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After doing media interviews, Maxie Esho shows off his skills by dunking over UMass basketball media director Brian Henry.

MBB Recaps From Wednesday's 66-62 Win Over Saint Joseph's

UMass outscored Saint Joseph's 18-5 to close the game as the Minutemen improved to 13-1 on the season and 1-0 in Atlantic 10 play. Maxie Esho's steal and throw down dunk put the team ahead and then they had a pair of textbook defensive stops to come away with the victory.









Bud Light UMass Basketball Show - 1/6/14

Here's the podcast from Monday night's Bud Light UMass Basketball Show. Head coach Derek Kellogg talked with hosts Josh Maurer and Tim Kenney about last Saturday's win over Miami and previewed the start of Atlantic 10 Conference play. Maxie Esho was the player guest. Did you know he is the second leading scorer over the past six games, at nearly 12 points per contest.


VIDEO: Highlights From UMass Hoops' 105-96 Win Over BYU

Check out the fast paced highlights from No. 21 UMass' 105-96 win over BYU on Saturday at the sold out Mass Mutual Center in Springfield.

MBB Recaps From Saturday's 75-61 Win Over Eastern Michigan

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Harry Plumer of the Springfield Republican/MassLive.com composed an article detailing Maxie Esho's role on the 2012-13 UMass basketball team. He talks about the sophomore's role last year and the impact he continues to make with his energy and stamina as the team's "Sixth Man."


Rothstein Files: Five Observations From UMass

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National college basketball writer and television announcer Jon Rothstein offered up his thoughts on UMass as it prepares for the 2012-13 season. Leading off with a note on junior PG Chaz Williams' infectious energy that envelops the entire team.

Chaz Williams is a like a magnet. The undersized point guard has an infectious personality -- and it's easily noticeable if you're in the gym with him for even just a matter of moments. The 5-9 Williams was one of the best players in the Atlantic 10 a season ago and figures to be so again thanks to the biggest weapon he has -- his heart.


Happy Birthday: Feb. 28 Maxie Esho

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Happy birthday to men's basketball redshirt freshman Maxie Esho ll!

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Men's Basketball's Recaps From Win Over St. Bonaventure

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Behind Jesse Morgan's career-high 24 points on 6-of-7 from long range, the UMass basketball team benefitted from two big scoring runs to defeat St. Bonaventure, 76-67, at the Mullins Center on Wednesday night. The win kept the Minutemen near the top of the Atlantic 10 standings at 7-3, heading into Saturday's contest at Saint Joseph's.


Recaps From Men's Basketball Win Over Davidson

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Collegian: Four new Minutemen to take the floor

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Jackson Alexander of the Daily Collegian has a story in Thursday's basektball preview issue on the four new Minutemen that will be taking the court this season. Freshman Caddy Lalanne, redshirt sophomore transfer Chaz Williams, and redshirt freshmen Maxie Esho and Andrew McCarthy all have to opportunity to contribute to the Minutemen in 2011-12 at various levels. Alexander provides some insight into how each could make a contribution.

Four new Minutemen to take the floor - Daily Collegian

Happy Birthday: Feb. 28 - Austin, Esho, Stoker

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Best wishes for a great birthday on the final day of February to women's soccer player Kayla Austin, men's basketball freshman Maxie Esho and men's soccer junior Chris Stoker.

Kayla Austin  Maxie Esho  Chris Stoker

Daily Collegian's Mega Preview Of UMass Basketball

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Here are stories on the UMass basketball team as the Minutemen prepare to face Sacred Heart tonight at the Mullins Center. The Daily Collegian ran its 2010-11 season preview with tons of coverage on the Maroon & White.
• Daily Collegian: Playing hoops with Derek Kellogg
• Daily Collegian: Walk-ons show promise, potential
• Daily Collegian: A look at the 2010-11 Minutemen
• Daily Collegian: Atlantic 10 Predictions
• Daily Collegian: Sophomores primed to make jump

Gazette: Basketball Notes On Esho, Scrimmage

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In the Daily Hampshire Gazette Matt Vautour has a story on how the basketball team hand-delivered season tickets on Monday night. The piece also has info on the team's Sunday scrimmage at Harvard, an update on Maxie Esho and more.

Gazette Reports Esho Is Eligible

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In the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Matt Vautour reports that freshman Maxie Esho has been cleared by the NCAA and can join the team as full practices start on Friday.

"I was worried. When I heard, I was excited. It feels really good. I can do everything with the team," said Esho, who'd been working out independently with nonqualifiers Cady Lalanne and Luke Cothron, who both are sitting out this year.

Republican: Morgan Could Be Eligible 2nd Semester

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he University of Massachusetts men's basketball team may get a second semester boost in its backcourt. Jesse Morgan, who is sitting out for academic reasons, has a chance to become eligible by the second semester. Morgan is a combo guard from Philadelphia who will probably play shooting guard or small forward, though he could also give minutes at the point.

The 6-foot-5 Morgan initially signed with Seton Hall. The Big East does not accept non-qualifiers, so when it appeared Morgan might not make the academic cut, he switched plans and enrolled at UMass.

Read the full story from Ron Chimelis in the Springfield Republican.

Gazette's Basketball Notebook On Tip-Off, Sked & More

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Check out this in-depth basketball notebook from the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Among the items Matt Vautour touches on are the Hall of Fame Tip-Off schedule, MISSION 1000, an update on Daryl Traynham, Maxie Esho and the women's basketball schedule.

Republican: Traynham Cleared For 2010-11

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The Springfield Republicanhas news on the basketball team.

The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team has received word that freshman point guard Daryl Traynham has been academically cleared to play in the 2010-11 season.

The 5-foot-9 newcomer's eligibility could help solve a potential depth problem. The UMass roster carries only one other true point guard, senior Gary Correia. UMass is still awaiting word on the eligibility of Maxie Esho, a 6-8 freshman forward. Traynham and Esho are both from Upper Marlboro, Md.

If Esho is not cleared to play in 2010-11, he might still be ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.That would allow Esho to practice with the team, but not play in games.

He would retain his four years of eligibility, whether he is a partial qualifier or a 2010-11 non-qualifier.

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