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No. 9 Boston University hockey knocks UMass out early

Friday, February 5, 2016

Amherst — The ninth-ranked Boston University ice hockey team found the UMass net 57 seconds into the game. Another 1:46 passed until the Terriers scored again. UMass coach John Micheletto pulled Henry Dill at that point, but Nic Renyard let another puck in 2:06 later. The Minutemen trailed by at least two goals for 57:17 of a 6-3 loss to BU on Friday at the Mullins Center. “Early goals are …

Friday’s colleges: Amherst women extend home basketball win streak to 121 games

Friday, February 5, 2016

The Bates women’s basketball team stayed with Amherst early in the first half. But like the previous 120 visitors to LeFrak Gymnasium, the Bobcats left with a loss. Amherst beat Bates, 63-44, to extend its home winning streak to 121 games Friday. AC, which holds the women’s record over all divisions, is eight LeFrak wins away from tying the all-time mark of 129, …

Louisville announces postseason ban for men’s basketball

Friday, February 5, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men’s basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did occur when the school reviewed allegations …

UMass hoping Zach Coleman practice experiment pays off when it visits Richmond

Friday, February 5, 2016

AMHERST — The sample size is too small to draw any true conclusions, but one game into the Zach Coleman practice experiment and it appears that UMass coach Derek Kellogg is onto something. After Coleman reaggravated his injured knee and missed five games, Kellogg used him inconsistently in …

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass women’s basketball pushes Duquesne, falls in overtime

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

A 9-2 run in overtime sparked the Duquesne women’s basketball team past upset-minded UMass, 73-64, Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Bria Stallworth had 21 points, while Cierra Dillard added 17 points for the Minutewomen (6-15, 0-9 Atlantic 10). Kymber Hill added 10 points, while Rashida Timbilla had 14 rebounds in …

Breanna Stewart, top-ranked UConn overwhelm Tulane 96-38

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW ORLEANS — Breanna Stewart made her first seven shots in a 20-point performance and No. 1 UConn easily remained unbeaten with a 96-38 victory over Tulane on Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson scored 16 points, Gabby Williams 15 …

Social media lends its hands to UMass’ recruiting process

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — Shane Waldron was sheepish, but honest. While he sat on the beach in Saint Lucia during his late December vacation, the UMass offensive line coach did what any coach would do when faced with weather that perfect and scenery that beautiful. He checked Twitter on his …

UMass football lands 30-member recruiting class; coach Mark Whipple pleased

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

AMHERST — Every football coach at every Division I school in America is officially pleased with his recruiting class when it’s announced on signing day. So UMass coach Mark Whipple expressing excitement about his wasn’t noteworthy on its …

UMass notebook: Defensive improvement gives Minutemen a lift

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST — After UMass’ loss Saturday, Fordham coach Jeff Neubauer almost mocked the Minuteman defense, especially inside. “There are many shot-blockers in the Atlantic 10 and we’ve seen those teams and they’re hard to attack. UMass is not a shot-blocking team,” Neubauer said after his team scored 36 …

UMass snaps losing streak, edges URI in overtime, 61-56

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

AMHERST —When Trey Davis, one of UMass’ most reliable free-throw shooters ever, missed two from the line in the final 10 seconds that could have sealed a victory over Rhode Island, there was a very uneasy feeling Tuesday at the Mullins Center. The Minutemen went to overtime without …

Amherst rolls past Rhode Island College, 88-51

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

It wasn’t a good day for Rhode Island basketball in Amherst. The Amherst College men’s basketball team erased Rhode Island College, 88-51, at LeFrak Gymnasium. Less than an hour later, UMass dealt URI a 61-56 overtime loss. For Amherst, Connor Green had 21 points and nine rebounds. Johnny …

BU, BC advance to Beanpot championship game

Monday, February 1, 2016

BOSTON — Boston University or Boston College will win this year’s Beanpot. What else is new? Robbie Baillargeon and Charlie McAvoy scored first-period goals and defending Beanpot champion Boston University beat Northeastern 3-1 Monday night to set up a tournament championship against Boston College. BC beat Harvard 3-2 …