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Beacon Update

Men’s Basketball: The University of Massachusetts Boston Men’s Basketball team is currently sitting comfortably with a 98 record on the season. They really have found themselves as of late, winning four of their last five games. The key factor to their year so far has been whether they are playing at home or on the road. They have won only one away game yet have lost six times, but have a stellar 83 record at home. With seven games remaining on the schedule and only three at home, the Beacons will be poised to leave everything they have on the court and put themselves in good position for the postseason. 
Women’s Basketball: The UMass Boston Women’s Basketball team has been hot for pretty much the entire seasononly losing back to back games once. They have an overall record of 144 but an even more impressive conference record of 72. They have won five of their last six games, and hope to continue this display of dominance. The Beacons’ home- and road-splits are virtually identical, as they are 62 in their own house and 71 away from home. It will be interesting to see how the rest of the year plays out as they also have seven games to go.
Men’s Ice Hockey: As per usual, the UMass Boston Men’s Hockey team has been playing really well this season. They are 145 and have only lost once at home to go along with eight victories. The Beacons are averaging an impressive 3.78 goals per game, which probably contributes to their conference record of 102. They have six games left, and they are all within the conference. If they can take care of business, they will set themselves up with a very nice seed in the postseason.
Women’s Ice Hockey: The UMass Boston Women’s Hockey team has been struggling lately, but still have time to turn it around. They were sitting at 652 just two weeks ago, but after dropping five of their last six meetings they now have a record of 7102. They also have six games left but only five of them are conference games. The Beacons’ conference record is 452, so they absolutely have an opportunity to improve and make a run in the postseason.