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UMass basketball is back. Yes, I know the UMass basketball faithful has pleaded this before, but this time, they have a legitimate reason to believe so. UMass won the Myrtle Beach Invitational Tournament by defeating the University of Charlotte 60-54 on Sunday, November 20th. This is the first time UMass has won an in-season tournament since 2013. While the weekend was successful for UMass, it did not come without a high level of stress for Minutemen fans. With 6:37 left in the second half, Isaac Kante fouled Jacobi Wood, and Wood would convert both free throws to make the lead for Murray State 61-51. UMass refused to back down from the Racers. A 12-2 run following the made free throws over the next 4 minutes tied the game with 2:50...
Losing to UMass and giving up 91 points in the process is a bad, bad loss for Travis Ford and SLU. There’s no way around it and no one is really saying otherwise. However, the loss brought out calls from a small minority of SLU fans for Travis Ford’s firing. To put it bluntly, such calls are extremely premature. Travis Ford has seen both his share of successes and frustrations at Saint Louis University since he undertook the task of reviving the program from the Jim Crews era. He’s won 100 games as the Billiken head coach, recruited some of the top talent in the St. Louis area, including Jordan Goodwin, Yuri Collins, Terrence Hargrove, and Jordan Nesbitt, made a NCAA tournament and turned SLU into a consistently good team that has a...
As the first half came to a close at the Rose Hill Gym, Fordham’s bench was fired up. With a 31-24 lead over Davidson, Fordham was in a prime position to end the Wildcats’ 14-game win streak. While already an unexpected turn of events, the Rams had played this entire half without Chuba Ohams, who was listed as out with a knee injury. With Abdou Tsimbila in his place in the starting lineup, the Rams quickly used strong perimeter defense to get ahead 6-2. Against one of the best three-point shooting teams in the country, Fordham turned this game into a battle under the basket, as both teams struggled from three. With up to three guys under the hoop at any given moment, Fordham was able to extend their lead by staying with the play...
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