UMass faces the Patriots for the first time since the 2014 A-10 Tournament at 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 11
Women's basketball plays the Spiders on the road at 2 p.m. on Jan. 24
Women's hoops squad hits the road to Philadelphia for a 2 p.m. contest
Women's basketball challenges the Billikens at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7
UMass to recognize forward Kiara Bomben, team manager Steve Baruffi with pregame ceremony
WBB vs. XAVIER (SENIOR DAY) Photos by Thom Kendall '93
WBB vs. TEMPLE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
WBB vs. LASALLE Photos by Thom Kendall '93
WBB vs. GW Photos by Thom Kendall '93
WBB vs. DARTMOUTH Photos by Thom Kendall '93
Watson In The UMass Record Book
-- Single-Season --
-- Career --
2012-13 - Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Led UMass with 11.1 points per game while ranking second in rebounding at 6.2 boards per contest ... Finished with a .502 field goal percentage with 129 makes in 257 attempts ... Blocked a team-high 52 shots while handing out 32 assists and earning 28 steals ... Was 5-for-9 from the floor and 4-of-4 at the free throw line to total a team-best 14 points against Charlotte (2/20), recording a career-high-tying six blocks against the 49ers ... Notched her 16th career double-double, and third of the season, with 20 points and 11 rebounds at Saint Louis (2/7), adding five blocks while hitting 9-of-11 field goal attempts ... Turned aside five Temple shots on Feb. 3 - marking the eight game Watson had at least five blocks - while pulling down eight boards and chipping in seven points ... Recorded her 15th career double-double with 14 points and a season-best 11 boards against La Salle (1/30) to go with two assists and a steal ... Led UMass with 15 points on 7-for-12 shooting with a free throw against Butler (1/23), also totaling eight rebounds against the Bulldogs ... Went 5-for-9 from the field with a free throw for 11 points at Fordham (1/16), chipping in six boards, a block and one steal ... Had 10 points and eight rebounds, including five offensive boards, against George Washington (1/12) while adding two blocks ... Totaled a team-high 15 points against Siena (12/28), also contributing seven rebounds, four blocks and two assists ... Went for 21 points on a 9-for-15 performance from the floor and 3-for-4 day from the free throw line against Bowling Green (12/19), also chipping in five rebounds, three steals and two assists ... Notched 19 points on a 9-for-15 day from the floor at Ole Miss (12/8), grabbing six rebounds, dishing out a pair of assists and blocking a shot ... Had a season-best 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting from the field and a 4-for-5 performance at the free throw line against Hartford (11/21), adding eight rebounds and three blocks ... Tied for team lead in points (17) on 6-for-14 shooting from the field to go with a 5-for-6 day from the free throw line against Quinnipiac (11/16) while adding eight rebounds ... Produced her 14th double-double despite only playing 21 minutes at Central Connecticut (11/13) due to foul trouble, tallying 16 points and 10 rebounds to go with five blocks, three steals and a pair of assists ... Became the 18th member of the program's 1,000-point club during the 2012-13 season-opener vs. Kent State (11/10/12) with 21 on the contest ... Led the Minutewomen against Kent State with 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting from the field and a 5-for-8 day from the free throw line - also grabbing eight boards, blocking four shots and earning four steals in the 83-53 victory.
2011-12 - Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Scored 21 points against Xavier (2/26) ... Put up 15 points, four boards, two assists and a block against Rhode Island (2/22) ... In the game against George Washington (2/19) she had 13 points, seven boards, five assists, two steals and a block ... Contributed six points, five boards, three assists and three blocks during the game against St. Louis (2/15) ... At Temple (2/11), Watson had 13 points, six rebounds, four steals and three blocks ... Put up six points, six boards, five blocks and three assists against St. Bonaventure (2/8) ... Recorded 10 points and one assist at La Salle (2/4) ... In 35 minutes of play, scored 24 points, recorded three assists and three steals at Charlotte (2/1) ... Tallied 12 points, one assist and one steal against Fordham (1/28) ... Put up nine points, three steals and one assist at Duquesne (1/25) ... Contributed 14 points and one steal against Dayton (1/18) ... In 31 minutes of play, scored 19 points, dished out one assist and recorded one steal against Richmond (1/14) ... Scored seven points and recorded three steals at Rhode Island (1/11) ... Scored four points, had two assists and earned two steals against Saint Joseph's (1/7) ... Recorded 15 points and one steals against Harvard (1/3) ... Contributed eight points, two steals and one assist at Virginia (12/29) ... Put up 15 points, one assists and one steal against Elon (12/28) ... Scored ten points and tallied two steals at Siena (12/21) ... Notched 16 points, two assists and two steals at Binghamtom (12/19) ... Scored 11 points against Providence (12/9) ... Went a perfect 5-for-5 from the free-throw line and totaled 15 points against Boston College (12/7) ... Tied for the team high in points with 14 and had six rebounds in the contest against George Mason (12/1) ... Contributed 12 points - including nine scored in the second half - against Quinnipiac (11/29) ... Had her second double-double of the year against Ole Miss, with 14 points and 11 rebounds to go along with three assists and two steals (11/26) ... Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Holy Cross (11/22) ... Added 14 points and eight boards in the Nov. 19 contest with Miami (Ohio) ... Led the team in scoring with 15 points and totaled 13 rebounds to go with five blocks against Central Connecticut (11/16) for her her 10th career double-double.
2010-11 - Sophomore: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Played in 22 games, starting all of them ... Scored 317 points (14.4 per-game) and pulled down 168 rebounds (7.6) ... Ranks third all-time in blocked shot average (1.7) with 37 this year, fourth in offensive rebounding average (2.6) ... Had a career high 14 rebounds vs. La Salle (2/26) ... In the first round of the A-10 Tournament had a team-high in points (25) and rebounds (8) vs. Charlotte (3/4) ... In the regular-season finale vs. La Salle (2/26) had another double-double with 22 points and 14 rebounds ... Recorded a double-double at Fordham (2/23) with 18 points and 11 rebounds ... In the win against Rhode Island (2/19) scored 25 points and pulled down nine rebounds ... At George Washington (2/12) scored eight points to go along with six rebounds, and three blocks ... Recorded 12 points, eight rebounds, and two assists against Charlotte (2/5) ... Had a stand out game with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and a career-high matching four steals in the heartbreaking loss against Duquesne (2/2) ... Scored 10 points and grabbed eight boards, along with two assists a block and a steal at St. Bonaventure (1/29) ... Made three baskets good for six points and grabbed six rebounds against Temple (1/26) ... Tallied 17 points, four rebounds, and two assists against Saint Louis (1/19) ... Scored 15 points and snagged 11 boards as well as two blocks and two steals at Richmond (1/12) ... Netted a career-high 27 points to go along with 12 rebounds and three assists at Rhode Island (1/8) ... Put up her second double-double of the season with 23 points and 11 rebounds to go with three blocks and three steals against Holy Cross (1/5) ... Scored 14 points, handed out four assists, and grabbed seven rebounds at Maine (12/29) ... Had first double-double of the season with twelve points and eleven rebounds, and made four blocks against Miami (Ohio) (12/21) ... Matched a career-high with six blocks against Wagner(12/19) while also contributing 14 points, two rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes on the floor ... Scored seven points and grabbed four rebounds in 18 minutes against Binghamton (12/11) ... In season debut vs. Boston University (12/8) scored 13 points and grabbed team-leading nine boards while dishing out three assists.
2009-10 - Freshman: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Named the 2010 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and was selected to the A-10 All-Rookie Team ... Tabbed A-10 Rookie of the Week on four occasions (1/18, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1), matching the UMass record ... Played in all 30 games, starting the final of the season ... Finished second on the squad in scoring with 307 points (10.2 per-game) and led the team with 176 rebounds (5.9 per-game) ... Ranked second on the team in blocks with 38 (1.3 per-game) ... Was the leading freshman scorer in the Atlantic 10 ... Finished A-10 play 10th in the league in scoring with a team-leading 13.0 points per-game ... Shot 115-for-262 (.439) from the field, 77-for-106 (.726) at the free-throw line ... Dished 26 assists and grabbed 27 steals ... Scored in double figures 16 times, had two 20-point games and two double-doubles ... Was the team's leading scorer six times and leading rebounder on 11 occasions ... Scored nine points, had a team high seven rebounds and was a perfect 5-for-5 from the line against Richmond (3/5/10) in the Atlantic 10 Tournament ... Totaled 10 points and seven rebounds vs. Charlotte (2/28) ... Posted 17 points and seven rebounds, along with a career high four assists vs. St. Joseph's (2/25) ... Totaled six rebounds at Xavier (2/20), adding four points and an assist ... Scored game-best 20 points and had six rebounds, three assists and a steal at La Salle (2/17) ... Shot 5-for-9, totaling 12 points to go along with a team-best seven boards vs. Dayton (2/13), while also swatting a career-high six blocks and grabbing two steals ... Reached double figures for a third consecutive game with 10 points at Temple (2/10) to go along with five rebounds, four steals, two assists and one block ... Scored game-high 21 points against Fordham (2/6), making the games only three blocks and adding eight rebounds and an assist ... Tied for team-high 12 points against St. Bonaventure (2/2), adding two assists, a block and a rebound ... Had six rebounds, four points, a block, a steal and an assist at Rhode Island (1/30) ... Had second career double-double, grabbing a team-high 10 rebounds and three steals and scoring 16 points against George Washington (1/27) ... Scored eight points against Duquesne (1/20), adding seven rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist ... Posted a career-high 19 points and corralled eight rebounds, leading the team in both categories vs. Richmond (1/16) while also tallying two assists, one block and one steal. Shot 8-for-14 from the floor and a perfect 3-for-3 at the free throw line ... Had a career-best 16 points, including 4-4 from the line, as well as six rebounds and two blocks at Saint Louis (1/13) ... Played a career high-35 minutes vs. Rhode Island (1/9) and totaled 13 points five rebounds and three blocks ... Had first career double-double in her first start, scoring ten points and grabbing a game-high and career-best 13 boards vs. Harvard (1/6) ... Scored 10 points in 16 minutes vs. Maine (1/3), including eight in the second half, and brought down five rebounds along with two steals and one block ... Was 3-for-4 at the free throw line and had three points and three rebounds at Delaware (12/30) ... Had six points and shot 4-for-5 at the free throw line at NJIT (12/20) with two assists and two blocks ... Totaled seven points and five rebounds in 18 minutes versus Providence (12/11) ... Set career highs in rebounds (9), points (14), and minutes (26), leading the team in scoring versus Vermont (12/9) ... Logged 13 points with seven rebounds against Brown (12/5) ... Scored nine points to go along with six boards against Quinnipiac (12/6) ... Had 13 points with seven rebounds against Brown (12/5) ... Shot 2-of-5 from the floor for four points and had two rebounds in 11 minutes of play at Northeastern (12/2) ... Set career high with eight rebounds against Miami (11/28), as well as scoring nine points ... Scored eight points and had five rebounds and two blocks vs. Rice (11/27) ... Went 4-4 at the free throw line, adding three rebounds, a block and an assist against Villanova (11/22) ... Was the team's leading rebounder with seven at New Hampshire (11/20) and had three points and two steals in 16 minutes ... Scored in double figures for the first time with 14 points in 24 minutes off the bench and also contributed four rebounds vs. St. John's (11/18) ... Had three blocks, two rebounds and two points in 15 minutes against Boston University (11/15).
Before UMass: Helped South Bend Washington High School to a 26-1 record in 2008-09 and a No. 2 ranking in the ESPN RISE FAB 50 National Poll under coach Maurice Scott ... Finished her senior campaign averaging 11.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per-game ... Earned an All-State High Honorable Mention nod from the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association and a Second Team Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports association recognition as her team advanced to the Indiana State Championship Game ... Prior to her year at South Bend Washington, played at Elkhart Memorial High School where she scored 693 career points, gathered 607 rebounds and registered 191 blocks ... As a three-year starter at Elkhart Memorial, she led the squad in rebounds and blocked shots each year ... Helped the squad win three section titles and finish as a regional runner-up three times ... Was a two-time team MVP ... Named an all-state selection by the ICGSA as a junior ... Voted all-conference in both 2006-07 and 2007-08 ... Played AAU ball with The Indiana Family Elite, coached by Kevin Merriweather ... Was rated as the No. 23 forward by Hoopgurlz.com.
Personal: Born on June 4, 1991 ... Daughter of Dameon and Valerie Watson ... Sister of Valicia Vance, Dayana Watson, D'yante Watson and Savanna White ... Majoring in Kinesiology.