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1970-71 Season

The 1970-71 UMass Redmen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was Jack Leaman. 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 62nd season of basketball in the school's history.

This team featured Julius Erving in his Junior year, which would prove to be his final college season, as he opted to turn pro after the season.

  • Final Record: 23-4
  • Conference Record: 10-0 (First place)
  • Postseason: NIT bid, lost in the First Round (to eventual-champion North Carolina)
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1969-70 1971-72

Scoreboard

Game Record
Date Opponent Result Overall Yankee Notes
12/1 St. Anselm's W 98-63 1-0 Erving 32 pts.
12/5 at Vermont W 79-68 (OT) 2-0 1-0
12/10 at Rhode Island W 80-76 (OT) 3-0 2-0
12/12 New Hampshire W 89-53 4-0 3-0
12/15 at Connecticut W 74-68 5-0 4-0
12/18 American Int'l W 93-40 6-0 Erving 31 pts, UM 32 assists (new school record).
12/22 Hofstra W 87-60 7-0
12/28 Fairfield W 95-82 8-0 Hall of Fame Tourney, at Springfield College. Erving 28 pts, 26 rebs.
12/29 St. Michael's W 94-59 9-0 Hall of Fame Tourney, at Springfield College. Erving 33 pts, 30 rebs (new personal best and new school record). UM 81 rebs (new school record).
12/30 Colgate W 79-67 10-0 Hall of Fame Tourney, at Springfield College. Erving 31 pts, 20 rebs.
1/21 at Boston University W 77-63 11-0 Mike Pagliara 24 points.
1/23 at Providence L 73-72 11-1
1/27 Fordham L 87-79 11-2 Erving 30 pts.
1/30 Northeastern W 61-47 12-2
2/2 at Holy Cross W 60-58 13-2 Erving 32 pts.
2/4 Iona W 92-51 14-2
2/6 Vermont W 86-51 15-2 5-0
2/9 Boston College W 85-77 16-2
2/13 Connecticut W 89-67 17-2 6-0
2/16 at Springfield L 63-62 17-3
2/19 Rhode Island W 83-71 18-3 7-0 Erving 30 pts.
2/20 Maine W 85-57 19-3 8-0
2/22 Syracuse W 86-71 20-3 Erving 36 pts, 32 rebs.
2/27 George Washington W 70-65 21-3 At Madison Square Garden, NYC. Erving 35 pts.
3/1 at New Hampshire W 63-60 22-3 9-0
3/4 at Maine W 84-71 23-3 10-0
3/20 North Carolina (13) L 90-49 23-4 NIT, at Madison Square Garden, NYC. Erving 13 pts, 9 rebs.

Roster

No.NameYr.Ht.Wt.Hometown/High School/Last College
30Austin, TomSo.6-9188Swansea, Mass./Case
10Betancourt, JohnJr.5-10174Westwood, N.J./Westwood
24Coffin, ChrisJr.6-4190Westford, Mass./Westford Academy
22Dempsey, BobSr.6-0180Fall River, Mass./Durfee
32Erving, JuliusJr.6-6190Roosevelt, N.Y./Roosevelt
20Greeley, BillSr.5-8170Melrose, Mass./Melrose
50Kesgen, BillJr.6-5210East Rutherford, N.J./E. Rutherford
42Mathias, KenSr.6-7205Lodi, N.J./Lodi
40McLaughlin, TomSo.6-4185Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Prep
12Nichols, ChrisJr.5-10173Madison, Conn./Deerfield Academy
14Pagliara, MikeJr.5-10170Wyckoff, N.J./Ramapo
54Peters, CharlesSo.6-7210Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Reg.
34Provo, SamJr.6-0190Agawam, Mass./Agawam
52Olsen, CharlesSo.6-4194Ramsey, N.J./Ramsey
44Vogeley, RichJr.6-4200New Hyde Park, N.Y./Sewanhaka

Stats

Select stats as compiled by UMass Athletics

Leaders		PPG	RPG	APG	FG%	FT%
Julius Erving	26.9	19.5	3.7	.470	.752
John Betancourt	12.6	1.3	4.2	.474	.800
Mike Pagliara	10.6	1.7	4.3	.446	.742
Ken Mathias	10.2	9.3	2.7	.554	.710
Chris Coffin	5.3	5.1	2.2	.447	.755
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