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1961-62 Season

The 1961-62 UMass Redmen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was Matt Zunic. The team played its home games primarily in the Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Yankee Conference.

The season represented the 53rd season of basketball in the school's history.

Although stumbling to a 1-4 start, this team went 14-4 in the rest of the regular season, won the Yankee Conference championship and reached the NCAA Tournament. Both the conference title and NCAA berth were firsts in school/program history.

  • Final Record: 15-9
  • Conference Record: 8-2 (first place)
  • Postseason: NCAA Tournament, lost in the First Round / East Regional Quarterfinals
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Game Record
Date Opponent Result Overall Yankee Notes
Dec. 6Boston UniversityW 75-711-0
Dec. 9at RutgersL 77-571-1
Dec. 12ConnecticutL 76-651-20-1
Dec. 14at American Int'lL 63-591-3
Dec. 16BrandeisL 80-791-4
Dec. 22at ColbyW 68-602-4
Jan. 3NortheasternW 72-613-4 Conlin 14 asst
Jan. 6at New HampshireW 67-654-41-1
Jan. 8ProvidenceL 79-454-5
Jan. 10at Holy CrossL 98-584-6
Jan. 13VermontW 91-755-62-1
Jan. 27at ToledoL 77-475-7
Feb. 1at St. Peter'sW 94-756-7 Madison Square Garden
Feb. 3Rhode IslandW 77-697-73-1
Feb. 6at Rhode IslandW 73-628-74-1
Feb. 9MaineW 65-549-75-1
Feb. 10MaineW 72-6610-76-1
Feb. 13at ConnecticutL 72-5610-86-2
Feb. 15TuftsW 82-6211-8
Feb. 17at VermontW 69-5212-87-2
Feb. 22SyracuseW 74-5113-8
Feb. 28at Coast GuardW 61-5614-8
Mar. 3New HampshireW 109-6215-88-2
Mar. 12New York UniversityL 70-5015-9 NCAA Tournament


No.NameYr.Pos.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School
40Pete BernardSo.G5-8160Brockton, Mass.
54Donald BlackSr.C6-8215Athol, Mass.
50Richard ConlinSo.G6-3190Bronx, N.Y.
42Charles FohlinSr.C6-7215Belmont, Mass./Belmont High
24Elliot GventerSo.F6-5190Malden, Mass.
52Michael JohnsonSo.F6-5185Quincy, Mass.
12Dan LaaksoSo.G/F6-4175Norwood, Mass.
44Charles LaPierJr.G6-2165Worcester, Mass.
32Kirk LeslieJr.F6-5190Pittsfield, Mass./Pittsfield
10Mike MoleSr.G5-11150Pittsfield, Mass./Pittsfield
20Richard RicciardiJr.G5-10155Worcester, Mass.
14Rodger TwitchellSo.F6-5185Westfield, N.J.
34Franz Von BradskySo.C6-8217Kinderbrook, N.Y.
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