The University of Massachusetts Minutemen basketball team is one of the proudest programs in the Northeast. The Minutemen have been playing basketball for over a century, with their first season coming in 1900. UMass adopted the Minutemen mascot in the early 1970’s, a move that instantly gave the program identity and paved the way for future success. The program rose to its highest level in the 1990’s, where under the leadership of legendary coach John Calipari, UMass won 5 consecutive A-10 Tournament championships. The team made the NCAA tournament every season from 1992-1998, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen on 3 occasions and made it to the Elite Eight in 1995. During that span the program developed some of its best rivalries and put the school on the national radar. Notable former UMass players include Marcus Camby, Julius Erving, Gary Forbes, Tony Gaffney, Lari Ketner, Stephane Lasme, Lou Roe, Al Skinner, and George Burke. UMass has long been a member of the Atlantic-10 Conference, which is one of the most basketball rich leagues in the nation. In 2014, the Minutemen appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since that historic run in the 1990’s. This has reinvigorated UMass nation and sparked hope for more deep runs in the tournament in the near future. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for UMass Minutemen basketball tickets.
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UMass Minutemen Basketball at William D. Mullins Center Address: 200 Commonwealth Avenue Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
The University of Massachusetts Minutemen basketball team plays their home games at the William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Mullins Center has been home to Minutemen basketball since 1993, and can seat over 10,500 fans. The arena is named after former Massachusetts state representative William D. Mullins, who suggested that the university build the arena in 1985. The Mullins Center is also home to UMass ice hockey. Known as “The Bill,” the Mullins Center replaced Curry Hick Cage, which had been the home of Minutemen basketball since the 1930’s. The opening of the Mullins center started a new era for UMass basketball, which has seen the program rise to the top of the A-10. One of the best basketball venues in the State of Massachusetts, the Mullins Center has a great game day environment and is always full of energy.
UMass vs. Rhode Island
UMass-URI is one of the most played rivalry games in college basketball. Dating back to 1908, these schools have met over 135 times, including every season since 1950. After over a century of play, the Minutemen own a hard-fought advantage in wins. These longtime Atlantic-10 rivals play a home and home every season, giving fans from both schools a chance to see the matchup firsthand. This rivalry is one of the defining series in the basketball rich A-10, and is consistently among the best games on the college basketball landscape.
UMass vs. Temple
Over the last 3 decades the UMass vs. Temple rivalry has been known for two things, great basketball, and an unending amount of tension. The rivalry hit its peak in the mid-1990s when legendary coaches John Calipari and John Chaney battled to the teeth, on and off the court. The two programs have met over 65 times in their history, and the matchup between them is one of the most exciting in the Northeast. Following the 2013 meeting, the Owls moved to the AAC, formally suspending the decades old rivalry.
UMass vs. Boston College
One of the biggest basketball rivalries in the State of Massachusetts, Minutemen-Eagles is great basketball. Known as the Commonwealth Classic, or Commonwealth Cup, the two schools play for the right to bring the Governor’s Cup back to their side of the State. The series has been played over 15 times, with the Eagles owning a slight margin in wins. The two schools first met in 1905 and we’ve seen both sides own streaks of dominance. In 2012 the series was put on hold, with Massachusetts basketball fans hoping it returns soon.
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How can I buy cheap UMass Minutemen tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of UMass Minutemen basketball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. UMass tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee A-10 opponents like Dayton, VCU, and Saint Louis can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for unranked, non-conference opponents. Those early season games may offer the best opportunity to purchase UMass tickets near face value.
Where can I find the 2016-2017 UMass Minutemen basketball schedule?
The Minutemen 2016-2017 basketball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by the A-10. UMass plays in the Atlantic 10 Conference, which means games against Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Mason, George Washington, La Salle, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s, Saint Louis, Davidson, and VCU. Game times are announced by the A-10 as soon as the TV schedule is set. UMass’s home opener is typically one of the most popular games. They also compete with URI in the UMass-URI Rivalry. If you are looking for Minutemen news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official UMass Minutemen team roster.
Can I buy UMass Minutemen basketball season tickets?
UMass Minutemen season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase UMass basketball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Mullins Center.
What is the best UMass rivalry game during the season?
Over the years the Minutemen have had a number of great rivalries. In the 1990’s it was clear that Temple was the biggest game on UMass’s schedule, but that has changed. Over the last decade Rhode Island has been without a doubt the most anticipated game for the Minutemen. The two schools have met over 100 times, and have played over 60 years in a row. There are few rivalry games in the country that have the same level of longevity and this game has continued to evolve into one of the cornerstones of the A-10 basketball schedule.
What is the best game day tradition at a Minutemen home game?
One of the best traditions at any UMass athletics event is Sam the Minuteman. Sam is one of the most recognizable mascots in college athletics and even holds a record for the most athletic events attended in one year. He shows up for all home football, hockey, and basketball events each season. Sam helps elevate the crowd at the Mullins Center and instantly evokes UMass pride. Getting a chance to see Sam in person is a must, and leading a cheer with the mascot is an unforgettable experience.