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  1. 2014-2015 Season Preview: 23 Impact Transfers

    Oct 14, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

    Kyle Wiltjer three

    Here are 24 players that will make an impact after changing schools this offseason.

  2. FGCU, UMass to meet December 7 in Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase Game

    Oct 4, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    The game was originally booked for the Mullins Center on the UMass campus.

  3. UMass reserve wing announces intention to transfer on twitter

    Sep 4, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    Getty Images

    Clyde Santee only played 2.8 minutes in his one season eligible for the Minutemen.

  4. UMass grabs late 2014 commitment from forward Malik Hines

    Jul 4, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT

    Derek Kellogg

    UMass landed a late commitment in the 2014 class from forward Malik Hines.

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

    May 6, 2014, 11:20 PM EDT

    AP

    UMass landed its first player in its Class of 2015.

  6. Notre Dame, Providence among teams playing in 2014 Tip-Off Tournament

    May 1, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

    Ed Cooley

    The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced the field for its Tip-Off Tournament.

  7. Atlantic 10 Tournament: George Washington eliminates UMass (VIDEO)

    Mar 15, 2014, 1:50 AM EDT

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    George Washington shot 50.8% from the field and had six players score in double figures in their eight-point win over UMass.

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

    Mar 11, 2014, 12:47 PM EDT

    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.

  9. Jordair Jett tops Chaz Williams, UMass with last-second layup (VIDEO)

    Mar 9, 2014, 4:08 PM EDT

    Jordair Jett

    Jordair Jett helped snap a three-game losing streak while also delivering Saint Louis the Atlantic 10 regular season title with a last-second win over UMass.

  10. Shaka Smart, Derek Kellogg speak to the strength of the Atlantic 10

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT

    Shaka Smart

    AMHERST, Mass. – Following Friday night’s loss to UMass, VCU head coach Shaka Smart entered the room for his postgame press conference, firing off a question before even taking his seat at the table. “Is this the same room where John Chaney said, ‘I’ll kill you’?,” he asked, referring to the former Temple coach’s confrontation with…

  11. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: VCU visits UMass and a showdown in the A-Sun

    Feb 21, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

    Chaz Williams

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: VCU at UMass, 7:00 p.m. (ESPN2) Like teams that prefer to play fast? This is the game to watch then, with both the Rams and Minutemen ranked in the top 25 nationally in adjusted tempo. Both have speed and a desire to pressure defensively, with the Minutemen being led by senior…

  12. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

    ennis

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse 58, No. 25 Pittsburgh 56 Once against a Syracuse game went down to the wire, and once again the Orange made the plays needed to win in the end. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer as time expired proved to be the difference, with he and C.J. Fair combining to scored…

  13. Report: UMass forward Maxie Esho out with a concussion

    Feb 5, 2014, 1:56 PM EDT

    Maxie Esho

    Things are not going well for UMass. The Minutemen have lost three of their last four games, a stretch that was precipitated by weeks worth of basketball where Derek Kellogg’s club failed to put together the kind of impressive wins you would expect from a top 25 team. UMass has another tough game tonight, as…

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

    Jan 26, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT

    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…

  15. Late Night Snacks: Three ranked teams fall away from home

    Jan 23, 2014, 1:52 AM EDT

    ryan

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Nevada 96, Fresno State 86 (2OT) Nevada continued its surprising start to Mountain West play but the Wolf Pack needed extra time to do so, moving to 5-1 in league play with a 96-86 double overtime win at Fresno State. Point guard Deonte Burton accounted for 31 points, five rebounds, five…

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

    Jan 22, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

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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…

  17. Late Night Snacks: Texas Tech whips No. 12 Baylor

    Jan 16, 2014, 2:05 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: UNLV 76, New Mexico 73 After playing poorly in home losses to Air Force and Nevada the Runnin’ Rebels needed to circle the wagons with games at New Mexico and San Diego State this week. On Wednesday night UNLV brought the effort needed to win a game of this magnitude and…

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

    Jan 15, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    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…

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

    Jan 11, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

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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…

  20. Opportunity knocks for improved St. Bonaventure squad Saturday afternoon

    Jan 10, 2014, 2:16 PM EDT

    St. Bonaventure Athletics

    After winning 20 games and finishing in a tie for third place in the Atlantic 10 in 2011-12 (and reached the NCAA tournament) Mark Schmidt’s St. Bonaventure Bonnies took a slight step back last season, posting an overall record of 14-15 with a 7-9 mark in conference play. That tends to happen when you bid…

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

    Jan 1, 2014, 10:00 AM EDT

    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…

  22. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Syracuse, No. 18 Kentucky win Saturday’s showdowns

    Dec 29, 2013, 1:30 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 18 Kentucky 73, No. 6 Louisville 66 The home team won both of Saturday’s games matching ranked teams, with the young Wildcats beating their in-state rival despite not having Julius Randle for much of the second half. The Harrison twins and James Young grew up in the second half, and…

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

    Dec 28, 2013, 9:37 PM EDT

    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…

  24. Florida State hands No. 22 UMass its first loss of the season

    Dec 21, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Florida State dictated tempo and slowed down unbeaten No. 22 UMass and senior point guard Chaz Williams as the Seminoles held on for a 60-55 victory in the Orange Bowl Classic. Despite a controversial ending that featured a missed foul call on a Cady Lalanne dunk that would have cut UMass’ deficit to a point…