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2013-14 Season

The 2013-14 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was Derek Kellogg. The team played its home games primarily in the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represented the 105th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Final Record: 24-9
  • Conference Record: 10-6 (tied for 5th, 6th after tie-breakers)
  • Final Rankings: not ranked in either poll1)2)
  • A-10 Tournament: 1-1 (reached Quarterfinals)
  • Postseason: 0-1 in NCAA Tournament
  • RPI: 23 3)
  • SOS: 35 4)
  • PS/G: 75.8 (56th of 351)5)
  • PA/G: 71.2 (209th of 351)6)
  • SRS: 10.61 (56th of 351)7)
  • SOS: 6.00 (65th of 351)8)
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2012-13 2014-15


In a nutshell: we peaked too early.

The first part of the season included wins over ACC, SEC, Big Ten, Big East schools, and the Charleston Classic championship. By January 20th, UMass was sporting a 16-1 / 3-0 record, and the Mullins Center was selling out again. The doubters were looking for reasons not to believe, but we kept winning, and rose to a #13 ranking in the AP Poll.9) The only loss was by five to Florida State, at a neutral site game in Florida.

This was no '95-96 team, but there was plenty of optimism about what we might be able to do down the stretch and into the post-season. CBS Sports Network included Derek Kellogg on their “Best Coaching Jobs” list when we were 16-1.

Then, things regressed. We lost three of our next four and dropped completely out of the rankings again. We won two, but then lost at home by double-figures to George Mason (2/9). We won three straight, but went 1-2 to close out the regular season, with a 23-7 / 10-6 record, and a 6th place finish in the Atlantic 10.

On the other hand, the 6th place finish wasn't too bad, as the A-10 got a record six (of the 13) teams into the NCAA Tournament.10) The six bids tied the ACC, Big Ten, and Pac-12.

In the A-10 Tournament, #6 UMass only beat #11 URI by four in the first round, and then lost by eight in the quarter-final to GW (who also made the NCAA Tournament).

The CBS Selection Show captured the Minutemen's reaction when their seed was revealed. Still, the 24-8 record, and the good non-conference resume, earned us an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, with a #6 seed.11)

Enthusiasm of returning to the Tournament after a sixteen-year drought was quickly dampened in the game itself. Tennessee built a 19-point lead by halftime and we were unable to get back within single digits.

The great start turned into another mediocre February and March, and the college careers of Chaz Williams, Raphiael Putney, and Sampson Carter came to an unsatisfying close.


Game Record Rank Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder Overall A-10 UM Opp
11/5 AIC W 89-76 Carter (20) ? Exhibition. Carter 20 & 7, Lalanne 16 & 8, Gordon 15 & 6 assists, Esho 8 & 8.
11/10 vs Boston College W 86-73 Lalanne (27) Lalanne (12) 1-0 Coaches vs Cancer Boston Tip-Off, at TD Garden. Trailing by 9 early in the second half, UM wakes up with a 29-8 run. Lalanne notches career high with 27 points, and his seventh career double-double. Williams scores 20 including 5-5 from 3.
11/12 Louisiana State W 92-90 Williams (24) Putney (9) 2-0 ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon. 54 total fouls in whistle-happy contest. Baton Rouge native Sampson Carter goes 4-4 from the line in final 14 seconds to clinch the win against his hometown team.
11/17 Youngstown State W 85-69 Carter & Williams (19 each) Lalanne (15) 3-0 Double-doubles by Cady (13 points, 15 rebounds) & Chaz (19 points, 11 assists) lead the way. Putney's monster dunk goes viral.
11/21 vs Nebraska W 96-90 Gordon (22) Lalanne (9) 4-0 Charleston Classic, at TD Arena, Charleston SC. 61 total fouls slows the game down, but 186 total points lights up the scoreboard.
11/22 vs New Mexico W 81-65 Putney (20) Lalanne (14) 5-0 19/20 Charleston Classic, at TD Arena, Charleston SC. UM gets the win over a ranked opponent. All UM starters score in double-figures. Lalanne 10 offensive rebounds. Alex Kirk goes for 32 & 11 for the Lobos.
11/24 vs Clemson W 62-56 Lalanne (20) Lalanne (12) 6-0 Charleston Classic, at TD Arena, Charleston SC. Lalanne's double-double is key as Chaz struggles (1-12 FG). UM claims the Classic title, and makes a case for a Top 25 ranking.
12/3 at Eastern Michigan W 69-57 Putney (15) Lalanne (12) 7-0 21/22 UM trailed by 6 early in the second half, then proceeded to hold EMU to 25% FG shooting in the half, and closed out the Eagles with a 18-9 run. EMU shoots just 37% from the line, hurting their upset bid.
12/7 vs BYU W 105-96 Williams (32) Esho (6) 8-0 21/22 Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase, at the MassMutual Center, Springfield MA. Chaz hits a new career high in points, and his 15 assists ties the UM single-game record. Sellout crowd gets treated to the highest UM scoring effort in 5 years. UM's first 8-0 start since 1995-96.
12/14 Northern Illinois W 80-54 Lalanne (17) Carter & Esho (7 each) 9-0 22/20 UM jumps to a 15-3 lead and is never really threatened. Santee breaks out with 13 points (5-6 FG) in 6 minutes.
12/18 at Ohio W 83-71 Esho (16) Esho (10) 10-0 22/20 Maxie provides the spark off the bench with the double-double, and Chaz adds another with 11 points and 11 assists. Minutemen shoot better from the floor (62% FGs overall, 64% from 3) than the line (53%).
12/21 vs Florida State L 60-55 Gordon (12) Lalanne (15) 10-1 22/20 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic, at Sunrise FL. Both teams struggle in shooting, UM's numbers: 33.3% FG, 6.7% 3-pt, 58.3% FT. Questionable officiating at end as Lalanne doesn't draw a foul, then gets called for basket interference.
12/28 Providence W 69-67 (OT) Lalanne (14) Carter (12) 11-1 23/22 Leading by 9 with 3:04 left, UM goes cold and Providence forces OT. Gordon put-back with 2 seconds left in OT wins it. Another double-double for Lalanne with his 10 rebounds. Off-night for Chaz, but still tallies a double-double with 10 points and 10 assists.
1/4 Miami (OH) W 73-65 Williams (18) Esho (7) 12-1 23/22 UM plays a bit flat against a team they were favored heavily against. Miami out-rebounds UM 34-27 and gets 13 more shots off. Esho comes off bench for 15 pts, 7 boards, 4 assists.
1/8 Saint Joseph's W 66-62 Williams (22) Gordon, Lalanne, Putney (4 each) 13-1 1-0 19/19 SJU goes up 9 with 6:23 to play, then UM defense locks down, and team responds with an 18-5 run to win the game.
1/11 St. Bonaventure W 73-68 Putney (17) Putney (8) 14-1 2-0 19/19 UMass goes on another late run, this time 26-8 over the last 9 minutes, to secure the comeback victory. UM turns 30% shooting in the first half into 57% in the second.
1/15 at George Mason W 88-87 Williams (26) Lalanne (9) 15-1 3-0 16/15 GMU goes up 5 with 40 seconds left, then UMass pressure kicks into gear. Chaz scores 5 straight points for UM, gets a steal, then Gordon hits the go-ahead basket. A steal by Esho in the final seconds seals it for the Minutemen.
1/18 at Elon W 84-74 Lalanne (23) Lalanne (10) 16-1 16/15 UM leads throughout and closes out the non-conference schedule with a 13-1 record. Chaz scores 20 points, all after halftime. Maxie adds 17 & 6.
1/22 at Richmond L 58-55 Carter (15) Lalanne (13) 16-2 3-1 13/12 The second-half comeback eludes UMass on this night. Richmond students rush the floor after Chaz misses a potential game-tying three. Sampson/Cady/Trey: 15-23 from the floor, rest of team: 6-30.
1/26 Fordham W 90-52 Williams (18) Bergantino & Esho (6 each) 17-2 4-1 13/12 Sellout. Fordham starts with a 7-0 lead, then UMass goes on a 20-2 run and never looks back. Reserves all see double-digit minutes. UM shoots 52% from the floor and 48% from 3. Fordham frosh phenom Jon Severe held to 7 points, nearly 14 off his average.
1/29 at St. Bonaventure L 78-65 Box Davis (18) Carter & Lalanne (7 each) 17-3 4-2 21/19 A 1-point game with 8 minutes remaining blows open in favor of the Bonnies. Davis scores a career high 18 off the bench. SBU foul shooting (30-34) reminiscent of last year (32-33).
2/1 at Saint Joseph's L 73-68 Gordon (21) Putney (12) 17-4 4-3 21/19 Minutemen fall behind by 17 in the first half, and 13 with 5:52 to play, then come back to tie at 68 with 39 seconds left. But their luck runs out and lose for the third time in the last four games. Chaz tallies 16 points & 10 assists.
2/5 La Salle W 79-67 Williams (17) Putney (11) 18-4 5-3 UM's energy and hot shooting (53% overall, 54% from 3) builds a 16-point lead at the half, and La Salle never mounts a strong challenge again. Five Minutemen in double-figures. Davis 13 points off the bench. Esho sits out after concussion from previous game.
2/9 at Rhode Island W 73-68 Williams (21) Gordon (9) 19-4 6-3 UM goes on another late game run for a comeback victory, this time an 18-6 run. Putney blocks a breakaway layup attempt to preserve the lead in the final minute. UM blocks 10 on the day. Matthews scores a career-high 24 for URI.
2/12 George Mason L 91-80 Davis (20) Lalanne (10) 19-5 6-4 First home loss of season as GMU shoots well while UM goes 28% from 3 and 63% from the line. Career highs set for multiple GMU players. New career high for Davis. Carter 16 points. Chaz struggles with 3-15 shooting.
2/15 at George Washington W 67-61 Carter (20) Putney (9) 20-5 7-4 UM hands GW their first home loss of the season, and holds them 14 points under their season average. Carter 7-10 FGs overall, 4-5 from 3. UM shoots better from the floor (49.0%) than the stripe (12-26, 46.2%).
2/21 Virginia Commonwealth W 80-75 Williams (20) Carter (10) 21-5 8-4 UM handles the Havoc pressure and gets a huge win in front of a sold-out crowd and an ESPN2 audience. Carter a point away from a double-double. Nice game for Trey Davis off the bench. UM steals 12 from VCU, and forces the Rams into more turnovers. VCU hurts their chances with 10-22 FT shooting.
2/26 Rhode Island W 70-67 Williams (16) Gordon (10) 22-5 9-4 UM starts the game ice cold, shooting 3-23 from the floor, but then wakes up in another comeback win. New UMass-high in rebounds for Gordon. Another nice effort off the bench for Davis (13 points, 5 rebounds).
3/1 at Dayton L 86-79 Davis (19) Lalanne (8) 22-6 9-5 Flyers use a 13-0 run, and score 50 in the second half, to put the game away. UM's 6 assists a season low. Williams (17) and Gordon (15) give the UM backcourt 51 combined points.
3/5 at Duquesne W 78-74 Davis (20) Esho (10) 23-6 10-5 Davis scores UM's final 10 points to seal the road win. Chaz ties Chris Lowe at the top of the UM career assist list. Double-double for Esho (10 pts / 10 rebs).
3/9 St. Louis L 64-62 Recap Box Williams (20) Putney (7) 23-7 10-6 17/16 SLU goes on 8-2 run in the last 2 minutes to claim the A-10 title, and UM falls to 6th in the final standings. Williams a near-double-double with 20 pts and 9 assists. Final home game for seniors Williams, Putney, Carter.
3/13 vs Rhode Island W 65-61 Esho (15) Carter (8) 24-7 A-10 Tournament, First Round. Seeds: UM 6, URI 11. UM trails for most of the game with season-low FG shooting (31.5%). Rhody goes cold over the last ten minutes, allowing UM back in. Esho huge off the bench with 15 & 7, and 7-8 from FT.
3/14 vs George Washington L 85-77 Esho (22) Esho (7) 24-8 A-10 Tournament, Quarter-Final. Seeds: GW 3, UM 6. Esho steps up and scores a career-high 22, and leads team with 7 boards, as rest of team struggles. Lalanne just 4 points, Putney 0. Team shoots 24 3s and hits on just 7 (29.2%). GW gets a balanced effort, with all scorers hitting double figures, and another 14 from Mikic off the bench.
3/21 vs Tennessee L 86-67 Recap Box Esho, Williams (12 each) Lalanne (7) 24-9 NCAA Tournament, Second Round.12) Seeds: UM 6, TN 11. UM gets off to slow start and never really competes. UT's Stokes scores a career-high 26 and his 14 rebounds ties an NCAA Tourney single-game record. Vols shoot 54% from the floor and hit 24 FTs to just 8 for UM. Final UM game for Williams, Putney, and Carter.

Pre-season Scoreboard

Game Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder
10/26 at Harvard L 96-8013)14) ? ? Closed-door scrimmage, statistics unreleasable.
11/5 AIC W 89-76 Carter (20) Davis, Esho, Lalanne (8 each) Exhibition. Carter scores 20 in just 20 minutes of action. Tough night from 3 as UM connects on just 3-19, but 30-46 from 2 (65%).


Category leaders highlighted. Clear leaders in yellow.

Chaz Williams3333116335.2162402.403108253.42754149.362138183.75451615.62765922.822952711397
Cady Lalanne333395629.0145262.553143254.56328.25082122.67237411.31031592627.9617715985
Sampson Carter333392127.9114275.41579175.45135100.35080114.70234310.4461131594.84016135976
Derrick Gordon333394228.5131274.478131270.48504.0004789.5283099.436811173.56748105565
Trey Davis33076923.394238.39548116.41446122.3776990.7673039.21174852.6833103864
Raphiael Putney333279724.2111246.45180149.5373197.3203952.7502928.8361421785.44822395789
Maxie Esho32167921.2112199.563112196.57103.0006099.6062848.9451151605.01332285195
Tyler Bergantino3202347.31321.6191321.6190028.250280.91433471.5738351
Clyde Santee150422.8915.60056.83349.44435.600251.71670.521235
Demetrius Dyson210823.9621.28615.200516.31335.600201.01780.4230314
Seth Berger180402.239.33335.60004.000221.00080.43580.421018
School Totals33 6625 9001962.4597231450.499177512.346525769.683250275.8404863126738.4499226178446649

Chaz Williams was ninth in the A-10 in scoring at 15.6 ppg, and first in assists with 6.94 apg.
Cady Lalanne was sixth in rebounding at 7.9 rpg.

More stats at

A-10 Lists & Honors


Chaz Williams was named to the First Team15)

Player of the Week

Cady Lalanne, weeks ending 11/11, 11/2516)
Chaz Williams, weeks ending 11/18, 12/9, 1/2017)

Rookie of the Week

None for UMass


In the A-10 Pre-Season poll, UMass was picked to finish fourth, behind VCU, Saint Louis, and La Salle.18) Final standings

Chaz Williams was named to the First Team and the Defensive Team.19)


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

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
11Bergantino, Tyler6-9245So.F/CSpringhill, FL / Nature Coast Tech HSActive
24Berger, Seth6-7210Fr.FSeattle, WAActive
22Carter, Sampson6-8220RS Sr.*FBaton Rouge, LA / Ridgeway HS (TN) / Winchendon School (MA)Active
Clark, Donte6-4 Fr.*GChatham, VA / Hargrave Military Academy (VA)Academically ineligible20)21)22)
13Coleman, Zach6-7210Fr.FDallas, TXRedshirt - Development
12Davis, Curtis "Trey"6-0180So.GDeSoto, TX / Woodrow Wilson HS / Vermont AcademyActive
0Dyson, Demetrius6-5215Fr.GMemphis, TNActive
1Esho, Maxie6-8205RS Jr.*FUpper Marlboro, MD / Henry A. Wise HS / Lee Academy (ME)Active
2Gordon, Derrick6-3190RS So.*GPlainfield, NJ / St. Patrick HS / Western KentuckyActive
4Hinds, Jabarie5-11185Jr.*GMt Vernon, NY / West VirginiaRedshirt - Transfer
25Lalanne, Cady6-10250Jr.*FOrlando, FL / Oak RidgeActive
34Putney, Raphiael6-9185RS Sr.*FWoodbridge, VA / Woodbridge HSActive
5Santee, Clyde6-7180Fr.*FHouston, TXActive
3Williams, Chaz5-9175RS Sr.*GBrooklyn, NY / Bishop Ford HS / HofstraActive

* Eligibility difference.

  • Sampson Carter took a medical redshirt for the 2011-12 season, and has one year of eligibility remaining.
  • Donte Clark is an academic non-qualifier for the 2013-14 season23) and has four years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Maxie Esho did not appear in any games during the 2010-11 season, eligible for a redshirt, and has two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Derrick Gordon sat out as a redshirt in 2012-13 under NCAA transfer rules, and has three years of eligibility remaining.
  • Jabarie Hinds will sit out as a redshirt in 2013-14 under NCAA transfer rules, and has two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Cady Lalanne was an academic non-qualifier for the 2010-11 season24) and has two years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Raphiael Putney did not appear in any games during the 2009-10 season, eligible for a redshirt, and has one year of eligibility remaining.
  • Clyde Santee was an academic non-qualifier for the 2012-13 season,25)26)27) and has four years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Chaz Williams sat out as a redshirt in 2010-11 under NCAA transfer rules, and has one year of eligibility remaining.

2012-13 players lost:

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Derek Kellogg
Assistant Coaches: Shyrone Chatman, Adam Ginsburg, Marlon Williamson, Andy Allison
Director of Operations / Assistant to the Head Coach: Tom Doherty
Video Operations Coordinator: Matt Vogel

General season news


All times Eastern PM, unless otherwise noted. Boldface opponents indicates an Atlantic 10 Conference game. Information subject to change.
UMass master schedule.
All games can be heard on the UMass Radio Network.

Date Day Time Opponent Site Event TV Streaming Video
11/5 Tue TBD AIC Mullins Center exhibition TBD UMass All-Access34)
11/10 Sun 3:00 Boston College TD Garden, Boston MA Coaches vs Cancer Boston Tip-Off35) NESN36) TBD
11/12 Tue 11:00 AM Louisiana State Mullins Center ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon ESPN2 Watch ESPN
11/17 Sun 1:00 Youngstown State Mullins Center none UMass All-Access37)
11/21 Thu 12:30 Nebraska TD Arena, Charleston SC Charleston Classic none Watch ESPN
11/22 Fri 2:30 New Mexico TD Arena, Charleston SC Charleston Classic ESPN2 Watch ESPN
11/24 Sun 9:00 PM Clemson TD Arena, Charleston SC Charleston Classic ESPN2 Watch ESPN
12/3 Tue 7:00 Eastern Michigan at EMU, Convocation Center none Eagle All-Access38)
12/7 Sat 1:30 BYU MassMutual Center, Springfield MA Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase CBS Sports Network none
12/14 Sat 3:00 Northern Illinois Mullins Center NBC Sports Network none
12/18 Wed 7:00 Ohio at Ohio, Convocation Center none
12/21 Sat 2:00 Florida State BB&T Center, Sunrise FL Orange Bowl Basketball Classic39) NESN and many regional sports channels, click for full list none
12/28 Sat 6:00 Providence Mullins Center ESPNU Watch ESPN
1/4 Sat 7:00 Miami (OH) Mullins Center none UMass All-Access40)
1/8 Wed 7:00 Saint Joseph's Mullins Center Comcast SportsNet New England41), SNY42), The Comcast Network43) Campus Insiders, Livestream
1/11 Sat 12:30 St. Bonaventure Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra
1/15 Wed 7:00 George Mason at George Mason, Patriot Center NESN+, SNY, MASN Patriot Vision, Campus Insiders
1/18 Sat 7:00 Elon at Elon, Alumni Gymnasium none
1/22 Wed 7:00 Richmond at Richmond, Robins Center CBS6 Xtra (Richmond), MASN2 Spider TV44)
1/26 Sun 12:00 Fordham Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/29 Wed 7:00 St. Bonaventure at SBU, Reilly Center none SBU All-Access45)
2/1 Sat 6:00 Saint Joseph's at SJU, Hagan Arena CBS Sports Network none
2/5 Wed 7:00 La Salle Mullins Center CBS Sports Network none
2/9 Sun 4:00 Rhode Island at URI, Ryan Center CBS Sports Network none
2/12 Wed 7:00 George Mason Mullins Center none UMass All-Access
2/15 Sat 2:00 George Washington at GW, Smith Center CSN Washington, SNY (free)
2/21 Fri 7:00 Virginia Commonwealth Mullins Center ESPN2 Watch ESPN
2/26 Wed 7:00 Rhode Island Mullins Center Ocean State Networks UMass All-Access
3/1 Sat 11:00 AM Dayton at Dayton, UD Arena ESPNU Watch ESPN
3/5 Wed 7:00 Duquesne at Duquesne, Palumbo Center TBD (tentative)46)
3/9 Sun 2:00 St. Louis Mullins Center CBS Sports Network none
3/13 Thu 9:00 Rhode Island Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY Atlantic 10 Tournament, First Round CSN New England, CSN Philadelphia, CSN Mid-Atlantic, CSN Northwest, SNY, TCN Pittsburgh
3/14 Fri 9:00 George Washington Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY Atlantic 10 Tournament, Quarter-Final NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
3/21 Fri 2:4547) Tennessee PNC Arena, Raleigh NC NCAA Tournament, Second Round48) CBS


  • BYU (Springfield): this season's game will start a home-and-home series, with UMass playing at BYU in the 2014-15 season.49)
  • Elon (Away): this season’s game will complete a 3-game series.50)
  • Louisiana State (LSU) (Home): this season’s game will start a home-and-home series.51)
  • Providence (Home): this season's game will start a home-and-home series, with UMass playing at the Providence Civic Center in the 2014-15 season.52)

Other Notes

  • UMass must play 4 games (2 home, 2 away) against opponents from the Mid-American Conference (MAC), due to UMass Football's arrangement with the MAC.53)
  • Harvard: We owe Harvard a return game for the game we hosted in Nov 2012. As of July 2013, it is not expected that UM/Harvard will not play in the 2013-14 season, perhaps in subsequent seasons.54)55)56)
  • Siena: It was expected that we would host Siena this season, to complete a 3-game series.57)58) However, UM and Siena have both announced their non-conference schedules, and there will be no matchup in 2013-14.59)
  • UMass was rumored to attempt to add an additional, non-bracketed game, with a team from the Charleston Classic field,60) but that did not materialize.
  • UMass was expected to play in an early-season tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn NY61), but that did not materialize.
Points Scored per Game, per
Points Allowed per Game, per
Simple Rating System, per
Strength of Schedule, per
12) , 48)
Round of 64
15) , 16) , 17)
Per A-10 Media Guide
34) , 37) , 40)
UMass All-Access is expected to stream all non-broadcast home games. Subscriptions are $9.95 per month. Other subscription packages also appear to be available that include other A10 road games.
Triple-header. Other games: BU vs Northeastern at 12:30, Holy Cross vs Harvard at 5:30
$6.95 for 24 hour subscription
Double-header event will also feature Florida vs Fresno State
$7.95 for 24 hour subscription
SBU typically streams all non-broadcast home games using the same platform as UMass All-Access. Click into sign-up link to see pricing plans.
46) typically streams all non-broadcast home games using the same platform as UMass All-Access. Streaming schedule for 2013-2014 has not been released yet. $9.95 / month. Unknown if individual game subscriptions will be available
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