2007–08 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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2007–08 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
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NIT, Finals
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2007–08 record 25-11 (10-6 A-10)
Head coach Travis Ford (3rd year)
Assistant coach Adam Ginsburg
Assistant coach Tim Maloney
Assistant coach Steve Middleton
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
« 2006–07 2008–09 »
2007–08 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#12 Xavier 14 2   .875     30 7   .811
Temple 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
UMass 10 6   .625     25 11   .694
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     21 13   .618
Charlotte 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Richmond 9 7   .563     16 15   .516
Dayton 8 8   .500     23 11   .676
La Salle 8 8   .500     15 17   .469
Rhode Island 7 9   .438     21 12   .636
Duquesne 7 9   .438     17 13   .567
Saint Louis 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Fordham 6 10   .375     12 17   .414
George Washington 5 11   .313     9 17   .346
St. Bonaventure 2 14   .125     8 22   .267
† Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007–08 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by third year head coach Travis Ford, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center and are members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 25-11, 10-6 in A-10 play to finish for third place.

Roster[edit]

Number Name Position Height Weight Year Hometown
1 Papa Lo Forward/Center 6–9 215 Freshman Theis, Senegal
2 Sedale Jones Guard 6–4 190 Freshman Pittsfield, Massachusetts
3 Gary Forbes Forward/Guard 6–7 220 RS Senior Brooklyn, New York
4 Anthony Gurley Guard 6–3 185 Sophomore Boston, Massachusetts
5 Ricky Harris Guard 6–2 175 Sophomore Baltimore, Maryland
11 Gary Correia Guard 6–1 180 Freshman Providence, Rhode Island
12 Matt Pennie Forward 6–7 210 Graduate Student Hanson, Massachusetts
13 Max Groebe Guard 6–4 185 Freshman North Miami Beach, Florida
14 Chris Lowe Guard 6–0 160 Junior Mount Vernon, New York
20 Dante Milligan Forward 6–9 215 RS Senior New York, New York
21 Trey Lang Forward 6–7 215 Freshman Marietta, Georgia
22 Etienne Brower Forward 6–7 215 RS Senior West Hempsted, New York
24 Tony Gaffney Forward 6–8 208 RS Junior Berkley, Massachusetts
31 Luke Bonner Center 7-1 245 RS Junior Concord, New Hampshire
33 Matt Glass Guard 6–7 190 Freshman Underhill Center, Vermont
40 Nana Ampim Guard 6–1 195 Senior London, England
50 Matt Hill Forward 6–7 210 Freshman Middletown, Connecticut


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
11/01/2007* 7:30 PM AIC Mullins CenterAmherst, Massachusetts W 103-66  1,982
1/0/2007* 9:30 PM Concordia (NY) Curry Hicks CageAmherst, MA W 107-80  1,002
Regular Season
11/09/2007* 3:00 PM vs. Cal Poly McLeod CenterCedar Falls, Iowa
(BTI Tipoff Tournament)
W 90-64  206 1–0
11/10/2007* 6:30 PM vs. Northern Illinois McLeod CenterCedar Falls, Iowa
(BTI Tipoff Tournament)
W 102-87  312 2–0
11/11/2007* 5:00 PM vs. Northern Iowa McLeod CenterCedar Falls, Iowa
(BTI Tipoff Tournament)
L 68-75  4,503 2–1
11/14/2007* 8:00 PM Yale Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 89–80  3,548 3–1
11/17/2007* 7:30 PM Wisconsin-Green Bay Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 93–78  4,025 4–1
11/28/2007* 7:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York W 107-100  20,644 5–1
12/01/2007* 7:00 PM at IUPUI IUPUI GymnasiumIndianapolis, Indiana L 77–89  1,123 5-2
12/08/2007* 7:30 PM vs. Marist Mohegan Sun ArenaUncasville, Connecticut W 83-68  2,642 6-2
12/12/2007* 9:00 PM at Boston College Conte ForumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts W 83–80  5,162 7-2
12/15/2007* 7:30 PM Toledo Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 68-61  4,349 8-2
12/22/2007* 7:30 PM Central Connecticut State Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 79-55  3,895 9-2
12/29/2007* 7:30 PM Boston University Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 70-61  4,482 10-2
1/02/2008* 7:00 PM Houston Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 95-89  4,321 11-2
1/05/2008* 4:00 PM at Vanderbilt Memorial GymnasiumNashville, Tennessee L 88-97  13,750 11-3
1/09/2008 7:30 PM St. Joseph's Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 92-98  5,121 11-4 (0-1)
1/16/2008 7:00 PM at #14 Dayton University of Dayton ArenaDayton, Ohio W 82-71  13,435 12-4 (1-1)
01/19/2008 4:00 PM Charlotte Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 86-79  6,628 13-4 (2–1)
01/23/2008 6:00 PM at St. Joseph's Alumni Memorial FieldhousePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 77-81  3,200 13-5 (2–2)
01/27/2008 12:00 PM #23 Xavier Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 65-77  8,221 13-6 (2–3)
01/30/2008 7:00 PM at Duquesne Palumbo CenterPittsburgh, Pennsylvania W 94-80  2,913 14-6 (3-3)
02/02/2008 2:00 PM at St. Louis Scottrade CenterSt. Louis, Missouri L 59-71  8,602 14-7 (3–4)
02/07/2008 8:00 PM Rhode Island Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 78-76  6,782 15-7 (4-4)
2/10/2008 2:00 PM at Temple Liacouras CenterPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania L 80-70 OT 6,506 15-8 (4–5)
02/14/2008 9:00 PM Fordham Mullins Center • Amherst, MA L 72-76  4,521 15-9 (4-6)
02/17/2008 2:00 PM St. Louis Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 88-77  5,149 16-9 (5-6)
02/21/2008 7:00 PM at Rhode Island Ryan CenterKingston, Rhode Island W 98-91  7,657 17-9 (6-6)
02/24/2008 2:00 PM St. Bonaventure Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 79-56  5,998 18-9 (7-6)
03/01/2008 7:00 PM at Richmond Robins CenterRichmond, Virginia W 78-74  5,074 19-9 (8-6)
03/05/2008 7:30 PM La Salle Mullins Center • Amherst, MA W 100-63  6,122 20-9 (9-6)
03/08/2008 7:30 PM at George Washington Charles E. Smith Athletic CenterWashington, DC W 67-63  3,294 21-9 (10-6)
2008 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/13/2008 9:00 PM vs. Charlotte Boardwalk HallAtlantic City, New Jersey
(1st Round)
L 65-69  4996 21-10
2008 NIT
03/18/2008* 6:00 PM Stephen F. Austin Mullins Center • Amherst, MA
(First Round)
ESPNU W 80-60  2,112 22–10
03/22/2008* 12:00 PM Akron Mullins Center • Amherst, MA
(Second Round)
ESPN W 68-63  3,118 23-10
03/25/2008* 7:00 PM at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, New York
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN W 81-77  20,162 24–10
04/01/2008* 7:00 PM vs. Florida Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Semifinals)
ESPN2 W 78-66   ?? 25–10
04/03/2008* 7:00 PM vs. Ohio State Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(Finals)
ESPN L 85-92  8,407 25–11
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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