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Saint Louis guard Davell Roby has his shot blocked by Massachusetts guard Donte Clark during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, in St. Louis. Massachusetts won 60-56. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

UMass wrestles away first road win over Saint Louis

Saturday, January 31, 2015

ST. LOUIS — Since Saint Louis joined the Atlantic 10 in 2005, all five trips to the Gateway to the West have ended in disappointment for the UMass basketball team. Most games between the Minutemen and Billikens in any location have been close, but frustrating for UMass, which lost at the buzzer to SLU a year ago in Amherst. The door was open for another heartbreaker when Austin Gillmann got free for an open 3-pointer with 3 seconds left and the Minutemen up by two. But his potential game winner kicked high off the rim and bounced toward the free-throw line. UMass guard Derrick Gordon …

Short turnaround before road trip of UMass hoops

Friday, January 30, 2015

ST. LOUIS — The UMass men’s basketball team won’t get much time to celebrate Thursday’s win over Dayton, or correct any of the problems it survived in that game, as the Minutemen will take on Saint Louis, Saturday at 4 p.m. at Chaifetz Arena. UMass was scheduled to fly earlier in the day Friday, but its flight was postponed until the evening. UMass …

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 …

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 …

Thursday’s women’s college basketball: UMass beats La Salle for second straight win

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kim Pierre-Louis’ double-double led the UMass women’s basketball team to a 71-68 victory over La Salle, Thursday at the Mullins Center. Pierre-Louis scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Cierra Dillard added 13 points for the Minutewomen (8-8, 2-2 Atlantic 10), who have won two straight. Rashida …

Notebook: UMass to play in MGM Main Event tournament next season

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — The 2015-16 UMass basketball team will try its fortunes in Las Vegas. UMass sources confirmed that the Minutemen will play in the MGM Main Event prior to Thankgiving. UMass will be part of the “Heavyweight Division” …

UMass stumbles in closing minutes, falls to Davidson, 71-63

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — For more than 36 minutes, the UMass men’s basketball team put itself in position to earn its biggest win of the season. But in a game that swung back and forth throughout, Davidson had momentum last …

Tuesday’s colleges: Connor Green scores 1,000th point, lifts Amherst College over Wesleyan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Connor Green scored his 1,000th career point as Amherst College beat Wesleyan, 69-46, at home Tuesday. Green finished with 17 points and became the 28th Jeff to reach the milestone. Johnny McCarthy (11 rebounds) also scored 17 points. Jayde Dawson added 12 points, while David George had 10 …

UMass preparing to run with high-scoring Davidson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AMHERST — UMass isn’t shy about the fact that it likes to play against teams that are willing to run. Usually the Minutemen’s speed and athleticism is an advantage in a game played at a fast pace. But UMass figures to have its hands full against Davidson when …

Marcus Mariota: Final loss does not define the season

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DALLAS — Oregon’s season was so much more than the final game to quarterback Marcus Mariota. Just because his team ultimately came up short against Ohio State in the national championship, it doesn’t diminish what the Ducks accomplished …

With NFL talk buzzing, Cardale Jones says he’s ‘not ready’

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DALLAS — While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room. Ohio State’s rising star quarterback was all big grins, silly smirks, rolling eyes and mischievous glances Tuesday, the day after he helped …

4th to 1st: Ohio State beats Oregon 42-20

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones. The Buckeyes’ third-stringer matched Oregon’s Heisman winner as Cardale Jones led …