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...
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...
The UMass Minutemen moved to the FBS in 2012, and it’s been tough years in football for the school. The record stands at 2-22 and this year won’t be any better with new coach Mark Whipple at the helm. However, the best way to get some laughs if you know it’s going to be a long season on the field is to have some fun with the other guys off the field.
An obvious UMass fan decided...
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’t...
Derrick Gordon, a redshirt sophomore guard playing for the University of Massachusetts, announced in a story with ESPN that he is gay. Gordon’s announcement makes him the first openly gay NCAA division one basketball player and second NCAA player to come out this year.
“I just didn’t want to hide anymore, in any way,” Gordon told ESPN. “I didn’t want to have...
Nothing comes easy in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The VCU Rams were the consensus preseason pick to run away with the A-10 men’s college basketball title, but now that conference play is underway, it’s obvious it’s going to be a dogfight this year. For the moment, the top dogs are the No. 16 Massachusetts Minutemen at 14-1 straight up and a healthy 9-6 against the spread.
The UMass Minutemen basketball team is No. 16 in the country with a 14-1 record and an undefeated Atlantic 10 Conference record. Wednesday night, the Minutemen take on conference foe George Mason in a bid to stay unbeaten, and NESN will have all the action on NESNPlus.
Tip-off for the game is at 7:00 p.m.
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Chaz Williams scored eight of his 22 points in the closing six minutes Wednesday night, leading No. 19 Massachusetts to a 66-62 comeback win over Saint Joseph's in the conference openers for both teams.
Maxie Esho scored 12 points and Raphiael Putney had 11 for the Minutemen (13-1 overall, 1-0 Atlantic-10).
Halil Kanacevic led Saint Joseph's (9-5, 0-1) with 19 points and...
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January 08, 2014
Chaz Williams had 18 points and eight assists, leading No. 23 Massachusetts to a 73-65 victory over Miami of Ohio on Saturday night.
Maxie Esho added 15 points and seven rebounds for the Minutemen (12-1), who host Saint Joseph's on Wednesday in their Atlantic-10 opener. Cady Lalanne had 12 points and Trey Davis finished with 11.
Will Felder scored 22 points for Miami (4-7)...
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January 04, 2014
Chaz Williams had career highs of 32 points and 15 assists, and Sampson Carter scored 20 for No. 21 Massachusetts on Saturday to lead the Minutemen to their eighth straight victory, 105-96 over Brigham Young.
Raphiael Putney added 15 points for UMass (8-0) in the third annual Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, played down the street from the basketball shrine in the town where James...
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December 07, 2013
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Derrick Gordon had 20 points to lead five Massachusetts players in double figures and the Minutemen held on in the final minute to open the Charleston Classic with a 96-90 victory over Nebraska on Thursday.
Gordon scored 12 of his points in the second half as Massachusetts built a 13-point lead with just under 10 minutes to play. The Cornhuskers (3-1) rallied down the stretch, closing...
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November 21, 2013