Kerri Flemming of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette wrote a season preview on the men's basketball team, which opens play Tuesday at 10 a.m. against Harvard at the Mullins Center as part of ESPN's College Hoops Tip-off Marathon.
"The expectations have been risen and the positives are that people are excited. We're going to have nice crowds. The season tickets sales have gone up. ESPN and the major networks are all trying to figure out when to get UMass games on again," said coach Derek Kellogg, entering his fifth year at the helm.