, the Minutemen enter arguably their biggest regular seas...

UMass hockey staying poised heading into final regular season weekend

By Nick Canelas

March 7, 2013

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

Rocco Carzo has had the same Thursday night routine on game weekends for the past three years. He goes to Pasta E Basta with teammates Steven Guzzo, Adam Phillips and Joel Hanley, and orders chicken penne with vodka sauce. After his meal, he goes home, does his laundry then i...

UMass slides out of playoff spot after managing just one point at UNH

By Patrick Strohecker

March 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

With only one weekend left in the regular season, the Massachusetts hockey team is on the outside looking in for the playoffs. After entering the weekend with a one-point advantage over Maine for the eighth and final playoff spot, the ...

Minutewomen finish season with loss on Senior Day

By Jeffrey Okerman

March 4, 2013

Filed under Sports, Winter Sports, Women's Basketball

Senior Day at the Mullins Center was celebrated by the bookend classes of the  Massachusetts women’s basketball team. On an afternoon when Dee Montgomery and Jasmine Watson were honored for their four years of service to the team, ...

Cady Lalanne bringing fans back down high school memory lane

By Stephen Hewitt

February 28, 2013

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

Cady Lalanne still likes to remind Tyler Bergantino about it from time to time. It began nearly three years ago to date, on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at Oak Ridge High School in Orlando, Fla., where the two high school basketball standouts – Lalanne a senior, Bergantino a sophomore – pl...