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UMass basketball: Minutemen assistant coach Brett Nelson leaving for job at NC State; to be replaced by Matt Figger
05-16-2024 5:11 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — UMass men’s basketball assistant coach Brett Nelson has jumped ship to North Carolina State to accept another assistant role under Wolfpack head coach Kevin Keatts.North Carolina State is coming off one of the most impressive Cinderella runs...

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UMass basketball: Minutemen nab another transfer in Arizona State forward Akil Watson
05-08-2024 4:22 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Just 24 hours ago, the UMass men’s basketball team hadn’t brought in a single transfer to replace the players who departed the program in the offseason. Now, after Wednesday’s signing of forward Akil Watson from Arizona State, the Minutemen have added...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross reportedly enters transfer portal
04-16-2024 5:44 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The vicious one-two frontcourt punch that helped the UMass men’s basketball team to its best season in a decade is now gone.Forward Matt Cross has entered the transfer portal, according to multiple reports early Tuesday afternoon. Cross...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s Jaylen Curry, Daniel Hankins-Sanford agree to NIL deals with The Massachusetts Collective
03-26-2024 5:02 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Within the last two days, the UMass men’s basketball team received big news regarding two of its student-athletes.Freshman guard Jaylen Curry and sophomore forward Daniel Hankins-Sanford each signed NIL deals with The Massachusetts...


UMass Basketball: Keon Thompson enters transfer portal
03-21-2024 8:42 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The UMass men’s basketball team is down another crucial piece from this year’s team.Keon Thompson, the Minutemen’s starting point guard, entered the transfer portal on Thursday morning, per several reports. The sophomore floor general...


Breaking down the financial implications for UMass athletics after move to the Mid-American Conference
03-19-2024 6:20 PM

CONNOR PIGNATELLO

When UMass joins the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year, athletic director Ryan Bamford expects the school will bring in more revenue than it did when competing in the Atlantic 10.“This will allow us to grow our revenues to the...


UMass basketball: Josh Cohen, Robert Davis Jr. first Minutemen to enter transfer portal
03-18-2024 4:52 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — One of the first dominoes to fall is a massive one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Minutemen forward Josh Cohen has entered the transfer portal, ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported late Monday morning. The 6-foot-10 senior has one year of...


UMass basketball: Minutewomen’s two leading scorers Alexsia Rose, Kristin Williams headed to transfer portal
03-18-2024 4:48 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — As of Monday afternoon, two UMass women’s basketball guards have entered the transfer portal looking to take their talents elsewhere.Senior Alexsia Rose and junior Kristin Williams have hit the portal following a disappointing 5-27...


Women’s basketball: Unbeaten NYU fends off Smith College to win first NCAA Div. III national championship since 1997
03-16-2024 10:08 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Smith College women’s basketball team refused to go away in the NCAA Division III National Championship game on Saturday night. Undefeated NYU — which entered with an unblemished 30-0 record on the season and had outscored its...


NCAA Div. 3 women’s basketball: One victory away from first-ever national title, Smith College prepares for undefeated NYU
03-15-2024 6:38 PM

By GARRETT COTE

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Wartburg’s Sarah Faber stepped back and let fly a 3-pointer in the waning moments of regulation against Smith College in the NCAA Division 3 Final Four on Thursday night. If she missed, the Pioneers would go to their first-ever...


UMass basketball: First-half hole too big to overcome as Minutemen end season with 73-59 loss to VCU in Atlantic 10 quarterfinals
03-14-2024 7:29 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Following his fourth 3-pointer of the second half, Rahsool Diggins helped cut the UMass men’s basketball team’s once 17-point deficit to six with 4 minutes, 24 seconds remaining in the game.The Minutemen earned a stop on the other end...


UMass basketball: Second half rally against VCU a microcosm of the season as Minutemen never threw in the towel
03-14-2024 7:01 PM

By JEFF LAJOIE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – A year removed from the worst loss in its Atlantic 10 conference tournament history, the UMass men’s basketball team stared another one directly in the face halfway through Thursday’s Atlantic 10 quarterfinal at Barclays Center.From a...


MIAA boys basketball: Late run propels New Mission into Div. 5 finals with 60-49 victory over Pioneer (PHOTOS)
03-13-2024 8:30 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WORCESTER — With a spot in the MIAA Division 5 state championship game on the line, nothing came easy for either Pioneer or the New Mission boys basketball teams on Wednesday at Worcester State University. Joseph Jackson swished a 3-pointer just...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to meet VCU, first Atlantic 10 semifinal berth since 2013
03-13-2024 4:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — During UMass men’s basketball head coach Frank Martin’s press conference on Tuesday morning, he consistently referenced one word that was vital for his team over the past week: rest.It’ll be eight days between when the Minutemen...


MIAA boys basketball: Big first half powers top-seeded Hoosac past No. 5 Mahar, 76-44, in Div. 5 semis (PHOTOS)
03-12-2024 9:02 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

WEST SPRINGFIELD — The Mahar boys basketball team survived slow starts throughout the MIAA Division 5 state tournament, playing its best during the second half of games. The fifth-seeded Senators got themselves in a hole early again on Tuesday in the...


UMass basketball: Four Minutemen earn all-Atlantic 10 honors, including first team selections for Josh Cohen and Matt Cross
03-12-2024 5:49 PM

By GARRETT COTE

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Four UMass men’s basketball players picked up Atlantic 10 Conference regular season awards, the league announced on Tuesday morning before the start of the conference tournament.Matt Cross and Josh Cohen picked up First Team...


MIAA boys basketball: Third-seeded Pioneer prepares to face 4-time state champion New Mission with spot in Division 5 finals on the line
03-12-2024 5:31 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

NORTHFIELD — The Pioneer boys basketball team was ahead of schedule last year, with its young team knocking on the door of the MIAA Division 5 semifinals before falling in the 2023 quarterfinals.This year, the Panthers weren’t sneaking up on...


MIAA boys basketball: Mahar readies for top-seeded Hoosac Valley in Div. 5 semifinals
03-11-2024 7:04 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

ORANGE — Mental toughness is a requisite for a championship team.The Mahar boys basketball team sure showed a lot of it on Friday to reach the MIAA Division 5 semifinals.The fifth-seeded Senators couldn’t have had a worse start against No. 13 Boston...


MIAA boys basketball: Pioneer locks down Drury to advance to Division 5 Final Four (PHOTOS)
03-09-2024 6:24 PM

By GEORGE MILLER

NORTHFIELD — Saturday's MIAA Division 5 boys basketball state quarterfinal allowed Pioneer the chance to flip an old adage on its head, and discover just how hard it is to lose to the same team three times in one season.That's not to say the Panthers...


MIAA boys basketball: No. 5 Mahar erases 20-6 first quarter deficit, knocks off No. 13 Boston English, 63-55, to reach semifinals (PHOTOS)
03-08-2024 9:22 PM

By THOMAS JOHNSTON

ORANGE — The Mahar boys basketball team’s run in the MIAA Division 5 state tournament was in serious peril after eight minutes of Friday’s game against Boston English. Hosting the No. 13 Eagles in the quarterfinals, the fifth-seeded Senators found...


MAC basketball coaches hope the addition of UMass raises the bar for rest of the league
03-08-2024 6:01 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

AMHERST – UMass director of athletics Ryan Bamford confirmed on Thursday that UMass will increase its men’s basketball budget upon entrance to the Mid-American Conference for the 2025-26 academic year. UMass spent $4.5 million on men’s basketball last...

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