Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutewomen open Miami Thanksgiving Tournament with Rice

By Mike Mastone

November 24, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off a victory over a strong Villanova squad, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will travel to Florida and try for its second consecutive victory in an attempt to jump over the .500-mark as it takes on Rice in the...

Nicole Jones leading UMass at both ends of the court

By Steve Levine

November 24, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Questions surrounded the Minutewomen coming into the season, but Nicole Jones was not one of them. Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko believes that her team’s success will rely heavily on defense through...

Jones leads Minutewomen over Villanova with career game

By Neil Carroll

November 22, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Sophomore Nicole Jones redeemed herself in the second game of the weekend for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team by recording career highs with 22 points and 12 rebounds in Sunday afternoon’s 55-47 victory over Villa...

Minutewomen drop first game of 2009-10

By Mike Mastone

November 18, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team fell short in a bid to upset St. John’s University, with the Minutewomen unable to match the speed and physicality of the Red Storm. St. John’s overpowered the Minutewomen on the offe...

Huge statistical differences in both UM games

By Steve Levine

November 18, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko said before the season began that her team’s success would rely on defense. The Minutewomen proved that point to be true on Wednesday, when they fell to St. John’s University,...

Minutewomen sign three recruits

By Mike Mastone

November 17, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Massachusetts women’s basketball coach Marnie Dacko hoped to build a team well balanced in both aspects of the game, and it appears she is continuing with that strategy. Dacko and her staff were busy during the November early...

Minutewomen host St. John’s

By Neil Carroll

November 17, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Fresh off of a 79-73 overtime win against Boston University, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team will take on St. John’s on Wednesday at home, and hope to open the season, 2-0. The last time the Minutewomen won the...

Minutewomen win in overtime against Boston University

By Steve Levine

November 15, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Coach Marnie Dacko believed her team would surprise a lot of people this season. So far, she’s right. On Sunday, the Massachusetts women’s basketball team welcomed Boston University to the Mullins Center for UMass’ se...

Danella, defense lead UMass to win in season opener

By Neil Carroll

November 15, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

In the first game of the 2009-2010 campaign for the Massachusetts women’s basketball team, sophomore Kristina Danella hit three free throws with 17 seconds left in regulation in order to send the game into overtime and give ...

Minutewomen host BU in home opener

By Mike Mastone

November 12, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

The Massachusetts women’s basketball team will attempt to start its season off on the right foot this Sunday as the team plays host to Boston University in their 2009-10 season opener. The Minutewomen have been hit hard at...

Dacko believes more size will contribute to wins

By Steve Levine

November 12, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Last year was considered one of the strongest years the Atlantic 10 has ever seen from its women’s basketball teams. Massachusetts, however, did not factor much into that truth, as it finished 11th in the conference. With...

Minutewomen improving defense, look for sixth man

By Steve Levine

November 11, 2009

Filed under Women's Basketball

Some players have graduated, some are returning, and some will step into the Mullins Center for the first time. Just three days remain before the start of the Massachusetts women’s basketball season, when the Minutewomen...