UMass Lowell begins its first season in America East in 2013-14.
UMass Lowell begins its first season in America East in 2013-14.
Courtesy: America East Communications

UMass Lowell Men's Basketball Capsule

Release: 10/17/2013

Each weekday through Oct. 29, an America East men's basketball team will be profiled on with a team capsule, head coach interview and info graphics.


Schedule     2012-13 Stats

Head Coach: Pat Duquette

Year at School: 1st

*2012-13 Record: *15-13, 10-12 NE10

*Finish: 8th (No. 8 seed, 1-1)

Postseason: None

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/5

Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2

Newcomers: 5

Top Returnees: Akeem Williams, Sr., 19.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg in 12-13

                        ^Antonio Blivins, Sr., 15.5 ppg, 7.4 rpg in 12-13

                          Chad Holley, So., 11.2 ppg, 3.2 apg in 12-13            

    *Record in Northeast 10 (Division II)

   ^ Expected to miss season due to injury


  • UMass Lowell begins its first season as a Division I program in 2013-14.
  • The River Hawks reached the NCAA Division II tournament four of the last five seasons, but was 15-13 a year ago, good for eighth place in the Northeast 10 Conference.
  • Pat Duquette was named UMass Lowell's head coach in May.
  • Duquette is a Division I head coach for the first time but has been a Division I assistant/associate coach for the past 16 years, including three at Northeastern and 13 at Boston College.
  • The River Hawks will have nine contributors and three starters back from last year's team.
  • Senior guard Akeem Williams will lead the way, after pacing the Northeast 10 in scoring last season (19.9 ppg) and earning first-team all-conference honors.
  • UMass Lowell averaged 76.3 points per game last year by shooting 45.3 percent overall from the field and 37.2 percent from three-point land.
  • The River Hawks will play a challenging non-league schedule that includes national runner-up Michigan and Cincinnati.
  • UMass Lowell opens league play at home on Dec. 18 against Vermont.