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UMass basketball: League-leading, defensive-minded Richmond next for Minutemen

02-13-2024 2:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

As has been said for the last three games, the next one marks the UMass men’s basketball team’s most important game to date on the calendar.Every game from here on out – given the current state of the Atlantic 10 – is the most important one.UMass...


UMass basketball: Minutemen hold off Rhode Island despite free throw woes 81-79

02-11-2024 5:17 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

It seems that no matter what happens during a UMass men’s basketball game, all roads lead to a photo finish in the end.Such was again the case on Sunday at the Mullins Center in Amherst.The Minutemen trailed Rhode Island for almost the entire first...


UMass hockey: Michael Hrabal (35 saves) rises to the occasion again as Minutemen finish sweep of UConn via 3-1 win

02-10-2024 9:58 PM

With a series against the No. 1 team in the country on deck, the UMass hockey team took care of business over the weekend.After a win on the road Friday night, the Minutemen capped a weekend sweep of UConn with a 3-1 victory on Saturday at the Mullins...


UMass hockey: Michael Hrabal pitches shutout, Minutemen blank UConn 2-0

02-09-2024 9:44 PM

A pair of third-period goals pushed the UMass hockey team past UConn, 2-0, on Friday night in Storrs, Conn. in the two teams’ first of two matchups this weekend as part of a home-and-home series.Freshman forward Dans Locmelis scored less than three...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to shake off another last-second loss with Rhode Island in t

02-09-2024 4:10 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It’s become quite clear that regardless of the opponent or location of the game, this year’s UMass men’s basketball team is going to be ready to play.The Minutemen have been right in every single Atlantic 10 game late in regulation with a...


Colleges notebook: UMass spring season kicks off this weekend for lacrosse, softball programs

02-08-2024 5:16 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Believe it or not, the spring season begins this weekend for the UMass athletic department, and it’s a busy time of year with the overlap of the winter and spring sport teams all in action. Even with weather warming up this weekend, the temperatures...


UMass hockey: Weekend Hockey East set with UConn on tap for Minutemen

02-08-2024 4:29 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

While the UMass hockey team’s defense has been on point in its last three games since surrendering four goals to Merrimack, the Minutemen have hit a cold spell on the offensive end of the ice. UMass tallied twice to knock off Northeastern and followed...


UMass basketball: Minutemen stumble late, drop another close game to St. Bonaventure 79-73

02-07-2024 9:48 PM

Trips to Olean, N.Y. have rarely been kind to the UMass men’s basketball team.Such was the case once again Wednesday night. The Minutemen led for most of their Atlantic 10 game with host St. Bonaventure, but struggled to make plays in crucial moments...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen fall to Duquesne at home 79-62

02-07-2024 8:35 PM

Tied 21-21 after one quarter against Duquesne, the UMass women’s basketball team hit a cold spell on offense in the second quarter of action. The Minutewomen managed just seven points in the second quarter, going 3-for-15 from the field in the frame...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to keep momentum going at St. Bonaventure – where they haven’t won since 2015

02-06-2024 5:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The UMass men’s basketball team is coming off arguably its most important win of the season, as the Minutemen finally found themselves on the plus side of a thrilling finish when they beat George Mason 66-65 on Saturday at the Mullins Center.For the...


UMass hockey: Early goal the difference as Maine blanks Minutemen 1-0

02-04-2024 10:18 AM

By JESSE KOLODKIN

AMHERST – Maine’s Brandon Chabrier got out on a breakaway, was 1-on-1 with UMass goalie Michael Hrabal and fired a laser bottom left just 1 minute, 16 seconds into Saturday’s game.That early goal turned out to be the game winner.No. 6 Maine hung on to...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen battle league-leading Saint Joseph’s before falling 77-67

02-03-2024 7:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Another game, another close loss where it played a superior opponent tough for the UMass women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia.The Minutewomen fell 77-67 to Atlantic 10-leading Saint Joseph’s.UMass was within three points after...


UMass basketball: Last-second George Mason foul helps Minutemen pull off 66-65 victory

02-03-2024 4:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Hanging on desperately to a two-point lead in the final minute against George Mason, the UMass men’s basketball team needed one stop to secure its second consecutive Atlantic 10 victory for the first time this season.The Minutemen forced the...


UMass hockey: Lucas Mercuri’s third period tally lifts Minutemen past Merrimack 3-2

02-02-2024 9:54 PM

Lucas Mercuri came through in the third period for the No. 10 Massachusetts hockey team on Friday against Merrimack. Tied 2-2, Mercuri smashed home a shot off a dish from Scott Morrow with 16:03 left in regulation to give UMass the lead. Minuteman...


After years of moving around, Matt Cross has found a home at UMass; and the Minutemen have found their leader

02-02-2024 5:46 PM

By GARRETT COTE

As Matt Cross woke up each day during the offseason, it felt like another teammate was heading for the exit. The UMass men’s basketball team lost eight of its final 10 games – including a 33-point blowout to Richmond in the first round of the Atlantic...


Report: UMass football offensive coordinator Steve Casula leaving Minutemen for tight end coaching job at Michigan

02-02-2024 5:05 PM

The UMass football team will have a new offensive coordinator next fall. Steve Casula — who spent the last two seasons as both offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Minutemen — will be joining Sherrone Moore’s staff at the University of...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross leads balanced Minutemen past Saint Louis for first A-10 road wi

01-27-2024 11:11 PM

Matt Cross led four players in double figures, scoring 19 points to propel the UMass men’s basketball team to an 84-73 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Saint Louis on Saturday night at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Mo.The Minutemen won on the road...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen drop 7th game in a row in 63-48 loss at Rhode Island

01-27-2024 10:55 PM

The UMass women's basketball team fell on the road at Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon in the Ryan Center, 63-48.It was the seventh loss in a row for UMass, which fell to 3-18 overall, 1-8 in the Atlantic 10.Stefanie Kulesza led the Minutewomen in...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to rebound against Saint Louis; Minutewomen hope to snap skid at URI

01-26-2024 4:43 PM

By GARRETT COTE

After winning two of its first three Atlantic 10 Conference games, the UMass men’s basketball team has now lost three of its last four – including two crushing defeats at the buzzer stemming from an inability to rebound down the stretch.The Minutemen...


Slow start dooms UMass women’s basketball against Davidson 

01-24-2024 9:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

A slow start plagued the UMass women’s basketball team in its 72-42 road loss to Davidson on Wednesday night. The Minutewomen scored just eight points in the first quarter and found themselves down nine at the end of the frame. Although UMass played...



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