Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Asser: Don’t look now but here come the Minutemen

By Jay Asser

January 22, 2012

Massachusetts fans have had to bear recent struggles, but it appears the men’s basketball team is finally starting to give reason for hope for a return to prominence. Ever since I arrived to the University of Massachu...

Analyzing the “brotherhood”

By Herb Scribner

November 10, 2011

It was sometimes dreadful watching the Massachusetts men’s basketball team last season. Aside from the fact that the Collegian press conference seat is stationed right next to the wicked loud band, I had to watch a sha...

Minutemen clinch first-round home game despite loss

By Jay Asser

March 7, 2011

In its final game of the regular season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team became the victim of Fordham’s first Atlantic 10 victory in 41 games Saturday afternoon at Rose Hill Gym in the Bronx in a 77-73 defeat. ...

Minutemen head to Fordham for final regular season game

By Jay Asser

March 3, 2011

As the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plays its final game of the regular season, it will be in control of its own postseason fate. With a win at Fordham on Saturday, the Minutemen (15-13, 7-8 Atlantic 10) can secure a home game at ...

Minutemen lose in overtime to No. 24 Temple on senior night

By Jay Asser

March 3, 2011

When the final whistle blew, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team knew it hung with No. 24 Temple for two periods of basketball. It was in the third period – the overtime period – where the Minutemen (15-13, 7-8 Atlantic 10) could...

UMass nearly defeats A-10 elite in Temple

By Herb Scribner

March 3, 2011

Despite its loss to No. 24 Temple on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team made strides in the right direction. In its second to last game of the regular season, UMass nearly overt...

Minutemen fall big to Explorers on road

By Herb Scribner

February 28, 2011

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s climb out of a four-game slump took a serious hit against La Salle yesterday. On the road against the Explorers (13-16, 5-9 A-10), the Minutemen (15-12, 7-7 A-10) fell, 72-51, in...

Minutemen search for 3rd-straight against Explorers

By Jay Asser

February 24, 2011

With postseason implications involved in every game from here on out, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team will go for its third-straight win against La Salle on the road Sunday. UMass (15-11, 7-6 Atlantic 10) is c...

Minutemen trounce Saint Joseph’s

By Jay Asser

February 24, 2011

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team used defense and a balanced attack to win its second-straight game, 69-51, against Atlantic 10 foe Saint Joseph’s on Wednesday at the Mullins Center. The 51 points were the s...

Gurley returns to form against Saint Joseph’s

By Herb Scribner

February 23, 2011

Anthony Gurley’s slump may be over. On Wednesday night at the Mullins Center, Gurley returned to his scoring ways with a game-high 22 points, but also moved into 17th all-time in UMass scoring history (1,259 points). Gurley passed Doug ...

Podcast – MHoop/MLax: Bouncing back and storming ahead

By Nick O'Malley

February 23, 2011

In a two part podcast, Nick O'Malley talks basketball with Jay Asser and Herb Scriber and Lacrosse with Dave Brinch. With the most recent win over URI, has  the men's basketball team come back into form? With two straight wins, is it tim...

Minutemen break losing streak with win at URI

By Herb Scribner

February 21, 2011

By Herb Scribner Collegian Staff After some tough losses, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team needed a win to keep its postseason hopes alive. On Saturday afternoon at the Ryan Center, the Minutemen (14-11, 6-6 ...