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Vautour: Some big-name teams in danger of missing NCAA Tournament

12-19-2016 7:50 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

So far, the 2016-17 season has been rightfully hailed as the year of the blue blood in college basketball. The sports traditional powers like UCLA, Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Indiana have all played like championship contenders. Those...


UMass squeaks past lowly North Carolina A&T, 65-59

12-14-2016 12:55 AM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — There was far more relief than joy on the faces of the UMass men’s basketball players as they walked off the Mullins Center court Tuesday.The Minutemen played from behind for most of the game against a much peskier-than-expected North...


UMass pulls away from Pacific in Gotham Classic opener, 72-48

12-08-2016 11:07 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — In the first half, the UMass men’s basketball team looked like it thought Thursday was going to be an easy win and struggled. In the second half, the Minutemen came out like they had a fight on their hands and then cruised to that easy...


Bench carries UMass to 62-55 win over Wagner

12-01-2016 12:36 AM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — On a night when the UMass starters never got into rhythm, the bench picked up the slack.C.J. Anderson and Malik Hines led the second unit, which scored 40 points in a 62-55 win over Wagner, Wednesday at the Mullins Center.With just under 5...


UMass alum Neal Brown a rising coaching star at Troy

11-01-2016 10:50 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

Neal Brown’s life-changing decision came somewhere on the 5-hour bus ride between Lexington, Kentucky, and Wheeling, West Virginia, in early 2003.Back then, the recently graduated UMass wide receiver had just finished the season for the Lexington...


Marcus Camby enjoying retirement, but interested in coaching

08-03-2016 10:07 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

AMHERST — He’s the tallest dance dad now. Or the best shot-blocking barber shop owner.But most of the time, Marcus Camby, who visited the Derek Kellogg Basketball Camp at UMass Wednesday, is just enjoying being retired.For now.Camby still loves the...


Boston Bruin, former Minuteman Frank Vatrano hoping for another productive summer

07-01-2016 8:38 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

WEST SPRINGFIELD To the people watching at the Olympia Thursday, Frank Vatrano is the guy with the heartwarming success story that landed him with the Boston Bruins.He’s also the kid that grew up nearby in East Longmeadow playing a men’s league game...


Former UMass guard Ross Burns has found his basketball niche

06-21-2016 9:02 PM

By MATT VAUTOUR

It’s easy to miss the familiar face that appears for just a few moments on Brandon Ingram’s pre-draft video blog on The Players Tribune.But there, behind Ingram, an almost certain top-two pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft, is Ross Burns feeding him the...



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