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2021-22 Season

The 2021-22 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts, the flagship campus in Amherst. 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 113th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: Season starts Nov. 9
  • Conference Record: Conference play starts Dec. 30
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All times Eastern PM, unless otherwise noted. Boldface opponents indicates an Atlantic 10 Conference game.
Printable schedule
UMass master schedule

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
11/9 Tue TBA UMBC Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
11/12 Fri TBA at Yale Lee Amphitheater, New Haven CT TBA TBA
11/15 Mon TBA Penn State Mullins Center CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
11/18-211) Thu-Sun2) TBA TBA McArthur Center at Eckerd College, St. Petersburg FL Jersey Mike's Classic TBA TBA
One report says we'll play Ball State, Weber State, UNC-Greensboro.3) Other participating teams: Green Bay, Florida Int'l
11/24 Wed TBA UMass-Lowell Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
11/27 Sat TBA Rutgers Mullins Center NBC Universal4) NBC Sports app
12/4 Sat TBA5) Harvard Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
12/7 Tue 7:00 at Northeastern Matthews Arena, Boston MA TBA TBA
12/11 Sat TBA vs North Texas Dickies Arena, Fort Worth TX Basketball Hall of Fame Classic TBA TBA
12/19 Sun TBA Fairfield Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
12/22 Wed TBA NJIT Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
12/30 Thu TBA Saint Louis Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
1/2 Sun TBA at Fordham Rose Hill Gym, Bronx NY TBA ESPN+
1/5 Wed 7:00 at Richmond Robins Center, Richmond VA TBA ESPN+
1/8 Sat TBA Duquesne Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
1/11 Tue TBA at Davidson Belk Arena, Davidson NC TBA ESPN+
1/15 Sat 4:30 Rhode Island Mullins Center NBC Universal6) NBC Sports app
1/23 Sun 2:30 at Saint Louis Chaifetz Arena, St. Louis MO NBC Universal7) NBC Sports app
1/26 Wed TBA at La Salle Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia PA TBA ESPN+
1/30 Sun 2:00 George Mason Mullins Center NBC Universal8) NBC Sports app
2/5 Tue 7:00 at Rhode Island Ryan Center, Kingston RI TBA ESPN+
2/9 Wed 4:30 George Washington Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
2/12 Sat TBA Saint Joseph's Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
2/16 Wed TBA St. Bonaventure Reilly Center, St. Bonaventure NY TBA ESPN+
2/19 Sat TBA La Salle Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
2/23 Wed TBA at Dayton UD Arena, Dayton OH TBA ESPN+
2/26 Sat 4:30 Virginia Commonwealth Mullins Center NBC Universal9) NBC Sports app
3/2 Wed TBA at Fordham Mullins Center TBA ESPN+
3/5 Sat TBA at George Mason EagleBank Arena, Fairfax VA TBA ESPN+
3/9 Wed TBA First Round Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament none ESPN+
3/10 Thu TBA Second Round Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament NBC Universal10) NBC Sports app
3/11 Fri TBA Quarterfinal Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament NBC Universal11) NBC Sports app
3/12 Sat TBA Semifinal Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament CBS Sports Network CBS Sports Network
3/13 Sun TBA Championship Capital One Arena, Washington DC Atlantic 10 Tournament CBS Paramount+


  • Fairfield - This game concludes our series.12)
  • Harvard - This game concludes our series.13)14)15)
  • NJIT - Assumed that this is a one-off game. No indication of a new series.16)
  • Northeastern - This is the third-straight year we've played NU, but no indication of a longer-term series.17)
  • North Texas - Assumed that this is a one-off game. No indication of a new series.
  • Penn State - This season's game begins a home-and-home series, in conjunction with an agreement for UM/PSU football games.18)19)20)21)22)
  • Rutgers - This season's game returns our visit to Rutgers in November 2019.23)24)25)
  • UMass-Lowell - We've been playing them regularly over the past several years, but no indication that there's a contracted series.
  • UMBC - Unclear if this is a one-off or this begins a new series.26)
  • Yale - Unclear if this is a one-off or this begins a new series.27)
  • The Atlantic 10 and Mountain West conferences were expected to play 10 games this season, but a report says that has been postponed. As this series is yet to get off the ground, whether or not it eventually will remains to be seen.28)29)30)
  • Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has stated that he will continue to explore opportunities in conjunction with football and men's basketball scheduling, like what we've done with Akron, Penn State, Rutgers, South Carolina and Georgia.31)32)


Tentative until the season begins. A walk-on player may be added.
Official roster

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
0Buttrick, Trent6-8240Gr.FBloomsburg PA / Bloomsburg HS / Community School of Naples / Penn StateAnnounced intention to transfer on 4/7/21.33) UM announced signing on 4/15/21.34)
45Dominguez, Dyondre6-9205So.FProvidence, RI / Woodstock Academy
11Fernandes, Noah5-11175Jr.GMattapoisett, MA / Woodstock Academy / Wichita State
1Garcia, Javohn6-2180So.PGColumbus, OH / Brewster Academy
10Jones, Greg6-7225Gr.FBronx, NY / John Marshall HS / James Madison / Southern CTAnnounced intention to transfer on 6/4/21.35) UMass confirmed on 6/9.36)
12Kelly, CJ6-5190Sr.GLong Island, NY / Queens High School of Teaching / Norfolk State / Albany4/7/21: initial report that he will transfer in.37) CJ confirmed on 4/19,38), and UM announced on 4/28.39)
22Kelly, Rich6-1175Gr.GShelton, CT / Fairfield Prep / Quinnipiac / Boston CollegeReported on 4/15/21 that he would transfer in.40) Confirmed by UM on 4/22.41)
20Marcus, Ryan6-3185So.GWakefield, MA / Wakefield HSPreferred walk-on42)43)
5McCrory, Cairo6-5190So.SGHartford, CT / Masters/Northwest Catholic / Woodstock Academy
3Mitchell, Kolton6-3185Jr.GFort Myers, FL / Victory Rock Prep
2Santos, Preston6-6185Jr.*G/FWarwick, RI / Woodstock AcademyOpted out of the 2020-21 season for personal reasons. Announced his intention to return to the team in 2021-22.44)
24Steadman, Michael6-10231Sr.FUnion City, CA / City College of San Francisco / San Jose State / MontanaAnnounced intention to transfer on 4/6/21.45) UMass confirmed on 6/4.46)
35Walker, Dibaji6-9200Sr.FColumbus, OH / Woodstock Academy / Cleveland State
23Weeks, TJ6-4185So.*GWarwick, RI / Woodstock Academy

* Eligibility difference.

  • Preston Santos is listed as a Junior on the official roster, but due to sitting out the 2020-21 season, has three years of playing eligibility remaining.
  • TJ Weeks requested and received a medical redshirt for the 2019-20 season, having only played in the first 10 games before sitting out the rest of the season.47)48)

2020-21 players lost:

Brian Mathews (6-9 215 Center, Chicago IL / DePaul College Prep) had verbally committed in August 2020,60)61)62)63) and signed an NLI in November 2020,64) but it was announced he re-opened his recruiting on 4/17/21.65) He subsequently committed to North Dakota.66)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Matt McCall
Assistant Coaches: Lucious Jordan, Tyson Wheeler, Brian Grossman, Ricky Harris

Tony Bergeron, assistant coach from 2019-21, had his contract bought out and he will not return, per reports in the Boston Globe67) and MassLive.68)

Exact game schedule not yet set. No games Sat 11/20.
Exact game schedule not yet set. No games Sat 11/20.
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Exact channel TBA
Expecting this to be a Noon or 1 PM start, as Hockey will also be playing at home that same day.
season_2021-22.txt · Last modified: 2021/09/20 11:01 by mikeuma