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2017-18 Season

The 2017-18 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach is Matt McCall. The team plays its home games in the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represents the 109th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: 5-5
  • Conference Record: n/a (starts 12/30)
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2016-17 2018-19

Scoreboard

Game Record Rank Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder Overall A-10 UM Opp
11/3 Springfield College W 82-60 Anderson (16) Baldwin (14) Exhibition. 5 Minutemen in double-figures, Baldwin tallies a double-double with 15 points. Hines shoots 6-7, McLean 6-8. UM wakes up from a 3-point deficit late in the first with a +19 in the second half. Holloway (thumb) and Pierre (flu) DNP.
11/10 UMass Lowell W 74-69 Holloway & McLean (12 each) Hines (13) 1-0 Tied with less than 5 to play, a UM 8-0 run proves too much for the River Hawks to overcome. Hines a double-double with 11 & 13. McLean double-digits in his college debut. Miller's 10 points doubles his prior career total.
11/12 at Harvard L 70-67 (OT) Pipkins (23) Holloway (9) 1-1 Pipkins hits a 3 to force overtime, and another with 8 seconds left in OT, but Aiken hits the winner for Harvard with just 2 seconds left. Pip also tallies 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Holloway 15 points, Anderson 12. 50 points combined for those three, just 17 from the rest of the team. FTAs: UM 11, Harv 23.
11/19 Niagara W 101-76 Pipkins (34) McLean (7) 2-1 Barclays Center Classic event game. UM shoots 59% from the floor, 58% from 3. Career highs for Pipkins, Pierre (16), Miller (14). Turner-Morris, Franklin, Gillespie all see their first action of their career.
11/21 Western Carolina W 85-76 Pipkins (21) Hines (9) 3-1 Barclays Center Classic event game. UM sleepwalks thru parts, but also goes on runs of 14-0 and 11-0, and WCU doesn't have enough to recover. Pipkins dishes 10 assists for the double-double. Hines scores 11 for the near-double-double. Pierre scores 15. Holloway limited to 11 minutes with foul trouble.
11/24 vs Minnesota L 69-51 Pipkins (18) Baldwin (10) 3-2 14 Barclays Center Classic event game, at LIU-Brooklyn. UM can't keep up with the #14 Gophers, and struggle with shooting (32.3% overall, 20% from 3). Gophers go on 14-0 run in first half. Pipkins the only Minuteman in double-figures. Holloway fouls out in 20 minutes, tallying 6 pts, 2 rebounds.
11/25 vs BYU L 68-66 Holloway (16) Baldwin & Holloway (8 each) 3-3 Barclays Center Classic. UM builds a 10 point lead with 4:44 to play, but then gives up an 11-0 run. Back-and-forth in the final minutes, but UM misses a defensive assignment in final seconds. Holloway comes back, but BYU shuts down Pipkins (9 points, 1-12 FGs).
11/29 at Quinnipiac L 68-66 Anderson (23) Hines (10) 3-4 UM's lack of aggression lets QU win it. UM claws back from a 12-point second-half deficit, but couldn't make the plays when they mattered most. Holloway plagued by 2 fouls in just 56 seconds of first half action. Anderson's 23 sets a new career high. Miller shoots 4-5 for 9 points. Pipkins struggles with 2-13 shooting.
12/2 at South Carolina L 76-70 Pipkins (25) Holloway (6) 3-5 UM hits 7-12 from 3 in the first to hang tough, but a 28-12 foul disparity in SC's favor raises some eyebrows. Pipkins breaks out of his recent funk. Pierre adds 12, but no other Minuteman hits double figures.
12/6 Holy Cross W 64-50 Pipkins (13) Anderson & Hines (9 each) 4-5 UM kicks in the defense, and Cross goes 10:03 without a field goal across the halftime break. Minutemen play a small lineup most of the night, with 80% of the points. Hines adds 10 from the front court. UM helps their case with drawing fouls, and converting with 20-22 from the stripe.
12/9 Providence W 72-63 Pipkins (30) Hines (8) 5-5 Down 5 with 10:51 left, UM goes on a 21-3 run to pull away. UM defense locks in on Bullock & Cartwright, holding them to combined 7-25 shooting. Pip shoots 12-16 from the floor, and 4-7 from 3. Anderson tallies 10/6/7. Frontcourt all contributes despite foul trouble.
12/16 Georgia TBD TBD TBD TBD

Schedule

All times Eastern PM, unless otherwise noted. Boldface opponents indicates an Atlantic 10 Conference game. Information subject to change.
Printable schedule
UMass master schedule
All games can be heard on the UMass Radio Network.

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
11/3 Fri 7:00 Springfield College Mullins Center Exhibition none A-10 Network
11/10 Fri 7:00 UMass Lowell Mullins Center none A-10 Network
11/12 Sun 2:00 Harvard at Harvard, Lavietes Pavilion NESN NESNgo, Ivy League Network
11/19 Sun Noon Niagara Mullins Center Barclays Center Classic event game1) none A-10 Network
11/21 Tue 7:00 Western Carolina Mullins Center Barclays Center Classic event game2) none A-10 Network
11/24 Fri Noon Minnesota Steinberg Center at LIU-Brooklyn, Brooklyn NY3) Barclays Center Classic4) none Stadium5)
11/25 Sat 2:30 BYU Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY Barclays Center Classic6) none Stadium7)
11/29 Wed 7:00 Quinnipiac at Quinnipiac, TD Bank Sports Center, Hamden, CT none Watch ESPN
12/2 Sat 2:00 South Carolina at South Carolina, Colonial Life Arena, Columbia, SC none SEC Network + / Watch ESPN
12/6 Wed 7:00 Holy Cross Mullins Center none A-10 Network
12/9 Sat 3:00 Providence Mullins Center NESN, Eleven Sports8) A-10 Network
12/16 Sat 3:00 Georgia Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
12/20 Wed 7:00 Georgia State Mullins Center none A-10 Network
12/22 Fri 4:00 Maine Mullins Center none A-10 Network
12/30 Sat 2:30 St. Bonaventure at SBU, Reilly Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/3 Wed 7:00 George Mason Mullins Center NESNplus, Eleven Sports9) TBA
1/6 Sat Noon Dayton at Dayton, UD Arena NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/10 Wed 7:00 La Salle Mullins Center NESNplus, Eleven Sports10) TBA
1/14 Sun 5:00 Saint Joseph's Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/17 Wed 7:00 Rhode Island at URI, Ryan Center TBA TBA
1/20 Sat 2:00 St. Louis Mullins Center Stadium11) Stadium
1/24 Wed 7:00 La Salle at La Salle, Tom Gola Arena TBA TBA
1/27 Sat 2:00 Fordham at Fordham, Rose Hill Gym NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/30 Tue 6:30 Rhode Island Mullins Center CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
2/3 Sat 2:00 Dayton Mullins Center NBC Sports Boston, Eleven Sports12) TBA
2/10 Sat 4:00 Saint Joseph's at SJU, Hagan Arena TBA TBA
2/14 Wed 7:00 George Washington Mullins Center NESNplus, Eleven Sports13) TBA
2/17 Sat 7:00 Davidson at Davidson, Belk Arena TBA TBA
2/21 Wed 7:00 Virginia Commonwealth Mullins Center NESNplus, Eleven Sports14) TBA
2/24 Sat 6:00 George Mason at George Mason, EagleBank Arena TBA TBA
2/28 Wed 7:00 Richmond at Richmond, Robins Center TBA TBA
3/3 Sat 8:00 Duquesne Mullins Center NESNplus, Eleven Sports15) TBA
3/7-11 Wed-Sun TBA TBA at Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament TBA TBA

Notes about the Barclays Center Classic:

  • Our games versus Niagara and Western Carolina are considered part of the Classic, but are not part of a tournament bracket, and will not impact our games against Minnesota and BYU.16)17)
  • Niagara and Western Carolina will participate in bracketed “campus site” games, along with Alabama A&M and UT-Arlington.18)
  • Due to conflicts at the Barclays Center, the 11/24 game versus Minnesota will be played at LIU-Brooklyn.19)
  • BYU will play Alabama at LIU-Brooklyn at 2:30 on 11/24.20) Regardless of that result, we will face BYU on 11/25.
  • Ticket link for the Brooklyn games. Each day is sold as a double-header, single admission for both games.

Series

Roster

Official roster, with coaches and staff

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
23Anderson, CJ6-6207Sr.GMemphis, TN / Arlington HSActive
5Baldwin, Chris6-8235So.FSpringfield, MA / Notre Dame PrepActive
1Brantley, Jaylen5-11170GradGSpringfield, MA / Notre Dame Prep / MarylandInactive. Will not play due to heart condition detected prior to the season.37)38)
20Clergeot, Keon6-1187So.*GWinter Haven, FL / Auburndale HS / MemphisInactive. Will sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
33Cobb, Curtis6-4175Jr.*GFall River, MA / Wilbraham & Monson Academy / FairfieldInactive. Will sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
13Franklin, Jaylen6-0175So*.GSpringfield, MA / MacDuffie SchoolActive
3Hayward, Kieran6-4195So.*GSydney, Australia / St. Joseph's College (AUS) / Louisiana StateInactive. Will sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
40Gillespie, Mike6-3180Fr.GPembroke, MA / Xaverian Brothers HSActive
0Hines, Malik6-10255Jr.*FJackson, MS / Murrah HSActive
45Holloway, Rashaan6-11310Jr.*FElmer, NJ / Schalick HSActive
11Laurent, Jonathan6-6216Jr.*FOrlando, FL / Dr Phillips HS / RutgersInactive. Will sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.
4McLean, Unique6-2175Fr.*GBrooklyn, NY / The MacDuffie SchoolActive
42Miller, Rayshawn6-1200Jr.GBoston, MA / Boston Latin AcademyActive
12Pierre, Carl6-4175Fr.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSActive
2Pipkins, Luwane5-11185So.*GChicago, IL / Bogan HSActive
14Turner-Morris, Khalea6-9265Fr.CNew Orleans, LA / New Hampton School (NH)Active

* Eligibility difference.

  • Curtis Cobb transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.39)40) Per NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season, but retains two years of eligibility.
  • Keon Clergeot transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.41)42) Per NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season, but retains three years of eligibility.
  • Kieran Hayward transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.43) Per NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season, but retains three years of eligibility.
  • Malik Hines was a partial qualifier for the 2014-15 season44)45) and has two years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Rashaan Holloway was a partial qualifier for the 2014-15 season46)47) and has two years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Jonathan Laurent transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.48)49)50) Per NCAA transfer rules, he must sit out the 2017-18 season, but retains two years of eligibility.
  • Unique McLean sat out the 2016-17 season, but retains four years of eligibility.51)
  • Luwane Pipkins was a non-qualifier for the 2015-16 season, and has three years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.52)53)

2016-17 players lost:

Statistics

Pre-Season Predictions

In the Atlantic 10 Pre-Season predictions, UMass was picked to finish 12th out of the 14 teams. No Minuteman was selected for any of the all-conference teams.

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See Barclays Center Classic notes below
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