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NCAA Tournament All-Access Day Two Recap

UMass spent Thursday with another practice at NC State, an open workout at the PNC Arena, met the media and wrapped things up with a pep rally at the Sheraton hotel in downtown Raleigh. And UMass alum Julius Erving paid a visit to the team and offered them a message about life and basketball.



MBB Gameday Preview: NCAA 2nd Rd vs. Tennessee, 3/21/14

It's here! 16 years in the making and the UMass Minutemen will make their ninth appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament today at 2:45 p.m. against Tennessee. Here are the previews of the game.

No. 6 Massachusetts (24-8) vs. No. 11 Tennessee (22-12)
 Date Friday, March 21 at 2:45 p.m. (EST)
 Location Raleigh, N.C. | PNC Arena
 Tickets  Click here
 TV watch CBS
 Radio  105.5 FM WEEI (Springfield), 1440 AM WVEI (Worcester)
 Satellite Radio  Westwood One Broadcast | Sirius XM 91 | Listen live on TuneIn App
 Online Video watch CBS March Madness Live App 
 Live Stats gametracker Live Stats
 Social Media
  Twitter.com/UMassAthletics
 Game Notes Massachusetts Notes | Tenn Notes | News Clips | 2013-14 Media Guide



Fans and alumni around the state, in New York, Denver and San Francisco will have the opportunity to join fellow Minutemen on Friday afternoon to see UMass take on Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament. Check the link below for information on Watch Parties and other events scheduled by the Alumni Association. The events are free to attend, but a registration is preferred.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story discussing the return of UMass basketball to the NCAA Tournament and the journey that has taken place.

Thursday's NCAA Tournament Coverage Of UMass Basketball

NCAA Tourney Day One Recap

Check out the all-access video and photo gallery from the travel day to Raleigh, including hotel check in and practice at NC State's practice facility.

President Obama Picks UMass Basketball To Win On Friday

President Obama filled out his official NCAA Tournament bracket and picked UMass to beat either Iowa or Tennessee on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.  He did pick Duke to beat the Minutemen, but even the President isn't perfect every time!

Out of the six A-10 teams in the tourney, he has UMass, Saint Louis and VCU advancing to the round of 32.

ABC40: UMass Minutemen Head to Raleigh for NCAA Tournament

ABC40 was on location this morning at Barnes Airport as the Minutemen departed Western Mass for Raleigh, N.C. Derek Kellogg spoke about the excitement of finally getting on the road for the NCAA Tournament.

Wednesday NCAA Tournament Coverage Of UMass Basketball

Boston Globe: Derrick Gordon teaching UMass teammates

Michael Whitmer of the Boston Globe has a feature today on the Minutemen's Derek Gordon who reached the NCAA Tournament with Western Kentucky as a freshman before transferring to UMass. Gordon's experience in tournament play will certainly be beneficial to the squad this weekend.

Boston Herald: Carter's been waiting at UMass

Rich Thompson of the Boston Herald has a feature story on Sampson Carter who talks about his path to UMass and what it means to reach the NCAA Tournament.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican writes that UMass will focus on improving its game during the early part of this week until the Minutemen find out exactly who they will play on Friday in the NCAA Tournament. Iowa and Tennessee play on Wednesday night in Dayton with the winner making the trip to Raleigh to face UMass.

Gazette: UMass seed shock turns into familiar feeling

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story in today's paper about the UMass basketball team using certain negative critiques in the media as fuel and motivation for Friday's NCAA Tournament game against either Iowa or Tennessee in Raleigh, N.C.

ABC40: UMass Minutemen Begin Preparations for NCAA Tournament

Casey Viera of ABC40 has a look at the UMass basketball team which returned to practice on Monday to begin preparation for the NCAA Tournament. UMass will play either Iowa or Tennessee on Friday afternoon in Raleigh, N.C.

Derek Kellogg Talks UMass Hoops To National Audience

UMass head coach Derek Kellogg will appear on a pair of national shows today - one on satellite radio and another on national television - to talk UMass hoops and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Derek will be on the Tim Brando Show this morning at 9:30 am ET as part of Sirius College Sports daily lineup. The show can be heard on Sirius XM 91 from 9 am-Noon ET.

This evening after practice, he will be a guest on CBS Sports Network's "Bracket Breakdown" show, which airs from 4-6 pm ET. Derek is scheduled to call in at 5 pm for a live interview. 

If you aren't already excited as it is with the Minutemen earning a No. 6 seed to the NCAA Tournament, here is the official 2013-14 intro video for the UMass basketball team.

Go ahead - enjoy those slow-mo alley-oop dunks - you've earned it!

Boston's WBZ-TV was at the Amherst Brewing Company last night for Selection Sunday and helped provide the live look-in for CBS's selection show.


Interview With Derek Kellogg:

Team Reaction To Announcement:


UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg was a guest on 98.5 FM The Sports Hub's Felger & Mazz show on Monday afternoon to talk about the Minutemen earning the No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Additional Coverage Of UMass' Berth To The NCAA Tournament

Globe: Derek Kellogg returns UMass basketball to prominence

Michael Whitmer of the Boston Globe had this story in Sunday's paper on the job Derek Kellogg has done in returning the UMass basketball team to national prominence.

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