Sophomore point guard Chaz Williams had 16 points, five assists and three steals to lead UMass to a 82-46 victory over Boston College Monday night at Conte Forum.
Freddie Riley added 14 points for the Minutemen, who improved to 4-0.
Patrick Heckmann led BC (1-2) with 11 points, while Matt Humphrey netted 10.
The Minutemen forced the action at both ends, fast-breaking whenever they could and pressing to force the inexperienced Eagles into 23 turnovers and 31 percent shooting. UMass also controlled the boards, holding a 46-31 advantage.
BC held a 20-19 lead midway through the opening period, but UMass took the lead for good with 8:34 remaining on a Williams jumper and closed the period on an 18-6 run for a 37-26 lead at the break. BC never got within 10 points the rest of the way. UMass kept the game at a safe distance and then used a late 14-0 run -- fueled by seven points from Riley and five from Williams -- to end any hopes of a BC...
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, following managerial candidate Bobby Valentine's session with the media, said that the Red Sox now have three candidates in the running for the vacancy created when the team and Terry Francona parted ways in the days after the season: Valentine, Tigers third base coach Gene Lamont and Blue Jays first base coach Torey Lovullo.
Lamont will be brought in to meet with team owners as a second-round candidate in the coming days. Lovullo has not yet been scheduled to return. Meanwhile, Cherington said that he told Indians bench coach Sandy Alomar Jr. over the weekend that he is no longer in the running for the job.
"I had a talk with Sandy this weekend and told him how much I think of him and that I think he’s going to be a really good major-league manager one day but that he wasn’t going to be the choice for us in 2012," said Cherington, who noted that the 2012 season will be Alomar's first as a coach who...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots have designated three linebackers as well as safety Patrick Chung and running back Kevin Faulk inactive for their Monday night game against the Chiefs.
Brandon Spikes (knee), Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Jeff Tarpinian (illness) all missed practice time this week with various ailments and will not play. Devin McCourty returned to practice on Saturday after injuring his right shoulder in the second quarter last week against the Jets. He is inactive.
Patrick Chung will miss his second straight game with a foot injury he suffered late in the loss to the Giants on Nov. 6 at Gillette Stadium. He appeared to turn his right ankle and hasn't played since. He has practiced but has been kept out of the games.
Also inactive is veteran running back Kevin Faulk, who returned from the PUP list on Oct. 30 against the Steelers and was the leading rusher. But he was inactive the next week against the Giants and got little action...
FOXBORO -- Matt Cassel will not get a chance at a comeback this season as he is headed to injured reserve, according to an ESPN report.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley confirmed earlier Monday that Cassel broke his right hand on Nov. 13 against the Broncos, an injury that required surgery last week. ESPN extended the report in the hours before Monday's game at Gillette Stadium that the quarterback who made his mark replacing the injured Tom Brady in 2008 will be placed on season-ending injured reserve according to a league source.
Haley said there is no ligament damage in the hand. Previously, the team has referred to the injury only as "significant." He had surgery on the hand last week.
Fox Sports reported Sunday that the hand was broken in the loss against the Broncos last Sunday and Cassel will miss the rest of...
FOXBORO -- Safety Ross Ventrone is on the move again, this time to the Patriots active squad as the team signed him from the practice squad in the hours before Monday night's game with the Chiefs. To make room, the team released offensive lineman Donald Thomas.
This is the 16th transaction this season for the 25-year-old Ventrone, who has spent time on both the practice squad and 53-man roster this season, playing in five games.
Ventrone, 5-8, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Villanova on April 29, 2010. He spent the majority of his rookie season in 2010 on the team's practice squad. Thomas, 26, is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Miami Dolphins (2008-2009) and the Detroit Lions (2010).
Thomas, 6-4, 310 pounds, was signed by the Patriots on Sept. 14, 2011 and has played in four games with New England. He originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick out of Connecticut in 2008...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
Joe and Tim are joined by the man of the hour, Wade Boggs, on the night where the Red Sox retired his number 26. Wade talks about his career in baseball and how it feels to have his number retired.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show
The guys go to battle with a caller who claims to be a Worcester attorney that would like to defend the role judge Andrew Mandell had in letting Jorge Zambrano back on the streets shortly before he killed a police officer.More from this show