UMass Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon Held Wednesday at Mullins Center
Oct. 19, 2012
The event costs $11 to attend and free parking is available behind the Mullins Center.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For more information and to reserve your spot, contact the Minutemen Club Office at413-545-4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The luncheons feature a salad-to-dessert buffet and speakers giving you the latest on UMass athletics. There have been a variety of speakers in the past ranging from coaches to athletic directors and there is a chosen Athlete of the Week who is honored and talks about their team's accomplishments and goals as well as their own, giving you the perspective of the student-athlete.
2011-12 leading scorer and rebounder Jasmine Watson returns for her senior season, joined by senior guard Dee Montgomery and redshirt-junior forward Kiara Bomben as the team captains. Watson averaged 12.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a junior, also leading the team with 48 blocks while hitting 49.0 percent of her field goals.
The men's team went 25-11 and advanced to the semfinals of both the Atlantic 10 Championship and the National Invitation Tournament a year ago. The Minutemen finished tied for fifth in the Atlantic 10 after being picked 12th in the preseason polls. Kellogg installed an up-tempo offense to go along with a pressure defense that resulted in a the team breaking the school record for steals, while ranking in the top five nationally in possessions per game.
UMass welcomes back nine returnees and four starters, including senior Terrell Vinson and junior Chaz Williams. Vinson averaged 10.0 points and 5.1 boards a year ago, while Williams, who was named First Team All-Atlantic 10 and NABC All-District, posted 16.9 points, 6.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game. Williams also set UMass sophomore records for assists (231) and steals (81).