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  1. UMass gets commitment from Rivals 150 point guard Luwane Pipkins

    May 6, 2014, 11:20 PM EST

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    UMass landed its first player in its Class of 2015.

  2. Atlantic 10 Tournament Preview: Saint Louis-VCU rematch in Brooklyn?

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:47 PM EST

    AP

    Saint Louis will look to repeat as the Atlantic 10 Tournament champion, but it won’t be easy. The field in Brooklyn could have six, yes six, NCAA tournament-bound teams.

  3. Late Night Snacks: UMass outruns VCU

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:01 AM EST

    Chaz Williams

    Game of the night: Massachusetts 80, VCU 75 During the Atlantic 10 media day, I spoke with Massachusetts coach Derek Kellogg about his team’s three-point dependence. Since he arrived at UMass, Kellogg’s squads were content to jack a high percentages of threes, consistently posting a three-point attempts percentage in the mid-30s. After asking Kellogg whether…

  4. UMass bounces back with a 90-52 Atlantic 10 win over Fordham (VIDEO)

    Jan 26, 2014, 1:55 PM EST

    Chaz Williams

    UMass, the No. 13 team in the nation, saw its late-game magic run out in a loss, on the road, against Richmond on Wednesday night. The Minutemen used come-from-behind wins against St. Joesph’s, St. Bonaventure and George Mason in three of the four games leading up to its matchup with the Spiders. And on Sunday…

  5. Kendall Anthony, perimeter defense result in Richmond beating No. 12 UMass

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:28 PM EST

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    No. 12 UMass had seemingly made a habit of digging themselves a hole in the first half, only to find a way to climb out of it in the second half. In each of their three Atlantic 10 victories ahead of Wednesday’s game at Richmond the Minutemen trailed in the second half, with Chaz Williams…

  6. Thrilling comeback from No. 16 UMass erases another subpar performance

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    At what point do we start to get concerned about No. 16 UMass? The Minutemen went down to Fairfax, VA, tonight and knocked off George Mason, 88-87, in a thrilling, come-from-behind win. UMass was trailing for much of the second half, but Chaz Williams made every play in the final minute, leading UMass back from…

  7. No. 19 UMass with a thrilling, comeback win over St. Bonaventure (VIDEO)

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EST

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    For the fifth consecutive game, No. 19 UMass found themselves locked in a battle that went down to the final possessions. And while the Minutemen found themselves in the loser’s column when they went down to Florida last month to take on Florida State, Derek Kellogg’s club has now managed to win four straight dog…

  8. Atlantic 10 Conference Catchup: Can UMass outlast VCU and Saint Louis?

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass runs…

  9. College Basketball Talk Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:22 AM EST

    East Carolina v Duke

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  10. Derrick Gordon’s last-second bucket lifts UMass past Providence in overtime

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:37 PM EST

    Derrick Gordon

    AMHERST — Trey Davis told UMass coach Derek Kellogg he was confident he could take his man off the dribble and win the Minutemen the game. He did his typical jumpstop into a floater, but his shot came up a little bit short. Luckily the ball landed right into the hands of sophomore guard Derrick…

  11. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    East Carolina v Duke

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  12. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings: Shabazz tops the list again

    Dec 17, 2013, 9:28 AM EST

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  13. No. 22 UMass rolls past Northern Illinois, remains undefeated (VIDEO)

    Dec 14, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

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    Prior to the start of the season many felt that Derek Kellogg’s UMass Minutemen had the ability to contend in the Atlantic 10. After winning the Charleston Classic and picking up quality non-conference victories over the likes of LSU and BYU, the bar has been raise for this experienced group led by one of college…

  14. College Hoops Week in Review: Wisconsin’s for real, and so is Chaz Williams

    Dec 9, 2013, 1:44 PM EST

    Chaz Williams, Eric Mika

    PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Chaz Williams, UMass UMass has been one of the nation’s most impressive teams this season, and the reason has been the emergence of guys like Raphiael Putney, Cady Lalanne and Sampson Carter. As good as those three have played, the MVP of this UMass team has been dynamic point guard Chaz Williams,…

  15. Chaz Williams continues to be a player to watch after UMass’ 105-96 win over BYU

    Dec 7, 2013, 5:07 PM EST

    AP

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. –  The game had been over for nearly 20 minutes, though, UMass senior point guard Chaz Williams clearly was not done dishing out the assists. He was the last to be seated at the postgame press conference, as he ventured over towards the table of Poland Spring water bottles, grabbed three extra ones…

  16. 2013-2014 Season Preview: Atlantic 10: VCU’s Havoc to top the new-look league

    Oct 24, 2013, 12:15 PM EST

    NCAA Basketball Tournament - VCU v Indiana

    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of our previews…

  17. 2013-14 Season Preview: Top 20 Lead Guards

    Oct 21, 2013, 6:00 PM EST

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of our preview lists, click here. For a schedule of our previews…