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Florida State's Boris Bojanovsky (15), Phil Cofer (0) and Montay Brandon (32) close in to stop Massachusetts' Maxie Esho (1) who attempts to power the ball to the hoop during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Uncasville, Conn. Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/The Republican, J. Anthony Roberts)

UMass bench propels comeback win over Florida State, 75-69

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After relying heavily on the coach Derek Kellogg called “the Big Four” for much of their first three games, the UMass basketball team got a lot out of its little six on Sunday. The Minuteman bench scored almost half UMass’ points as the Minutemen shook off an early deficit and came back to beat Florida State, 75-69, in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off at Mohegan Sun Arena. Freshman Donte Clark and junior Jabarie Hinds both had 15 points to lead UMass and the duo led the second half charge. With Derrick Gordon (eight points, five assists) battling a foot injury, Clark played …

UMass point guards Trey Davis, Jabarie Hinds mesh in Sunday’s win

Sunday, November 23, 2014

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — One of the biggest questions for the UMass men’s basketball team coming into the season was how point guard Trey Davis and Jabarie Hinds would handle playing together. The two juniors are still figuring it out, but in the second half off Sunday’s 75-69 win over Florida State, they made …

Weekend colleges: Amherst drops Mount Holyoke in Tip-Off Classic, ties UConn for longest home win streak

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Ali Doswell scored 25 points, while Marley Giddins had 16 and Meredith Doswell added 12 as the Amherst College women’s basketball team beat Baruch College, 73-63, in the Amherst Tip-Off Classic Final on Sunday. The win pushed the Lord Jeffs’ (3-0) consecutive home win streak to 100 games, breaking UConn’s previous mark of 99 games for the longest home winning streak in NCAA …

Gazette writer Matt Vautour shares his thoughts about the Minutemen and college sports.

Week Guide III - Nov. 24-Dec. 1
Monday, November 24, 2014

UMass outlasts Manhattan, 77-68 in overtime

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — For the third straight year, UMass gave ESPN some morning drama in its annual Tip-Off Marathon, a 24-hour basketball event. After failing to close out Manhattan in regulation, the Minutemen regrouped and controlled overtime en route …

UMass notebook: 3-point shooting a cause for concern for Derek Kellogg

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AMHERST — While UMass improved to 3-0 on the season with a 77-68 overtime win Tuesday morning, Manhattan further exposed a weakness that could be significant as the men’s basketball season progresses. After missing all 3-point tries against …

UMass looks to turn up intensity for 11 a.m. tip with Manhattan

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Derek Kellogg kept the intensity of Monday’s practice to a minimum. The Minutemen did video work and walked through a scouting report, but as they prepared to play Manhattan, Tuesday, Kellogg didn’t want to …

UMass QB Blake Frohnapfel is a game-time decision vs. Akron

Monday, November 17, 2014

AMHERST — UMass coach Mark Whipple said quarterback Blake Frohnapfel’s status for Tuesday’s game against Akron won’t be determined until shortly before the 7 p.m. kickoff. “He’s a little better. Every day he’s gotten a little better moving …

Notebook: Jabarie Hinds, Donte Clark give UMass boost off the bench

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — During the preseason, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said that one of his early goals was to get some of his newcomers comfortable so he could develop a deep rotation. In Sunday’s 71-62 win over Boston College, …

UMass turns it up in second half, beats Boston College 71-62

Sunday, November 16, 2014

BOSTON — As it turned out 20 minutes of P.A.I.N. was enough for the UMass men’s basketball team. The Minutemen’s pregame highlight video promotes 40 minutes of their signature style to Pressure, Agitate, Interrupt and Neutralize. They did …

Weekend colleges: Amherst men’s soccer advances in NCAA Division III Tournament

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kieran Bellew’s goal in the fifth round of penalty kicks gave the 13th-ranked Amherst College men’s soccer team a victory over St. Lawrence in the NCAA Division III Tournament second round, Sunday in Canton, New York. The game was tied 1-1 after regulation and two overtime periods. Amherst …

Friday’s colleges: UMass women drop opener to Western Michigan

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The UMass women’s basketball team dropped its season opener, falling 63-41 at Western Michigan on Friday. Kim Pierre-Louis scored a team high 16 points and had eight rebounds for the Minutewomen (0-1). Women’s cross country NCAA Division I Northeast Regional — UMass placed 26th Friday as Rachel Hilliard …

UMass notebook: Derrick Gordon shines in historic game

Saturday, November 15, 2014

AMHERST — On a night Derek Gordon made history, he also made a whole lot of plays. By design there wasn’t much orchestrated fanfare for Gordon becoming the first openly gay Division I men’s basketball player to play …

‘Big Four’ carry UMass in season-opening 95-87 win over Siena

Friday, November 14, 2014

AMHERST — When it came to crunch time in the season opener against Siena, UMass coach Derek Kellogg leaned on his veterans and they delivered. The Minutemen closed the game on a 12-4 run to pull away for …