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UMass basketball: Minutewomen’s two leading scorers Alexsia Rose, Kristin Williams headed to transfer portal
03-18-2024 2:35 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — As of Monday afternoon, two UMass women’s basketball guards have entered the transfer portal looking to take their talents elsewhere.Senior Alexsia Rose and junior Kristin Williams have hit the portal following a disappointing 5-27...

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Women’s basketball: Unbeaten NYU fends off Smith College to win first NCAA Div. III national championship since 1997
03-16-2024 10:09 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Smith College women’s basketball team refused to go away in the NCAA Division III National Championship game on Saturday night. Undefeated NYU — which entered with an unblemished 30-0 record on the season and had outscored its...


NCAA Div. 3 women’s basketball: One victory away from first-ever national title, Smith College prepares for undefeated NYU
03-15-2024 6:35 PM

By GARRETT COTE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wartburg’s Sarah Faber stepped back and let fly a 3-pointer in the waning moments of regulation against Smith College in the NCAA Division 3 Final Four on Thursday night. If she missed, the Pioneers would go to their first-ever...


Women’s basketball: Smith College turns its attention to Wartburg in second consecutive NCAA Division 3 Final Four appearance
03-13-2024 1:52 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Trailing by one point with under five minutes left in the game, the Smith College women’s basketball team found itself in an unfamiliar situation.It wasn’t the fact that the Pioneers were trailing in the fourth quarter of an NCAA Division 3 Elite...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen advance in Atlantic 10 tourney with 54-49 win over La Salle
03-06-2024 3:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The previous two times the UMass women’s basketball team played La Salle this season, the Minutewomen held late leads in the fourth quarter and watched them slip away en route to two heartbreaking conference defeats.But on Wednesday afternoon in...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen looking to end season strong at Atlantic 10 tourney
03-05-2024 5:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It’s been a complete turnaround from last season, and not the turnaround the UMass women’s basketball team had hoped for.It was going to be almost impossible to replicate the success the 2022-23 team had last winter (program record in wins, Atlantic...


Colleges: Smith women’s basketball, Amherst women’s hockey hosting huge games this weekend
02-29-2024 8:26 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Following its fourth conference crown in as many years, the Smith College women’s basketball team earned the top seed in its first-round pod and will host the opening two rounds of the NCAA Division 3 Tournament.The Pioneers stomped Babson 90-59 in...


UMass women’s basketball snaps 15-game losing skid with victory over St. Bonaventure
02-28-2024 9:07 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The streak is finally over.Following an abysmal stretch of 15 consecutive losses, the UMass women’s basketball team finally put an end to its skid with a 58-45 win over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night at the Mullins Center. Kristin...


Women’s basketball: Smith College draws Maine Maritime in first round, will host NCAA Division 3 pod
02-26-2024 5:35 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — After winning its fourth consecutive NEWMAC tournament championship on Sunday, the Smith College women’s basketball team woke up Monday for the annual selection show to see where and when it would be playing in the first round of the...


Colleges notebook: Hampshire Regional alum Maddie Pond sets new Westfield State 3-point record
02-22-2024 4:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

It felt like throwing a rock in the ocean for Maddie Pond.The Westfield State guard was unconscious during the No. 3 Owls’ MASCAC quarterfinal game against No. 6 Fitchburg State on Tuesday, as she poured in a career-high 39 points – including a...


Colleges notebook: UMass hires Shane Montgomery as new offensive coordinator
02-15-2024 3:19 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Following the departure of offensive coordinator Steve Casula, the UMass football team had perhaps the most important decision of its offseason when choosing who was going to fill the hole.Casula left to take the tight ends coaching job for the...


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...


Women’s basketball: After reaching 300 career wins, Smith College coach Lynn Hersey isn’t staying complacent
02-08-2024 4:25 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Anticipation built as teams across Division 3 waited to hear their name called on selection Sunday. Smith College was coming off its best season (at the time) under head coach Lynn Hersey, going 16-2 in the NEWMAC, but the Pioneers came...


Amherst College women’s basketball coach G.P. Gromacki becomes fastest in NCAA history to reach 600 career victories
02-06-2024 5:29 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Dynasty isn’t a term that gets thrown around loosely – that word holds a ton of weight in the sports world. It takes a lot of success over an extended period of time to call something a dynasty.But that’s exactly what South Deerfield native G.P....


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 basketball: La Salle rallies from big deficit, hands Minutewomen 8th straight loss
01-31-2024 3:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Down by three points with eight seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, UMass junior guard Kristin Williams received a pass from Bre Bellamy on the wing with time ticking away.Williams took one dribble to control the ball and square her...


Former UMass star Destiney Philoxy trying to make Team Rwanda for 2023 AfroBasket tourney
07-14-2023 7:17 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

The FIBA Women's AfroBasket is the biennial African basketball championship, where 12 different countries go head to head for the continent’s title. The games hold additional significance, serving as qualifiers for the FIBA World Cup and the...


Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Smith College reach partnership in honoring legacy of pioneer Senda Berenson
05-05-2023 4:25 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON — For more than 130 years, Smith College has been the beating heart of women’s basketball.The institution is widely known as the birthplace of the women’s game, and physical education teacher Senda Berenson is specifically credited with...


UMass basketball: Mike Leflar promoted, will be Minutewomen’s new head coach
04-10-2023 4:39 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS

Just a few days after Tory Verdi announced his departure for the coaching job at the University of Pittsburgh, UMass announced his replacement. The school didn’t have to look far for Verdi’s successor – he’s been at his side for the last five years....


UMass basketball: First place on the line as Minutewomen travel to Rhode Island
02-15-2023 4:23 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

The Atlantic-10 Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is still two weeks away, but Thursday night’s game between UMass and Rhode Island at the Thomas M. Ryan Center (6 p.m. ESPN-Plus) in Kingston, R.I. could very well be an A-10 title game...


Differently-looking Rhode Island team comes to town to face UMass women’s basketball
01-03-2023 6:45 PM

By HANNAH BEVIS 

While not much changed for the UMass women’s basketball team from last season to this year, the same can’t be said for the rest of the teams in the Atlantic-10 Conference.The A-10 landscape looks much different today than it did a year ago. Between...

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