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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

Notebook: UMass chancellor says search for next athletic director could take 4-6 weeks

Sunday, February 1, 2015

ST. LOUIS — UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said the search to find a replacement for athletic director John McCutcheon, who resigned Thursday to take the same post at California-Santa Barbara, could take as little as four to six weeks and that it will begin in earnest next week. Subbaswamy was in St. Louis to meet with alumni and prospective donors Saturday and attend UMass’ 60-56 win over the Billikens. “From what I have heard of most searches like this in places like ours, it can take from four to six weeks if all the right things fall into place,” he said. “So our hope is …

Weekend colleges: Connor Green leads Amherst past Bowdoin

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Connor Green struck for a season-high 33 points and 12 points as the Amherst College men’s basketball team beat Bowdoin 81-66 in Amherst on Saturday. Johnny McCarthy had 15 points and Jayde Dawson added 10 for the Lord Jeffs (14-5, 4-3 NESCAC). Women’s basketball Wellesley 48, Mount Holyoke 35 — Kate Karraker had 14 points but the Lyons (6-13, 3-7 NEWMAC) fell at …

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 …

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

UMass looks to build momentum at George Mason

Friday, January 9, 2015

AMHERST — Moving UMass freshman wing Donte Clark into the starting lineup for Jabarie Hinds was the biggest attention-grabbing personnel move in Wednesday’s win over La Salle. Easily overlooked, however, was a significant minutes bump for C.J. Anderson. UMass coach Derek Kellogg’s trust continues to grow for the …

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 …

UMass notebook: Derek Kellogg shakes up lineup as Minutemen hold off La Salle

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — After the offensive struggles in Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure, UMass coach Derek Kellogg shuffled his lineup and started freshman Donte Clark, his best natural scorer, in place of junior guard Jabarie Hinds. In his first career start Wednesday against La Salle, Clark had seven points …

UMass holds off La Salle, 71-65, for first road win of season

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — Before his team left for La Salle, UMass coach Derek Kellogg said he thought the practices following Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure had made his team better. The Minutemen’s performance Wednesday night backed him up as …

Wednesday’s colleges: Saint Louis pulls away from UMass for 75-67 win

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cierra Dillard’s fast-break layup midway through the second half gave the UMass women’s basketball team a two-point lead. Moments later, Jenny Vliet nailed a 3-pointer and Saint Louis never trailed again as the Minutewomen fell 75-67 at home Wednesday. Kim Pierre-Louis had 26 points and nine rebounds, while …

Tyler Bergantino hopes to keep contributing as UMass heads to La Salle

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

PHILADELPHIA — With 12 minutes, 1 second left in UMass’ 69-55 loss to St. Bonaventure on Saturday, the Minutemen hadn’t played well, but were trailing by three when Tyler Bergantino walked off the floor with his fifth foul. While the junior big man had scored four points shortly …

Matt Vautour: Davidson off to strong start in inaugural Atlantic 10 season

Monday, January 5, 2015

When the Atlantic 10 announced it was adding Davidson for the 2014-15 season, it seemed like a natural fit. The school prioritizes basketball and has had plenty of recent success. But surely there would be an adjustment period when it jumped up from the Southern Conference. The Wildcats …

Lackluster loss drains momentum from Minutemen

Sunday, January 4, 2015

AMHERST Thud. After a good effort in a loss at BYU and win over Iona last earlier in the week, the UMass basketball team appeared to be gathering momentum to start conference play. While UMass was beating a …

Foul trouble, poor shooting doom UMass men’s hoop in A-10 opener

Saturday, January 3, 2015

AMHERST — When the UMass men’s basketball players talked about starting fresh in Atlantic 10 play, Saturday’s performance likely was not what they had in mind. Foul trouble on top of the Minutemen’s overall poor performance left them …

UMass falls behind, drops inaugural Hockey East clash with UConn, 4-3

Friday, January 2, 2015

AMHERST —After climbing out of an early hole and then shaking off some disappointing moments in the middle of the game, the UMass hockey team was in position to earn some much-needed points and get 2015 started in much better fashion than 2014. But with just over 6 …