MASSACHUSETTS MINUTEMEN NEWS

Pipkins' late 3 carries UMass past Dayton in 2 OT, 86-82

Luwane Pipkins drilled a controversial 3-pointer in the final minute of the second overtime period and Unique McLean added a late jumper as Massachusetts held off Dayton in an Atlantic 10 battle, 86-82 on Saturday afternoon, snapping a five-game losing streak. Pipkins came up with a loose ball after a scramble and launched his shot as the shot clock expired. Officials counted the...
Via AP on Yahoo
17 days ago

UMass teammates get into fight on sideline during game

UMass just couldn’t stay out of its own way during Saturday’s game against Mississippi State, literally.Toward the end of the game, things got a bit chippy during a pileup, when the two coaches — Dan Mullen and Mark Whipple — had some words. That led to two UMass players — Ray Thomas-Ishman and Jessie Britt — fighting each other on the sideline. Thomas-Ishman ended up connecting...
Via The Sports Daily
November 04, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: UMass players get into heated argument, fight on sideline

During the fourth quarter as UMass battled against Mississippi State, two Minuteman players got into a huge argument and ended up fighting on the sideline.The fight occurred after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on Ray Thomas-Ishman. Then, as one of their players was being tended to on the ground, hurt, Thomas-Ishman and Jessie Britt really got into it.  That’s not what you want...
Via Sportsnaut
November 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Chris Berman will be guest coach for UMass spring game

Legendary ESPN anchor Chris Berman will be telling defenders to get back! back! back! this Thursday as the White Team’s coach during the UMass spring game. The opposing coach, Matt McCall is the men’s basketball coach at UMass, so this should be quite an entertaining spectacle for anyone heading to the college on Thursday.The football action won’t be the only thing going on at the...
Via Sportsnaut
April 18, 2017  |  Discuss

UMass football: Ross Comis named starting QB

The UMass Minutemen are going into the 2016 season as an independent team in the FBS and they have some pretty big opponents on their schedule. They will open the season against the Florida Gators and Ross Comis will lead them into battle as the starting quarterback. The team announced Comis as the starter Wednesday afternoon after a summer-long battle against former Virginia Tech...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Massachusetts hangs on for 70-64 win over George Mason

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Jabarie Hinds scored 17 points with 6-for-12 shooting to lead Massachusetts to a 70-64 win over George Mason on Sunday. Trey Davis added 16 points, including three 3-pointers, and Antwan Space had 15 points for UMass (12-14, 5-9 Atlantic 10), which hit 25 of 59 from the field and got 18 assists. The Minutemen opened the game with a 3-pointer from Davis and...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis, Anderson lead UMass to 61-56 OT win over Rhode Island

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) Trey Davis had 20 points, and C.J. Anderson scored all six of his points in overtime to help UMass snap a six-game skid and beat Rhode Island 61-56 Tuesday night. Donte Clark added 17 points for UMass. The Minutemen (9-11, 2-6 Atlantic 10) scored the first six points - four by Davis and two by Anderson - of overtime to take a 57-51 lead with 1:38 to play....
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Bartley leads SLU to second straight win, 86-75 over UMass

AMHERST, Mass. -- Marcus Bartley scored a career-high 17 points and Saint Louis beat Massachusetts 86-75 on Saturday. Bartley was 5-of-7 shooting, including three 3-pointers, for the Billikens (8-11, 3-4 Atlantic 10). Miles Reynolds added 14 points and eight assists and Brett Jolly scored 10 points. Bartley, Reynolds and Jolly came off the bench, which scored 46 points. Jermaine...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

UMass' Trey Davis motivated by mom taking cell phone away

How do you get a struggling college basketball player to pull his head out of his you-know-what and starting making some shots? Take away his cell phone, apparently. UMass point guard Trey Davis scored 40 points in a thrilling 103-95 overtime win over New Orleans Wednesday night. In the Minutemen’s previous three games, Davis had shot just 26.3 percent from the field. Then his mom...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass' Davis credits mom shutting off his data plan for 40-point game

Senior point guard Trey Davis is averaging 19.5 points per game for UMass this season. On Wednesday night he went off for a career-high 40 points in a 103-95 win against New Orleans. Why the monster game? According to Davis, he didn't have the distraction of his phone because his mom shut off his data plan after he only scored 13 points on 4 of 16 shooting in the Minutemen's previous...
Via FOX Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Frohnapfel with 3 touchdown passes; UMass beats FIU

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Blake Frohnapfel threw three touchdown passes to lead Massachusetts to a 24-14 victory over Florida International on Saturday. Frohnapfel was 32 of 42 for 363 yards passing. He threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Marken Michel early in the game, and connected with Michel again on an 5-yard scoring throw with 7:11 remaining to cap the scoring. Tajae Sharpe had...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

FIU drops second straight with loss to Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Blake Frohnapfel threw three touchdown passes to lead Massachusetts to a 24-14 victory over Florida International on Saturday. Frohnapfel was 32 of 42 for 363 yards passing. He threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to Marken Michel early in the game, and connected with Michel again on an 5-yard scoring throw with 7:11 remaining to cap the scoring. Tajae Sharpe had...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass WR arrested for allegedly breaking into car

UMass Minutemen wide receiver Jalen Williams was arrested early Sunday morning after allegedly breaking into a car and was subsequently booked on charges of “breaking and entering during the nighttime to commit a felony” as well as larceny over $250. Matt Vauhtor of the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported Williams’ arrest. A senior from Atlanta, Williams told reporters that he had been...
Via Campus Sports Net
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What they’re saying: UMass TE not impressed with Buffs energy

  All week you hear what the Buffs are thinking heading into the weekends matchup, but what are the Minutemen thinking? We did a scan of their local outlets to give you a sample, and found UMass isn’t short on confidence, and like the rest of us, weren’t too impressed with the Buffs in week one. From The Massachusetts Daily Collegian: UMass football set for season opener against...
Via BSN Denver
September 11, 2015  |  Discuss

VCU fans fool refs, entire UMass team with fake shot-clock countdown

The UMass Minutemen fell for the oldest trick in the book Saturday night. But they weren't the only ones. UMass hit the road to take on VCU in an Atlantic 10 men's basketball matchup Saturday night and quickly fell behind. That's when the VCU fans got involved, chanting a fake countdown of the shot clock to trick UMass guard Donte Clark into chucking up a shot before time expired...
Via FOX Sports
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

UMass's Gordon becomes first openly gay player in D-1 game

UMass guard Derrick Gordon became the first openly gay Division I men's basketball player to compete in a regular-season game, helping the Minutemen hold off Siena 95-87 on Friday in Amherst, Mass. Gordon scored 17 points on 3-of-12 shooting and added nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Gordon came up big at the free-throw line, hitting 11 of his 12 attempts. "I went into...
Via FOX Sports
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Derrick Gordon Comes Out, First Openly Gay D-1 Basketball Player

UMass Minutemen guard Derrick Gordon came out to the world on Wednesday morning, just a week after coming out to his parents, coach and teammates. Gordon becomes the first openly gay division 1 basketball player, something that Michael Sam certainly made possible. Go over to ESPN.com to read the full story and see his interview; maybe one day we will get to the point when it isn...
Via Diehardsport
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass honors Boston Marathon bombing victims with jerseys for Spring Game

On Saturday morning, the UMass Minutemen unveiled the classiest gesture I have seen thus far to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting at MIT.  The nameplates of the jerseys have Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Sean Collier’s names on them, plus another one that has the hashtag “#BostonStrong” on it. They already had an idea to have people...
Via Diehardsport
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss

UMass honors Boston Marathon bombing victims with jerseys for Spring Game

On Saturday morning, the UMass Minutemen unveiled the classiest gesture I have seen thus far to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the shooting at MIT.  The nameplates of the jerseys have Martin Richard, Lingzi Lu, Krystle Campbell and Sean Collier’s names on them, plus another one that has the hashtag “#BostonStrong” on it. They already had an idea to have people...
Via Diehardsport
April 20, 2013  |  Discuss
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