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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 coach Derek Kellogg said pregame preparation would …

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 …

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 …

South Carolina, UConn hold strong atop AP women’s poll

Monday, January 12, 2015

South Carolina and UConn seem on a collision course for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Feb. 9. The top two teams in The Associated Press women’s poll kept alive the chance of 54th matchup featuring No. …

UMass hockey forward Emerson Auvenshine suspended indefinitely after weekend arrest

Monday, January 12, 2015

AMHERST — Emerson Auvenshine, a senior forward for the UMass hockey team, has been suspended indefinitely from the program after he was arrested during the weekend. Auvenshine was arraigned Monday on charges of assault and battery, malicious destruction …

Monday’s colleges: Doswell sisters keep Amherst College hoops perfect

Monday, January 12, 2015

The Doswell twins led the Amherst College women’s basketball team to its 14th win of the season, beating St. Lawrence, 68-55, on the road Monday. Meredith and Ali Doswell scored 15 points apiece to lead the Lord Jeffs (14-0, 2-0 NESCAC). Megan Robertson added 14. Amherst had to …

UMass freshman Malik Hines ruled a partial qualifier; practice status uncertain

Monday, January 12, 2015

AMHERST — UMass freshman big man Malik Hines is officially on scholarship as a partial qualifier after months of waiting. Hines will receive a scholarship retroactively for the first semester and will have one going forward. It’s possible that Hines could be allowed to practice if he earned …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women make quick work of rival Williams

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The third-ranked Amherst College women’s basketball team took care of rival and No. 13 Williams on Saturday. The undefeated Lord Jeffs cruised to a 77-51 victory at LeFrak Gymnasium. Meredith Doswell had 15 points and eight rebounds, while Marley Giddins added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the …

UMass survives, holds on for 66-62 win over George Mason

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va. — A year after UMass took advantage of George Mason’s late blunders to escape with a miracle win in Fairfax, the Minutemen nearly gave Sunday’s game away in similar fashion. In the final 2 minutes, UMass …

UMass notebook: Zach Coleman steps off bench, assists Minutemen in win over George Mason

Sunday, January 11, 2015

FAIRFAX, Va.— When Maxie Esho picked up his second foul with 9 minutes, 43 seconds left in the first half and UMass leading George Mason by four, Patriot fans were excited when Esho jogged to the bench. Esho entered the game as the Minutemen’s leading scorer and was …

Ohio State, Oregon title game will crown a ‘true champion’

Sunday, January 11, 2015

DALLAS — Ohio State and Oregon will meet in a game that has never been played for a trophy that has never been raised. The winner Monday night in North Texas can be called the truest champion in …

Oregon’s Carrington, Forde benched after positive drug tests

Saturday, January 10, 2015

DALLAS — Oregon was forced to bench two players because of failed drug tests days before the team competes in the first College Football Playoff title game, the latest hit to a roster already depleted by injuries. Wide …

Friday’s colleges: Shane Walsh’s late goal pushes UMass hockey past Maine

Friday, January 9, 2015

After trailing to start the third period, the UMass hockey team scored two unanswered third period goals to upend Maine, 3-2, Friday. The win snapped a seven-game losing streak at the Mullins Center. Steven Iacobellis tied the game just over halfway through the third period. The teams played …