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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 the best player in the conference. The league’s coaches might not agree on that unanimously, but the Saint Joseph’s sophomore would get …

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 seed in the conference tournament were fading quickly. The Pirates had scored just 13 points …

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 week after receiving all 65 first-place votes from a media panel Monday. Two more weeks …

UMass notebook: Hot race atop Atlantic 10 standings

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AMHERST — UMass’ chances for a bye into the quarterfinals of next month’s Atlantic 10 Tournament took a considerable hit Wednesday from both the Minutemen’s 82-71 loss to Saint Joseph’s at the Mullins Center and results around the …

Kansas State fan receives disorderly conduct notice after court-storming

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

A Kansas State student who took part in the court-storming following a basketball game against Kansas on Monday at Bramlage Coliseum has been issued a notice to appear for disorderly conduct, university police announced Wednesday. In a news …

UMass looks to bounce back against St. Joseph’s

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AMHERST— Moments after UMass’ loss at Saint Joseph’s on Jan. 21, junior guard Derrick Gordon said the Minutemen weren’t on the same page and that they needed to be if they were going to right the ship. UMass seemed to find its missing chemistry and bounced back from …

Melee after Kansas State’s upset puts spotlight on safety

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. — More than a dozen security officials dressed in bright green shirts gathered behind the basket, just as they were trained. When the final seconds ticked away on Kansas State’s stunning upset of rival Kansas, they …

No 1. UConn routs Tulane 94-47

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis had 21 points and No. 1 UConn beat Tulane 94-47 on Monday night. The Huskies (27-1, 16-0 American Athletic Conference) used a 3-pointer by Morgan Tuck right before the half to take …

UMass faces easiest schedule among A-10 tournament bye contenders

Monday, February 23, 2015

When Atlantic 10 teams start arriving in Brooklyn in less than a month, only VCU will be confident that no matter what it does in the conference tournament, it will be in the NCAA tournament. Everyone else either needs a deep run or to win the A-10 tournament …

Top 7 teams, led by Kentucky, still entrenched in AP Top 25

Monday, February 23, 2015

Kentucky is No. 1 in the latest Associated Press Top 25, extending its season-long streak at the top of the rankings. The Wildcats are not the only team locked into place. For the sixth straight week, the same …

Northwestern enters women’s poll for first time in 19 years

Monday, February 23, 2015

Northwestern’s long drought outside of the Top 25 has finally come to an end. The Wildcats are back in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll for the first time in 19 years after entering the rankings at No. 25 on Monday. “It’s good to be relevant again,” Northwestern …

Weekend colleges: UMass wins men’s Atlantic 10 swimming championship; Minutewomen second

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The UMass swimming and diving program had a strong weekend at the Atlantic 10 championships in Geneva, Ohio. The men’s team won its 15th conference title with 589.5 points Sunday. The Minutemen came from behind and edged St. Bonaventure (569). The Minutewomen took second with 498 points. Richmond …

Matt Vautour: It’s all about the Atlantic 10 tournament now

Sunday, February 22, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. Any at-large bid talk is pretty much over. There was a brief glimmer of hope after six straight wins. But getting dominated by Rhode Island put the Minutemen on the ropes and Saturday’s loss to VCU …