Saturday, November 23, 2013

UMass Minutemen about to be Top 25?

Senior point guard Chaz Williams
After opening the season 3-0 (with wins over BC, LSU, and Youngstown State) the Minutemen received two votes in last week's Top 25 Associated Press poll, which would put them at #43 if the rankings went that far.  Playing in the Charleston Classic this week, UMass (now 5-0) knocked off Nebraska 96-90 on Thursday, and #19 New Mexico yesterday, blowing out the Lobos 81-65.

If the Minuteman can beat Clemson (also 5-0) Sunday night in the tournament final, there's a very good chance they'll crack the AP Top 25 for the first time in 14 years.  Obviously it's still early in the season, but it's looking like UMass has a great shot at making the NCAA tournament, something they haven't done since 1998.

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