If you’re a UMass fan and you haven’t hit the panic button, you’re a bit late to the game. The Minutemen are playing their worst basketball in some time and the loss at Providence on Saturday was the low point. Since blowing out Northeastern back on November 26, they have lost four of their last five with two blowouts to LSU and the aforementioned Providence Friars, two teams they defeated a season ago. One lone victory over Canisius salvaged what could have been a five-game losing streak, and even that one wasn’t pretty at times despite the final score. What’s going wrong?
The Road Less Traveled
All of the Minutemen’s losses have come away from the cozy confines of the Mullins Center. They did manage to beat Boston College and Florida State away from Amherst, but those games were both at neutral-site locations. They have now lost to Harvard, LSU and Providence on the road, plus neutral-site losses to Notre Dame and Florida Gulf Coast. It looks like the Minutemen just need some home cooking in order to get wins, but they won’t be having that anytime soon with their next game coming up at BYU on December 23. Continue reading Panic Mode in Full Effect, Minutemen are Struggling »