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Trey Davis, of UMass, claps after scoring a three-point shot against Dayton Thursday at the Mullins Center.

UMass notebook: Trey Davis leaves late following collision on screen

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — As walked off the court helped along by athletic trainer Dave Maclutsky and team doctor Pierre Rouzier, UMass junior guard Trey Davis’ immediate future appeared to be in doubt. Davis spent the final seconds of UMass’ 66-64 win over Dayton in the locker room. With 3 seconds left, he was trying to chase Darrell Davis and slammed straight …

UMass holds off Dayton for 66-64 win

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST — After playing one of its best games of the season for most of the game, the UMass men’s basketball team survived a sloppy, chaotic finish to pull out its best win of the season Thursday. Trey Davis hit enough free throws in the final minute before being knocked out of the …

Matt Vautour: Search for next UMass athletic director a huge undertaking

Thursday, January 29, 2015

AMHERST The UMass administration certainly wasn’t caught off guard by Thursday’s announcement that athletic director John McCutcheon is leaving for UC-Santa Barbara. His status as a finalist was announced in early December and the glacial pace of UCSB’s search gave the school almost two months to prepare and have a search ready to …

Coach K gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John’s 77-68

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Coach 1K. How grand. Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men’s coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John’s in the …

No. 2 UConn women win 17th straight, 96-31 over Cincinnati

Sunday, January 25, 2015

CINCINNATI — Connecticut’s offense just keeps rolling up big numbers. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 12 of her 19 points in the first half, missing only one shot all game, and No. 2 Connecticut picked up its 17th straight victory …

Friday’s colleges: Third period surge nets UMass hockey a tie at No. 14 Merrimack

Friday, January 23, 2015

Down two goals heading into the third period, the UMass hockey team got the better of a wild final frame to earn a 4-4 tie with 14th-ranked Merrimack in North Andover Friday. Frank Vatrano’s goal just under 3 minutes into the third started the comeback as his power-play …

Coach K goes for 1,000th career win at St. John’s

Friday, January 23, 2015

DURHAM, N.C. — Mike Krzyzewski is on the verge of yet another coaching milestone. The Duke coach will become the first men’s coach in Division I history with 1,000 wins on Sunday if his fifth-ranked Blue Devils beat St. John’s. That milestone could come in the same arena …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst shuts down Williams in overtime victory

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Amherst College men’s basketball team shut down rival Williams in overtime en route to an 86-76 win at LeFrak Gymnasium, Wednesday. Connor Green scored 10 of the Lord Jeffs’ 12 overtime points, while the defense held the Ephs to two points. Green finished with 30 points and …

UMass notebook: Minutemen lacking in the chemistry department

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Following UMass’ 62-56 loss to Saint Joseph’s Wednesday, Derrick Gordon admitted that the team’s chemistry is contributing to its struggles. “We have to come together. There’s a little bit of separation right now to be honest. …

Shooting woes plague UMass in 62-56 loss at Saint Joseph’s

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After an ugly offensive performance by both teams for 35 minutes, Saint Joseph’s shooting picked up and UMass’ disappeared all together. The Minutemen allowed nine straight points in crunch time and couldn’t recover in a 62-56 …

Tuesday’s colleges: Forbasaw Nkamebo with game-winner overtime layup for Westfield State

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Junior center Forbasaw Nkamebo (Amherst) made a game-winner layup at the buzzer as the Westfield State women’s basketball team beat Worcester State, 67-65, in overtime at Nichols College in Dudley, Tuesday. Nkamebo finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Owls (12-4, 4-0 MASCAC). Salve Regina 66, …

Stopping DeAndre Bembry key for UMass vs. St. Joseph’s

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — If Saint Joseph’s was having a good year, sophomore DeAndre Bembry would be a favorite for Atlantic 10 Player of the Year and maybe even All-America honors. The 6-foot-6 sophomore guard leads the Hawks in everything. …

Matt Vautour: Gonzaga built for deep NCAA tournament run

Monday, January 19, 2015

In most years one of the best ways to guarantee you won’t win your NCAA tournament pool is to pick Gonzaga to go deep. Since their Cinderella run to the regional final in 1999, the Zags have been …