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Jesse Morgan’s basketball career at UMass appears over
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AMHERST — Junior guard Jesse Morgan’s career on the University of Massachusetts basketball team appears to be over.

According to multiple sources close to the program, Morgan has been forced to withdraw from the university for disciplinary reasons and has returned to Philadelphia. He is attempting to appeal the decision. The sources said the action stems from the same undisclosed incident that caused Morgan to be suspended for the team’s Nov. 3 exhibition game.

Morgan returned for the season opener against Harvard and appeared in 14 games during the 2012-13 season before tearing knee ligaments in the Minutemen’s Atlantic 10 opener at Saint Louis. Before the injury he was the team’s second-leading scorer at 13.4 points per game.

Morgan has only one year of eligibility remaining and he sat out a year as an academic nonqualifier as a freshman. Thus he would need a waiver from the NCAA to be eligible as a transfer to another Division I school.

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UMass Ranked 24th In The Associated Press Poll
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Minutemen make first appearance in the poll in 15 years



AMHERST, Mass.- After a 6-0 start to the 2013-14 season with wins over teams from the ACC, the SEC, and the Big Ten, the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team is ranked 24th in this week's Associated Press poll which was released on Monday afternoon. It marks the first appearance in the rankings for the Minutemen since the Nov. 17-23, 1998 poll - just over 15 years to the day.

UMass received 188 votes, its most this season after collecting two votes last week. The Minutemen were also the top team in the Others Receiving Votes of the USA Today Coaches Poll. UMass received 69 votes - just three shy of Indiana who was ranked 25th.

http://www.umassathletics.com/sports/m-b...13aaa.html
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Esho & Davis Spark No. 23 UMass To 73-65 Win Over Miami (OH)
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AMHERST, Mass. - Four Minutemen reached double-figures in the scoring column as the No. 23 UMass basketball team defeated Miami (Ohio) 73-65 on Saturday evening in the Mullins Center. An early 11-to-0 run gave UMass a lead it would never relinquish en route to its 12th win of the season. The Minutemen will open Atlantic 10 play next Wednesday against Saint Joseph's.

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UMass Exits A-10 Tournament With Overtime Loss To George Mason

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RICHMOND, Va. - Jasmine Harris set a career-high with 26 points but UMass women's basketball was unable to overcome George Mason in an 85-75 overtime loss during the Atlantic 10 Tournament Play-In Game at the Richmond Coliseum on Wednesday evening. Harris hit a personal-best 10 field goals, including five attempts from beyond the three-point line.

Rashida Timbilla tallied her 10th career double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds while she chipped in four assists and two blocks. Nola Henry joined Harris and Timbilla in scoring double-figures with 13 points as she finished 6-for-13 from the floor with one free throw.

Taylor Brown led all scorers with 35 points while Janaa Pickard added 18. Kyana Jacobs provided 14 points to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double while Talisha Watts also reached double-figures in scoring with 10. Sandra Ngoie pulled down 11 rebounds to help Mason play even on the boards with UMass as both squads grabbed 46 during the contest.

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ATLANTIC TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
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Opening Round (Wednesday 3/12):
Game 1: #12 George Mason (11-19, 4-12) vs. #13 Fordham (9-20, 2-14), 7:00 p.m.

First Round (Thursday 3/13):
Game 2: #8 La Salle (15-15, 7-9) vs. #9 St. Bonaventure (16-14, 6-10), Noon (CSN Regional/SNY)
Game 3: #5 Dayton (22-9, 10-6) vs. Game 1 winner (GMU/FU), 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 4: #7 Richmond (18-13, 8-8) vs. #10 Duquense (13-16, 5-11), 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 5: #6 Massachusetts (23-7, 10-6) vs. #11 Rhode Island (14-17, 5-11), 9:00 p.m. (CSN Regional/SNY)

Quarterfinals (Friday 3/14):
Game 6: #1 Saint Louis (26-5, 13-3) vs. Game 2 Winner (SBU/LSU), Noon (NBCSN)
Game 7: #4 Saint Joseph's (21-9, 11-5) vs. Game 3 winner (UD/GMU/FU), 2:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 8: #2 Virginia Commonwealth (24-7, 12-4) vs. Game 4 winner (UR/DU), 6:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Game 9: #3 George Washington (23-7, 11-5) vs. Game 5 winner (UM/URI), 9:00 p.m. (NBCSN)

Semifinals (Saturday 3/15):
Game 10: Game 6 winner vs. Game 7 winner, 1:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Game 11: Game 8 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 4:00 p.m. (CBSSN)

Championship Game (Sunday 3/16):
Game 12: Game 10 winner vs. Game 11 winner, 1:00 p.m. (CBS)


FINAL STANDINGS
1. Saint Louis 26-5 (13-3)
2. Virginia Commonwealth 24-7 (12-4)
3. George Washington 23-7 (11-5)*
4. Saint Joseph’s 21-9 (11-5)
5. Dayton 22-9 (10-6)&
6. Massachusetts 23-7 (10-6)
7. Richmond 18-13 (8-8)
8. La Salle 15-15 (7-9)
9. St. Bonaventure 16-14 (6-10)
10. Duquesne 13-16 (5-11)%
11. Rhode Island 14-17 (5-11)
12. George Mason 11-19 (4-12)
13. Fordham 9-20 (2-14)

* beat SJU head to head
& beat UMass head to head
% beat URI head to head
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Here's some early projections for the Atlantic 10 in 2014-15.

2014-15 A10 Preseason Power Rankings:
1. VCU
2. Dayton
3. GW
4. UMass
5. URI
6. Richmond
7. La Salle
8. SLU
9. Saint Joseph's
10. George Mason
11. Duquesne
12. St. Bonaventure
13. Fordham
14. Davidson

2014-15 Atlantic 10 Preseason Player of the Year:
Treveon Graham, VCU

20 14-15 Atlantic 10 Preseason Sleeper:
La Salle

2014-15 Preseason All-A10 1st Team:
Kendall Anthony(Rich),
E.C. Matthews(URI),
DeAndre Bembry(SJU),
Treveon Graham(VCU)
Jerrell Wright(La Salle).

10 Impact A 10 Freshman for 14-15:
Terry Larrier (VCU), Justin Tillman (VCU), Jared Terrell (URI), Jarvis Garrett (URI), Yuta Watanabe (GW). Darrell Davis (Dayton) James Demery (SJU), Amar Stukes, (La Salle), Jordan Robinson (Duquesne). Eric Paschall (Fordham).

5 Under-The-Radar A 10 Freshman for 14-15:
Paul Jorgenson (GW), Eric Lockett (Mason), Manny Suarez (Fordham), Jonathan Williams (VCU). Antravious Simmons, VCU.

5 Breakout A10 Players for 14-15:
Mo Alie-Cox (VCU), Trey Davis (UMass), Shawn'Dre Jones (Rich) Scoochie Smith (Dayton),Hassan Martin (URI).
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College hoops summer catchup:
Atlantic 10 Conference

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We've officially reached that awkward point in the college hoops offseason where the dust has mostly settled from all the transfer/coaching carousel madness, but it's still far too early to start any serious previewing of the 2014-15 season.

In keeping with the spirit of the season, it's time to continue our series of brief rundowns of what each conference looks like after all the moving and shaking that has happened since Connecticut cut down the nets in Dallas. Today we look at an Atlantic 10 Conference which sent a record six teams to the Big Dance in 2014, and saw one of them (Dayton) become America's sweethearts after advancing all the way to the Elite Eight.


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UMass basketball 2014-15 schedule
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November
- Nov. 14 vs. Siena
- Nov. 16 vs. Boston College (at TD Garden in Boston)
- Nov. 18 vs. Manhattan (ESPN Tip-Off Marathon/Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at campus site)
- Nov. 22 vs. Notre Dame (Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Mohegan Sun)
- Nov. 23 vs. Florida State (Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at Mohegan Sun)
- Nov. 26 vs. Northeastern (Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic at campus site)
- Nov. 29 at Harvard



December
- Dec. 2 at LSU
- Dec. 7 vs. Florida Gulf Coast
- Dec. 20 at Providence
- Dec. 23 at BYU
- Dec. 30 vs. Iona



January/February/March
- vs. Davidson
- vs. Dayton
- vs. Duquesne
- vs. Richmond
- vs. Fordham
- vs. La Salle
- vs. Rhode Island
- vs. Saint Joseph's
- vs. St. Bonaventure
- at George Mason
- at George Washington
- at Saint Louis
- at Virginia Commonwealth
- at Fordham
- at La Salle
- at Rhode Island
- at Saint Joseph's
- at St. Bonaventure

http://www.masslive.com/umassbasketball/...sched.html
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Atlantic 10 Basketball Against the Top Conferences
(ACC, AAC, BE, B10, P12, B12, SEC)

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American Athletic (2-6, .250)
Mon 11/11/13 - Rhode Island 58 Southern Methodist 89
Wed 12/04/13 - Rutgers 87 George Washington 93
Wed 12/04/13 - South Florida 68 George Mason 66
Wed 12/04/13 - Saint Joseph`s 69 Temple 77
Sat 01/18/14 - Temple 68 La Salle 74
Thu 03/20/14 - Saint Joseph`s 81 Connecticut 89
Fri 03/21/14 - George Washington 66 Memphis 71
Sat 03/22/14 - Saint Louis 51 Louisville 66

Atlantic Coast (10-8, .556)
Sun 11/10/13 - Massachusetts 86 Boston College 73
Tue 11/12/13 - Virginia Commonwealth 59 Virginia 56
Tue 11/12/13 - Fordham 74 Syracuse 89
Wed 11/20/13 - Dayton 82 Georgia Tech 72
Thu 11/21/13 - Florida State 85 Virginia Commonwealth 67
Sat 11/23/13 - Richmond 72 North Carolina 82
Sun 11/24/13 - Massachusetts 62 Clemson 56
Thu 11/28/13 - Miami (Fla.) 63 George Washington 71
Sat 11/30/13 - Duquesne 67 Pittsburgh 84
Sat 12/07/13 - Richmond 66 Wake Forest 76
Sun 12/08/13 - Maryland 75 George Washington 77
Tue 12/17/13 - Saint Bonaventure 62 Wake Forest 77
Sat 12/21/13 - Massachusetts 55 Florida State 60
Sat 12/21/13 - Virginia Commonwealth 82 Virginia Tech 52
Sun 12/22/13 - La Salle 58 Miami (Fla.) 71
Sat 12/28/13 - Boston College 50 Virginia Commonwealth 69
Thu 03/20/14 - North Carolina State 80 Saint Louis 83
Sat 03/22/14 - Dayton 55 Syracuse 53

Big 12 (0-5, .000)
Sun 11/17/13 - Duquesne 83 West Virginia 96
Tue 11/26/13 - Baylor 67 Dayton 66
Sun 12/08/13 - Oklahoma 81 George Mason 66
Sun 12/22/13 - Iowa State 79 George Mason 67
Tue 12/31/13 - George Washington 55 Kansas State 72

Big East (2-8, .200)
Sat 11/16/13 - Creighton 83 Saint Joseph`s 79
Sun 11/24/13 - Georgetown 84 Virginia Commonwealth 80
Sun 11/24/13 - Providence 71 La Salle 63
Fri 11/29/13 - George Washington 60 Marquette 76
Sun 12/01/13 - George Washington 60 Creighton 53
Thu 12/05/13 - Providence 50 Rhode Island 49
Sat 12/07/13 - Fordham 58 Saint John`s 104
Sat 12/07/13 - Villanova 98 Saint Joseph`s 68
Sun 12/15/13 - La Salle 52 Villanova 73
Sat 12/28/13 - Providence 67 Massachusetts 69

Big Ten (2-4, .333)
Sat 11/16/13 - Minnesota 74 Richmond 59
Tue 11/19/13 - La Salle 72 Penn State 79
Thu 11/21/13 - Nebraska 90 Massachusetts 96
Tue 11/26/13 - Saint Louis 57 Wisconsin 63
Wed 12/11/13 - Penn State 68 Duquesne 59
Thu 03/20/14 - Dayton 60 Ohio State 59

Pacific 12 (3-3, .500)
Tue 11/19/13 - Rhode Island 59 Arizona 87
Wed 11/27/13 - California 64 Dayton 82
Sun 12/01/13 - Washington State 67 Saint Joseph`s 72
Sun 12/22/13 - Southern California 79 Dayton 76
Mon 12/23/13 - George Mason 54 Oregon State 58
Thu 03/27/14 - Dayton 82 Stanford 72

Southeastern (5-4, .556)
Tue 11/12/13 - Louisiana State 90 Massachusetts 92
Thu 11/28/13 - Louisiana State 82 Saint Joseph`s 65
Mon 12/30/13 - Saint Louis 57 Vanderbilt 49
Fri 01/03/14 - Georgia 55 George Washington 73
Sat 01/04/14 - Richmond 58 Florida 67
Sat 01/04/14 - Rhode Island 74 Louisiana State 70
Sat 01/04/14 - Dayton 83 Mississippi 80
Fri 03/21/14 - Tennessee 86 Massachusetts 67
Sat 03/29/14 - Dayton 52 Florida 62

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College Basketball Preview 14-15: Atlantic-10
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In the new era, A10 teams will have to try to win the way they always have, by finding hidden gems, developing players, and giving players a second chance. (Of the A10’s nine former Top 100 recruits, four are transfers from Power Five conferences.)

Even with this strategy, the A10 can continue to occasionally have brilliant seasons. Last year the A10 sent six teams to the NCAA tournament. The problem for teams in the A10 is that it can take longer to restock the cabinet. Five of last year’s tournament teams; Dayton, UMass, George Washington, St. Louis and St. Joseph’s all lost significant pieces. When talented seniors leave, teams in the A10 sometimes need a year or two to rebuild, while teams in the Power Five conferences simply reload.

http://basketball.realgm.com/article/234...ource=t.co


Massachusetts: Cady LaLanne, Trey Davis, Maxie Esho, and Derrick Gordon were all quality players on last year’s NCAA tournament team. And the team doesn’t have to go with a young unproven PG to replace Chaz Williams. West Virginia transfer Jabarie Hinds is a former Top 100 recruit, and he’ll slide nicely into the lineup.

But there are three major problems. First, UMass may have earned a six seed last year, but they weren’t really that good. They won key non-conference games against bubble teams like LSU and Nebraska that boosted their profile, but they won those games early in the year, before a team like Nebraska really hit its stride. In A10 play, the Minutemen were just 10-6, and their margin-of-victory said they were really a bubble team, not the tournament lock their seed would suggest.

Second, like George Washington, the drop-off from the starters to the projected bench is pretty steep. Don’t let Tyler Bergantino’s high efficiency rating fool you, he basically never shot last year. After the starting five, the bench projects to be a major liability. Third, Hinds is a significant downgrade from Chaz Williams. Hinds had a worse assist rate, worse turnover rate, and he never got to the free throw line at West Virginia. Finally, Hinds was a worse outside shooter than Williams, which is saying something given that Williams wasn’t known for his outside shot. If Hinds has made significant personal strides in his year practicing with the team, UMass can make the tournament again. But it won’t be easy.
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ATLANTIC TEN BASKETBALL ARENAS
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top row: davidson, dayton, duquesne
row 2: fordham, george mason, george washington
row 3: La Salle, UMass, Richmond
row 4: URI, St Bonnie's, Richmond Continued
bottom row: St Joe's, VCU, SLU
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ESPN Networks Showcase 19 Games during
Seventh Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

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ESPN’s seventh annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon – more than 24 hours of consecutive coverage to mark the start of the 2014-15 season over Monday, Nov. 17 and Tuesday, Nov. 18 – will feature 19 men’s and women’s college basketball games across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. The schedule includes 17 men’s games and two top-25 women’s matchups.

2014 College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon Schedule (subject to change)
Date Time (ET) Game Network
Mon, Nov 17 7 p.m. No. 13 Baylor at No. 6 Kentucky women ESPN2
Miami at No. 9 Florida ESPNU
9 p.m. No. 1 Connecticut at No. 20 Stanford women ESPN2
11 p.m. No. 12 SMU at No. 15 Gonzaga ESPN2
Legends Classic: Detroit at No. 22 Oregon ESPNU

Tue, Nov 18 1 a.m. Auburn at Colorado ESPN2
3 a.m. New Mexico State at Saint Mary’s ESPN2
5 a.m. High Point at Hawaii ESPN2
7 a.m. Iona at Wofford ESPN2
9 a.m. Northern Iowa at Stephen F. Austin ESPN2
11 a.m. Manhattan at UMass ESPN2
Noon Baylor at South Carolina ESPN
2 p.m. No. 5 Wichita State vs. Memphis (Sioux Falls, S.D.) ESPN
4 p.m. Utah at No. 20 San Diego State ESPN
6 p.m. College GameDay (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis) ESPN
Legends Classic: Toledo at No. 14 VCU ESPNU
7 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis): No. 18 Michigan State vs. No. 2 Duke ESPN
7:30 p.m. Marquette at Ohio State ESPN2
9:30 p.m. State Farm Champions Classic (Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis): No. 10 Kansas vs. No. 1 Kentucky ESPN
9:30 p.m. Texas Tech at LSU ESPN2

http://espnmediazone.com/us/press-releas...-marathon/
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Stadium Journey has visited all 351 D1 arena in the past few season and has now ranked them all.
Here is the A-10 ranks

28. UD Arena (Dayton)
66. Siegel Center (VCU)
74. Reilly Center (St Bonnies)
79. Chaifetz Arena (SLU)
102. Smith Center (GW)
103. Rose Hill Gym (Fordham)
109. Mullins Center (UMass)
119. Hagen Arena (SJU)
123. Ryan Center (URI)
162. Patriot Center (GMU)
183. Robins Center (Richmond) (prior to renovation)
186. Belk Arena (Davidson)
270. Tom Gola Arena (La Salle)
289. Palumbo Center (Duquesne)

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Massachusetts Announces 2014-15 Men's Basketball Schedule
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UMass OOC, no more MAC, but lots of MAAC:

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A10talk write-up by Grant Labebz

3 under-the-radar Atlantic 10 transfers in 2017-18

Quote:1. Bo Zeigler, George Washington Colonials

USF forward Bo Zeigler decided to graduate and transfer this offseason after 3 seasons with the Bulls. In 2016-17, Zeigler averaged 4.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 assists per content despite playing just 20.5 minutes per game. Zeigler had the 9th best block percentage in the American Athletic Association last year, proving he’s come a long way on the defensive end of the floor. He also shot 52.3% from two-point range in league play, which ranked 15th in the AAC. Though Zeigler didn’t get much playing time in conference play last year, he had a 20 point performance earlier last season against Bethune Cookman, tying his career-high.

With the departures of Kevin Marfo and Collin Smith, 20.5 minutes per game is going to be a thing of the past for Bo Zeigler. The 6-6 senior is going to be relied upon heavily at the 3 and the 4 along with Arnoldo Toro and Patrick Steeves. Though Maurice Joseph has been struggling to keep a solid roster intact, the Colonials will have an undervalued wing in Bo Zeigler next year.

2. Jaylen Brantley, Massachusetts Minutemen

Massachusetts probably didn’t get enough credit for landing impact transfer Jaylen Brantley from Maryland. The rising senior transferred to Amherst in order to be closer to home, and he should provide serious upside for Matt McCall in the coming season. Immediately, a number that stands out to me is Brantley’s 46.5% three point shooting percentage in Big Ten play, ranking third in his league. Massachusetts is a team that shot a collective 29.7% from deep (339th in the nation), and the Minutemen lose their two leading three point shooters in Donte Clark and Zach Lewis. Brantley’s value can’t be overstated for a team that’s got some rebuilding left to do.

Expect Jaylen Brantley to be more than just a role player next year, as he should see a large chunk of minutes at the 1 or the 2. In accordance with C.J. Anderson and LuWane Pipkins, this backcourt really isn’t going to be as bad as many people are painting it out to be. At the end of the day, Massachusetts has a solid core of guards and an incredible post player in Rashaan Holloway, so who knows, maybe the Minutemen can surprise.

3. D.J. Foreman, Saint Louis Billikens

Of the three impact transfers that Travis Ford and co. add this season, D.J. Foreman may be the most undervalued. D.J. Foreman made steady improvements from his freshman to sophomore season as a Rutgers Scarlet Knight. He went from just 3.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in 2014-15 to 7.9 points and 6.0 rebounds in 2016-17. Foreman ranked 23rd in the Big Ten in defensive rebounding percentage in his sophomore season. The rising junior is going to be a workhorse on the glass, and his offensive numbers are primed to make a jump as well. Perhaps D.J. Foreman’s most underrated asset is his ability to get to the free throw line, though he shot the ball at just 56.0% two seasons ago. Yet, the sophomore had a free throw rate that ranked top 100 nationally and 2nd in the Big Ten Conference. If he can improve his efficiency at the line, he’ll be an enormous asset next year.

D.J. Foreman is going to make up a very good frontcourt with Hasahn French and Elliott Welmer. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Rutgers transfer average 10 points and 7 rebounds per game next season, as he should be a big piece to the puzzle scoring the basketball and pulling in much needed boards.

http://www.a10talk.com/3-radar-atlantic-...s-2017-18/
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