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Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women beat St. Bonaventure to advance in Atlantic 10 women’s basketball tournament

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The UMass women’s basketball team’s season remained alive as the 13th-seeded Minutewomen beat No. 12 St. Bonaventure, 55-49, in the Atlantic 10 tournament Wednesday in Richmond, Virginia. Kim Pierre-Louis had 22 points and Cierra Dillard added 10. UMass (12-17) will play No. 5 Richmond at 2 p.m. Thursday. Women’s lacrosse Amherst College 12, Babson 5 — Rachel Passarelli had four goals and Meghan Millis added three as the Lord Jeffs …

Notebook: UMass to play a first-round Atlantic 10 tournament game

Thursday, March 5, 2015

AMHERST — UMass will play in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament. The Minutemen entered Wednesday’s game with a slim chance to finish in the top four and earn the bye to the quarterfinals that comes with it. But their 56-53 loss to Richmond meant UMass can finish no better than sixth in the conference. The winner of Saturday’s game with …

UMass offense falters in 56-53 loss to Richmond

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

AMHERST — Whether it was the referees ruling that Jabarie Hinds’ 3-pointer came after the shot clock had expired or his team’s sluggish play to open the second half, UMass coach Derek Kellogg was mad. He was tiptoeing toward the line for getting a technical foul, but didn’t cross it, even after tearing his jacket off with 14 minutes, 16 seconds left in …

NCAA reports big jump in home runs with new flat-seam ball

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

OMAHA, Neb. — The new flat-seam ball in college baseball is having the desired effect, with teams hitting 40 percent more home runs so far this season. The NCAA announced Wednesday that teams are hitting a home run …

Cady Lalanne, UMass host Richmond in key Atlantic 10 tilt

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AMHERST — As Cady Lalanne took his mother Bertha and younger sisters Betty and Ashley for a tour around the UMass campus Tuesday, they noticed the attention he received. “My little sisters were like, ‘Everybody is staring at …

Matt Vautour: The Atlantic 10 awards too close to call

Monday, March 2, 2015

Should the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year go to the league’s best player, or the most valuable player on a team that’s at or near the top of the conference? That’s an annual debate, but it’s more clearly defined in the A-10 this season. DeAndre Bembry is …

Seton Hall ranked again; UConn still No. 1 in women’s AP poll

Monday, March 2, 2015

It’s been an incredible last 24 hours for the Seton Hall women’s basketball team that almost didn’t happen. Coach Tony Bozzella’s squad was faced with a nine-point deficit with 67 seconds left against Butler. Hopes of the first Big East championship in school history and a No. 1 …

Wild week leads to changes across AP Top 25 men’s poll

Monday, March 2, 2015

The stability of The Associated Press Top 25 these past several weeks blew up during a tumultuous week of big victories and upsets. Kentucky, Division I’s only undefeated team, remained entrenched at No. 1 after two routs. The Wildcats (29-0) were a unanimous choice for the fifth straight …

Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s basketball drops NESCAC final in OT

Monday, March 2, 2015

The Amherst College men’s basketball team missed out on winning its fourth straight NESCAC Tournament title Sunday in Hartford, losing in overtime to Wesleyan 74-70. Eric Conklin (seven rebounds) scored a game-high 19 points with seven rebounds for Amherst. Jayde Dawson (game-high five assists) had 14 points, while …

UMass notebook: Maxie Esho breaks out of slump with strong second half

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Seemingly for weeks, Maxie Esho has been looking to rediscover the magic that had made him UMass’ best player early in the season. In the first half of Saturday’s 82-74 win over Fordham, it looked like …

UMass snaps three-game skid, holds off Fordham 82-74

Saturday, February 28, 2015

AMHERST — Very little had gone right for UMass lately and very little Mandell Thomas attempted Saturday hadn’t gone in. So when the Fordham guard elevated for a 3-pointer from in front of the Rams’ bench with 24 …

Friday’s colleges: UMass hockey shut out by UConn in regular-season finale

Friday, February 27, 2015

The UMass hockey team will be the No. 12 seed in next week’s Hockey East playoffs. Friday’s 4-0 loss to Connecticut prevented any chance of moving up in the standings so they’ll play a best-of-three series at the No. 5 seed likely beginning Friday. The Minutemen are idle …

Slumping UMass looks to get back on track vs. Fordham

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — The last time UMass played Fordham the Rams were reeling. They’d lost eight straight and were winless in Atlantic 10 play. But on Feb. 4 in the Bronx, New York, the Minutemen saw why Fordham freshmen Eric Paschall and Christian Sengfelder are competing with each other …