2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Massachusetts Minutemen

By Trevor Lowry
Massachusetts basketball
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Record: 24-8

RPI: 20

BPI: 32

Conference: Atlantic 10 Conference

How They Qualified: At-Large Berth

Region/Seed: Midwest, No. 6


The Massachusetts Minutemen were amazing in non-conference play. They did only lose one game and started the season off with a 10-game win streak.

As a result, the Minutemen were the team to beat entering Atlantic 10 play. They may have not won the conference title, but they still finished fifth in the standings. Not to mention, they will be playing in the NCAA tournament which is really what it is all about in this sport.


What You Need to Know:

Leading Scorer: Chaz Williams (15.8 ppg)

Leading Rebounder: Cady Lalanne (8.0 rpg)

Leading Passer: Chaz Williams (7.0 apg)

Bad Losses: St. Bonaventure, George Mason

Good Wins: LSU, New Mexico, Clemson, Saint Joseph’s, Providence, George Washington, VCU


Chaz Williams is one of the more exciting guards to watch in college basketball. He stands at 5-foot-9 and shoots 36.5 percent from behind the arc. As you can see from the above stats, Williams is the leading scorer and assist man on this team.

As Massachusetts moves further and further in the NCAA tournament –assuming it does– Williams will get more and more buzz. With that said, Cady Lalanne goes under-the-radar sometimes. He is also a player to watch out for on the Minutemen.

Both players helped Massachusetts be a threat in a very competitive A 10 Conference and both players had a lot to do with the team’s success not only in non-conference play, but the entire season as well.

The Massachusetts Minutemen are dancing!


Trevor Lowry is a Senior Writer and Copy Editor at RantSports.com. If you’re a tweeter feel free to follow him @TheTrevorLowry or add him to your network on Google.

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