Wes Popolizio of the Bleacher Report posted what he believes are the 5 Biggest Games of the 2013-14 season for the UMass men's basketball team.
The release of the college basketball schedule at the end of summer is one of the most exciting events all year for followers of the sport. Players, fans and media invariably focus on a select few games, circling them on the calendar to highlight their significance.
College basketball teams can make or break their season based on how they perform in their five or six biggest games. They are afforded only so many opportunities to impress the selection committee, and it is imperative to make the most of those opportunities.
Unfortunately, the 2012-13 UMass Minutemen whiffed on each of their best chances to pick up a signature win. They lost at VCU and Saint Louis, not to mention at home against Temple, Butler and Miami. Winning any two of those games would have gone a long way towards helping UMass slip into the tournament.
Thanks to strong scheduling by the athletic department, the 2013-14 Minutemen will have a handful of opportunities to show the college basketball world what they are capable of accomplishing. Without further ado, here are UMass' five biggest games of 2013-14.
He lists the top five games as: 5. Florida State, 4. Boston College, 3. Nebraska, 2. Saint Louis and 1. VCU. He also lists the LSU and La Salle contests as big ones, awarding them honorable mention status.
Read about each of those five by clicking the story link below.