2019-20 season

Anything and everything that is UMass Minutemen Basketball.
User avatar
LS71
Hall of Fame
Posts: 6473
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2003 8:55 pm
Location: Lost in Space

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by LS71 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:56 am

Juice Stand wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:38 pm
MikeUMA wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:19 am
UMass at Fairfield confirmed for Saturday, November 9.
https://fairfieldstags.com/news/2019/7/ ... s-set.aspx

Venue is TBD. It may depend largely on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL) schedule and the possibility of them using Webster Bank Arena that day. The Sound Tigers' season schedule hasn't been released yet. The Stags use Webster for some of their home games.
Wait, what the heck is a sound tiger? Or are they the tigers of Bridgeport Sound, in which case, is there even a sound at Bridgeport? According to Wikipedia, a sound is deeper than a bight and wider than a fjord, so you know, whatever that means.
I'll guess that "Sound" refers to Long Island Sound, since Bridgeport is on its coast, but Sound Tigers? Beats me. Almost as stupid of a name as the Hartford Yard Goats. :roll: :lol:
"Win without boasting, lose without crying." -- Julius Erving

harbo
Hall of Fame
Posts: 2057
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2003 10:22 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by harbo » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:59 am

I'm thinking that since P.T. Barnum was a local guy, the tiger might be a shout out to one of his signature attractions.

Floyd
Hall of Fame
Posts: 6352
Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2003 8:50 am
Location: Not where I should be

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by Floyd » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:54 pm

^ Free animal crackers with every season ticket?
The E sho, best show in town

User avatar
DoctorJ
Hall of Fame
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: Western Mass.
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by DoctorJ » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:56 pm

Is Fairfield a A-H series or a one off thing??? Would think we could have gotten two for one with them.

Anyway, winnable away games can be beneficial and it's only a bus ride away. I'd like to go to that one to add to my list of places I have seen UMass play. :D It's nice that Lowell never wants a return game, but I have family there and would dig a game in Tsongas!
Refuse To Lose!!!

User avatar
MikeUMA
Site Admin
Posts: 10191
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Norwalk, CT
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:26 am

Not sure about a series with Fairfield. Their local media had a crappy article about the Stags schedule, not much more than the press release Fairfield issued.

Hopefully Walfish can shed some light on possible series when our schedule is announced.

User avatar
rsox1221
Senior
Posts: 1249
Joined: Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:37 am
Location: Shrewsbury via Southborough
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by rsox1221 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:25 pm

^
JMO but I don't see a way the University of Massachusetts is playing a one-off road game at a MAAC school. There is only a minuscule chance because Wheeler just came from there, but even then you are significantly more likely to do at least a H+H than a one-off road game at a low major.

I would imagine that Fairfield will be in Amherst in 2020-21 to put a bow on a set; I don't think it's more than the H+H either. We'll see what the deal is soon enough I'm sure.

User avatar
MikeUMA
Site Admin
Posts: 10191
Joined: Tue Mar 11, 2003 11:11 pm
Location: Norwalk, CT
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by MikeUMA » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:43 pm

Bridgeport Sound Tigers schedule was released, and they have a home game at 7 PM on 11/9, the day we play Fairfield. Not sure how quickly the Webster Bank Arena staff could do / wants to do a changeover, but my guess is we'll be playing at Fairfield's campus gym
https://fairfieldstags.com/facilities/?id=6

User avatar
DoctorJ
Hall of Fame
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: Western Mass.
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:57 pm

Refuse To Lose!!!

User avatar
DoctorJ
Hall of Fame
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: Western Mass.
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by DoctorJ » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 pm

MikeUMA wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Bridgeport Sound Tigers schedule was released, and they have a home game at 7 PM on 11/9, the day we play Fairfield. Not sure how quickly the Webster Bank Arena staff could do / wants to do a changeover, but my guess is we'll be playing at Fairfield's campus gym
https://fairfieldstags.com/facilities/?id=6
That's a nice looking little gym. I just hope it goes better than our away game vs Central CT a few years back.

I read that the season starts Nov 5 this year. Wouldn't be surprised if Lowell is our first game and on that date but I have no information on the date of the game yet, just a hunch.
Refuse To Lose!!!

UMassfan_19
Junior
Posts: 393
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by UMassfan_19 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:55 pm

Some good content up on Instagram of actual basketball being played. The play we did with Holloway a big where Carl would go to the corner and receive from a posted up Holloway seems like it will be back

User avatar
DoctorJ
Hall of Fame
Posts: 2116
Joined: Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 pm
Location: Western Mass.
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by DoctorJ » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Got a link?^
Refuse To Lose!!!

UMassfan_19
Junior
Posts: 393
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by UMassfan_19 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:49 am

DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Got a link?^
It was on UMass basketball Instagram story can't really link to it

User avatar
InnervisionsUMASS
Hall of Fame
Posts: 14271
Joined: Fri Apr 04, 2003 1:32 am
Location: Milford, MA
Contact:

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:34 am

DoctorJ wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:10 pm
Got a link?^

Download Instagram on your phone.
Stop waiting for UMass to do something big and help UMass do something big. - Shades

UMassfan_19
Junior
Posts: 393
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:03 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by UMassfan_19 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:21 am

Bamford confirms the teams in our non conference schedule says full schedule with dates coming soon https://twitter.com/umassadbamford/stat ... 25824?s=21

User avatar
natwam2547
Senior
Posts: 1542
Joined: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:31 pm

Re: 2019-20 season

Post by natwam2547 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:48 am

Solid. 4 Power 5 teams, 7 NE teams, 2 neutral games in a tournament. Not much to complain about here. Not too watered down, and not too strong. Couple of swing games. I can see anywhere from 5-8 to 8-5 in there. I wonder if the Akron game is part of a football package as well seeing as how the football team is playing them the next 2 seasons.

Post Reply