There are few positive things that come from being ineligible for the NCAA Tournament for a Division I basketball coach, but one of them might be a little ease on the pressure that most of their other brethren in the coaching fraternity feel.
This is doubly so for UMass Lowell coach Pat Duquette, whose team (due to the transition period from Division II to Division I) won’t be a contender for the America East championship until 2018. Add that to the fact that Duquette was forced to replace almost everyone from last season’s surprising team that went 8-8 in its inaugural season in America East and was picked dead last again this season.
Continue reading “Three Thoughts: Hartford 68, UMass Lowell 62 (OT)”
Entering his second season with eight freshmen, UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette did not know what to expect. Continue reading “UMass Lowell Powered by Defense to Three Straight Wins”
The America East picked up a grand total of three wins over the season’s first four days. However, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been positive signs from some of the league’s best teams. Providence currently leads the conference standings with victories over Albany and Binghamton, if only they played in the league full time. Meanwhile, Vermont is 1-1 in the MAAC. Here is the first edition of the America East Stock Watch on who is up, down and what numbers to worry about heading into this week.
Continue reading “America East Stock Watch: Nov. 18”
UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette has been adamant that he would like to build his program from the ground up. Continue reading “UMass Lowell Seizes Opportunity With Graduate Transfer Marco Banegas-Flores”
As UMass Lowell opens their second season in Division I, the main question head coach Pat Duquette has is who will play when they open the season at Ohio State. Continue reading “Roster Questions Abound for UMass Lowell’s Pat Duquette”
After the first season in the school’s Division I history ended on February 27 with a victory over Maine, UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette knew that his program’s challenge next season would be almost as difficult as their first season. Continue reading “UMass Lowell’s Pat Duquette Facing Brand New Challenges in Season Two”
While the River Hawks might graduate Akeem Williams and America East Sixth Man of the Year Antonio Bivins, one senior will be returning to the program.
UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette confirmed that Kerry Weldon will return to the team to exercise his final season of eligibility. Continue reading “UMass Lowell’s Kerry Weldon to Return for his Final Season”
With half of the America East conference schedule finished – eight teams played their eighth league game last night – now is the perfect time to break out some tempo-free numbers. Continue reading “Tempo-Free America East: Vermont Leads the Way”
When UMass Lowell head coach Pat Duquette was dealt injuries to freshman Jahad Thomas and senior Antonio Bivins over the summer, he knew he needed bodies to practice when the fall came.
Continue reading “Tyler Livingston a Find for UMass Lowell’s Duquette”
One of the biggest reasons the UMass Lowell River Hawks have started 3-2 in America East play has been the return of senior Antonio Bivins. Continue reading “UMass Lowell’s Antonio Bivins Returns to Boost Riverhawks”