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2014-15 Season

The 2014-15 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represents the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach is Derek Kellogg. The team plays its home games primarily in the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and is a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represents the 106th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Final Record: 17-15*
  • Conference Record: 10-8 (tied for 7th, 8th after tie-breakers)
  • A-10 Tournament: 0-1 (lost in Second Round)
  • Postseason: none
  • Final Rankings: not ranked in either poll1)2)
  • Final RPI: 813)
  • Final SOS: 504)

* UMass discovered and self-reported clerical errors that resulted in ten men's basketball players receiving extra financial assistance. The errors took place from the 2014-15 to 2016-17 seasons. The NCAA considered this to be “impermissible financial aid render(ing) the student-athletes ineligible.” Therefore, the NCAA considered us to have used ineligible players, and would vacate the results of those games. The ruling was appealed and the original decision was affirmed. According to a report,5) all wins in those three seasons would technically be vacated, thus reducing our 17-15 record to 0-32.

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2013-14 2015-16


Game Record Rank Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder Overall A-10 UM Opp
11/14 Siena W 95-87 Davis (28) Lalanne (10) 1-0 Pesky Saints led by as much as 6, but UM clawed back and hit free throws to secure the W. Career high for Davis. Esho adds 21 & 9. Gordon goes 11-12 from stripe. UM sinks 39 FTs.
11/16 vs Boston College W 71-62 Esho (23) Lalanne (10) 2-0 Coaches vs Cancer Boston Tip-Off, at TD Garden. UM trailed by 8 at the break after hitting just 4 FGs, but woke up with a 21-5 run to start the second half. New career high for Esho, plus 9 rebounds. Another double-double for Lalanne (15 & 10).
11/18 Manhattan W 77-68 (OT) Lalanne (23) Lalanne (16) 3-0 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Another exciting morning game as Jaspers force OT on a last-second alley-oop. Lalanne snares career-high 16 boards, goes 9-10 from stripe, and plays 40 of 45 minutes. UM shoots 27-29 FTs.
11/22 vs Notre Dame L 81-68 Gordon (18) Esho (8) 3-1 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT. UM started with a 24-15 lead, went cold, and ND went on a 25-6 run to take control. ND shoots 63.0% FG in the second half, 58.5% for the game. UM 42.9% FG for the game. Lalanne misses a double-double for first time on the season, picking up 4th foul with 11+ minutes left.
11/23 vs Florida State W 75-69 Clark & Hinds (15 each) Lalanne (10) 4-1 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic, at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville CT. 'Noles start game leading 12-3, but UM regroups. Career high for Clark, and season high for Hinds. Fourth double-double on the season for Lalanne (14 & 10).
11/26 Northeastern W 79-54 Hinds (14) Gordon (7) 5-1 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. UM opens the game on a 14-4 run and is never really challenged as they shoot hot (53%) and NU struggles (37%). UM also wins the glass, 43-27. UM only goes to the line 6 times as NU commits just 11 fouls in the game.
11/29 at Harvard L 75-73 Davis & Lalanne (13 each) Lalanne (13) 5-2 Davis' 3-point attempt to win the game bounces off the rim. Five Minutemen score in double-figures, and Clark scores 9. Foul shooting, which had been strong prior to this game, hurts as 10 FTs are missed. Many UM fans crowd into Harvard's small gym.
12/2 at LSU L 82-60 Lalanne (16) Lalanne (12) 5-3 UM's worst shooting of the season so far (37.7% FG), and just 2-13 from 3. Game was tied at 24, but UM goes cold. Four starters hit 21 of UM's 23 field goals. LSU blocks 10 UM shots.
12/7 vs Florida Gulf Coast L 84-75 Clark (25) Lalanne (6) 5-4 At the MassMutual Center, Springfield MA. Eagles play well, shooting 10-18 (56%) from 3, dish 24 assists on 29 FGs. Former UM recruiting target Brett Comer racks up 14 assists. Clark's great individual performance overshadowed. Berger out with foot injury. UM starters shoot just 12-35 (34%).
12/13 Canisius W 75-58 Esho (20) Esho (9) 6-4 UM shoots 65.4% from the floor in the first half to open up a 25-point lead, cruises to the win. Lalanne 16 & 8, Gordon 11 & 8. UM whistled for season-low 13 fouls, steaming Canisius coach Jim Baron. UM dishes 22 assists on 25 field goals.
12/20 at Providence L 85-65 Esho (17) Davis (6) 6-5 Providence goes on a 46-18 run before and after halftime. UM ties a season-worst with 18 turnovers. Lalanne and Davis combine for just 6 points.
12/23 at BYU L 77-71 (OT) Esho (16) Lalanne (10) 6-6 Esho has chance to put UM ahead with 2.2 seconds left in regulation, but misses second free throw. UM gives up 10-0 run in OT that they can't recover from. UM shoots 46% from the floor, but just 23% from 3.
12/30 Iona W 87-82 Davis (25) Lalanne (8) 7-6 Davis on fire with 10-11 FG shooting, including 5-6 from 3, and dishes 7 assists. All other starters chip in double-figures, including 19 from Gordon.
1/3 St. Bonaventure L 69-55 Davis & Lalanne (12 each) Lalanne (8) 7-7 0-1 UM gives up two separate 12-0 runs to Bonnies, shoot just 35% from the floor and 18% (4-22) from 3. Streaky Davis falls back to earth with 4-14 shooting. Clark also struggles, with 1-10 shooting.
1/7 at La Salle W 71-65 Esho (19) Esho (12) 8-7 1-1 Esho notches a double-double, even with missing some time due to cramping. UM finds their shooting touch, led by Esho's 8-10 from the floor. UM shoots 6-13 from 3 (46%). Lalanne held to just 5 points & 3 boards in 16 minutes.
1/11 at George Mason W 66-62 Davis (14) Lalanne (14) 9-7 2-1 UM makes a season-high 8 threes, and goes on a 12-0 run in the second half that GMU can't recover from. Double-double (10 & 14) for Cady, 11 points for Hinds off the bench.
1/14 Davidson L 71-63 Lalanne (17) Lalanne (13) 9-8 2-2 UM keeps Davidson's high-powered offense in check, but struggles at times with their own game, hitting only 1 field goal over the final 6 minutes. 14-4 run by DC finishes off UM's hopes of upset. Esho 8 & 11. Ten points each from Davis, Gordon, and Dyson.
1/17 Rhode Island W 60-56 Esho (18) Lalanne (10) 10-8 3-2 Coleman sparks UM with 13 points in 14 minutes, and scores 8 in the team's 10-0 run to go from 6 down to 4 up. UM snares two clutch offensive rebounds in the final minute to put the game away. Rebounding and season-low 10 turnovers helps to overcome UM's cold shooting.
1/21 at Saint Joseph's L 62-56 Davis (14) Lalanne (9) 10-9 3-3 UM goes 4+ minutes without a field goal in crunch time, and SJU turns a 2 point lead into 10. Bembry puts on a show with a great stat line, including 25 points. Lack of UM's team cohesion comes out in the post-game comments.6)7)
1/29 Dayton W 66-64 Lalanne (18) Esho (9) 11-9 4-3 UM exploits the height advantage and scores 44 points in the paint. Lalanne 18 & 7, Esho 8 & 9, Davis 15 points. Hinds blocks UD's desperation heave at the buzzer.
1/31 at St. Louis W 60-56 Lalanne (14) Lalanne (10) 12-9 5-3 UM's first win at Chaifetz Arena. Cady gets his 10th double-double of the season. Esho 9 & 7, Hinds 10 points.
2/4 at Fordham W 78-72 Davis (26) Gordon (13) 13-9 6-3 UM turns around a 6-point halftime deficit. Davis 10-10 from the line. Lalanne reaches 1,000 career points. Double-double for Gordon with 17 & 13, season high on the rebounds. Hinds 12 points off the bench.
2/8 La Salle W 66-59 Clark (23) Lalanne (11) 14-9 7-3 Halftime cools Clark off after 6-6 FG, 4-4 from 3, 16 points in the first. Clark also finishes with 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Another double-double from Cady with 11 & 11. Esho 11 points. UM wins 4th straight over La Salle.
2/11 at St. Bonaventure W 55-53 Box Davis (12) Gordon (8) 15-9 8-3 Hinds hits a 3 with 8 seconds left, and SBU can't connect on the other end. UM's defense holds SBU scoreless over the last 2:30. UM overcomes a 20-turnover performance in front of the hostile Reilly Center crowd. UM moves into 4-way tie for first place in A-10.
2/14 Duquesne W 82-74 Davis (26) Esho (13) 16-9 9-3 Tied at 66, UM goes on 11-2 run, then hits FTs to end it. Davis 10-10 from the stripe, extends his streak to 32. UM hits a season-high 9 threes. Gordon 9 pts, 10 boards, 5 assists. Esho 13 & 13, Lalanne 11 & 6, Hinds 11 pts & 4 assists.
2/18 at Rhode Island L 75-59 Hinds (17) Lalanne (10) 16-10 9-4 UM turns it over 17 times in the game's first 26 minutes, and can't claw back. Esho held to just 2 & 2 in foul-plagued 14 minutes. Lalanne attempts just 2 shots. Hinds, Gordon, Clark combine for 46 points, rest of team 13. UM falls out of first-place tie.
2/21 at VCU L 78-72 Hinds (16) Dyson (10) 16-11 9-5 25 UM gets off to slow start, committing 12 first-half turnovers, but chips away and cuts deficit to 5 at halftime. UM takes lead in second half, but allows a 17-5 run and can't recover. Dyson career highs with 12 & 10.
2/25 Saint Joseph's L 82-71 Lalanne (14) Lalanne (13) 16-12 9-6 Bembry burns UM again, this time with a career high 33 points, and snares 14 rebounds. UM was within 3, but failed to hit a FG over game's final 4½ minutes. Five M'men in double-figures, but team shoots just 34% to 47% for SJU. Hawks also shoot 9-13 (69%) from 3, their highest percentage in a game in over 3 years.
2/28 Fordham W 82-74 Gordon (20) Lalanne (12) 17-12 10-6 UM uses 18-4 run on either side of halftime to pull ahead, then holds off Rams. UM wins glass 42-28. Gordon passes 1K points between UM and WKU. Esho 17 & 8 on his birthday. Clark 15 points.
3/4 Richmond L 56-53 Lalanne (14) Lalanne (12) 17-13 10-7 UR's stingy zone defense holds UM to lowest point total in 3 years, and spoils Senior Night for Lalanne & Esho. Esho (10-8) surpasses 1K points for UM. Lalanne & Clark shoot 11-13 combined, rest of team 9-35.
3/7 George Washington L 87-65 Clark (12) Lalanne (8) 17-14 10-8 GW hit a season-high 14 threes in just 18 attempts (77.8%), and shot 30-50 (60%) overall. Their 14 threes were their most in a game in over 11 years. UM's slump continues as they slip into 8th place after a tie for 1st just three weeks prior.
3/12 La Salle L 76-69 Clark (23) Lalanne (16) 17-15 With UM trailing by just 1, La Salle's Lewis hits a clutch 3 from the corner with 1:29 left. Nine Explorer FTs holds UM off the rest of the way. Good games from Clark & Lalanne (17 points), but rest of team shoots just 27%.

Pre-season Scoreboard

Game Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder
10/30 AIC W 120-71 Clark & Dyson (17 each) Lalanne (11) Exhibition. UM shoots 55% and wins glass by 23. Debut of freshmen and new walk-ons.
11/8 American ? ? ? Closed-door scrimmage, statistics unreleasable per NCAA rules. Played in Philadelphia. Post-scrimmage reports from Gazette, Republican.

A-10 Lists & Honors


Cady Lalanne was named to the Third Team.8)

Player of the Week

Maxie Esho, week ending 11/179)

Rookie of the Week

No Minuteman was tabbed as Rookie of the Week this season.


In the Atlantic 10 Pre-Season poll, UMass was picked to finish 4th out of the 14 teams. Cady Lalanne was named to the Second Team.10)


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
10/30 Thu 7:00 AIC Mullins Center exhibition none A-10 Digital Network
11/14 Fri 7:00 Siena Mullins Center none A-10 Digital Network
11/16 Sun 3:00 Boston College TD Garden, Boston MA Coaches vs Cancer Boston Tip-Off11) NESN Watch ESPN
11/18 Tue 11:00 AM Manhattan Mullins Center Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic ESPN2 Watch ESPN
11/22 Sat 12:00 Notre Dame Mohegan Sun Arena Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic none Watch ESPN
11/23 Sun 12:00 Florida State Mohegan Sun Arena Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic ESPNU Watch ESPN
11/26 Wed 2:0012) Northeastern Mullins Center Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic none A-10 Digital Network
11/29 Sat 2:00 Harvard at Harvard, Lavietes Pavilion none Watch ESPN
12/2 Tue 7:00 Louisiana State at LSU, Pete Maravich Assembly Center SEC Network / Watch ESPN
12/7 Sun 2:00 Florida Gulf Coast MassMutual Center, Springfield MA Basketball Hall of Fame Holiday Showcase Game none A-10 Digital Network
12/13 Sat 4:00 Canisius Mullins Center none A-10 Digital Network
12/20 Sat 1:00 Providence at Providence, Dunkin' Donuts Center CBS Sports Network none
12/23 Tue 2:00 BYU at BYU, Marriott Center BYUtv BYUtv Sports
12/30 Tue 7:00 Iona Mullins Center none A-10 Digital Network
1/3 Sat 4:00 St. Bonaventure Mullins Center ASN13) (NESN+, SNY, The Comcast Network (Philly)) A-10 Digital Network
1/7 Wed 7:00 La Salle at La Salle, Tom Gola Arena none A-10 Digital Network
1/11 Sun 1:00 George Mason at George Mason, Patriot Center none A-10 Digital Network
1/14 Wed 7:00 Davidson Mullins Center none Campus Insiders
1/17 Sat 2:30 Rhode Island Mullins Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
1/21 Wed 7:00 Saint Joseph's at SJU, Hagan Arena CBS Sports Network none
1/29 Thu 7:00 Dayton Mullins Center ESPNU Watch ESPN
1/31 Sat 4:00 St. Louis at St. Louis, Chaifetz Arena CBS Sports Network none
2/4 Wed 7:00 Fordham at Fordham, Rose Hill Gymnasium SNY A-10 Digital Network
2/8 Sun 4:00 La Salle Mullins Center CBS Sports Network none
2/11 Wed 7:00 St. Bonaventure at St. Bonaventure, Reilly Center Time Warner NY A-10 Digital Network
2/14 Sat 4:0014) Duquesne Mullins Center none A-10 Digital Network
2/18 Wed 7:00 Rhode Island at URI, Ryan Center CSN-NE15)/SNY16)/CSN-Philly/OSN A-10 Digital Network
2/21 Sat Noon Virginia Commonwealth at VCU, Siegel Center ESPN2 Watch ESPN
2/25 Wed 7:00 Saint Joseph's Mullins Center NESN+/SNY17)/Comcast Network (Philly) A-10 Digital Network
2/28 Sat 4:00 Fordham Mullins Center none A-10 Digital Network
3/4 Wed 7:00 Richmond Mullins Center ASN18) (NESN) A-10 Digital Network
3/7 Sat 3:30 George Washington at GW, Smith Center NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access
3/12 Thur 12:00 La Salle Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY Atlantic 10 Tournament, Second Round NBC Sports Network NBC Sports Live Extra, mobile access


Other Notes

  • Atlantic 10 conference play was expanded to an 18-game schedule.38) This season marks the first time the A-10 has played an 18-game schedule since the 1990-91 season, though at that time the league only had 10 members.
  • UMass is no longer obligated to play games against MAC schools. UM announced on 3/26/2014 that football would leave the MAC after 201539), and the corresponding men's basketball scheduling agreement was cancelled immediately.40)


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#NameHeightWeightClassPos.Hometown / HS / Prep / College TransferStatus
23Anderson, CJ6-5175Fr.GMemphis, TN / Arlington HSActive
11Bergantino, Tyler6-9250Jr.F/CSpringhill, FL / Nature Coast Tech HSActive
24Berger, Seth6-7210So.FSeattle, WAInjured foot, could redshirt this season.41)
0Clark, Donte6-4180Fr.*GChatham, VA / Queen’s Grant HS (Matthews, NC) / Hargrave Military Academy (VA)Active
13Coleman, Zach6-7200Fr.*FDallas, TXActive
12Davis, Curtis "Trey"6-0185Jr.GDeSoto, TX / Woodrow Wilson HS / Vermont AcademyActive
22Dyson, Demetrius6-5200So.GMemphis, TN / Covington HSActive
1Esho, Maxie6-8215RS Sr.*FUpper Marlboro, MD / Henry A. Wise HS / Lee Academy (ME)Active
2Gordon, Derrick6-3205RS Jr.*GPlainfield, NJ / St. Patrick HS / Western KentuckyActive
4Hinds, Jabarie5-11185Jr.*GMt Vernon, NY / Mt Vernon HS / West VirginiaActive
Hines, Malik6-9215Fr.FJackson, MSPartial qualifier, on scholarship, practice status awaiting clarification.42)43)44)45)46)
45Holloway, Rashaan6-10280Fr.FElmer, NJ / Schalick HSPartial qualifier, on scholarship, injured knee.47)48)49)50)
25Lalanne, Cady6-10253Sr.*FOrlando, FL / Oak RidgeActive
55Turcotte, Zach6-7 So.51)FBoxford, MA / Masconomet Regional HSActive
20Wojewodzic, Mike6-4 Jr.52)GBoston, MA / Boston Latin HSActive

* Eligibility difference.

  • Donte Clark was an academic non-qualifier for the 2013-14 season53) and has four years of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.
  • Zach Coleman did not appear in any games during the 2013-14 season, eligible for a redshirt, and has four years of eligibility remaining.
  • Maxie Esho did not appear in any games during the 2010-11 season, eligible for a redshirt, and has one year of eligibility remaining.
  • Derrick Gordon sat out as a redshirt in 2012-13 under NCAA transfer rules, and has two years of eligibility remaining.
  • Jabarie Hinds sat 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 season54) and has one year of eligibility remaining, assuming he makes adequate progress towards his degree.

2013-14 players lost:

Triple-header. Other games: BU vs Northeastern at 12:30, Holy Cross vs Harvard at 5:30
moved up from 7pm due to winter storm
13) , 18)
American Sports Network, available to regional sports channels.
Double-header with the women's basketball game at 1:00, also vs. Duquesne
DirecTV channel 630
16) , 17)
DirecTV channel 639
51) , 52)
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