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Weekend colleges: UMass women drop second straight in Georgia State Basketball Tournament

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The UMass women’s basketball team dropped it second straight game in the Georgia State Tournament Saturday. Rashida Timbilla had 10 points and 12 rebounds but the Minutewomen fell 59-52 to Ohio. Kim Pierre-Louis added 12 points, four rebounds and two assists, while Cierra Dillard had nine points, four rebounds, two assists and three steals. Emily Mital added eight points for UMass (5-6). …

Matt Vautour: UMass still searching for alpha dog

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. Before the season, UMass coach Derek Kellogg was asked casually who he thought would lead the Minutemen in scoring this season. He honestly wasn’t sure. At the time it seemed like a good thing. The Minutemen had a roster that figured to have a handful of players capable of leading the …

UMass stumbles in 85-65 loss to Providence

Saturday, December 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Providence assured itself that UMass wouldn’t win at the buzzer again. By the time the buzzer sounded, the game had been well out of hand for quite a while. The Friars dominated just about every available stat category as the Minutemen floundered from the start and fell 85-65, Saturday at …

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

UMass hopes better play continues with a pair of home games against Notre Dame

Thursday, December 4, 2014

AMHERST — UMass hockey coach John Micheletto didn’t want to call his team’s 11-1 loss to Vermont a line in the sand or rock bottom. But the Minutemen have played better since the Nov. 22nd blowout, a trend …

Wednesday’s colleges: UMass falls to Harvard in women’s basketball

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Kim Pierre-Louis had 19 points and nine rebounds but the UMass women’s basketball team fell 75-62 to Harvard, Wednesday at the Mullins Center. Rashida Timbilla and Maggie Mulligan each had 10 points in the loss. Albertus Magnus 75, Mount Holyoke 65 — Amber Legare (14 rebounds) and Yvonne …

Notebook: Derrick Gordon ‘doing just fine’ with fan treatment

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — As Derrick Gordon walked from his postgame media interviews to UMass’ bus after Tuesday’s 82-60 loss, an LSU administrator was waiting for him. She praised him briefly for the courage he’d shown in April becoming the first openly gay men’s Division I college basketball …

Poor play sinks UMass in 82-60 loss at LSU

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a game that looked a lot like UMass’ NCAA tournament loss to Tennessee in March, LSU dominated the paint on both ends of the floor and the Minutemen didn’t have an answer Tuesday. …

Matt Vautour: UAB’s football demise creates opportunity for UMass in Conference USA

Monday, December 1, 2014

AMHERST Alabama-Birmingham hasn’t made an official announcement that it plans to end its football program after this season. But the shuttering appears to be a mere formality now. In Amherst, fans of football and opponents of UMass’ 3-year-old move to the Bowl Subdivision are certain to see UAB’s …

UMass faces LSU, looks to bounce back from loss at Harvard

Monday, December 1, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. — UMass didn’t have to go far for its first true road game of the season Saturday at Harvard. The distance will be considerably farther for trip No. 2. It’s hoping for a different result. …

Notebook: Poor free-throw shooting plagues UMass in Harvard loss

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BOSTON — For the first few games of the season, the UMass basketball team counted heavily on getting to the line and making free throws. In Saturday’s 75-73 loss to Harvard, a game that was physical at both …

Last-second 3 by Trey Davis falls short as Harvard beats UMass, 75-73

Saturday, November 29, 2014

CAMBRIDGE — Down two at Harvard with 2 seconds left, the UMass basketball team got the look it wanted out of the timeout. Cady Lalanne threw a football pass from under the Minutemen’s basket toward Maxie Esho just …

Friday’s colleges: UMass ices No. 14 Quinnipiac, 3-2

Friday, November 28, 2014

Troy Power within the first minute of the third period and Henry Dill made 37 saves as the UMass hockey team beat 14th-ranked Quinnipiac, 3-2, Friday in Hamden, Connecticut. Power scored 44 seconds into the third to give the Minutemen a 3-1 lead. Dennis Kravchenko and Patrick Lee …

Matt Vautour: UMass finds its motivation for 2015

Friday, November 28, 2014

AMHERST When the UMass football team left the field after Ball State, the optimism, which had been building all season, was at its peak. The offense had been good all season, but on that night the maturing defense …