UMass Basketball In Friday's USA Today - UMass Athletics

UMass Basketball In Friday's USA Today

USA TODAY Sports' Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) and Eric Prisbell (@EricPrisbell) catch you up on the teams, players and story lines that have marked this college basketball season so far. By now you probably know you're going to see some UMass mentions in the story... and you're right!

So here's what they said about the Minutemen...
TEAMS THAT ARE SURPRISINGLY STRONG
Mass: The Minutemen are No. 5 in the RPI largely because of 5-foot-9 guard Chaz Williams, a senior who averages 15.5 points and 7.7 rebounds. They have played the nation's 10th-toughest schedule, which is highlighted by no particularly weak non-league opponents.

They also make a mention of UMass and George Washington in their 'GLASS SLIPPER TEAMS'...
Speaking of the A-10, both UMass and George Washington have been pleasant surprises thus far. The Minutemen are ranked for the first time in 15 years, thanks to potential All-American candidate Chaz Williams. GW has found success in coach Mike Lonergan's third season by relying on a couple of smart transfer pickups - most notably, Maurice Creek and Isaiah Armwood.

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