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UMass snaps 9-game losing streak with 4-3 OT win over AIC

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

SPRINGFIELD — The UMass coaches and players couldn’t decide if there was more relief or celebration in their locker room following Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime win over American International at the MassMutual Center. After over a month of frustration, any combination of both was plenty welcome for the Minutemen, who let a two-goal lead get away before escaping in overtime. “There’s a blend” of relief and happiness, UMass coach John Micheletto …

Tuesday’s colleges: Amherst skates past Salem State

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nine players found the net as the Amherst College women’s ice hockey team blew past Salem State, 10-0, at Orr Rink Tuesday. Erin Martin had two goals and three assists for AC (16-1-3). Caitlyn Ryan, Camille Herzog, Brenna Sullivan, Alex Toupal, Eileen Harris, Molly Connolly, Emma Griese and Jamie McNamara each had one tally. Bailey Plaman made 14 saves in the shutout. Women’s …

BC beats BU in OT in 1st 1-0 Beanpot game in 64 year history

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON — Alex Tuch scored 1:57 into overtime on Monday night, and Boston College beat Boston University for its 20th Beanpot championship in the first 1-0 game in tournament’s 64-year history. The Green Line rivals played a spirited but scoreless three regulation periods, which also included a 30-minute delay when a power surge knocked out the TV lights above the TD Garden rink. …

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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 …

Matt Vautour: American Athletic Conference could face lean March

Monday, February 1, 2016

If Selection Sunday was this weekend, it’s very possible the American Athletic Conference might only get one bid. When the committee does meet on March 13, that scenario is still possible. When the Big East split into two leagues for the 2013-14 season, it was widely accepted that …