UMass finally got the old-school atmosphere back into the Mullins Center it has been seeking for almost two decades, and the Minutemen responded with a win that reminded many of the golden age of this program.
Chaz Williams scored a game-high 20 points, with 14 coming in the second half, and stripped VCU’s Briante Weber in the closing seconds to secure a 80-75 victory in a battle...
Chaz Williams scored 20 points, including four key free throws late, as Massachusetts topped Virginia Commonwealth 80-75 in front of a sellout crowd Friday night.
Williams hit two free throws to put UMass (21-5, 8-4 Atlantic 10 Conference) up 78-75 with 16.8 seconds remaining. On the ensuing possession, Williams came up with a steal and was fouled again, hitting two more at the...
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13 days ago
St. Joseph's made its biggest basketball statement of the season, but it wasn't without plenty of anxiety.
After taking a 16-point halftime lead, the Hawks held off a late Massachusetts surge to defeat the Minutemen, 73-68, on Saturday in an Atlantic Ten game at Hagan Arena.
St. Joseph's is 15-6 overall and tied for third in the A-10 with a 5-2 mark. UMass, ranked No...
The road has not been kind to Massachusetts and star guard Chaz Williams.
The 21st-ranked Minutemen conclude a two-game swing away from home Saturday night against Saint Joseph's, and they'll look to avoid a third straight road defeat in a place they've had trouble securing wins.
UMass (17-3, 4-2 Atlantic 10) has dropped two of three and is in danger of falling out...
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January 30, 2014
There haven’t been many opportunities for UMass to display its ability to bounce back from a loss this season. This was certainly one way to do it.
Chaz Williams scored a game-high 18 points with eight assists and the 13th-ranked Minutemen trounced Fordham this afternoon, 90-52, at soldout Mullins Center, the second such turnout of the season.
It was the Minutemen’s first 30...
Chaz Williams had 26 points and eight assists, Derrick Gordon made a go-ahead layup with 8 seconds remaining and No. 16 Massachusetts beat George Mason 88-87 on Wednesday night.
The Minutemen (15-1, 3-0 Atlantic 10) rallied from eight points down in the second half to win their sixth straight.
Sherrod Wright scored 26 points to lead the Patriots (7-10, 0-3), who lost for the eighth...
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January 15, 2014
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
One poor media member’s Tuesday afternoon began with a face full of Derrick Gordon.
The broadcaster’s unfortunate encounter with the UMass guard came late in the second half of the Minutemen’s 11 a.m. date with LSU at Mullins Center. Competing with LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III for a rebound while UMass clung to a six-point lead, Gordon decided to sell out, diving for the loose...
On Saturday afternoon, Massachusetts traveled to The Ryan Center to take on Rhode Island. The visitors from Amherst found themselves with four point lead at the half (37-33) thanks to half court heave as time expired by Chaz Williams.
After the intermission, the Minutemen attacked from both inside and outside. In the second half, they shot over 50% from the floor, including 6 for...
UMass’ Jesse Morgan will be out for the season with a knee injury.
UMass’ second leading scorer Jesse Morgan, a junior, will be out for the rest of the season after injuring his right knee in the team’s loss to Saint Louis last Thursday.
Morgan is averaging 13.4 points per contest and is shooting over 35% from three point range. Morgan is one of the Minutemen’s most experienced...
ST. LOUIS - Rob Loe scored a career-high 20 points to lead four Saint Louis players in double figures, and the Billikens outscored Massachusetts 20-8 over the final 9:14 to claim a 70-62 victory Thursday night at Chaifetz Arena is the Atlantic 10 Conference opener for both teams.
The victory was SLU's ninth in a row and capped a 9-0 home stand for the Billikens (12-3, 1-0)...
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