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1988-89 Season

The 1988-89 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was John Calipari. The team played its home games primarily in the Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represented the 80th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: 10-18 Overall
  • Conference Record: 5-13 (Eighth Place)
  • A-10 Tournament: 0-1, Lost in First Round
  • Postseason: none
RecordOverallA-10
All games10-185-13
Home8-55-4
Away1-110-9
Neutral1-20-0
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1987-88 1989-90

Scoreboard

Game Record Notes
Date Opponent Game Results Overall Atlantic 10
11/26 So. Connecticut W 84-61 1-0 SCSU was D-II. The Cage scoreboard catches fire in the second half, temporarily delaying the game.
11/30 Boston Univ. L 78-76 1-1
12/3 at Rutgers L 78-61 1-2 0-1
12/7 at New Hampshire W 73-72 2-2
12/10 Northeastern W 79-69 3-2
12/14 Lowell W 84-60 4-2 Lowell was D-II.
12/29 vs Florida Tech L 106-87 4-3 Florida Today Classic, at Melbourne FL. FIT was D-II. This was effectively a home tournament for FIT, based in Melbourne. UM's record book attributes it as a neutral site game.
12/30 vs Coastal Carolina W 90-73 5-3 Florida Today Classic, at Melbourne FL
1/3 West Virginia L 89-73 5-4 0-2
1/5 at Penn State L 107-79 5-5 0-3
1/8 at St. Bonaventure L 74-70 5-6 0-4
1/12 Temple L 89-68 5-7 0-5
1/14 Duquesne L 88-84 5-8 0-6
1/16 St. Bonaventure W 92-84 6-8 1-6
1/19 Rhode Island W 76-71 7-8 2-6
1/21 at George Washington L 103-77 7-9 2-7 This was GW's only win of a 1-27 season.
1/24 at Temple L 93-66 7-10 2-8
1/28 Rutgers W 105-89 8-10 3-8
1/30 at Connecticut L 104-75 8-11
2/6 at Holy Cross L 98-85 8-12
2/9 at Rhode Island L 100-76 8-13 3-9
2/13 St. Joseph's W 72-68 9-13 4-9
2/16 at West Virginia L 88-55 9-14 4-10
2/18 at Duquesne L 105-74 9-15 4-11
2/23 Penn State L 90-71 9-16 4-12
2/25 George Washington W 87-67 10-16 5-12
3/1 at St. Joseph's L 83-81 10-17 5-13
3/4 vs St. Joseph's L 87-83 10-18 A-10 Tournament, First Round, at The Palestra, Philadelphia PA

Statistics

  • UMass played up-tempo, scoring 78.1 points per game (tied for second-most among Atlantic 10 teams), but was atrocious on defense, giving up 84.8 ppg, 3.3 points more than the next-worst, George Washington, who went 1-27 on the season.1)
  • On the glass, UM was averaging -3.1 per game versus their opponents.2)
  • UM blocked just 74 shots on the season. Jim McCoy and John Milum led the team with 11 each, and a 0.4 per game average.

Roster

UMass master roster.

This table is sortable. Click on any column header to sort.

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College Transfer
30Matt AndersonSo.F6-8195Brewster, N.Y./Brewster
12Chris BaileyJr.G5-11165Springfield, Mass./Springfield Tech
11Anton BrownFr.G6-2175Columbia, S.C./A.C Flora
23David BrownSr.F/G6-5213Baltimore, Md./Cardinal Gibbons
5Ishmael ButlerSo.G5-11165Seattle, Wash./Garfield Seattle
33Michael ByrnesJr.F6-7215Canton, Mass./Canton
34Duane ChaseSr.F6-6212Baltimore, Md./Southwestern
10Rafer GilesSo.G6-2165Richmond, Va./Henrico
40Ben GrodskiSo.C6-9230Riverhead, N.Y./Longwood
14Cary HererJr.G6-2185Fairfield, Conn./Andrew Warde
20Jim McCoyFr.G6-3175Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic
22John MilumSr.C6-9230Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand
21Sean NelenJr.G6-3185South Hadley, Mass./Wilb. & Monson
44John TateSo.F6-8245Penn Hills, Pa./Penn Hills

No player was named captain for the full season. Captains were used game-by-game.

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