Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Hewitt: UMass hoops left out of Big Dance again, but best is still to come

By Stephen Hewitt

March 24, 2013

If you’re a fan of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, it must have been tough watching this past weekend’s NCAA Tournament games. That’s because, for the 15th season in a row, the Minutemen were left to wat...

UMass hoops survives in spite of rebounding woes, foul trouble

By Stephen Sellner

March 15, 2013

NEW YORK – It took a sneaky Chaz Williams steal on the George Washington offensive end to save the Massachusetts men’s basketball team in the first round of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Down by three with 12 seconds le...

UMass men’s basketball suffers third straight loss at St. Bonaventure

By Stephen Hewitt

February 21, 2013

With under two minutes left and the game tied at 85, Massachusetts men’s basketball forward Terrell Vinson corralled a defensive rebound and pushed it up court, where Sampson Carter eventually made a layup to complete a 7-0 UMass run and give his team a two-point lead. In a back-...

Maxie Esho, bench play, spur UMass to sloppy win at Northern Illinois

By Stephen Hewitt

December 29, 2012

The key ingredients were temporarily missing from the recipe. Amidst a sloppy first half Saturday against Northern Illinois, arguably the three most important players for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team – Chaz Williams,...

UMass wins again at the buzzer to escape Providence

By Stephen Hewitt

November 16, 2012

Massachusetts men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg is a believer in a lot of things. After Thursday night, one of them might be déjà vu. Two days after a thrilling, season-opening victory over Harvard at the Mullins...

UMass basketball enters NIT Final Four after beating Drexel

By Stephen Sellner

March 20, 2012

Trailing by 17 at Drexel with 16 minutes, 29 seconds, it appeared all the magic had run out for the Massachusetts men’s basketball team this season. And had the season ended on Tuesday night, it would’ve left the progra...

Vinson clutch down the stretch again for UMass

By Stephen Sellner

March 17, 2012

Terrell Vinson may not be the most outspoken player on the Massachusetts men’s basketball team, but in the crunch time, his big-shot making ability is doing all the talking for him. Such was the case on Saturday when he scored eight of hi...

UMass welcomes St. Bonaventure with home undefeated streak at 11

By Stephen Hewitt

February 7, 2012

Three months ago, not many saw this coming. Ranked 12th out of 14 in the Atlantic 10 preseason poll, the Massachusetts men’s basketball team was supposed to be in rebuilding mode this season, following the potentially damaging loss of Ant...

Vinson providing experience, versatility for Minutemen

By Stephen Sellner

February 7, 2012

After any given game, some people may go straight to the stat sheet to try and make an assessment on who played well and who didn’t bring their best game to the floor. In some cases, it’s an effective and simple method. However if it’...

Highlights: UMass 82, Siena 79

By Cameron McDonough

December 11, 2011

Minutemen rock the cage in 85-67 victory over Elon

By Jackson Alexander

November 13, 2011

Although the season is just one game old, one could only leave Curry Hicks Cage on Friday night feeling optimistic about the rest of the season. The Massachusetts men’s basketball team won its season opener behind the ef...

UM men’s basketball team starting to shine

By Jay Asser

January 20, 2011

While the strength of the Massachusetts men’s basketball team may lay in the backcourt, Terrell Vinson and Sean Carter are proving in the conference schedule that the team’s big men should not be overlooked. Both Vinson a...