Preview: UMass Minutemen

Guard Chaz Williams averaged 15.5 points and 7.3 assists per game last season for Massachusetts. Cal Sport Media/AP Images

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.