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2018-19 Season

The 2018-19 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts.

The season represents the 110th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: 7-8
  • Conference Record: 0-2
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2017-18 2019-20


Game Record Rank Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder Overall A-10 UM Opp
10/30 Westfield State College W 84-60 Pipkins (21) Diallo (6) Exhibition. Five Minutemen reached double-digits in the scoring column while 10 players scored.
11/6 UMass-Lowell W 83-75 Pierre (21) Holloway (11) 1-0 Season opener. Four Minutemen reach double-figures led by Pierre scoring a game-high 21, and Pipkins with 19. UMass Lowell trimmed the Minuteman advantage to just four points with 2:29 left on the clock. The Minuteman defense then stepped up, forcing a pair of turnovers on back-to-back possessions that were both followed by a pair of bonus free throws put in by Pipkins and Laurent to eventually extend the lead back to six.
11/9 New Hampshire W 104-75 Holloway (18) Laurent (5) 2-0 UMass shot 67-percent from the field and 53-percent from 3-point range. They were led offensively by Holloway's game-high 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting. The Minutemen had their first game shooting over 60-percent from the field since a 2006 matchup against Dartmouth.
11/13 Harvard L 74-71 Pipkins (36) Holloway (9) 2-1 Pipkins scored a game-high 36 points in a back-and-forth battle down the stretch. UMass' first lead of the night began a stretch where the lead changed hands six times before Harvard extended their lead to five points twice within the final 2 minutes of regulation on their way to closing out the win.
11/16 Howard L 68-63 Pipkins (18) Pipkins (10) 2-2 Las Vegas Holiday Invitational. A quick start for Howard led the Bison to a 68-63 win. The Minutemen bridged a 17-to-0 run between the halves to pull within two, but could not overcome Howard's 50-percent shooting effort in the first half.
11/19 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 92-60 Cobb (17) Pipkins (10) 3-2 Las Vegas Holiday Invitational .Cobb dropped in a UMass career-high 17 points while Luwane Pipkins recorded his second double-double of the year. The Minutemen finished the night with 22 team assists led by Pipkins' 11.
11/22 Southern Illinois W 84-62 Holloway (16) Holloway / Pipkins (5) 4-2 Las Vegas Holiday Invitational. A fast start and hot shooting performance paced the UMass basketball team to a comfortable win. The Minutemen drilled a season-high 15 three pointers - just one shy of tying the school record.
11/23 Nevada L 110-87 Pipkins (30) Pipkins (7) 4-3 6 Las Vegas Holiday Invitational.A second-half spurt gives Nevada enough early cushion to pull away in what was a back-and-forth first half. The combined 197 points in the contest was just six shy of cracking the all-time top-10 list for combined points in a game in UMass history.
11/28 Quinnipiac W 69-62 Pipkins (20) Holloway (13) 5-3 Both squads came out of the gate slow offensively but the team outscored the Bobcats 20-8 to finish out the half. UMass led by as many as 21 points, but the team held off a pair of late runs from Quinnipiac to win the game.
12/4 Holy Cross L 82-78 Pipkins (22) Holloway (7) 5-4 Holy Cross rallies in the second half to defeat UMass. The Crusaders went on to shoot nearly 61-percent from the field over the final 20 minutes of play.
12/7 Providence W 79-78 Pipkins (26) Diallo (10) 6-4 A huge second half comeback propelled the UMass men's basketball team past Providence. After trailing by as many as 20 points in the first half, the Minutemen rallied after the intermission with Pipkins scoring the game-winning basket with 10 seconds remaining in regulation. The win marked the first win in Rhode Island since 1979.
12/12 Temple L 65-63 Clergeot, Laurent, Pipkins (12 each) Cobb (7) 6-5 UM shoots 52% in the first half, and builds a 13-point lead early in the second, but shoots 33% in the second, and just 1-14 from 3, as Temple gets back in it. UM has a chance to tie or win at the end, but loses the handle in the final seconds.
12/21 Fairleigh Dickinson W 85-84 Laurent, Pipkins (20 each) Laurent (6) 7-5 UMass stormed back from behind as many as 14 points in the second half to defeat Fairleigh Dickinson. UMass shot a blistering 75-percent (18-24) from the field in the second half to highlight the victory.
12/30 Georgia L 91-72 Pipkins (22) Laurent (7) 7-6 Georgia used a hot star jumping out to an early 12-to-2 lead as the Bulldogs handed the UMass basketball team a 91-72 loss in the Minutemen's non-conference finale. Djery Baptiste made his debut for UMass. The Minutemen struggled beyond the arc converting only 4-of-22 three pointers.
1/5 La Salle L 69-60 Pipkins (15) Cobb (10) 7-7 Pipkins scored team-high 15 points to move into 19th on the UMass all-time scoring list, while his two 3-pointers put him sixth on the career 3-pointers made list.
1/9 Saint Louis L -65-62 Pipkins (18) Diallo (12) 7-8 UMass put together a double-digit comeback in the second half to pull within a point twice in the final two minutes of play, but could not score the go-ahead field goal in the final minute of play. Diallo went on to finish the game with new career-highs in points and rebounds.


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
10/30 Tue 7:00 Westfield State College Mullins Center Exhibition none
11/6 Tue 7:00 UMass Lowell Mullins Center
11/9 Fri 7:00 New Hampshire Mullins Center
11/13 Tue 7:00 Harvard Mullins Center
11/16 Fri 7:00 Howard Mullins Center Las Vegas Holiday Invitational
11/19 Mon 7:00 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Mullins Center Las Vegas Holiday Invitational
11/22 Thu 1:30 Southern Illinois Orleans Arena, Paradise, NV Las Vegas Holiday Invitational
11/23 Fri 10:00 PM #6 Nevada Orleans Arena, Paradise, NV Las Vegas Holiday Invitational
11/28 Wed 7:00 Quinnipiac Mullins Center
12/4 Tue 7:00 Holy Cross Mullins Center
12/7 Fri 7:00 Providence Dunkin' Donuts Center, Providence, RI
12/12 Wed 7:00 Temple Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA
12/21 Fri 3:30 Fairleigh Dickinson Mullins Center
12/30 Sun 6:00 Georgia Stegeman Coliseum, Athens, GA
1/5 Sat 1:00 La Salle Mullins Center
1/9 Wed 9:00 Saint Louis Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis, MO
1/13 Sun 3:30 Dayton UD Arena, Dayton, OH
1/16 Wed 7:00 George Mason Mullins Center
1/19 Sat 6:30 Virginia Commonwealth Siegel Center, Richmond, VA
1/23 Wed 7:00 Saint Bonaventure Mullins Center
1/27 Sun 2:00 Rhode Island Mullins Center
1/30 Wed 7:00 La Salle Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, PA
2/2 Sat 4:30 Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PA
2/6 Wed 7:00 Fordham Mullins Center
2/9 Sat 1:00 Davidson Mullins Center
2/13 Wed 7:00 George Mason EagleBank Arena, Fairfax, VA
2/20 Wed 7:00 George Washington Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
2/23 Sat 2:00 Saint Joseph's Mullins Center
2/26 Tue 7:00 Dayton Mullins Center
3/2 Sat 2:00 Duquesne Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA
3/6 Wed 7:00 Richmond Mullins Center
3/9 Sat TBD Rhode Island Ryan Center, Kingston, RI


  • Georgia (Away): This season's game will conclude a home-and-home series.1)2)3)4)
  • Harvard (Home): This season's game will conclude a series.5) The series may also extend into future seasons.6)
  • Holy Cross (Home): This season's game will conclude a series.7)8)
  • Providence (Away): This season's game will conclude a series.9)10)
  • Quinnipiac (Home): This season's game will conclude a series.11)
  • Temple (Away): This season's game will conclude a series.12)13)
  • UMass Lowell (Home): Single game agreement, no longer term series planned.14)15)
  • UMass will be part of the Las Vegas Holiday Invitational. Games in Las Vegas will be on November 22 and 23. Other teams in the field include Nevada, Tulsa and Southern Illinois. Location, exact matchups, start times, and TV coverage all TBD. The Invitational will also include two home games.16)

The contracted home games versus Rutgers and South Carolina are slated for the 2019-20 season.

UMass and Akron will play a home-and-home series, as part of a football scheduling agreement. When those games will be played is to be determined.17) Athletic Director Ryan Bamford had stated in the past that he will continue to explore similar opportunities, like what we've done with South Carolina and Georgia.18)


Official roster, with coaches and staff

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
11Baptiste, Djery6-10235Jr.*CGonaives, Haiti / Prestonwood Christian/VanderbiltActive
41Byrne, Aidan6-6215Jr.FNiskayuna, NY / Niskayuna HSActive
10Chatman, Sy6-8200Fr.FSaint Paul, MN / Cretin-Durham Hall Active
20Clergeot, Keon6-1185So.*GWinter Haven, FL / Auburndale HS/ Memphis Active
33Cobb, Curtis6-4195Jr.*GFall River, MA / Wilbraham & Monson Academy / FairfieldActive
5Diallo, Samba6-7195Fr.FRufisque, Senegal / Pope John XXIII HS (N.J.)Active
13Franklin, Jaylen6-0180Jr.GSpringfield, MA / MacDuffie SchoolActive
3Hayward, Kieran6-4195So.*GSydney, Australia / St. Joseph's College (AUS) / Louisiana StateActive
45Holloway, Rashaan6-11310Sr.*CElmer, NJ / Schalick HSActive
1Laurent, Jonathan6-6215Jr.*FOrlando, FL / Dr Phillips HS / RutgersActive
4McLean, Unique6-2180So.*GBrooklyn, NY / The MacDuffie SchoolActive
12Pierre, Carl6-4185So.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSActive
2Pipkins, Luwane5-11180Jr.GChicago, IL / Bogan HSActive
14Turner-Morris, Khalea6-9250So.CNew Orleans, LA / New Hampton School (NH)Active
41West, Randall6-4235Jr.*FMoorestown, N.J. / Lawrenceville SchoolActive
0Wood, Tre6-1165Fr.GUpper Marlboro, MD / St. John's College HS Active

Expected losses

Incoming recruits

  • Samba Diallo - signed NLI on 11/8/201719)20)
  • Tre Wood - signed NLI on 11/8/201721)22)
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