2007–08 UMass Minutemen basketball team

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2007–08 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
UMass Athletics wordmark.svg
NIT, Finals
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
2007–08 record 25-11 (10-6 A-10)
Head coach Travis Ford (3rd season)
Assistant coach Adam Ginsburg
Assistant coach Tim Maloney
Assistant coach Steve Middleton
Home arena William D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/01/2007*
7:30 PM
AIC W 103-66 
Mullins Center (1,982)
Amherst, Massachusetts
1/0/2007*
9:30 PM
Concordia (NY) W 107-80 
Curry Hicks Cage (1,002)
Amherst, MA
Regular Season
11/09/2007*
3:00 PM
vs. Cal Poly
BTI Tipoff Tournament
W 90-64  1–0
McLeod Center (206)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
11/10/2007*
6:30 PM
vs. Northern Illinois
BTI Tipoff Tournament
W 102-87  2–0
McLeod Center (312)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
11/11/2007*
5:00 PM
vs. Northern Iowa
BTI Tipoff Tournament
L 68-75  2–1
McLeod Center (4,503)
Cedar Falls, Iowa
11/14/2007*
8:00 PM
Yale W 89–80  3–1
Mullins Center (3,548)
Amherst, MA
11/17/2007*
7:30 PM
Wisconsin-Green Bay W 93–78  4–1
Mullins Center (4,025)
Amherst, MA
11/28/2007*
7:00 PM
at Syracuse W 107-100  5–1
Carrier Dome (20,644)
Syracuse, New York
12/01/2007*
7:00 PM
at IUPUI L 77–89  5-2
IUPUI Gymnasium (1,123)
Indianapolis, Indiana
12/08/2007*
7:30 PM
vs. Marist W 83-68  6-2
Mohegan Sun Arena (2,642)
Uncasville, Connecticut
12/12/2007*
9:00 PM
at Boston College W 83–80  7-2
Conte Forum (5,162)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
12/15/2007*
7:30 PM
Toledo W 68-61  8-2
Mullins Center (4,349)
Amherst, MA
12/22/2007*
7:30 PM
Central Connecticut State W 79-55  9-2
Mullins Center (3,895)
Amherst, MA
12/29/2007*
7:30 PM
Boston University W 70-61  10-2
Mullins Center (4,482)
Amherst, MA
1/02/2008*
7:00 PM
Houston W 95-89  11-2
Mullins Center (4,321)
Amherst, MA
1/05/2008*
4:00 PM
at Vanderbilt L 88-97  11-3
Memorial Gymnasium (13,750)
Nashville, Tennessee
1/09/2008
7:30 PM
St. Joseph's L 92-98  11-4 (0-1)
Mullins Center (5,121)
Amherst, MA
1/16/2008
7:00 PM
at No. 14 Dayton W 82-71  12-4 (1-1)
University of Dayton Arena (13,435)
Dayton, Ohio
01/19/2008
4:00 PM
Charlotte W 86-79  13-4 (2–1)
Mullins Center (6,628)
Amherst, MA
01/23/2008
6:00 PM
at St. Joseph's L 77-81  13-5 (2–2)
Alumni Memorial Fieldhouse (3,200)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
01/27/2008
12:00 PM
No. 23 Xavier L 65-77  13-6 (2–3)
Mullins Center (8,221)
Amherst, MA
01/30/2008
7:00 PM
at Duquesne W 94-80  14-6 (3-3)
Palumbo Center (2,913)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
02/02/2008
2:00 PM
at St. Louis L 59-71  14-7 (3–4)
Scottrade Center (8,602)
St. Louis, Missouri
02/07/2008
8:00 PM
Rhode Island W 78-76  15-7 (4-4)
Mullins Center (6,782)
Amherst, MA
2/10/2008
2:00 PM
at Temple L 80-70 OT 15-8 (4–5)
Liacouras Center (6,506)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
02/14/2008
9:00 PM
Fordham L 72-76  15-9 (4-6)
Mullins Center (4,521)
Amherst, MA
02/17/2008
2:00 PM
St. Louis W 88-77  16-9 (5-6)
Mullins Center (5,149)
Amherst, MA
02/21/2008
7:00 PM
at Rhode Island W 98-91  17-9 (6-6)
Ryan Center (7,657)
Kingston, Rhode Island
02/24/2008
2:00 PM
St. Bonaventure W 79-56  18-9 (7-6)
Mullins Center (5,998)
Amherst, MA
03/01/2008
7:00 PM
at Richmond W 78-74  19-9 (8-6)
Robins Center (5,074)
Richmond, Virginia
03/05/2008
7:30 PM
La Salle W 100-63  20-9 (9-6)
Mullins Center (6,122)
Amherst, MA
03/08/2008
7:30 PM
at George Washington W 67-63  21-9 (10-6)
Charles E. Smith Athletic Center (3,294)
Washington, DC
2008 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament
03/13/2008
9:00 PM
vs. Charlotte
1st Round
L 65-69  21-10
Boardwalk Hall (4996)
Atlantic City, New Jersey
2008 NIT
03/18/2008*
6:00 PM, ESPNU
Stephen F. Austin
First Round
W 80-60  22–10
Mullins Center (2,112)
Amherst, MA
03/22/2008*
12:00 PM, ESPN
Akron
Second Round
W 68-63  23-10
Mullins Center (3,118)
Amherst, MA
03/25/2008*
7:00 PM, ESPN
at Syracuse
Quarterfinals
W 81-77  24–10
Carrier Dome (20,162)
Syracuse, New York
04/01/2008*
7:00 PM, ESPN2
vs. Florida
Semifinals
W 78-66  25–10
Madison Square Garden (??)
New York, NY
04/03/2008*
7:00 PM, ESPN
vs. Ohio State
Finals
L 85-92  25–11
Madison Square Garden (8,407)
New York, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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