1970s
1979-80 1974-75
1978-79 1973-74
1977-78 1972-73
1976-77 1971-72
1975-76 1970-71

1979-80 Scoreboard
Coach: Ray Wilson
Capt: George Dennerlein, Bill Morrison
Record: 2-24 (0-10 Eastern-8 {eighth place})
Stat leaders: Curtis Phauls 15.5 ppg, 7.0 rpg; Tom Witkos 3.3 apg

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall E-8
Dec. 1at Michigan64112Phauls 30 pts0-1
Dec. 3at Toledo7484 0-2
Dec. 8Pittsburgh4563 0-30-1
Dec. 11at Rutgers6884 0-40-2
Dec. 13Bentley7077 0-5
Dec. 15at Harvard7682 0-6
Dec. 17American Int'l6170 0-7
Jan. 2Providence6878Springfield MA0-8
Jan. 5Rutgers7076 0-90-3
Jan. 9at Villanova5992 0-100-4
Jan. 12Connecticut5172Springfield MA0-11
Jan. 15at Boston University5178 0-12
Jan. 19at George
Washington
6475 0-130-5
Jan. 21at Duquesne6688Pittsburgh Civic Arena0-140-6
Jan. 26at Rhode Island5964 0-15
Feb. 1Holy Cross7384Colonial Classic
Boston MA
0-16
Feb. 2Harvard6744Colonial Classic
Boston MA
1-16
Feb. 6at Connecticut5573 1-17
Feb. 9Villanova6479 1-180-7
Feb. 11West Virginia6873 1-190-8
Feb. 14Northeastern5967 1-20
Feb. 16at Maine6376 1-21
Feb. 18New Hampshire6963 2-21
Feb. 20at Penn State3650 2-220-9
Feb. 23George Washington6071 2-230-10
Feb. 26at Villanova6385Eastern-8
Tournament
2-24

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1978-79 Scoreboard
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Eric Williams
Record: 5-22 (0-10 Eastern-8 {eighth place})
Stat leaders: Mark Haymore 17.1 ppg, 10.0 rpg; Brad Johnson 3.3 apg

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall E-8
Nov. 29Harvard7965 1-0
Dec. 2at Pittsburgh5470 1-10-1
Dec. 5Boston University6372 1-2
Dec. 7at Northeastern7672 2-2
Dec. 9at Vermont6968 3-2
Dec. 13Connecticut6265 3-3
Dec. 22Holy Cross5777 3-4
Dec. 26Florida6589Gator Bowl Classic
Jacksonville FL
3-5
Dec. 27Pittsburgh6887Gator Bowl Classic
Jacksonville FL
3-6
Jan. 6at West Virginia5688 3-70-2
Jan. 10Villanova5166Springfield MA3-80-3
Jan. 13at Providence6662 4-8
Jan. 17at George
Washington
6981 4-90-4
Jan. 23at New Hampshire6157 5-9
Jan. 26Boston College7082Colonial Classic
Boston MA
5-10
Jan. 27Holy Cross7478Colonial Classic
Boston MA
5-11
Jan. 31Rutgers5560Springfield MA5-120-5
Feb. 3at Duquesne6768Pittsburgh Civic Arena5-130-6
Feb. 6Rhode Island6368 5-14
Feb. 10at Connecticut5979 5-15
Feb. 12Maine6785 5-16
Feb. 15Bentley7292 5-17
Feb. 17George Washington7394Haymore 31 pts5-180-7
Feb. 19at Rutgers7695 5-190-8
Feb. 21Penn State4254 5-200-9
Feb. 24at Villanova6677 5-210-10
Feb. 27at Villanova (OT)7378Eastern-8
Tournament
5-22

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1977-78 Scoreboard
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Derick Claiborne
Record: 15-12 (5-5 Eastern-8 {third place})
Stat leaders: Mike Pyatt 16.8 ppg; Mark Haymore 7.0 rpg; Alex Edridge 7.3 apg

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall E-8
Nov. 30at Harvard7366Eldridge 8 steals
(new school record)
1-0
Dec. 3at George
Washington
7773 2-01-0
Dec. 6at Boston University7361 3-0
Dec. 10Vermont7357 4-0
Dec. 14Connecticut7464Eldridge 15 asst
(new school record)
5-0
Dec. 17Bentley8570Eldridge 13 asst6-0
Dec. 28Manhattan8874UConn Classic
Hartford CT
7-0
Dec. 29Niagara8473UConn Classic
Hartford CT
8-0
Jan. 7Rutgers7478Springfield MA8-11-1
Jan. 11at Villanova6471 8-21-2
Jan. 17at Connecticut4956Hartford Civic Center
Roof collapses
after game
8-3
Jan. 25 Providence (9)4950Springfield MA8-4
Jan. 27Boston College8864Colonial Classic
Boston MA
9-4
Jan. 28Holy Cross6376Colonial Classic
Boston MA
9-5
Feb. 2at Holy Cross7776Eldridge 13 asst10-5
Feb. 4West Virginia6765 11-52-2
Feb. 7at Rutgers6274 11-62-3
Feb. 11at Maine7476Eldridge 8 steals
(ties school record)
11-7
Feb. 14Villanova8772 12-73-3
Feb. 16Northeastern6158 13-7
Feb. 18George Washington7757 14-74-3
Feb. 20at Duquesne7083Pittsburgh Civic Arena14-84-4
Feb. 21at Penn State (OT)6976 14-94-5
Feb. 23New Hampshire6073 14-10
Feb. 25at Rhode Island7582 14-11
Feb. 27Pittsburgh7168 15-115-5
Mar. 2at Duquesne (OT)6976Eastern-8
Tournament
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
15-12

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1976-77 Scoreboard
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Mark Donoghue
Record: 20-11 (3-4 ECBL {sixth place})
Stat leaders: Jim Town 16.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg; Alex Edridge 5.6 apg

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall ECBL
Nov. 26West Virginia7789Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
0-1
Nov. 27Harvard6950Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
1-1
Dec. 1Penn State (OT)7072 1-20-1
Dec. 4at New Hampshire8067 2-2
Dec. 7Boston University8457 3-2
Dec. 11Holy Cross (OT)8592Colonial Classic
Boston MA
3-3
Dec. 12Boston College9471Colonial Classic
Boston MA
Town 27 reb
4-3
Dec. 18Fordham8977 5-3
Jan. 6Duquesne11097Springfield MA
Donoghue 35 pts
6-31-1
Jan. 8at Providence (17)6268 6-4
Jan. 13at Connecticut8180 7-4
Jan. 19at Villanova6281 7-51-2
Jan. 22at Niagara7781 7-6
Jan. 26at Vermont9877 8-6
Jan. 29Connecticut6564Springfield MA9-6
Feb. 2Boston College8569 10-6
Feb. 4at West Virginia7091 10-71-3
Feb. 6at Pittsburgh7571 11-72-3
Feb. 8Harvard8745 12-7
Feb. 10Rutgers8281Springfield MA
Pyatt buzzer-beater
13-73-3
Feb. 12Rhode Island7763 14-7
Feb. 16New Hampshire
(3OT)
7678 14-8
Feb. 19at George
Washington
7779 14-93-4
Feb. 22Maine9685 15-9
Feb. 24at Rhode Island6967 16-9
Feb. 28at Northeastern8276 17-9
Mar. 2Rutgers7874ECBL Tourney
Philadelphia PA
18-9
Mar. 4Duquesne8289ECBL Tourney
Philadelphia PA
18-10
Mar. 5West Virginia9383ECBL Tourney
Philadelphia PA
19-10
Mar. 10Seton Hall8685NIT - Springfield MA
Eldridge 11 pts, 10 asst
20-10
Mar. 15Villanova7181NIT - Madison
Square Garden, NYC
Town 20 pts, 8 reb
20-11

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1975-76 Scoreboard
Team roster
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Mark Donoghue, Mike Stokes
Record: 21-6 (11-1 Yankee Conf {first place})
Stat leaders: Mike Pyatt 15.6 ppg; Jim Town 12.4 rpg; Alex Edridge 4.2 apg

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Nov. 28Ohio University9582Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
1-0
Nov. 29Niagara9281Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
2-0
Dec. 3at Harvard9987 3-0
Dec. 6Fairfield7473Madison Square
Garden, NYC
4-0
Dec. 9at Maine106101 5-01-0
Dec. 13Niagara8574 6-0
Dec. 20at Holy Cross7886 6-1
Jan. 11at Duquesne69100Pittsburgh Civic Arena6-2
Jan. 14Villanova8287Springfield MA6-3
Jan. 17Hawaii8072Springfield MA7-3
Jan. 21at Rhode Island
(OT)
9493 8-32-0
Jan. 27Iona8672 9-3
Jan. 29New Hampshire8172 10-33-0
Jan. 31Connecticut6672Donoghue 30 pts10-43-1
Feb. 4at Boston College7770 11-4
Feb. 7at Connecticut8673 12-44-1
Feb. 10at Boston University8873 13-45-1
Feb. 13Maine7669 14-46-1
Feb. 14Northeastern7564Town 31 pts15-4
Feb. 17Vermont 9182 16-47-1
Feb. 19Rhode Island8476 17-48-1
Feb. 24at New Hampshire8272 18-49-1
Feb. 26Providence (OT)8179 19-4
Feb. 28Boston University6754Springfield MA20-410-1
Mar. 2at Vermont103100 21-411-1
Mar. 4Connecticut6973ECAC Tourney
Springfield MA
21-5
Mar. 6Holy Cross7588ECAC Tourney
Springfield MA
21-6

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1974-75 Scoreboard
Team roster
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Jim Burke, Bill Endicott, John Murphy
Record: 18-8 (10-2 Yankee Conf {first})
Stat leaders: John Murphy 17.9 ppg, 9.3 rpg; Alex Eldridge 3.3 apg

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Nov. 29Dartmouth8659Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
1-0
Nov. 30UNC Charlotte5785Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
Murphy 30 pts
1-1
Dec. 3at Harvard7471 2-1
Dec. 7Rhode Island7360 3-11-0
Dec. 10Holy Cross6268 3-2
Dec. 14Siena7864 4-2
Jan. 8at West Virginia
(OT)
8589Charleston WV
Murphy 30 pts
4-3
Jan. 11Duquesne9894Springfield MA5-3
Jan. 14at Vermont6569 5-41-1
Jan. 18at Providence (15)7486 5-5
Jan. 21at Rhode Island
(OT)
7372 6-52-1
Jan. 28Northeastern6557 7-5
Jan. 30New Hampshire8544 8-53-1
Feb. 1at Niagara6564 9-5
Feb. 5Boston College8071 10-5
Feb. 8Connecticut (OT)7680 10-63-2
Feb. 11at Boston University9478 11-64-2
Feb. 13Maine8549 12-65-2
Feb.15at Connecticut7675 13-66-2
Feb.18Vermont8883 14-67-2
Feb. 22at Fairfield6778 14-7
Feb. 24at New Hampshire9371 15-78-2
Feb. 28Boston University9285 16-79-2
Mar. 1at Iona8972 17-7
Mar. 4at Maine10587 18-710-2
Mar. 17Manhattan5168NIT - Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Murphy 18 pts
Town 10 reb
18-8

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1973-74 Scoreboard
Team roster
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Al Skinner
Record: 21-5 (11-1 Yankee Conf {first})
Stat leaders: Al Skinner 18.8 ppg, 11.0 rpg; Rick Pitino 6.5 apg
Team FG%: .514 (new school record)

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Dec. 1Harvard7465 1-0
Dec. 5at St. Anselm's8747 2-0
Dec. 8at Rhode Island7359 3-01-0
Dec. 11Connecticut7972Murphy 31 pts4-02-0
Dec. 13at Holy Cross7570 5-0
Dec. 15at Iona9958 6-0
Dec. 28St. Peter's8461Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
7-0
Dec. 29DePaul5552Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
8-0
Jan. 11at Boston University8268 9-03-0
Jan. 17Providence (7)7677Springfield MA9-1
Jan. 19at Vermont9264 10-14-0
Jan. 22at Maine7351 11-15-0
Jan. 26at Syracuse6076 11-2
Jan. 29at Northeastern7164 12-2
Jan. 31New Hampshire7253 13-26-0
Feb. 2Niagara7664 14-2
Feb. 6at Boston College
(OT)
7478 14-3
Feb. 9at Connecticut (OT)7679 14-46-1
Feb. 12Boston University7760 15-47-1
Feb. 14Springfield7852 16-4
Feb. 16Rhode Island7566 17-48-1
Feb. 19Vermont8961 18-49-1
Feb. 23Maine10838Largest margin of victory
in UMass history
19-410-1
Feb. 27at Fordham9366 20-4
Mar. 6at New Hampshire8358 21-411-1
Mar. 17Jacksonville (OT)6973NIT - Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Murphy 25 pts
Skinner, Murphy 8 reb
21-5

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1972-73 Scoreboard
Team roster
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Tom McLaughlin
Record: 20-7 (10-2 Yankee Conf {first})
Stat leaders: Al Skinner 14.9 ppg, 8.8 rpg; Rick Pitino 4.8 apg

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Dec. 2at West Virginia6263 0-1
Dec. 6at St. Anselm's8059 1-1
Dec. 9Rhode Island8573 2-11-0
Dec. 12at Connecticut6871 2-21-1
Dec. 16Harvard7470 3-2
Dec. 29Eastern Michigan6861Motor City Tournament
Detroit MI
4-2
Dec. 30Detroit5975Motor City Tournament
Detroit MI
4-3
Jan. 6at Boston University7072 4-41-2
Jan. 10at Pennsylvania6258 5-4
Jan. 16at Vermont7755 6-42-2
Jan. 18at Springfield8746 7-4
Jan. 24at Providence (14)7891 7-5
Jan. 27Syracuse6770 7-6
Jan. 30Holy Cross7871Springfield MA8-6
Feb. 1Maine9057 9-63-2
Feb. 3New Hampshire7459 10-64-2
Feb.7Boston College7652Springfield MA11-6
Feb. 10Connecticut8367 12-65-2
Feb. 13Boston University8565 13-66-2
Feb. 17at Rhode Island6563 14-67-2
Feb. 20Vermont8248 15-68-2
Feb. 23at New Hampshire7664 16-69-2
Feb. 24at Maine7871 17-610-2
Feb. 27Northeastern8069 18-6
Mar. 3Fordham7259 19-6
Mar. 17Missouri (15)7871NIT - Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Endicott 15 pts
Austin 11 reb
First post-season win.
First win over
a ranked team.
20-6
Mar. 20North Carolina (11)6373NIT - Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Austin 21 pts, 10 reb
20-7

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1971-72 Scoreboard
Team roster
Coach: Jack Leaman
Capt: Mike Pagliara
Record: 14-12 (6-4 Yankee Conf {tied for second})
Stat leaders: John Betancourt 14.3 ppg, 3.2 apg; Al Skinner 8.7 rpg
Team FT%: .754 (new school record)

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Dec. 1St. Anselm's10153 1-0
Dec. 4Vermont11265 2-01-0
Dec. 8Holy Cross (2OT)9382Betancourt 31 pts3-0
Dec. 11at Northeastern6261 4-0
Dec. 14Connecticut6967 5-02-0
Dec. 16at Manhattan8583Madison Square
Garden, NYC
6-0
Dec. 18at Harvard7880 6-1
Dec. 21at Hofstra5660 6-2
Dec. 27Villanova83100Quaker City Tournamant
Philadelphia PA
6-3
Dec. 28Manhattan10072Quaker City Tournamant
Philadelphia PA
7 players score
in double figures
(new school record)
7-3
Dec. 30LaSalle7582Quaker City Tournamant
Philadelphia PA
7-4
Jan. 18at Vermont7149 8-43-0
Jan. 22at Iona8056 9-4
Jan. 29Providence5564 9-5
Jan. 31Springfield8263 10-5
Feb. 3New Hampshire8350 11-54-0
Feb. 5at Syracuse8590 11-6
Feb. 9at Boston College7475 11-7
Feb. 12at Connecticut5658 11-84-1
Feb. 15Boston University11289 12-8
Feb. 19Rhode Island10964 13-85-1
Feb. 24at New Hampshire5661 13-95-2
Feb. 26Maine10066 14-96-2
Feb. 29at Rhode Island6371 14-106-3
Mar. 4at Fordham7677 14-11
Mar. 8at Maine7983 14-126-4

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1970-71 Scoreboard
Coach: Jack Leaman
Leaman wins New England Coach of the Year
Capt: Julius Erving, Ken Mathias
Record: 23-4 (10-0 Yankee Conf {first})
Stat leaders: Julius Erving 26.9 ppg (new school record), 19.5 rpg; John Betancourt 4.2 apg

AP rankings listed in parentheses.

Game Final Score   Record
Date Opponent UM Opp. Notes Overall YC
Dec. 1St. Anselm's9863Erving 32 pts1-0
Dec. 5at Vermont (OT)7968 2-01-0
Dec. 10at Rhode Island
(OT)
8076 3-02-0
Dec. 12New Hampshire8953 4-03-0
Dec. 15at Connecticut7468 5-04-0
Dec. 18American
International
9340Erving 31 pts
Team 32 Asst
(new school record)
6-0
Dec. 22Hofstra8760 7-0
Dec. 28Fairfield9582Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
8-0
Dec. 29St. Michael's9459Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
Erving 33 pts, 30 reb
Team 81 reb
(new school record)
9-0
Dec. 30Colgate7967Hall of Fame Tourney
Springfield MA
Erving 31 pts
10-0
Jan. 21at Boston University7763Mike Pagliara 24 points11-0
Jan. 23at Providence7273 11-1
Jan. 27Fordham7987Erving 30 pts11-2
Jan. 30Northeastern6147 12-2
Feb. 2at Holy Cross6058Erving 32 pts13-2
Feb. 4Iona9251 14-2
Feb. 6Vermont 8651 15-25-0
Feb. 9Boston College8577 16-2
Feb. 13Connecticut8967 17-26-0
Feb. 16at Springfield6263 17-3
Feb. 19Rhode Island8371Erving 30 pts18-37-0
Feb. 20Maine8557 19-38-0
Feb. 22Syracuse8671Erving 36 pts, 32 reb20-3
Feb. 27George Washington7065Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Erving 35 pts
21-3
Mar. 1at New Hampshire6360 22-39-0
Mar. 4at Maine8471 23-310-0
Mar. 20North Carolina (13)4990NIT - Madison Square
Garden, NYC
Erving 13 pts, 9 reb
23-4

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