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Celtics go local for latest pre-draft workouts

As NBA teams continue working out prospects in anticipation of next month's draft, the Celtics decided to draw from the local talent pool this week, bringing in three players with close ties to Massachusetts.On Thursday, UMass forward Maxie Esho was one of six players at the Celtics' practice facility in Waltham. A native of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the 6'8" Esho went to prep school...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Esho, Coleman and UMass beat Rhode Island 60-56

AMERST, Mass. (AP) Maxie Esho had 18 points and Zach Coleman came off the bench to score all 13 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts held on to knock off Rhode Island 60-56 on Saturday. Trailing 46-42 with 8:27 remaining, Coleman made a three-point play to start a 13-7 run that gave UMass a 57-53 lead with 3:17 left. Gilvydas Biruta drove in for a layup to narrow the...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Esho scores 20, UMass beats Canisius 75-58

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Maxie Esho had 20 points and nine rebounds on Saturday, and Massachusetts ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-58 victory over Canisius. UMass (6-4) led by 15 with four minutes to go in the first half and the made its last six shots before the break to go up 46-21. Adam Weir capped a 12-1 run on a 3-pointer with 11:41 to go that pulled Canisius (4-4) within...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Maxie Esho’s Career-High 23 Points Lead UMass To 71-62 Win Over BC

UMass pulled away from Boston College in the second half to win 71-62 in the middle game of the Coaches vs. Cancer tripleheader at TD Garden on Sunday. Maxie Esho scored 23 points and hauled in nine rebounds for the Minutemen, while sophomore guard Derrick Gordon chipped in 15 of his own. The Eagles built an 8-point halftime lead, but UMass went on a 21-5 run to start the second...
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass runs away from BC in 2nd half, 71-62

BOSTON (AP) Maxie Esho scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Massachusetts to a 71-62 win over cross-state rival Boston College on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden. Sophomore guard Derrick Gordon, the first active openly-gay player in Division I basketball, received a nice hand from the sparse crowd in pregame introductions and scored all 15 of his points in the second...
Via AP on Fox
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 22 UMass beats Ohio 83-71

Maxie Esho had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Chaz Williams had 11 points and 11 assists and No. 22 Massachusetts remained undefeated with an 83-71 victory over Ohio on Wednesday night. Sampson Carter added 14 points, including eight straight in the second half, for the Minutemen (10-0), who shot 60.4 percent from the field (32 of 53) and led by as many as 19 points. Maurice Ndour...
Via AP on Fox
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

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