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Greenfield native and former UMass basketball player Ross Burns training prospects ahead of Wednesday’s NBA Draft
06-26-2024 10:12 AM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The 2024 NBA Draft is on Wednesday and Thursday, and though no UMass men’s basketball players are likely to be selected, a former Minuteman has his fingerprints all over the pre-draft process.Ross Burns, a Greenfield native who walked on at UMass and...

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UMass basketball: Minutemen’s home, away Atlantic 10 opponents announced for 2024-25 season
06-26-2024 3:55 PM

By GARRETT COTE

On Wednesday afternoon, the Atlantic 10 Conference released its 2024-25 men’s basketball opponent pairings. This season, which will be UMass’ last in the A-10, will again going to be an 18-game league slate for all 15 teams.For the Minutemen, their...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to play at West Virginia on Nov. 8
06-25-2024 8:45 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The UMass men’s basketball team will play at West Virginia on Nov. 8 in the first week of the 2024-25 season. The first day the NCAA allows games is Nov. 4.UMass held on to beat West Virginia 87-79 last year on Dec. 16 at the MassMutual Center in the...


UMass basketball: Minutemen tour Hadley’s Mapleline Farm as part of community service, outreach
06-24-2024 8:40 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

HADLEY – Jessica Dizek pulled out a four-pint bottle of milk and posed a question to the barn: any takers? The UMass men’s basketball team was on a tour of Mapleline Farm, where Dizek is a co-owner, and they had reached the barn full of Mapleline’s...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to play Arizona State in Springfield on Dec. 21
06-24-2024 6:59 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The UMass men’s basketball team plans to play Arizona State in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic at the MassMutual Center on Dec. 21, according to a source.OwlScoop.com was first to report the game. Temple will play Rhode Island in the first part of...


UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signs two-year contract extension
06-20-2024 12:34 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

UMass men’s basketball coach Frank Martin signed a two-year extension to keep him in Amherst through the 2028-29 season, UMass athletic director Ryan Bamford announced Thursday.Martin led the Minutemen to a 15-16 mark in his first season in 2022-23...


UMass basketball: Florida State replaces BC as final team in Naismith Hall of Fame Showcase
06-05-2024 3:33 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Less than a week after the Boston College men’s basketball team dropped out of the 2024 Naismith Hall of Fame Basketball Showcase, the final spot for the three-team round-robin tournament has been filled by another Atlantic Coast Conference...


UMass basketball: Boston College drops out of Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, won’t play Minutemen this season
05-31-2024 4:22 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — According to a source, the Daily Hampshire Gazette has learned that the Boston College men’s basketball team has backed out of the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase at Mohegan Sun.The Eagles now make it two New England teams...


UMass basketball: Minutemen assistant coach Brett Nelson leaving for job at NC State; to be replaced by Matt Figger
05-16-2024 11:38 AM

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...


UMass basketball: Putnam Science’s Amadou Doumbia commits to Minutemen
05-15-2024 3:53 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — It looks as if the UMass men’s basketball team has rounded out its roster for the 2024-25 season.On Wednesday morning, high schooler Amadou Doumbia of Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, announced on his social media pages that he would...


UMass basketball: Minutemen to add another transfer in Murray State forward Malek Abdelgowad
05-10-2024 9:38 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

The UMass men’s basketball team added its third transfer of the week on Friday in former Murray State forward Malek Abdelgowad. He has one remaining season of eligibility.Abdelgowad stands 6-foot-10, 220 pounds and played 19 games off the bench for...


UMass basketball: Minutemen nab another transfer in Arizona State forward Akil Watson
05-08-2024 4:03 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: Bryant forward Daniel Rivera to be Minutemen’s first transfer of the offseason
05-07-2024 10:05 PM

By CONNOR PIGNATELLO

Just days after UMass forward Matt Cross announced his transfer to SMU – one of five players to transfer away from the program this offseason – the Minutemen finally added their first piece to the 2024 roster on Tuesday night.Bryant’s Daniel Rivera...


UMass basketball: Minutemen officially in 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase with Providence, Boston College and Temple
05-06-2024 3:50 PM

By GARRETT COTE

The news is officially official: the UMass men’s basketball program will be part of the four-team field in the 2024 Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Showcase, the Hall announced on Monday.Joining the Minutemen is two other prestigious New England...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross announces he’s transferring to SMU for final year of eligibility
05-04-2024 2:58 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — The decision every UMass men’s basketball fan has been waiting for was finally made late Saturday night.Minutemen star and First Team All-Atlantic 10 forward Matt Cross – the backbone of UMass’ team for the past two seasons – has committed...


2024 Gazette Girls Basketball Player of the Year: Ava Azzaro, Northampton
04-26-2024 3:01 PM

By GARRETT COTE

NORTHAMPTON — Staring a six-point deficit square in the face in the fourth quarter of the MIAA Division 2 girls basketball quarterfinals, Northampton senior captain Ava Azzaro wasn’t ready to call it quits on her high school career.The No. 7 Blue...


Mount Holyoke names Abby Wemhoff as new head basketball coach
04-23-2024 5:56 PM

By GARRETT COTE

Mount Holyoke College Director of Athletics Andrea Ricketts-Preston announced Abby Wemhoff as the basketball program’s new head coach on Tuesday – the 14th in program history.Wemhoff served as the top assistant coach on the Juniata College...


UMass basketball: Matt Cross reportedly enters transfer portal
04-16-2024 5:29 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: Rahsool Diggins signs NIL deal to stay with Minutemen
04-10-2024 8:20 PM

By GARRETT COTE

AMHERST — Another member of the band has made his decision, and it’s a good one for the UMass men’s basketball team.Following a career year, junior Rahsool Diggins has signed an NIL deal with The Massachusetts Collective, the collective announced on...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s Jaylen Curry, Daniel Hankins-Sanford agree to NIL deals with The Massachusetts Collective
03-26-2024 5:00 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...


Youth basketball: Granby teams post undefeated seasons
03-25-2024 3:06 PM

It was an outstanding winter on the hardwood for the youth basketball programs in Granby.Two programs posted undefeated seasons and won championships in their respective divisions.The girls’ 7th/8th grade squad won their bracket championship in the...

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