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Daily Collegian staff reporter Frank Corona spoke with UMass women's basketball head coach Sharon Dawley on Wednesday as the Minutewomen prepare for their second meeting of the season with St. Bonaventure.

Minutewomen set to redeem themselves against the Bonnies | Frank Corona, Daily Collegian

Tom Mulherin of the Daily Collegian staff caught up with head coach Sharon Dawley to discuss the team activities and results that took place over winter break. Mulherin highlighted the impact of the freshman class, the improvements on the defensive end and some accolades earned by senior forward Kim Pierre-Louis.

Getting up to speed with the UMass women's basketball team | Tom Mulherin, Daily Collegian

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Women's Basketball Defeats Regional Rival Holy Cross, 72-61

UMass women's basketball used a strong interior game against Holy Cross and secured a 72-61 victory over the visiting-Crusaders on Sunday afternoon. Check out some of the media content from the game below:

Pierre-Louis, Dillard shine in UMass victory over Holy Cross | Mark Chiarelli, Daily College
Highlights: UMass 72, Holy Cross 61 | UMass Sports Network
Photo Gallery: UMass 72, Holy Cross 61 | Thom Kendall, UMass Athletics

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UMass women's basketball won for the fourth time this season with a 71-61 victory over American University, which entered the contest on a three-game winning streak. Daily Collegian staff writer Arthur Hayden has a recap of the action:

UMass women's basketball handles American, 71-61 | Daily Collegian

UMass women's hoops won a 68-60 game over Maine in the home-opener for the Minutewomen on Wednesday evening. Kim Pierre-Louis led all scorers with 19 points while Rashida Timbilla added 14 and Kymber Hill scored 10. Arthur Hayden has a recap for the Collegian:

UMass women's basketball secures first victory of the season against Maine

PREVIEW: Women's Basketball At The A-10 Championship

UMass women's basketball begins its competition in the Atlantic 10 Championship at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5 against George Mason in the Richmond Coliseum in Richmond, Va. Info is provided below for fans looking to follow along with the squad:

  University of Massachusetts Women's Basketball Game Notes - 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship
 Game 31 No. 12 seed Massachusetts (4-26) vs. No. 13 George Mason (7-22)
 Date | Time Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | 7:00 p.m. (Play-In Game)
 Tournament Info Atlantic 10 Championship Central
 Location Richmond Coliseum (11,992) | Richmond, Va.
 Live Statistics Available on gameday
 Live Video Atlantic 10 Digital Network (subscription required)
 Radio Broadcast WMUA 91.1 FM (Cody Chrusciel)
 Series History George Mason leads, 3-0. Last meeting: George Mason 101, UMass 73; Feb. 12, 2014
 Game Notes Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | George Mason Get Acrobat Reader
 Team Records Massachusetts Get Acrobat Reader | George Mason Get Acrobat Reader
 Social Media @UMassAthletics   | @UMassWBB  
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Daily Collegian staff reporter Joey Saade stopped by UMass women's basketball practice this week to speak to members of the team in advance of the season. The Minutewomen are getting set to open the season at home in the Mullins Center on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m.

The Massachusetts women's basketball team is ready to turn the page.

After a disappointing 3-26 finish to last season--their worst in 23 years--the Minutewomen are focused on flipping the switch and reversing their fortunes.

If they plan on doing so, they will have to get contributions from the younger players on their roster.

Entering the season, nine out of the 13 players on the roster are entering either their first or second year in collegiate athletics. Three of those players are freshmen Alyx Stiff, Meredith Tarver and Kymber Hill. Another newcomer is redshirt sophomore Amber Dillon, who sat out last season after transferring from Maine.

UMass coach Sharon Dawley is looking forward to coaching these young players as the season gets underway...

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