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How Smith College basketball built a D3 Final Four contender
03-17-2023 2:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The line wrapped around Smith College’s Indoor Track & Tennis complex an hour before tipoff. Smith athletic director Kristen Hughes’ phone lit up with a text, “It’s like a Rihanna concert out here.”Ainsworth Gymnasium holds roughly 500 people, and the...


Smith basketball forward Morgan Morrison named D3 Player of the Year
03-16-2023 2:33 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Morgan Morrison analyzes basketball possessions as an engineer. The Smith College senior views defenses and opponents as problems and challenges to be solved.“There’s never not an answer to me,” Morrison said. “When I’m watching the game when I’m on...


D3 women’s basketball: Smith reaches program’s first Final Four after beating Trinity
03-12-2023 12:35 AM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – The chants began with more than a minute left.“Final Four! Final Four! Final Four!” The reality hit the Smith College student section long before the basketball team allowed itself to believe. Smith forward Katelyn Pickunka spread her...


NCAA Tournament: Ally Yamada’s buzzer beater sends Smith basketball to Elite 8
03-11-2023 11:14 AM

By HANNAH BEVIS

NORTHAMPTON – With 10 seconds left in overtime, the Smith and Mary Washington women’s basketball teams had everything to play for.The two teams were tied at 65 with a trip to the Division 3 Elite 8 awaiting the winner. For Pioneers fans, it was the...


Matt Cross’ basketball odyssey led him back home to UMass
03-10-2023 7:14 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Matt Cross spent the last seven years of his life at a different school each year before arriving at UMass.He chose to make some moves to face better competition, prepare himself for his future or seek greater opportunity. Circumstances...


Crowd, community support helping Smith College basketball along historic run
03-09-2023 8:44 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Miranda Oakes stood in the Smith College student section, notebook in hand. St. John Fisher guard Katie Moravec stepped to the free throw line late in the third quarter of last weekend’s NCAA Division 3 tournament second round game.“One fish! Two...


UMass hockey ‘slipped’ this season but will adjust
03-09-2023 3:50 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

CHESTNUT HILL – The maroon helmets never changed. Massachusetts still spread across their chests in maroon or white. But it still didn’t look like the same UMass hockey team this season. At least, UMass hockey as constructed over the past four...


UMass basketball: Frank Martin laid the foundation in first season leading Minutemen
03-08-2023 4:52 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Frank Martin spent as much time as a concrete mason as a basketball coach in his first season leading the UMass men’s basketball program. He laid the foundation that the Minutemen’s future success can rise from.UMass’ season ended Tuesday against...


Hockey East tournament: UMass hockey hoping 4th time is the charm against BC
03-07-2023 9:12 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The old adage says beating a team three times in a season is hard. What about four?The UMass hockey team will face Boston College for the fourth time this season at 7 p.m. Wednesday inside Conte Forum in the Hockey East tournament preliminary...


UMass basketball: Minutemen’s offense fizzles in lopsided Atlantic 10 Tournament opening-round loss to Richmond
03-07-2023 4:09 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Going out with a whimper would have been an improvement.The UMass men’s basketball team scored a season-low 38 points and fell 71-38 against Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament’s opening game at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on...


UMass basketball: Minutemen open Atlantic 10 tournament play with first-round tilt against Richmond
03-06-2023 6:07 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

All 15 Atlantic 10 Conference men’s basketball teams are facing the same pressure this week at the Barclays Center: win the conference tournament to reach the NCAA Tournament, or lose and go home.UMass, seeded 13th, has a longer road than most. The...


UMass hockey sweeps Maine; will visit BC to open Hockey East tournament
03-04-2023 11:53 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Cal Kiefiuk scored two goals in the first period, and the UMass hockey team defeated Maine 4-3 on Saturday to sweep the Black Bears in Alford Arena for the first time since 2010.The Minutemen hadn’t swept a Hockey East series all season, and it was...


Div. 3 tourney: Smith College drains school-record 20 3-pointers in 100-50 opening-round rout of SUNY Morrisville (PHOTOS)
03-03-2023 11:14 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

NORTHAMPTON – Amelia Clairmont triggered an avalanche.The Smith College junior guard hit the first shot of Friday night’s NCAA Division 3 Women’s Basketball Tournament opener against SUNY Morrisville: a 3-pointer from the left wing. Then she splashed...


UMass basketball: Minutemen close regular season against Saint Bonaventure on Senior Day
03-03-2023 5:40 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST — Coming to UMass made T.J. Weeks Jr. nervous at first.Not only was college a big thing, he was following in his father’s footsteps. Tyrone Weeks was an important part of the greatest stretch of UMass men’s basketball history from 1994-98.“I...


UMass hockey weighing present and future in regular season finale at Maine
03-02-2023 3:37 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

The past, present and future of the UMass hockey team will converge in its final regular season series.The Minutemen will visit Maine for two games Friday and Saturday (7:05 p.m. ESPN-Plus). Former UMass assistant Ben Barr is in his second year...


Smith College basketball team relishing role as No. 1 seed in NCAA Div. 3 tourney
03-02-2023 3:21 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Receiving the NCAA tournament’s No. 1 overall seed shocked the Smith College basketball team, but it won’t overwhelm the Pioneers.Smith has reached two straight NCAA Division 3 Sweet 16s and won three consecutive NEWMAC titles.“I don’t think it adds...


UMass basketball: Sam Breen repeats as Atlantic-10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Year
02-28-2023 7:15 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Long may she reign.UMass women’s basketball graduate student forward Sam Breen – “Queen Breen” to fans and on social media – was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year for the second year in a row Tuesday. She became the league’s first repeat winner...


UMass hockey notebook: Much will be settled during Hockey East’s final regular season weekend
02-28-2023 4:10 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

Very little is decided ahead of the final weekend of the Hockey East regular season.UMass sits 10th of 11 teams with 22 points and two games at current No. 6 seed Maine on deck Friday and Saturday (both 7:05 p.m. ESPN-Plus). The Minutemen (11-16-5,...


UMass hockey upends No. 15 Northeastern on senior night
02-24-2023 10:44 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

AMHERST – Ghosts haunted the UMass hockey team all season. Blown leads. Missed checks. Breakaway goals.It didn’t look like UMass hockey for much of the year.The Minutemen exorcised those specters and reclaimed their identity against No. 15...


UMass hockey hosting No. 15 Northeastern for senior night
02-23-2023 2:45 PM

By KYLE GRABOWSKI

A series with Hockey East’s top team might decide whether UMass occupies the league’s basement entering the season’s final weekend.The Minutemen (10-15-5, 4-13-3 Hockey East) will face No. 15 Northeastern (15-10-5, 12-5-3) in their penultimate series...

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