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1990-91 Season

The 1990-91 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was John Calipari. The team played its home games primarily in the Curry Hicks Cage in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represents the 82nd season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Current Record: 20-13 Overall
  • Conference Record: 10-8 (Tied for Third, Fifth after tie-breakers)
  • A-10 Tournament: 0-1, Lost in Quarterfinals
  • Postseason: NIT Final Four
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1989-90 1991-92


DateOpponentGame ResultsOverallA-10Notes
Nov. 26at PurdueL 64-530-1
Dec. 1at St. Joseph'sW 83-601-11-0
Dec. 4at New HampshireW 76-642-1
Dec. 6LowellW 80-573-1
Dec. 8George WashingtonW 82-704-12-0
Dec. 11RutgersL 67-654-22-1
Dec. 28DartmouthW 80-665-2 Abdow's Classic, at Springfield Civic Center, Springfield MA
Dec. 29Boston CollegeW 83-816-2 Abdow's Classic Final, at Springfield Civic Center, Springfield MA
Jan. 3at Penn StateL 65-646-32-2
Jan. 5St. BonaventureW 82-557-33-2
Jan. 7St. Joseph'sW 68-608-34-2
Jan. 10DuquesneW 81-759-35-2
Jan. 12at St. BonaventureW 95-8610-36-2
Jan. 15at XavierL 71-6610-4
Jan. 21at VermontW 62-5811-4
Jan. 24at TempleL 55-5311-56-3
Jan. 26at George WashingtonL 61-5911-66-4
Jan. 28Holy CrossW 98-9412-6
Feb. 1Rhode IslandW 70-67 (OT)13-67-4
Feb. 2Boston UniversityW 82-6514-6 Midnight start for ESPN. First-ever nationally televised game from UM's campus. Rafer Giles 24 points, Harper Williams 21.
Feb. 6West VirginiaL 85-82 (OT)14-77-5
Feb. 9at DuquesneL 68-6714-87-6
Feb. 12at West VirginiaW 98-8915-88-6First ever victory at WV
Feb. 16Penn StateW 73-6416-89-6
Feb. 21TempleL 80-7016-99-7
Feb. 24at RutgersL 103-96 (OT)16-109-8
Feb. 27at Rhode IslandW 82-7017-1010-8
Mar. 3George WashingtonL 84-83 (OT)17-11 A-10 Tournament Quarter-Final, at The Palestra, Philadelphia PA
Mar. 15La SalleW 93-9018-11 NIT First Round
Mar. 19at FordhamW 78-7419-11 NIT Second Round
Mar. 21at SienaW 82-80 (OT)20-11 NIT Quarter-Final
Mar. 25StanfordL 73-7120-12 NIT Final Four, at Madison Square Garden
Mar. 27ColoradoL 98-9120-13 NIT Third-Place Game, at Madison Square Garden


Select stats per UMass media guide.

Jim McCoy18.
Tony Barbee15.
Harper Williams13.
Will Herndon11.
Rafer Giles10.

Jim McCoy ranked third in the Atlantic 10 in scoring, Tony Barbee was tenth. Harper Williams ranked fourth in the A-10 in rebounding.

A-10 Lists & Honors

Jim McCoy was named to the First Team, Tony Barbee the Second Team, Harper Williams the Third Team.

Player of the Week
Jim McCoy was named twice, on 2/17 and 3/1, Tony Barbee once on 12/16, and Harper Williams once on 2/10.

Rookie of the Week
No Minuteman was named in any week.


UMass master roster.
This table is sortable. Click on any column header to sort.

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College Transfer
10Giles, Rafer6-2182Sr.GRichmond, VA / Henrico
11Brown, Anton6-3175Jr.GColumbia, SC / A.C. Flora
12Robinson, Chris6-2195Fr.GNew York, NY / La Salle Academy
20McCoy, Jim6-3185Jr.GPittsburgh, PA / Central Catholic
22Barbee, Tony6-6215So.F/GIndianapolis, IN / N. Central
30Anderson, Matt6-8195Sr.FBrewster, NY / Brewster
31Williams, Harper6-7225So.FBridgeport, CT / Bassick
33Meyer, Jeff7-2225Fr.CWausau, WI / Wausau
34Herndon, Will6-3220Jr.FPittsburgh, PA / Taylor Allderdice / Richmond
35Pace, Tommy6-5230So.FDenver, CO / Manual
40Grodski, Ben6-9230Sr.CRiverhead, NY / Longwood
42Robinson, Ken6-9210So.F/CBronx, NY / Long Island Lutheran
44Tate, John6-8230Sr.FPittsburgh, PA / Penn Hills

Francois Fermin was not listed in UM's roster, not sure why.

Team photo

Back row (L to R): Francois Fermin, Will Herndon, Harper Williams, Jeff Meyer, Kennard Robinson, Tommy Pace, Chris Robinson
Front row (L to R): John Tate, Jim McCoy, Anton Brown, Matt Anderson, Rafer Giles, Tony Barbee, Ben Grodski

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