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Happy belated birthday to Vance Walberg and Gary Correia of men's basketball and Michael DiMarco of men's swimming and diving!
Read the recaps on the loss in the following outlets:
• Boston Globe: Gurley and UMass are contained
• Springfield Republican: Sunday's game helped show why UMass basketball is a hard sell
• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutemen offense sputters in loss to George Washington
• Worcester Telegram: Late 17-0 blitz dooms Minutemen
• Daily Collegian: UMass basketball drops third-straight to Colonials
• Daily Collegian: Offense sluggish for sinking Minutemen
• GW Hatchet: GW uses strong second half to earn win
• WWLP NBC22: G.W. bounces past UMass in 2nd half
• ESPN.com: George Washington 59, Massachusetts 51
Gary Correia knows time is running out. "I haven't beaten Xavier yet. This is personal for me,'' the University of Masschusetts senior point guard said as his team headed to Cincinnati for a difficult Atlantic 10 Conference game.
A little momentum follows the Minutemen (9-5, 1-0 A-10), who outlasted Dayton 55-50 Sunday. Doing it with defense and ball control, UMass neutralized its flaws, most of which can be traced to the offense.
"We ran down the shot clock a few times. Sometimes we went a little overboard on that, but at least we weren't firing up shots in the first four seconds,'' UMass coach Derek Kellogg said.
Here are stories about the game:
• Boston Globe: UMass thrilled with 'ugly' win
• Boston Herald: Minutemen pretty happy with ugly win
• Worcester Telegram: UMass wins league opener at foul line
• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Minutemen open A-10 play with win over Dayton at Mullins Center
• Daily Hampshire Gazette: Correia's return provides lift for UMass
• Springfield Republican: For the image of UMass basketball, beating Dayton could not have come at a better time
• Springfield Republican: With grit if not grace, UMass shuts down Dayton
• Daily Collegian: UMass defeats Dayton, 55-50, in first conference game
• Dayton Daily News: Poor shooting, lack of energy sinks Dayton
• Dayton Daily News: Flyers say rebounding hurt by lack of urgency
• ESPN: Massachusetts 55, Dayton 50
• WWLP NBC22: Defense dominates, UMass downs Dayton
But Kellogg said the nature of the ailment hasn't entirely been determined yet and that Correia's status for Friday's 2 p.m. game against Boston University is still uncertain.
But, as UMass takes a 7-1 record into Wednesday night's game against Maine (2-5), the concerns about this key spot are being erased by three distinctly different players.
"I think the point guard spot is a microcosm of our team. The guys have done a good job, they have all been somewhat effective in their own ways. but there is still a lot of room for improvement,'' coach Derek Kellogg said.
Read the full story in the Springfield Republican.
It nearly caused Correia to leave, before he changed his mind about transferring to Boston University, just before the paperwork went through. As the 2010-11 men's basketball season beckons, Correia is a senior leader on a young team, and for now at least, finally a starter.
But that wasn't enough for University of Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg.
"Sprint Dah-RULL!" the Minuteman coach growled loudly.
The rookie extended his lead to a full two strides before crossing the baseline.
As Kellogg turned away from the court, he smiled a bit. He's trying to make the 5-foot-9 guard faster, but more than that he's trying to teach Traynham the difference between working hard in high school and doing so in college.