Men's Basketball

UMass Announces Celebration Dates for 100th Season of Basketball

Great such as all-time leading scorer Jim McCoy will be honored during UMass' 100th Season Celebrations.

Great such as all-time leading scorer Jim McCoy will be honored during UMass' 100th Season Celebrations.

Sept. 18, 2008

AMHERST, Mass. - As part of the Centennial Season of UMass Basketball, six games have been selected to celebrate the different decades and an era of the program's history. Each of the game dates will feature events surrounding the honored group including welcoming back many of the heroes from the respective eras, as they will be honored at each game. The events kickoff with the Dec. 6, 2008 game against Boston College as UMass will honor the "Classic Era" from 1899-1959. The Jack Leaman Legacy Game vs. Vanderbilt on Jan. 3, 2009 will be held in conjunction with 1960s night.

The UMass-Temple game on Jan. 17, 2009 will be the backdrop for 1970s night. The 1980s decade will be recognized at the La Salle game on Jan. 24, 2009.

On Feb. 8, 2009, UMass will look back at the historic decade of the 1990s where the Minutemen reached the 1996 Final Four, as UMass takes on Saint Joseph's. The current decade of the 2000s will be celebrated on Feb. 18, 2009 as UMass takes on Rhode Island.

Again, many of the greats from each era are expected to be on hand for these celebration games. Each night will also feature themes surrounding the celebrated era.

100th Season Of UMass Basketball Celebration Dates

Dec. 6, 2008 UMass vs. Boston College 8:30 p.m. Classic Era Night (1899-1959)
Jan. 3, 2009 UMass vs. Vanderbilt 5:00 p.m. Leaman Legacy Game/1960s Night
Jan. 17, 2009 UMass vs. Temple 7:00 p.m. 1970s Night
Jan. 24, 2009 UMass vs. La Salle 4:00 p.m. 1980s Night
Feb. 8, 2009 UMass vs. Saint Joseph's 2:00 p.m. 1990s Night
Feb. 18, 2009 UMass vs. Rhode Island 7:00 p.m. 2000s Night




    Event Calendar

    Sunday, Feb 14
    at Duquesne 3:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 17
    at Fordham 7:00 PM
    Sunday, Feb 21
    vs George Mason 4:00 PM gametracker
    Wednesday, Feb 24
    vs Saint Joseph's 7:00 PM gametracker
    Saturday, Feb 27
    at St. Bonaventure 4:00 PM
    Thursday, Mar 3
    at Rhode Island 7:00 PM
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