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UMass basketball: First-half hole too big to overcome as Minutemen end season with 73-59 loss to VCU in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals
03-14-2024 6:45 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following his fourth 3-pointer of the second half, Rahsool Diggins helped cut the UMass men’s basketball team’s once 17-point deficit to six with 4 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the game.The Minutemen earned a stop on the other end...

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UMass basketball: Minutemen to meet VCU, first Atlantic 10 semifinal berth since 2013
03-13-2024 4:18 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — During UMass men’s basketball head coach Frank Martin’s press conference on Tuesday morning, he consistently referenced one word that was vital for his team over the past week: rest.It’ll be eight days between when the Minutemen...


UMass basketball: Four Minutemen earn all-Atlantic 10 honors, including first team selections for Josh Cohen and Matt Cross
03-12-2024 5:47 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Four UMass men’s basketball players picked up Atlantic 10 Conference regular season awards, the league announced on Tuesday morning before the start of the conference tournament.Matt Cross and Josh Cohen picked up First Team...


Men’s basketball coach Frank Martin supporting UMass’ decision to join MAC: “They believed in me, and they haven’t lied to me since I’ve been here”
03-08-2024 2:38 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — From a basketball perspective, Mid-American Conference commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said it was a no-brainer to add UMass to his conference.The men’s basketball program was perhaps the most appealing of the school’s athletic teams given its...


UMass basketball: Shorthanded Minutemen survive, edge Fordham 66-64 to reach 20 wins
03-06-2024 10:54 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There was a lot on the line heading into the UMass men’s basketball team’s matchup with Fordham on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center.The Minutemen were looking for their first 20-win season in 10 years, their first three-game conference...


UMass basketball: Minutemen look to get to 20 wins in regular season finale against Fordham
03-05-2024 5:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Only three scholarship players were set to return from last season’s UMass men’s basketball team. Just as fans did following each disappointing loss throughout the 2022-23 campaign, players filed for the exits following one final stinker in...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross, Daniel Hankins-Sanford make plays late as Minutemen win at Davidson for first time since 1998
03-02-2024 5:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Trailing by three points with under a minute to go, the UMass men’s basketball team turned to one player to carry them to a comeback victory.That would be Matt Cross, who nailed four consecutive free throws as part of his game-high 26 points to boost...


UMass basketball: Big first half gets Minutemen back in win column with victory over George Washington
02-27-2024 9:26 PM

The UMass men’s basketball team looked like a squad set on avenging its loss to St. Bonaventure over the weekend.Taking on George Washington at the Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, the Minutemen shot 53.1 percent from the field in...


UMass basketball: St. Bonaventure beats Minutemen at own game, scores 75-67 win in front of largest crowd of the season at Mullins Center
02-24-2024 7:32 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Throughout the season, it’s clear the UMass men’s basketball team has built its identity doing the dirty work. Following several conference matchups over the past month, most coaches took the time to say the Minutemen are the most resilient...


UMass basketball: Minutemen bounce back, roll to 74-52 victory over VCU
02-20-2024 10:23 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Anxious murmurs percolated throughout the Mullins Center crowd as a Roosevelt Wheeler layup cut VCU’s deficit to 48-38 – the closest it had been since 12-2 in the opening minutes – with exactly 14 minutes to go in regulation.The UMass...


UMass basketball: Red-hot VCU comes to Mullins Center on Tuesday
02-19-2024 5:38 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The saying all season long for the UMass men’s basketball team is a simple one: Don’t let the highs be too high, and don’t let the lows be too low.After a disappointing loss to then last-place La Salle over the weekend, the Minutemen are...


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...


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...


UMass basketball: Saint Joseph’s hands Minutemen another heartbreaking loss 78-77
01-23-2024 10:12 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Heartbreak struck the UMass men’s basketball team for the second time in three games on Tuesday night at the Mullins Center.Clinging to a one-point lead with 12.5 seconds left after Rahsool Diggins’ acrobatic layup put the Minutemen ahead,...


UMass basketball: Winning back-to-back Atlantic 10 games the goal as Minutemen welcome Saint Joseph’s
01-22-2024 7:00 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — There was already a built-in excuse for the UMass men’s basketball team ahead of its game with George Washington on Saturday. The Minutemen were down their best player, Matt Cross, for a third straight game after losing the previous two....


UMass basketball: Rahsool Diggins keys second-half charge as Minutemen run away from George Washington 81-67
01-20-2024 5:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — UMass freshman guard Jayden Ndjigue stripped George Washington’s Zamoku Weluche-Ume, Jaylen Curry picked up the loose ball, and sprinted the other direction – leading a four-on-two fastbreak.Instead of taking it himself, which he certainly...


UMass basketball: Rhode Island torches Minutemen from 3-point land in 89-77 victory
01-13-2024 4:21 PM

A red-hot shooting performance sank the UMass men’s basketball team on Saturday.The Minutemen allowed a season-high 89 points to host Rhode Island, as the Rams shot 51.9 percent from the field and 60.9 percent from 3-point land to roll to an 89-77...


UMass basketball: Road games for Minutemen (Rhode Island) and Minutewomen (La Salle) on tap Saturday
01-12-2024 5:46 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The second Atlantic 10 road trip of the season awaits the UMass men’s basketball team this weekend. After handing La Salle a 16-point loss on Wednesday at the Mullins Center, the Minutemen head to the Ryan Center to battle rival Rhode Island on...


UMass basketball: Minutemen grind down La Salle in second half, pull away for 81-65 victory
01-10-2024 10:30 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It may not have been the prettiest display of basketball the UMass men’s team has shown this season, but the Minutemen held La Salle to just two points over a seven-minute stretch in the second half to pull away.UMass used 24 points and...

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