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

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 78-72 Loss At #25 VCU

MBB Gameday Preview: at VCU, 2/21/15

UMass will try to rebound from the disappointment of Wednesday's loss at Rhode Island with one of the other Rams in the league - 25th-ranked VCU. The Rams are tied for first with Dayton and URI, while UMass is a game back and tied for fourth with Davidson.

UMass (16-10, 9-4 A-10) at #25 VCU (20-6, 10-3 A-10)
Game InfoSaturday, Feb. 21, 12:00 p.m. ET
LocationRichmond, Va. (Seigel Center)
Tickets SOLD OUT
Televisionwatch ESPN 2
Online Videowatch Watch ESPN
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
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Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | VCU Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


VIDEO: @UMassSportsNet Update On Champions Center Construction

The UMass Sports Network put together a video for the UMass Sports Insider and a photo gallery for facebook.com/umassathletics to show fans the progress being made inside the John Francis Kennedy Champions Center for UMass Basketball.





MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 75-59 Loss At Rhode Island

MBB Gameday Preview: at Rhode Island, 2/18/15

Today is game day at Rhode Island. UMass opens a crucial stretch against the Rams in the Ryan Center tonight at 7 p.m. The Minutemen and Rams are among four teams tied for first in the Atlantic 10 standings.

There is also a UMass Amherst Alumni Association event at Gillian's Ale House, beginning at 4 p.m. Gillian's is located at 7835 Post Road in North Kingstown, R.I.

UMass (16-9, 9-3 A-10) at Rhode Island (17-6, 9-3 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationKingston, R.I. (Ryan Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch Comcast New England, Comcast Philly, SNY and Cox Cable in RI
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (free)
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
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Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Rhode Island Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


'Pick and Pop' Podcast by Providence Journal writers Kevin McNamara and Bill Koch.

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 82-74 Win Over Duquesne

The UMass basketball team continued to roll on Saturday with a 82-74 win over Duquesne at the Mullins Center. Trey Davis has continued his strong play, scoring 26 points for his second 20-point effort in the last four games. The Minutemen made a season-high nine 3-pointers, were dominant on the glass once again and committed a season-low nine turnovers. 

The was the recipe for success to keep pace with the other three teams who all won and are in a 9-3 log jam atop the Atlantic 10 standings.

HIGHLIGHTS


MBB Gameday Preview: Duquesne, 2/14/15

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 55-53 Win At St. Bonaventure

MBB Gameday Preview: at St. Bonaventure, 2/11/15

It's game day in western New York as UMass takes on St. Bonaventure tonight at 7 p.m. The Minutemen have won four-straight and five of their last six, while the Bonnies are riding high after back-to-back buzzer-beating wins over Davidson and VCU. Add in the fact that the Reilly Center has one of the more intense atmosphere's in the league and this game will be an exciting one for sure.
The game is televised by Time Warner SportsChannel in parts of New York State and is also available for free on the Atlantic 10 Digital Network.

UMass (14-9, 7-3 A-10) at St. Bonaventure (13-8, 6-4 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Feb. 11, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationSt. Bonaventure, N.Y. (Reilly Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch Time Warner Cable SportsChannel
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network (free)
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | St. Bonaventure Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Sunday's 66-59 Win Over La Salle

The UMass men's basketball team continued to get contributions from a variety of players and Sunday was no different. Donte Clark sparked the offense in the first half, making all six of his field goals, including four 3-pointers before finishing with 23 points and a career-high seven rebounds, while the front court tandem of Cady Lalanne and Maxie Esho had 11 points each in the team's 66-59 win over La Salle. That's four-straight W's for the squad as they get ready to make a trip the western NY and face St. Bonaventure Wednesday night.

Highlights:

Post Game Interview:


Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story today where he get the thoughts of men's basketball coach Derek Kellogg and football coach Mark Whipple on the departure of athletic director John McCutcheon. McCutcheon's 11-year tenure will come to an end on Feb. 20 at UMass as he takes over at UC Santa Barbara.


MBB Gameday Preview: La Salle, 2/8/15

It's game day in Western Massachusetts as the UMass Minutemen host to La Salle Explorers on Sunday afternoon.

UMass (13-9, 6-3 A-10) vs. La Salle (13-9, 5-4 A-10)
Game InfoSunday, Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m. ET
LocationAmherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Online Videowatch None
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | La Salle Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 78-72 Win At Fordham

The Massachusetts men's basketball team rebounded from a tough first half to take control of the second half and erase a 9-point deficit for a 78-72 road victory over Fordham.

Trey Davis caught fire from outside, making five 3-pointers, Derrick Gordon had his first double-double as a Minutemen and Jabarie Hinds took over the game for a couple of stretches as he has done at times this season. Cady Lalanne also joined the 1,000-point club at UMass, becoming the 47th player in school history to achieve the feat.

UMass has now won three straight and four of its last five overall. The team also is 4-1 in A-10 road play.


MBB Gameday Preview: at Fordham, 2/4/15

The UMass basketball team continues its road stretch of five of the seven away from home, heading to Fordham Wednesday night. Tip-off at Rose Hill Gym, the nation's oldest regularly-used basketball arena, is at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised regionally on SNY. That is available primarily in Western Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. It is also available on AT&T U-Verse Channel 704 and DirecTV on their Sports Pack Channel 639. Use the link below to access their coverage map and see if your cable provider is on their list. It will also be available for free on the A-10 Digital Network.

UMass (12-9, 5-3 A-10) at Fordham (5-14, 0-8 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Feb. 4, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationBronx, N.Y. (Rose Hill Gym)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch SNY | Conn. NY, NJ and Pa. Coverage Map
AT&T U-Verse 704 | DirecTV 639 (must have the DirecTV Sports Pack)
Online Videowatch A-10 Digital Network (Free)
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Fordham Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Saturday's 60-56 Win At Saint Louis

MBB Gameday Preview: at Saint Louis, 1/31/15

UMass heads to the Gateway to the West today for a game at Saint Louis. The Billikens have had the Minutemen's number over the years since joining the A-10 a decade ago, but that could change today at 3 p.m. CT/ 4 p.m. ET on the CBS Sports Network. The teams played Thursday night on the East Coast so it will be a quick turnaround for both.

UMass (11-9, 4-3 A-10) at Saint Louis (9-11, 1-6 A-10)
Game InfoSaturday, Jan. 31, 4:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. CT
LocationSt. Louis, Mo. (Chaifetz Arena)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Online Videowatch None
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Louis Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Thursday's 66-64 Win Over Dayton

UMass got a strong performance from a number of players in a variety of areas Thursday night, holding on for a 66-64 win over Dayton, which entered the game second in the A-10 and holding a No. 25 RPI rating. The Minutemen were the first team to truly exploit the Flyers' lack of an inside presence int he 10 games since they kicked their two tallest players off the team. Cady Lalanne feasted on lob passes and finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. In fact, his 15 field goal attempts tied his season high.




Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a nice article describing the relationship between UMass' Trey Davis and Zach Coleman, and how their bond has grown to that of siblings.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com has a story on how the UMass basketball team is planning on dealing with the effects of Winter Storm Juno today and tomorrow.


MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 62-56 Loss At Saint Joseph's

MBB Gameday Preview: at Saint Joseph's, 1/21/15

It's game day for men's hoops as they take on Saint Joseph's tonight at 7 p.m. in Philly. The Minutemen have lost their last three games in Hagan Arena over the last four seasons. Tonight's contest on CBS Sports Network provides an excellent opportunity to gain some momentum going into a week off before the next game.

UMass (10-8, 3-2 A-10) at Saint Joseph's (7-9, 1-4 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Jan. 21, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pa. (Hagan Arena) | Directions
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch CBS Sports Network | CBS Sports Network Channel Finder
Online Videowatch None
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Saint Joseph's Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Saturday's 60-56 Win Over Rhode Island

The UMass men's basketball team got a very nice come-come-behind 60-56 victory over Rhode Island on Saturday. Maxie Esho was dominant when he was in the game but battled foul trouble for much of the game. His back-up Zach Coleman came up huge with a career-high 13 points, including eight during the decisive 13-3 run that saw the Minutemen overtake the Rams for their seventh-consecutive victory over their New England rivals. 



MBB Gameday Preview: Rhode Island, 1/17/15

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 71-63 Loss To Davidson

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story on the importance of the Minutemen bench - both over the past few games and going forward through the remainder of the 18-game Atlantic 10 season.


Daily Collegian men's basketball writer Mark Chiarelli has a story on sophomore Demetrius Dyson and what the guard has been doing to maintain his spot in the rotation with the start of Atlantic 10 play.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com sat down with sophomore shooting guard Demetrius Dyson and asked him what he needs to do to continue to get substantial minutes.


MBB Recaps From Sunday's 66-62 Win At George Mason

MBB Gameday Preview: at George Mason, 1/11/15

UMass plays at George Mason Sunday afternoon and is looking for its second-consecutive road win. The game will be broadcast on the UMass Sports Network with Josh Maurer and Tim Collins on the call. Video will be provided by George Mason on the Atlantic 10 Digital Network.

UMass (8-7, 1-1 A-10) at George Mason (6-8, 1-1 A-10)
Game InfoSunday, Jan. 11, 1:00 p.m. ET
LocationFairfax, Va. (Patriot Center)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch None
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network | Click Here
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | George Mason Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


Maroon Musket: Bergantino Thriving in his Role

Nick Canelas of the UMass recruiting and sports blog Maroon Musket, has a feature article on junior center Tyler Bergantino.

Read the entire article here...

MBB Gameday Preview: at La Salle, 1/7/15

UMass and La Salle are both looking to bounce back from disappointing conference openers last weekend. Both coaches didn't mix words in their post game remarks, saying that their teams were out hustled and outworked by their opponents. We'll find out Wednesday night at historic Tom Gola Arena which team can get the game to their style of play and be successful in that effort.

UMass (7-7, 0-1 A-10) at La Salle (8-6, 0-1 A-10)
Game InfoWednesday, Jan. 7, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationPhiladelphia, Pa. (Tom Gola Arena)
Tickets Click Here
Televisionwatch None
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network | Click Here
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | La Salle Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Saturday's 69-55 Loss To St. Bonaventure

MBB Recaps From Tuesday's 87-82 Win Over Iona

    The UMass men's basketball team got a nice 87-82 win over Iona on Tuesday night, giving it some nice momentum heading into Saturday's Atlantic 10 opener against St. Bonaventure.
    Trey Davis broke out of a shooting slump with one of the best performances in the league this season, going 10-of-11 with five 3-pointers and 25 points, along with seven assists. Derrick Gordon also impressed with 19 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals.




MBB Gameday Preview: Iona, 12/30/14

Tonight the UMass Minutemen welcome the Iona Gaels to the Mullins Center for the final regular-season non-conference game of the 2014-15 season and it should be an exciting one (7 pm tip; doors open at 6 pm). Both teams like to get out in transition and score in a variety of ways. UMass will attack the rim more, while the Gaels will take a lot of 3-pointers. Either way, it should be a fun game before Saturday's Atlantic 10 opener against St. Bonaventure at home.

UMass (6-6) vs Iona (8-4)
Game InfoTuesday, Dec. 30, 7:00 p.m. ET
LocationAmherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
Tickets Click Here
Online Videowatch Atlantic 10 Digital Network | Click Here
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | Iona Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Tuesday's 77-71 OT Loss At BYU

MBB Gameday Preview: at BYU, 12/23/14

The final game before the Christmas holiday will see UMass make its first trip to the western half of the country for the first time in a decade. It will be a tough test against a BYU squad that leads the country in scoring, likes to push the ball in transition as much as UMass and has won five of its last six games.

UMass (6-5) at BYU (9-3)
Game InfoTuesday, Dec. 23, 12:00 p.m. MT/2:00 p.m. ET
LocationProvo, Utah (Marriott Center)
Tickets Click Here
TV &
Online Video
watch BYU TV | Watch Online | How To Find BYU TV
Dish Ch. 9403 | DirecTV Ch. 374
Listen UMass Sports Network | Affiliates | Desktop Stream | Mobile TuneIn App
Live Statsgametracker GameTracker
Game NotesUMass Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader | BYU Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader
Social Media Game Day Blog  @MassAthletics |  @UMassBasketball


MBB Recaps From Saturday's 85-65 Loss At Providence

MBB Gameday Preview: at Providence, 12/20/14

Dan Malone of MassLive.com sat down with Derrick Gordon and asked him five questions about Providence, last year's game-winner with the Friars, outside shooting and working the rust off after a long layoff away from game action.


Area Media Coverage Of Seth Berger's Stress Fracture

Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli has an article on how Demetrius Dyson is working to improve his game after a rough start to his sophomore season.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com spoke with sophomore G Demetrius Dyson about his development this season and what a talk with his parents did for him confidence and attitude.


Dan Malone from MassLive.com spoke with Cady Lalanne about his outside shooting and when he needs to turn it up or turn it off.


Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has an article on Cady Lalanne's outside shooting.


MBB Recaps From Saturday's 75-58 Win Over Canisius

MBB Gameday Preview: Canisius, 12/13/14

The UMass men's basketball team returns to the Mullins Center on Saturday to face Canisius at 4 p.m. The game is the third all-time meeting between the schools but the first since 1963.

Massachusetts (5-4) vs Canisius (4-3)
 Date Saturday, Dec. 13 at 4:00 p.m. ET
 Location Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center
 Tickets  Ticket Info | 866-UMASS-TIX
 TV watch None
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 1200 AM WXKS 
 (Bloomberg Radio in Boston) and 95.5 FM WATD (Boston's South Shore)
 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) | Canisius (pdf)
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog


Cady Lalanne spoke with Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian about how he is working to handle the constant double and triple teams that come his way each game.


Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli spoke with members of the men's basketball team this week about what they can do to improve their offensive production, in particular their half-court offense.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com had a chat with Zach Coleman on Wednesday. The redshirt freshman talked about how he's feeling health-wise, why he works on his game before practice and what he views his role on the team at this point in the season.


Gazette: Freshman Donte Clark filling sixth-man role for UMass

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette spoke with freshman guard Donte Clark on Wednesday. Clark mentioned how he learned a long time ago that you can't worry about the previous play, "just worry about the next play, not the play that just happened." That mindset has served him well recently, going for a career-high 25 points on Sunday - his fourth double-figure game in the last six outings.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com has an article about UMass' attempts to get the ball to Cady Lalanne throughout a ball game.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com has an article on freshman guard C.J. Anderson and his pursuit to improve as his freshman season evolves.


Maroon Musket: Back To Basics

Nick Canelas of the Maroon Musket has an article about how the UMass basketball team is using its practice time during finals week to work on fundamentals by getting back to the basics.


MBB Recaps From Sunday's 84-75 Loss To FGCU

MBB Gameday Preview: Florida Gulf Coast, 12/7/14

UMass returns to Western Mass to face Florida Gulf Coast in the Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase today at 2 p.m. at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The Minutemen have dropped their last two, while the Eagles are flying high at 7-1.

Massachusetts (5-3) vs FGCU (7-1)
 Date Sunday, Dec. 7 at 2:00 p.m. ET
 Location Springfield, Mass. | MassMutual Center
 Tickets  Ticket Info | 866-UMASS-TIX
 TV watch None
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 1200 AM WXKS 
 (Bloomberg Radio in Boston) and 95.5 FM WATD (Boston's South Shore)
 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) | FGCU (pdf)
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog


MBB Recaps From Tuesday's 82-60 Loss At LSU

The UMass men's basketball team struggled on Tuesday night, falling to LSU 82-60 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Minutemen shot a season-low 38 percent and committed a season-high 18 turnovers, something that head coach Derek Kellogg mentioned would be addressed in the coming days and weeks. UMass will have more time for extended practice after being one of just 10 teams nationally to play 8 games in the last 18 days, often leaving 1-2 days to prepare for an opponent due to quick turnarounds and NCAA-mandated off days.


MBB Gameday Preview: at LSU, 12/2/14

Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a feature story on UMass Sports Network color analyst Tim Collins who is in his 10th season as a member of the broadcast crew. Collins earned a walk-on spot with the Minutemen under former head coach Steve Lappas from 2003-05 after initially serving as a team manager. After graduating, Collins has spent much of his free time working as a broadcaster.

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 75-73 Loss At Harvard

MBB Gameday Preview: at Harvard, 11/29/14

The UMass men's basketball team head out on its first true road game of the season today against one of the tougher opponents on its non-conference schedule. UMass and Harvard will tip off at sold out Lavietes Pavilion in Cambridge at 2 p.m. today. If you don't have a ticket, be sure to listen to Josh Maurer and Tim Collins on the UMass Sports Network. There will also be streaming video provided on ESPN3 through the Ivy League Digital Network.

Massachusetts (5-1) vs Harvard (3-1)
 Date Saturday, Nov. 29 at 2:00 p.m. (ET)
 LocationCambridge, Mass. | Lavietes Pavilion
 Tickets   SOLD OUT
 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 ESPN3/Watch ESPN
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Game Notes
 Massachusetts (pdf) | Harvard (pdf)
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog


MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 79-54 Win Over Northeastern

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 UMassAthletics.com 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)
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog


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 MaroonMusket.com 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

MBB Recaps From Sunday's 75-69 Win Over Florida State

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 81-68 Loss To Notre Dame

MBB Gameday Preview: vs. Notre Dame, 11/22/14

CBS Sports.com: UMass Is Like A Cat

Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports has his latest 'Observations' piece and UMass and Cady Lalanne are mentioned. Rothstein speaks highly of Cady and writes:

UMass is like a cat -- it always seems to land on its feet. The Minutemen have trailed at halftime in each of their first three games but are undefeated. The biggest reason why? Fifth-year senior Cady Lalanne. The 6-10 big man is averaging 16.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.3 blocks. That's gaudy, gaudy stuff.

Read the entire article here...

MBB Recaps From Tuesday's 77-68 OT Win Over Manhattan

UMass and Manhattan went back-and-forth all game long... until the Minutemen controlled the overtime session with a 16-7 margin and came away with their third-consecutive win on the year and in ESPN Tip-Off Marathon games 77-68.




MBB Gameday Preview: Manhattan, 11/18/14

It's time for morning hoops again. This year, ESPN (2) is back and will televise UMass and Manhattan at 11 a.m.

Massachusetts (2-0) vs Manhattan (0-1) 
 Date Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 11:00 a.m. (ET)
 Location Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center (9,493)
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV watch ESPN2 (Sean McDonough and Tim Welsh)
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch ESPN3 / WatchESPN
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Game Notes
 Massachusetts (pdf) | Manhattan (pdf)
 Social Media
  @UMassAthletics | Live Game Blog


Sports Illustrated college basketball writer David Gardner has an article on the family bond between Derrick Gordon and his brothers Darryl and Mike, along with his life as a college basketball student-athlete.

Gardner spent time in New Jersey with the Gordon family and in Amherst with the men's basketball program for the piece.


MBB Recaps From Sunday's 71-62 Win Over Boston College

MBB Gameday Preview: Boston College, 11/16/14

Game two on day three of the 2014-15 season is upon us in the form of the second Coaches vs. Cancer Tripleheader at the TD Garden in Boston. UMass and Boston College meet on the historic parquet today at 3 p.m. as both teams look to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Massachusetts (1-0) vs Boston College (1-0) 
 Date Sunday, Nov. 16 at 3:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Boston, Mass. | TD Garden
 Tickets 866-UMASS-TIX |  Ticket Info
 TV NESN
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield/Amherst), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester), 95.9 FM WATD (South Shore), 1200 AM WXKS (Boston, Worcester, Manchester, Providence); Listen Online | Use the TuneIn App for Mobile Devices to listen
 Online Video watch ESPN3/Watch ESPN
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MBB Recaps From Friday's 95-87 Win Over Siena

On Friday night the UMass men's basketball team opened the 106th season in school history with an exciting 95-87 victory over Siena at the Mullins Center.

The 'Big Four' as coach Kellogg referred to the veteran group of Trey Davis, Maxie Esho, Derrick Gordon and Cady Lalanne all scored in double figures to lead the Minutemen. Davis took over the role of the team's starting point guard after the departure of Chaz Williams and had a career-high of 28 points. Cady Lalanne blocked a career-high six shots despite only playing five minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.




ESPN Boston: UMass preview: Questions to answer

Longtime UMass writer Marty Dobrow was on campus earlier this week for an ESPN Boston preview of the Minutemen and spoke with head coach Derek Kellogg, along with a few student-athletes about the upcoming season.


MBB Gameday Preview: Siena, 11/14/14

It's game day in Massachusetts! Finally, the wait is over and we can get this hoops season started. The Minutemen open the 106th season of men's basketball against Siena tonight at 7 p.m.

Tickets are still on sale so contact the Mullins Center Box Office at 866-UMASS-TIX via phone or online through Ticketmaster. 

Massachusetts (0-0) vs Siena (0-0) 
 Date Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
 Location Amherst, Mass. | Mullins Center (9,493)
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We've reached the end of Dan Malone's play features as he counts down the days until today's season opener. The final Minutemen bio is on senior Maxie Esho.


Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian spent some time with Derek Kellogg in his office that overlooks the Mullins Center and talked about a lot of things - How he got into coaching, what loyalty means to him and how last season played, out among other things.


Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a feature story on the path that Derek Kellogg has taken in his six previous years at UMass.


Daily Collegian sports editor Mark Chiarelli has a nice feature article on Derrick Gordon in today's Basketball Preview issue of the campus newspaper.


Andrew Cyr of the Daily Collegian has a nice feature article on Cady Lalanne in the campus newspaper's basketball preview issue.


MassLive.com writer Dan Malone has a Siena injury update from this week on the Saints' starting center Imoh Silas.


Albany Times Union: A look at UMass, Siena's opening foe

Mark Singelais is the Siena beat writer for the Albany Times Union and spoke with UMass head coach Derek Kellogg on Wednesday morning. He offers up this preview of the Minutemen in advance of Friday's season opener.


Worcester Telegram: UMass men's basketball looks to go deep

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette has a preview article on the 2014-15 men's basketball season.


Today's player preview from Dan Malone in MassLive.com is on junior transfer Jabarie Hinds.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com has another player preview and today's selection is Derrick Gordon.


Boston Globe: UMass's Derrick Gordon at peace after coming out as gay

Kevin Dupont of the Boston Globe has a profile piece on Derrick Gordon and how at peace he is with his life after coming out as gay in April.


Putney Has Solid Debut For NBA D-League RGV Vipers

Former UMass forward Raphiael Putney competed in his first-ever NBA D-League preseason game on Monday night for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. Putney was a free agent addition to the Houston Rockets affiliate following the D-League Draft on Nov. 1

RGV defeated Fuerza Regia -- one of the top teams in the Ligo Nacional de Baloncesto Profesional, Mexico's top professional league -- 133-101 at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Putney started the second half and finished with 13 points -- third-highest on the team -- on 3-for-6 shooting from the floor, 1-of-3 from outside and 6-of-7 at the FT line. He also grabbed five rebounds with two assists, two blocks and three turnovers in 22 minutes. Check out the complete box score here.

The Vipers had 16 players in training camp and need to be down to a maximum of 10 active players and 2 inactive players by Thursday. That does not include affiliates assigned by the Rockets. The Vipers have three of those - forwards Akil Mitchell and Tony Bishop Jr., and guard Gary Talton. They waived three players on Tuesday and are now at 13.

The 2014-15 regular season begins Friday, Nov. 14 when the Vipers host the Austin Spurs at home.

Boston Globe: 2014-15 UMass men's basketball preview

The Boston Globe posted its college basketball preview capsules of the seven Division I teams on Tuesday and here's what they wrote about UMass.

Coach: Derek Kellogg (seventh season, 109-85).
2013-14: 24-9 (10-6 in Atlantic 10, tied for fifth). Starters: G Derrick Gordon, 6-3, Jr. (9.4 ppg); G Trey Davis, 6-0, Jr. (9.2 ppg, 2.5 apg); C Cady Lalanne, 6-10, Sr. (11.3 ppg, 7.9 rpg); F Maxie Esho, 6-8, Sr. (8.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg). F Seth Berger, 6-7, So. (0.4 ppg).
Key reserves: G Jabarie Hinds, 5-11, Jr. (transfer); F Zach Coleman, 6-7, Fr.; G Donte Clark, 6-4, Fr.; F/C Tyler Bergantino, 6-9, Jr. (0.9 ppg, 1.5 rpg).
Outlook: A repeat of last season would be surprising, but the Minutemen will still be tough, especially if Lalanne continues to improve and uses his great physical skills to become an all-league-caliber player. Gordon needs to increase his scoring output and Davis has to be a calm influence. Depth could be a problem.

Joe Sullivan can be reached at jtsullivan@globe.com.
UMass head coach Derek Kellogg will stick with the starting lineup he used in the exhibition game against AIC back on Oct. 30 at the Mullins Center. The seventh-year Minutemen leader stated that Trey Davis, Derrick Gordon, Seth Berger, Maxie Esho and Cady Lalanne will have their names called on Friday by Matty G. Dan Malone of MassLive reports as such in today's article.


Scott Gleeson (@ScottMGleeson) of USA Today has a profile piece on junior guard Derrick Gordon, where, in it, the Plainfield, N.J. product talks about his relationship with his twin brother Darryl, his personal life and the outlook for the 2014-15 basketball season. 


Today's player preview from Dan Malone of MassLive.com is on sophomore shooting guard Demetrius Dyson.


Dan Malone of MassLive.com has another player preview, this time on junior guard Trey Davis.


MassLive: If healthy, great expectations lay ahead for Zach Coleman

MassLive writer Dan Malone has a player preview of redshirt freshman Zach Coleman.


Maroon Musket: Kellogg says "We're a Long Way From Home"

Nick Canelas of the Maroon Musket has a recap of what Derek Kellogg has taken away from last Thursday's men's basketball exhibition win over AIC and what he hopes to gain from future practices before the season begins.


Maroon Musket hoops scribe Nick Canelas says Zach Coleman is healthy and ready to contribute to the Minutemen this season.


Daily Hampshire Gazette writer Matt Vautour has an update on Zach Coleman's health, among other things.


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