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Mike Williams

At UMass

  • Became “Mr. Clutch” over the course of his UMass career, for hitting many game-tying and game-winning shots.
  • John Calipari on Williams, after the West Virginia win (1/27/95): “Anytime you have Mike Williams on your side, which we do, and it's a close game, we have a chance to win. I don't know of any player in the history of college basketball that has made bigger shots.”6)
  • For all the clutch shots though, the Atlantic 10 never recognized him with a Player of the Week award.
  • Article 7/30/2021: Remembering Mike Williams

1994-95 Senior year

1993-94 Junior year

  • Named to All-Atlantic 10 Third Team.
  • Named the Atlantic 10 Tournament's Most Outstanding Player, and to the All-Championship Team. Averaged 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in the three games.
  • CLUTCH: Banked in a 3-pointer to give UMass the 51-50 win at Temple (2/24).
  • CLUTCH: Hit a pumping, 10-foot scoop shot with three seconds left to give UMass the 56-55 win over Temple (2/13).
  • CLUTCH: Hit the go-ahead shot with 1.2 seconds left in UM's 84-83 win at Oklahoma (11/28).
  • CLUTCH: With 20.2 seconds left in regulation, hit a 3-point basket to force overtime versus #1 North Carolina (11/24). Hit another three with 13.2 left in overtime, extending UM's margin and ultimately securing the victory.

1992-93 Sophomore year

1991-92 Freshman year

  • Started four games but mainly came off the bench, behind Jim McCoy at shooting guard.



Other Content

Video: Compilation of some of Mike's clutch shots

Mike Williams drives to the hoop during practice at the Mullins Center. Rigo Nunez (#5 jersey) is in the background. Picture courtesy Daryn Freedman @bsahoops.
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