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Florida State's Boris Bojanovsky (15), Phil Cofer (0) and Montay Brandon (32) close in to stop Massachusetts' Maxie Esho (1) who attempts to power the ball to the hoop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

UMass bench propels comeback win over Florida State, 75-69

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on the coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its little six on Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off an early deficit and came back to beat Florida State, 75-69, in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena. Freshman Donte Clark and junior Jabarie Hinds both had 15 points to lead UMass and the duo led the second half charge. With Derrick Gordon (eight points, five assists) battling a foot injury, Clark played …

UMass point guards Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds mesh in Sunday’s win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One of the biggest questions for the UMass men’s basketball team coming into the season was how point guard Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds would handle playing together. The two juniors are still figuring it out, but in the second half off Sunday’s 75-69 win over Florida State, they made …

Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, breaking UConn’s previous mark of 99 games for the longest home winning streak in NCAA …

UMass outlasts Manhattan, 77-68 in overtime

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — For the third straight year, UMass gave ESPN some morning drama in its annual Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour basketball event. After failing to close out Manhattan in regulation, the Minutemen regrouped and controlled overtime en route …

UMass notebook: 3-point shooting a cause for concern for Derek Kellogg

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — While UMass improved to 3-0 on the season with a 77-68 overtime win Tuesday morning, Manhattan further exposed a weakness that could be significant as the men’s basketball season progresses. After missing all 3-point tries against …

Area police news

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Amherst ■ A man reported at 3:03 p.m. Monday that his pistol was stolen from his vehicle the previous night, possibly while it was parked in Amherst. Police are investigating. Easthampton ■ Dylan C. Pinkham, 22, of Chicopee, was arrested at 10:56 a.m. Monday on Lyman Avenue on …

Amherst teachers, staff told not to discuss Carolyn Gardner case publicly

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — Amherst Regional High School teachers and staff have been advised not to comment publicly or have discussions with students about former math teacher Carolyn Gardner, whose attorneys last month filed a discrimination complaint against the school district. Meantime, a Tuesday meeting of the Amherst-Pelham Regional School …

UMass looks to turn up intensity for 11 a.m. tip with Manhattan

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg kept the intensity of Monday’s practice to a minimum. The Minutemen did video work and walked through a scouting report, but as they prepared to play Manhattan, Tuesday, Kellogg didn’t want to …

Amherst town-gown committee expected to endorse public-private partnerships for mixed-use developments

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — A town-gown committee is expected to endorse pursuing public-private partnerships to develop new taxable mixed-use developments featuring student housing, hiring a municipal economic development director and establishing a standing board linking Amherst and the University of Massachusetts. Assistant Town Manager David Ziomek, who serves as co-chairman …

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel is a game-time decision vs. Akron

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple said quarterback Blake Frohnapfel’s status for Tuesday’s game against Akron won’t be determined until shortly before the 7 p.m. kickoff. “He’s a little better. Every day he’s gotten a little better moving …

Amherst Regional, Belchertown set sights on state boys soccer semifinals

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Belchertown and Amherst Regional are set to make their trips to the state boys soccer tournament Tuesday night. The Orioles (14-3-4) will play Oakmont (13-3-4) in the Division 3 semifinals at 7 p.m. at Westfield State University. …

Amherst police report one arrest related to weekend disturbance

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — Cold weather throughout the weekend apparently reduced the number and impact of loud parties on the community, according to police. Most of the police responses to neighborhood disturbances occurred Friday night, said Detective Michael Forcum. Police broke up a loud party with more than 75 guests …

UMass drinking-water research gets $5.6 million in grants from US Environmental Protection Agency and state

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — In large laboratories on the third floor of the E Lab II building at the University of Massachusetts, professors and graduate students in civil and environmental engineering examine potable water for contaminants as they also explore …