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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

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
10/29 Tue 7:00 Western New England Univ Mullins Center Exhibition TBD TBD
11/5 Tue 7:00 UMass-Lowell Mullins Center NESN NESNgo
11/9 Sat 1:00 at Fairfield at Webster Bank Arena, Bridgeport CT1) TBD TBD
11/12 Tue 7:00 Northeastern Mullins Center NESNplus NESNgo
11/16 Sat 1:00 Central Connecticut Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game none ESPN+
11/20 Wed 7:00 Rider Mullins Center Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, Campus Game NESN NESNgo
11/23 Sat Noon vs Virginia at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament ESPNNEWS Watch ESPN
11/24 Sun 1:00 or 3:302) vs Arizona State or St. John's3) at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament ESPN or ESPN24) Watch ESPN
11/29 Fri 2:00 at Rutgers at The RAC, Piscataway NJ none BTN+
12/4 Wed 7:00 South Carolina Mullins Center CBS Sports Network5) CBS Sports Network
12/7 Sat 2:00 at Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion, Allston MA NESN ESPN+
12/11 Wed 7:00 Yale Mullins Center NESN NESNgo
12/20 Fri 7:00 Maine Mullins Center NESN NESNgo
12/30 Mon 7:00 at Akron at The JAR, Akron OH TBD TBD
1/5 Sun 4:00 at Saint Louis at Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis MO NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/8 Wed 7:00 La Salle Mullins Center none ESPN+
1/11 Sat 12:30 at Dayton at UD Arena, Dayton OH NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/15 Wed 7:00 at St. Bonaventure at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester NY none ESPN+
1/18 Sat 4:30 George Washington Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/22 Wed 7:00 at George Mason at EagleBank Arena, Fairfax VA none ESPN+
1/25 Sat 2:00 Duquesne Mullins Center none ESPN+
1/29 Wed 7:00 Saint Joseph's Mullins Center none ESPN+
2/1 Sat 8:00 at Davidson at Belk Arena, Davidson NC CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
2/4 Tue 7:00 at Rhode Island at Ryan Center, Kingston RI CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
2/9 Sun 2:30 George Mason Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
2/15 Sat 12:30 Dayton Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
2/18 Tue 7:00 Saint Louis Mullins Center none ESPN+
2/22 Sat 4:00 at Fordham at Rose Hill Gym, Bronx NY none ESPN+
2/26 Wed 7:00 Virginia Commonwealth Mullins Center none ESPN+
2/29 Sat 6:00 at Richmond at Robins Center, Richmond VA none ESPN+
3/4 Wed 7:00 at La Salle at Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia PA none ESPN+
3/7 Sat 7:00 Rhode Island Mullins Center none ESPN+
3/11-15 Wed-Sun TBD TBD at Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY Atlantic 10 Tournament TBD TBD

Notes:

Pre-Season Exhibition Trip to USVI

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
US Virgin Islands exhibition trip, August 19-2634)
8/22 Thr 5:00 Calgary Dinos35) UVI Sports & Fitness Center36) Exhibition none none
TBD TBD TBD US Virgin Islands National Team37) UVI Sports & Fitness Center Exhibition none none
TBD TBD TBD British Virgin Islands National Team38) UVI Sports & Fitness Center Exhibition none none

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
0Buggs, John6-2170Fr.GHomer, LA / Putnam (CT) Science AcademyNLI signee39)
1Chatman, Sy6-8200So.FSaint Paul, MN / Cretin-Durham HallAssumed to return
4Clergeot, Keon6-1185Jr.*GWinter Haven, FL / Auburndale HS/ MemphisAssumed to return
5Diallo, Samba6-7195So.FRufisque, Senegal / Pope John XXIII HS (N.J.)Assumed to return
10East, Sean6-3175Fr.GLouisville, KY / Combine AcademyNLI signee40)41)42)
Higginbottom, Davonte6-2 Sr.*GWestwood, MA / Westwood HSWalk-on43)
3Jackson, CJ6-6190Fr.GAtlanta, GA / Athens Preparatory AcademyNLI signee44)45)
13Mitchell, Kolton6-4180Fr.GFort Myers, FL / Victory Rock PrepNLI signee46)
33Mitchell, Tre6-9235Fr.F/CPittsburgh, PA / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee47)48)49)
12Pierre, Carl6-4185Jr.GBoston, MA / Boston College HSAssumed to return
2Santos, Preston6-6176Fr.G/FWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee50)
Walker, Dibaji6-7190So.*FColumbus, OH / Woodstock Academy / Cleveland StateInactive. Will sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.51)52)
23Weeks, TJ6-4185Fr.GWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyNLI signee53)54)
31West, Randall6-4235Sr.*FMoorestown, N.J. / Lawrenceville SchoolWalk-on from 2018-19, assumed to return after football season55)

* 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 as a graduate student.56)
  • Keon Clergeot transferred into UMass for the 2017-18 season.57)58) Per NCAA transfer rules, he sat out the 2017-18 season, but retains two years of eligibility.
  • Davonté Higginbottom will walk-on with the team in the 2019-20 season, his first year on the team. Academically, he is in the class of 2020.
  • Dibaji Walker transferred into UMass for the 2018-19 season.59)60) Per NCAA transfer rules, he will sit out the 2019-20 season, but retains three 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 2017.61)62)

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 4/10/19.63)64) He subsequently committed to Georgia State.65)

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 Wagner66)67)
Franklin, Jaylen - announced he would transfer to The College of Wooster (OH)68)
Hayward, Kieran - announced he would transfer to Vanguard University (CA)69)70)
Holloway, Rashaan - eligibility exhausted
Laurent, Jonathan - announced he would transfer to Oklahoma State71)72)
McLean, Unique - reported that he would transfer to St. Francis (NY)73)
Pipkins, Luwane - announced he would transfer to Providence74)75)76)
Turner-Morris, Khalea - lingering injuries forced him to stop playing, prior to the season starting77)
Wood, Tre - announced he would transfer to LIU-Brooklyn 78)79)

2)
1:00 for the Championship game, 3:30 for the Consolation
3)
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.
4)
ESPN for the 1:00 Championship game, ESPN2 for the 3:30 Consolation game
season_2019-20.txt · Last modified: 2019/10/18 17:29 by mikeuma