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Minutemen block Rams’ upset bid

The road woes for UMass have subsided, at least for a day. Chaz Williams exploded for 11 of the team’s final 18 points, and Raphiael Putney stretched all of his elastic-like limbs as far as they could go with a game-saving block in the final minute as the Minutemen came back from a seven-point deficit in the final 8:35 to defeat the University of Rhode Island, 73-68, last night...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranked for first time in 15 years, No. 21 UMass beats Eastern Michigan

Massachusetts did OK in its first game as a ranked team in 15 years. The 21st-ranked Minutemen needed a late rally to survive an upset bid by Eastern Michigan and win 69-57 on Tuesday night. Raphiael Putney scored 15 points, including two high-flying dunks in the final minutes, for Massachusetts, which was last ranked in November 1998. ''I think teams you're playing...
Via AP on Fox
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 21 UMass beats Eastern Michigan 69-57

Massachusetts did OK in its first game as a ranked team in 15 years. The 21st-ranked Minutemen needed a late rally to survive an upset bid by Eastern Michigan and win 69-57 on Tuesday night. Raphiael Putney scored 15 points, including two high-flying dunks in the final minutes, for Massachusetts, which was last ranked in November 1998. ''I think teams you're playing...
Via AP on Fox
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

UMASS’ Raphiael Putney Incredible Posterization

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3uorwKh_qw After beating Boston College and LSU to start the season, Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen welcomed the previously undefeated Youngstown State Penguins to the Mullins Center. UMass, a team that should contend in the Atlantic 10 with VCU and Saint Louis leading the way, took care of business to the tune of an 85-69 victory. the highlight...
Via Unathletic
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass 61, La Salle 60

Raphiael Putney scored 17 points and Chaz Williams made the game-winning layup with 8 seconds left to help Massachusetts edge La Salle 61-60 Wednesday night and snap a three-game losing streak against the Explorers. Williams finished with six points, six assists and six rebounds for UMass, which improved to 6-1 on the road. Maxie Esho chipped in 11 off the bench for the Minutemen...
Via AP on Fox
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

The (NIT) Final Four and the Cardinal

The story has been told a thousand times already so I won't rehash it, but on Tuesday night the 1991 NIT Final Four will be revisited when the Minutemen take on the Stanford Cardinal with a chance to play for the 2012 NIT Championship. Back in 1991 the Cardinal beat the Minutemen 73-71, a loss that would soon be forgotten by Minutemen fans when the team would break off a run...
Via Sons of Old Massachusetts
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Saint Louis dropped by UMass

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double and Chaz Williams scored 19 points as Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 72-59 on Saturday in Atlantic 10 action. Putney finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Williams added seven assists, six rebounds and a game-high 11 free throws. UMass (16-5, 5-2) held a 23-21 lead before Williams hit a jumper...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UMass 72, Saint Louis 59

Raphiael Putney recorded a double-double and Chaz Williams scored 19 points as Massachusetts beat Saint Louis 72-59 on Saturday in Atlantic 10 action. Putney finished with 22 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, while Williams added seven assists, six rebounds and a game-high 11 free throws. UMass (16-5, 5-2) held a 23-21 lead before Williams hit a jumper, sparking an 18-5 run...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2012  |  Discuss

UMass (14-4, 3-1) visits Duquesne (11-7, 2-2), or Gentleman Start Your Engines

If you're a fan of fast paced, fast break offenses then you better find a broadcast of tonight's UMass/Duquesne match up from Pittsburgh because these two teams know how to get out on the fast break and score points in bunches. The Dukes enter this game averaging 76.2 points per game, and the Minutemen average 77.3 points per game good enough for 40th and 32nd overall in...
Via Sons of Old Massachusetts
January 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Charlotte (9-5, 2-0) at UMass (12-4, 1-1) Preview

This evening Coach Kellogg and the Massachusetts Minutemen basketball team return to the Bill licking their wounds after playing themselves into a hole that they simply couldn't get out of at the Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, against La Salle on Sunday afternoon. Had you not seen the score and only watched the second half of the La Salle game you would be thrilled where this...
Via Sons of Old Massachusetts
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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