UMass will make its first postseason appearance since 2008 when it travels to Mississippi State Tuesday night to open play in the NIT.
The Minutemen are 22-11 after losing to eventual tournament champion St. Bonaventure on Saturday in the semifinals of the Atlantic-10 tournament. There are five A-10 teams in the NIT.
The Bulldogs are 21-11 after going 8-8 in the Southeastern Conference.
This is the first meeting between the schools. The winner advances to play Seton Hall or Stony Brook.
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Harvard was given a 12 seed and will play fifth-seeded Vanderbilt in the opening round of the NCAA tournament Thursday in Albuquerque, N.M., in an East Regional game. Should the Crimson pull off the upset, they would meet the winner of 13th-seeded Montana and fourth-seeded Wisconsin on Saturday.
Harvard (26-4), which has not been to the NCAA tournament since 1946, won its first outright Ivy League championship this season.
Vanderbilt (24-10) is coming off a victory over top-ranked (and top-seeded) Kentucky in Sunday's SEC championship game.
UConn is a 9 seed and will play eighth-seeded Iowa State on Thursday in Louisville in the South Regional, with the winner likely meeting top overall seed Kentucky.
America East tournament champion Vermont will meet Lamar Wednesday in one of the four play-in games. The winner gets Midwest top seed North Carolina on Friday in Greensboro, N.C.
The other top seeds are Syracuse (East) and and...
LOS ANGELES -- The Celtics started this eight-game road trip with an absolute thriller against their most famous rival, but the Lakers walked out with a 97-94 victory on Sunday at Staples Center.
Ray Allen hit a pair of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and it was the second that gave the Celtics a 94-89 lead with 2:41 left. The Lakers rallied with back-to-back baskets from Kobe Bryant and Andrew Bynum to trim the lead to 94-93 with 1:16 left. That five-point Boston lead was the biggest held by either team over the final 12 minutes.
Following an Allen miss, it was Bryant drilling a 14-foot fadeaway jumper to give the Lakers the 95-94 lead with 41 seconds left. Brandon Bass then missed a jumper and Bynum answered with a jump hook with 15 seconds left that gave the Lakers the three-point lead that proved to be the final.
All five Celtics starters reached double figures, with Rajon Rondo leading the way with 24 points and 10 assists...
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Jon Lester increased his workload to four innings of work in which he allowed one run on one hit while walking four and striking out two, and Aaron Cook looked good in two innings of work during his Red Sox debut as the Sox beat the Orioles, 5-1.
Lester struggled with his command early, walking three batters in the first two innings, but then settled down to retire seven of the last eight batters he faced. In that stretch, he had two strikeouts and recorded six outs via groundball (one a double play ball after a walk).
While Lester was making his third start of the spring, Cook -- signed by the Red Sox to a minor league deal in January -- tossed two scoreless innings in which he walked a pair of batters, struck out one and got four groundballs, the latter number suggesting that his trademark sinker was working effectively at 88-90 mph. Cook said that he also mixed in four curveballs.
The Sox also got scorelss relief...
LOS ANGELES -- While the Celtics await word on heart tests involving Chris Wilcox, their frontline depth has been diminished considerably. Center Jermaine O'Neal has been out since before the All-Star break with a wrist injury and Rivers has said they're prepared to play without him.
That leaves a huge hole in the middle with Greg Stiemsma and JaJuan Johnson are now the principle backups behind Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass. Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that while they need another big man, it doesn't change the team's approach with the March 15 trade deadline approaching.
"You don’t want to do anything silly," Rivers said. "We’re building for this year and the future so we’re not going to do anything that’s going to hurt either one of those. Obviously we’re looking to grab a big from somewhere, hopefully not by giving away a player, by doing it another route."
Even if Wilcox is able to...
Patriots safety Duron Harmon joined the show on Monday to discuss their win over Pittsburgh in the AFCCG. Harmon was asked about his tackle on Jesse James on the half yard line, and he revealed to the guys he wasn't thinking much about it, but that the defense has wanted the chance to make a goal line stand since they did it against Cincinnati earlier in the season.
Patriots running back Dion Lewis joined the show to discuss how it feels to be headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career, his recovery from a serious injury in 2015, and how LeGarrette Blount fired up the sidelines by carrying half the Steelers on his back.
Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.
Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.
Tim Hasselbeck joins the show.
The guys open the show discussing the Patriots 36-17 win over Steelers in the AFCCG, and if that win helped answer some questions the critics had all year about the Patriots defense.
Last week, there was a lot of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his other-worldly performances down the stretch and into the playoffs. On Sunday, he was blown out by the Falcons, and sent home packing. The guys discuss the rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers' season, and also get into the Falcons offense, and how the Patriots defense might stack up.
Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Kyle Van Noy, and Trey Flowers are just a few of the reasons why Bill Belichick should be credited more as a great GM, in addition to his accolades as a great head coach.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick breaks down the win over the Steelers and looks ahead to the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, who Bill admits is a team they are not yet very familiar with.
Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater after the Patriots advance to Super Bowl 51.
Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis of the AFC Championship win.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a Patriots Monday after a Patriots AFC Title game win and a Tom Brady appearance with Kirk & Gerry.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Tom Brady joins the show the morning after winning the AFC championship for the seventh time. Brady talks about the upcoming Super Bowl and his call to President Donald Trump.More from this show
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