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ou might think that after that arctic shooting exhibition in Nebraska, offense would be Tennessee's chief concern going back on the road today.
On the contrary, defense has dominated the Vols' preparations for a 5:30 p.m. ESPN game at Massachusetts.
Coach Buzz Peterson was virtually horrified by UT's lax defense in an 80-67 win over UNC-Asheville on Tuesday.
New Year's resolution? Fix things quick.
"We went an hour and 40 minutes (in practice Wednesday)," Peterson said, "and we did no offense except for four minutes of shooting. Everything else was pure defense.
"When we watched our edited tape (of the UNCA game), it was no offense at all, all defense.
"We're trying to make a point that if you play good, solid defense for the full possession, you can be a pretty good ball club.''
UMass (5-5) presents Tennessee (7-1) with only its second road game, as well as its final non-conference game before the SEC schedule begins.
The Vols had considerable momentum going into Christmas break but looked like they were stuffed with fruitcake when they returned to the court against Asheville.
The Bulldogs shot 51.7 percent the first half and scored on eight consecutive possessions early in the second half to take the lead.
"Our principles on defense were so bad,'' Peterson said. "We've got to build better habits.''
Tennessee's defensive effort against Asheville rivaled its offensive showing at Nebraska back on Dec. 13.
The Vols, coming off a 10-day layoff, shot 11.1 percent (3-of-27) in a nightmarish first half at Lincoln and finished at 27.8 percent in a 77-62 loss.
"I think the fact that we played Tuesday will really help us on Saturday,'' said center Brandon Crump.
"I'm excited to go back on the road,'' added Stanley Asumnu. "We don't' want to perform like we did when we went to Nebraska.
"I think we're ready.''
Peterson can only hope so.
"We've got to learn from our mistakes,'' he said.
"Shots don't fall on the road all the time. You've still got to have your defense.''
Scouting UMass: The Minutemen are down to nine scholarship players because of injuries and defections. Five of them are new this year. Sophomore forward Rashaun Freeman, who sat out last year to get eligible, leads in scoring (15.5 ppg) and rebounding (7.8 per game). Center Gabe Lee has blocked 34 shots. Lee is from Camilla, Ga., and won three state titles at Mitchell-Baker High School. Point guard Anthony Anderson shoots 41.9 percent from 3-point range. The Minutemen trailed No. 1 Connecticut by 40 points in the second half Tuesday night but rallied to cut the final margin to 24. UMass is 5-1 at home in the 9,493-seat Mullins Center this year, losing to Harford 72-66 on Nov. 24. UMass' famous basketball alumni include Rick Pitino, Julius Erving and Marcus Camby.
Vol Notes: UT won last year's game in Knoxville, 71-45, the first meeting between the two schools. Sophomore John Winchester, a Stamford, Conn., native, gets a start today before a contingent of family and friends. Today is UT's first basketball game in the state of Massachusetts. Radio announcer Bob Kesling was flying into Boston from Atlanta and the Peach Bowl early today. Color man Bert Bertelkamp traveled with the team on Friday.
e's a Connecticut Yankee on a Southern basketball court.
On Saturday, however, John Winchester will be back on his home turf, or at least as close to it as he's likely to get in his Tennessee career.
Winchester, UT's sophomore guard, has never set foot in Amherst, Mass., but when the Vols (7-1) play the Minutemen (5-5) of the University of Massachusetts in a 5:30 p.m. ESPN game, the Connecticut native will have a cheering section.
"My mom just faxed a whole list of family going to the game," Winchester said. "I'm going to need like 40-plus tickets.''
UT coach Buzz Peterson tries to find a home game for his out-of-state players. UMass, roughly a two-hour drive from Stamford, Conn., got the nod because the Minutemen were available to fill a February open date on UT's home schedule last season.
Winchester, who is averaging 5.9 points, will get his fifth start of the season Saturday.
"I expect to give him a lot of minutes,'' Peterson said, "but he's got to earn them during the game.''
Understandably, the 6-foot-4 guard is excited about the prospect of going home, or at least close to home. His mother, Toni Ruffin, hasn't seen him play since his junior year of high school.
In fact, she hasn't seen him play much at all.
"I was one of those little kids who didn't want my mom to come to a game,'' he said.
"I remember one time in eighth grade, they snuck into a game. I'm bringing the ball down the court and look up and think, 'Dang, that's my brother, ain't it?' Then I see my mom and my grandma.
"Now I'm looking forward for my whole family seeing me play.''
Probably more than any other member of UT's team, Winchester has had a tough adjustment to college life. He's the only Northerner on the team and felt abandoned after assistant coach Kerry Keating, a New Yorker who recruited him, left last summer to take a job at UCLA.
Winchester, who had a disappointing freshman season, considered a transfer and even shopped around. Eventually, he came back to Knoxville and had what Peterson said were "unbelievable" fall workouts before practice officially opened.
"It's just different down here,'' Winchester said. "I'm a city dude. I miss the fast pace, the atmosphere.
"Stamford is right on the New York-Connecticut borderline. The Bronx is like 20 minutes. When I was home Christmas, I was in The Bronx one day, New Jersey, Manhattan. Just the whole metropolitan area is home to me.''
Winchester knows UMass coach Steve Lappas well. He's also good friends with Minutemen guard Art Bowers, a former AAU teammate.
While he still misses being close to his family, Winchester said he's at peace with Tennessee and working to fulfill his potential.
He scored a career-high 13 points against Tennessee Tech before the Christmas break.
"I still feel like I haven't had my breakout game all around,'' Winchester said.
"I've shown some flashes, but I've got to get consistent. I've got to be patient.''
Said Peterson, "John always gives you good hustle and he's a winner.
"He's so competitive he wants to be on the floor all the time. It's hard for him to sit over there because he wants to be out there.''
Saturday, he will be.
MHERST - It couldn't have been a fun week in front of the video screen for University of Massachusetts coach Steve Lappas.
After again watching last year's heartbreaking loss to Connecticut to prepare for Tuesday's game against the Huskies, he had to look again at last year's 71-45 whipping at the hands of Tennessee to get ready for Saturday's 5:30 game against the Volunteers at the Mullins Center.
''To tell you truth, I only watched 10 minutes of the tape of this game from last year,'' Lappas said. ''They're very different, we're very different. So we're going that route.''
While watching last year's tapes against both teams might be painful, preparing for the two teams is similar. Like the Huskies, Tennessee relies on interior size and transition offense.
''They're very similar,'' Lappas said. ''They're a great rebounding team and a great transition team. They want to run. We have to make them play half-court. They're going to press a lot too.''
Lappas said the Minutemen (5-5) can't repeat their slow start against UConn against the high-scoring Vols (84.6 points per game) or the results will be similar.
''I hope what happened last game is going to help us get started in this game,'' Lappas said.
Tennessee (7-1) brings perhaps college basketball's most colorful collection of names to Amherst with a squad that features Boomer (Herndon), Scooter (McFagdon), Major (Wingate) and Pee Wee (Gash).
McFagdon, a 6-foot-5 transfer wing guard from Memphis has fit in immediately and leads the team in scoring at 17.9 points per game.
Brandon Crump, at 6-foot-10, 255-pounds, has dominated inside for the Vols, averaging 17.1 points and 8.1 rebounds. He's scored 20 or more points in four of his last five games.
He's a big reason why Tennessee is outrebounding opponents by an average of 17.8 boards.
Sophomore point guard C.J. Watson leads the Southeastern Conference in assists at 6.75 to go along with 11.6 points per game. He rarely makes mistakes, possessing an assist-to-turnover ratio of 3.18.
This will be just Tennessee's second game on the road as all seven victories came at Thompson-Boling Arena. The lone loss was at Nebraska, 77-62, on Dec. 13. The Vols have won four straight since.
Tennessee has yet to play in a close game as all eight of its games have been decided by at least 10 points.
NOTES: This is the Minutemen's second national TV game of the year. It was originally scheduled for ESPN2, but was switched to ESPN.
Former Minuteman Willie Jenkins, who now plays for Tennessee Tech, had 21 points and 11 rebounds in a 79-61 loss to the Vols.
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MHERST - Massachusetts senior guard Anthony Anderson said it's difficult to assess the Minutemen as they enter Atlantic 10 play this week because "it's still early and we're very young."
Rashaun Freeman gets the step on Boomer Herndon, but the Vol defense put a stop to his game most of the night.
Yesterday, UMass overcame 14 first-half turnovers to lead the Volunteers, 27-26, at halftime.
But a 16-4 Vols run over the first 5:11 of the second half not only offset the Minutemen's first-half effort, but it handed them a deficit they could not overcome.
As a result, a team that last week had a season-high three-game winning streak now enters conference play (Wednesday at home against La Salle) at 5-6 with consecutive defeats.
"We're about how I thought we'd be playing, but I thought our record would be better," said UMass coach Steve Lappas, who added that entering conference play, "I'm confident that we will play hard, I'm confident we are a good defensive team, and I'm confident our guys are going to continue to improve."
UMass center Gabe Lee had a game-high 23 points as well as 10 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead UMass, which finished with 18 turnovers.
Guard Scooter McFadgon had 22 points, 14 in the second half, to lead Tennessee (8-1), which shot 56 percent from the floor in the second half after connecting on just 25 percent in the first.
"The first half was sloppy both ways," said Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson, "but in the second half, we were able to step up and hit some [treys] to give us that comfortable margin."
"It was one of those games where you felt that if someone got a spurt, that would be the difference, and that's what happened," said Lappas. "We could never really get control of the game, and they got control and then we had to play catch-up."
A trey by Anderson (15 points) cut the lead to 47-39 with 11:11 remaining, but Tennessee got a basket by Brandon Crump and a 3-point play by Dane Bradshaw for its biggest lead of the game, 52-39, with 10:20 to go.
The Minutemen said their inconsistency has made it difficult to assess themselves. "You don't know which [shortcoming] it's going to be from game to game," said guard Maurice Maxwell. "One game, it's rebounding. The next, it's turnovers. Then it's getting back on defense when we're playing a running team." Lappas added, "Our goal has to be to find that consistency so we can at least figure how we can assess ourselves as the year goes on, but we really don't know that yet."
MHERST - In the first half of yesterday's game at the Mullins Center, the ball was the elusive object - Tennessee couldn't shoot it, and UMass couldn't keep it.
Jeff Viggiano gets position on Scooter McFadgon.
Scooter McFadgon scored 22 points to lead Tennessee (8-1), which shot 56 percent from the floor after halftime compared to 25 percent in the first frame.
``We've just got to learn to dig in and play tougher defense,'' said UMass freshman Maurice Maxwell, who finished with 12 points. ``We thought we were making them work, and it was like they were getting baskets when they wanted.''
Center Gabe Lee scored a career-high 23 points for the Minutemen and also pulled down 10 rebounds. Anthony Anderson scored 15, while Rashaun Freeman was held to six points but recorded nine boards. The Minutemen (5-6) held a 40-38 rebounding edge but shot only 38 percent to the Vols' 39 percent, and 14 first-half turnovers prevented UMass from gaining a big lead.
``We certainly did enough on defense and on the glass to win the game,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ``Offensively, we struggled today, in the halfcourt especially. It was one of those games when if somebody got a spurt, that was going to be the difference.''
The key sequence began 22 seconds after halftime when the Vols' Jemere Hendrix converted a three-point play to put the visitors up, 29-27. Lee tied it with a layup, but John Winchester and C.J. Watson (14 points) each hit treys from the wing.
Freeman's offensive rebound and lay-in made it 35-31, but Brandon Crump pounded down a dunk, McFadgon made a pair at the line and another triple by Watson pulled Tennessee ahead, 42-31, with 14:48 left. From there, the Vols' lead never was less than eight points.
Tennessee wiped out an early 6-2 UMass lead with seven straight points, and the game was stuck at 11-11 for more than four minutes before Freeman's jumper gave the Minutemen a 13-11 edge with 10:24 to play. Maxwell hit a pair of treys and a fast-break dunk while Lee had a slam and a tip-in, but the Vols closed it to 27-26 at the half.
``The first half was very sloppy, both ways, and we tried to fight through it,'' Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson said. ``In the second half, we stepped up and hit some 3s.''
The Minutemen begin Atlantic 10 play Wednesday at home against La Salle (5-7).
``I'm confident that we'll play hard. We're a good defensive team, and our guys are going to continue to improve,'' Lappas said. ``We're about how I thought we'd be playing, but I thought our record would be a little better.''
MHERST, Mass. - At halftime Saturday, Jemere Hendrix looked around the Tennessee locker room and noticed something disturbing.
Freeman races to the loose ball against Jemere Hendrix.
"And I knew in the second half, I had to get my team some energy.''
And that's exactly what he did.
First possession, Scooter McFadgon misfired on a 3-point shot. Hendrix rose up out of the crowd, grabbed the rebound, stuck the ball in the basket, drew a foul and converted the free throw.
Just like that, Hendrix had made a statement with a hustle play that launched the Vols to a 74-66 win over Massachusetts.
In improving to 8-1 going into SEC play Wednesday, Tennessee exorcised the ghost of its only previous adventure outside Thompson-Boling Arena, a 77-62 debacle at Nebraska in December.
Back on the road before a crowd of 5,041 at the Mullins Center, the Vols broke open a low-scoring, sloppy game with a 16-4 run to open the second half and then held the Minutemen at bay.
"Coming in we were very nervous,'' UT coach Buzz Peterson said. "We didn't have a lot of confidence after Nebraska had handled us pretty good.''
After the first 20 minutes Saturday, the Vols' confidence hadn't grown perceptibly.
They hit only 8 of 32 shots - 25.0 percent - in the first half. Brandon Crump had two fouls and no field goals. McFadgon was 2-of-7 and missing easy shots.
However, unlike Nebraska, this game wasn't a lost cause. Thanks to some sticky defense, Tennessee trailed only 27-26 when it went to the locker room.
"Shooting 25 percent and down one, I felt pretty comfortable with that," Peterson said.
Not nearly as comfortable as he would feel after the Vols shot 55.6 percent the second half.
Hendrix's three-point play put UT up 29-27. UMass (5-6) drew even on a layup by center Gabe Lee (23 points, 10 rebounds), but the Vols were about to calibrate their aim.
John Winchester and C.J. Watson hit consecutive 3-point shots from the same corner and you could almost see the tension lifting from the orange uniforms.
The Minutemen got a basket to make it 35-31, but UT wasn't slowing down.
Crump got a dunk - his first basket - after another offensive rebound by Hendrix. McFadgon hit two free throws and Watson nailed another trey.
At 42-31, the Vols had the separation they needed.
The Minutemen got a couple of buckets to cut a 13-point deficit to 52-43, only to see McFadgon officially end his road slump, scoring 11 of UT's next 13 points.
His timely 3-pointer nipped UMass' newfound momentum in the bud with 8:59 to play, and he closed out his run with a baseline floater to make it 65-53 with 4:24 left.
After that, UMass got no closer than eight. The Vols iced the win with 7-of-8 free-throw shooting in the final 1:03.
McFadgon finished with 22 points. Watson added 14 and Crump rallied for 10.
Hendrix had nine points and matched his career high with 11 rebounds, seven of them in the second half.
Winchester, the Connecticut native playing before a contingent of family and friends, chipped in eight points, two assists, a steal and no turnovers in a career-high 30 minutes.
He was also instrumental in Tennessee's trapping defense that produced eight steals, forced 18 UMass turnovers and a couple of timeouts.
"John did great,'' Peterson said. "I was nervous that he would be too uptight.
"I told him I wasn't going to take him out, to just relax and have fun. He was under control.''
He figured he'd better be.
"I think I focus more playing in front of my family,'' Winchester said, "because I know when I get home I'm going to hear about it.''
Notebook: UT achieved one goal by outscoring UMass at the free-throw line (23-11) and another by holding forward Rashaun Freeman to six points, 9.5 below his average. Boomer Herndon had seven rebounds in nine minutes. Justin Albrecht did not play. He played only four minutes against UNC-Asheville. The Vols are home Wednesday against Georgia. Saturday's game was one of just two appearances this year on ESPN. The other is Jan. 25 against Louisville.
MHERST - The plan was working. The University of Massachusetts men's basketball team had set its defense to shut down Tennessee's strong inside presence and force the Volunteers' inconsistent outside shooters to carry the offense.
It was successful for a half. The Minutemen (5-6) held high-scoring big man Brandon Crump to just two first-half points and despite 14 pre-intermission turnovers, UMass held a one-point lead at the break.
But the Vols, who shot just 25 percent in the first half, found the range. They made three 3-pointers in Tennessee's 16-4 run that opened the second half, turning a one-point UMass lead into an 11-point hole from which the Minutemen could never quite emerge. The Volunteers (8-1) prevailed 74-66 before a season-high 5,041 at the Mullins Center.
''I thought our guys gave a great effort. We outrebounded them. They shot 39 percent. But offensively we struggled today, in the half court especially,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''I'm disappointed because we certainly did enough on defense and on the glass to win the game. Offensively, we just didn't do enough. If we played a decent game offensively, we certainly had a chance to win.''
Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson was relieved.
''In the second half we were able to step up and hit some 3-pointers that gave us a comfort margin. We're extremely happy to get the road win and get ready for SEC play,'' Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson said.
The loss wasted the best offensive performance of Gabe Lee's career, as the junior big man had 23 points (7-for-10 free throws), 10 rebounds and four blocked shots and held Crump to just 10 points. Lee seemed to bristle at the extra adulation resulting from his offense.
''I just hate how people look at games. I play very good defense. Just because I scored a lot of points, I don't feel like I had a good game,'' Lee said. ''I did a good job on Crump. I held him under his average.''
Lee and Rashaun Freeman (nine rebounds) helped the Minutemen become the first team to outrebound the Vols this year. But Tennessee held Freeman's point total to single digits for the second time all season.
Freshman guard Artie Bowers continued to struggle since returning from his sprained ankle. He was scoreless in 16 minutes and turned the ball over four times before Lappas gave Maurice Maxwell the meaningful minutes down the stretch.
Bowers ''has not been right since he got back from the injury,'' said Lappas, who said he did not believe his struggles were health related. ''He was in a good groove right before the injury. Now he's trying to force the issue.''
Scooter McFadgon led Tennessee with 22 points, including 14 in the second half. Crump finished with 10, while Jemere Hendrix had nine points and 11 rebounds.
Lappas picked up his third technical of the season at a costly time with the Minutemen trailing 57-46 with 6 minutes and 35 seconds left. He was caught off guard by the call.
''That's my fault. I apologized to the guys. That's the first time in 16 years that I've got a technical with absolutely no warning,'' Lappas said. ''Usually if you're going to get a technical the guy will tell you 'Next time_' I did not curse. In 16 years I've never cursed a referee. You'd have to ask him (why it was called) - But unfortunately, you're not allowed to ask him.''
The Minutemen had several chances to make it a two-possession game in the final three minutes, but couldn't convert a couple of good looks from 3-point range and Tennessee made enough free throws down the stretch to hold on.
''I'm not looking at this as a moral victory,'' Lappas said. ''We did some good things; we did some bad things. We've got to get the team playing better. Especially with the conference season starting.''
UMass will begin league play at 7 p.m. Wednesday when it hosts La Salle.
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MHERST - Effective self-analysis wasn't easy to come by for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team after Saturday's loss to Tennessee.
At different points in the season's first 11 games, the Minutemen have shown proficiency scoring, rebounding, defending and ball handling, but they've haven't done any of those regularly enough to develop any consistency.
''Our goal has to be to find that consistency,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''We're playing about how I thought we'd play, but I thought our record would be better.''
With the exception of a Feb. 3 game at Rider, the rest of the Minutemen's slate is against league foes. UMass has gone 6-10 in the Atlantic 10 in each of the past two seasons, but Lappas expressed confidence that this team would eventually hit its stride.
''We're going to have a win that's going to be the one that gets everything going in the right direction,'' Lappas said. ''I really think there is going to come a time this year when we will be capable of beating any team in our league.
''That's what we're working toward. We working toward us being a really good team and continuing to make strides. I thought we made some strides between the second half against UConn and (Saturday). We need to keep working hard with a positive frame of mind.''
UMass has a chance to find conference success early as it will open league play with four games against teams - La Salle, George Washington, St. Bonaventure and Duquesne - with a combined record of 19-27. It gets significantly tougher after that.
CAREER HIGH - Gabe Lee's 23-point output made him the third UMass player in the past four games to score at least 20 and reach his career scoring high. Rashaun Freeman scored 23 against Maine, and Jeff Viggiano had 22 against Connecticut.
Four UMass players - those three and Anthony Anderson - have scored at least 20 or more points in a game at least once this season. Last season just three scored 20 or more in a game (Anderson, Mike Lasme and Jackie Rogers).
Seven of the Minutemen's nine scholarship players have scored at least 13 points in a game.
NEXT UP - The Minutemen open league play Wednesday against La Salle, which fell to Seton Hall 86-74 Saturday. The Explorers, who beat UMass 76-57 last year, are 5-7 this season and have never won in Amherst.
MISCELLANEOUS - UMass is 0-2 on ESPN and ESPN2 this season. The Minutemen's only other appearance on that network is Jan. 24 when Temple comes to the Mullins Center.
There were 5,041 fans in attendance Saturday which was the biggest men's basketball crowd at the Mullins Center since Dec. 7, 2002, when UMass and Boston College drew 6,392.
UMass is now 5-8 all time against schools in the Southeastern Conference and 1-3 against schools from Tennessee.
Volunteer sophomore guard John Winchester had eight points in front of a large number of family and friends who drove up from his hometown of Stamford, Conn.
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Official Basketball Box Score Tennessee vs Massachusetts 01/03/04 5:30 p.m. at Amherst, MA(Mullins Center) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITORS: Tennessee ( 8- 1) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 04 CRUMP,Brandon....... f 4-6 0-1 2-3 0 2 2 3 10 1 3 1 1 31 33 HENDRIX,Jemere...... f 3-7 0-0 3-3 5 6 11 1 9 1 0 1 1 26 02 MCFADGON,Scooter.... g 6-15 1-3 9-10 2 1 3 1 22 4 1 0 0 34 05 WINCHESTER,John..... g 2-9 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 8 2 0 0 1 30 32 WATSON,C.J.......... g 4-9 2-3 4-4 2 4 6 2 14 4 3 0 4 35 00 HERNDON,Boomer...... 1-3 0-0 1-2 2 5 7 3 3 0 2 1 0 9 01 WINGATE,Major....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 10 03 ASUMNU,Stanley...... 2-8 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 1 13 23 BRADSHAW,Dane....... 1-2 0-0 2-4 0 3 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 12 TEAM................ 1 2 3 Totals.............. 23-59 5-10 23-28 14 24 38 16 74 14 13 3 8 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-32 25.0% 2nd Half: 15-27 55.6% Game: 39.0% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-4 25.0% 2nd Half: 4-6 66.7% Game: 50.0% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 9-10 90.0% 2nd Half: 14-18 77.8% Game: 82.1% 3,2
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: Massachusetts ( 5- 6) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 01 FREEMAN,Rashaun..... f 2-8 0-0 2-2 2 7 9 4 6 2 2 0 1 27 22 VIGGIANO,Jeff....... f 4-8 0-2 0-1 4 1 5 5 8 0 1 2 1 24 02 LEE,Gabe............ c 8-17 0-1 7-10 5 5 10 2 23 0 2 4 0 37 12 ANDERSON,Anthony.... g 5-11 4-8 1-2 1 4 5 2 15 7 4 0 2 39 34 BOWERS,Art.......... g 0-4 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 16 00 MARTIN,Brennan...... 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 05 LASME,Stephane...... 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 0 0 3 2 0 12 11 MAXWELL,Maurice..... 4-9 3-5 1-2 0 2 2 2 12 4 2 0 3 31 13 CHADWICK,Chris...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 TEAM................ 1 1 2 Totals.............. 24-63 7-21 11-17 16 24 40 19 66 15 18 8 7 200
TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-26 42.3% 2nd Half: 13-37 35.1% Game: 38.1% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 4-15 26.7% Game: 33.3% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 9-13 69.2% Game: 64.7% 3
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: Bernard Clinton, Sean Hull, Olandis Poole Technical fouls: Tennessee-None. Massachusetts-TEAM. Attendance: 5041 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total Tennessee..................... 26 48 - 74 Massachusetts................. 27 39 - 66