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Man, it was a disappointing one. I really haven’t had the strength to write anything about it. It was a tail of two halves. The first half was just painful for Minutemen fans.
As you can see, the line opened at -8. It has since moved to -7.5. This means that early money has been going on the Minutemen.
UMass is getting some respect from the betting public. I would say that much of this movement is due to sharps out in Vegas. It looks like they are anticipating a close game tonight at the Garden.
After building a nice lead going into halftime, UMass came out complacent in the second frame. In the end, it was Anthony Gurley who hit a 3-pointer with 55 seconds left to give UMass the lead. However, Deontay Twyman answered with a 3-pointer of his own with 12 ticks left.
Steve Buckley is reporting that UMass is considering joining the MAC for football. We have heard rumblings in the past, but this time it seems something might really be stirring.
It hadn’t happened since the 1995-96 season — UMass started out 5-0. It hadn’t happened since 1993 — UMass played a regular season game at the Cage. On Saturday, the men’s hoops team took their game and undefeated record to the Cage.