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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 …

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

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 …

UMass opens Atlantic 10 slate with physical St. Bonaventure squad

Friday, January 2, 2015

AMHERST — Cady Lalanne likes it when the guy he’s matched up against is a legitimate center. The 6-foot-10, 250-pound UMass senior would much rather square off against someone his size or taller than having to chase around …

For UMass’ four-guard lineup to work, guards have to rebound

Thursday, January 1, 2015

AMHERST — After having some success using a four-guard lineup in last week’s overtime loss to BYU, the UMass basketball team went back to it on a couple of occasions in Tuesday’s win over Iona. Minuteman coach Derek …