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MBB Gameday Preview: Fordham, 2/28/15

In a Saturday afternoon (4 pm) contest at the Mullins Center, UMass will look to snap a 3-game losing streak when Fordham pays a visit to western Mass. The Minutemen are currently tied for fifth in the A-10 standings.

UMass (16-12, 9-6 A-10) vs. Fordham (11-15, 5-9 A-10)
GameInfoSaturday, Feb. 28, 4:00 p.m. ET
LocationAmherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
Tickets Buy tickets here
Televisionwatch None
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network ($)
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | DesktopStream | MobileTuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game NotesGet Acrobat Reader | Fordham Game NotesGet Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog @MassAthletics @UMassBasketball

On this week's Inside Hockey East podcast, Bernie Corbett spoke with UMass senior goaltender Steve Mastalerz, who was named the Hockey East Co-Defensive Player of the Week earlier this week. The interview with Mastalerz begins around the 8:45 mark in the podcast.

Listen: Inside Hockey East podcast 2/27

PREVIEW: Women's Basketball at Dayton

One more regular season road trip for UMass women's basketball - the Minutewomen are at Dayton for a Thursday, Feb. 26 game set to tip off at 7 p.m.

University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes
Game 27 Massachusetts (10-16 Overall, 4-10 Atlantic 10) at Dayton (21-5, 12-2)
Date | Time Thursday, February 26, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Location UD Arena (13,435) | Dayton, Ohio
Live Statistics Sidearm Sports (provided by Dayton)
Watch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (provided by Dayton)
Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM | Available on mobile devices through TuneIn Radio app
Series History Dayton leads, 11-10. Last meeting: Dayton 81, Massachusetts 67; Jan. 22, 2014
Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Dayton Get Acrobat Reader
Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | Dayton Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
Buy Tickets Available through Dayton Ticket Office

Scouting Dayton Women's Basketball
Dayton holds a 21-5 record and 12-2 mark in A-10 games entering competition against UMass after the Flyers rebounded from a slow start to win 18 of the last 20. The two losses in that frame came against league-leader George Washington.

Jim Jabir, who is in his 12th season at Dayton and 28th as a collegiate head coach overall, has turned Dayton women's basketball into a mid-major powerhouse during the last eight seasons. The squad went a combined 44-72 in his first four years with the program from 2003-04 through 2006-07, a .379 win percentage. Since then, the Flyers are 216-66 overall (.766 win percentage) with at least 20 victories in each season, five NCAA Tournament appearances and two berths into the WNIT.

Andrea Hoover leads the squad in scoring for the third consecutive season and is tied with Kim Pierre-Louis for second in the A-10 with 18.2 points per game. Ally Malott provides 15.6 points per game while Amber Deane chips in 9.8 more as the Flyers score 75.7 on average against only 63.7 points given up. The squad's +12.1 scoring margin is the second-best in the Atlantic 10. Dayton also holds a sizable advantage on the boards, spearheaded by Malott (7.8 rebounds per game) and Hoover (7.0). Overall, Jabir's program wins the rebounding battle, 43.2-to-37.2 on average, with more assists, 381-310; steals, 178-153 and blocks, 124-68.

More information on the Minutewomen can be found through

Philip Sanzo of the Daily Collegian has a preview of Thursday's women's tennis match at No. 22 Dartmouth and then a home match at the Bay Road Tennis Center on Sunday against Atlantic 10 foe Fordham. Head coach Judy Dixon says the key to the weekend will be for the players to focus on what they do and to be aggressive.
The UMass hockey team will wrap up the regular season this weekend as it heads south to Hartford to take on Connecticut in a 7 p.m. matchup on Friday night. In today's Daily Collegian, Jason Kates has a preview of the Hockey East contest against the Huskies.

Read: UMass set for season finale in Connecticut

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 82-71 Loss To Saint Joseph's

UAB Defensive Back Kelton Brackett Signs With @UMassFootball

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian and Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican both have stories covering the addition of rising senior transfer Kelton Brackett to the UMass football program. Brackett, a defensive back from UAB, will be able to play immediately because the school chose to disband its football program last December.

Attleboro Sun Chronicle: Locals lead @UMassMSwimDive team to A-10 title

Peter Gobis of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle has a story on local natives who helped the UMass men's swimming and diving team capture the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship last weekend. Head coach Russ Yarworth is highlighted as a native of Attleboro and the amount of success he has been able to bring to the program during his long tenure with the Minutemen.
Matthew Zackman of the Daily Collegian has a preview of Wednesday's women's lacrosse game at Boston University which begins at 3 PM. The Minutewomen are off to a 3-0 start this year after last weekend's win at New Hampshire.

Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a recap of last Saturday's 12-7 win for the UMass women's lacrosse team at New Hampshire. Head coach Angela McMahon says she was pleased with the number of players who were able to score goals along with the continued presence of the team's defense.