Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Minutemen look to bounce back on the road against Northeastern

By Stephen Hewitt

December 4, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

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 tops Seton Hall, advances to NIT quarterfinals

By Stephen Hewitt

March 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Even an early 11 a.m. start time couldn’t prevent the Massachusetts men’s basketball team’s season from continuing. Playing in yet another win or go home situation, UMass (24-11) prevailed, as it knocked off top-se...

Minutemen travel to No. 23 Temple

By Jackson Alexander

February 28, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

After suffering its most lopsided defeat of the season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team hits the road for a must-win game against Atlantic 10 leader Temple. UMass (19-9, 8-6 A-10) currently sits in a tie for sixth place in the A...

URI shocks UMass, 81-78, in OT

By Stephen Hewitt

February 2, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Four days after its biggest win of the season, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team learned the hard way just how grueling the Atlantic 10 can be. The Minutemen (16-6, 5-3 A-10) squandered opportunity after opportunity on...

Putney staying out of foul trouble; leads team in def. rebounds, blocks

By Jackson Alexander

February 1, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

With almost half of the Atlantic 10 season in the books for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, one thing has become evident; it’s a different team with Raphiael Putney on the court. Last Saturday, the 6-foot-9 forward...

UMass notches signature win, outlasts Saint Louis, 72-59

By Jackson Alexander

January 30, 2012

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

On Saturday afternoon, 8,399 fans packed into the Mullins Center to see the Massachusetts men’s basketball team win its biggest game in recent memory. The Minutemen (16-5, 5-2 Atlantic 10) used a monster first half to defeat Saint Louis (16-5, 4-3 A-10), 72-59, and move in...

Minutemen tied for 2nd in A-10 following winter break

By Stephen Hewitt

January 22, 2012

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

Following its victory on the road at Richmond on Saturday, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team currently sits in a tie for second place in the Atlantic 10 with Xavier after a winter break that saw the team go a solid 7-2. ...

Scribner: UMass slowly gaining more national attention

By Herb Scribner

January 22, 2012

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

I’ve been a member of the Daily Collegian sports staff since 2009 and for all of those years, I’ve seen the sports teams come and go with a common phrase shared between them: “maybe next year.” Time and time again, throug...

Putney making big strides

By Stephen Sellner

January 22, 2012

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

He may just be the most complete player on the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. And his name isn’t Chaz Williams. It’s the man who’s spent most of the first 19 games soaring above the rim with his thunderous slams and...

Big win for Massachusetts against Saint Joseph’s

By Jackson Alexander

January 16, 2012

Filed under Men's Basketball

Perhaps it’s time to take notice of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team. On Saturday afternoon, the Minutemen (14-4, 3-1 Atlantic 10) scored arguably their biggest victory of the season, defeating Saint Joseph’s,...

Minutemen hoops take large step forward with win over Quinnipiac

By Jackson Alexander

December 17, 2011

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Massachusetts men’s basketball team used an strong second half run to erase a first half deficit and win its game of winter break, defeating Quinnipiac, 72-67, and preserving its perfect record at home. Already in ...

Riley, Williams big in UMass’ nail-biting victory over Siena

By Stephen Sellner

December 11, 2011

Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball

Five minutes into the second half, it seemed like the Massachusetts men’s basketball team had forgotten to show up. After all, Siena was dominating the paint, handling UMass’ full-court pressure without difficulty and...