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Report: UMass forward Maxie Esho out with a concussion

Maxie Esho

Massachusetts’ Maxie Esho dunks the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Fordham, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Amherst, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)


Things are not going well for UMass.

The Minutemen have lost three of their last four games, a stretch that was precipitated by weeks worth of basketball where Derek Kellogg’s club failed to put together the kind of impressive wins you would expect from a top 25 team.

UMass has another tough game tonight, as they will get a visit from La Salle. A loss will drop them to .500 in league play and potentially four games behind first place Saint Louis.

It won’t help matters that Maxie Esho, a reserve forward off the bench averaging 8.3 points and 5.0 boards, will be out of the game with a concussion, according to a report from Jon Rothstein of

Esho suffered the injury in a loss to St. Joseph’s on Saturday.