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LEAN, N.Y. - The game will be played.
The last time the University of Massachusetts and St. Bonaventure were on each others' schedule, that turned out not to be the case. They didn't play March 5 last year when St. Bonaventure forfeited its final two games. Forward Jamil Terrell was ruled ineligible for failing to meet junior college transfer guidelines. After St. Bonaventure was forced to forfeit 12 wins and barred from the postseason, the players boycotted their final two games.
Barring a natural disaster, this one will happen tonight at 7 at the Reilly Center. New Bonnie coach Anthony Solomon will guarantee it. But how well it's going to be played is another story as it features a pair of struggling basketball teams.
The game will either end the Minutemen's four game losing streak or the Bonnies' five-game slide.
St. Bonaventure checks in at 4-9, while UMass is 5-8. Both teams are winless in league play. The Bonnies' struggles stem from lack of depth and size.
The problems don't come from Marques Green. The generously listed 5-foot-7 point guard is the best player in the Atlantic 10 not named Jameer Nelson. Green's 24.1 points per game leads the conference and his 5.3 assists per game is third in the A-10.
UMass senior point guard Anthony Anderson said facing Green makes for a long night.
''It's worse when he's guarding you. He's a pest on defense. He's short. He's quick as hell. He can shoot it from anywhere on the court,'' Anderson said. ''He's like a shorter version of (La Salle's) Gary Neal. He's definitely hard to guard. He had 43 a couple weeks ago. He puts up a lot of points.''
Almost all of Bona's offense comes from the perimeter. Patrick Lottin is averaging 12.9 points and Moe Young is at 12.6.
Giving up points has been a problem for Solomon's squad. whose average of 77 points allowed is the worst in the A-10.
The Bonnies are winless on the road but much better at home, where they've gone 4-1. Most fans seem to have forgiven last year's embarrassment and have continued to make the Reilly Center one of the toughest places to play in the Atlantic 10.
''It's a great environment to play in,'' Anderson said. ''It's a tough place to play, but it's one we can definitely get.''
His confidence may stem from the fact that the Minutemen have won each of his previous trips to Olean. A big reason for those two victories was the outside shooting of reserve Brennan Martin, who reset his career high both times he played at the Reilly Center. While Martin didn't get off the bench in he Minutemen's 76-61 loss to George Washington Saturday, Lappas said that could change tonight.
''If they're going to play a zone for 40 minutes, which I anticipate, he definitely could be a factor in this game,'' Lappas said.
The Minutemen are 0-4 away from the Mullins Center this year, but Lappas thinks getting the team away from campus, with nothing to think about except basketball, could be a good thing.
''I think right now it's not a bad thing to be on the road,'' Lappas said. ''We've been in this (Campus Center) hotel for the past couple weeks. I think going on the road somewhere together will probably help us.''
Regardless of who plays the biggest role or where the game is, Anderson said the Minutemen need to win tonight and Sunday at Duquesne (noon) to begin the process of righting their ship.
''These next two are real big for us,'' Anderson said. ''We have to go into St. Joe's 2-2. We have to.''
Sophomore Jeff Viggiano agreed.
''I think the next two or three games are very big,'' he said. ''They're almost must-win games. They're on the road and its always tough to win on the road, but our next two games we have a good chance of winning.''
Lappas was focused on getting one at a time.
''I don't want to put that kind of pressure on anybody, but we need to win,'' Lappas said. ''There's no two ways about it. I don't want to go as far ahead as Sunday. Let's win Wednesday.''
NOTES: The Bonnies are expected to learn shortly from the NCAA the penalty from last year's eligibility scandal.
''We haven't been following it,'' Solomon said. ''We're just waiting on their response which will come later this month or sometime in February.''
Matt Vautour can be reached at email@example.com.
T. BONAVENTURE - Mired in the middle of a five-game losing streak, the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team gets just what it needs.
A date with its home crowd at the Reilly Center.
The Bonnies play their first home game in nearly a month tonight, when they host Massachusetts (7 o’clock, WHDL-AM, WPIG-FM, www.gobonnies.com).
“Like they said in the Wizard of Oz: There’s no place like home,” said Bona coach Anthony Solomon.
The Bonnies (4-9, 0-2 A-10) are 4-1 at the RC this year but haven’t played in their home gym since a Dec. 20 win over North Texas.
They haven’t won since that day, either.
Bona has played its last five games on the road and lost them all. The Bonnies need a win tonight to avoid their longest losing streak since closing the 1992-93 season with 10 consecutive losses.
“We’re trying to get a win, that’s the important thing,” said point guard Marques Green. “It doesn’t matter if we’re in Nebraska or Olean.”
The Bonnies will face a UMass team (5-8, 0-2) that’s in the middle of its own losing streak. The Minutemen have lost four straight.
Bona is coming off one of its most disappointing losses of the season, a six-point defeat at Fordham on Saturday.
And the Bonnies’ recent road swing has been a trying time for the team, both physically and mentally.
Junior forward Cortez Sutton didn’t play in Bona’s last two games because of a recurring foot injury. He hasn’t practiced this week and isn’t expected to play tonight.
The Bonnies spent eight of the first 10 days of the new year on the road, traveling to Boston College, then going to Dayton and New York for its first two A-10 contests.
Fatigue is even more of a factor for the Bonnies this year, because they’re so shorthanded. With Sutton out, there are just eight healthy scholarship players.
“It was tiring, traveling, getting off a plane and on a bus,” said sophomore guard Ahmad Smith. “In New York, we were traveling 30 minutes (from the hotel) to get to the gym. We didn’t admit it after the (Fordham) game, but we were tired. Last year, we had people come in and play spot minutes here or there. This year, we’ve got eight people, so two or three people are playing 30-35 minutes every game.”
What’s made this losing streak even more frustrating for the Bonnies is that they have been in every game. The Bonnies led at halftime at Dayton and Fordham but couldn’t hold on in the second half.
“It’s the little things,” Green said. “It always comes down to missed opportunities offensively and defensively — a missed shot here, missed free throws there, rebounds ... it’s always the little things that kill us.”
Green has been outstanding lately, even by his standards. He is now fourth in the nation in scoring (24.6 points per game) and leads the nation in steals (4.4 per game).
But the Bonnies haven’t gotten consistent production from the rest of the lineup.
“The things that we do well, we’ve got to do them for longer stretches of the game,” Solomon said. “We’re close in these games, but when it comes down to making the big defensive stop, which includes getting the rebounds, we haven’t been able to do that.”
In UMass, the Bonnies face a team that has also struggled with consistency. The Minutemen won three in a row earlier this season and nearly topped Boston College. They’ve also lost by 40 at Texas Tech, were drubbed by Connecticut and lost to Central Connecticut State and Hartford.
Senior guard Anthony Anderson is once again the team’s leader, while first-year forward Rashaun Freeman, who’s averaging nearly 15 points and eight rebounds, is the early favorite for A-10 Rookie of the Year.
“We need him to be a junior right now,” UMass coach Steve Lappas said of Freeman. “Right now, he’s got a lot on his shoulders, and I think it’s tough. As a freshman, he shouldn’t have the weight of the world on his shoulders, but he does.”
The Minutemen have won their last two games at the RC, including a six-point victory last season.
“I’ve gone up there with two different teams, and I’ve got a completely new team this year,” Lappas said. “Our biggest problem is continuity. But we’ve shot the ball well up there, played well offensively up there the last two years.”
Anderson and Freeman give UMass the kind of inside-outside attack that stretches defenses and has given Bona problems all year.
“I’ve been playing UMass for four years now, and it’s the same thing every year,” Green said. “They’re a good hard-nosed team, Anderson’s good ... it’s the A-10, you can throw out all the records. It’s going to come down to who wants it more.”
LEAN, N.Y. - Stumbling turned into hobbling for the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team Wednesday, as the Minutemen lost their fifth straight game 77-71 to St. Bonaventure at the Reilly Center.
Junior Gabe Lee left the game with an ankle injury in the second half and Jeff Viggiano never got in with a charley horse. The loss left the Minutemen (5-9, 0-3 Atlantic 10) in last place in the A-10 East as the league's only winless team.
''We didn't know Vig couldn't play until shoot-around and then when Gabe went down, it was like what else can go wrong,'' senior point guard Anthony Anderson said.
UMass continues its three-game road trip at noon Sunday at Duquesne. The Dukes upset Xavier, 71-58, Wednesday night at the Palumbo Center.
''It's frustrating because of the injuries, even to Marcus Cox and Alassane Kouyate,'' coach Steve Lappas said, referring to two scholarship players who are out for the season. ''It's frustrating because the guys we expected to have aren't out there now.''
Lee banked in a foul-line jumper with just under 10 minutes left that cut the Minuteman deficit to five points at 59-54. As he hopped and limped back on defense, he couldn't stay with his man and after Ahmad Smith hit a baseline layup, Lee crumpled to the floor with 9:33 left.
UMass, which had already been selectively employing a one-inside and four-perimeter lineup, used it for the rest of the game. When Rashaun Freeman picked up his fourth foul and freshman Stephane Lasme struggled, Lappas even briefly used a five-perimeter player lineup with Brennan Martin guarding the center. Lee tried to return briefly, but hobbled off again.
''I knew not having Jeff Viggiano, especially in this type of game, because they play small so much, would hurt us,'' Lappas said. ''When we got injuries and foul trouble during the game too, it made our depth even more questionable. We were really playing much of the second half smaller than they were.''
He was unsure of the severity of Lee's injury.
''I felt good when he wanted to go back in, but then he went down again,'' Lappas said. ''I have no idea.''
The Minutemen cut the deficit to three points on a trey by Artie Bowers with 3:19 remaining. But Patrick Lottin scored driving to the basket at the other end, and after Freeman missed two free throws the Minutemen could never get the game within one possession again.
The loss wasted a great shooting night for Anderson. Against the Bonaventure zone, Anderson played most of the game off the ball and scored 26 points (6-for-9 from 3-point range). He also led the Minutemen with eight rebounds.
Freeman added 19 points.
Marques Green scored eight of the Bonnies' first 10 points, but struggled against the UMass box-and-one defense after that. He finished with 15 points, well below his 24.1 points-per-game average entering the game. But Lottin and Smith picked up for him with 22 and 17 points respectively.
Despite having superior size, the Minutemen struggled to rebound against the Bonnies even before Lee went down. St. Bonaventure, which came in as one of the A-10's worst rebounding teams, outboarded UMass, 37-32.
''That's been our problem all year,'' Anderson said. ''We got outrebounded by statistically the worst rebounding team in our league.''
''We did not do a good job of boxing out,'' Lappas said.
Anderson, who earlier made the point that winning Wednesday and Sunday was critical, said the team now needs to bounce back quickly.
''Our backs are against the wall now,'' Anderson said. ''Sunday is a must win.''
Matt Vautour can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEAN, N.Y. - It would have seemed inconceivable before the tip-off that the University of Massachusetts men's basketball team could take Marques Green out of the game and still lose. But it happened Wednesday night. Green looked like he was going to have a big game early when he scored eight of St. Bonaventure's first 10 points seven minutes into the game, but UMass changed the chaser in its box-and-one defense moving Maurice Maxwell off him in favor of Chris Chadwick.
Green was scoreless for the next 23:35 until he hit a 3-pointer with 11:33 left in the game.
''We did a great job on Marques, who is a great player,'' UMass coach Steve Lappas said. ''It's probably one of the lowest point totals he's had. But we did not do a good job on the other guys and we did not do a good job on the backboard.''
While Green concentrated on screening and passing (six assists), his teammates carried the scoring load. Pat Lottin had 22, but he's usually a reliable scorer. It was Ahmad Smith's 17 and Kern Carter's nine points that really lifted the Bonnies.
''We spent yesterday practicing and anticipating UMass to use a box-and-one and taking Marques Green out,'' Bonnie coach Anthony Solomon said. ''Other players have to be able to make plays. Kern Carter and Ahmad Smith were exceptional in doing that tonight.''
UMass senior guard Anthony Anderson said, ''We knew Lottin and Smith were great players and we knew they were going to score too, but it was our defensive rebounding. That's been the story all year.''
Green said he expected the game to go the way it did.
''I knew it was coming. I remember playing against them last year. I knew they were going to go box-and-one,'' he said. ''Other guys need to step up and they did. This team really stays with the box-and-one.''
Green, who entered the game leading the nation with 4.4 steals had none against the Minutemen.
''But I didn't have any turnovers either,'' he said. ''I'll take that.''
PITINO, ERVING COMING TO TOWN - Two of the highest profile UMass alumni will be on hand to honor Al Skinner as Julius Erving and Rick Pitino will both participate in the Feb. 18 halftime ceremony when Skinner's jersey with his No. 30 will be retired.
Former UMass coach and current radio commentator Jack Leaman - who coached Erving, Skinner and Pitino - said Associate Chancellor for Advancement Elizabeth Dale gave him that news.
VIGGIANO OUT - UMass sophomore forward Jeff Viggiano was out of the lineup after suffering a charley horse in practice Monday. Freshman Artie Bowers started in his place. It was the first time this season Lappas has started three rookies as Bowers joined Maxwell and Rashaun Freeman in the lineup.
The game was the first miss of Viggiano's career. He is likely to be back in action for the Sunday's game and could play significant minutes at power forward should Gabe Lee, who hurt his ankle Wednesday, not be able to play.
NO MARTIN HEROICS - In two previous trips to the Reilly Center, Brennan Martin's shooting played a significant role in the two Minuteman victories, with nine and 10 points respectively. He never got open last night in 10 minutes of action and didn't attempt a shot.
LEAGUE TROUBLES - The conference struggles for UMass under Lappas continued. The Minutemen are 12-25 in Atlantic 10 play since the start of the 2001-02 season and have started 0-3 in all three of those seasons.
NEXT UP - The Minutemen stay on the road to face Duquesne at noon Sunday in Pittsburgh. The Dukes are coming off their biggest win of the season, a 71-58 effort at home against Xavier.
MISCELLANEOUS - Martin, who entered the game with just four rebounds all season, had two against the Bonnies matching his season-high.
The eight UMass turnovers tied a season low, matching the mark set in its loss to Connecticut. The five-game losing streak matched the team's longest under Lappas. The Minutemen haven't lost six consecutive games since the 2000-01 season.
Anderson, who played a lot of shooting guard in the game, was held without an assist for just the third time in his career.
One of St. Bonaventure's Friars held a sign up during the game that read, ''The only Mass I don't like is UMass.''
Matt Vautour can be reached at email@example.com.
T. BONAVENTURE - There were no surprises at the Reilly Center on Wednesday night.
The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team knew Massachusetts would play a defense specifically designed to stop Marques Green, the Bonnies’ star point guard.
The Bonnies expected it. They spent two days preparing for it. And they beat it, earning a 77-71 Atlantic 10 win.
It was a much-needed victory for the Bonnies (5-9, 1-2 A-10) — and not just because it snapped a five-game losing streak or was the team’s first league win.
This was a big win because everyone contributed.
This wasn’t one of those games where Green single-handedly carried the Bonnies. Green, who entered the game fourth in the nation in scoring, was held to his third-lowest point total of the season by UMass’ box-and-one defense.
“I’m not even tired,” Green said, “I really didn’t have to do too much.”
The Bonnies found their offense elsewhere.
“We spent a lot of time preparing and expecting UMass to play us box-and-one,” said Bona coach Anthony Solomon. “We had to accept that they were going to deny Marques the ball and that other people were going to have to make plays within their own abilities.”
Patrick Lottin scored a team-high 22 points off the bench, hitting 4-of-6 from three-point land. Ahmad Smith had 17 points and seven rebounds, while Kern Carter added a career-high nine points and added four rebounds and three assists.
“I talked to all three of them, and I told them the key is tomorrow,” said Green, who finished with 15 points and six assists. “Are they going to relax, just chill and just go through the motions in practice? Or are they going to get here early and get their shots up and stay hungry, wanting to play just as good against Rhode Island (on Saturday)? They all gave me the nod and said yeah, you’re right.”
A BOX-AND-ONE is a defense designed to isolate and stop one particular player. One man always guards the player you’re trying to stop, while the other four play zone.
UMass played a box-and-one on Green last year, after he had 19 points in the first half of the team’s game at the RC. The defense shut down Green in the second half, and Minutemen rallied to win.
This year, the Bonnies were prepared.
“There were no surprises at all,” Lottin said. “Coach Solomon did a really good job of getting us ready.”
Smith added, “We just had to go out there and execute.”
UMass guards Anthony Anderson and Chris Chadwick split time guarding Green, and they were on him like glue. Green, who came into the game averaging an A-10 best 24 points per game, was held scoreless for more than 23 minutes.
But the Bonnies didn’t fall apart without Green scoring. They attacked the UMass zone patiently and intelligently.
Smith had 11 points in the first half, while Carter added seven as Bona rallied from an early seven-point deficit to tie the game by halftime. Both players found and exploited the holes in the Minuteman’s zone — Smith by hitting mid-range jump shots, Carter by driving to the basket.
“Kern and Ahmad were exceptional tonight, and they did it in a way that allowed them to be effective,” Solomon said. “A lot of times when you face a box-and-one, you get everyone thinking that they need to shoot a three. The shots that Ahmad took were shots he was really good at making. the drives and slashes to the bucket are shots that Kern Carter is comfortable taking.”
The Bonnies broke the game open early in the second half with a 12-2 run. Lottin hit a pair of threes in that run, part of a 15-point half for him.
“We did a great job defending Marques Green,” said UMass coach Steve Lappas. “He is a great player. We did not play do a great job defending their other players.”
UMass (5-9, 0-3) hung around the entire second half, keeping the game close. But down the stretch, the Minutemen’s inexperience showed. With sophomore Jeff Viggiano out with an injured leg, and junior center Gabe Lee leaving the game in the second half with an injured ankle, UMass was playing with four first-year players in the second half.
Anderson, who hit his first four three-pointers in the opening minutes, finished with a game-high 26 points and eight rebounds. Rashaun Freeman added 19 points but never established himself as a low-post presence.
UMass has lost five in a row, the longest losing skid since Lappas’ first year with the program.
Meanwhile, the Bonnies head into Saturday’s home showdown with Rhode Island on a positive note.
“Everybody played and contributed in some way,” said forward Moe Young. “We’re just happy to win ... any way we could get it, we’re just happy to get it.”
T. BONAVENTURE - OK, so you can find one bad thing to say about the St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team’s six-point win over Massachusetts on Wednesday.
It’s not going to help Marques Green’s standing among the nation’s stat leaders.
Green entered the game tops in the nation in steals (4.4 per game) and fourth in scoring (24.1 points per game).
He scored 15 points — his third lowest total of the season — in the Bonnies’ 77-71 win.
Green had 13 points in Bona’s win over North Texas and six in a loss at Creighton. He was suspended for Bona’s loss to Kent State for a violation of team policy.
Green also did not have a single steal on Wednesday.
“It’s been a long time since I didn’t have a steal in a game,” Green said.
Actually, the last time was Dec. 6 in a home loss to Canisius. Before that, the last time Green went without a steal was at Xavier in January 2003.
“Some games are just like that,” Green said. “I didn’t have no turnovers neither, and I’ll take that.”
Green is still tied with Shandue McNeil for second place in school history with 271 career steals. Tim Winn is Bona’s all-time leader with 319.
Green did have six assists to move him to within 30 of breaking McNeil’s career-mark of 616.
Green also became the 11th Bona player to score more than 1,500 career points. He has 1,513 — 59 behind Rocky Llewellyn.
Other leftover stats, facts and figures from Wednesday’s game:
- Remember when Bona-UMass was the biggest game of the year and sold out weeks in advance?
Those days are long gone.
The crowd of 4,611 was Bona’s smallest home crowd of the season. Attendance was kept down by the bad winter weather and the fact that students are still on winter break.
- The Bonnies had an additional player on the bench. Mario Bogan, who is transferring to Bona from Florida, joined the team on the bench. He is scheduled to begin classes on Monday and will be eligible to play after the first semester next year.
- The win snaps a two-game Bona home losing streak to UMass. Overall, the Minutemen still hold a dominating 31-17 lead in the series, but the bonnies have won six of the last nine meetings.
- The Bonnies had another impressive night on the boards, outrebounding UMass, 37-32. Moe Young and Ahmad Smith each had seven rebounds, while Patrick Lottin had six.
Bona had 16 offensive rebounds and turned them into 10 second-chance points.
“We don’t want to take that second-chance opportunity for granted,” said Bona coach Anthony Solomon. “We want to be able to it back in for two-point buckets, but if you’re in traffic on that second chance, we try to teach them to pass it back out to the perimeter for an open three. That’s something that we’ve discussed a lot, the need to keep getting those second-chance opportunities, because believe me, people are going to get those against us. We’ve improved in that area.”
- The Bonnies are 2-2 when Green is not their leading scorer.
T. BONAVENTURE - Anthony Solomon never really shared his anxiety with his team ... though Marques Green knew.
After all, Solomon’s St. Bonaventure basketball squad was riding a five-game losing skid ... all on the road.
Now it was home and facing a University of Massachusetts team in the midst of its own struggle ... three consecutive defeats.
Both squads were 0-2 in the Atlantic 10.
And in a season when victories figure to be infrequent, particularly in the A-10, Solomon knew that Wednesday night’s meeting with UMass in the Reilly Center, where the Bonnies are 4-1, fell into the must-win category.
“I DON’T know if they felt a sense of urgency,” he said of his players, “but their coach surely did.”
And while it wasn’t pretty — Green, dogged by the Minutemen’s box-and-one, went more than half the game without scoring — the Bonnies prevailed, 77-71.
It was a much-needed victory.
Though only 5-9 overall and without a road win, Bona survived.
In that five-game losing streak away from the RC, the Bonnies had dropped the last three by seven (Boston College), four (Dayton) and six (Fordham) points.
But eventually, if you keep losing the close ones, the defeats no longer become narrow.
AS IT IS, three losses are already likely churning in Solomon’s stomach.
The defeat by now-struggling Canisius, Bona’s lone RC stumble, was the season’s worst blemish.
But the overtime shootout loss at Niagara and Saturday’s pratfall at Fordham, the A-10’s worst team, were opportunities lost.
That’s why last night’s game was so important, especially against a UMass team that was without a starting guard (charley horse) and lost its junior center to a second-half ankle injury.
As Minuteman coach Steve Lappas lamented, “for a good part of the game I was using four freshmen and Anthony Anderson (senior guard).”
In short, circumstances demanded a St. Bonaventure victory.
“After a five-game road swing and two tough conference games, we could have felt sorry for ourselves,” Solomon admitted. “But we continued to fight.”
Often, that’s a cliche, but halfway through his initial season, other than the take-a-win-for-granted effort against Canisius and a mail-it-in performance without Green at Kent State, Solomon’s Bonnies have played hard every outing.
In many ways, they showed less in their five victories than they did in close losses to Syracuse, Boston College and Dayton, three games they had no business being in.
And one reason is that Solomon has convinced this transitional roster that it can play with anybody.
Which is why, when asked if the Bonnies felt a sense of urgency against UMass, Green allowed, “Man, we just needed to win ... it didn’t matter who it was against.
“I came in before the game and told my teammates, ‘Hey, it’s time (to win one).’”
Freshman guard Kern Carter, who had a career-high nine points and tied his best in assists with four, agreed.
“We looked at the beginning of the Atlantic 10 (schedule) as the start of a new season,” he said. “But here we were 0-2. We needed to get a win in the conference.”
And they won’t come easily.
Next up on Saturday at the RC is former Bona coach Jim Baron whose University of Rhode Island team already has 12 victories this season ... despite losing its last two.
“We don’t have any bodies,” said Solomon, who suited up only eight players (Cortez Sutton remains hurt) and used seven (Andy Smith dressed but is still recovering from a December illness). “And practice can get a little stale.
“But, as I tell the players, ‘Our numbers may be down, but we still can play with big hearts.’ And, tonight, there were a lot of big hearts.”
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Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS Massachusetts vs St. Bonaventure 1-14-04 7:00 at St. Bonaventure, NY (Reilly Center) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- VISITORS: Massachusetts 5-9 (0-3 A10) 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 7-12 0-0 5-7 3 2 5 4 19 0 1 0 1 26 11 MAXWELL, Maurice.... f 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 5 1 0 0 28 02 LEE, Gabe........... c 4-8 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 3 8 2 1 1 0 24 12 ANDERSON, Anthony... g 9-14 6-9 2-2 0 8 8 4 26 0 1 0 3 40 34 BOWERS, Art......... g 3-9 2-4 0-0 1 1 2 2 8 4 1 0 1 31 00 MARTIN, Brennan..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 05 LASME, Stephane..... 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 3 4 0 1 1 0 13 13 CHADWICK, Chris..... 1-6 0-4 4-4 2 1 3 0 6 4 2 0 0 28 TEAM................ 3 3 Totals.............. 26-57 8-20 11-13 11 21 32 17 71 15 8 3 5 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-30 46.7% 2nd Half: 12-27 44.4% Game: 45.6% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 4-11 36.4% Game: 40.0% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 3-3 100 % 2nd Half: 8-10 80.0% Game: 84.6% 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: St. Bonaventure 5-9 (1-2 A10) TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 11 DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius f 1-2 0-0 3-4 2 2 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 21 23 YOUNG, Maurice...... f 2-11 0-5 5-6 3 4 7 1 9 4 3 0 1 36 41 CAMARA, Yankuba..... c 0-1 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 9 01 SMITH, Ahmad........ g 7-17 0-1 3-4 4 3 7 1 17 3 2 0 1 40 04 GREEN, Marques...... g 5-11 3-5 2-4 0 2 2 3 15 6 0 0 0 40 02 CARTER, Kern........ 4-5 0-0 1-3 0 4 4 1 9 3 1 0 0 29 24 LOTTIN, Patrick..... 8-12 4-6 2-2 2 4 6 3 22 0 3 0 0 25 TEAM................ 3 1 4 Totals.............. 27-59 7-17 16-23 16 21 37 11 77 16 9 0 2 200 TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-31 45.2% 2nd Half: 13-28 46.4% Game: 45.8% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-8 37.5% 2nd Half: 4-9 44.4% Game: 41.2% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 12-14 85.7% Game: 69.6% 2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: Joe DeMayo, Olandis Poole, Mike Stephens Technical fouls: Massachusetts-None. St. Bonaventure-None. Attendance: 4611 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total Massachusetts................. 35 36 - 71 St. Bonaventure............... 35 42 - 77 Pts. In Paint: SBU 24, UMASS 20 Fastbreak Pts: SBU 6, UMASS 6 Pts. Off Turnovers: SBU 0, UMASS 9 2nd Chance Pts: SBU 10, UMASS 8
1st PERIOD Play-by-Play HOME TEAM: St. Bonaventure TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Massachusetts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ MISSED JUMPER by GREEN, Marques 19:35 19:35 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 19:22 MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad 19:22 MISSED LAYUP by CAMARA, Yankuba 18:59 18:59 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 18:53 TURNOVR by ANDERSON, Anthony TURNOVR by SMITH, Ahmad 18:36 18:35 STEAL by BOWERS, Art 18:33 0-2 V 2 GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony 18:33 ASSIST by BOWERS, Art GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 18:14 2-2 T 1 ASSIST by YOUNG, Maurice 18:14 18:00 2-5 V 3 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 18:00 ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice MISSED LAYUP by GREEN, Marques 17:43 REBOUND (OFF) by CAMARA, Yankuba 17:43 MISSED JUMPER by YOUNG, Maurice 17:38 REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad 17:38 MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 17:34 17:34 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 17:15 MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad 17:15 GOOD! JUMPER by GREEN, Marques 16:49 4-5 V 1 16:34 MISSED JUMPER by LEE, Gabe REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Maurice 16:34 MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 16:25 REBOUND (OFF) by CAMARA, Yankuba 16:25 MISSED JUMPER by CARTER, Kern 16:16 REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad 16:16 MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 16:12 REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad 16:12 MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 16:08 16:08 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 16:00 MISSED JUMPER by LEE, Gabe REBOUND (DEF) by CAMARA, Yankuba 16:00 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Marques 15:44 7-5 H 2 15:30 MISSED 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern 15:30 15:26 FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Marques 15:10 10-5 H 5 ASSIST by YOUNG, Maurice 15:10 14:55 TIMEOUT 30sec 14:38 10-8 H 2 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 14:38 ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Maurice 14:18 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 14:18 MISSED JUMPER by LOTTIN, Patrick 14:11 14:11 REBOUND (DEF) by LEE, Gabe 13:56 TURNOVR by LASME, Stephane STEAL by SMITH, Ahmad 13:54 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 13:52 12-8 H 4 13:31 12-10 H 2 GOOD! LAYUP by LASME, Stephane 13:31 ASSIST by LEE, Gabe MISSED 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 13:05 13:05 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 12:47 12-13 V 1 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 12:47 ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris TURNOVR by LOTTIN, Patrick 12:22 TIMEOUT 30sec 12:16 11:58 MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Anthony 11:58 REBOUND (OFF) by LASME, Stephane 11:45 12-16 V 4 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Maurice 11:29 11:29 REBOUND (DEF) by LEE, Gabe 11:15 MISSED JUMPER by BOWERS, Art 11:15 REBOUND (OFF) by LEE, Gabe FOUL by GREEN, Marques 11:09 11:06 TURNOVR by LEE, Gabe MISSED JUMPER by YOUNG, Maurice 10:43 10:43 BLOCK by LASME, Stephane REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 10:43 MISSED 3 PTR by SMITH, Ahmad 10:34 REBOUND (OFF) by SMITH, Ahmad 10:34 10:17 FOUL by LASME, Stephane GOOD! FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern 10:17 13-16 V 3 MISSED FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern 10:17 10:17 REBOUND (DEF) by LASME, Stephane 09:56 MISSED 3 PTR by CHADWICK, Chris 09:56 REBOUND (OFF) by LASME, Stephane 09:49 13-18 V 5 GOOD! LAYUP by LASME, Stephane MISSED LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 09:26 09:26 BLOCK by MARTIN, Brennan 09:20 REBOUND (DEF) by MARTIN, Brennan 09:12 13-20 V 7 GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun 09:12 ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern 08:48 15-20 V 5 08:10 MISSED JUMPER by LASME, Stephane REBOUND (DEF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 08:10 GOOD! LAYUP by LOTTIN, Patrick 08:05 17-20 V 3 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 08:05 07:35 MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun 07:35 REBOUND (OFF) by CHADWICK, Chris FOUL by GREEN, Marques 07:30 TIMEOUT 30sec 07:30 07:23 17-22 V 5 GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun TURNOVR by YOUNG, Maurice 06:41 06:38 STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony 06:36 17-24 V 7 GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 06:07 19-24 V 5 ASSIST by CARTER, Kern 06:07 05:40 TURNOVR by CHADWICK, Chris MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Maurice 05:29 REBOUND (OFF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 05:29 05:20 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony MISSED FT SHOT by GREEN, Marques 05:20 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 05:20 MISSED FT SHOT by GREEN, Marques 05:20 05:20 REBOUND (DEF) by LEE, Gabe 05:05 19-26 V 7 GOOD! JUMPER by LEE, Gabe GOOD! JUMPER by CARTER, Kern 04:42 21-26 V 5 ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad 04:42 04:20 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 04:20 REBOUND (OFF) by BOWERS, Art 04:15 TURNOVR by BOWERS, Art 04:15 TIMEOUT 30sec GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 03:50 23-26 V 3 ASSIST by CARTER, Kern 03:50 03:29 23-28 V 5 GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun 03:29 ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice GOOD! LAYUP by LOTTIN, Patrick 03:17 25-28 V 3 ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad 03:17 02:58 MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Maurice 02:58 GOOD! JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 02:51 27-28 V 1 ASSIST by YOUNG, Maurice 02:51 02:46 TIMEOUT 30sec 02:26 MISSED LAYUP by LEE, Gabe REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Maurice 02:26 GOOD! JUMPER by CARTER, Kern 02:17 29-28 H 1 02:17 FOUL by BOWERS, Art MISSED FT SHOT by CARTER, Kern 02:17 REBOUND (OFF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 02:17 GOOD! 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 02:15 32-28 H 4 01:53 32-30 H 2 GOOD! LAYUP by LEE, Gabe 01:53 ASSIST by BOWERS, Art 01:36 FOUL by LEE, Gabe GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad 01:36 33-30 H 3 MISSED FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad 01:36 01:36 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 01:19 MISSED JUMPER by LASME, Stephane REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern 01:19 01:19 FOUL by LEE, Gabe TURNOVR by LOTTIN, Patrick 01:15 01:13 STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony 01:10 MISSED JUMPER by ANDERSON, Anthony 01:10 REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun 01:05 33-32 H 1 GOOD! JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun FOUL by LOTTIN, Patrick 01:05 01:05 33-33 T 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 00:42 TIMEOUT 30sec TURNOVR by YOUNG, Maurice 00:34 00:32 STEAL by ANDERSON, Anthony FOUL by LOTTIN, Patrick 00:32 00:32 33-34 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Anthony 00:32 33-35 V 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by ANDERSON, Anthony 00:03 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 00:03 34-35 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 00:03 35-35 T 3 00:00 MISSED 3 PTR by CHADWICK, Chris REBOUND (DEF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 00:00 St. Bonaventure 35, Massachusetts 35
2nd PERIOD Play-by-Play HOME TEAM: St. Bonaventure TIME SCORE MAR VISITORS: Massachusetts ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 19:52 FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 19:52 36-35 H 1 MISSED FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 19:52 19:52 REBOUND (DEF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun 19:32 MISSED LAYUP by LEE, Gabe REBOUND (DEF) by SMITH, Ahmad 19:32 MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 19:22 REBOUND (OFF) by YOUNG, Maurice 19:22 MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 19:14 REBOUND (OFF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 19:14 MISSED JUMPER by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 19:09 REBOUND (OFF) by YOUNG, Maurice 19:09 19:07 FOUL by LEE, Gabe GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 19:07 37-35 H 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by YOUNG, Maurice 19:07 38-35 H 3 FOUL by CAMARA, Yankuba 18:38 18:38 38-36 H 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 18:38 38-37 H 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 18:38 ASSIST by LEE, Gabe MISSED LAYUP by YOUNG, Maurice 18:21 18:21 BLOCK by LEE, Gabe 18:17 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 18:12 38-40 V 2 GOOD! 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art 18:12 ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice GOOD! JUMPER by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Saulius 17:52 40-40 T 4 ASSIST by SMITH, Ahmad 17:52 FOUL by CAMARA, Yankuba 17:31 17:31 40-41 V 1 GOOD! FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 17:31 40-42 V 2 GOOD! FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 17:31 ASSIST by BOWERS, Art MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Maurice 17:16 17:16 REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 17:00 MISSED JUMPER by BOWERS, Art REBOUND (DEF) by (TEAM) 17:00 MISSED JUMPER by YOUNG, Maurice 16:29 16:29 REBOUND (DEF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun 16:18 MISSED 3 PTR by CHADWICK, Chris 16:18 REBOUND (OFF) by MAXWELL, Maurice 16:03 MISSED JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun REBOUND (DEF) by GREEN, Marques 16:03 GOOD! LAYUP by YOUNG, Maurice 15:57 42-42 T 5 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 15:57 15:34 FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun 15:34 TURNOVR by FREEMAN, Rashaun TIMEOUT MEDIA 15:34 GOOD! 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 15:17 45-42 H 3 ASSIST by CARTER, Kern 15:17 14:58 TURNOVR by MAXWELL, Maurice STEAL by YOUNG, Maurice 14:57 GOOD! LAYUP by CARTER, Kern 14:55 47-42 H 5 ASSIST by YOUNG, Maurice 14:55 14:28 47-44 H 3 GOOD! JUMPER by FREEMAN, Rashaun GOOD! 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 14:22 50-44 H 6 14:05 MISSED LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun REBOUND (DEF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 14:05 GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 13:53 52-44 H 8 13:49 TIMEOUT 30sec 13:30 MISSED JUMPER by BOWERS, Art 13:30 REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun TURNOVR by SMITH, Ahmad 13:25 13:23 STEAL by FREEMAN, Rashaun TURNOVR by LOTTIN, Patrick 13:21 13:02 52-46 H 6 GOOD! JUMPER by LEE, Gabe MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 12:49 12:49 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 12:43 52-48 H 4 GOOD! LAYUP by ANDERSON, Anthony GOOD! LAYUP by LOTTIN, Patrick 12:23 54-48 H 6 12:00 MISSED 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art 12:00 REBOUND (OFF) by FREEMAN, Rashaun 11:56 54-50 H 4 GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun MISSED 3 PTR by YOUNG, Maurice 11:41 REBOUND (OFF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 11:41 GOOD! 3 PTR by GREEN, Marques 11:34 57-50 H 7 FOUL by GREEN, Marques 11:13 11:13 TIMEOUT MEDIA 10:51 57-52 H 5 GOOD! LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris GOOD! JUMPER by GREEN, Marques 10:23 59-52 H 7 09:57 59-54 H 5 GOOD! JUMPER by LEE, Gabe GOOD! LAYUP by SMITH, Ahmad 09:35 61-54 H 7 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 09:34 09:33 TIMEOUT MEDIA 09:22 MISSED JUMPER by MAXWELL, Maurice REBOUND (DEF) by YOUNG, Maurice 09:22 MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Marques 09:03 REBOUND (OFF) by YOUNG, Maurice 09:03 MISSED JUMPER by SMITH, Ahmad 08:59 REBOUND (OFF) by (TEAM) 08:59 MISSED JUMPER by LOTTIN, Patrick 08:55 08:55 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 08:45 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 08:45 REBOUND (OFF) by MARTIN, Brennan FOUL by LOTTIN, Patrick 08:35 08:32 61-57 H 4 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 08:32 ASSIST by MAXWELL, Maurice 08:08 FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun MISSED FT SHOT by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauli 08:08 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 08:08 GOOD! FT SHOT by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 08:08 62-57 H 5 FOUL by CARTER, Kern 07:40 07:40 62-58 H 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris 07:40 62-59 H 3 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris 07:40 TIMEOUT MEDIA GOOD! 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 07:20 65-59 H 6 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 07:20 06:48 MISSED 3 PTR by CHADWICK, Chris REBOUND (DEF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 06:48 06:45 FOUL by LASME, Stephane GOOD! LAYUP by YOUNG, Maurice 06:30 67-59 H 8 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 06:30 05:59 MISSED 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern 05:59 MISSED JUMPER by GREEN, Marques 05:48 05:48 REBOUND (DEF) by BOWERS, Art 05:40 MISSED LAYUP by CHADWICK, Chris REBOUND (DEF) by LOTTIN, Patrick 05:40 TIMEOUT 30sec 05:21 TURNOVR by YOUNG, Maurice 05:09 04:53 67-61 H 6 GOOD! LAYUP by FREEMAN, Rashaun 04:53 ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris TURNOVR by CARTER, Kern 04:33 04:15 MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice REBOUND (DEF) by CARTER, Kern 04:15 MISSED 3 PTR by LOTTIN, Patrick 03:56 03:56 REBOUND (DEF) by ANDERSON, Anthony 03:48 TURNOVR by CHADWICK, Chris TIMEOUT MEDIA 03:48 MISSED 3 PTR by GREEN, Marques 03:30 03:30 REBOUND (DEF) by CHADWICK, Chris 03:17 67-64 H 3 GOOD! 3 PTR by BOWERS, Art 03:17 ASSIST by CHADWICK, Chris GOOD! LAYUP by LOTTIN, Patrick 02:52 69-64 H 5 FOUL by YOUNG, Maurice 02:29 02:29 MISSED FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun 02:29 REBOUND (OFF) by (DEADBALL) 02:29 MISSED FT SHOT by FREEMAN, Rashaun REBOUND (DEF) by GREEN, Marques 02:29 02:13 FOUL by ANDERSON, Anthony 01:52 FOUL by MAXWELL, Maurice GOOD! FT SHOT by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 01:52 70-64 H 6 GOOD! FT SHOT by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 01:52 71-64 H 7 ASSIST by GREEN, Marques 01:52 01:38 71-67 H 4 GOOD! 3 PTR by ANDERSON, Anthony 01:38 ASSIST by BOWERS, Art 01:35 TIMEOUT TEAM 01:15 FOUL by LASME, Stephane GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Marques 01:15 72-67 H 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by GREEN, Marques 01:15 73-67 H 6 00:58 73-69 H 4 GOOD! JUMPER by BOWERS, Art MISSED JUMPER by GREEN, Marques 00:31 00:31 REBOUND (DEF) by MAXWELL, Maurice 00:23 MISSED JUMPER by BOWERS, Art REBOUND (DEF) by DUMBLIAUSKAS,Sauliu 00:23 00:17 FOUL by FREEMAN, Rashaun GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad 00:17 74-69 H 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by SMITH, Ahmad 00:17 75-69 H 6 TIMEOUT 30sec 00:17 00:09 MISSED 3 PTR by MAXWELL, Maurice 00:09 REBOUND (OFF) by CHADWICK, Chris FOUL by SMITH, Ahmad 00:08 00:08 75-70 H 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris 00:08 75-71 H 4 GOOD! FT SHOT by CHADWICK, Chris TIMEOUT 30sec 00:02 00:00 FOUL by BOWERS, Art GOOD! FT SHOT by LOTTIN, Patrick 00:00 76-71 H 5 GOOD! FT SHOT by LOTTIN, Patrick 00:00 77-71 H 6 St. Bonaventure 77, Massachusetts 71