Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The final act: Chaz Williams looks to leave his mark at UMass

By Patrick Strohecker

November 7, 2013

When you think of Massachusetts men’s basketball legends, the names of Julius Erving, Lou Roe and Marcus Camby are the first ones to come to mind. Chaz Williams has a chance to be viewed in the same light. A redshirt senior from Bro...

Refocused: Raphiael Putney hopes to bounce back with strong senior season

By Mark Chiarelli

November 7, 2013

Raphiael Putney is a seafood guy. Apart of the program Athletes in Action this summer, a religious-based basketball retreat, Putney traveled to Spain for a two-week stint and participated in the program’s basketball tour...

Veterans provide boost for UMass in exhibition

By Mark Chiarelli

November 6, 2013

If the Massachusetts men’s basketball team plans to be a national contender, it will need production from a stable of veterans. Tuesday’s performance from Sampson Carter, Derrick Gordon and Cady Lalanne offered the first step...

Live blog: Minutemen face GW in first round of Atlantic 10 tournament

By Collegian Sports Staff

March 14, 2013

UMass vs George Washington - A-10 first round...

Notre Dame prevails in 5OT thriller, Miami handles UNC

By Tom Mulherin

February 12, 2013

Those in attendance for the Notre Dame and No. 11 Louisville men’s basketball teams sat through the end of the regulation as both sides headed into extra time. Five overtimes and a three-point differential later, the Fighting...

UMass men’s hoops sprints past Richmond

By Stephen Sellner

January 28, 2013

Video by Peter Cappiello. During its eight-day layoff between games, Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg stressed defensive intensity in practice. His decision loomed large on Sunday. UMass (13-5, 3-...

Hewitt: Strong inside presence emerging for UMass basketball

By Stephen Hewitt

January 28, 2013

When starting shooting guard Jesse Morgan went down for the season with a torn ACL in his right knee on Jan. 10 at Saint Louis, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season took a major turn. Not only did the Minutemen lose th...

Freddie Riley shows first sign of offensive production in win over ECU

By Taylor C. Snow

December 23, 2012

On the offensive end, Freddie Riley has not looked comfortable this year for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. But in Saturday’s game against East Carolina, he finished with a grin on his face, looking more like the Freddie ...

Minutemen look to bounce back on the road against Northeastern

By Stephen Hewitt

December 4, 2012

With the help of his headband, Massachusetts men’s basketball forward Raphiael Putney is starting to get back into his old groove. After the Minutemen’s season opener against Harvard, Putney inexplicably abandoned his trademark headgear as the team set off for Puerto Rico, where h...

UMass basketball takes on Harvard in season opener

By Stephen Hewitt

November 12, 2012

Chaz Williams admitted he hasn’t been able to sleep much in the last few days. Aside from watching some basketball games on television over the weekend, the Massachusetts men’s basketball point guard can’t stop thinking about hi...

UMass men’s basketball showcases mix of experience, rookies

By Stephen Sellner

November 9, 2012

The “brotherhood” is back. Four returning starters from a year ago headline the Massachusetts men’s basketball roster for the 2012-13 campaign, as Chaz Williams, Jesse Morgan, Raphiael Putney and Terrell Vinson lead the...

Atlantic 10 preview: Is Saint Louis the team to beat?

By Stephen Hewitt

November 9, 2012

From top to bottom, the Atlantic 10 is among the deepest and most experienced conferences in college basketball this season. The conference has welcomed Virginia Commonwealth and Butler to the party, increasing the number of...