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Weekend colleges: Amherst squash reaches NESCAC semifinals

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Taryn Clary, Khushy Aggarwal, and Corri Johnson each earned straight-set victories Saturday to help the Amherst College women’s squash team to its first-ever NESCAC semifinal. Amherst beat Bowdoin 6-3 before losing to top-seeded Trinity College 7-2 later Saturday. Clary and sophomore Mae Cromwell earned the two victories for Amherst against Trinity. Amherst lost 6-3 to third-seeded Middlebury College on Sunday in the third-place match. Women’s basketball Emerson College 82, Mount …

Matt Vautour: Rashaan Holloway shows potential, inexperience as UMass basketball searches for post answers

Sunday, February 7, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. Derek Kellogg was reluctant to turn to Rashaan Holloway early in Saturday’s 69-53 loss to Richmond, as the UMass coach faced the same dilemma he has all year. The freshman big man can be the Minutemen’s best offensive option inside, but his size, which is officially listed at 6-foot-11, 335 pounds, makes it hard for him to keep up with more …

UMass can’t solve Richmond zone, falls on the road, 69-53

Saturday, February 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. — Richmond’s new defensive style ended its recent struggles and restarted UMass’ at the same time. The Minutemen never got on track offensively and fell 69-53 on Saturday at the Robins Center. Richmond has played a 2-3 matchup zone mixed with man-to-man since Chris Mooney was hired in 2005. The matchup is different enough to require extra preparation for most opponents. …

UMass men’s basketball loses seventh straight, fading in overtime against Fordham

Saturday, January 30, 2016

AMHERST — When Donte Clark hit a 3-pointer to tie the game with 8.1 seconds left in regulation, it looked like the UMass men’s basketball team might get a happy ending to an ugly Saturday afternoon. Instead it …

UMass hockey falls to last-place Maine, 5-2

Friday, January 29, 2016

Even playing last place Maine wasn’t enough to get the UMass hockey team out of its losing streak, as the Minutemen dropped their seventh straight, 5-2 on Friday at the Mullins Center. The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period, but Maine (6-15-6, 3-6-2 Hockey East) scored …

UMass football adds two former players to coaching staff

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — The UMass football coaching staff is adding another former standout to its coaching staff. Matt Dawson, a linebacker on the 1998 Division I-AA national championship team, will be the new tight ends coach and assistant special teams coach as part of a minor reshuffling of the …

UMass basketball meets Fordham team riding similar losing streak

Friday, January 29, 2016

AMHERST — With his team mired in a six-game losing streak, UMass coach Derek Kellogg knows the temptation is there for some of his players to try to do more than they’re individually capable of in an attempt to break through. “Sometimes guys try to take it on …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg shakes up starting lineup

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — After five straight losses, UMass men’s basketball coach Derek Kellogg shook up his starting lineup, moving senior Antwan Space and sophomore C.J. Anderson into the starting rotation replacing Seth Berger and Jabarie Hinds. “I want to make sure guys are on their toes and not complacent. …

UConn rolls to season-high 64 point win over Tulsa

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TULSA, Okla. — Breanna Stewart scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead Connecticut to a dominating 94-30 victory over Tulsa on Wednesday night. Moriah Jefferson and Katie Lou Samuelson each added 14 points for the …

UMass drops sixth straight with 78-70 loss at Saint Joseph’s

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHILADELPHIA — UMass played better than it has during its losing streak and better than it had in recent trips to Hagan Arena, but when the final buzzer sounded the result was the same. The Minutemen lost their sixth straight men’s basketball game and their fourth straight at …

Amherst College women’s basketball stays in attack mode to beat Williams

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Amherst — One of the Amherst College women’s basketball team’s plays is named “Shark Week.” It hints at the attacking mentality the team wants on both ends of the floor. Amherst coach G.P. Gromacki called it during a …

Wednesday’s colleges: Amherst men’s basketball cruises past Williams

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Amherst College men’s basketball team held on to its halftime lead en route to a 71-50 victory over rival Williams, Wednesday in Williamstown. Jayde Dawson had a game-high 17 points, while Johnny McCarthy added 16 for AC (15-3), which led 41-26 at the break. David George chipped …

Rhoda Island sends UMass women to seventh straight basketball loss of 2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AMHERST — 2016 has not been kind to the UMass women’s basketball team. Bria Stallworth’s 3-pointer with two seconds remaining wasn’t enough as Rhode Island handed the Minutewomen their seventh straight loss, 80-79 Wednesday afternoon at the Mullins Center. It looked as if the momentum from climbing out …