Where Have You Seen UMass play?

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by capezona » Sun May 17, 2015 9:27 pm

I saw Javorn Farrell play at the Grand Canyon University Arena when he played for Texas-Pan American. Does that count? :D

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by UMassHoops » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:54 am

Cage, Mullins, @Miami, @FGCU, @UCF (twice), @Davidson, vs FSU. So far my road trips they are 0-6, not exactly a good luck charm.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by diplomat » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:21 pm

Out of state Umass fans: where do you live? What State?
Im in West Palm, FL

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by capezona » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:28 pm

Peoria, Arizona except June and July every year when I'm in Dennisport, MA. My wife is a teacher. I wasn't a student at UMass but did work there for 20 years.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by bunkerhill87 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:23 pm

My favorite season was watching Umass at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. 2008. First game early in the season was amazing. Ricky Harris and Gary Forbes lighting it up. NIT game later coming from 22 down. Just awesome. Only team to beat Syracuse twice on their court in same year.

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Post by mdogt12 » Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:13 pm

Was at the first game there was amazing.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by Steve81 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:03 am

bunkerhill87 wrote:My favorite season was watching Umass at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse. 2008. First game early in the season was amazing. Ricky Harris and Gary Forbes lighting it up. NIT game later coming from 22 down. Just awesome. Only team to beat Syracuse twice on their court in same year.
The NIT game and the come back was thrilling. Can remember walking down from those upper level seats and an orange fan yells to us that 'we got lucky'. I yell back 'you guys choked'. The best feeling was the next game at MSG after beating Florida in the semi's.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by SignMan » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:19 am

^ Yup...was at the NIT game there on the floor behind the bench...totally awesome game for us.
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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by classof62-64 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:12 pm

Since 1958: Amherst (old, pre-66, Cage and new, post-66 Cage), Boston, Storrs, Orono, Anaheim and Atlanta.

Highlight: SE Regionals in Atlanta in '96, ripping Arkansas and Georgetown. At one point (as my fading memory recalls) they flashed on the scoreboard that UMass was 13-0 vs. Big East teams that season.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by BUMPA » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:33 am

Curry Hicks Cage
Worcester Centrum
Mullins Center
TD Garden
Meadowlands Arena
Smith Center - George Washington University
Lavietes Pavilion - Harvard University

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by Rudy » Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm

Geesh - I forget Old Cage was an upgrade. What the hell was the Old-Old cage? A barn with chickens and goats running around.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by McKinney » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:06 pm

Rudy wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:29 pm
Geesh - I forget Old Cage was an upgrade. What the hell was the Old-Old cage? A barn with chickens and goats running around.
Pretty sure it was the same dirt floor cage, but with only mezzanine level seating. No bleachers.
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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by LS71 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:41 am

The Cage was renovated in 84/85. During that season, UMass played its games in the Springfield Civic Center.

Bleacher seating has always surrounded the court. When I was a student, between 68-71, season ticket holders accessed their seats on the mezzanine by entering through main entrance on the east side of the building.
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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by McKinney » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:11 pm

When it opened the Cage looked like this. (March 1932)

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It appears there was temporary seating for events. Like this C.o. 1948 graduation. And maybe even entire basketball seasons. Couldn't say.

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At some point the Cage was outfitted with the permanent retractable bleachers it has today. As shown here. But I have no idea when those were installed. I do know it had to be after the mid-'50s just for technological reasons but beyond that no idea.

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Re: Where Have You Seen UMass play?

Post by capezona » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:18 pm

Looks like the original had a dirt floor.

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