Massachusetts Daily Collegian

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...

Defense decisive for Minutemen

By Herb Scribner

February 24, 2011

For the past two contests, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s defense has played a significant role in pushing the team towards victory. With La Salle on tap for Saturday, the Minutemen (15-11, 7-6 Atlantic 10) will b...

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: The Panic Zone

By Nick O'Malley

February 18, 2011

Nick O'Malley and Herb Scribner discuss the free-falling men's basketball team and whether it's time to panic (It is). Right-click, save as to download: 2-17 CollegianCast MHoop...

Freshman Morgan shines in UM loss

By Jay Asser

February 17, 2011

Despite dropping its fourth consecutive contest to Duquesne, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team received a surprising performance from an unlikely source Wednesday at the Mullins Center. In 18 minutes off the bench, freshman guard Jesse Morgan tallied a team-high 1...

Xavier claims top spot in Atlantic 10

By Ben Lambert

February 16, 2011

After a back-and-forth contest, No. 24 Xavier took control late to defeat Duquesne, 71-63, on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Musketeers took sole possession of first place in the A-10 conference. With an 8-1 run, the...

Minutemen schedule lightens against Hawks

By Herb Scribner

February 3, 2011

After being covered in 3-pointers in its 69-53 loss to Saint Louis on Wednesday, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team is in need of a confidence booster. “You’ve got to find a way to win on the road,” guard Anthony Gurl...

Halftime leads work for Minutemen’s basketball team

By Jay Asser

February 3, 2011

Going into halftime with a lead does more than just give a team a cushion in the second half. It allows players to gain confidence and believe that they are on their way to winning. Such is the case with the Massachusetts men’s ...

Podcast – Basketball: Guys and gals

By Nick O'Malley

January 28, 2011

Nick O'Malley and basketball beat writer Herb Scribner give the Minutewomen some love, but eventually switch the topic back to men's hoops. After an emergency landing and a conference road win, the Minutemen simply had a more i...

Minutemen basketball return home to face Rams

By Herb Scribner

January 27, 2011

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team is returning home on Sunday afternoon after a week that featured travel woes, practice in an airport with a shoe instead of a ball and a win against Atlantic 10-opponent St. Bonavent...