UMASS LOWELL RIVERHAWKS BASKETBALL
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UMASS Lowell Riverhawks Basketball Tickets
Team: UMASS Lowell River Hawks
Sport: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball
Conference: America East
Home Games: Tsongas Center
Head Coach: Pat Duquette
UMASS Lowell River Hawks Basketball TicketsThe UMASS Lowell River Hawks have been shooting hoops since 1975 when the school was founded in the merger of the Lowell Technological Institute and Lowell State College. Located on the banks of the Merrimack River in northern Massachusetts, the team plays its home games at the Tsongas Center on campus. Although UMASS Lowell River is a fairly new team in NCAA Division I sports, it has been making strides to improve its status in the league. In the 2017-18 season, the team led the America East Conference by scoring an average of 76.2 points per game. The River Hawks have rivals throughout the northeast such as the Maine Black Bears, New Hampshire Wildcats and Hartford Hawks. Get your UMASS Lowell River Hawks' basketball tickets at StubHub.
Where does the River Hawks' basketball team play?When the team is at home, the River Hawks play at the Tsongas Center or the Costello Athletic Center on campus in Lowell. However, other UMASS Lowell River Hawks' basketball games happen throughout the northeast. Some are as close as Boston. Others involve more travel like going up against the Maine Black Bears in Bangor. The longest trip of the coming season is an away game against the Michigan Wolverines in Ann Arbor.
Who are the coaching staff members for the UMASS Lowell River Hawks?Coach Pat Duquette has been the head coach of the River Hawks men’s basketball team since 2013. He is credited for leading the team to its current place in NCAA Division I sports and making it competitive within the America East Conference. Coach Duquette came to Lowell after three years as the associate head coach of the Northeastern University basketball program. He currently has three assistant coaches working with him: Biko Paris, Nick Leonardelli and Louis Hinnant.
What conference does the UMASS Lowell River Hawks' team play in?The River Hawks' team is part of the America East Conference of the NCAA. It is composed primarily of smaller universities in the northeast like the University of Maine and the University of New Hampshire. It also includes some upstate New York schools like Binghamton University and SUNY Albany. Conference games are critical for the River Hawks as the team leads to a coveted spot in the conference championship. You can expect larger student crowds for games against conference teams.
Do the River Hawks have any major rivals?The River Hawks are relatively new to NCAA Division I sports. As such, the team's major rivals are some of the powerhouses in the northeast, especially among sister schools, UMASS Amherst and UMASS Boston. The team also wants to make its mark in the league by doing well against more-established schools like the University of Michigan and Ohio State.
What is the UMASS Lowell River Hawks' basketball schedule like?One of the challenges for the River Hawks is the amount of travel to reach competitive teams. Every year, the schedulers try to strike a balance between distance and challenge. The current schedule includes 31 games with 15 at home. Many of the away games are within two hours of the school, minimizing the distance for both players and fans.
How big is the UMASS Lowell River Hawks' basketball stadium?The Tsongas Center opened in 1998 to serve as a venue for sports and entertainment. It hosts concerts throughout the year and is the home to the River Hawks' hockey and basketball teams. The facility has a seating capacity of about 7,800 for basketball games. There is ample on-site parking for most events and additional parking at nearby facilities. The Tsongas Center is fully wheelchair accessible.
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