The Blip Gets Bigger
AMHERST, Mass. -- Lots of teams are "off the radar" at this juncture of the season. Non-conference play is never the end-all, be-all and your 10-2 team on January 1 is your 21-win, bubble team come March 1. So it made sense to pay attention to the Atlantic 10-Conference USA clash that took place Tuesday night under the snow-covered green roof of the once-hoppin' Mullins Center.
What unfolded between host UMass and first-time guest Houston was a 95-89 Minuteman win that had equal glimpses of the Phoenix Suns and a possible Phoenix rising in Travis Ford's 11-2 club.