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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 Associated Press
8 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

UMass Player’s 40-Point Performance Motivated By Mom Pulling Plug on Phone

On Sunday, UMass guard Trey Davis scored 13 points on 4-16 shooting in a 77-76 Minutemen loss to Florida Gulf Coast. One Wednesday, he put up 40 points on 10-18 shooting in a 103-95 overtime win over New Orleans. So what changed? Davis’ mother turned off his cell phone data, according to MassLive.com. “Man, my mom turned my phone off after the game we just lost,” Davis, who...
Via The Comeback
December 17, 2015  |  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...
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

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...
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

UMass to retire jersey in honor of John Calipari

The University of Massachusetts’ men’s basketball program announced Wednesday evening it will be honoring former coach John Calipari with a retired jersey.  Calipari, 56, coached at UMass from 1988-96, leading the Minutemen to the Final Four in 1996. The team’s Final Four appearance was later revoked from the record books when it was discovered that star center Marcus Camby...
Via College Spun
March 04, 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

VCU Fans Fool Refs, Entire UMass Team With Fake Shot Clock Countdown (Video)

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...
Via NESN.com
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday’s UMass Lowell vs. UMass at Tsongas Center moved to 4 p.m.

LOWELL, Mass. – Due to the incoming snow storm on Saturday night, the UMass Lowell River Hawks vs. UMass Minutemen hockey game at the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Massachusetts has been moved to 4:00 p.m. eastern. The River Hawks will play host to the Minutemen for the third time this season. In the first meeting last Saturday night UMass Lowell fell to the Massachusetts on the road...
Via Mill City Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Game Preview: UMass Lowell at UMass

The UMass Lowell River Hawks continued their struggles last weekend with losses to Boston University on Friday night and the UMass Minutemen on Saturday. Friday will be the second of three meetings between these two schools and is a non-conference matchup. UMass Lowell holds a commanding lead in the “Alumni Cup” and will hope to continue their winning ways against their...
Via Mill City Sports
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Billikens just miss in A-10 showdown, lose 60-56 to UMass

ST. LOUIS -- Cady Lalanne scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UMass to its first win at Saint Louis' Chaifetz Arena in five tries Saturday with a 60-56 victory in an Atlantic 10 showdown. The Minutemen used a 7-0 run early in the second half to take the lead for good. Mike Crawford knocked down a jumper and converted two free throws to pull the Billikens within two,...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
January 31, 2015  |  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...
Via NESN.com
November 16, 2014  |  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

UMass video board collapses during game

Until Saturday, UMass had been playing at the New England Patriots’ home in Gillette Stadium while their own brand-new facilities were being built. But they found out Saturday that “brand-new” doesn’t necessarily mean “flawless.” During an injury timeout early in the third quarter of the Minutemen’s 47-42 homecoming loss against Bowling Green — their first game...
Via NESN.com
September 27, 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’t...
Via Diehardsport
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Massachusetts Minutemen season preview

Entering its third season of playing football at the FBS level, Massachusetts welcomes back Mark Whipple as its head coach after Whipple coached the Minute Men previously from 1998 to 2003.  After posting back-to-back 1-11 seasons, Massachusetts is in dire need of some wins in 2014. "I have a lot to give," said Whipple. "I can make a bigger impact than I have ever made in my life...
Via College Football Universe
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

UMass Storms College Basketball Rankings, Aims for Deep Postseason Run

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...
Via NESN.com
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NESNPlus To Carry UMass Basketball Game Against George Mason On Wednesday (Listing)

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. Check out the list below for the NESNplus channel in your area. Channel listings...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 23 Massachusetts beats Miami of Ohio 73-65

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)...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 21 U Mass beats BYU to win seventh straight

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...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Gordon's 20 lead UMass to 96-90 victory

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...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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