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.
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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.
|Date||Friday, March 21 at 2:45 p.m. (EST)|
|Location||Raleigh, N.C. | PNC Arena|
|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||CBS March Madness Live App|
|Live Stats||Live Stats|
| Social Media||Twitter.com/UMassAthletics|
UMass basketball hoping for better-late-than-never Cady Lalanne revival against Tennessee | masslive.com
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.
The Minutemen officially found out their Round of 64 opponent last night as Tennessee defeated Iowa in overtime at Dayton. The team will hold practice this afternoon, which is open to the public, before having a pep rally and fan reception at the Sheraton in downtown Raleigh.
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 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 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.
The Minutemen officially departed the Bay State for North Carolina this morning as UMass gets ready for Friday's NCAA match-up in Raleigh. Tons of news items covering the Minutemen this morning as we get closer to tip-off.
UMass basketball's blueprint for NCAA tournament success? It might be the Charleston Classic | masslive.com
UMass forward Raphiael Putney hoping to rediscover shooting stroke in time for NCAA tournament | masslive.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The Springfield Republican and the Daily Collegian both have additional feature stories and sidebars on last night's announcement of that the UMass basketball team was receiving a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg on not knowing who Minutemen will face: 'Now we have to worry more about UMass' (video) | masslive.com
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.