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Relive UMass 1995-96: Derek Kellogg’s Converse All-Stars upset UMass

Note: I love this story because it really represented everything UMass fans were worried about heading into the 1995-95 season. It was hard not to be concerned given how bad the Minutemen had been in two preseason games. There was no indication what awaited 10 days later. — Matt Vautour An old friend steps on UMass — Kellogg’s team beats Minutemen - Nov. 18, 1995 By Marty Dobrow The team coached by The Man From Moon didn’t even take a small step. And in the 0

Relive UMass 1995-96: A spin through the preseason I - Andy Maclay walks on; UMass picked first in Atlantic 10

Punter makes impression at tryout Nov. 8, 1995 By MARTY DOBROW For the next week and a half, Andy Maclay will continue to be the punter for the University of Massachusetts football team. After that, the 6-foot-4-inch freshman apparently will trade in his helmet for hightops and join the basketball team. In last night’s exhibition game, he sat on the team bench in street clothes. UMass, looking to bolster its thin roster, had a second round of walk-on tryouts recently. Maclay, evidently with the blessing 0

UMass 3 Stars - Game 6 Boston University

After each UMass game, I’ll pick the Minutemen’s three best/most important players from each game and track them over the course of the season. A No. 1 star is worth five points. A No. 2 is worth three and a No. 3 is worth one. 6. UMass vs. Boston University No. 1 Star Trey Davis – The senior guard couldn’t miss early and set the tone for UMass’ early knockout. He had 20 points and five assists. No. 2 Star Jabarie Hinds – The senior 0

UMass 3 Stars - Game 5 Creighton

After each UMass game, I’ll pick the Minutemen’s three best/most important players from each game and track them over the course of the season. A No. 1 star is worth five points. A No. 2 is worth three and a No. 3 is worth one. 5. UMass vs. Creighton No. 1 Star Trey Davis – The senior guard was the only one to shoot well for UMass with 19 points. No. 2 Star Zach Coleman – The sophomore forward had 12 points and nine rebounds 0

How much does one early win affect a computer evaluation of UMass' postseason chances? Have a look

It's early. Really early, but I'm establishing this early baseline to watch numbers develop. Don't read to much into any numbers, they're not designed to paint an accurate picture with this small a sample size.  Using projected results (W,L, or ?) based on Jeff Sagarin's predictor from RPIforecast.com, I'll look at what UMass needs to do to reach the NCAA Tournament. RPI FORECAST PROJECTIONS 16-9 BEST POTENTIAL RECORD HEADING INTO A-10 TOURNAMENT: 22-9 WORST POTENTIAL RECORD HEADING INTO A-10 TOURNAMENT: 16-15 Date - Opponent - (Expected result 0

UMass 3 Stars - Game 4 Clemson

After each UMass game, I’ll pick the Minutemen’s three best/most important players from each game and track them over the course of the season. A No. 1 star is worth five points. A No. 2 is worth three and a No. 3 is worth one. 4. UMass vs. Clemson No. 1 Star (tie) Donte Clark – The Minuteman sophomore was outstanding shooting the ball early. His ability to make early 3-pointers knocked Clemson out of sync quickly and allowed UMass to dictate throughout. No. 1 0

Creighton pulls away in 2nd half to beat Rutgers; will face UMass in Main Event final

LAS VEGAS — Cole Huff scored 26 points, and Creighton broke open a close game with 13 consecutive points in the second half to beat Rutgers 85-75 Monday night in the Main Event tournament at the MGM Grand. Huff, who sat out last season after transferring from Nevada, made 10 of 19 shots and had seven rebounds for the Bluejays. Creighton plays UMass for the title on Wednesday night. Creighton overcame a 43-40 halftime deficit with a 14-3 run to open the second half. Rutgers 0

UMass 3 Stars - Game 3 Central Arkansas

After each UMass game, I’ll pick the Minutemen’s three best/most important players from each game and track them over the course of the season. A No. 1 star is worth five points. A No. 2 is worth three and a No. 3 is worth one. 3. UMass vs. Central Arkansas No. 1 Star Jabarie Hinds — I’ve been trying to think of a player to compare Hinds’ early season performance too. Nobody is obvious. He matched his career high in scoring again with 24 points 0

UMass 3 Stars - Game 2 Harvard

After each UMass game, I’ll pick the Minutemen’s three best/most important players from each game and track them over the course of the season. A No. 1 star is worth five points. A No. 2 is worth three and a No. 3 is worth one. 2. UMass vs. Harvard No. 1 Star Jabarie Hinds — Saturday wasn’t a fluke. The senior guard looks terrific. He had 24 points and kept UMass in the game early. To be better than expected this year, the Minutemen needed 0

Week guide: Should Carolina still be No. 1 while Paige is injured?

I wasn’t confident about North Carolina when I voted the Tar Heels, No. 1 in the preseason, because I don’t think No. 1 is clear cut. My biggest reason for picking the Heels was Marcus Paige. Well shortly after the deadline to send in ballots, Paige got hurt. Without him, I don’t think UNC is still the best team in the country. I don’t like dropping a team from No. 1 that hasn’t lost, unless a team below it makes a really compelling case. I 0