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Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis transfer Keon Clergeot told ESPN he committed to UMass.

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Calipari attends Camby's UMass graduation

Marcus Camby is a UMass graduate, more than two decades after he became a hoops legend at the school. In attendance for the ceremony was another former UMass icon, Kentucky coach John Calipari.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Charleston Southern transfer Armel Potter will visit George Washington and UMass this month. Averaged 12.7 points and 3.2 assists.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Gardner-Webb transfer Laquincy Rideau has already visited Florida Gulf Coast. Heads to Middle Tennessee today, South Florida this weekend, and UMass on Monday. 14.2 PPG, 5.2 APG, 3.0 SPG.

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LIU Brooklyn hires Kellogg as head coach

Former UMass coach Derek Kellogg has been named the head coach at LIU Brooklyn, with the school announcing the hiring Tuesday.

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Watch 30 For 30: One and Not Done

In case you missed Thursday night's 30 For 30 film on Kentucky head coach John Calipari, you can watch the full replay right here.

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Vote: What is your opinion of John Calipari?

ESPN's newest 30-for-30 documentary, "One and Not Done," focuses on Kentucky men's basketball coach John Calipari. How do you feel about one of college hoops' most polarizing figures?

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Memphis transfer Keon Clergeot is considering Florida Gulf Coast and UMass.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics forward Al Horford, who is familiar with Matt McCall from their Florida days, on McCall getting hired at UMass: "He's a great guy. Just very energetic. Somebody that I feel like he's going to be successful wherever he goes, that's just the feeling I got, even when he got the Chattanooga job a couple years ago. Obviously, UMass is a big job for him. I think he'll be really successful there."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

UMass expected to interview Boston Celtics and former Butler/Purdue assistant Micah Shrewsberry again next week, source told ESPN.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

This could be very interesting for UMass and Pat Kelsey. Read this statement from AD Ryan Bamford: "The Memorandum of Understanding has a buy-out clause. It doesn't speak to specific jobs. It just speaks to his responsibility to buy the contract out once he has executed that agreement. For the first two years of the execution, it is $1 million. We have to work through that piece."

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

UMass announces Pat Kelsey asked out of his agreement at 3:30 p.m. Kelsey said in a statement that he asked out due to personal reasons. He said this decision was personal, nothing to do with UMass. He apologized in the statement. Kelsey was on campus Wednesday. Kelsey's photo is still the background on the UMass basketball twitter page. UMass released him, but the statement from AD Ryan Bamford said the school is still figuring out how this "impacts the executed Memorandum of Understanding." UMass will renew its search for a coach.

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Kelsey backs out at UMass two days after hire

Pat Kelsey has decided not to take the UMass job, citing "personal reasons" for his decision. He instead will return as coach of Winthrop.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Great hire by UMass in Pat Kelsey. Said many times, Kelsey gets it. He is all class and isn't afraid to speak out on common sense issues.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UMass officially announces Pat Kelsey as its new head coach:

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UMass names Winthrop's Kelsey new coach

UMass has named Winthrop's Pat Kelsey as its new head coach after Derek Kellogg was fired earlier this month.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Winthrop's Pat Kelsey will be the next head coach at UMass, sources told ESPN.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

UMass has hired Winthrop coach Pat Kelsey, sources told ESPN. Heck of a move by athletic director Ryan Bamford.

Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer 

Trend is brewing now with major coaching hires: younger or coaches with less than five years of head coaching experience. Not saying it's right or wrong but it is the trend: LSU, Washington, NC State, Illinois. Outliers are Counzo Martin to Missouri and Brian Gregory to South Florida, so far. Will be interesting to see how Cal, Oklahoma State and UMass handle. Can't see Indiana going in this direction.

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Woman says UMass coaches intimidated her

A woman is alleging in a lawsuit that UMass basketball staff members intimidated her in an effort to keep her quiet about potentially damaging information about the team and staff.

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UMass fires coach Kellogg after 15-18 season

After a disappointing season for UMass, athletic director Ryan Bamford opted to make a move and fire Derek Kellogg, a former Minuteman player who spent the past nine seasons as their head coach.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

UMass has parted ways with head coach Darek Kellogg after nine seasons, sources told ESPN.

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.8208th
Rebounds Per Game35.9167th
Assists Per Game16.031st
Points Allowed71.9170th

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Tournament History

Final Fours1
Tournament Record11-9
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances9