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2019-20 Season

The 2019-20 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team will represent the University of Massachusetts.

The season will represent the 111th season of basketball in the school's history.

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2018-19 2020-21

Schedule

The non-conference schedule was officially announced on July 19. Dates for A-10 games will be confirmed later, but we do know the opponents and sites. The final schedule is typically announced in late August / early September.
Boldface opponents indicates an Atlantic 10 Conference game.

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
August TBD TBD TBD Virgin Islands Three exhibition games1)2)3) none TBD
10/29 Tue TBD Western New England Univ Mullins Center Exhibition TBD TBD
11/5 Tue TBD UMass-Lowell Mullins Center TBD TBD
11/9 Sat TBD Fairfield at Alumni Hall, Fairfield CT4) TBD TBD
11/12 Tue TBD Northeastern Mullins Center TBD TBD
11/16 Sat TBD Central Connecticut Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game TBD TBD
11/20 Wed TBD Rider Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game TBD TBD
11/23 Sat Noon Virginia at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament ESPNNEWS Watch ESPN
11/24 Sun 1:00 or 3:305) Arizona State or St. John's6) at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament ESPN or ESPN27) Watch ESPN
11/29 Fri TBD Rutgers at The RAC, Piscataway NJ TBD TBD
12/4 Wed TBD South Carolina Mullins Center TBD TBD
12/7 Sat TBD Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion, Allston MA TBD TBD
12/11 Wed TBD Yale Mullins Center TBD TBD
12/20 Fri TBD Maine Mullins Center TBD TBD
12/30 Mon TBD Akron at The JAR, Akron OH TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Duquesne Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD George Washington Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Saint Joseph's Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Virginia Commonwealth Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Dayton Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Dayton at UD Arena, Dayton OH TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD George Mason Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD George Mason at EagleBank Arena, Fairfax VA TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD La Salle Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD La Salle at Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia PA TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Rhode Island Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Rhode Island at Ryan Center, Kingston RI TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Saint Louis Mullins Center TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis MO TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Davidson at Belk Arena, Davidson NC TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Fordham at Rose Hill Gym, Bronx NY TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD Richmond at Robins Center, Richmond VA TBD TBD
TBD TBD TBD St. Bonaventure at Reilly Center, Olean NY TBD TBD

Notes:

  • Akron: Possibly tied into the UMass/Akron football games contract, but TBD if we will get a return hoop game in 2020.8)9)
  • Fairfield: TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.10)11)
  • Harvard: This game begins a new home-and-home series, with Harvard visiting UMass in 2020-21.12)13)
  • Maine: TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.14)
  • Northeastern: This game begins a new home-and-home series, with UMass visiting Northeastern in 2020-21.15)16)
  • Rutgers: This game starts a home-and-home series, with UM hosting Rutgers in 2020-21. Both games scheduled as part of a football/basketball arrangement.17)18)19)20)21)
  • South Carolina: This game concludes a home-and-home series.22)23)24)25)26)27)28)29)30)31)32)33)
  • UMass-Lowell: TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.34) However, this is the fourth straight year with a UM/UML game.
  • Yale: TBD if this is a one-off, or part of a series.35)

Roster

Here's what we know, which is very much subject to change as the off-season progresses.

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
11Baptiste, Djery6-10235Sr.*CGonaives, Haiti / Prestonwood Christian / VanderbiltAssumed to return
Buggs, John6-2170Fr.GHomer, LA / Putnam (CT) Science AcademyNLI signee36)
10Chatman, Sy6-8200So.FSaint Paul, MN / Cretin-Durham HallAssumed to return
20Clergeot, Keon6-1185Jr.*GWinter Haven, FL / Auburndale HS/ MemphisAssumed to return
5Diallo, Samba6-7195So.FRufisque, Senegal / Pope John XXIII HS (N.J.)Assumed to return
East, Sean6-3175Fr.GLouisville, KY / Combine AcademyNLI signee37)38)39)
Jackson, CJ6-6190Fr.GAtlanta, GA / Athens Preparatory AcademyNLI signee40)41)
Mitchell, Kolton6-4180Fr.GFort Myers, FL / Victory Rock PrepNLI signee42)
Mitchell, Tre6-9235Fr.F/CPittsburgh, PA / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee43)44)45)
12Pierre, Carl6-4185Jr.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSAssumed to return
Santos, Preston6-6176Fr.G/FWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee46)
14Turner-Morris, Khalea6-9250Jr.CNew Orleans, LA / New Hampton School (NH)Assumed to return
Weeks, TJ6-4185Fr.GWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee47)48)
41West, Randall6-4235Sr.*FMoorestown, N.J. / Lawrenceville SchoolWalk-on from 2018-19, assumed to return after football season49)

* Eligibility difference.

  • Djery Baptiste came to UMass after the Fall 2018 semester, after graduating early from Vanderbilt. He also has the option to play again in 2019-20.50)
  • Keon Clergeot transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.51)52) Per NCAA transfer rules, he sat out the 2017-18 season, but retains two years of eligibility.
  • Randall West joins from the football team, where as of the 2018-19 roster, he was listed as a Redshirt Junior. He did not play in the 2015 football season, and did in 2016 and 2017.53)54)

Jalen Thomas (6-10 230 Center, Detroit MI / Univ of Detroit Jesuit HS) had signed an NLI in November 2018, but announced he re-opened his recruiting on 4/10/19.55)56) He subsequently committed to Georgia State.57)

2018-19 players lost:
Byrne, Aidan - walk-on from 2018-19 no longer listed on the roster
Cobb, Curtis - reported that he would transfer to Wagner58)59)
Franklin, Jaylen - announced he would transfer to The College of Wooster (OH)60)
Hayward, Kieran - announced he would transfer to Vanguard University (CA)61)62)
Holloway, Rashaan - eligibility exhausted
Laurent, Jonathan - announced he would transfer to Oklahoma State63)64)
McLean, Unique - reported that he would transfer to St. Francis (NY)65)
Pipkins, Luwane - announced he would transfer to Providence66)67)68)
Wood, Tre - announced he would transfer to LIU-Brooklyn 69)70)

4)
Presumed, but not confirmed, that we will play at Alumni Hall. The Stags' alternate venue, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, will host an AHL hockey game at 7PM that night.
5)
TBD on whether the 1:00 is the consolation or championship game.
6)
ASU and SJU will play on 11/23. The winner of that game will play the winner of the 11/23 UMass/UVA game, and the losers will play in a consolation game.
7)
TBD, depending on the result of the 11/23 game
season_2019-20.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/19 14:44 by mikeuma