Preview: UMass Minutemen

Post defense, 3-point shooting will be key for Minutemen this season

Updated: September 30, 2013, 1:04 PM ET
By Jordan Brenner | ESPN Insider

Chaz WilliamsCal Sport Media/AP ImagesGuard Chaz Williams averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 assists per game last season for Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Minutemen

2012: 21-12 (9-7 A-10)
In-conference offense: 1.08 points per possession (4th)
In-conference defense: 1.03 points allowed per possession (9th)

With Chaz Williams, UMass always has a chance. The 5-foot-9 senior is back for one more season after his sterling play (15.5 points, 7.3 assists, 4.2 rebounds per game) earned him all-conference honors in 2012-13. "He's done a real good job solidifying our program," coach Derek Kellogg says.

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