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MBB Gameday Preview: Northeastern, 11/26/14

The Massachusetts men's basketball team returns home for a non-conference matchup with in-state rival Northeastern on Wednesday afternoon. Tip off is at 2 p.m. and the game is not televised. It will be web streamed on via the A-10 Digital Network for as little as $4.95. Josh Maurer will also have the call on the UMass Sports Network, beginning at 1:40 p.m.

Massachusetts (4-1) vs (rv/nr) Northeastern (4-0)
 Date Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV watch None
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester)
 Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch A-10 Digital Network ($)
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Game Notes
 Massachusetts (pdf) | Northeastern (pdf)
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Derrick Gordon currently leads the nation in free throws made and is second in free throw attempts. Dan Malone of MassLive recently sat down and talked with him about his success in getting to the line and his success rate once there.

Freshman guard C.J. Anderson talked with Dan Malone about his first career basket that came on a 3-pointer against Florida State Sunday afternoon at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Maroon Musket: Derrick Gordon Showing Improvement at the Line

Derrick Gordon is leading the country in free throws made (37) and is second in free throws attempted (44), while ranking 172nd with an 84.1 percentage. Although that is a misleading stat because the minimum to qualify for the rankings is 2.5 makes per game. Either way, anyone who has watched DG shoot free throws last year and this year will tell you that his stroke and results are night-and-day from each other.

Nick Canelas of has an article on DG at the line and how much effort he has put in to that part of his game since last season.

Zach Coleman stories after Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament

Anthony Chiusano has a preview of tonight's Hockey East matchup between UMass and Vermont in Burlington, Vt., which will be televised on NESN and TSN2 in Canada tonight at 7 p.m.

Read: UMass hockey looks to rebound against Vermont following Saturday's blowout at home

Ross Gienieczko of the Daily Collegian had this sidebar in aadvance of UMass hockey's Tuesday night game at Vermont.

Read: UMass hockey takes accountability and seeks redemption against Vermont on Tuesday

In today's Daily Collegian, Griffin Carroll has a profile of UMass women's soccer co-captain Rebekka Sverrisdóttir, who recently completed her junior season with the Minutewomen and earned her first career All-Atlantic 10 honor.

UMass women's soccer's Sverrisdóttir balances a soccer career between two different countries

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on a quick transition back to quarterback for Todd Stafford for the Minutemen's final game of the season. UMass head coach Mark Whipple converted the former QB to a tight end during summer camp, but says the move back is being made to help preserve the redshirt status of AJ Doyle and Ross Comis if an emergency quarterback is needed in the Buffalo game.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a follow-up story on the Akron game with Austin Whipple as the focus. Whipple says he is grateful his first start was not the last game of the season and that he feels he has the chance to show improvement in the Buffalo game.