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BYU basketball: Breaking down UMass, Cougars' next opponent

Published: Thursday, July 30 2015 9:23 p.m. MDT

Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams (3) passes around Xavier guard Dee Davis (11) in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (Al Behrman, AP) Massachusetts guard Chaz Williams (3) passes around Xavier guard Dee Davis (11) in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) (Al Behrman, AP)

The Cougars hit the road on Saturday to face their third ranked opponent of the young 2013-14 season as they face No. 21 UMass at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass.

UMass earned its first AP Top 25 ranking since the 1998-99 season after upsetting No. 19 New Mexico and beating Clemson to win the Charleston Classic. Clearly, this team deserves BYU’s full attention.

From Chaz Williams to Cady Lalanne, here’s everything you need to know about the Minutemen.

Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @MasterPeavler

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