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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 …

Pac-12 has logjam atop conference with 3 unbeatens

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quick quiz: Which conference has three teams still unbeaten in conference play heading into Monday night? Hint: It’s not the SEC, ACC, Big Ten or Big 12. It’s the Pac-12. Arizona State, Stanford and Oregon State all sit …

Unbeaten Kentucky, Virginia stay 1-2 atop AP Top 25 poll

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kentucky got back to the dominant form it had to start the season, while Virginia stayed with the defensive-minded formula that carried it to last year’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship. That was good enough to keep both teams …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women respond after first loss

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just hours after suffering its first defeat of the season, the No. 3 Amherst College women’s basketball team bounced back to beat Bates 82-47 Saturday in Lewiston, Maine. Ali Doswell scored 17 points with five rebounds and four assists for the Jeffs (15-1, 3-1 NESCAC). Hannah Peterson had …

Jefferson leads No. 2 UConn women to 92-50 win over USF

Sunday, January 18, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — The UConn Huskies continue to turn their conference games into easy wins. Moriah Jefferson scored 15 points, added seven assists and grabbed six rebounds as the Huskies routed South Florida 92-50 on Sunday. So far …

Late offensive boards lift UMass over Rams

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — With 59 seconds left in UMass’ 60-56 win over Rhode Island, Maxie Esho bulled his way to the basket to track down the rebound of Trey Davis’ missed 3-point try to earn UMass a fresh shot …

Zach Coleman sparks UMass past URI, 60-56; plays down the stretch pulled out win

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — At halftime Zach Coleman wasn’t expecting to be a hero. He wasn’t really even expecting to play much in the second half. Coleman, UMass’ backup power forward, had played just two minutes in the first half …

UMass pulls away late, ices New Hampshire for 6-4 win

Saturday, January 17, 2015

AMHERST — At some point the brown faux suede thing on Shane Walsh’s head Friday probably looked like a tri-cornered hat, the traditional headwear of the original minutemen from Massachusetts. But what sat atop Walsh’s sweaty hair looked like something that had resided under a pile of knickers …

Friday’s colleges: Tufts deals third-ranked Amherst first women’s basketball loss

Friday, January 16, 2015

Beating Tufts on the road has been a tough assignment for the Amherst College women’s basketball team. The third-ranked Lord Jeffs were nearly doubled up in the second half en route to a 65-42 loss in Medford Friday night. Tufts (13-1, 2-0 NESCAC) outscored Amherst (14-1, 2-1) 33-17 …

Donte Clark, UMass look to get back on track against rival Rhode Island

Friday, January 16, 2015

AMHERST — By the end of 2014, Donte Clark’s ascension to stardom seemed inevitable. The freshman was coming off double-digit scoring efforts in three of UMass’ final five games. He was the Minutemen’s best outside shooter, best free-throw shooter, and as a freshman shaking the rust off after …

NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

Friday, January 16, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in …